Radar Recommends w. 26

Diana Vreeland, modets grand old dame
Richard Avedon dubbed her his crazy aunt, while others named her the empress of fashion. But regardless of what people though of her, Diana Vreeland was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in the history of fashion. In Diana Vreeland, modets grand old dame, the American director Lisa Immordino Vreeland sketches out the exceptional life story of her grandmother-in-law, from her challenging childhood to top positions at magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. The documentary is a seamless collage of archival footage, photography, graphics, animation, music, and interviews with big names like Manolo Blahnik, Rosita Missoni, Anna Sui, and Oscar de la Renta. The original title of the documentary is Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel. See the documentary at SVT Play here.

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HAERTS – All the Days
With their soaring, soulful sound and beautifully jaded vocals, Brooklyn-based band HAERTS really makes up the perfect soundtrack for a drowsy summer Sunday. We’ve been waiting to hear from them since they released their debut single Wings in October last year, and a month ago they graced us with their second single, All the Days. When Aritzia Magazine heard the song they decided to partner with HAERTS to create a vignette for it, and the result was released earlier this week. The video shows the band in a typical southern California salsa dancehall, surrounded by couples dancing in slow motion. See it above.

Sofia Coppola. Photo: Craig McDean

Sofia Coppola in Interview Magazine
Last week we recommended Sofia Coppola’s latest movie The Bling Ring. This week we want to recommend an interview with her in Interview Magazine, made by the just as interesting artist Richard Prince. Besides talking about The Bling Ring and whether or not it was filmed in Paris Hilton’s house, they also talk about music, art, and nightmares. Read it here.

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Power Plant Elements
With her multifaceted constellation Power Plant, DJ and producer Sanna La Fleur Engdahl wants to a create a platform for creative people, irrespective of their style or medium. So far the main focus have been on music and art, but with Power Plant Elements they’ve merged music with fashion and film. Together with the designer Stacey DeVoe, Sanna La Fleur has created an androgynous and sophisticated collection of eight garments, where the asymmetrical and sharp silhouettes reflects the minimalistic aesthetic that is the core of Power Plant. To further emphasize the relation between music and fashion, Sanna La Fleur also created a video together with director Stina Lütz. A few weeks after the release, the video is now available for the world to enjoy. See it above. The collection Power Plant Elements can be found in the fashion store JUS in Stockholm, or in Power Plant’s webshop.