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marc jacobs As the creative mind behind one of them most prestigious leather goods house of all time Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has become a true cultural phenomenon. The designer has managed to create noteworthy collections season after season and maintain a rather present pop culture presence. Friends with the likes of Lady Gaga and Kate Moss, Jacobs helped usher in a new generation: Generation X.
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While Jacobs has had many career highs and lows, he has been widely regarded as a zeitgeist of the 90’s era and one of the most prolific American designers of the 20th century. Some of his peers may have labeled him a “Copyist,” others have touted his visionary and genius in understanding a voice. He has raised his line Marc Jacobs to unforeseen heights and continues to cause a stir every fashion week. Over his lengthy career, Jacobs has been very controversial, and has even embarked on a trip or two to rehab. While as of late, Jacobs has put his bad boy ways behind him and his health and image in front of him— as well as the camera— posing for numerous ads of his own, most notably his men’s fragrance Bang.
Designing his first eponymous collection in 1986 alongside longtime friend and collaborator Robert Duffy, Jacobs a Parsons New School Of Design graduate, began making a name for himself within the fashion industry. Raised by his grandmother in the Upper West Side, Jacobs at the time was the youngest designer to ever be awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) highest honor of the Perry Ellis Award for “New Fashion Talent.” Pretty ironic seeing as just two years later he’d go on to join the line, just to be let go four years after that. Eventually, in 1988, Jacobs and Duffy would go on to join the design team of Perry Ellis where they oversaw its numerous women’s license. Jacobs was quickly ousted at Perry Ellis in 1992 for designing a “grunge” collection inspired by the rocker scene emerging within Seattle, spawned from the English punk era, that while was a commercial disappointment would go on to win Jacobs the Women’s Designer of The Year Award announced by the CFDA and truly christen him as one of the most influential designers of the decade.
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Photographer: Josef Jasso gossipphotographs.com Creative Direction/Styling: Allan + Ashley allanandashley.com Assistant Styling: Pikka Turangan pikkaturangan.com Hair: John Alexander Makeup: Kale Teter kaleteter.com Models: Nix / ENVY Lulu / ENVY Leonardo Garcia / annex
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Leo wears: Top, Pants, & Sweater: MAMA DONA/ mamadonala.com Lulu wears: Dress: MAMA DONA/ mamadonala.com Belt: MONIKA CHIANG/ monikachiang.com Shoes: SHOE MINT/ shoemint.com
Lulu wears: Overalls: ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com Dress: LA MADE/ lamadeclothing.com Boots: DAV/ davrain.com Nix wears: Top: MINK PINK/ minkpink.com Fur Jacket: ENGLISH CLIENTELE Shoes: FORNARINA/ fornarina.com Leo wears: Cap: BAD HAUS By: Taylor Rozz/ facebook:Bad Haus Coat: ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com Pants: MARKO THE CURATOR/ galleriadefresco.com Shoes: STYLIST OWN
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Lulu wears: Dress : DIMEPIECE DESIGNS/ dimepiecedesigns.com Boots: DAV/ davrain.com
Nix wears: Body Suit : EKATERINA KUKHAREVA/ kukhareva.com Tights: HOUSE OF HOLLAND FOR PRETTY POLLY/ houseofholland.co.uk Shoes: EKATERINA KUKHAREVA/ kukhareva.com Earrings: POPARAZZI/ ilovepoparazzi.com
Lulu wears: Top: ENGLISH CLIENTELE/ Skirt: RAMY BROOK/ ramybrook.com Shoes: JEFFEREY CAMPBELL/ jeffereycampbellshoes.com Leo wears: Sweater: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Pants: MAMA DONA/ mamadonala.com Scarf and Shoes: STYLIST OWN Nix Wears: Sweater: AVIATOR NATION/ aviatornation.com Roller Blades: C. WONDER/ cwonder.com Hat: AVIATOR NATION/ aviatornation.com
Nix wears Swimsuit: HAUS OF PINK LEMONAID/ hausofpinklemonaid.com Skirt: RAMY BROOK/ ramybrook.com Shoes: FORNARINA/ fornarina.com Earrings: POPARAZZI/ ilovepoparazzi.com
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editors-in-chief/ creative directors Allan Troy Watson Ashley Rae Garcia
Design director Anthony James
Design associate Jordan Cuellar
contributing writer Pikka Turangan
copy editor Hannah Harris
ben tsui “Just because you are a character doesn’t mean that you have character” - Winston ‘The Wolf’ Wolfe Pulp Fiction (1994)
“You know the difference between me and you.. I make this look good” –“J Men In Black (1997)
“Lord grant me the serenity to accept that I’m just a boy in a dress and the courage to change with the fashions and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Chi Chi Rodriquez To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
“And like that, he’s gone” – Roger ‘Verbal’ Knit The Usual Suspects (1995)
“Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” - The Babe The Sandlot (1993)
“Hakuna Matata” - Timon The Lion King (1994)
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e d i ins gn i s de ANNEX:After graduating from Central Saint Martins what was your immediate next step? GG:Post Central Saint Martins, my graduate collection was awarded ‘The Future of Couture’ at Altaroma Altamoda, Rome Couture Fashion Week and with ‘The Roots of Creativity’ title at the Mittelmoda Fashion Awards in Italy. I appeared for different interviews with different kinds of international global brands. I worked with Hussein Chalayan, Tristan Webber gaining some kind of experience in Europe. I knew I had to start my brand soon enough and after an experience of one and a half years I returned back to India. ANNEX:Working for designers like Hussein Chalayan, Tristan Webber, Stella McCartney and more have you had a mentor guiding you through the industry? GG:There hasn’t been a particular singular guidance, but I have seeked and received guidance from many industry people.
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ANNEX:You’ve been honored with numerous prestigious awards and accomplished in a short time what other designers could only hope to accomplish in a lifetime how do you stay grounded and humble?
What excites you more, seeing your designs grace the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, etc. or on a complete stranger?
GG:I feel I’m yet to achieve more, and exploration injects further adrenalin into the brand continuously. I’m also very close to my friends and family who keep me grounded.
In between designing you actively collaborate with artists and musicians. what would be the ultimate collaboration for you?
Your designs are so notorious for the distinct garment construction, impeccable form, and luxurious fabric, what has inﬂuenced you to put such on emphasis on these qualities? The inspiration is mostly driven from this inert need to innovate for myself first. To envisage something, the thought that would excite me first, and then each garment has a different process. There are influences from art, art nouveau, deco, and their obsession with beautiful things like wines and roses. Then we try out different techniques, sketches, artworks, embroideries, materials, colours, there does seem to be a method to the randomness of the process.
I like both. I’m greedy.
I would love to collaborate with Mathew Barney, Riccardo Tisci, Tim Burton and the Cirque de Soleil. What can we expect next from Gaurav Gupta? We are planning to open more stores across the world and retailing in established markets as US & Europe. But most importantly, “keeping the brand alive and kicking” What insider advice can you give to aspiring designers? In design there is a constant fight between alternative design and commercial market and finding the balance. I urge all designers not to give in.
