Marcel Castenmiller's (Not So) New Tattoo
Breaking news. Marcel Castenmiller appears to have gotten a new tatty on his left shoulder. That is all. Read my interview with Marcel. [Edit: Okay, I hate to break it to you, but that news isn’t breaking. He got this tattoo in September. But still, you probably haven’t seen it. Read our interview)
Ashley Smith's Chompers + The Gap Tooth Phenomenon
I’ve got a bit of a nit to pick. It’s just unfortunate that Ashley Smith is on the receiving end, because this has happened a couple of times with other gap teethed females of the past. However, can you please just close your mouth? I mean, your gap is quite unique and your teeth are far from unsightly. I just feel compelled to stick a carrot in there to satisfy the both of us. You...
Originality and It's Role in Fashion
I know, how original — an article on originality. If you decided to skip Black Friday for fear that you might stop by H&M and make a regrettable purchase of something everyone and their adopted tween sister will own, than pat yourself on the back for being original (Did you see THIS?). The fashion industry has fallen into a trap. As you might have noticed, I posted a lot of editorials in the...
If models had superpowers, then Sebastian Sauve would be Rogue from X-Men, and suck the lips right off of Lindsey Wixson. Look at that pout. I bet he always gets what he wants with lips even this guy would be jealous of. This editorial, where Sebastian sits comfortably in the buff, is for FHM shot by Carlotta Manaigo. It seems, however, that FHM is taking on a new direction. Their website claims...
Why Gemma (and the industry) Matter
Because at the end of the day, this is one of the only industries that celebrates beauty and vilifies it simultaneously. Maybe it’s not glamourous, but if it has an aura of grandeur and glamour, than there must be some aspect of the industry where that is evidently present. Nobody romanticizes the work of a janitor, because we’ve all been there. There is no mystery left hiding under a...
Karl Lagerfeld + Imran Amed
Look at this interview for the Luxury Channel on youtube (such a channel does exist). Karl Lagerfeld is good at going a bit off topic, but he always manages to say really interesting things that you feel like writing down somewhere for future reference, but I couldn’t find a pen and remembered I had a blog that will probably not disappear unless I upload more inappropriate photos, which is a...
The Secret World of Haute Couture
Ever think back to your childhood when you were part of a secret club (or at least an outsider fondly looking in)? Well, move over Babysitter’s Club, clubs aren’t just for children. They are also for the richest people in the world, capable of out-owning even the richest of royalty. They sit front row at the haute couture shows in Paris and buy out every single garment. Custom fitted,...
Jeremy Young / Husk
Thomas Lohr is gifted with the lens. He shot Jeremy Young for Husk Vol. II No. II. This editorial was shot in East London, probably in a part you’ve never been to, unless you’re so hard that you read this blog, or you’re so unfortunate that you read this blog. Either way, it’s probably ill-fitting to irritate you with go-by-a-copy marketing ploys. But I think we put...
My Sassy Submission
I always feel like we should make time for things that are important. And the coolest thing you can do is doing it, so I decided, after having read this, to submit to a new Sassy. Usually, I wouldn’t put something like this somewhere so public, but then I remembered that nobody reads this so I feel a bit more comfortable. Here is my sassy submission: Imagine you’re the spoilt, only child...
Mariana Pacho López
Mariana Pacho López is crying for me Argentina. Which is to say, she lives there. And she takes photos there. Her photos are amazingly simplistic and real. She shoots friends sticking their heads in bushes, swimming, & painting each other’s toenails. Ahh, the simple life. Mariana Pacho López on Flickr.
“What will this day be like, I wonder? What will my future be? I’ve always longed for adventure, to do the things I’ve never dared. Now here i’m facing adventure, then why am I so scared?” / Maria von Trapp “He transformed my life. He wasn’t afraid of anything - if he had an idea, he acted on it. If it turned out lousy, so what? If it turned out well,...
Valentino: The Last Emperor
I wasn’t expecting much from a Valentino documentary. Now, in retrospect, it was one of the best fashion docs I’ve ever seen. And trust me, I’ve seen a lot of fashion docs. It was almost an ingenious move on his part to end his career with a full feature film that will have you laughing and weeping within the hour. You will see how intensely stubborn Italians can be. They do...
Katrien Franken / Les Filles
Believe it or you’re stupid, but I look through all of my submissions. And even though I have submissions dating back to July that I have yet to post, Katrien Franken was a Dutch photographer who caught my eye. Trust me, it had nothing to do with her nationality. What was I saying? Oh, yes. She shot an amazing editorial entitled “Les Filles”, which I shouldn’t have to...
Imagine you’re 16 years old and Grandma Death approaches you with her video camera and asks you a ton of questions. Diane Pernet’s raspy voice, a bit reminiscent of a Grandma Death, has done just that. Notably recognizable from her black gypsy turban veil and blog, A Shaded View On Fashion, she “discovered” Charles Guislain, a 16 year old blonde boy who looks eerily similar...
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Welcome to the Dollhouse, according to wikipedia, is a 1995 coming of age black comedy, although there are no black people in the film from what I can remember, and nobody ages. Maybe they mean coming of age in a metaphorical sense, where they mature socially more so than physically. Like A Swedish Love Story, I thought we’d examine another great cult hit from my favourite decade. The story...
I’ve got a confession to make à la Catfish. I wasn’t really stuck in Paris without internet for the past two months. I was in jail. Surprise! This is a fashion blog run by Lil Weezy. And I’m finally back drinking champagne and it feels great! What’s that? You question my literacy skills and doubt that I possess the intellect to omit words like “mothafucka” and...
"What are you doing after Fashion Week?"
I just stumbled across this video through my RSS feeds. Some guy from 10 magazine asked a group of models one of the most generic questions you can possibly ask a model, “What are you doing after Fashion Week?”. I found it interesting (mostly because watching models talk is just so… fascinating) but equally annoying. He seemed so demanding for an answer (“Frida, take your...