Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Sartorialist Webseries for AOL On, IV

Sound played a key character in the making of these small films.  The sound of the bull’s hooves, the clank of sword against sword in the fencing episode, the sizzle of gnocchi frying in a pan at Barbuto and the explosion of the ball as it hit the cement wall in this episode featuring handball.

 

Add this to the fact that the guys playing are handball champions, brothers and look like Greek Gods.  I’m pretty happy with how the action turned out on film.

 

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

On the Street…..10th Ave., New York

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Sartorialist for AOL On…..Bullfighter REPOST

 

So the bullfighting episode caused quite the controversy. That’s good.

 

If you took the time to watch the episode, I address the conflict that most modern people feel about this sport.

 

I wish the bull didn’t have to be killed.  I had a blast with my experience without either side getting hurt. Maybe there’s a way of updating the sport without having to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

 

I’m quite proud that I can use this blog as an open forum for both sides of the issue.  I just wish more people would take the time to write a thoughtful and respectful opinion instead of just spewing blind rage.

 

I’d love to hear ideas of how the sport could be updated.  Couldn’t bullfighting learn something from fencing? Fencing was, at one time, a life-and-death sport/event that has been modernized. The death element was removed but, the excitement remained.   Maybe the bull’s body could be zoned and by landing blows with a sword-like instrument the bullfighter wins points.  The competition then would be about which bullfighter has more points after a round.  The sport is then bullfighter against bullfighter, not bullfighter against bull. It’s just an idea, but I think it’s a more constructive conversation than most of the rage filled comments that accompanied the first post.

 

I’d love to hear some other ideas about how bullfighting could be updated.  I really think this blog is at it’s best when its trying to build new ideas instead of just tearing things down.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2014

 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

On The Street….. 11th Ave., New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

On the Street…..15th St., New York

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014

 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Sartorialist Webseries for AOL On, III

 

The burlesque episode of my AOL show is pretty awesome.  Not only is it beautifully filmed, but what we learn about our dancer Grace is insightful and empowering.

 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

On the Street…..Pier 57, New York

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

On The Street….10th Avenue From The Taxi