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Discovered at the age of 17 on MySpace by fashion notable Noël Marin, O’Pry has gone on to snag major campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, Ralph Lauren, Gianfranco Ferre, H&M, Armani Jeans, Marc Jacobs, Dsquared2, Fendi, Zara and shoot magnanimous editorials for Dansk, Vogue Homme, V, and Details. He’s recently been named the face of Viktor & Rolf’s newest male’s fragrance, Spicebomb and made a major cameo in Madonna’s music video “Girl Gone Wild”. According to models.com, Sean is said to be the 8th most successful male model in the industry and shows no signs of slowing down.
Grace has come a long way from a humble beginning in Anglesey, Wales where she’d wait month after month for her out dated issue of American Vogue. At age 17, she was entered into a Vogue young model competition, after a whirlwind career, Grace was cosmetically injured at 26, leaving here modeling career as a non-factor. In 1988, two years later Grace sat down with the then editor of British Vogue, Beatrix Miller, who offered her a job. After almost 20 years with the English publication, Coddington moved to New York City to work for Calvin Klien eventually heading to American Vogue under the guiding hand of new Editor In Chief Anna Wintour. After years of living in Wintours shadow Grace emerged triumphant in the 2009 ‘September Issue’ documentary, which solidified her as a star and the true creative visual force behind Vogue. 2 books and another documentary later Coddington is still creating some of the most visually stunning editorials of our generation.
Known as “THE SUPERMODEL” Campbell was raised by her mother, a Jamaican born dancer, which influenced her to enroll at the Barbara Speake Stage School. There she did ballet and was accepted to Italia Conti Academy of Arts. Discovered by Beth Boldt, the head of Synchro agency, Naomi over her storied almost 30 year long career has been a magnet for scandal and a true trailblazer in her fight against racism in the fashion industry. As a third of “The Trilogy” along with fellow Supers Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, Campbell set a high bar for every ‘So Called’ model that followed. Raising millions yearly for her organizations in Haiti, Brazil, India, and as a close friend of Nelson Mandela Campbell has become just as connected with the runway as she is with being a philanthropist. Worth over $45 Million Dollars Naomi still rules the runway and booking recent campaigns for Pinko, Givenchy, and Roberto Cavilli shows Naomi’s still got it.
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French model turned singer, Giabiconi has been the face for Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel and Fendi, featured in editorials for VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Numero Homme, V Man, Aarmani, Roberto Cavalli, and numerous others. He signed with New York agency DNA Model Management in 2008. The following year, Karl Lagerfeld himself signed him on as the male face for Chanel; a rarity in the fashion industry in having male models as faces for huge monikers such as Chanel. However, Lagerfeld is known for keeping his classical beauties and using them vigorously such as with Jordan Dunn, he has since closed for their haute couture shows alongside faces like Freja Beha Erichsen, Abbey Lee, and Lara Stone. Baptiste has also launched a successful musical career, even snagging a number 1 album debut, proving that he’s not only a pretty face but a pretty voice also.
Cayman-Born, to a large family of seven brothers, Selita Ebanks started her modeling after being discovered by an Elite Model Management scout while at Six Flags. With the agency, she soon began booking jobs with the likes of Catherine Malandrino, James Coviello, Abercrombie & Fitch, and DKNY, eventually signing on with Victoria’s Secret in 2005. Ebanks has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice; she’s been both Kanye West’s music video love interest and The Dream’s. She has also gone on to start a women’s empowerment organization in Sierra Leone, and a talent school in her hometown of Cayman. Selita has also launched her very own swimwear, shoes, and accessories line titled Sass, which was showcased on last year’s BET’s Rip the Runway television special.
Granddaughter to the former president of the United States, George H. W. Bush, Lauren Bush Lauren, who recently tied the knot to David Lauren, son of fashion icon Ralph Lauren. Having launched her own line in 2008 under the moniker Lauren Pierce, Bush has been lucky to also grace the covers of Australian Vogue & W magazine, along with being the face of Abercrombie & Fitch, Gai Mattiolo and Isaac Mizrahi. The 5 foot 6 beauty studied fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and received her B.A. in Anthropology from Princeton University 2006. Bush was also a student ambassador in 2005 for the World Food Program a project linked alongside the UN World Food Program called “FEED Projects”. Lauren Bush Lauren’s commitment, class, elegance, and relentless work ethic sets her apart from all other ‘born of privilege’ beauties.
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Recently spotted on the Chanel runway in Karl Lagerfeld’s Resort 2013 show, the 4 year old made his debut yet again! The show took place in Linlithgow, Scotland where he wore a kilt and a beret holding his father’s (Brad Kroenig) hand. This will be hudson’s third debut shown bottom right. Hudson sure is a professional at heart! The little model has already been photographed by German VOGUE at 1 years old, graced two campaigns (Fendi, Dolce & Gabanna) and has been on spreads for Harper’s Bazaar, W and the Pirelli Calendar. Hudson’s father Brad made his way to the top working for Abercrombie & Fitch to being the face of Chanel, when his son was born, Karl Lagerfeld was named Godfather for Brad’s son.
Brought up in New York as a true sports enthusiast playing football and track in high school, all which shaped him to become one of America’s few and first male supermodels, Tyson’s big break came when talent scout Jeff Jones discovered him, in 1992 eventually going on to become the first face of Ralph Lauren’s Polo male sportswear. Beckford has been called “Man of the Year” by VH1, one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the world” by People Magazine and has walked runways for everyone from Calvin Klien, Frankie Morello, Tommy Hilfiger, and Dsquared2. He’s been a guest judge on Tyra Bank’s America’s next top model and the host of his own show Make Me A Supermodel on Bravo all while still ripping runways from Milan to New York.
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q&a: ANNEX:What drew you to the world of fashion? ML:Studying Art History and Photography drew me to Fashion World. I was always interested in the balance of creativity in Fashion Design, Art and Business. photo by: Ksenia Tavrina
NAME: Marianna Lomsinko AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Saint Petersburg, Russia SCHOOL: FIT JOB TITLE: McQ Showroom Intern under US Account Executive
ANNEX:Have you had any notable mentors that have guided you through the industry? ML:The best inspirational mentors for me are actually biographies of successful designers, writers and stylists! ANNEX:Why McQueen? ML:Each collection of Lee McQueen is a unique artistic expression. I admired his talent, passion and creativity. The way he was changing a womanâ€™s silhouette each season was unbelievable. For me Alexander McQueenâ€™s fashion designs are absolute pieces of art, which can substitute any Gallery or Museum art pieces. Aside from that, his brand was pure business success. I was interested in gaining experience in a creative and successful brand that is why I pursued McQueen Showroom in New York. ANNEX:What were your responsibilities? ML:The US McQ Team is fairly small thus my responsibilities were varying from daily Wholesale tasks to Showroom assistance. The greatest experience was assisting McQ Market Weeks.
