Thursday, February 25, 2010

Quote Du Jour

"I never wanted to please, as long as I could follow my beliefs. I always and only thought about my own time and the birth of an entire generation. I heard so much about my proportions, and how absurd and unsuccessful, for instance, my skinny jeans and silhouette would be. I also heard about my lack of definition in masculinity, as I was aiming to try another definition. I also was questioned about my attraction to music, as I still believe there is no fashion without music."
- Hedi Slimane

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ash Wednesday

Second Editorial:
Model: Matt M. (Re:Quest)
Shot: Jamie Luca

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Issue 2: Editorial 1

First look on our upcoming issue from Nicholas Harmer from Australia.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

R.I.P McQueen

I am deeply saddened by the loss of my hero!
I cannot tell you how much he had inspired me throughout the years!
I can't even talk about it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pix Du Jour

How GENIUS is this!!!!


Pavel from Ja'mie Luca on Vimeo.


Disgruntled Magazine Editors Are Tired of Bloggers Getting the Good Seats at Shows

According to the Independent, fashion bloggers have lost themselves in the industry. Those Internet-savvy folk who once possessed the voices of honesty and reason have become slaves to designers and fashion houses in the interest of freebies, self-promotion, and the good seats at shows. In a sea of publications afraid of pissing off advertisers, and critics afraid of being banned from shows, they started off with the opportunity to say something different. But now, disgruntled magazine editors and industry veterans say, that time has past.

The Independent points a finger at Tavi, the polarizing 13-year-old blogger who stirred a small controversy when she sat front-row at Dior's spring 2010 couture show with a giant bow in her hair. (She later pointed out that she's short and her bow only made her as tall as other front-row guests.)

Sarah McCullough, Selfridges' creative concepts manager and an avid blog reader, said: "It's mind-blowing that bloggers like Tavi are at the couture shows and being showered with all kinds of gifts. It has soured things a little bit for me."

Robert Johnson, associate editor at GQ has a theory as to why bloggers like Tavi are so appealing to labels:

"Bloggers are so attractive to the big design houses because they are so wide-eyed and obsessed, but they don't have the critical faculties to know what's good and what's not. As soon as they've been invited to the shows, they can no longer criticise because then they won't be invited back."

Because so many glossy monthly magazines print scathing, honest reviews of the shows, and style spreads without kowtowing to certain design houses — also their advertisers — who forbid editors from breaking up certain looks or running those looks on certain pages. It's hard to find anyone in the fashion industry who doesn't fear pissing off a designer within an inch of their life. It's also hard to find people who will turn down a lovely gift from Christian Dior. If even the industry veterans and studied critics, as Johnson says, "know what's good," it doesn't matter a whole lot if they can't say what's not. (And some, like Cathy Horyn, are very open about being banned from shows for seemingly benign comments, and continue to pen what appear to be honest reviews.) But let's face it — when Tavi gets invited to a show, and sits front-row with a giant bow on her head and blue hair, or interviews Siri Tollerød backstage, people talk. Top buyers and many editors don't have that effect. Tavi is not just there because she won't write anything harsh.

-- copied from The New Times, The Cut

Finally, editors a striking back at these so called fashionistas . . . I sick of seeing Bryanboy, Tavi and Style Bubble in front rows!!! What does a 13 year old girl really know about fashion??? I'm sick of these betches!!!!