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Cinematic Obsession
Cinematic Obsession

Photography by Christian Conti Styling by Sofia Karvela

Overcast
Overcast

Photography by Martin Vallin Styling by Hanna Holmgren

Nigel Barker – Raw Like Sushi
Nigel Barker - Raw Like Sushi

“I have always been inspired by authenticity, honesty and basically the raw truth. So I set out to create a series of portraits of people who live life to the fullest, people who provoke and emote.” RAW is the latest series of portraits by renowned British photographer Nigel Barker and features dynamic images of über […]

Russell James
Russell James

In an industry dominated by artifice and pomp, fashion photographer Russell James is a refreshingly unorthodox outlier, despite being at the center of it all. The preferred photographer for mega-brands including Victoria’s Secret, Russell’s modest Australian upbringing has kept him grounded while jet-setting the globe from exotic shoots on tropical private islands to exhibition openings […]

Steve & Naomi’s Founders Space
Steve & Naomi’s Founders Space

The story of Steve Hoffman and Naomi Kokubo reads like an inter- national spy thriller, full of unexpected twists and quick costume changes. Over the years, they have been highly successful game developers, entrepreneurs, coders, designers, investors, advisers, artists, and business partners. Along the way, they’ve cultivated their most successful roles yet: husband and wife. […]

Love to Pose
Love to Pose

After an amazing response, Soma is proud of its tradition of creating stylistic imagery through iconic themes. in this issue, Soma readers once again posed in homage to their favorite icons. these young creative San Franciscans offered their own portrayals of these inspiring legends. Photography by Claudia Goetzelmann Stylist: Mat Gibilisco Hair & Make Up: […]

Whites of Spring
Whites of Spring

Photography by Filippo Del Vita Styling by Elena Moussa

Our Gang
Our Gang

Photography by Christian Conti Styling by Vincent Oshin

Playground Love
Playground Love

Photography by Mike Kobal Styling by Allison St. Germain

Men’s Grooming
Men’s Grooming

Text by Karena Gupton Akhavein When it comes to men’s grooming, where does one turn in order to determine the current gestalt? The rigorously art-directed heads topping the looks on the fashion runway or the hipster working behind the bar at the coffeehouse du jour? Last summer, all catwalks pointed to a resurgence of the […]

Public School
Public School

The dynamic between street fashion and high fashion has come to dominate the pursuits of the designing world. Designers of major brands have been working for years to cultivate lines that draw inspiration from the apex of fashion while descending into the world of street style. Public School takes a different approach: designers Dao-Yi Chow […]

Rouge
Rouge

Ports 1961 blouse. Dear: Rivington+ skirt. Erica M tights. Choker from Amarcord Vintage Fashion NYC. Junya Watanabe dress. Topshop tights. Jean Paul Gaultier waistcoat. Jadi Luisa Per Fendi vintage clutch from Amarcord Vintage Fashion NYC. Dear: Rivington+ necklace. Maison Jadis trousers. Issey Miyake jacket. Ports 1961 suit. Issey Miyake jacket and pants. Jil Platner bracelet. Ports […]

Elena Slivnyak
Elena Slivnyak

“I want to make a statement, and not the next hot item that can be consulted on the fashion syllabus.” It’s the personal “Fashion Manifesto” of Elena Slivnyak, a San Franciscobased talented designer, with Ukrainian roots, who does not like the catwalks, sparkling dresses and mass consumption. “I believe that fashion is dead nowadays. There […]

Simon Says
Simon Says

British designer Simon Ungless is the Director of the School of Fashion at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He’s a true fashion insider with highly creative vision and a wicked sense of humor. Ungless began his career after graduating from Central St. Martin’s Masters program in London, where he cemented very close […]

Stumptown
Stumptown

According to legend, coffee as a beverage was developed thanks to a goat herder in the Ethiopian highlands who noticed that when his goats ate berries from a certain tree, they grew more spirited, and wouldn’t sleep at night. The goatherd reported this to the head of a local monastery, who brewed a beverage from […]

Simone Prick
Simone Prick

“Growing up I was a dreamer, living in my own little fantasy world, surrounded by beauty.” So begins the biography of Simone Prick, one of the Netherlands’ most exciting young artists. While Simone’s opening gambit may be entrenched in the vernacular of the creative, she reveals in our conversation that her love of art is […]

Performance
Performance

Photography by Christian Conti Styling by Wouri Vice MCM collar, Giovannio hat, Dominic Lious shearling, Ruthie Davis shoes Valentina Kova leather bib, Alon Livine pants, Ruthie Davis shoes, Georgine gloves BCBG harness, Alon Livine shirt, Herve leger pants, Ruthie Davis shoes, Valentina Kova jewerly Charlotte Ronson leather set, BCBG clutch, Ruhtie Davis shoes MCM bag, […]

Show Me
Show Me

Photography by Miko Lim Styling by Stephanie Tricola

The Marriage of Art & Activism
The Marriage of Art & Activism

Depending who you speak with, she may be the front woman in a heavy rock band, a writer for several magazines and blogs, studio manager and tech aficionado, or organizer of political rallies. Yet, one thing Eleanor Goldfield is not is apathetic. Having witnessed the social juxtapositions of growing up in both Sweden and North […]

Matt Mullenweg: An Open Source
Matt Mullenweg: An Open Source

“Hello World!”—It’s a friendly greeting and disarmingly simple. These words greet you when you start your very first WordPress blog and whisper, “You can do this.” The phrase has launched a hundred million blogs, giving voices from Argentina to Zimbabwe all the permission they need to make themselves heard. Less than 10 years old, WordPress […]

The Most Beautiful Molecule
The Most Beautiful Molecule

Sara Naseri has a vision. She believes that it is in the very act of trying, risking and believing that makes dreams come true. The fascinating thing is that she also dares to dream bigger and bolder than most of us. In 2008, at the age of just 16 she set out on a mission […]

Love to Pose
Love to Pose

After an amazing response, SOMA is proud of its tradition of creating stylistic imagery through iconic themes. In this issue, SOMA readers once again posed in homage to their favorite icons. These young creative Londoners offered their own portrayals of these inspiring legends. I Pose Like: Marlon Brando Name: Tim Renouf Occupation: Actor/Model “A Street […]

Street Pulse: San Francisco
Street Pulse: San Francisco

Name: Laura Obsessed with: Tom Yorke Guilty pleasures: Sleeping Favorite dessert: Chocolate-covered strawberries Favorite sin: Gluttony Most self-obsessed celebrity: Justin Bieber Name: Kim Obsessed with: Tom Hanks Guilty pleasures: Pastries Favorite dessert: Ice cream Favorite sin: Gluttony Most self-obsessed celebrity: Tom Cruise Name: Megan Obsessed with: Iron Man Guilty pleasures: Fast food Favorite dessert: Cherry […]

A Clean Slate
A Clean Slate

Photographer: Christian Conti (christianconti.com) Stylist: Victor Gonzales Makeup & Hair: Roberto Morelli @ linknyla.com for NARS Model: Kristy Kaurova @ NY Models Photo Assistant: Endy Mompoint Photo Assistant: Valentina Freghetti   Coat – Lauren Bagliore Top – Badgley Mischka Skirt – Mathieu Mirano Pants – Mango Shoes – Ruthie Davis Gloves – La Crasia   […]


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