I like Victoria Beckham. During my formative years listening to pop music and attempting to find a suitable musical style to which I could call my taste I’ll admit that she was my least favourite Spice Girl. Her dancing consisted of bending one knee, dragging a one-handed finger point from left to right all the while sporting a doe eye and a killer pout. She’s since proven herself to me though through her tireless work at becoming perhaps the most successful post-Spice Girl (albeit not for the singing or the dancing).
It’s no surprise then that when it comes to providing me with information about the design world that this FFF fell into Posh’s capable hands through her Instagram account.
Vicky B got her hands on a limited edition Perrier Sparkling Mineral Water bottle honoring Andy Warhol, part of a new series of limited-edition bottles dedicated to his works; Posh Spice snapping the bottle even before the official images from Perrier dropped.
Some 30 years after Warhol rolled out his iconic screenprints of the Perrier bottle, the vogue water purveyor is paying tribute to the legendary artist. Warhol’s work graces four different labels that also include famous Warhol quotes such as: “In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes,” “Art is what you can get away with,” and “I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night”.
It’s not enough that I myself, an unwavering lover of Warhol, the tattoo of his signature I carry etched into my body now have to spend the next few weeks hunting down a limited edition water bottle! I guess I have Victoria Beckham to blame for that…
The line will be available from June 24.
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The simple joy that we get from reading some of the entries on Letters of Note is just delicious. Letters of Note is pretty self-explanatory, but generally, the website publishes (by definition alone) letters of note – correspondence passing between two parties, which the world may have forgotten, or never seen without the power of the internet, and probably some snooping.
You could spend hours finding out interesting facts, seeing public figures in a light never before, understanding their work process, their thoughts and quite often their intimate feelings. Intrusive, perhaps, but interesting nonetheless. We just don’t know where to start, and where to stop.
A few of our favourites are Mick Jagger’s letter to Andy Warhol regarding the cover art for the 1971 Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers (above).
Courtney Love’s 1995 letter to Spin Magazine regarding Madonna “Maddonna (sic) wishes Id slag her. how can I insult wallpaper? Except to say, “That wallpaper in your Guest Room kinda sucks & ignore it?”.
Pablo Picasso’s artistic letter to French Poert Jean Cocteau in 1916.
Francis Ford Coppola’s 1973 letter to Marlon Brando near begging him to appear in the subsequent Godfather films.
Stanley Kubrik’s letter to IBM advising them that the psychotic computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey is in fact one of their own (this is currently on show at LACMA).
They just go on and on… check out Johnny Cash’s love letter to June Carter, Jimi Hendrix’s letter to Reprise Records and the Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren’s letter recommending the sacking of Glen Matlock due to his constant discussion of Paul McCartney, to be replaced by Sid Vicious!
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