Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Humor Chic News - THE DAILY TELEGRAPH "Amal’s many wedding outfits – Simpsons style"

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo has immortalised the wedding of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney in the style of the US cartoon series The Simpsons.
Amal isn't the only high-profile Brit to be immortalised in Simpson form - both the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen have appeared as cartoons. Queen Letizia of Spain has also made the Simpsons cast.

Humor Chic Exclusive - THE DAILY STAR Lebanon Newspaper "Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"

Clooney and Alamuddin’s ‘Simpsonized’ amore
BEIRUT: George Clooney might be one of Hollywood’s most prominent actors but it’s his newly wedded wife who’s been getting the lion’s share of media attention after being iconized by an illustrator for her savvy fashion sense.
Clooney and Lebanon-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin were “Simpsonized” by Italian artist and illustrator AleXsandro Palombo, who praised Alamuddin’s timeless sense of style.
“It’s been years since we [saw] a celebrity wedding so perfect in beauty and elegance. George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are just like what the great couples of Hollywood movies were: intelligent, ironic and elegant,” Palombo told The Daily Star.
He said their enduring qualities inspired him to illustrate the couple.
“I wanted to immortalize their most important day, freeze it in time.”
Specifically, Palombo’s work was inspired by Alamuddin’s style, which her wedding weekend in Italy’s capital of romance Venice late September could attest to is both sophisticated and chic. “ Amal Alamuddin is a true icon of style. She’s elegant, but also a great example of the emancipation of women,” Palombo explained.
His illustration depicts the newly wedded pair on a boat called “Amore,” meaning love in Italian, in an effort to “immortalize” the couple’s eminent fashion moments.
“Amore,” named after the boat carrying the bride and groom at the wedding, is also the name of Palombo’s collection.
With Alamuddin’s choices of an Oscar de la Renta wedding dress for the big event, a Stella McCartney trouser suit for the civil wedding ceremony, a post-wedding floral short bell-skirted dress by Giambattista Valli, a red Alexander McQueen gown for the rehearsal dinner, and a black and white striped Dolce & Gabbana dress for the grand arrival in Venice, Palombo placed more emphasis on the bride’s wardrobe than on Clooney’s tuxedos.
“I gave her more prominence because she is a new and interesting figure in the international scene and her style is unique and chameleon-like,” Palombo said.
A contemporary artist who tackles social issues, Palombo’s work focuses on details that embody “true luxuries” that render objects precious and unique. This is apparent in the “Simpsonized” caricatures of Clooney and Alamuddin, where the latter’s dresses were drawn by the artist with a careful eye for motifs and color.
“It’s the details that make a work truly great, [and] allow us to dig into an image, [details] help us understand what’s behind [a piece and] understand its message.”
In his work, Palombo attempts to convey messages by portraying endemic and complicated social issues, such as domestic violence against women and anorexia, with the use of iconic animated characters from the “The Simpsons” to various Disney princesses.
Clooney and Alamuddin aren’t the first to be depicted as Simpson cast members.
With a mix of satire, humor, realism and surrealism, Palombo previously “Simpsonized” celebrities including the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth II, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
“I immortalize the subjects I choose through pop cartoons,” Palombo said, explaining his methods. “I choose the personalities that intrigue me the most. My work brings out the most beautiful and the ugliest sides of celebrity and in this series I’ve focused my eyes on beauty, and I’ve tried to make a point about the word ‘Love.’”

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 08, 2014, on page 2.


Humor Chic Exclusive - DAILYMAIL "Amal Alamuddin as you've NEVER seen her before: Mrs Clooney immortalised as a Simpson to celebrate impeccable wedding wardrobe"

- Amal Alamuddin as you've NEVER seen her before: Mrs Clooney immortalised as a Simpson to celebrate impeccable wedding wardrobe 
- Lebanese-born lawyer, 36, wowed with designer outfits last weekend
- AleXsandro Palombo has captured them in a series of illustrations
- Tied knot in custom-made Oscar de la Renta
- Also wore Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney
- Italian artist has also given Duchess of Cambridge Simpson makeover 

It was one of the most star-studded weddings of the year and since tying the knot to George Clooney in a three-day wedding extravaganza, Amal Alamuddin has secured her status as one of the world's favourite style icons.
And now, one artist has celebrated Mrs Clooney's wardrobe in a rather bizarre way - by immortalising her as a Simpson.  
The Lebanese-born lawyer, who has shot from relative obscurity to most envied woman in the world overnight, wowed with a wedding wardrobe packed with the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana and Prada, which Italian Alexsandro Palombo has captured in a series of illustrations. 

