Saturday, May 03, 2008

Experimenting with New Ink

Experimenting with New Ink
Originally uploaded by M.Mortazavi
Will writing in black and white with a pen on paper become a fashion again?

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Home-grown Fashion

Designer clothes are not just to be found on the catwalk. They can be seen as people design their own clothes in a home-grown style.

While looking for a photo of yalda celebrations this year, I ran into this interesting photo from the scene of The Fourth International Painting Biennial of The Islamic World in Tehran, Iran.

Click on it and you'll see a larger image at Flickr.

I believe the biennial started in the last week of November, and it looks like it ended today,
December, 21, 2006.

Here are some other pictures I found.

It would be good to see more photographs of this
exhibition. (As another example, check out this work.) There does not seem to be a website for the biennial or one that actually displays all the paintings.

I believe my friend, and ex-Berkeley-ite, Bobak Etminani,
also has several paintings on display in the biennial.

Fashion in Box-Office Hit in Iran

Cease Fire

The Persian (Iranian) box office hit of last year was Tahmineh Milani's Cease Fire.

In the movie, we also see a full display of modern fashion in Iran for women as well as men.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Prada and the Devil

I started this weblog only yesterday after work. It was Friday and my wife and I decided to go see a movie since the children are away.

We ended up at The Devil Wears Prada.

As usual Meryl Streep has produced a tremendous performance, and I wish I could have said this is a must for those interested in questions of fashion but the movie's main focus is about a young woman growing up as a professional in New York and finding her way through her first real job as an administrative assistant for the executive editor of a fashion mangazine. The movie, which comes with a script worthy of a play (otherwise, I would have wondered about Streep), does provide a little boost for the world of fashion but the effort remains subtle and faints away in the main stroy.

While the Devil may wear Prada, so does the Pope!

Friday, July 28, 2006

On Fashion Signs

On Fashion Signs, I'll deal with issues having to do with fashion, clothing and similar items.