Posts Tagged ‘vol 24.4’
The Wonderful World
The Wonderful World

The Wonderful World @ 4th & Bleeker From Susie Bubble to Bryan Boy, the dub-dub-dub world has exploded with style queens eager to share their tips, trials and tribulations about fashion with an ever-growing virtual audience. Yet, among the millions on offer, few inject a sense of humor or intimacy alongside the latest snap of their […]

Everyday Aesthetic: Andrew Howley
Everyday Aesthetic: Andrew Howley

There’s not much that Andrew Howley doesn’t notice. With the curiosity of a child and the technical know-how of a top industrial designer, he’s likely to spend a good part of a night out analyzing the form and function of every product he comes into contact with. It’s a trait that the 31-year-old Melbourne-based designer […]

John Pomp
John Pomp

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, sculptor and master glassblower John Pomp has created a limited edition of 100 signed decanters in collaboration with Newton Vineyards, entitled “The Touch.” Lauded for his organically shaped and environmentally-friendly glass objects, this eco-chic decanter is mouth-blown and made from 30% recycled glass.  Crafted in Pomp’s Philadelphia […]

In The Summertime
In The Summertime

pants Etro, blouse Andy & Debb, fur vest Adrienne Landau, platforms Robert Cleregie, bracelets RJ Graziano, sunglasses Bottega Venetta blouse and shorts Stella Mccartney, vintage belt Screaming Mimis, bangles RJ Graziano, ankle socks Wolford, shoes Laurence-Dacade for Matthew Williamson, sunglasses Bottega Veneta jacket Adrienne Landau, dress Blumarine cut-out dress Matthew Williamson Lotus, top Charlotte Ronson, bracelets RJ Graziano, sunglasses Alexander […]

The Storm
The Storm

belt Hermés, shoes Sergio Rossi shoes Costume National, bag & wallet Hermés shoes L’autre Chose, wallet Sonia Rykiel shoes with wooden heel Jimmy Choo, shoe (light pink) Acne, shoe See by Chloé bag Corto Moltedo, shoes with three heels Acne, shoes with skull Alexander McQueen Photography by Martin Vallin Styling by Joanna Lavén

Return To OZ
Return To OZ

Australian designers may well be geographically removed from the world’s fashion capitals, but when it comes to constructing quality designs and captivating couture, they’re right on trend. SOMA highlights the designers breathing new life into the global fashion body. Disce Mori > Dead animals and diamonds are an unlikely mix. That is, of course, unless […]

Let’s Get Digital
Let's Get Digital

Bold, bright and slightly surreal—what spring is looking like, with a marasma of amazing prints to cheer up with after the winter gloom. The new season has found its calling, and it’s all about the scientific imagery of fascinating natural phenomena. Designers’ new infatuation with digital printing has resulted in a few incredible collections that […]

The Collective
The Collective

At first glance, entering The Collective puts the senses into overdrive with an amalgamation of disconnected décor.  But upon closer inspection, wonderment and irony appears in every nook, as everyday items and trash are refashioned into artwork with a new sense of purpose and fill this trendy Meatpacking lounge/restaurant. The theme behind The Collective is […]

Casa Del Pez
Casa Del Pez

The bartenders’ alleged transgressions are scrawled on the black walls of Casa del Pez: All drinks are served by descendents of criminals. Grisly images a la Garcia Alix line the wall. The ornate carved floor-to-ceiling shelves seem too opulent for this bar, albeit beset with bottles. La Casa del Pez stocks nearly two-dozen brands of […]

Olivia Te Cuida
Olivia Te Cuida

Nestled on a tiny street where tangerine flowers spill over balconies, Olivia Te Cuida seats diners around communal tables in a modest 280-square-foot space. With killer natural light, antique furniture finds and naked eggshell walls, the café speaks to an urban simplicity. Candles are lit at breakfast; the air is perfumed by freshly cut hyacinth. […]

Baco Y Beto
Baco Y Beto

Located in a narrow space in the heart of Madrid’s gay district, Baco y Beto is the kind of neighborhood restaurant you show a friend or client, and then see there a week later with their friends. Suddenly you wish you had never brought them, because the place is packed—it seats 20, with additional standing […]

Travel Destination: City Center, Las Vegas
Travel Destination: City Center, Las Vegas

Merging a world of fashion, art, design and entertainment, Las Vegas has re-invented itself with the renowned City Center by mixing the modern with the traditional. The developers behind the vision have collaborated with clients to achieve a balance of edgy, yet attainable, design, producing interior and exterior landscapes that are both timeless and unexpected. The […]