The contemporary artist, illustrator and activist has 'Simpsonized' the 36-year-old in a succession of her best-known outfits from the wedding weekend. 
The series includes her stunning selection of designer looks from Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Valli and Stella McCartney.
And, of course, she can be seen in her bespoke Oscar de la Renta for her marriage to Mr Clooney.  

The French lace gown was embroidered with diamante and pearls and featured a circular train, while the wide neckline scooped just off her shoulders. 
He has also included the look she wore the day after her wedding - £450 Stella McCartney tailored, wide-leg trousers and a navy and cream top, both of which were bespoke, of course.  

The day before she wore the weekend's most colourful creation - a Giambattista Valli Haute Couture minidress, which she wore for her first appearance as Mrs Clooney on Sunday, as seen in the quirky illustrations.
At the glamorous pre-wedding dinner, she took a tip from British royalty and wore a custom-made dress by Alexander McQueen, the same designer that the Duchess of Cambridge wore for her actual wedding.
The eye-catching scarlet gown, which perfectly complemented Amal's dark hair and eyes, was adapted from a Resort 2011 collection design, which Michelle Obama wore to a state dinner in 2011.
Alexsandro's previous work includes giving the Duchess of Cambridge a similar makeover and also recreating Disney princesses as disabled and as victims of domestic abuse on his blog Humor Chic. 
Speaking about Amal's wardrobe, fashion writer Simon Glazin said: 'Amal is surely now the First Lady of Hollywood? She has got the high-profile hubby, has her own amazing career, will now of course be enlisted to help with charities and has the most incredible designer wardrobe.
'She has given us a glimpse of what to expect from her when dressing for occasions in the space of a few days: her monochrome Dolce & Gabbana arrival outfit demonstrates her ultra chic travelling wardrobe, the stand-out red McQueen dress was sexy eveningwear done to perfection, the post-wedding Giambattista Valli couture mini-dress shows how she does short and sassy, and the trouser-and-top combo for their civil ceremony was her answer to chic, well-tailored, classic dressing. 
'Women will want her wardrobe, and they will try to emulate her looks. She's aspirational and has proven to be a style icon in the making, always wearing the clothes rather than them wearing her. She wears couture exactly as it's meant to be worn - fitted down to the last millimetre and with confidence.' 


Monday, October 06, 2014

Art - Amal Clooney Alamuddin and George Clooney's wedding Simpsonized "Amore!" by aleXsandro Palombo

Amal Clooney Alamuddin and George Clooney
by aleXsandro Palombo

An exclusive tour in Venice with Amal Clooney Alamuddin iconic style and George Clooney immortalized by artist aleXsandro Palombo

Friday, September 26, 2014

Humor Chic News - IRISH EXAMINER "Disney Princesses star in an anti-bullying campaign"

Stop Bullying is a powerful series of illustrations depicting the lives of our favourite cartoon characters in the hands of their bullies.

Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo’s eye-opening collection highlights the startling reality of not only verbal and physical bullying, but the rising development of online bullying too.

These startling images force us to accept that bullying is still very much alive and more so than ever with the rise of technology.
The all-star class include a helpless Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Snow White, struggling with the ropes around their necks.

Bart Simpson is drawn pulling at a noose around Family Guy’s Chris Griffin’s, while his own sister Lisa is suffering the same ordeal at the hands of her online bully Meg Griffin.
Palombo told us: “I tried to make young people ponder things through a series of familiar figures, and the cartoons are the most powerful familiar figures.

