Posts Tagged ‘vol 25.5’
FALL SOIRÉE
FALL SOIRÉE

On October 26th, San Francisco’s most beautiful party goers, hippest trendsetters and art aficionados gathered at 111 Minna Gallery for SOMA’s Fall Soirée. Against the backdrop of multi-media art installations, the guests mingled, sipped on delicious Stoli cocktails and danced to the beat of the DJ’s. Photography by Rieko Whitfield

A NIGHT AT YOSHI’S
A NIGHT AT YOSHI'S

On an evening in late September, a swarm of over 200 of San Francisco’s finest trendsetters, tastemakers and hipsters flocked to the legendary Yoshi’s — the city’s premier Japanese restaurant and jazz club — to celebrate SOMA’s Fall Fashion Issue. The beautiful crowd enjoyed the music and delicious Stoli martinis while mingling with their peers […]

EXISTENCE DECODED
EXISTENCE DECODED

Binary code has come to define our increasingly virtual reality, but Nicky Broekhuysen’s dense numeric compositions represent worlds far more complex than your average computer operating system. The Berlin-based artist obsessively stamps her 1’s and 0’s by hand, performing a deceptively simple action that’s repeated hundreds of times to complete a single work. Primarily stamped […]

DAVID ALTMEJD
DAVID ALTMEJD

Artist David Altmejd is concerned with beauty, both the outer and inner constructions of physicality. In sculptural works, he’s shown the ability to update a classical type of study on human form, twisting bodies into unexpected grotesque forms, offering oversized figures, using mirrors to reassemble a person or showcasing werewolf heads. He’s also turned the […]

READY FOR THIS JELLY
READY FOR THIS JELLY

Magicians are hard to come by these days. Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, however, have achieved just that: magic. And they have done so with the least imaginable medium. Their jelly creations have taken over London, their hometown. They have many times recreated these masterpieces in rainbow-hued gelatins and are now making waves all over […]

SILENCIO
SILENCIO

Silencio, the latest opening on the Parisian club scene, was a legend before even existing. Unveiled last month on the historical rue Montmartre, the club borrows its name from the iconic venue dear to many a heart thanks to director David Lynch’s film Mulholland Drive. In the 2001 picture, the theater plays a central role […]

BREWING IT RIGHT
BREWING IT RIGHT

If you’re a coffee enthusiast, you have boundless café options at your disposal. After carefully researching the most exciting spots to sip in of New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, we’ve found the following to be assuredly worth your while. DEMITASSE 135 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, California, cafedemitasse.com Follow your nose to […]

BUDDAKAN
BUDDAKAN

As an interior designer who specializes in restaurants in New York City, I am constantly visiting some of the most revered restaurants in the world. The other night I decided to dine at one of my preferred eateries and experience the décor of one of my favorite designers Christian Liaigre. Liaigre is known for his […]

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 […]

SACHA LAKIC
SACHA LAKIC

Movement, speed, fluidity, industry. These are a few terms that zip through the mind at breakneck speeds when confronted with one of Sacha Lakic’s projects. It may be any number of things: a bike, a piece of furniture, an object, a space or — most impressively, enough to take your breath away — a car. […]

LAST WORD: XVALA
LAST WORD: XVALA

XVALA is a guerilla artist — taking to the streets (or, more specifically, dumpsters) to create art that serves as social commentary upon the imminent threat that the internet poses today. The second to adopt the anonymous brand name, this particular XVALA (not Jeff Hamilton, the creator of the title) takes the practical joke avenue […]

THE GOOD NATURED
THE GOOD NATURED

You won’t hear Sarah McIntosh complaining about the demise of the record business. When she started The Good Natured, she ignored the industry and set out to do things on her own. She created the band and became their manager, publicist and booking agent, as well as the lead singer, songwriter and keyboard-player. “When I […]

