Virtuoso Life - July/August 2018 - 28
GOODS TO GO
Combat long-haul facial fatigue with the
Jet Lag Mask by new beauty brand Summer
Fridays. Earning celebrity praise for its rejuvenating superpowers, the vegan and parabenfree formula restores skin with exfoliating
chestnut extract, hydrating vitamin C, and
de-pufﬁng green tea. Apply as a moisturizing
primer, an under-eye treatment, or a full mask.
Wipe-off removal makes life easy for those of
us who are anxious about masking on the go.
A shapely silhouette
from Azzedine Alaïa,
and (below) Reading
by Erin Hayden.
ART & CULTURE
After starting small with razor strops and wallets, boutique leather
company Ezra Arthur has introduced its ﬁrst bag, the Keystone Rucksack. Using leather tanned in Chicago and hand-stitched in Phoenix, the
6-x-10.5-x-18-inch backpack features two interior pockets, a hidden zipper, and quick-release snaps for easy access. Choose from ten color and
hardware options, including "whiskey and brass" and "malbec and nickel."
V I RT U O S O L I F E
A generation has come of age since the World Wide Web debuted in 1989, and the artists of that generation have something
to say about the dominant technology in their lives. Through
October 14, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's
sprawling show, I Was Raised on the Internet, explores techdriven themes such as digital identities, surveillance, online
politics, marketing, and gaming in nearly 100 artworks created
from 1998 to the present. Media range from photography,
painting, and sculpture to ﬁ lm, video, and virtual reality, with
some works existing online only, poised to reach a wired audience around the world. mcachicago.org.
(MASK) CHRIS PLAVIDAL, (DRESS) ANDREA & VALENTINA, (PAINTING) ERIN HAYDEN
Before his death last November, fashion designer Azzedine
Alaïa partnered with London's Design Museum to document his
evolution from sculptor to haute couturier for the likes of Greta
Garbo, Michelle Obama, and Rihanna. Famous for designing by
draping fabric over live models and hand-sewing his garments,
Alaïa created iconic pieces such as the bandage dress and the
stretch body, both of which are featured in the show Azzedine
Alaïa: The Couturier, through October 7. More than 60 bodyconscious pieces, paired with stories of his life, make up this
survey spanning the early 1980s to 2017. designmuseum.org.