“The most important task is up to the family: educate their children. Unfortunately there is lack of education in so many families and it is one of the root cause of bullying.”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Art & Social - Iconic Cartoon Characters "STOP BULLYING" by aleXsandro Palombo

Anti Bullying Awareness Campaign

by aleXsandro Palombo

Disney Princess Ariel, Jasmine, Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Mulan, Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons), Meg Griffin (Family Guy), Bart Simpson, Chris Griffin, Alice in Wonderland , Milhouse Van Houten (The Simpsons), Peter Pan and Pinocchio.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EXCLUSIVE - VOGUE CHINA "王室Icon、时装缪斯,都到辛普森的世界里来!"

Queen Letizia Ortiz and Princess Kate Middleton
by aleXsandro Palombo

意大利艺术家aleXsandro Palombo一向喜欢颠覆经典的卡通形象,曾经重新描绘过迪士尼经典公主形象,也创作hip时尚名人版的《最后的晚餐》。

玩转时尚娱乐圈的Alexsandro Palombo这次盯上辛普森家庭中(Marge Simpson) 的经典主妇形象,以不同时代最具经典的女星Style诠释出属于Marge的女人味;从皇室Icon英国凯特王妃、西班牙Letizia皇后,到奥黛丽赫本的经典黑色礼服、CoCo Chanel的高贵黑白套装、再到麦当娜的叛逆火辣束身衣造型,都通通穿越二次元,来到辛普森的世界里!在大师笔下的Marge可以很Lady也可以很俏皮,让我们跟随Vogue一起来欣赏一下吧!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Humor Chic News - DAILYMAIL "Queen Letizia turns Simpson! Spanish royal is given a makeover courtesy of cheeky cartoonist who also 'Simpsonised' the Duchess of Cambridge"

The new cartoon series is the work of Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo
Palombo has previously made over Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen
Admires Letizia's 'strength and determination' among other qualities
Has depicted Spanish queen in full military uniform and riding a bull
Letizia celebrated her 42nd birthday yesterday during visit to press awards

She's a glamorous mother-of-two, feted for her fashion nous and extensive charity work, but now Spain's Queen Letizia has had a tribute of a very different kind - a Simpsons style makeover.

The Spanish monarch has been transformed into a cartoon character by Italian artist Alexsandro  Palombo, who says the royal has impressed him with her 'strength' and 'determination'.

'Queen Letizia perfectly represents the ideal modern woman,' he added. 'She's strong, determined and committed to supporting important social causes.'

Her strength and determination certainly come across in Palombo's cartoons, which include one that shows her riding a bull while in full military uniform.
Another shows her in one of her trademark glamorous gowns standing in front of the Zarzuela Palace with a mini bull on a lead.

'She has a fresh, cool look which is far from the usual royal aesthetic,' explains Palombo. 'I think it's very important that there are women like her in our society in order to support important ideals such as equal rights between men and women.'

But Letizia isn't the first royal lady to feature in Palombo's work. His last project gave the Duchess of Cambridge a Simpsons-style makeover and the Queen has herself been featured in a Springfield-inspired cartoon.
His pen has also touched on famous beauties such as Kim Kardashian as well as iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and US Vogue editor, Anna Wintour.
'I captured the essence of her femininity and I've chosen outfits that represent her style,' added Palombo.

'She has an elegant personality but at the same time she is a bit irreverent, so she is perfect for an episode of The Simpsons.' 
Letizia, who celebrated her 42nd birthday yesterday, spent the day hard at work, attending the Luis Carandell Journalism Awards ceremony at the Senate Palace in Madrid and making a speech.
Resplendent in a rose print lilac and cream dress, the mother-of-two looked every inch the queen as she spoke to guests.

Her latest appearance comes hot on the heels of a frenetic week, which included a visit from the president and first lady of Panama and several charity meetings.
On Friday, she dressed down in a simple grey t-shirt and jeans as she and husband King Felipe, 46, took their daughters Leonor and Sofia to school as the new academic year began.
The rest of the month is also set to be a busy one for Letizia and her husband courtesy of a busy schedule of appointments at home, before a visit to New York at the end of September where Felipe will address the UN General Assembly.

Art - Queen Letizia Ortiz Simpsonized "Divine" by aleXsandro Palombo

Welcome to Royal Palace of Madrid
by aleXsandro Palombo

An exclusive tour at Royal Palace of Madrid with Queen of Spain Letizia Ortiz immortalized in her royal iconic style by artist aleXsandro Palombo