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Artists Celebrate The Last Dragon with Art Show

Photo by Ottoniel Campos

Photo by Ottoniel Campos

The New York native and pop-culture aficionado, Amy Collado, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the popular 80’s flick “The Last Dragon” with amazing art works inspired by the movie.

The art show, “In Search of the Master,” was a tribute to Berry Gordy’s film The Last Dragon, which first debut in 1985 and starred professional karate and kun-fu fighter Taimak Guarriello. The lead actor, Guarriello, whose mother is black and father Italian, was 19-years-old when he was featured in the film.

“The show celebrates one of my favorite movies of all time,” said Collado, who curated the show at Fresthetic (fresh aesthetic) – an urban fashion boutique and art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “This was a perfect fusion of celebrating my 30th birthday and the anniversary of this film,” said Collado.

The first piece displayed was by Emilio Ramos, a visual artist that presented a Japanese female with a bandana-like cover over her mouth of a dragon’s eye. The Japanese symbol of a sun was the acrylic painting’s backdrop with red and yellow rays shooting out from the red sun. “I was excited about this event because it combines my love for this movie and my artistic style,” Ramos said.

Most art galleries (if not all) take a huge percentage from the sale of the art during the exhibition. Not Amy! She and Fresthetic are giving all proceeds to the artists that have contributed to the exhibition. “I’m a fan of these artists and I wanted to help fund their creativity,” Collado, also known as “Amz”, said last night at the opening.

The showing will continue in Fresthetic at 552 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11211. Artists that contributed to this exhibition were (in no particular order): Candy J, Neriah McBain, Keith A. Stephens, Kas Alexander, Clockwork Cros, Brian Kirhagis, Mauro Balcazar, JE The Vandl, Emilio Ramos and Will Focus.

American Hustle – Drama & Fashion

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AMERICAN HUSTLE will be in theaters on December 20th. American Hustle tells the story of a brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). Watch the official trailer here.

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In addition to the intriguing crime drama storyline the movie is every fashionista’s dream. Costume Designer Michael Wilkinson did an amazing job capturing the large range of 1970’s-inspired fashion/glamour designs and beauty/hair pieces of the iconic fashion decade.

Some of the featured 70s brands and designers in the film are vintage Halston, Gucci, Diana von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Elsa Peretti, Ferragamo loafers and handbags, Sonia Rykiel, Bob Mackie, custom Manolo Blahnik stilettos, custom recreated Maidenform underwear, Yves Saint Laurent handbags and sunglasses, Christian Dior and the list goes on. Also, modern brands like Only Hearts lingerie, Lisa Maree and Ashley Paige Swimwear helped recreate some of the looks.

Here are some fabulous 70’s inspired fashion from American Hustle to motivate your “Nochevieja” looks.

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The Official Teaser Debut of THE HANGOVER PART III

“The Hangover Part III” is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off. Cast includes Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms , Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, John Goodman, Sasha Barrese, Gillian Vigman, Jamie Chung.

Watch here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKE-RXR_XIs&feature=youtu.be