Arcadia
Arcadia

Photography Olivia Beasley Styling Georgina Hodson Just Cavalli jacket Trasparenze Gennifer-Bosco Tights Missoni roll neck Richard Nicholl skirt Orla Kiely for Clark’s shoes   Richard Nicholl jumper Toast coat Tara Jarmon hat Tessum scarf around hat   Carmen wears JW Anderson top, and skirt Pamela Mann tights Orla Kiely for Clark’s shoes Alexa wears Cacharel […]

The Proper Ornaments
The Proper Ornaments

Formed of a close partnership between Max Clapps and James Hoare (Veronica Falls), The Proper Ornaments formed in 2010, where they met a few years earlier in a vintage women’s clothing shop in Notting Hill. Hoare recalls, “I worked part time in the shop and Max and his girlfriend came in to steal clothes. She […]

Jim Marshall
Jim Marshall

A Tribute to an Iconic Image Maker When the world lost Jim Marshall in 2010, a part of history died—a part that lived on thorough the immortalized imagery of the artist’s subjects, many of whom served as the voices of a generation. Regularly photographing icons like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Johnny Cash made Marshall […]

Future Stars of Film
Future Stars of Film

Shawn Ashmore The Actor Who Came in From The Cold Shawn Ashmore’s recurring role as Ice Man in the incredibly successful X-Men franchise may seem like a lucky break, but the unassuming, well-spoken Canadian had already enjoyed a long and successful career in his home country, having acted since he was eight or nine. “It’s […]

Love to Pose
Love to Pose

SOMA is proud of its tradition of creating stylistic imagery through iconic themes. In this issue, SOMA readers once again pose in homage to their favorite icons. These young creative San Franciscans offer their own portrayals of these inspiring legends. Photography by Tristan Jud Art Director: Mona Jud Stylist: Christine Lisa Hair & Make Up: […]

Ty Segall
Ty Segall

There is a revival that is rock and roll, West Coast style: surf rock, psychedelic, neo pop with hints of heavy grunge riffs, intermingled with Bowie-like poetic tones. With labels like Burger Records and Drag City leading the way to rock’s revival, it’s no wonder that Ty Segall (a SoCal native) is leading the pack. […]

Young & Sick
Young & Sick

Young & Sick, aka Nick Van Hofwegen, has been on the road for five months by the time I catch his gig in Denver. Since his first ever concert with a live band this past February, Young & Sick has clocked just under 20,000 miles. New York, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, and now on the […]

Peter Gray
Peter Gray

“The total look is EVERYTHING! How a great pair of heels makes a woman feel can affect the outcome of a close up beauty shot” says superstar session stylist Peter Gray. A man often lost in a haze of sleep deprivation and travel, Peter Gray is among the world’s foremost hair stylists: a prolific image-maker revered […]

Brian Goggin: Rebel with a Cause
Brian Goggin: Rebel with a Cause

Within the industrial collage that is south of the Market art spaces lies a hidden authentic artistic revolution. The day, in its entirety, oversees a gloomy mist-filled morning and late afternoon that lingers to capture a small portion of the evening. Approaching the side streets of Alabama and 14th, the evening finally shows its glimmer, […]

Killers in Glitter
Killers in Glitter

It’s May 19th 2007 and a sold-out crowd is celebrating what would have been Joey Ramone’s 56th birthday. The Joey Ramone Birthday Bash Lymphoma Research Fundraiser is underway at Irving Plaza in New York City and new band comprised of iconic musicians, Clem Burke (Blondie), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Slick (Davie Bowie) with […]

Street Pulse: Portland
Street Pulse: Portland

1. Who is your favorite recording artist? 2. Indie film or indie music? 3. Favorite television series? 4. Most underrated film? 5. Where do you see music going in the next decade, stylistically? Jamal 1. Prince 2. Indie music 3. True Detective 4. Airheads 5. Toward more of an opulent, produced, Phil Spector 70’s wall-of-sound […]

Beauty on the Big Screen
Beauty on the Big Screen

Cinema has long been a key source of inspiration for makeup artists. After all, what could be more unforgettable than a talented actress, her gorgeous and expressive face plastered on an enormous screen, scene after scene, for the better part of two hours? And let’s not forget classic movie posters: some of these striking images’ […]

Bad Denim
Bad Denim

Sometimes referred to as “Where you end up when you fall asleep on the bus,” the rough-edged and gritty region of Lower Clapton is becoming one of the most rapidly gentrified areas near London. Nestled among this breeding ground for London’s up-and-coming independent businesses is the unexpected sight of a high-end denim boutique by the […]

Steven Kolb
Steven Kolb

“Success does not come overnight. Spend time working with experienced people and learn from them. Take small steps, and have fun working.” That is the advice given to emerging designers by Steven Kolb, Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and self-described “accidental fashion drone.” Kolb joined the CFDA in 2006 and […]

Ekaterina Kukhareva
Ekaterina Kukhareva

“As the the Icy wind bit through her ragged sack cloth cape, Nastenka refused to trouble Morozko, the kindly Woodman, when he offered her the warmth of his coat. Instead, she gripped the hood of her cape, picked up her long skirts, and thanked him for his gracious offer…little knowing that Morozko was in fact, […]


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