"I’m very interested in the power of brands, of celebrity, in the absurdity and scandals of that world, because I realise that I can play on many levels, for if culture isn’t appealing, it has no impact. When it’s too highfaluting and fails to communicate with young and ordinary people, it’s equivalent to not speaking at all." — Miuccia Prada to Art Newspaper, 2009
This is probably the best performance of, I dare say, 2013. And one of my favourite songs of 2013. Lee Hyori composed and produced this song and the message she tells is empowering and inspirational. I love how she gathered these thirty women, old and young, through her Twitter and invited them to the performance. They all look amazing wearing the “Miss Korea” banner.
"Because the Internet was not as widespread during the 90s, particularly in the early 90s, I think young people were more focused on collecting information than today. It was a time when you had to make efforts to obtain what you wanted. I think the difference is that today’s young people lack of hunger. We saw things with our own eyes, touched them, and felt them. It was a non-virtual time back then." — Jun Takahashi’s response to the question How different is the youth culture of the 90’s compared to 2011?
"I feel like we’re all here on this planet, and intimacy is important. I can’t bear small talk, it’s awful. I want to get beyond that thing of discussing how the weather is a bit better today than it was yesterday, and how this is a nice restaurant. I want to get to what are the problems, what’s really going on. Are you in love? Are you in a lot of pain? What’s really going on in your life? I’m interested in that area, whether it’s on stage or in real life." — Simon Amstell