Monday, 20 October 2008

The Queen of Fashion - Gok!

On the very same day as my surprise visit to see the Annie Leibovitz Exhibition, not only did we see (or at least we were pretty sure it was) the Queen coming out of Buckingham Palace in a horse and carriage as we were walking to the exhibition but whilst sitting outside having lunch at a cute little (delicious) sandwich place in Soho, my companion for the day said, 'Ok fashionista, do you think this guy is trying a bit too hard? Overstyled?' to which I looked over my shoulder only to see...Gok Wan! The very Queen of fashion himself!

The funniest part of it was that my friend did actually think Gok's friend was overstyled (have to say I agree) and didn't notice Gok until he was literally walking right next to us. No piccie's this time though - I was unprepared!
Kisses, ZsuZsi xx

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005

As a wonderful surprise, I ended up at the National Portrait Gallery in London on Friday to see the new exhibition entitled 'Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life, 1990-2005', which documents the New York-based (I like her already) portrait photographer's life through a selected number of photographs from both her professional and personal collection.

I have to say with a love of photography (though no skills as of yet), I really enjoyed it. If you don't know of her you will have probably stumbled across her work at some point - she is best known for her work for Vanity Fair, Vogue and Rolling Stone Magazine and her work with public figures such as George Bush as well as celebrities such as a theatrical Nicole Kidman and a landscape, simplistic black and white Al Pacino portrait, as well as what is probably her most well known work - a naked portrait of the heavily pregnant Demi Moore. I also found out she took the last professional photograph of John Lennon for the cover of Rolling Stone just five hours before he was shot and killed.

My personal favourites included Johnny Cash and his family on his porch - just for naturalness and colour and an awesome panoramic view from the skies over Jordan.

I read somewhere that her work has been described as too staged, contrived even. My personal opinion is that, yes that is her style however, I think the beauty of the exhibition was in the contrast of these staged, theatrical photographs, with the intimate photographs of her personal life depicting everything from the birth of her children to the death of both her father and her close friend Susan Sontag.

Whatever your opinion, I highly recommend you check it out - it's on until the 1st February 2009.
Kisses, ZsuZsi xx

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