Bourbon Beyond the Strip
Bourbon Beyond the Strip

The best Las Vegas has to offer, at least concerning bourbon, is not to be found on the world-renowned Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard South). Unexpectedly, the city’s largest collection of bourbon sits on the second floor of the Freakin’ Frog, a local public house located across the street from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas […]

Movida
Movida

“The word MoVida is a saying adopted by the Spanish, based on a movie made in the 1970s,” starts Andy McMahon from his home in inner-city Melbourne. “It basically translates as ‘do what you want, be free to enjoy life.’” It’s an apt title for the restaurant McMahon co-owns with Spanish-born chef Frank Camorra. In […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: An Insider’s Guide to Australia’s Drinking Wonderland
Down the Rabbit Hole:  An Insider’s Guide to Australia’s Drinking Wonderland

Believe the hyperbole surrounding the Australian bar scene; the country is unique for giving visitors and locals the sense that they’ve just “stumbled upon” a hidden bar that’s either down a side alley, behind a back street, or through an unmarked door. Like Alice down the rabbit hole, the sense of discovery makes a night […]

Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello doesn’t take the stage; they take over the stage. They dominate crowds with their blistering mix of punk, roots reggae, dub, metal, rap, flamenco, klezmer, salsa and Italian spaghetti western twang, anchoring it all in a muscular Gypsy rhythm that sounds like an Eastern European cousin of ska. “My inspiration comes from Ukrainian […]

Why Everyone’s Talkin’ About Megan Washington
Why Everyone’s Talkin’ About Megan Washington

Listening to a Megan Washington album is like turning over the last page of a captivating novel; you’re emotionally satisfied, inspired by raw talent and itching to repeat the process. At just 24, the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist (who fronts the band Washington) has risen to the highest ranks of the Australian independent music […]

Jessica Says: Setting the Night on You
Jessica Says: Setting the Night on You

She’s only 22, but Jessica Venables is already an esteemed veteran of the Australian music industry. For the past five years, the multi-instrumentalist has lent her talents for touring and recording to New Buffalo/Sally Seltmann, Crayon Fields, Grand Salvo, Guy Blackman, Jens Lekman, and Micah P. Hinson. Despite these sideline roles, Venables’ striking beauty and […]

Judgement Day
Judgement Day

Early Queen albums announced, “No synthesizers.” Judgement Day, the San Francisco Bay Area-based string metal band, echoes that adage with an inscription on Peacocks/Pink Monsters: “There are no guitars on this record.” When the Patzner brothers—Anton plays violin, Lewis, cello—play a shredding metallic solo, it’s hard to believe the shrieking flurries of 32nd notes aren’t […]

My Disco
My Disco

Abrasive, loud and somewhat repetitive, My Disco’s cacophonous sounds are disarmingly contagious. In a scene swallowed in a sea of band mediocrity, the Melbourne three-man outfit stands out like a musical beacon of shifting and abstract frequencies. They’re a consistent hit with a crowd that’s known for their fickleness, in a city that harbors the […]

Eight and a Half
Eight and a Half

hat Pieres Atkinson accessories Mawi bustier Gemma Slack dress Antonio Berardi necklaces Versace and Mawi bra and briefs La Perla lace dress House of Holland shoes Charles Anastase jacket Antonio Berradi dress Maria Francesca Pepe necklace Mawi tights stylists own shoes Basso & Brooke dress Julian Mcdonald veil Piers Atkinson feather headband I-R-E-N-E net fabric stylists own brooch and earrings Ritz Fine Jewellery bracelet Mawi shoes Versace dress Christopher Kane jacket Antonio Berradi necklace and bracelet Maria […]

Sourcing Southern Style
Sourcing Southern Style

Australia may well be renowned internationally for its coastlines and multicultural cuisine, but for style-starters, it’s the ultimate destination for unforgettable and inspirational fashion. SOMA presents an insider’s guide to the very best in Aussie boutiques. One of A Kind > Catering to the Australian male who craves truly unique apparel and handpicked vintage houseware […]

Blogger Backlash
Blogger Backlash

14-year-old Tavi Gevinson (Style Rookie) is only one of many fashion bloggers who has recently come under fire after the industry’s initial fascination with not only this particularly pint-sized, sartorially adventurous Wunderkind, but with other teen bloggers as well. At the start of their meteoric rise, bloggers’ “hipness quotient” led to invitations to couture shows, […]

Floragasm
Floragasm

With summer just around the corner, many designers are tapping their perfume departments to deliver the perfect floral concoction. Coffee beans on-hand, SOMA sits down to take a whiff of some of these new aromas. Flora by Gucci Eau de Parfum There are few iconic names in fashion that are instantly recognizable as the epitome of […]


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