Posts Tagged ‘vol 22.10’
Elise Gettliffe: Menswear Has Never Been This Fun
Elise Gettliffe: Menswear Has Never Been This Fun

Text by Rosa Bertoli Elise Gettliffe has yet to finish her ma at the Royal Academy in Antwerp, but her third-year collection, named “Bing Bang Boum Vlan Paf Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii” has already gained her an international following. The funny, colorful collection won the Fashion Special Prize at its, the Trieste-based contest that showcases the best new […]

Jaime King: Pretty Girls Make Graves… Into Box Office Gold
Jaime King: Pretty Girls Make Graves... Into Box Office Gold

Earrings, ring and cuff Stephen Webster; Nail color Awaken China Glaze. Text by Sophia DeArborne Photography by Matthew Welch Fashion editors: Kemal+Karla If I had a dime for every time I heard the career description “model-turned-actress” I would be a millionaire many times over. I found an exception to my dime hoarding in Jaime King, […]

The Bird and The Bee: Living Past the Future
The Bird and The Bee: Living Past the Future

Text by Markus von Pfeiffer Photography by Autumn de Wilde It didn’t happen in their home base town of Los Angles. That would be too cheap. In addition it would break my blood-oath of never returning to the city which casts no shadows—even on the warmest of summer days. No, we three met in San […]

Telefon Tel Aviv: Electronic Punk Rock Pirates Making Music for Strange Seaports
Telefon Tel Aviv: Electronic Punk Rock Pirates Making Music for Strange Seaports

Text by Sage Rader After nearly five years on hiatus, Telefon Tel Aviv’s Josh Eustis and Charlie Cooper have something they’d like to say: “I swear to God, we couldn’t give a fuck what anybody thinks of this record… we don’t give a SHIT. Really. Finally. We did this record for ourselves.” It only takes […]

Guilt Complex: Prolific A.C. Newman Rolls Solo, Again
Guilt Complex: Prolific A.C. Newman Rolls Solo, Again

Text by Michael D. Ayers As the front man for critically acclaimed indie-rock act The New Pornographers, you’d think that front man A.C. Newman would have his hands full. The group has released four records this decade; Newman first branched out in 2004 with The Slow Wonder, a jangly pop record that mixed a love […]

Elisa Toffoli: Dancing on the Edge of the World
Elisa Toffoli: Dancing on the Edge of the World

Text by Rhiannon Nicole Anderson Silently praising myself for my rudimentary Italian conversational skills, the musician Elisa Toffoli answers the phone. “Hello? Do you mind if I call you back from my house, I’m walking my dogs and can’t hear you very well,” she apologizes. And yet, despite being oceans apart, a bad connection and […]

Forbidden Goods
Forbidden Goods

Photography by Mike Kobal Fashion Editors: Kemal & Karla Omo Norma Kamali swimsuit; Cartier “Love” collection 18k yellow gold earrings, 18k yellow gold bracelet with blue, yellow and pink sapphires, tsavorite garnet, mandarin garnet, and amethyst, 18k yellow gold ring with blue, yellow and pink sapphires, tsavorite garnet, mandarin garnet, and amethys, 18k yellow gold […]

Riding East
Riding East

With the opening of Infusion Lounge SF, celebrity designer, Kinney Chan, brings his unique vision to the Bay—a brazen mixture of East meets West that reinvents ‘tradition’ for the 21st century. Text by Franklin Melendez After the Beijing Olympics, it might seem impossible to surpass the rich spectacle of Asian history. The pageantry, the drums, […]

For Your Pleasure
For Your Pleasure

Photography by Andrew Yee Fashion Editors: Kemal & Karla Yves St Laurent jumpsuit; Tracie Howarth Design custom necklace; Margarida snakeskin pumps by Spring Shoes; Wolford stockings; La Crasia gloves. Left: Zac Posen dress; Alexis Bittar earrings. Right: The Blondes dress; Marcia Moran gold hoop earrings; Alison Daniel gold floral ring; Alison Daniel gold cheetah ring. […]

Stockholm Syndrome
Stockholm Syndrome

Photography by Francesco Brigida Stylist: Rossana Passalacqua There may be a contest going on in Sweden that awards the designer of the perfect high-waisted jean. Cheap Monday had us going for a minute there, but no one can deny Acne’s superbly understated luxury denim. Even Alber, the king of all things jewel-tone and amazing, took […]

Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim

Five years ago, he was relatively unknown. Now everyone in fashion wants to know what’s next for Phillip Lim At 31, fashion designer Phillip Lim was already something of a success, through his LA-based studio, Development. Prior to Development, Lim had worked as a design assistant to the acclaimed Katayone Adeli. Then, almost immediately after […]

Street Pulse: Los Angeles
Street Pulse: Los Angeles

Text by Isis Ebony Copeland Photography by Miguel Starcevich The best things in life come from Los Angeles—Movies, Music and Fashion. SOMA sought out some of LA’s most creative to discuss the economy, president elect Barack Obama and new years resolutions. 1 How do you feel about the state of the economy? 2 How is […]

