Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RICHARD NUZZOLESE stars in Katey Perry's Music Video, Last Friday!

To whom that questioning the jocks on Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night (TGIF) MV here he is. He’s an American model, He modeled for Abercrombie and Fitch. He was seen on the cover and centerfold of Muscle Fitness Magazine.  He has been seen on the runway. He modeled for top fashion photographers including, Rick Day, Thomas Synnamon.
In the video, Perry plays Kathy Beth Terry, a nerdy teenager with braces, headgear and oversized glasses who's just woken up the morning after a house party, surrounded by passed-out partygoers. A male guest, Aaron Christopherson, (played by Glee actor Darren Criss) opens the door to her bedroom and congratulates her on having the best party ever. Puzzled as to what happened, she goes online, only to find pictures of herself in various compromising positions, including one picture of her licking Steve Johnson's stomach.  The video then goes into a flashback of the events that occurred the night before. While playing Sudoku puzzles, Kathy hears loud music from the house next door, and goes over to complain. She is greeted by Rebecca Black (whose appearance is a homage to Black's viral "Friday" video), who invites her in. Another nerdy 7th grader, Everett McDonald, played by another Glee star Kevin McHale, ogles her from afar and fantasizes about being with her. Kathy, however is more interested in Steve Johnson (played by model Richie Nuzzolese), the attractive football player attending the party, who turns her down because of her appearance. To cheer her up, Black gives Kathy a makeover, ripping off her headgear with pliers, waxing her upper lip, dressing her in tight-fitting neon clothes, and teasing her hair out. Steve becomes enamored with her, and everyone starts dancing. 
 Kathy and Rebecca are also seen playing Just Dance 2 (a game which Perry is notably featured in) in this scene. Musician Kenny G plays a saxophone solo on the roof while 90s heartthrobs Hanson act as the house band. The entire party ends up moving to Kathy's house, where Everett punches Steve for trying to molest Kathy's bottom. At the end of the night, Kathy finally passes out next to Steve. The video shifts to present day, where she looks on with regret, but is also ecstatic to have a naked Steve passed out in her bed. 
 During the video's end credits, there is a follow-up scene, where Everett makes breakfast in bed for Kathy. Also, there are additional scenes from the party and bloopers. Former teen idols Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson make a cameo as Kathy's parents Kirk and Tiffany Terry. The video was filmed inside John Schneider's house. Several Webkinz make appearances in the video, most notably a Fantail Goldfish, a Ribbon Lion, and a Clown Fish.

He has appeared as a top fashion male model in New York.. He had appeared in with the fabulous stars Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Cattrell in Sex the City 2 as a Rubgy player. The very handsome Italian/Russian Male Model graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology last year with a degree in Fashion Marketing. I met Richard on the campus and became one of the most popular male students on the campus with a great smile and great energy and always says hello and gave a friendly hug.  We spoken several times on campus  and he always mentioned that he was to study acting after he finished with FIT. Very proud of him, and keep in touch with him. When I saw him on the Katey Perry's viedo, I saw him and I had to texted him right away  and say how proud I was to see him follow his dreams. He texted me back and says thank you! And he remembers me! I know Ill see Richard on the big screen soon! 
You may have also seen Richie in:
-Diesel runway show-national underwear day -Manner magazine
-Cosmopoitain mangazine (MARCH/AUGUST)
-Oh lala magazine
-Mac makeup event(hello kitty)
-Equinox event for Emre ny
-Drjays.com-fabulous(rapper) richyung campaign
- Requiem clothing campaign (detroit)
-Wrestlers world magazine -cover of 2 issues
-Underwear model for carole feurman sculture opening show at the jim kepner art gallery
-Mac makeup event at bloomingdales
- Sex and the city movie (RUGBY PLAYER EXTRA)
-Mac makeup event at bloomingdales soho
-Mac makeup event at bloomingdales upper east(lex)
-Slimmer tone fitness campaign
-Exercise for men only-full poster and 3 page spread
-Mens exercise magazine- cover of may
-industry shoot (film company) nyc 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Uvenio Salutes to THIERRY MULGER