ANNEX:Dress for success- what would you normally wear to the office? ML:Even though Fashion and Comfort usually stands on opposite sides, my life credo is if you feel comfortable and unique in the clothes you put on every morning you are already half way to your success! My favorite look for daily work at the Showroom: Blue jeans, simple top/T and a blazer! Simplicity always works! ANNEX:What was your biggest fear going into the position? How did you overcome this? ML:It is always exciting to start a new career path! Of course I was scared to make some silly mistakes, but if you are confident enough and keen to details you can handle any fears! ANNEX:Can you highlight the fabulous part about working in the industry and the ugly truth about fashion? ML:I think that fashion is the most fast paced environment. You never get bored of monotonous work because it is always different, always exciting. If you have enough knowledge you can actually see through Fashion all Cultural, Political and Economical tendencies in the world! As for ugly truth, everything that changes so fast usually is pretty shallow. ANNEX:What is your next step in the industry? ML:Right now I am trying to get as much experience in Fashion Industry as possible, so in a year from now I can see results of my hard work. ANNEX:Any advice for fashionistas trying to break into the industry? ML:You should know exactly why you want to work in Fashion Industry and be confident enough in order to pursue you career dreams!
ANNEX:What was the most surprising thing you learned during your time at Alexander McQueen? ML:Team work is the best tool for any type of business. ANNEX : CHRISTO
the rise & fall
of c o n t e m p
The quickly changing pop culture world of the 1990’s was one
to never release another solo album again, and potentially see jail
of the most defining eras in the realm of contemporary R&B. Many
time for tax evasion, but nones of her woes could ever eclipse the
artists we consider legends today, saw their careers defined by
sheer magnitude such a prolific album carries.
their success in the 90’s. Imagine a world without Michael Jackson’s
In a time where music was dominated by ethnicities there was
“Dangerous” (1992), which went on to sell over 30 million records
no group out that held a candle to that of the female trio TLC, con-
worldwide. The Jackson family’s success continued with Janet
sisting of singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
Jackson becoming the worlds highest paid artist after signing
and singer Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, TLC were one of the first female
a multi-million dollar contract with Virgin Records, then she pro-
artist to ever give strength and power to the women’s voice, ush-
ceeded to sell over 10 million albums for her project “Janet.” (1993).
ering in an era of girl power that acts such as Beyoncé Knowles
That was just a small increment of the impact the R&B culture made
have truly honed in on. With female empowering lyrics and such a
wide mass appeal, their first album “Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip”
Mariah Carey’s career saw an emergence in 1990 to start
(1992) sold over 4 million copies worldwide. That was just the begin-
the decade with her hit singles “Vision of Love”, and “Love Takes
ning for a group. Although enduring arrests and conflicts throughout
Time”. Carey would eventually go on to hold the record for the most
the years, their second album “CrazySexyCool” (1994) went on to
Billboard Hot 100 number one singles of all time, beating out the
sell over 11 million copies in the United States and gave us timeless
Beatles, Madonna, and Whitney Houston.
#1 Billboard hits such as “Waterfalls” and “Creep”.
In the realm of Hip-Hop/R&B, Lauryn Hill accomplished
One of the most successful women to ever hold a mic
what no other artist had even done at that time. In 1999, “The
in the 90’s was that of Brandy Norwood, an artist who truly tran-
Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (1998) was nominated for 10 Grammy’s,
scended race and gender lines and went on to see great success
winning five (which at the time was unheard of for a hip-hop artist)
selling millions of records and an extremely successful television
and went on to sell over 19 million albums worldwide. Hill went on
show. Being one of the first African American artists to have a Barbie
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doll christened in their liking, Brandy was the undisputed teen queen
very distinct R&B sound. Contrary to this, one of pop music’s biggest
of the era. Even with acts such as Monica and Aaliyah hot on her
breakout stars Adele obliterated the charts with her last major LP
trails she still remained supreme.
“21” in which any trained or untrained ear could here the distinct
With all the triumphant success that these acts saw over the
R&B stylings of yesteryear. So why in fact did that album in turn sell
years, it’s hard to believe that they have all but diminished into
more copies that just about every true R&B album released in the
obscurity. But what exactly is to blame for this backlash against
same year combined? Why is it that acts such as Rihanna are still
music that once flooded the airways of radio stations everywhere
categorized by the Grammy association as R&B when indefinitely
and defined the last great MTV generation. Is it the swinging of the
she is a pop artist?
cultural pendulum to the opposite side where acts like Christina
The music of today is not that of yesterday. The music of today
Aguilera, Pink, and Britney Spears who early in there career mim-
has a face and its face is that of Lady Gaga, Katie Perry, Ke$ha,
icked the sound and stylings of more ethnic acts have now taken
and Rihanna. Pop has become a dominating force, and now with
reign over the top of the charts.
the extension of electro/dance music it seems as though it may
Pop music has become the new R&B and the face of that
last just a tad longer. Although rest ashured that the pendulum has
music is far different than the face we are used to. While acts like
already begin to swing for Hip-Hop acts such as Kaye West, Drake,
Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Alicia Keys still see great success they all
Jay-Z, Big Sean, and Lil Wayne are breaking records left and right,
have one common factor: The color of their skin. Seeing as this is
shifting millions of units within the first week of release. But for those
not a commentary on race it’s also important to note that most,
of us who remember the music of a time ago we’ll hold onto Brandy
if not all of Beyoncé and Rihanna’s biggest hits have a distinctive
and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” and SWV’s “Weak”.
pop overtone making it easier to swallow for today’s generation of manufactured pop. To this day, Beyoncé’s worst performing album has been that of her 4th album entitled “4” which had a
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by: K. Escobar
london 2012 was a very big year for the United Kingdom. London was home to the 2012 Summer Olympics, and Queen Elizabeth was celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. Although I was unable to stick around for either of the two events, I was lucky enough to experience the UK prior to all of the summer festivities. It is not everyday that one is presented with the opportunity to not only experience a culture that takes patriotism to new heights, but also to experience it right on the brink of two of the largest events to take place there in the nation’s history. There was not one corner turned without seeing merchandise being sold to celebrate the Queen. There was construction and preparation for the Summer Olympics all over town. The atmosphere was that of great pride and joy, and the happiness of the locals gave this American tourist the perfect chance at getting in with London crowd.
