Thursday, January 08, 2009

Eat Your Bean Sprouse

Oh, how I wish I was in SoHo, New York today.


Because today marks the official debut of Marc Jacobs' newest collection with late graffiti artist, Stephen Sprouse, a longtime collaborator of the designer's since 2001 (remember those fantastic Monogram Graffiti purses?).

The original Jacobs-Sprouse collabo got an update for 2009, with Jacobs using Sprouse's iconic rose motif on accessories and clothing, splashing said accessories and clothing with Day-Glo graffiti in orange, pink and green. No denim, tee, wallet, scarf, pumps, flats, leggings or bag (Speedy, Keepall and Neverfull) was left unturned in the making this time around.

Marc Jacobs' SoHo store also endured a facelift for the occasion, the front getting graffiti-ed and the inside getting a six-foot tall neon light installation in Sprouse's signature rose, a kind of retailer retrospective for the artist, if you will.

If you want to check out the real retrospective for Sprouse, then make your way down to Deitch Projects on Wooster Street for the "Rock On Mars" exhibit, which runs from January 8 to February 28.

Jacobs is also hosting three different -- but equally raucous, I'm sure -- parties to celebrate the new collection, so get out your best neon brights, kiddies.

I'm Lovin' it: This Max Azria Spring '09 ad campaign shot of US gymnast and Olympic gold medallist Nastia Liukin. The girl is really making the rounds, with her short cameo on Gossip Girl to this new campaign. Good form, Nastia, good form.

I'm Over it: Oooooooh boy. You know you're getting old when a pack of giggly, loud teenagers in the same proximity as you really start grating on your nerves. That was me about five minutes ago. Thankfully the, kids...are gone now.

Track of the Day: "Ragged Tint" by Benoit Pioulard. Indie-experimental type stuff from Oregon. I especially start enjoying the song around 1:40 minutes, as more instrumentals begin to kick in.

* Photos property of Terry Richardson, Marc Jacobs,, Max Azria and are used solely for commentary purposes


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