Having moved to the United States at age 14, Taiwan-born Joyce Ho has had years to draw inspiration from the difficulties of adapting to a new life. She received her M.A. in studio Arts from the University of Iowa and then moved back to Taiwan to work on a few projects. She is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and theater and she describes her work as peaceful violence.
BCBGMAXAZRIA, a common name on runways, red carpets, and my credit card statements, is the product of none other than Max Azria. Originally from Tunisia and the youngest of six children, he and his family relocated to France where he completed the majority of his studies. Paris was where Azria acquired his taste and inspiration to begin working on designing women’s fashion there. Eleven years later he moved to Los Angeles to open up his own chain of boutiques called Jess. It wasn’t until 1989 that he launched what we all know today as BCBG.
In case you were not in Atlanta this weekend, Music Midtown has finally returned home after a six year hiatus. The line-up was not as impressive as it has been in previous years, but nevertheless, the crowd employed a consensus that Music Midtown should be stationed in Atlanta for many years to come. Rock fans far and wide pitched tents, and brought coolers and blankets as they camped out all over Piedmont Park in an effort to get the best view of two stages soon to be occupied by The Constellations, Young the Giant, The Joy Formidable, Manchester Orchestra, The Black Keys, The Postelles, Walk the Moon, Band of Skulls, Cage the Elephant, and Coldplay. There was a wonderful turnout for the opening acts, beginning with The Postelles, who kicked off the show at one o’clock.