Having the ability to ask locals “where to go” and “how to get there” is probably the greatest tool in surviving a new country, and the London locals were nothing but inviting. While the UK is home to great attractions as Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben, the real magic lied in the smallest streets and the darkest corners of London. The greatest adventure is exploring a new area with nothing but optimism and open mindedness. Finding hole in the wall restaurants and bars on hidden streets that only locals know of was the most thrilling time of my trip. While the rest of London is packed with tourists, these hidden gems are where the locals were able to school me and show me how things were done in their town. That being said, take nothing away from the rest of London. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and all of the great museums were beautiful and are experiences that I can never forget. The street markets had loads of amazing keepsakes. I was fortunate enough to see the Queen with my own eyes from only ten feet away. My advice for you readers who are planning on a London trip in the near future is to go and be open minded. Don’t let the big attractions of the city fool you into thinking there is nothing more to see because there is a whole other world waiting for you to find it if you allow yourself to become one of the locals and explore the streets. Happy travels! AnthonyANNEX
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obsessed tamar braxton: Love and war
honey boo boo
The legend of Honey Boo Boo: We all got a little taste of this pint sized cutie on the guilty pleaser TLC show Toddlers in Tiara’s and at that time she was already spewing out iconic quotes like “A dollar make me holler” and Annex’s personal favorite “My mom is the coupon queen!” Now that little Alana Thompson has scored her own show, she is a bona fide star and we can’t get enough of her.
‘Love & War’ Tamar Braxton: After stepping out on her own in the late 90’s songstress Tamar Braxton also the youngest sister to the legendary Toni Braxton is at it once again. Tamar’s first single from her upcoming album is Love & War, an emotionally charged ballad penned by songwriter Lashawn Daniels (Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Brandy) and is standout track that went on to top iTunes main chart in just under 24 hours. With the powerhouse vocals displayed by the youngest Braxton on this record we are all the more excited to finally here the accompanying project.
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SnapChat: Because sharing pictures on Instagram wasn’t enough. SnapChat is real-time picture sharing. Send a photo to your friends and control how long they can view the message before it’s gone for good- they’ll even let you know if your friend screenshot it. Snapchat is instantly addicting and if you’re witty, it can be pretty fun.
Alexander Wang at Balenciaga: With the resignation of Nicholas Ghesqiére and the appointment of Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, the fashion world was all a buzz. Now that it’s official and the suspense has lifted the only thoughts on our minds is in what direction will Wang take the brand that was impeccably helmed by Ghesqiére for almost 20 years.
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Backspaces: Storytelling never looked so good! Backspaces is a new smartphone app that allows you to tell stories using pictures, words, and places. It’s pretty much a mix of Facebook, Instagram, and Foursquare, only cooler because the user experience and interface is fresh and exciting.
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Shane wears: Sweater: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Pants: JUUN J/ juunj.com Hat: IPPL/ ippl.co Shoes: STYLIST OWN Jordan wears: Sweater: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Pants: ZARA/ zara.com Scarf: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Shoes : STYLIST OWN
My Brotherâ€™s Keeper Photographer: Christian Rios christianrios.us Creative Direction/Styling: Allan + Ashley allanandashley.com Assistant Styling: Pikka Turangan pikkaturangan.com Hair & Makeup: John Alexander Location: Alexandria Hotel: Los Angeles, Ca Models: Jordan / NEXT Shane / vision
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Jordan Wears: Jacket: ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com Pants: ZARA/ zara.com Scarf: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Shane wears: Tank: ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com Jacket & Pants: ZARA/ zara.com
Shane wears: Jacket & Hat : IPPL/ ippl.co Flannel (inside leather jacket): PENDLETON/ pendleton-usa.com Shorts: ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com
Jordan wears: Jacket: ZALEZ STUDIO/zalezstudio.com Shirt: JUNK FOOD CLOTHING/ junkfoodclothing.com Pants: SKINGRAFT/ skingraftdesigns.com Hat: IPPL/ ippl.co Shoes: STYLIST OWN
Jordan wears: Necklace: TRICIA MILANESE/ lavishjewelry.us
Jordan wears: Shirt & Skirt:ZALEZ STUDIO/ zalezstudio.com Flannel: PENDLETON/ pendleton-usa.com Pants: ZARA/ zara.com Shoes: ALDO/ aldo.com
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menswear fall 13/14
Even while only presenting a modest 15 looks, Acne’s Jonny Johansson pulled inspiration from the self-branding – before branding, book collecting, and narcissist, dandy August Strindberg. With cropped pants and extended loose fitting shirts, to modernize one of the biggest themes throughout numerous collections, this season that of the dandy, but Jonny’s dandy boy seemed one of a fresh nuances while being unmistakably modern and edge ridden.
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Pulling strong Goth and Romantic influences, Saberi presented a showcase of distinct attitude. The outerwear focused collection was presented in only Black, White, and Gray —another trend this winter in a stark contrast to the explosion of color most brands showcased for last fall. Saberi’s collection seemed so fitting, so right, so now, from the loose silhouettes to the must have leather pieces – every man needs a great leather jacket and to contrast that with the amazing wrapped pieces is golden. Saberi, while playing it slightly safe, presented a collection that is sure to not only sell but also create classic pieces that will stand the life of even the most fickle sartorialist.
When British designer Christopher Shannon spoke of channeling the show “Hoarders” for his Fall 2013 collection, there was something of an expectation of over indulgence, yet as the collection moved on, while there were many details and focal points, there was still an essence of cleanliness. Christopher’s collection seemed fresh and oddly accessible and easily adaptable. From the leather pieces— a first for him— to the multi fabric jeans, which seemed so obnoxiously fashion that you just have to have them. All in all, Shannon’s collection kept us intrigued without going camp and delivered some of Men’s Fashion Week’s most must have items.
Continuously in a lane of his own, Kean Etro showed a collection that stood out, relentless among the over tailored and over stuffed menswear season. Somewhat of a bohemian heaven, Kean presented a collection that, like he stated in his show, “… flows”. Everything about this collection had an easiness to it that seemed relatable, even to a younger market – which the jersey suit will sit pretty nicely with. Kean brought the essence of a Mongol and interpreted him into a fast moving gentlemen who defies the over sophisticated, while still appearing intelligent in his stature.
What’s Ricardo Tisci’s world without sex and religion? Whatever or wherever that world is, we definitely don’t want to be apart of it. The low cut lapel-less suiting, the couture like zipper and wide stitching details, Riccardo Tisci’s dark vision of the land of the free – the good ol’ U. S. of A. was nothing short of spectacular. Season after season it amazes me at how effortlessly Tisci seems to be in touch with the pulse of the true coinsurers of fashion and what those who push boundaries and that truly revel in sartorial superiority truly want to adorn themselves in. He’s inventive, all knowing, and a true fashion genius; the thought of not seeing a couture collection from him is truly disheartening, yet excites us to see what he turns out for womenswear. We know those couture ideas have to fruition in some manner.
Being the invited guest of Pitti Uomo’s must have its perks, but it is not to say the exclusive invitation wasn’t well deserved. Both Humberto Leon and Carol Lim spoke of Gods and Goddess of the sky and presented a collection that felt almost heroic. Even the fabric seemed foamy and cloud-like throughout which, about 80% of them being developed specifically for the collection. While they veered from the energy that has now become synonyms with Kenzo, in the terms of loud prints, animal graphics, and bright colors, it was a welcome change, and solidified their versatility and staying power as designers. Sellable in all rights as usual, the collection will easily satisfy the ever-loyal Kenzo customer, while bringing the ever curious wanders and those who are slower to adapt on trend pieces.