I Love Thierry Mulger from the moment he started making a big splash in the early 90's! The garment destails and constructions, his favorite Designer is always been known as Christian Dior. Mulger created many fitted garments that was very futurist and over the top. I love his work with George Michael's music video that was one of the biggest Fashion music of the 90's, Too Funky with supermodels strolling down the runway. Check it out and see why he is always been my favorite designers next to Gianni Versace!
At the age of 24, Mugler decided to travel the world and left Strasbourg to go live in Paris. His magnetism and unique style created waves, but were much admired by his friends and associates. This unique and shocking style was all hand-made and so he quickly and logically began designing clothes for a small, trendy Parisian boutique (the name of the boutique is "Gudule" and is known for being the Paris boutique where many designers get their start). At 26, Mugler, who was working as a freelance designer, began to work for a variety of large ready-to-wear fashion houses in Paris, Milan, London and Barcelona.
In 1973 Mugler created his first personal collection called “Café de Paris”. The style of the collection was both sophisticated and urban, and went against the trends of the time. It embodied a return to the image of a sexy, Parisian woman, stylish, enticing and confident, who channeled much of the sober, timeless elegance of a Hitchcock actress. This first collection foretold of Mugler’s obsession with hyper-femininity.  It affirmed his particular style, made of a timeless equilibrium between classicism and modernity. Melka Tréanton, a powerful fashion editor, helped launched his career. In 1976, she asked him to show his work in Tokyo, for an event organized by Shiseido. In 1978 he opened his first Paris boutique at the place des Victoires (in the 1st arrondissement). At the same time, Thierry Mugler launched a collection for men. For this collection, he reworked classical masculinity giving it a definitively modern style. A clean, precise, structured cut which outlined a highly-recognizable silhouette: prominent shoulders, both "anatomical and classic", for a dynamic and slender look.
 During the 1980's-1990's Thierry Mugler had become an internationally recognized designer and his collections garnered much commercial success. At the request of the Chambre Syndical de La Haute Couture, he completed his first haute couture collection in 1992.
 An evening dress by MuglerHis clothes are easily identifiable by their style and their structure. Suits, dresses and jacket pieces which emphasize a woman’s elegance while harmonizing and resculpting their bodies. He reinvented the notion of seduction and was subsequently labeled a “provocative designer” by the media.
   Directing, photography and designMugler published his first photography book in 1988, "Thierry Mugler, Photographe": filled with the evidence of Mugler’s taste for travel and adventure. This first book was followed by a monograph in 1999 entitled, “Fashion Fetish Fantasy” which assembles photos of his most extraordinary creations: all the designs are worn by Thierry Mugler’s model and celebrity friends.
Mugler also directs short films, advertising films and video clips. He regularly designs costumes for musical comedies, concerts, operas and the theatre (including Macbeth for the Comédie Française). He has worked with such artists as Robert Altman and George Michael (he directed the video for Michael's “Too Funky” in 1992). He also directed the first advertising film for one of his fragrances: Alien.
 He collaborated with the Cirque du Soleil in 2002, a group which performs all over the world. He offered up his phantasmagorical imagination in "Zumanity", an "Adults-only" production which ran for several years at the New York Hotel in Las Vegas. He directed "Extravaganza", one of the scenes of Zumanity, but also created all the costumes and the identity of the characters in the show.
 In 2009, Thierry Mugler worked as artistic advisor to musician Beyoncé. He created the costumes for her "I Am... World Tour" and gave his artistic vision to the staging, lighting, the decorations and the choreography.

Angel for men (A*Men)Thierry Mugler’s first perfume appeared in 1992 and was called Angel. "Angel" opened a new olfactory trend with its combination of praline and chocolate-derived sweetness mixed with a strong accent of patchouli. Angel was the first oriental gourmand perfume and comes in an unprecedented color for a women’s fragrance: blue.
 The Angel bottle, a complicated design in the shape of a faceted star, was created by the Brosse Master Glassmakers. Today, more than thirteen engraved and numbered Limited Edition stars have been successively created for several holiday seasons. Other perfumes have been developed to enrich the brand’s fragrance universe, including three major fragrances: A*Men, Mugler Cologne and Alien.
 The A*Men bottle was inspired by the anatomical fuselage of a masculine accessory: a curved and graded flask to match a virile grip, a fusion of technology and classicism. Two materials share in the composition of the flask: silver metal (zamak alloy) and black rubber, from which emerges the brand’s symbol of the asymmetrical blue star. 
In 2005 Alien was created, the second major Thierry Mugler fragrance, inspired by a solar world, filled with hope, serenity and light. Also in 2005, Thierry Mugler launched the "Thierry Mugler Perfume Workshops" which are open to the general public and led by specialists of the perfumery and oenology world. The goal of these workshops is to convey the art and know-how of the industry along with the craftsmanship of making perfume.
In 2007, "La Part des Anges" was born of the meeting of two luxury universes: Haute Parfumerie and luxury Spirits. In collaboration with the Cognac Rémy Martin house, Mugler revisited a traditional know-how and experimented with the extract of his Angel fragrance. 
 In 2009, Thierry Mugler repeated the mysterious alchemy experiment between spirits and perfume by aging all three of his creations, Angel, Alien and A*Men in wooden casks. Three limited editions combining the know-how of Master Agers and Perfumers to create “Perfume Liqueurs”, achieved through a patented production method.
 Finally, on 8 March 2010, Thierry Mugler launched the site womanity.com, a virtual space for expression and exchange on feminine identity and which elicits visitors to share their vision on what it means to be a woman today. Web users can give their perspective, share their experience and express their creativity. The site corresponded to Womanity, the newest fragrance by the house of Mugler which was released at the same time.
 2008, the Mugler's brand launched Thierry Mugler Beauty, a high-end line of cosmetics. The line was designed around the concept of metamorphosis, and seeks to marry both “mastery” and “pleasure” to enable every woman to create her own expertly-achieved makeup while enjoying the process and highlighting her advantages.
 In September 2010, Nicola Formichetti was announced to be the new Creative Director of the Thierry Mugler brand. He changed the brand name to MUGLER, removing the first name, and in January 2011, he launched the brand's first menswear collection.
 During early 2011 in Mugler's Fall/Winter fashion show in Paris, Lady Gaga walked the runway to the beat of new songs from her forthcoming Born This Way album. Formichetti, a frequent collaborator with Gaga, enlisted über-tattooed model Rick Genest to join the show as one of the featured models; the "Zombie Boy" also appears in the videos for Mugler's most recent advertising campaign as well as Gaga's "Born This Way" music video.

