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SOMA Celebrates in Style
SOMA Celebrates in Style

SOMA Magazine celebrated in usual style with the release of its Obsession Issue at Roe Lounge, located in San Francisco’s fashionable SoMa district, where drinks were provided by BECK’S SAPPHIRE. Photography by David Klein

Kenji Toma
Kenji Toma

Kenji Toma is no stranger to introspection. The Tokyo-raised photographer believes that everyone should be asking the eternal question,“Why are we here?” and should never be satisfied by any simple answers. Toma moved from Tokyo to New York in 1990, currently dividing his time between the city that never sleeps and Paris. He has been [...]

(RED): ALWAYS IN FASHION
(RED): ALWAYS IN FASHION

Red. In many cultures considered to be the color of emergency, the hue has become synonymous with the fight against AIDS. After Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) in 2006, the philanthropic organization’s crimson logo rapidly gained iconic status. The goal of (RED) was and is to achieve an AIDS-free generation by 2015, notably by [...]

Johanna Törnqvist, Precious Trash
Johanna Törnqvist, Precious Trash

Limited resources and basic necessity saw Zulu bowl and basket weavers turn to papier mâché, magazines, tins, aluminium cans and telephone wire to make their wares, creating a look as synonymous with South Africa as its Shweshwe cotton prints. Now, Swedish artist Johanna Törnqvist is eschewing traditional textiles for household refuse to create fully recycled [...]

Clover Canyon
Clover Canyon

Travel and fashion have become increasingly intertwined as market globalization has continually expanded throughout the industry. Los Angeles-based Clover Canyon has provided a new clothing oasis by using exotic prints inspired by different locales around the world. Each design is crafted around the body through digital mapping and flattering lines that accentuate and beautifully exaggerate [...]

Where the Smart Kids Go
Where the Smart Kids Go

I don’t think humans can be objective. It’s impossible. People say to me, ‘you’re not objective,’ and I say, ‘yeah I know.’

Real Talk
Real Talk

Vibrant, artistic and outspoken Abby Martin is a self-defined “citizen journalist” who has been enthusiastically welcomed into the mainstream media. An avid painter, she sees the media as the spear in which to penetrate the selfish political objectives of corporations and governments alike. “If you don’t have a platform to tell your story and to [...]

Human League
Human League

Human League for SOMA Magazine photographed by Jacob Hodgkinson with styling by Keith S. Washington.

Saira Hunjan
Saira Hunjan

Tattooist Saira Hunjan is well known among celebrity circles as “the girl with the golden needle,” and her work is permanently displayed on people like Kate Moss, Sam Taylor-Wood and Jude Law. Having lived in London all her life and graduated from Camberwell, she’s been tattooing for just over 10 years. Her technique is unique [...]

Building a Beautiful Business
Building a Beautiful Business

Text by Karena Akhavein Photography by Peter Cervieri In her former life as an actress, one of Jennifer Yen’s roles was that of a scaly villainess named Vypra. Today, as founder of pūr~lisse cosmetics, she is a decidedly smooth-skinned businesswoman committed to doing good. When we caught up with the peripatetic Yen, she was vacationing [...]

STREET PULSE: NYFW
STREET PULSE: NYFW

1. Where do you draw your personal style inspiration from? 2. Who is your favorite style icon? 3. What’s your favorite trend of the moment? 4. What current trend would you like to see go away or name a trend from the past you would hate to see make a return. 5. What item should [...]

GREEN AND GORGEOUS
GREEN AND GORGEOUS

Natural and organic beauty products are cropping up all over. SOMA examines a few of the best. EYE MAKEUP: JOSIE MARAN REM PEN Model Josie Maran was motivated to create her eco-friendly cosmetics line after countless hours spent in makeup artists’ chairs, asking whether there were products out there that were effective but also good [...]

STREET PULSE: TOKYO
STREET PULSE: TOKYO

1. What is “big” in Japan? 2. Who is the most creative person in Japan right now? 3. Key fashion piece this winter? 4. What do you want for Christmas? 5. Describe Tokyo in one sentence. TEXT BY Mike Burns PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jacob Hodgkinson Satoko 1. Drums and bass 2. My friends 3. Faux fur [...]

BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT
BREATHE IN, BLOW OUT

Not bothering with haircuts and coloring, blow out salons are an emerging beauty trend. An affordable taste of luxury, women can walk in and pick out hairstyles from a menu while enjoying a coffee or afternoon spirit. The looks are simple, yet unattainable at home. Stylists employ a high-pressured hair dryer, a bit of handiwork, [...]

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OCCUPY WALL STREET
OCCUPY WALL STREET

1. What are you currently most interested in or obsessed with? 2. In a word or phrase, describe what Occupy Wall Street means to you. 3. What action would you like to see the US government take to improve the nation’s economy? 4. Where do you see yourself in five years? 5. Who do you [...]

MAKEUP OBSESSED
MAKEUP OBSESSED

D&G Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation: Smooth operator The luxuriously decadent liquid gold packaging of D&G Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation provides a dose of high fashion glamour on the vanity, and that could be fuel enough for our obsession with this product. But in addition, this seriously lush foundation, which has a uniquely sensuous whipped texture [...]

ORGANIC AVENUE
ORGANIC AVENUE

It’s standing-room only this rainy Sunday morning under the bright orange awning of Organic Avenue’s West Village location. Neighboring raw food diehards have come out in droves to get their fix of the organic fresh-pressed offerings: vegetable juices, shot-sized elixirs, protein-rich smoothies as well as an assortment of plant-based raw meals, all prepared in the [...]

Mind Heist starring Annabella

Check out the new video from Mike Kobal filmed during his fashion shoot for our Fall Fashion issue.

Flasks from the Past
Flasks from the Past

On my last trip to New York City, I discovered a hidden treasure at the back of a Greenwich Village boutique. Drawn to the accessories portion of the shop, I carefully picked up a small bottle of what appeared to be a remedy from an old apothecary. I inhaled and sensed nostalgia for another age, [...]

Street Pulse: SF Marina
Street Pulse: SF Marina

1. Describe your style in two words? 2. Which San Francisco neighborhood do you find the most stylish? 3. Who is your favorite style icon? 4. Tom Ford vs. Marc Jacobs? 5. What is your biggest fashion regret? Photography by Aric Yeakey Summer, 28 1. Dynamic and Practical 2. Upper Haight 3. Kate Moss 4. [...]

Street Pulse: SF Mission
Street Pulse: SF Mission

1. Describe your style in two words? 2. Which San Francisco neighborhood do you find the most stylish? 3. Who is your favorite style icon? 4. Tom Ford vs. Marc Jacobs? 5. What is your biggest fashion regret? Photography by Aric Yeakey Isabel, 20 1. Eccentric and Intricate 2. Cole Valley and the Sunset 3. [...]

Street Pulse: New York City
Street Pulse: New York City

1. What is your favorite thing that you are wearing? 2. What is your favorite place to shop in NYC? 3. If you could go to any of the events or fashion shows at NYC fashion week, what would you like to go to? 4. What, in your opinion, is the best article of clothing [...]


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