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Issuing a state of defiance, Kris Van Asche’s man reminded us all to not take ourselves too seriously. Whether it was pairing a collared shirt and tie with a sweater, or a blazer with a sweatshirt that read “Rough, Tough, N’ Rugged” Van Asche made a statement that adult clothing can still have an essence of youth. Kris’s collection was mesmerizing to watch and one of the most standout of the entire season. Van Asche seemed to accomplish the impossible of creating a collection so obnoxiously fashion yet still serious in nature. Van Asche kept his color palette muted – good design, to keep from becoming camp, which allowed for the true identity of his collection to surface and cause a stir.
Whatever future galactic war Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer are taking recruits for, sign us up. From the hard suits in bold blues to the bulletproof vest-like waistcoat, Formichetti and Romain were definitely in another decade when creating this season decadent collection. The vision was clear and precise and each look that hit the runway played an integral hand in making the journey to the front line. While there are pieces that will deter the average buyer, that’s come to be expected from the Mugler team. Never ones to play safe and ordinary, Formichetti and Romain have presented a fantasy of battle and whimsy in a way any adventuress would keenly indulge.
Nicoll, only on his second round of Menswear, has hit the nail once more; while some say the collection lacked a sense of character, we say it provided a vision so clear that you could interpret every which piece to your liking. Nicoll has since— even in his womenswear— been a fan of clarity and a slight simplicity that allowed for his collection to move effortlessly down the runway, look after look, and create a sense of openness. Working his very own version of a paint splattered camo and also one of Fall’s biggest trends of loose, almost Zoot-like, suiting. The collection was fully realized which is something we’ve all come to expect from the Brits and something we hope he continues to capture in his future men’s showings.
Offering the most reverent voice of the season, Yamamoto stuck to his guns and then amped it up. Beginning his collection in the classic Yamamoto way he then treaded up hill showing a collection chock full of innovation. The collection, rife with contrasting fabric skirts and kilts, classic off-center blazers, and chunky knits, seemed all too familiar, yet fresh and unabashed. Yohiji continues to show us why he is in the forefront of menswear and is in swift pursuit of a new frontier, making something such as skirts buttoned vents seem like classics for decades within the psyche of designer male garb.
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VICTORIA JUSTICE Photographer: Bradford Rogne bradfordrogne.com Retouching: Felipe Menezes FELIPEMENEZES.COM Creative Direction/Styling: Allan + Ashley allanandashley.com Assistant Styling: Pikka Turangan pikkaturangan.com Amanda Johnson amandamariestyles.com Hair: Ashley Hall ashleylynnhall.com Makeup: Kale Teter kaleteter.com
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Q&A: ANNEX Having done ‘Victorious’ and now ‘Fun Size’ are you finding the demographic shift to be graceful and inviting, or is it difficult to find the roles you’re searching for through your transition? “Fun Size” was a PG13 movie, but it really didn’t stray too far away from a family audience. I originally signed onto to do a movie for Paramount, but somewhere down the line the decision was made to have it be a coproduction between Paramount and Nickelodeon (who are both owned by Viacom) which really surprised me. When that happened a few things got toned down. I think they made the decision to try and capture my audience. Filming that movie was so much fun and I loved working with the cast, Josh Schwartz (The OC, Chuck and Gossip Girl) and his producing partner Stephanie Savage. With that being said, I’ve been so busy that I don’t know yet if it’ll be hard or not to try and transition from my core Nickelodeon audience. Ask me in about a year and I’ll let you know if it’s difficult or not. ANNEX Now that your extremely successful show ‘Victorious’ is coming to a graceful end, going forth do you expect to focus more on music, television, or movies? That’s a really good question, because I’m so passionate about acting and music. As far as TV or movies, I’m just looking for a role I can sink my teeth into. I love comedy, but if I were to do another TV show, I would want it to be so different than my character on “Victorious”. In other words, I’m looking for a challenging dramatic role. It doesn’t really matter to me if it’s film or TV, just as long as the material is something that I’m excited about. As for music, that’s my focus right now. I’m busy writing songs for my debut album. I love writing because it’s something that I create and can mold any way I want. It’s not a script that’s being handed to me and I have no choice in the matter, but to read someone else’s words. When it comes to music, I’m driving the bus and I like having the control. I also love collaborating with people I respect and admire. When you have great chemistry with a producer, it makes all the difference in the world. I’m really lucky that I get to explore both worlds…so going forward, I would like to keep doing both... let’s see what happens. ANNEX Since you started acting at such a young age what do you really feel was your big break, the moment where you really realized you had made it? I booked my first commercial on my very first audition for “Ovaltine” when I was eight years old. As thrilling as that was, it was booking a series regular role on “Zoey 101” with Jamie Lynn Spears that was definitely my big break. I remember watching the first season of the show and loving it. Then in the second season, they were looking for a new roommate and had a big casting call. I remember hearing about it and hoping that I could get an audition. I remember there being a discussion that I was a little young because I was only twelve and most of the cast was 14- 16 years old at that time. Our agent told casting, “just let her come in and audition and see what you think”. I remember going in to the audition and then finding out that I was getting a callback. I first met Dan Schneider on my callback and I still vividly remember the audition and the conversation we had. I remember leaving the audition and being in the car about five minutes, when we got the phone call from my agent, that they were going to screen test me for the role. I remember the screen test was me and one other girl who was so sweet. I still remember her name, it was Julia. I remember being on the set of a movie I was filming called, “Silver Bells” for the Hallmark Channel, when I got the phone call from my agent telling me that I booked the role of “Lola” as the new roommate. I remember starting to cry happy tears, it was definitely my big break. That role was about to change my life.
