Szu Chi & Mia Jianxia Ji
Szu Chi & Mia Jianxia Ji

A show at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week is a coveted opportunity for emerging designers. Students from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University are honored to present their work twice a year on the runway to the international press and buyers, and this year was certainly no different. This September, the work of two designers […]

Saint Laurent Store Re-opens
Saint Laurent Store Re-opens

Saint Laurent Flagship Store Re-opens in Beverly Hills The world’s largest Saint Laurent retail store for women, located at 326 North Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, reopened on September 13th with a new concept guided by Creative and Image Director Hedi Slimane. Slimane has been at work reforming the brand since the beginning of his […]

The New Golden Age of Cocktails
The New Golden Age  of Cocktails

Palo-Veza 1 ounce Tequila Don Julio Reposado 3 ounces grapefruit soda 3 ounces lager Grapefruit peel for garnish Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, grapefruit soda and lager into a highball glass with ice (salted rim optional). Stir contents with bar spoon. Garnish with a long grapefruit peel. Ideal Serving Glass Highball glass Yield 1 drink, […]

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’ […]


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