Street Pulse: Milan
Street Pulse: Milan

Text by Rosa Maria Bertoli Photography by Natalia Cazzola Dolce In a search for some festive chill, SOMA flew to Milan, Italy’s capital of cool—and of extremely cold temperatures. We were able to catch up with a bunch of local fashion insiders who didn’t only express their ideas on current economy and politics, but were […]

Old World Glamour Meets Modern Charm
Old World Glamour Meets Modern Charm

Text by Natalie Shirinian Who would have thought that tucked away in this corner of Palm Springs and just a two-hour drive from LA, you’d find the historical getaway that is the Colony Palms Hotel. Originally built in 1936 by gangster Al Wertheimer, who named it the Colonial House, the property boasted a basement casino, […]

Dive Inns
Dive Inns

The Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, California. Complicated times call for simple drinks. They need not be bad, just simple. Exotic ingredients, lengthy infusions and little blenders all contribute to the pleasure of drinking, but do they add to the fun? Can these elements give us all we need in these crazy days? We are […]

A Minimal Carbon Pump Footprint
A Minimal Carbon Pump Footprint

Text by Nicole de Ayora It used to be that if you didn’t want shoes made with leather, you would have to walk the aisles of discount department stores for a knock-off vinyl style whose poor construction and cheap materials promised nothing but pain with little gain. Not to fear, fashionistas; your guilt-free solution is […]

SF’s West End Experience
SF's West End Experience

Text by Natalie Shirinian San Francisco’s West End offers a fresh perspective in its extensive collection of women’s designer clothes, shoes and accessories. Sitting in the trendy Marina neighborhood of Chestnut Street, this upscale boutique features contemporary designs that have been edited to offer a unique shopping experience. West End’s buyers have traveled the world […]

American Life
American Life

Text by Franklin Melendez Without Woolrich Woolen Mills, Norman Rockwell’s idyllic tableaux might have been a bit more scantily clad. Since 1830, the venerable label has been churning out classic sportswear and has served as the unofficial, but ubiquitous outfitter of the American mythos. It may seem like an unlikely partnership, then, to see this […]

A Rendezvous with Dèja Vu
A Rendezvous with Dèja Vu

Text by Mindy Benner Quietly nestled within San Diego’s Mission Hills District, the Starlite radiates with a jovial amber glow, perfectly poised for the holiday season. One of Tim Mays’ most recent ventures to excite the senses, the Starlite is a self-proclaimed “neighborhood hideaway” with a nostalgic, swinging ‘60’s feel. A prominent creator on San […]

There’s Always Time for a Change: Brit Eddie Marsan on His Role in Mike Leigh’s New Film, Happy-Go-Lucky and How His “Strange” Looks Have Served Him Well
There’s Always Time for a Change: Brit Eddie Marsan on His Role in Mike Leigh’s New Film, Happy-Go-Lucky and How His “Strange” Looks Have Served Him Well

Text by Adam Keleman “You can never sell a film on me,” reveals a candid Eddie Marsan, one of the players in Mike Leigh’s new film Happy-Go-Lucky. “My job is not to be anybody. My job is for no one to know who Eddie Marsan is. My job is to be the out-of-focus best friend […]

The Six Shooter Film Series: Bending, Perhaps Even Breaking International Genre-Driven Cinema
The Six Shooter Film Series: Bending, Perhaps Even Breaking International Genre-Driven Cinema

Text by Jesi Khadivi Feeling broody? Go see a cop film. Want to sleep with your lights on for a week? Check out the latest Saw movie or any of its myriad spin-offs. There’s an appropriate film genre for whatever emotion you’re looking to elicit. Historically produced on-the-cheap to screen as opening pictures for bigger […]

A German Newcomer, A Veteran British Director Translate Bernhard Schlink’s Seminal WWII Novel The Reader to the Celluloid, One Page at a Time
A German Newcomer, A Veteran British Director Translate Bernhard Schlink’s Seminal WWII Novel The Reader to the Celluloid, One Page at a Time

Text by Heidi Atwal His youthful exterior consists of a rakish grin and kempt blonde locks, but in The Reader, German newcomer David Kross displays degrees of dramatic lyricism to rival that of a seasoned actor twice his 18 years. Kross plays opposite Kate Winslet in the film adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s best-selling novel. The […]

In Living Color: Paint a New Perspective with a Fresh Pair of Sunglasses
In Living Color: Paint a New Perspective with a Fresh Pair of Sunglasses

Dita’s Xanadu Text by Mengly Taing Temperatures are dropping and so is the dreaded stock market, but that doesn’t mean style has to fall by the wayside this Winter. Although they normally disappear at the end of summer, sunglasses were scattered throughout the fall shows—from Karen Walker to Marni to Yohji Yamamoto. Their light-heartedness on […]

Holiday Dressing: Brilliant Packaging Makes the Compact this Season’s Most Shining Accessory
Holiday Dressing: Brilliant Packaging Makes the Compact this Season’s Most Shining Accessory

Dior’s Diamond Effect Powder Text by Mengly Taing It used to be that nearly every woman carried a compact in her purse. Given as gifts by their husbands and admirers, these charming cases were cherished and collected by women who shared a renewed interest in social appearances after the Second World War. They were made […]


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