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ANNEX Starting out as an actress what are you finding most difficult about the process of moving into singing? I did start out as an actress, but I think a lot of people don’t realize that I’ve been singing since I was very young. I never did it professionally, but I had an Uncle who was a professional singer/musician and we were always singing together at family get togethers and holidays. I was also accepted into a musical theater program when I was 11 and that’s where I got my real training. I’ve been doing both for a very long time now. When people know you as just an actress though, they sometimes have a hard time seeing you as a singer. Fortunately for me, I sing on my show, so it’s not hard for them to see me as a singer. It’s not like someone just flipped a switch and said, “now we’re going to make you a singer” when no one’s ever heard you before. The fans are already used to hearing me sing. I also did a headlining tour last summer, so they’ve seen me in concert as well. It’s harder for people to grasp the transition when they’re not used to it, I feel. As for a single out on radio or dropping an album, that will be the next phase. The process of taking a single to radio will be a new one for me, so stay tuned… ANNEX How do you plan to keep from becoming just another fallen Nickelodeon child star? I have a great support system around me and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given. I remain extremely optimistic about the future. ANNEX As a celebrity of your status it amazes us how interactive you are with your fans, why do you feel inclined to engage them as much as you do? It goes back again to being grateful and recognizing the fact that I wouldn’t be where I am without them. I also take great pleasure in knowing, that just a reply from me really could make someone’s day and that makes me really happy. I just appreciate them so much. Many of them have really touched me in so many ways and it’s just a way of giving back. ANNEX While uniting girls to change the world, what’s your ultimate goal to achieve from Girl Up? It’s about bringing awareness to the cause and helping to raise funds to help girls in developing countries who just don’t have the same opportunities that we are so fortunate to have here. Last year during my concert, we gave a sneak peak of the music video and had “GirlUp” booths set up where girls could sign up and help spread the word. The response was great! At the moment, we’re trying to raise twenty thousand dollars for the cause. I just looked today and we’re about $1,700.00 away. When we reach it, I will release the song I wrote for “Girl UP” along with the music video. When you’re not busy working, what do you do to remind yourself that you’re just a normal 19 year old girl. I never have to remind myself that I’m a normal 19 year old girl, if anything I forget that people are going to recognize me from TV or “Fun Size”. I’m still me, I’m just in a not so normal circumstance. I do pretty much the same things that most people my age do. I go to the movies, hang with friends...you know, the usual stuff. ANNEX Your image as of late has really moved in a more on-trend direction, what spring 2013 trends are you most excited to incorporate within your wardrobe? I love the classic combination of black and white and I also have always had a weak spot for stripes, so mix those two together and I’m super excited. I’ve already invested in a couple of black and white jackets with this trend for 2013. I’ve also always been a fan of jewel tones, so the fact that emerald green is on trend for this year makes me happy. I will definitely be working it into my wardrobe or will be wearing it on the red carpet. Pant suits are another trend that I’m looking forward to. As for shoes, I love ankle straps and just recently wore a pair to the Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes after party. I also just got a pair of taupe patent leather ankle straps that I’m excited to wear. ANNEX If there were one quote you could pick to live by, which would it be? This is an easy one for me, it’s the one I do live by and that would be, “treat people the way you would like to be treated”.
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ANNEX Since your first big single with Flo-Rida, what’re some new and interesting places your career has taken you? Ive been all over Europe ,I especially loved the romatic architechture in paris , Ive been to the middle east and Egypt , Ive gotten to ride horses through the desert and touch the pyramids.. Given myself a body mud bath in the dead .. explored the ocean in the carrabean . Touring definantly has its perks ANNEX You just released your 2nd EP ‘Human Condition: Sanguine’, describe the feel of the project and your progression as an artist, considering your last project was back in July? Sanguine means optimistic , its different because its alot more hopeful but the same because its just a fusion of all the genres of music that ive come to love since I was a kid ..its a cluster fuck of sound ,I just let the music pour out . Im back in the studio working on the third installment which has a clear sound and feel to it.. Its where I see myself living for a while ..it feels like home . ANNEX How would you describe your personal style of Pop? I call it alternative synth pop.. my own twist on indie pop ANNEX On Human Condition: Doleo EP, you have a song with Travis Scott titled ‘Nervous’, how did that record come about? Tell us about the recording process, chemistry, etc? I met Travis scott through my friend Marcus Williams ( who also goes by his art name Nephilim Giant ) . One day I happened to go by the studio and Travis was playing some beats and songs for his friends and I was just quietly sitting in the back with my hat pulled down low . he was so animated and excited .. and his music was really good .. I really felt his vibe and artisrty and felt safe enough to play him some of my new material that I was experimenting with . I played stimela , Reachout and tomorrow and right then and there we both became fans of eachothers work . he says he will produce something for me and I hope that happens soon ANNEX When you made ‘Dirty Talk’ did you know it would become a #1 single? No I didnt .. every artist wants that but there not prepared for the moment it actually happens . ANNEX Considering you’re from Queens, do you still live in New York? If so, what’re your favorite places to eat? I live in New york ... If I move it will be a drastic move , like to a country they dont speak english . my favorite place to eat is miss lilys . if you go there and tell Dennis I sent you , you will get a great table . ANNEX : CHRISTO
ANNEX You were signed to Atlantic Records at a young age, what’s your experience in the industry been so far, and how would you encourage young singers/songwriters? Atlantic Records was my college , I grew up there and became the artist I am today . ... I would say know who you are and what your vision is completely and really nobody , not the label , not an A&R can express who you are better than you . be very clear about what you want . ANNEX Who are some singer/songwriting peers of yours that inspire you to be a better artist and really push yourself? I came up with the likes of Claude Kelly , when you see somebody go from literally the bottom to the top ..man it makes you wanna get up and work. my friend nicole morier and liv and mim nervo they are great writers . Angel haze , Dj camper, Sky ferriera , Childish Gambino and Ronnie james .I love the new wave of purists , who will say whats on there mind and make music there way ANNEX Biggest Pet Peeve? knuckle popping ANNEX What’s the worst studio experience you’ve ever had? When I had to do a session a couple years back with a writer who thought he new exactly what I needed and who I was .. I didnt like the song and he was very specific on how he wanted me to sing it ...I was just looking at the clock ANNEX Future plans for 2013 now that you’ve release this EP? Im back in the studio ...working on my sound and creating visuals for the project . its a really exciting time for me . Id like to be playing every festival possible and singing on jimmy fallon . ANNEX If you could describe your musical journey in one word, what would that word be? Narnia by: K. Escobar
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Phillip Lim remains true to 3.1 injecting street elegance into his designs with an effortless rebellious glam tinge. Revving the collection up with inspiration from the likes of Danny Lyon’s seminal book “The Bikeriders.” Lim implied a relaxed, free spirited, polite spin. Merging clean silhouettes, with oversized knits, exposed hardware, and adorned gun-metal bugle beads conjuring the effect of repurposed motorcycle parts. Lim was quoted saying “even when his girl’s being bad, the inner bourgeoisie always comes through.”
In regards to his Pre-Fall 2013 collection Alexander Wang stated, â€œWe were playing with this idea of blurriness and ambiguity.â€? The unclear expression is seen throughout his collection, reflecting such ambiguity in a minimal color offering and simple shapes that give the illusion of not knowing where one begins and one ends. Mastering the craft of manipulating what is there to what one sees blurring everything together.
Erdem’s youthful essence mixed with sophistication and a hint of rebellion enabled Erdem’s Pre-Fall 2013 to capture a wide audience. Erdem says “It’s my laboratory, It’s where I can experiment, and thing about where my woman’s going next.” in regards to his Pre-Fall collection. While he holds a woman’s collarbone in high regards he exercised his design power showcasing such body party in strapless dresses, sheer yokes, jeweled netting, PVC, and more. Inspired by the film “Pleasures of the Flesh” he mixed things that “don’t really go together” his simple silhouettes flourished through dramatic texture and color. His collection pieces were deceiving while appearing simple actually consisted of incredibly complex execution of masterful combinations of materials.
