During an interview with Vice, Hill said the project is commenting on people’s ideas of race and status.
“Well, there are people who see certain races as status symbols, and someone had to comment on that,” he said. “I wanted to find another way to come at that. I guess it’s the same kind of satirical, tongue-in-cheek approach that I like to take with things. I like to talk about something serious but do it in a lighter, kind of a goofy way. ”
Hill has a history of grabbing attention with his comments on race. In November 2011, he caused a stir on the Harlem streets when he donned whiteface and posed as“The White Ambassador.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our planet has lost a friend,” Angelou said Friday during a telephone interview with The Associated Press. She was living in Egypt with a South African activist when Mandela visited them. She remembered him as handsome and funny and unusually generous with compliments, able to get along with the varying groups of political opponents to South Africa’s apartheid regime. He was imprisoned in 1964, but their friendship resumed in the 1990s after his release.
Angelou learned of Mandela’s death Thursday just hours after she heard of another friend’s passing. “This is a very heavy time,” she said sadly.
LIFERS HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS ?
A South Carolina sheriff has refused to obey the orders of President Obama and will not lower the American flag and fly it at half mass in memory of South African President Nelson Mandela.
Sheriff Rick Clark of Pickens County, South Carolina is openly defying the orders of the President to fly all U.S. flags at half mass at all federal, state, and local buildings and outposts until December 9 after the international human rights icon passed away on December 5 at the age of 95. Clark has declared via his personal Facebook page that he will not fly the flag at half mass simply because Mandela “was not an American”.
Clark further stated yesterday that, “I have ordered that the flag here at my my office be back up after tomorrow’s mourning of Pearl Harbor Day!” Supporters cheered on Sheriff Clark and shared his voice of “patriotism”.
Available at the Karl Lagerfeld brand’s concept stores in Paris and Munich, the limited edition timepieces will sell for more than $25,800 and feature a cameo of Karl’ at 7 o’clock on the watch face as well as the designer’s signature.
The Milgauss watch was first introduced in 1956, when Karl first started designing at Balmain, and features a special antimagnetic design created for laboratory and power station workers. Karl also has his own line of watches in collaboration with Fossil.
We have the same therapist,” laughed architect Peter Marino yesterday evening whilst in conversation with long-term collaborator Marc Jacobs. During an intimate talk curated by The Architecture Foundation at the Tate Modern, hosted by Penny Martin, the duo discussed their mutual love of the arts, New York’s 80s club scene and showmanship. Jacobs, who worked with Marino during his sixteen-year the tenure at Louis Vuitton, also revealed details about his recent departure from the fashion house and his hopes for his successor Nicolas Ghesquière. Here, we reveal excerpts from their conversation.
“Actually, I’m a little scared. I mean it wouldn’t be me if I sat here and pretended to be super confident about everything. There’s a kind of healthy fear that I have – it’s how I operate. On a good day I believe it’s going to be amazing and on a bad day I think I need that other place to hide. But anyway, today I’m in a good place. I think it’s going to be great. I guess there’s a plus and minus to doing the Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton thing. I loved it and I’ve learnt a lot from living in Paris. I don’t know what the future will be and I’m just sort of like lets see, lets see how it goes.
“ON A GOOD DAY I BELIEVE IT’S GOING TO BE AMAZING AND ON A BAD DAY I THINK I NEED THAT OTHER PLACE TO HIDE”
I’ve always admired Nicolas. You know, I’m curious to see what he’ll do you. I mean we have such different aesthetics. I guess I’ve gone through kind of ups and downs about it, but the thing is before me there was no ready to wear. There were no shoes; there were no jewellery and no menswear – there was nothing. So, I had an opportunity that was so wonderful. I was the first clothing designer there. There were all these stories of houses bringing in new designers. But I think things need change, they just don’t stay the same. I’m just really glad that somebody who I really respect and admire and I think is a great talent is there. I’m just curious to see what he does.
In a very small way and I landed this big job [creative director of sportswear brand Perry Ellis] at 25 years old. I was always trying to please other people – I thought that was my job. I thought that was done by making the person who hired you happy, by listening to what they had to say and doing what they told you to do. I found that that didn’t really make me very happy, it just made me busy! I’ve always wanted to be a fashion designer and never wanted to be anything else really. I thought about what moved me and what has always inspired me and what I’ve always had a primitive connection to and it’s contemporary art, music and pop culture. So, this was a moment in New York following a big cycle of glamorous women in very provocative low-cut dresses and I was young-er, like half my age, I’ve 50 now! So I was about 25, and there was something going on in music and in art – there was a shift in the way models looked and the music that I was listening to was called grunge.
“I BOUGHT A PLAID FLANNEL SHIRT ON ST. MARKS FOR TWO DOLLARS AND WE TURNED IT INTO A TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR EVENING GOWN”
So, for my grunge inspired collection for Perry Ellis I sort of started with this idea of high and low. The girls wore plaid. I think, I bought a T-shirt or plaid flannel shirt on St. Marks Place in New York City for two dollars and we turned it into a two thousand dollar evening gown. So, I like the idea of elevating things that were everyday, in the now and were low-impact. Anyway I got fired after this collection! Hopefully it’s the best thing that ever happened to me, because LVMH came knocking and hired me to work for Louis Vuitton, where I’ve worked for the past 16-years.”
MA I NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS FOR ME FOR CHRISTMAS
- 1 12.3-ounce package extra firm light silken tofu
- 1 8-ounce package Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan eggnog (see note)
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 1/2 tablespoons brandy or rum
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg, packed
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 prepared graham cracker or oatmeal cookie crust
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Drain the tofu and put it and the Tofutti cream cheese into your food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the sugar and eggnog, and process again until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients (except crust) and process until completely smooth, about 3 more minutes. Pour into the pie crust and bake in the middle of the oven for about 55 minutes (do not allow to brown). Filling will be slightly jiggly, not completely set until chilled.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate until completely chilled (the longer, the better). Serve sprinkled with additional grated nutmeg.
You may use vanilla soymilk instead of eggnog. Just increase the brandy to 3 tablespoons and the nutmeg to 1 teaspoon and add an additional two teaspoons of sugar.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s) | Cooking time: 55 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 8
Makes 8 slices. Each slice contains:
-filling only, no crust: 234 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (28% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 36g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 191mg Sodium; trace Fiber
-with Fat-Free Oatmeal Cookie Crust: 323 Calories (kcal); 8g Total Fat; (21% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 56g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 301mg Sodium; 2g Fiber
-with Keebler Graham Crust: 345 Calories (kcal); 12g Total Fat; (33% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 308mg Sodium; trace Fiber
These estimates use Vitasoy Holly Nog. Cheesecake made with other soy nog or soymilk will differ.