Oh show me the way to the next whiskey bar…
Top signs that a snake is poisonous.
Bali, je t’aime.
Stylish at the airport.
Road trip with Lara Stone.
Exploring the pyramids connection.
10 useful secrets the major airlines don’t want you to know
L.A. photographer Molly Stone‘s dreamy fashion portraits, depicting quiet, reflective & intimate moments amidst the earth’s elements, creatively fit the bill for both the fine art and commercial sides of photography. Her inclination toward softer light and the intense emotional stillness she gets from her subjects reel the viewer in. So strong, so free.
We’ve barely come out of our Halloween hangover and it’s already almost Friday! Here are some great fashion links from around the Web.
Dots on dots in Milan.
Eyewear e-tailer Spexclub is now LOOKMATIC.
Need new eye cream? Don’t look any further.
Petites Gouttes De Soleil by photographer Akiss Paraskevopoulos.
The new science behind your spending addiction.
Outstanding holiday party looks by Topshop.
New York / Seattle jeweler Debra Baxter got her first big break back in 2009 when she released her now famous Crystal Brass Knuckles, aptly named I’m going to realign your chakras motherf***, yet I just discovered her outstanding stone carving work. When asked about her inspiration, the artist states: “There is a very obvious Eva Hess and Louise Bourgeois influence. But others are Bas Jan Ader and Tracey Emin, artists that wear their hearts on their sleeves and make work about longing and failure. I’m interested in the power that comes from being vulnerable and giving up.” If you fall in love with the sculptures below, you’ll covet everything from her DB/CB Crystal Bomb jewelry collection, a (somewhat) affordable line featuring semi-precious stones. Crystal lovers rejoice!
Our beloved “boudoir consultant” Sarah Jones turned me on to London luxury label Nichole de Carle and I am smitten. Shortly after graduating from the prestigious “Contour” course at DeMontfort University in England, the talented young designer went on to work with Alexander McQueen in London and Donna Karan in New York – both experiences which led her to launch her own bespoke lingerie company in 2008. Her unique designs are inspired by literature, history and architecture; they’re resolutely modern and incredibly sexy. Peek at our fave picks from the Onyx and Opal collections below:
“Travel shapes youth” – the old French saying is true. And when it comes to soul searching, nothing is more exhilarating than a solo journey through the beautiful, old cities of Europe. Back in September, photographer & young American poet Kristin Kirgan rented a flat in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, the first step of a four-city tour that would take her to Rome and back. She documented her trip in a photo-journalistic, but lyrical way – with high contrast and dramatic compositions – showing an undeniable emotional connection to her trip and experiences. The result is a striking photo story that will make you want to book a one-way ticket, now.
Time travel back to a fairytale-like Russia circa 1950 with Ulyana Sergeenko‘s magnificient FW 2012 collection: so polished and refined it’s hard to believe it is only her debut. Makes me want to move to a lavish country house, play dress up, and maybe write a murder / mystery novel. How do you feel about it?
Love me some skull & bones on a day like today, so in the spirit of one of our favorite holidays of the year – Halloween – we’re crushing hard on Brooklyn-based Scott Campbell‘s “Cut Currency.” How much would you spend for burnt money in the name of art? When producing this series, Campbell sourced an obscene amount of uncut sheets of dollars directly from the United States Mint to create large sculpture-like pieces with a sunken relief effect. For instance, he used $11,000 worth of dollar bills to create a two-foot cube into which a spooky 3D skull is carved-out. Let’s just say he took a pricey bet, and the results are striking:
Woke up today again in a spooky state of mind, and thought I’d re-post this stunning editorial celebrating the Day of the Dead’s iconic skull face painting traditions. It was orchestrated by model & writer Krystal Simpson for her blog, what is reality anyway. If you don’t know this young lady, you’re missing out on one of the coolest Cali-based young style icons of this decade. Learn more about her in this interview on the SGC-NYC site - but first indulge in these colorful pics inspired by the Mexican Holiday.
Without his tattoos, Ricky Genest photographs like your average white guy. Handsome, sure. But nothing compared to the majestic allure Rico the Zombie flaunts with his record-breaking macabre full body art – he owns two Guinness World Records; one for the most insect tattoos at 176, and one for the most human bone tattoos at 139.
On the verge of fashion and art, Scandinavia’s most promising contemporary designer Anne Sofie Madsen presented her first full catwalk show last week during Copenhagen Fashion Week. “Danish design is innovative yet very practical and wearable. You should be able to wear it and go anywhere on a bike,” she told Interview Magazine. Now that’s living FAST. Take a peek at her beautiful garments graced with stunning (and quite unconventional) details:
Love the Ben Trovato blog for so many reasons. The site’s founder, Marius Troy, has created a vast and vivid source of artistic inspiration and a fantastic editorial platform for new, undiscovered photographers to showcase their work. I’m especially fond of a new, exclusive series titled 30 days / 30 frames, in which a young OC photographer is challenged to produce thirty snapshots – one per day – and to document his move to the fashion capital of the world. It’s fascinating to see the evolution of Bryant Eslava‘s perception of New York through Fashion Week and Occupy Wall Street, as he’s trying to take it all in and still do his best work. Peek at our favorite photos as of Day 23!
Back in April we published our first interview with L.A. photographer Mario Peña, and I have been following his work closely ever since. Today I felt like publishing this fashion editorial that, I believe, vividly represents the Los Angeles vibe, both rock & roll and dreamy at the same time, a perfect mix of sexy darkness and delicate “magic hour” light. Enjoy these killer looks!
Nothing screams erotic luxury louder than Shiri Zinn’s high end designer sex toys: hand-made and brilliantly packaged pleasurable goods made of solid glass, diamonds studs, silver and feathers. You’re not sure if you should name them piece of art, sexy couture or jewelry, but you know they’ll rise the heat up a notch in the bedroom:
We’re excited to release this exclusive sneak peek at TENOVERSIX‘s SS12 Private Label lookbook so you can get a glimpse of next year’s hottest designs by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham! “The Faraway Nearby” collection features gorgeous, delicate silk dresses, chunky shoes and colored woven leather. Couldn’t help but wonder – was it inspired by the Cindy Lauper song? But no, it actually references a Georgia O’Keefe painting Kristen loves, which you can admire at the MET in New York.