For his T campaigns, Alexander Wang tends to forgo the models for musicians. First there was Santigold and Spank Rock, then Die Antwoord, and now, for Fall, the foul-mouthed rap-and-pop darling of the moment, Azealia Banks. It’s not the first time the two have linked up. Banks was Wang’s date for the 2012 Met Gala, as well as providing the music for his Spring 2012 AW campaign with Liya Kibede. Why the move in front of the camera? “She exudes a certain rawness that makes her a very unique talent,” Wang says. “I loved working with her on this video for T Fall 2012, and think the collaboration captures a collision of energies.” Daniel Jackson directed the spot, which features Banks rapping “Van Vogue” from her recent EP 1991, with styling by Alastair McKimm.
symbolizes removing darkness and shining the light of wisdom
Through your blessing, grace, and guidance, through the power of the light that streams from you:
May all my negative karma, destructive emotions, ... obscurations and blockages be purified and removed,
May I know myself forgiven for all the harm I may have thought and done.
May I accomplish this profound practice of phowa, and die a good and peaceful death,
And through the triumph of my death, may I be able to benefit all other beings, living or dead.
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KATE MOSS is the subject of a new artwork on Oxford Street. The brightly-coloured mural has been created to promote the debut London exhibition of French street artist Mr Brainwash - real name Thierry Guetta.
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