'Cant We All Just get along? #Revolutionoflove #rebelheart #artforfreedom'
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'Cant We All Just get along? #Revolutionoflove #rebelheart #artforfreedom'
madonnalicious has always loved JPG from our early days watching him on UK TV on Eurotrash (and of course his fashion!), but after watching him in conversation for about 90 minutes last night, we think we love him even more. He spoke of his childhood (designing bras for his teddy bear), his grandfather who inspired JPG's love for Britishness (being that he had a 'little-bit of Brit in him), how he got into the world of couture and how a mean teacher showed him he could be loved by drawing.
As a boy JPG was drawing a fashion design in class, his teacher was not pleased that he was not listening to the lesson, so tried to humiliate him. The teacher pinned the drawing to JPG's back and made his parade around all the other classes BUT this punishment didn't have the desired effect and JPG found people loving his picture and even asking him to draw for them. He realised he could find love through his art. Naturally Madonna was brought up in the conversation, and he explained how he had loved her from the beginning of her career.
He spoke of how he saw her on Top of the Pops (or 'Pop of the Tops' as he called it) performing Holiday. He described being inspired by her clothes, string vest, bra showing, cut-off leggings, bracelets and feeling that she had such an unusual style that she must be English. Later he found out she was American and was surprised! He was in NYC when he saw Madonna perform Like A Virgin in the wedding dress on the MTV awards and noted that the fans loved her, but the industry in the audience were not so sure and only politely applauded. Later after she sold millions of records, he noted how the industry became a lot more enthusiastic.
JPG was very excited when Madonna wore one of his dresses to the premiere of Desperately Seeking Susan. After this he got to meet her and work with her. He laughed when talking about the iconic cone bras for the Blond Ambition tour, saying that Madonna was behind-the-times as these had first been designed for a collection four or five years earlier. He also stated that she was a great business women but that they don't talk business.
Later during the audience Q&A session someone asked what he thought about the new generation of female pop stars (Miley and Lady Gaga). JPG explained that he felt Lady Gaga's fashion is eccentricity more than style. Girls wanted to and could emulate Madonna's style but it is much harder to copy Lady Gaga as her fashion is more like a piece of art. And Miley, well he said 'I don't know what happens to these Disney girls. It must be Mickey!'
Earlier in the month, she called upon the BuzzFeed community to share with her their 'artistic expressions of freedom.' She sat at a desk and commented on various submissions.
Here are a few of her comments:
The Body Is Not An Apology
'this one is my favorite. we waste far too much time trying to conform to what society expects us to look like. In fact the body is temporary and its kind of amazing how much time we waste on something that is impermanent.'
'don't quit your day job. however its a very good point. people don't know how to listen its a lost artform. mostly because everyone is on their phone.'
Is It A Crime To Be A WOMAN?
'in some societies it is a crime to be a woman…women are still treated like second class citizens in many parts of the world. Hopefully that will end one day soon. I love this art, its really good.'
Why Juggalos Inspire Me
'i love the idea of family, but i'm worried about everyone's health.'
From The Wrap / Yahoo! Celebrity
'A word of advice....Trust No Bitch! Except us! #holy water #rebelheart #artforfreedom'
'Looking for a mechanic....I heard a knock and then a pop! #BodyShop #artforfreedom'
I dare you to read a book this weekend! War and Peace? To Kill a Mocking Bird? Catcher in the Rye? The Heart is a Lonely Hunter? For Whom the Bell Tolls? As i lay Dying? Giovanni's Room? The Bell Jar? These books changed my life. #artforfreedom #rebelheart
The Queen of Pop shared an image on Instagram late in the evening on Wednesday with the caption 'Working the midnight shift with Natalia Kills. 2 girls on a couch… don't it taste like Holy Water? #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove'
In the photo, Madonna is sitting with pop singer/songwriter Kills, in front of two microphones. In the foreground is Martin Kierszenbaum, the founder and chairman of Cherrytree Records (Kills' label) and senior executive of A&R for Interscope Records.
Among his many credits, Kierszenbaum A&R'd Lady Gaga's debut album 'The Fame,' and co-wrote and produced four of the songs on the set. He also did A&R for Gaga's 'The Fame Monster' EP.
'Feeling A little Butch today! The Girl needs to sleep! #rebelheart #artforfreedom #revolutionoflove'
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'Lola as a French Maid in "A Flea in her Ear"! Last show tonight at La Guardia! Amazing talent! Amazing production! Im so proud! #rebelheart #artforfreedom'
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'2 freedom fighters from Pakistan risking there lives to build a school in Karachi against all odds! Humaira and Sharmeen iI'm so proud of you. School is almost finished. #rayoflight #revolutionoflove #rebelhearts'
'Mercy James and Humaira dream about girls being able to go to school everywhere! Knowledge is Power! #revolutionoflove #rebelheart #artforfreedom'
After starting ArtForFreedom.com in September 2013, Madonna is now asking for you to share your artistic expression of Freedom with her and the BuzzFeed community.
For more info and to submit your entry, please visit the devoted BuzzFeed page before April 14.
Also, Madonna created a list of some of the freedom fighters who have guided her along the way with their actions and art, so go ahead and check it out now at www.buzzfeed.com/madonna/11-freedom-fighters-who-have-inspired-me
'The other M.C. Pays a visit to NY and KILLS it! Naughty Naughty gurrrrlllllllll!'
'Up close and personal. Favorite moment! Favorite costume! ! M.C. Rocks Barclay"s!'
According to DNAinfo.com, a $2,545 bra designed by New York-based lingerie designer Deborah Marquit was stolen after the performer's photo shoot with L'uomo Vogue. Marquit staffers told the NYPD that a $345 thong and a $515 brief were among the other expensive pieces taken around midnight after being stowed under a chair around 4 p.m. on March 20.
When reached by email, a rep for the fashion label tells Pret-a-Reporter that the pull consisted of 'a large amount of lingerie samples' that were borrowed for the shoot.
'We received only 13 pieces back of the 34 that were loaned to the shoot, and the rest were either lost or stolen because we never got them back,' the Marquit rep writes. 'Deborah would just like the samples found and returned.'
According to Marquit's website, the designer's pieces have been worn by Britney Spears, Hilary Swank and Rihanna, with everyday lace items starting at $65 for a thong and going up to $295 for a leopard bra.
Pret-a-Reporter has reached out to Madonna's rep for comment.
'I notice she's looking over my shoulder and as I turned I saw a guy had come up out of the audience, jumped up on the stage and he's coming toward her. All I could think of was, 'This is a three character play, and you're not in it. We don't need a fourth.''
He continues, 'My instinct was to turn around, so I grabbed him, I pulled him over and threw him into the wings, because by now the stagehands (were) all waiting to see what he'd do. I came back up on stage and we got back into the play.'
Announcing the news on Wednesday, Madonna said, 'There has never been a more crucial time to participate and help create change in the world. I’ve been so inspired by people’s submissions since we began and I welcome Miley’s input along with her fans to express themselves artistically and to share their creative ideas on the subject of human rights and freedom of speech. Miley and I look forward to hearing your voices in the format of your choice throughout the month of April and onward.'
Thrilled Miley added, 'I’m glad to join Madonna in encouraging people to have their voices heard at artforfreedom.com. It’s an ideal home to see how each of us can participate in changing the world for the better.'
The singers will select a winning submission from all those tendered and present a $10,000 grant to a charity of the winner's choice.