Northern Women in @CHANEL – Farago exhibition at Designmuseum Denmark

In 2010 and 2011 the photographers Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago collaborated with CHANEL in creating 45 fashion stories featuring 45 of the most sought-after top models from the Nordic and Baltic countries. The project has resulted in a fabulous coffee table book and a photography exhibition entitled NORTHERN WOMEN IN CHANEL and can be seen at Designmuseum Denmark from 1st feb until 8th April 2012.

Northern Women in CHANEL

Northern Women in CHANEL by Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago

Freja Beha Erichsen, Helena Christensen, Carmen Kass are just some of the women portrayed in the project. The models have been carefully chosen to represent an aestethic flair for fashion but also a desire to convey a sense of humanity. Profits from sales of the book are donated to the organisation Save The Children.

The images allow us to take an exclusive and intimate insight into the significant past and present Haute Couture and Prêt-à-Porter collections created by Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL as well as the brand’s fine jewelry and beauty creations. The series of images are accompanied by a preface by Karl Lagerfeld in celebration of these Northern heroines.

For the exhibition at Designmuseum Denmark, Northern women in CHANEL has been enriched with a suite of black and white portraits of the participating models, delicate intimate moments captured by the photographers. These photographs will be published in a new  exclusive edition entitled ‘Bare Moments’ and is limited to 100 individually hand numbered copies worldwide, each signed by Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz Farago. ‘Bare Moments’ comes together with Northern Women in CHANEL as a 2 volume Exclusive Collector’s Edition, in a cloth slipcase.

Bare Moments by Peter Farago and Ingela Klemetz Farago

Go see it at Designmuseum Denmark from 1st Feb until 8th April 2012.

Copenhagen – @meetincph The coolest place for cool people i Feb, you’ll wish you were there!

WONDERCOOL FESTIVAL – food, fashion art, architeture, jazz, Frost Rock Festival – if you are in Copenhagen in February and you feel bored, it is your own fault!!! The city is bursting with events, special gastronomic treats at the restaurants, a fabulous exhibition at Danish Design Center showing Danish fashion through a decade. I could go on and on, but why don’t you check at the programme yourself and find out what you don’t want to miss this February in Copenhagen!!

Wondercool Festival 2012

Wondercool - that's why you should be in CPH in Feb!

Fabulous Feb in Copenhagen – John Lennon @CrownePlazaCPH Copenhagen Cooking @meetincph and @shaneshane85 Shane Bradford in V1 Gallery!

The schools in Denmark are closing for the winter holiday today and many families are ready take off to winter wonderland  and hit the slopes. But for those who spend their holiday in CPH and for those who plan on visiting CPH – not to worry. The city has so many cool things to offer in the next 10 days.

I’m going to spend most of the time here in CPH and later I’m off to Jutland to see my very beloved and fabulous friend who’s throwing her 40 years birthdays for 40 of her best friends. Luckily I’m one of them! But before I go I have to there are at least 3 events I have to attend:

1. The visual artwork of John Lennon is shown exclusively at the fabulous and sustainable hotel Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. The exhibition is only open from 10th to 12th February – so this weekend, take your beloved under the arm and enjoy an afternoon in the company of one the greatest personalities of our time.

John Lennon visual artwork at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

John Lennon visual artwork at Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

2. The winter edition of Copenhagen Cooking invites you to taste the very best of the season. From 8th until 28th Feb, you can enjoy gourmet food, a liquorice extravaganza, the Chinese New Year, and masses of other unique gastronomic adventures.

Copenhagen Cooking winter edition is a part of Wondercool Copenhagen, Copenhagen’s new winter festival.

Copenhagen Cooking Winter Festival 2012

3. The British artist Shane Bradford is presented and displayed at V1 Gallery in the Meat packing district (Kødbyen). I have not seen his art before but after I saw a short commentary on TV and having done a litll research on the web – I can’t wait to go see the art of Shane Bradford!! The following is an extract I found on the web – but doesn’t that sound fab?

“Shane Bradford follows in a long tradition of 20th century painters enamoured with post-Pollock paint drips. But Bradford enacts his painterly fetish with one vital spelling difference: drip becomes dip.
He has been methodically and insistently dipping objects in sequences of technicolour emulsion. Lollypop stick, baby’s dummy, Paul Smith toothbrush, toy car and spoon. Each is subjected to a precision process which eventually renders the original object an ossified version of itself, seemingly appended by a thick drip of still, concentric paint.
The geometric, graphic compositions that the paint assumes upon the objects is literally only the surface of one’s desire towards them. As you may have noticed, the pre- and post- dip objects have connotations of oral usage. Add to this the shiny, gelatinous disposition of the juicy colours, and Bradford’s painted objects seem literally good enough to eat. ‘I like you so much…mmm…I want to eat you!’
Bradford’s luscious, sweet objects employ paint to remind us that desire is an index of mortality. Eat this, sate your desire, and be prepared to pay the price for your pleasure principle.”

Extract from ‘Eat My Desire’ by Shumon Basar, published in SexyMachinery (issue 09, 2003)

shane Bradford

Shane Bradford at V1 Gallery in CPH

Go have fun in Copenhagen – so much to see and enjoy, have a fabulous weekeend!