Pseudo-Journalist Gone Rogue
Where to begin. Hm, hm, hm… Oh, right. If you haven’t already read this whiny rant, do so. The diabolical atrocity that the English language endures throughout this article, apparently dubbed pseudo-journalism, is a minor point on the grand scale of arguments this so-called “authour” has penned. My favourite part of the article has to be where he links to his own personal blog to...
The Wild Magazine
The Wild left me stunned. I thought I was a city boy, but this publication has completely changed my high rise view, not to mention my outlook. I never thought you could marry fashion with something of such substance, but I suppose fashion is all about a message — regardless of what that message may be. The Wild takes on important topics and broadens the fashion spectrum to include innovative...
Gareth Pugh + Joie de Vivre
YSL Collection Homme F/W 2009/10
Chanel + The Dreamers
Chanel F/W 2010/11 reminds me of The Dreamers. It’s a complete experience: the colours, the luxury, the details. This movie is about an American in Paris who meets a bourgeois brother and sister who are fellow film buffs. They become entangled in an erotic conflict set amongst a backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots. I’m sure Karl had all this in mind when he was designing the...
Juergen Teller does what Terry Richardson thought he could do, but without putting his nose into other people’s business — literally. His work is in every way beyond comparison to Terry’s, so I hope he’ll forgive me for bringing up that dirtbag in the same sentence. That’s not to say he doesn’t take photos of his member near other people’s area of ingestion. He...
I forget how old Irwin Barbé is, but it’s irrelevant. Whether or not he creates real moments with his off-handed photography is never a question — it feels like his photographs are living. It’s not like looking through a frame at a staged existence, it’s like carrying a mirror with you everywhere you go and having a truly objective reflection of your life. I like that. He’s...
Kristen McMenamy / Dazed & Confused
Have you ever had a fine piece of steak that tasted terrific, but was missing something you couldn’t put your finger on? Or have you ever tried an outfit on that would look so much better with the right accessories? That’s how I feel about Dazed & Confused. Without a doubt, it’s certainly one of the best monthly fashion AND music magazines out there. it’s not like those...
Cole Man / Jolijn Snijders
Karlie Kloss + Vogue China
What Lies Ahead + Ruben Vega
See if you can guess who took these. Nope. Okay, I’ll give you a hint. It’s not Hedi Slimane. Jeez, you’re pushy. Alright, alright it’s Ruben Vega. You know when you wish for something and finally it comes and it’s just not what you expected? A bit like this summer weather. Not that I’m complaining, it’s just that my computer keeps dying due to heat...
A Woman In Full / V Magazine
This year we started to notice a slight rise of healthier looking models and even plus size models. Designers like Prada, Mark Fast, Chanel and Louis Vuitton used curvier models for their runway shows. V published their plus size issue earlier this year. Several magazines also started using healthier models, some even photoshopping the model to look bigger. “A Woman In Full” is an...
Niko the Ikon
IDGAF (I don’t give a fuck) is the motto of Niko the Ikon, whose life is a show. His outrageous antics with the cray-sations of the scene in LA make him the envy of many. His DGAF attitude and soberealist (I just coined that term right now) photography has landed him at Toga Party’s chez Jeremy Scott. Some say he’s part of a movement trying to recreate Andy Warhol’s factory...
Tati Cotliar / Ten Magazine
After a binge of new wave cinema (The Dreamers, Bande À Part, Funny Face, A Little Romance, Lagerfeld Confidential, À Bout de Souffle, Amélie, An American in Paris, Love in the Afternoon, Paris When It Sizzles) I feel versed enough in my arduous research that I wouldn’t be considered what the french call, “les incompetent”. All I’m missing is one thing: un logement...
What better way to celebrate Canada’s 143rd birthday then to shove my face with free cake and honour (note the Canadian spelling) some amazing achievers in the fashion industry who come from the True North Strong and Free, eh? Rad Hourani / Designer Daria Werbowy / Model Simon Nessman / Model Joe Zee / Editor at Elle Magazine Jason Wu / Designer Coco Rocha Conran / Model Dean...