New Exhibition Features Vintage Photos of Madonna: Preview It HereApr 18, 2013 @ 8:00 am
Before she was Madonna, she was just another kid on the Lower East Side of New York making music. When she lived that life in the 1980s during her 20s, she was known around the neighborhood for her brave, unique style, and photographers Richard Corman and George DuBose had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture her in her element. Now, their photos have made the journey back to New York for a limited-time only exhibition (through May 12 at the W Times Square at 1567 Broadway), presented in collaboration with W Hotels, Vitamin Water, and online fine art gallery Rock Paper Photo. "Madonna was and remains an original force," Corman told InStyle.com. "Her style was her own and there really had never been anyone like her. She really did walk to her own beat and these early images pay homage to a fierce and fearless spirit which pushed many many boundaries. Although New York at this time was a creative carnival, Madonna certainly was one of its main catalyst's and maintains her relevance today." Not in NYC? Head to rockpaperphoto.com to browse the portraits from "Madonna: A Transformational Exhibit."
Plus, see how Madonna transformed into a music icon.
Bold style: Madonna proved she is still a fashion risk-taker with her Adidas platform boots and pantaloon trousers while running errands in New York City on Monday
Madonna opted for an all-black ensemble for her outing, donning pantaloon-style knee-length trousers and a leather jacket over a satin top.
The Ray Of Light singer wore black stockings that, paired with the trousers, was reminiscent of the attire worn by young boys during Victorian times.
But her shoes were the piece de resistance: The black lace-up ankle boots sported white side paneling, as well as the brand's trademark white stripes on the heel.
With Madonna questioning the viewer "Are you willing to fight for
what you believe in?"
The guards look exactly like the costumes used for the Mdna tour.
Lola's Blog: Spring; Shave Your Legs (or don't #live)
Warm greetings readers, I hope spring has brought about happier attitudes and less depressing faces. Because of the start of spring I have developed the classic allergy symptoms that include but are not limited to; itchy eyes, runny nose, clogged ears and all the cute stuff. My most attractive season. No but in all honesty I get such a good feeling from slowly starting to see the leaves back on the trees and watching the skirts get shorter and shorter in school as spring progresses. For kids that are taking the SAT's soon we unfortunately WILL NOT see the outdoors the months of April and May and instead will fill our time with fun filled Standardized Testing review books. I frankly CANNOT get enough.
If I were to embrace the spring instead of being a library rat cooped up in study mode, I would embrace it in a comfortable way. I feel like finally this sense of body con dresses and tube skirts has left us (praise the lord). I mean okay they look nice but really no one is comfortable lets be frank among friends (oooh peep my alliteration). I think (I hope) you guys will be pleased to see that the spring 2013 collection of Material Girl incorporates more loose t-shirts and tank tops and flowy-er-y-ish-like skirts and dresses. Yay. Ugh gotta let da body BREATHE.
The spring campaign was shot in Los Angeles with Georgia Jagger who is as cool as her parents and whose face is as beauteous as something really really beautiful. I love California as a whole but I especially love the Los Angeles area and I love how they still have relics from the old Hollywood era. It just adds kind of a cool archaic vibe to a city that most people associate with being insanely materialistic. Which it is at times.. but then there's cool places like Venice, Santa Monica, and (I know it's not cool but) I personally love the Valley. People are too hard on LA.
My writing is slowly getting less and less descriptive and I feel as though my thoughts are going to end abruptly like my skirt, so have an amazing spring. Take some Claritin for those who are allergic, shave your legs (or dont #live), get some vitamin D, and enjoy the warm weather!
Love and Light y'all,
Mixed Media Hand-Painted by noted graffiti artist Alec Monopoly. Based on a photo by Richard Corman, shot in New York City in 1982. Created in 2012 at the opening party for "Madonna: A Transformational Exhibition," a global traveling photography exhibition presented by W Hotels Worldwide and curated by Rock Paper Photo. Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit Jeffrey Fashion Cares, a charity that works to heighten awareness of those living with HIV/AIDS and the members of the LBGTQ community.
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