Alber Elbaz’s Lanvin played his strong suits maintaining the revitalized reputation in luxury. PreFall 2013 heaves nothing short of ostentatious extravagance. Elbaz stated “Designers used to go to the jungle for inspiration, now we don’t have time to go because we’re living in one.” He’s managed to portray that jungle in utter elegance with a mish mosh of animal prints, leathers, and furs. Primarily using leopard motifs, leopard on everything from bags, to boots, to dresses.
#90sReallness at it’s finest, translated into elegance appropriate for Prabal Gurung’s mash-up inspired collection. Creating a Gurung spin with nods to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, his childhood in Nepal, and mid-nineties Versace, he states “ease” was his mantra, finely tuning each piece. In designing with “ease” the collection did not fall short of including his signature silhouettes; sheath and A-line dresses, and patterns extanted from tuxedo trousers to knit coats.
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Photographer: Ben Tsui bentsuiphotos.com
Creative Direction/Styling: Allan + Ashley allanandashley.com Assistant Styling: Pikka Turangan pikkaturangan.com Hair & Makeup: Nicole Newman Production Assistant: Tina Tran Bentley Provided By: Chauncey Villeroy
Models: Danny / ENVY Alaina / ENVY Juliana / ENVY
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Alaina wears : Top : VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Wrapped chains (used as belts): C WONDER/ cwonder.com Earrings : VINTAGE GIVENCHY/ vintageye.com Danny wears : Shirts : VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Juliana : Top : VINTAGE VERSACE Wrapped chains (used as belts): C WONDER/ cwonder.com
Danny wears: Shirt: VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Necklace: VINTAGE CHANEL/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Sunglasses: VINTAGE GAULTIER/ vintageye.com Alaina Wears: Shirt: VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com
Dani wears : Sweater: CASEN KREATION/ casenkreation.com Gold Harness : ANAIKKA/ anaikka.com Alaina wears : Shirt : STYLIST OWN Belt : MONIKA CHIANG/ monikachiang.com Earrings : VINTAGE GIVENCHY/ vintageye.com
Alaina wears : Blazer : AUGUST FIELD/ augustfield.com Pants : C WONDER/ cwonder.com Shoes : HAUS OF PRICE/ hausofprice.com Earrings : VINTAGE GIVENCHY/ vintageye.com Danny wears : Jacket : VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Hat : TAYLOR ROZZ/ facebook:Bad Haus Shoes: SHOE MINT/ shoemint.com Gold Necklace : MONIKA CHIANG/ monikachiang.com Silver Necklace: GALLERIADEFRESCO.COM
Alaina Wears: Pants: VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Earrings: VINTAGE GIVENCHY/ vintageye.com Necklace: VINTAGE GUCCI/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Bracelet: MONIKA CHIANG/ monikachiang.com Shoes: E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET/ macys.com Danny wears : Shirt : 1 OF 1/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Pants : VINTAGE VERSACE/ vintageye.com Juliana wears : Skirt : Vintage Shoes : Shoe mint/ shoemint.com
Danny wears : Tank : VINTAGE VERSACE/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Necklace : MONIKA CHIANG/ monikachiang.com Chain : VINTAGE CHANEL/ GalleriaDeFresco.com Headband (worn over the eyes) : BANDO PARAMOUNT JEWELED HEADBAND/ shopbando.com Alaina wears: Scarf (used as a top) : DAR LIN SILK SCARF/ darlindarco.com Gold Chest piece: ANAIKKA/ anaikka.com Pants : C WONDER/ cwonder.com Earrings : VINTAGE GIVENCHY/ vintageye.com
fashion never sleeps November 18, 2012 Pacsun teams up with the Jenner sisters Kendall and Kylie for their Junior’s line which will be hitting stores in February 2013.
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Jason Wu touches down in Taiwan with an agenda to give a speech to the students of Shih Chien University, on the importance of hard work and the fashion industry.
Swarovski, the famously known jewels and jewelry company made their way through Asia and showcased their work of previous collaborations with designers/artists such as Yoko Ono and Mary Karantzou just to name a few.
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The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled their new fashion exhibit called “Big” a spectacular display, exclusively drawn from ROM’s collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes.
British fashion designer Stella McCartney designs a virtual white ribbon to raise awareness for “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” that is held on November 25th.
November 13, 2012 Parsons The New School for Design announced they will be establishing a new campus taught in both English and French in Paris as of fall 2013.
November 26, 2012 Hermes uses their scarf print designs for postal stamps in the French Postal services.
November 14, 2012 The Italian jewelry designer Damiani, designs the sparkles and jewels for the hit sensation movie, “Breaking Dawn : Part 2” adorning characters such as Bella Swan and the Volturi.
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Solange Knowles features as the face of Rimmel London for their new campaign of bold colors for eye shadows and lip color.
Prince Charles honors Sarah Burton, the creative director of Alexander McQueen with “The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor” for her services in the fashion industry.
december 6,2012 A single Emporio Armani silver colored platform shoe that was thrown into the crowd by artist, Lady Gaga at a concert will be auctioned off at Paris’ auction house Drouot Richelieu.
december 19,2012 Nasty Gal expands their small Los Angeles office to create a new 50,000 square feet of office space in Downtown Los Angeles Pac Mutual Building in the middle of next year.
december 26,2012 Phillip Lim now covers most parts of Hong Kong with his pop up stores in Harbour City, Kowloon and Lane Crawford stores.
december 28,2012 The Manhattan federal court has now confrimed that Christian Louboutin has no further claims against YSL dismissing the lawsuit of the red monochrome shoes.
Louis Vuitton launches their new line of artsy scarves in collaboration with the editor in chief of French magazine “Purple”, Oliver Zahm, in Dover street markets, Ginza in Tokyo. They will be available in stores in January 2013.
december 10,2012 The famous band “No doubt” collaborates with Fred Perry to create a collection of classic Fred Perry styles with a blend of punk rock silhouettes. The limited edition line will be released in January.
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gerald walker Gerald Walker, 25-year-old rapper from Milwaukee, has created a large buzz over the last few years with the high amount of projects released. Now that he’s recently moved to Manhattan, he’s focused his singing and rapping abilities to become an overall very solid artist. 2013 is going to be a very impactful year and Gerald Walker’s ready to make a statement.
