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London Stage: Director Grandage on Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51

Nicole Kidman is set to return to London's West End for Anna Ziegler's play Photograph 51. Yes, we already have our tickets for one of the most anticipated shows of the year. Michael Grandage is directing, and he speaks on working with Nicole in an interview featured on standard.co.uk.

 

“...I have no doubt she will prove her quality again. I’ve definitely got the best of Nicole Kidman in terms of where she is creatively — and personally, by the sounds of it, with Keith [Urban, her country singer second husband of nine years, with whom she has two daughters] and the children,” he says.

“What you want as a director is an actor who is completely open, because you want to access every part of their experience to see what they can bring to a character. Nicole is amazing: anything you suggest she says, ‘Let me try that’.”

Not suprising, Nicole's reception last time she performed in the West End was pretty extraordinary.

Astonishingly it is 17 years since Kidman’s explosively seductive performance in David Hare’s The Blue Room, memorably declared “theatrical Viagra” by The Telegraph’s quite undone critic Charles Spencer. Can she do it again? “Well, it’s not the part for that,” chuckles Grandage, who was “absolutely mesmerised” by that 1998 Sam Mendes-directed production at the Donmar, where Grandage then became artistic director from 2002 to 2012.

Read more at standard.co.uk

Nicole Kidman is set to return to London's West End in Photograph 51.
Nicole Kidman is set to return to London's West End in Photograph 51.

Here's a look at the theatrical trailer:

 


FASHION UPDATE: Chloe Sevigny at IDEA Books, Dover Street Market in London

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Chloe Sevigny signed copies of her latest book at IDEA Books over this past weekend.

Chloe Sevigny made a stop into IDEA Books at Dover Street Market this past weekend. We didn't have a chance to write about it beforehand because we only found out at the last minute. Luckily we follow @ideabooksltd on Instagram (they have one of the best Instagalleries) and caught the news that morning. What better than a spontaneous Chloe moment?

Chloe is a true style icon, not to mention a recognizably talented actress. Rick and I relished the chance to meet her as she signed copies of her new picture book. It includes photos taken by Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, as well as other photographers and friends. From Foyles.com,

A celebration of the eclectic and daring personal style of the actress and contemporary fashion icon Chloe Sevigny-famous for looking cool without looking like she's trying. Chloe Sevigny has been a muse in the downtown creative scene for over three decades, beginning in the early '90s when she modelled for Sassy, appeared in a Sonic Youth music video, and then starred in the controversial independent movie Kids (1995). Her quirky and avant-garde fashion sense was quickly noticed by indie magazines and the world's top photographers. Since then, she has starred in dozens of films and television series, in addition to starting a fashion label with the trendy global boutique Opening Ceremony. This volume is a deeply personal illustrated chronicle of the evolution of Sevigny's unique style throughout her career: from a teenage skater girl to award-winning film actress and fashion designer. The book includes early personal photos of Chloe taken by her high school friends; film stills; modelling appearances for brands such as Miu Miu and Chloe; magazine editorials for Purple, i-D, and The Face by top photographers such as Mark Borthwick, Terry Richardson, and Juergen Teller; and homages by artists such as Elizabeth Peyton and Karen Kilimnik. Additionally, Sevigny shares some of her treasured personal memorabilia, such as casting fliers, Polaroids, zines, and pages from her day planners. This volume will appeal to the legions of global Chloe fans and fashion industry followers, as well as a mainstream audience who will find this book an inspirational style bible.


Afterwards, both Chloe and IDEA Books took to Instagram for a few posts.

 

The kids are alright! Thanks to you all for showing up! All my love. Many thanks @ideabooksltd @doverstreetmarketlondon

A photo posted by Chloe Sevigny (@chloessevigny) on Aug 23, 2015 at 3:18pm PDT

 

FASHION UPDATE: Chloe Sevigny at IDEA Books, Dover Street Market
We were thrilled to get our copies of the book signed by the style icon.
Chloe's book features photos by Terry Richardson, Juergen Teller, and others.

 


FASHION UPDATE: Apple Watch Takes over Selfridges Windows on Oxford Street

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Yellow poppies bloom at Selfridges as part of the new Apple Watch installation.

The windows of Selfridges are abloom, thanks to the Oxford Street retailer's collaboration with the Apple Watch. For the first time ever, Selfridges has given all of its windows over to one product. And what a visual statement this partnership makes.

Over 5,000 resin-cast flowers have been installed in Selfridges' windows.
Over 5,000 resin-cast flowers have been installed in Selfridges' windows.

Giving some insight into the installation, Jessica Klingelfuss at Wallpaper writes

Adopting the smartwatch's UI design, the installation is made from flowers ranging from 200mm to 1.8m in height, all featuring a unique configuration of the Apple Watch – including Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.

The latest instalment follows on in a similar vein from Apple's previous displays, 'Butterflies' and 'Chromosphere', at the historic British department store. Conceived to mark the opening of Apple's store-within-a-store concept at Selfridges in April, the series draws inspiration from the Apple Watch experience by transforming its faces into creative installations.

Here, a range of blooming flowers (including yellow poppies, especially fitting for Selfridges) were photographed in stop-motion, with some flowers requiring more than 24,000 shots over 285 hours. For the windows, all eight variations of flowers have been scaled and hand-painted by artists, the sculpting process as equally painstaking and meticulous as the original photography.

The Apple Watch installation makes for a vibrant, groundbreaking statement.

 

Just how many flowers have been placed in Selfridges' windows?

The ambitious installation comprises a remarkable 24 large, 50 medium and 5,525 small flowers, plus 240 slightly larger 'small-plus' flowers, each created via different methods. For example, the large and medium flowers were crafted from cast resin, while the smaller components were 3D printed.

Read more at Wallpaper.com.

 
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