Friday, May 15, 2015

Selfie Nation, Deconstructing Our Obsession with Ourselves

Photo Series/Styling/Cropping - A. Lozano, Photo by Merlin Elsner

Pretty self explanatory don't you think?

I find it hard to ignore the endless selfies posted on my social media time lines.  A strange visual diary, if we have eyes to see.  What to make of it?

Here it is, a mockery, a visual deconstruction exploring motivation. Beyond commerce (the farm bot #s) and our quasi celebrity/model culture, what are we doing?

One day it dawned on me, I had become an inatimate object, a mirror to be specific for my friends, family members and associates.

It's quite human to want to be seen, understood and remembered. Today we have the tools, and means to accommodate that need.  Or is it a want?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JIMI, all is by my side, the film

"When the Power of Love takes over the Love of Power, that's when things will change" - Jimi Hendrix

I really can't believe this film was released last year and I had not heard about it until I came across the DVD in my local library.  It's really well written, with a wonderful cast and the 60s early modern fashion and set design is fantastic!  I was thrilled to learn a little about the musical legend I fell in love with when I was a young girl.  Check it out fashion, history and music aficionados.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Nick Cave Takes Detroit, the launch

All photos by Alvita Lozano at Cranbrook Museum of Art

One of the great things about living in Metro Detroit, is the ability to catch events like this one.  Nick Cave was professionally photographed in front of a live audience at the Cranbrook Museum of Art this afternoon to promote his Here Hear city wide performance art exhibition.  A collaboration between he and the Cranbrook Art Museum.  Keep an eye out for Nick Cave Takes Detroit!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Coming Up in Detroit: Tanqueray, Common and a Saturday Night in Detroit

Tanqueray in Detroit at the MOCAD
Mix your own coctail with Tanqueray
Try the Tom Collins
The Panelist Discuss their brand strategies
DJ M.O.S. equipment

Watercolor of Common on the screen
A lovely spectator listens and poses for a pic as Common gives his talk on stage

Detroit Style Review's Jessica Simmons
Strivers the label..thank you for the T-Shirt!

Tanqueray Trunk Show hosted a first class bash at the MOCAD in Detroit last night.  This is a photo montage of images I captured during the evening.  There was a panel talk by the fashion brand owners of the pop up shops on hand and I picked up a stylish T-Shirt from the Strivers brand.  DJ M.O.S., I call him Master of Sound, had the crowd moving and Common delivered an inspirational talk to the crowd and then had them dancing and singing with was a real PARTAY!  Detroit is one of 6 cities selected for this exclusive event.  I want to thank Detroit Style Review, fashion blogger and apparel line entrepreneur, Jessica Simmons for the invite..I'm a lucky girl to be connected to so many generous and talented people making Detroit a cultural hot spot and hip fashion scene!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A little bit of Sunshiine, Styling a Bohemian Muse

All photos by Alvita Lozano: Model is Cami Beauregard
I had the good pleasure of fitting this lovely young lady, Cami Beauregard for an upcoming photo shoot.  She is the perfect Bohemian Muse for my styling vision.  Just what we need in Detroit right now...a little bit of Sunshine!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Robin Givhan, The Battle of Versailles, A Detroit Book Signing at SHINOLA

I know where I'll be this upcoming Saturday, March 28th at 1:00 PM, how about you?  Detroit native fashion critic and award winning writer, Robin Givhan will be at a public book signing hosted by SHINOLA, in midtown, Detroit. Give this recent National Public Radio interview podcast a listen to learn more about the book.  Hope to see many of you there!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Detroit News Archives: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Arrive in Detroit, 1932

Photo: The Detroit News Archive - Permission to share granted by staff writer Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News Archives - Permission to share granted by staff writer Louis Aguilar
"In this 1932 Detroit News story of #DiegoRivera and#FridaKahlo arriving at Michigan Central Station, the female News reporter on the scene figures out the unknown-24-year-old Kahlo is as interesting as her famous husband. Reporter: Are you a painter,too? Kahlo: "Yes, the greatest in the world." - Shared with permission from The Detroit News and staff writer Louis Aguilar - Gracias Senor! — in Detroit, Michigan."

To celebrate the opening of the #Diego Rivera and #Frida Kahlo Art exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art I'm sharing these gems from the #The Detroit News Archives with permission from staff writer Mr. Louis Aguilar.  The story is packed with the kind of information Historians love and I hope you can appreciate the Mexican Chic style of Frida Kahlo complete with Jadeite bling and plenty of youthful confidence.  Now to solve the mystery on the varied spelling of her name...Frieda (Given Birth, German Origin) , Freda (Referenced in the article and others),  and Frida (Formally changed to by the Artist and commonly knows as).  Any help out there?