ANNEX Known for unusually long song titles and a melodic combination of rapping/singing, it seems you’ve discovered your sound in a short span of time. At what point did you discover your sound and how it makes you unique? (Despite early Drake comparisons) WALKER I discovered it early in my career just being an avid fan of all kinds of music. I feel I infuse a lot of different styles and techniques in my own style. Although it is very organic I believer listeners can pick up on. ANNEX Some of your best work has been accompanied by production from Cardo, how did you two first link up and decide to create ‘On Your Side’ and the follow up sequel? WALKER I leased a beat from him via Sound-click before he really blew up and I sent it back to him. He was fan and we’ve been rocking ever since. The ‘On Your Side’ project came about from our incessant communication and everything just naturally evolving. ANNEX You can tell the progress from your first project ‘Evening Out with Your Girlfriend’ to the standout from this year with ‘Believer’s Never Die’, from beat selection to artwork, how have you noticed your growth? WALKER Thank you. I was chillin’ in the studio with one of the homies and they pulled up one of my records from 2009 and I was like ‘Yo, my voice has changed so much.’ It’s one of those things that you don’t think about until it’s figuratively put into your face (Laughs) ANNEX Being courted by Universal Music, what have you learned from the Music Industry so far? In addition to being the most notable from Milwaukee? WALKER I’ve learned that although people may not mention or even comment on your progress/success, it doesn’t mean that they don’t see it. I learned from the Universal situation that I was on the radar of a lot of people I had no idea knew of my existence. That and being the most notable out of Milwaukee just inspires me to keep working and not really think about it. ANNEX What are your plans for 2013? WALKER Make music, make money and make a difference… because the culture needs it. by: K. Escobar
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Just like in Rupaul’s hit song in 1992 “Supermodel (You better work),” Linda Evangalista, Naomi Campbell, Christi Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Elle McPherson, Carla Bruni, Veronica Webb were and did just that. All these women defined a generation, they were the faces and bodies everyone wanted. They were interesting, personable, funny, and they stuck together like a merry band of thieves. With The Trinity (Christy, Naomi, & Linda) at the helm, the 90’s roared on with houses like Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and many
more tapping the ladies for campaign after campaign. The age of the supers was a full blown epidemic, with bodyguards needed to escort the ladies from show to show in New York, London, and Paris everybody wanted a piece, and they got it from Naomi’s legs, Elle’s Body, and Cindy’s mole. Starting with Linda Evangelista who took a then very young and fresh Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington under her wing and demanded the ladies be included in shows around the world. This group of ladies encompassed what Journalist Michael Gross donned “The
Trinity” the iconic January 1990 British Vogue cover along with Cindy Crawford and Tatjana Patitzm. All of which were a part of the top 10 who eventually became known and adored by simply their first names. Dawning in the late 80’s to the tail end of the 90’s the supers reigned supreme shooting everywhere from American Vogue to Versace campaigns, snagging beauty campaigns one after the other. You couldn’t escape these glamazon creatures, they encapsulated beauty and strength and every girl desired to be them. They ripped runways
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Before the supers evaded both print and runway there was a very evident line between the two. You had your print girls who had the look and your runway girls who had the walk, there was very little of an overlap. One of the biggest pinnacles of the super’s era was when Gianni Versace one of the biggest allies of the supermodel movement opened his 1991 Couture show with Linda, Cindy, Naomi, and Christi strutting the runway lip-syncing the words to George Michael’s “Freedom”, it was an epic moment that will forever remain in fashion history. Although by the mid 90’s the supermodel phenomenon did begin to die down thanks in one part to the waifish Kate Moss ushering in a new look for models and in other part to the emergence of grunge which brought about a more androgynous look to fashion in which Moss also lead the pack. No more was there the need for the buxom beauties that were The Supers. The majority of The Supers have settled down, started families, and branched out into other endeavors with the true last super of the 90’s Naomi still gracing pages of international magazines left and right, while Moss also continues working. Today the supers era is descending upon us once again that being Gisele Bundchen who to this day commands roughly $35 million a year while recently welcoming her second child with husband Tom Brady. Other notable models commanding top billing today and prized by the same designers who once held the supers of the 90’s in such high esteem are those of the likes of Karlie Kloss for Oscar De La Renta, Joan Smalls for Fendi, Jordan Dunn for Burberry, Abbey Lee Kershaw for Gucci, Coco Rocha for Zac Posen, Jessica Stam for Dolce and Gabbana, Liu Wen for Hugo Boss, Arizona Muse for Luis Vuitton, and Chanel Iman for Forever 21. These ladies have officially passed the threshold of the industry’s “it girl” and have crossed over to bona fide supermodels raking in million dollar contracts while being the envy of woman all over the world, and role models of girls everywhere. While ex-supermodels such as Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks are making their money largely from the world of television. Along with the new crop of supers, looking back many of the supers of yesteryear have returned to reclaim their position on the cover of many major magazine’s and scoring campaigns once again for majors such as Linda for Chanel and Naomi for Givenchy. The age of the original supers is upon us once again, may we see Cindy’s mole regain reign supreme.
Honorable Mentions of the 90’s supermodels: Erin O’ Connor, Shalom Harlow, Nadja Auerman, Yasmine Ghauri, Missy Rayder, Liya Kebede, Erin Wasson, Caroline Murphy, Frankie Rayder, Alek Wek, Devon Aoki, Maggie Rizer, Karen Elson, Mila Jovavich ANNEX : CHRISTO
TEEN SPIRIT STICK Every pop cultured individual who grew up in the 1990’s was affected by the extreme popularity of pop music’s golden children. A CD by the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, 98 Degrees, Hanson, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child was a necessity. Even adults were crazed with the catchy and infectious tunes that consumed the world. These acts saw an immense success in just a short span! All starting around 1996 and continuing into Y2K, everyone’s lives were heavily influenced by these teen sensations. The latter part of the 90’s saw the emergence of what’s known as “boy bands.” With just their first 4 albums from 1996-1999, The Backstreet Boys sold just shy of 80 million copies worldwide! That’s the definition of unprecedented. Ironically, The Backstreet Boys resented the label “boy band” and considered themselves a “vocal harmony group”, singing acapella at every opportunity they could. Two of the biggest stars in pop music’s history emerged and helped define the era of the 1990’s, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. They both mastered the “good girl” appeal that still conveyed a very sexy and sexual image, impacting the recording industry and the youth immediately. Christina’s self titled first album in 1999, went on to sell over 8 million copies in the US that year and spawned the #1 hit and biggest song of the summer “Genie in a Bottle.” At just 18, Spears’s first album “...Baby One More Time” sold over 10 million copies in that year alone and over 30 million to date. She’s the youngest to be certified diamond, and began to take over the United States with her incredible popularity. Every young girl wanted to be Christina or Britney, so clearly they were doing something right and doing it well. The Spice Girls became the most successful British Group in America since The Beatles, and they did so almost immediately with the impact of their first single. The group consists of five members, who each later adopted nicknames: Melanie Brown “Scary Spice”, Melanie Chisholm “Sporty Spice”, Emma Bunton “Baby Spice”, Geri Halliwell “Ginger Spice”, and Victoria Beckham “Posh Spice”. Girls to this day consider dressing up as members of the group for Halloween, and this is only after the group had 4 years of influence and then taking a hiatus in 2000. In the year 1997, they released their 2nd album “Spiceworld”. Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, the album had topped the charts in 13 countries, and produced a best-selling book and a very successful movie of the same name. The phenomena that hit pop music in the late 90’s lasted shortly into the early 2000’s, but a downward spiral soon occurred. If it wasn’t a hiatus or drastic image change, the public opinion of these artist’s were forever changed.
by: K. Escobar
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