Bill Cunningham, that dear, charming, mysterious iconoclast, went and secretly wrote a memoir. It was found posthumously by his family and will be released September 2018.
Above, a clip from his "On The Street" series for NYT, 4/20/15.
SO good to hear that voice!
Anytime I hear the word marvelous, it's with his warm, jovial, crackly annunciation.
"Oh, isn't that just MAH-va-lous?! I thought you'd like to know."
Seeing his documentary in 2013 was a personal game-changer.
It changed what it means to be interested in fashion.
He captured it all:
International fashion weeks, the galas, fundraisers, and most importantly, the everyday looks on the street, recognizing the high and the low, yet treating it all with the same level of care and attention. All while riding his bike in his standard uniform look.
He's considered the godfather of Street Style,
named a NY Living Legend.
and was awarded by the French Ministry of Culture.
Yet, most would be surprised by his enormous humility and austere lifestyle.
An individual of incredible integrity, that one.
If you haven't seen Bill Cunningham New York yet, it is highly recommended.
Mark your calendar for a September release date of "Fashion Climbing."
In Bookstores Now
Speaking of "Mah-va-lous" Beings...
Yes, that is a Barbie in her likeness.
NYFW: Fall 2018
When this image came out in Vogue's September 2017 issue,
it was a fast favorite.
It must have hit a nerve, because quilt piecing
was splashing all over Fall 2018.
The marriage of the high impact graphic
feels fresh, while the
old-fashioned medium is a great pairing for sustainability.
Garment-making by it's nature, leaves the maker with perfectly good fabric, just in a strange assorted sizes.
Quilting is a beautiful way to absorb them back into the supply chain.
Read more about the trend here.
Ermergurd. My eyes. They've been blinded with science.
Now through May 13,
the master of 3D printing, Iris van Herpen,
will be exhibited at Phoenix Art Museum, before moving on to Toronto.
Read more about it here
Thank you for being here. Talk to you soon.
What a rascal,
Today the Times announced the late, great fashion photographer had written his memoirs.
Mark you calendar for September!
Read the NYT article here.
This month we celebrate Native American culture.
Styleposium aims to feature stories highlighting
the beauty and craftsmanship
of this diverse group of people.
The above image is a hand-beaded and embroidered felt hat
made by one of the members of the B.Yellowtail Collective.
Read more about the maker, Alaynee here and
shop more handmade heirloom treasures here.
Below, a short video about B.YellowTail.
See you next week for more inspiring stories and resources
for a handmade wardrobe that is beautiful and useful.
You know where we'll be!
Big love to Tim Gunn always,
but now more than ever
since he used his personal brand
to advocate for more inclusive and realistic
design and sizing this past week on PBS News Hour.
Well said & Thank You, Mr. Gunn.
Styleposium totally gets behind that and in that spirit, we offer you this week's compilation of resources:
Curvy Sewing Collective
Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece
we're not sure who originated the saying,
but as Beatrix Ost and StyleLikeU like to say:
"In my body is a good place to be."
See you next week.
A selection of articles covering his memorial service last Monday at Carnegie Hall. Also, interviews and articles from his assistant, John Kurdewan and the filmmakers of Bill Cunningham New York.
The New York Times Pays Tribute to Bill Cunningham at Carnegie Hall - WWD
Postscript: Bill Cunningham - The New York Times
They Dressed for Bill - The New York Times
Of Course There Was Street Style at Bill Cunningham's Memorial Service - Observer
Bill Cunningham's Memorial Service at Carnegie Hall - Vogue
John Kurdewan, Bill's assistant speaks about his best friend - Instagram, @workforbillc
What It Was Like Working for Legendary New York Times
Fashion Photographer Bill Cunningham - Business Insider
Left to Right: Richard Press and Philip Gefter.
“But that was the thing about Bill.
This here is a celebration at the intersection of