L'Uomo Vogue photography work by Giovanni Squatriti

An AMAZING work of Design in Men of ITALY with the work of Giovanni Squatriti

Photographer Giovanni Squatriti and L'Uomo Vogue fashion editor Giuseppe Ceccarelli collaborated on this visual story of four fantastic images for the exhibition Men in Italy, Milano Portfolio, with makeup by Rachid Tahar and hair by Mimmo Di Maggio.
The Photography of Giovanni Squatriti is amazing inspiring male beauty of masculine, designs and menswear. The look is a work of art that tells a story. When I work with my very own photographer, I like my collection to be inspired  by a century and tell a story when it comes to working with models. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My latest Avant Garde Collection photographed by Al Rodriguez NYC

Fashion  photographer Al Rodriguez based in New York who also works in Los Angeles and Miami, have done an amazing shoot on my latest collection that was creation last fall. At his studio in Midtown, I worked with him with ideas and my assistant Damian came on board and created magical beauty of makeup and hair on Lydia, and Marisol . The shoot was quite long, but yes it was worth it every minute.  
The Avant Garde collection was created the same time as my Colour Me Red Collection...after a long winter, and bringing my expertise into the classroom at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I gotten to work with the fabulous Rodriguez after several meetings, thoughts and ideas... Damian done his magic with hair and I completely brought ideas into bringing glossy beaded eyepatches! It gave the looks I wanted into my designs.....simply Extravagant!

the Fashion Institute of Technology Rocks the FILM NOIR and the BFA annual FASHION of the FUTURE!

FIT, known as the HARVARD of FASHION....the fabulous Design Students have done an remarkable creation collection inspired the old Hollywood film of the 40/50's, FILM NOIR and myself as the Art Professor working with a very dearest amazing friend who have appeared in over a hundred Bridal/EveningWear Magazines from all over the country, Ruben Cruz along with the Iconic Fashion illustrator, Steven Stipelman and the Dovima of Fashion, Sharon Rothman, along with Alexandra Armillas, former big name designer of Christian Dior.
As on the Committee of the AAS Exhibition that present the graduating Design Student their work,( in the past from inspiring Gianni Versace to Vivienne Westwood, Valentino to Alexander McQueen), this time a theme inspired by the Hollywood classic films of Sunset Boulevard, Gilda, along  Casablanca etc.
 CAMERA LIGHTS!, ACTION! STRIKE A POSE!! CALVIN KLEIN, CAROLINA HERRERA, NORMA KAMALI, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ  what do they all have in common, those Icons and big Fashion Names represent as Critics for the annual BFA fashion Show represent those talented Designers' work. I attended the front row seats with Steven Stipelman, Vasilios the RealtyTV star of SHOE STAR (the new Project Runway)....Here are the scenes of the Annual Event of the Year!
the World Premiere Event! The Press arrived, Red Carpet Affair!

VASILIOS the fabulous over the top Chaiperson of the Accessories/Shoe Departments and the STAR of the TV realty show, SHOESTAR with his friend from the Accessories Industry, (below)  Here is the fabulous larger than live #2, Steven Stipelman the Iconic Fashion Illustrator and Assistant Chair of the Fashion Design-Art Area, and I, Christopher Uvenio ( larger than life #3 )the Assistant to Stipelman and Evening Coordinator.
The Legendnary Professor Cruz with his friend/Critic from the Industry.....