It’s hard to contain a brilliant mind to the simplicity of a corporation. To tell a free spirit that they must abide by certain, set rules is like telling a dog not to wag its tail—nearly impossible. This might be one of the main reasons why Olivier Theyskens isn’t the big name that his talent is deserving of. Since Theyskens was a child, he has made up his own mind about what he was going to do and he would not allow anyone to change it.
“It doesn’t matter where we come from. All that matters is where you are going” -Brian Tracy, Motivational Speaker, Brainy Quote.
Alexandra Shipp knew what she wanted and went for it at the age of 17, when she left everything behind in Arizona and moved to Los Angeles, the city of dreams, to pursue an acting career. Shipp attended Arizona School for the Arts as a teen, where she fell in love with the art of acting in addition to her preexisting passion for music.
It's hard to find out where a cultural phenomenon starts. Out of nowhere, something popular occurs and before we know it, almost everyone is on the bandwagon. But how does it all begin? Steve Stoute has worked in all aspects of the culture industry from music to advertising - he has discovered and defined a cultural brand.
What kind of experience makes him the cultural guru he's come to be? Here's a track record:
Stoute was an executive at record labels for nine years. He was president of the Urban Music division at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records. Before that, Stoute was president of Urban Music at Sony Music Entertainment.
Can a portrait of a person provoke a connection to the viewer without the viewer ever having met them? Is it possible to capture someone’s essence using brushstrokes and a blank canvas? UK artist Jane Frenchhas created a unique style that accomplishes this as she has portrayed the expressions of human connection through her breathtaking paintings.
Large portraits varying between uses of acrylic paintings and graphite brushstrokes can be seen at the DePaul Museum of Art. The artist responsible is Chicago’s very own Regin Igloria, who finds beauty in the urban landscapes of nature and an assortment of objects which encapsulate his childhood home. For Igloria, repurposing pieces together to form intricate sculptures brings him back to his days as a kid while also symbolizing the complex relationship between past and present.