UH HUH HER
UH HUH HER

“Welcome to the glamorous world of life on the road,” says bass player and singer Leisha Hailey, one-half of the creative team that fronts the indie rock band Uh Huh Her. Hailey and her partner, singer/guitarist/producer/keyboard-player Camila Grey, are in a laundromat in Cleveland, Ohio. They’re washing their stage clothes. Later on, they’ll jump in […]

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 […]

THIEF OF HEARTS
THIEF OF HEARTS

Victoria’s Secret brief Modern Courtesan corset Silence & Noise shirt Zana Bayne harness Atsuko Kudo stockings Siri Sveen Haaland jacket Nichole de Carle brief and bra Jas MB stockings Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte shoes Nichole de Carle brief with braces Michi bra Nathan Jenden jacket Atsuko Kudo stockings Nichole de Carle bra Michi bra Helmut […]

A NATURAL REVIVAL
A NATURAL REVIVAL

Matthew Williamson is evolving, becoming more accessible than ever. His woman is moving well beyond the red carpet and party circuit: she’s in the park, on the street, running errands and generally ballin’ around town. Williamson’s trademark for nearly 15 years has been bright and saturated colors, large-scale prints, hand embroidery and refined, bohemian style. […]

LIZETTE AVERINI
LIZETTE AVERINI

Presence is the first attribute that comes to mind upon viewing Lizette Avineri’s clothing. The collection was inspired by a recent trip to Israel, where Avineri experienced a case of the Jerusalem Syndrome: “A mental phenomenon comprising the presence of delusions, obsessions or religiously-themed ideas that are triggered by visiting Jerusalem.” This syndrome creates a […]

STORYTELLING IN THE FLESH
STORYTELLING IN THE FLESH

Often recognized for tattooing an impressive roster of celebrity clients, the New York-based artist, Scott Campbell, has now branched out with a well-received gamut of fashion and fine art endeavors Whether in collaboration with Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections or in dynamic sculpture, watercolors and mixed media art, Campbell’s work is attracting international and cross-genre appeal. […]

XVALA WAS HERE
XVALA WAS HERE

XVALA reshapes social commentary like he reshapes Mark Zuckerberg’s coat hanger: creatively, boldly and a little bit inappropriately Guerilla tactics crossed the boundaries of warfare a long time ago, and their presence in the art scene is certainly no new phenomenon. What is new, however, is XVALA’s approach and use of contemporary art to comment […]

Elisa Stephens In The Fast Lane
Elisa Stephens In The Fast Lane

Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens is famed for accomplishing many things, but she described only two things as in her blood during an interview last month Text by Shilpika Lahri Photography by Bob Toy This well known entrepreneur’s various areas of interest boil down to two main passions: cars and leading the San […]

George McCracken: Just a Single Guy
George McCracken: Just a Single Guy

Text by Michael Cohen Photography by David Armstrong The George McCracken label, like its designer, brings a refreshing simplicity to menswear. And while the straightforward appeal pulls no punches, it benefits from a nuanced, underlying complexity. The collection of jeans, sportswear and outerwear is rooted in a refined masculinity, employing top-end fabrics to engineer a […]

Wish Fulfillment
Wish Fulfillment

Photography by MIKE KOBAL Styling by JULIE BROOKE WILLIAMS Ksenia wears Alternative Apparel sweatshirt Fred Perry shirt AG jeans Y-3 jacket Dr. Marten’s dress Diesel pants Candela shoes Mr. Jones watch Ksenia wears Zimmerman dress A.P.C. sweater Levi’s denim shirt Nelson wears Timo Weiland top Charles Henry top, Zimmerman dress, Levi’s jacket Ksenia wears Zimmerman […]

T. YOUNG HWANG
T. YOUNG HWANG

Text by Sara Iravani T. Young Hwang followed a myriad of paths before he found the right one. Being a successful graduate from Parson’s, The New School, one would expect him to claim the standard line, “I always knew I wanted to be a fashion designer.” This is far from the reality Hwang had, which […]


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