When we imagine the rock n' roll icon it is often not the music that first comes to mind. The myth and the glamour of a rock n' roll, pop culture icon and the marvel that we experience from the artifacts of decades of rock gone by lies in the images. Although musicians themselves embody the rock n' roll persona, it is refined and crafted by the photographer who is able to capture the energy of the music without sound. Mark Weiss is an iconic and legendary rock and roll photographer who is responsible for capturing these milestones. This weekend Weiss had his first solo exhibition at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Even if you do not know Mark Weiss by name you have definitely seen his work. Weiss is responsible for the photos that made our favorite musicians and actors into legends. Weiss is incredibly prolific with work spanning from the late 70's till today. His current exhibition chronicles his work from the 70's through the early 90's. Check out http://www.markweissgallery.com/ and you will be amazed at how many of your favorite album covers, and photos were shot by him. Mark Weiss he has truly lived the life of a rock and roll great, yet he has remained incredibly humble. The show honors the amazing contribution that Mark Weiss has made to our experience of pop culture.
Alex and I had the pleasure of being personally invited by Mark to his opening. We trekked out to Atlantic City (port authority bus and all), and got a well needed breather from Manhattan. The gallery was filled with photos from everyone from Guns' N Roses, to Blondie, to Cher. We had fun checking out the show and the Boogie Nights nightclub. It was especially cool to see Mark in one of my own creations. If I must say so myself, he looks amazing in that Tit Tie!
I'm wearing a Norma Kamali for Walmart Dress (15 bucks baby)-- it was too long so I sliced it, Stuart Weitzman boots, (not pictured), and an amazing new necklace from an Israeli designer that my cousin gave me as a gift. I never take it off. I layered it with a cheap F21 chain that I picked up for $7. The belt is also from F21. It was part of a display, not for sale, and had no price tag. I convinced the sales girl to take it off the display and sell it to me. I snagged that baby for $11.
Thursday night, we celebrated my friend Jamie's birthday at the Empire Hotel. If you recognize her it's because she is from last season's Rock of Love Bus. It was fun watching the episodes with her as they aired. How insane are her shoes?!? I don't know how she was able to dance, let alone walk in those. She is an awesome chick, and we are both hard core rock and roll devotees. The blond is my best friend, and incredible musician, Alex. His talent blows me away. My friends have so many interesting projects in the works. I'll be sure to keep you all updated.
Tee Dress: Wrap Around Me Tit Tee
Jacket: ABS, Tee Dress: Red Flame Tit Tee, Shoes: Nine West
Tee Dress: Wrap Around Me Tit Tee
Tee Dress: Red Flame Tit Tee
Tee Dress: Wrap Around Me Tit Tee, Skirt: Free People, Shawl: BCBG
Jane's Addiction's "Summertime Rolls" is the quintessential summer track. It makes me smell the beach and feel the scorching sun the moment the song pumps through my player. I can finally say that the weather is now as gorgeous as it was last summer when I shot these photos of the lovely model, Monika. There are some exciting projects in the works that I can't wait to share with all of you. I have a little skip in my step when I stroll down the street!