Fashion Over Reason: 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Miami Art Basel 2014 - Nighttime Shenanigans

Fashion Over Reason at Art Basel 2014, striped street srt mural, friends

It felt fitting to have an evening post about Art Basel with the eve of the new year poking at us. Moving along, nothing much to say about these photos other than that it was the perfect outfit to romp around the streets of Wynwood in to be comfortable and feel cool and fresh all at once.

I picked up this leather pony hair top from Ksubi in the spring and while I don't wear it that much (there aren't that many occasions that call for it), it can be oh-so-perfect at times. Especially when it's a tad cool yet still warm, aka the exact definition of winter Miami nights.

The girl on the right side of the shots is my bff Lisa, who resides in Miami and who is always such a gracious host, as well as an awesome partner in crime for all the things that go down during Basel. You might also remember her from my MIMO Market post? Anyway, she's amazing and it's in large part thanks to her that I always have such a great time in Miami.

Ksubi leather leopard pony hair top, Zara denim, Superga sneakers, ASOS quilted bomber leather jacket., tangled chains, at Art Basel 2014jpgKsubi leather leopard pony hair top, Zara denim, Superga sneakers, ASOS quilted bomber leather jacketSteve Jobs mural at MBAB 2014, Art Basel, Protect Yo Heart by UncuttArtFashion Over Reason at Art Basel 2014, striped street srt mural, friends
Outfit details:
Top - Ksubi
Jeans - Zara
Sneakers - Superga
Leather jacket - ASOS

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick hello to wish everyone a merry Christmas! Hope you're all having an amazing time with family, eating a ton of delicious food and receiving (as well as giving) loads of presents. Sending lots of love to all of you from my family to yours. xx

Merry Christmas from Fashion Over Reason, Joyeux Noël, Christmas cookie tree

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Miami Art Basel 2014 - Day 3, Part 2

To the Moon by Gazoo, sidewalk graffiti, from where i stand, leopard print pony hair booties, Miami Art Basel 2014, Wynwood

Another day, another post about Art Basel on this blog! Moving along... Andre 3000 presented a super rad exhibition in Wynwood called I Feel Ya, presented in collaboration with SCAD, which is an architect school. Together they set out to explore street art, fashion and film through installations combining all those mediums. The vibe was very socially satirical, making the works extremely interesting without feeling pretentious. It's incredible to get a chance to see inside the minds of some of these artists and the way their imagination and brains work. Their interpretation of everyday things was anything but dull.

In one of the rooms, an army of duplicated mannequins were lined up in rows wearing jumpsuits that each read an ironic statement about the world we live in. My favorites, seen below, were: "Obviously Oblivious", "Children of the Cornbread", "Art of Fart" and "Thinking Deeply About Shallow Shit". The space was really cool and the exhibit was fascinating. I love when art makes you think but doesn't seem elitist, which is one of the main reasons for why I enjoy Art Basel so much.

The second part of this post showcases pieces by a German artist duo named Herakut. They actually had an entire solo exhibit put on in a giant warehouse in the middle of Wynwood. Their pieces were incredibly powerful, their imagination absolutely insane, making their work some of the most interesting and peculiar art I've ever seen. Their influences range from extremely savage to bordering on existentialism, with graphics so haunting it would be impossible to not be somewhat shaken, or intrigued by them, at the very least.

You'll also notice another very powerful piece among the ones presented here with the face of a woman and the caption "Stop Telling Women to Smile". This poster was plastered on the streets everywhere and I initially loved it because the words really resonated with me. Ever since I can remember, there were always random men yelling at me in the street to tell me to smile. I had to take a picture of it. When I later googled it I found out it was a whole moevement against street harassment started by artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Learn more about it by clicking here. I love social movements like this that empower women and I always have so much admiration for people who actually feel passionate enough about a topic to take a stand.

The rest of the photos are of us hanging out and having fun in the south Florida sunshine. I miss it so much as I type this from the cold, snowy Northern land. If you can't get enough of all this art don't forget to check out my previous posts about Basel by clicking here!

