Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WW164: ASPHYXIA, KATHARINE MORLING and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY!!

Welcome again to Wonderful Wednesday!!!!!
Here are the 5 things I LOVE this week…….

1.) Ok….so tonight is FAT (Fashion Art Toronto) which is kinda like The Artist Project for fashion designers….I have gone to this event for the last 3 years. Each year I am really impressed with the runway that I get to see!!! The main reason I go is because of this…..


Asphyxia (www.asphyxiadesigns.com) is Alexandra De Francesco, a fashion designer and textile artist. A graduate of OCAD, De Francesco creates spectacular wearable art couture, which also incorporates her flair for floral design. Asphyxia’s work has been called “bad-ass femininity,” “dark and daring,” “pin-up dominatrix chic,” “punk goth power” and “bordello in hell.” Her most recent collection, BLUSH & ALABASTER, was presented at |FAT| 2013.

Alex has a real sense of theatricality and I love it!!!


This year her collection is called "Beautiful and Damned" and I can hardly wait to see it tonight!
(which is also the name of my auto-biography ;-)

BEAUTIFUL & DAMNED spotlights scarlet sirens, dazzling dames and hedonistic headdresses, highlighting 1920s influences in a tribute to the frantic pace of progress and its price, and featuring new heights of glamour and grit combined. Intricate salvaged beadwork dances, exotic live flowers and plumage abound and silks slink in deep emerald and ruby jewel tones set alight by metallic gold and silver and anchored by deepest midnight black. It’s a celebration of the era in which fashion and women’s roles roared into modern times with dramatic implications, taking its inspiration from exotic travel, vice and excess, new technology and industrialization.
Oh…here is last year's collection:

Check out her work on her site!!

2.) I am not usually drawn to ceramics…but this work by Katharine Morling is INCREDIBLE:
     (click on them to make them bigger)




See more on her site!!!

3.) This last Easter…..sister Patty made this delicious desert….that I think could be renovated for ANY occasion……


Mini Egg Cone-olis

1 cup light ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temp
1/4 cup confectioners sugar, with some for dusting.
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 -2/3 cup crushed mini eggs
5 sugar cones

INSTRUCTIONS:
1) Place the ricotta in a sieve over a bowl and let drain in the fridge for at least a half an hour.
2) In a large bowl or mixer bowl, beat together cream cheese, ricotta, sugar and vanilla.
3) Fold in 1/2 cup of crushed mini eggs
4) Cover the mixture and place it in the fridge to thicken, min of an hour.
5) Place the mixture in a piping bag with a large circle tip and pipe into the sugar cones.
6) Decorate with more mini eggs and dust with confectioners sugar

Only fill the cones about 3-4 hours before you are going to eat them as they will softened

Thanks to Pinterest….more specifically sweet twist of blogging
(and my sister for making them!!! :-)

4.) Ok….so this is for my musical lovers out there….I know there is at least ONE! I LOVE a good musical comedy….and I look forward to seeing "Bullets over Broadway"! I am NOT a Woody Allen fan…..but this is my favourite movie of his…….and it does make perfect sense as a musical…



In 1928, David Shayne is an idealistic young playwright newly arrived on Broadway. In order to gain financing for his play, God of Our Fathers, he agrees to hire Olive Neal, the actress/girlfriend of a gangster. She is demanding and talentless, but her gangster escort Cheech turns out to be a genius, who constantly comes up with excellent ideas for revising the play. 
As the players prepare for opening night, Shayne is soon in over his head claiming Cheech's rewrites as his own, cheating on his partner Ellen with the show's seductive, alcoholic leading lady Helen Sinclair, and facing his leading man, a compulsive eater, beginning an affair with Olive.

Fun….no???
Now…I want to see it because I LOVED Dianne Wiest in the movie……and the fact that she is being played by Marin Mazzie sure helps sell it to me!!! Also Zach Braff is in it! ALSO I am a super fan of Susan Stroman  - she is AH-MAH-ZING at bringing life to musical comedy!!!
Here's a clip:

Okay…..so let's go to New York!!!!

5.) Ok…..to end…..I couldn't decide what I thought was better…….so I give you this guy……
or…..Brian Williams - white rapper……