Hanging out curbside in Miami, friends, Zara leopard print bootiesWynwood street art mural by Fait47, Miami, MBABm Art Basel 2014A rainbow of açai bowls in Miami, healthy breakfast, health foodStop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in Wynwood, Miami, MBAB, Art Basel 2014, street srtLisa Tam from MIMO Market in front of a street art mural in WynwoodI Feel Ya exhibit by Andre 300 at Art Basel 2014, MBAB, shenanigansSocial media on the curb, downtown Miami#ifeelya exhibit in Wynwood by Andre 3000Andre 3000 I feel ya exhibit at Miami Art Basel 2014, Thinking Deeply About Shallow Shit, Obviously Oblivious, Children of the Cornbrad, Art or Fart?I Feel Ya exhibiti manequins by Andre 3000 in Wynwood Miami at Art Basel 2014I Feel Ya exhibit by Andre 300 at Art Basel 2014, MBABFriends on the curb in downtown MiamiFashion Over Reason Miami Art Basel 2014, WynwoodArt piece by Gamma Acosta at Miami Beach Art BAsel, ink monster show spaceHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, smiling dogHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, TV PyramidHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana WynwoodHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, haunting paintingHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, savagesHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, Don't look I'm not done dreamingHerakut solo exhibition at Miami Art Basel 2014 at Mana Wynwood, Fear rules + destroyes the worldMiami sunset in Wynwood
Photos by me and Lisa Tam

Monday, December 22, 2014

Miami Art Basel 2014 - Day 3, Part 1

In front of the Brigitte Bardot street art Terry O'neill gallery, MBAB, Art Basel 2014, Wynwood

Our third day at Art Basel was so full and we took so many pictures that I had to split this post in two. The art is so interesting and beautiful that I wanted to make sure I showed as much as possible. One of the highlights of my trip was visiting the Terry O'Neill gallery, a photographer famous for having shot the most interesting people of the 60s. He blew up some of his most famous photos, like the ones of Brigitte, Raquel and Sinatra, among others, and exposed the giant frames in a small industrial space that provided the perfect backdrop to his pieces. Nothing short of amazing.

Another gallery that was particularly interesting, and that happened to be right across the street from the Terry O'Neill space, was named Lulu Laboratorium and boasted some really fun pop art. With that pop art influence comes societal irony by definition, with super interesting pieces denouncing the 1% through a dollar bill selfie, works that poked fun at Yeezy and smokers, for example. Each piece was more fun and interesting than the next.

Those two places were by far some of my favorites of the entire trip. Stay tuned as I roll out the second part of day this week!

In front of the Terry O'neill gallery, MBAB, Art Basel 2014, WynwoodRaquel Welch photgraph by Terry O'neill, MBAB 2014, Miami Beach Art BaselTerry O'neill on the Racquel Welch photographFrank Sinatra by Terry O'neill photography at Art Basel, MBAB 2014Terry O'neill photography at Art Basel, MBAB 2014Brigitte Bardot photgraph by Terry O'neill, MBAB 2014, Miami Beach Art BaselTerry O'neill on the Brigitte Bardot photographMick Jagger by Terry O'neill photography at Art Basel, MBAB 2014Terry O'neill photography at Art Basel, MBAB 2014, SinatraIn front of the Brigitte Bardot street art Terry O'neill gallery, MBAB, Art Basel 2014, WynwoodReady for MBAB, Miami Beach, Art Basel 2014, leather baseball cap, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Nasty GalGiant big foot sculpture at Lulu LAboratorium at Art Basel 2014, MBAB, artThe lonely one percent selfie at Lulu Laboratorium art gallery, Wynwood, Miami, MBAB, Art BaselWhite Diamonds by Julie Mimran, Elizabeth Taylor portrait, Miami Beach Art Basel 2014Yonce by Julie Mimran in Lulu Laboratorium in Wynwood, Art Basel Miami 2014, BeyonceYonce & Happy by Julie Mimran, Beyonce and Pharrell Williams portraits at Lulu Laboratorium art gallery in Wynwood, Miami, MBAB2014, Art Basel Moron by Kai at Lulu Laboratorium in Wynwood at Art Basel, Miami, 2014Mural by Claw Money, Art Basel 2014, Miami BeachPop art at MBAB 2014, Art Basel, Miami BeachYeezy Taught Me by Fary Junkyard Charles inside the Lulu Laboratorium gallery in Wynwood, Miami, MBAB 2014, Miami Beach Art BaselElephant illustration by Shiro, Miami Beach Art Basel 2014Eye See You by Greg Mike, Miami Beach Art Basel 2014Lost Values Louis Vuitton logo art pieceAbby Road by Walter  Lobyn Hamilton at Lulu Laboratorium in Art Basel 2014 Miami
Some photos by me, some photos by Lisa Tam