Posts Tagged ‘vol 27.3’
Strike a Pose
Strike a Pose

After a year of success, SOMA is proud of its tradition of creating stylistic imagery through iconic themes. In this issue, SOMA readers again posed in homage to their favorite icons. These young creative San Franciscans offered their own portrayals of these inspiring legends. Photographs by Christian Conti Styling by Jessica Margolis     Photo […]

White Noise
White Noise

Photographs by Felix Wong Styling by Bryan Marryshow Hair: Anthony Nader at Atelier Management Makeup: Seong Hee Park for MAC Cosmetics  at Seen Artists Model: Ilva Heitmann at Supreme

Mission of Grace
Mission of Grace

Grace Hightower De Niro is exceptional for many reasons. As a high school senior, she was kicked out for protesting segregation. Her philanthropy work has lead to honors from the New York Women’s Foundation and the American Cancer Society of New York City. This mother of two has recently added entrepreneur to her list of […]

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.’

The Pino Solo Wine Tree
The Pino Solo Wine Tree

Now in its fifth year, Napa Valley’s Newton Vineyard presents the latest installation of its Eco Chic collection. A collaboration with Derek Chen, this limited-edition wine rack is a simple yet stunning design of a tree, comprised of a 75% post-consumer stainless steel “trunk” and a base created from discarded wine barrels, a by-product of […]

Keith McNally
Keith McNally

In the vibrant, ever-changing and fast paced New York City, where restaurants come and go quicker than a carton of milk spoils, how has one man has been able to continually build and thrive? Enter Keith McNally: brainchild behind some of the most well-known and sought-after restaurants, such as Balthazar in the fashionable SoHo, Minetta […]

Cedric Charlier

When we meet Cedric Charlier at an elegant cocktail reception in his honor at Barney’s NY in San Francisco’s Union Square, the Belgian designer seems to be having difficulty absorbing his good fortune. As he takes in the sight of his name on the wall, the hanging racks filled with his designs and the assembled […]

Street Pulse: Paris
Street Pulse: Paris

Photography by Kate Pickering

Deconstructed
Deconstructed

A spindly body and tumbling locks mark Kendra Morris’ tangible aesthetic. But it’s her supple powerhouse of a voice that leaves an indelible impression. The 30-something Florida-bred singer- songwriter is nestled in her East Village apartment in New York. Every bit as unique as the eclectic accumulation of found objects that fill every nook and […]

Into the Woods
Into the Woods

Photographs by Martin Vallin Styling by Hanna Holmgren Thomas Sabo leaf bracelet Thomas Sabo tree, feather, key bracelet Maria Black big ring and bracelet Marcel Bedro knot bracelet and ring, stone bracelet Maria Nilsdotter bone bracelet Drakenberg Sjölin silver bracelet Efva Attling flower earrings Bud to Rose bullet ring, and star ring Maria Black ring […]

Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon

Sean Lennon is the son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and like his parents, he has a restless creative spirit that’s constantly veering off in unpredictable directions to create adventurous music. He has made solo albums of dreamy pop with a bossa nova flavor, co-written songs with Lenny Kravitz, played bass in the quirky […]

81 Reasons to Read
81 Reasons to Read

Any young poet who manages to publish a book in the current market has a reason to celebrate. Sam Riviere’s 81 Austerities, published in 2012, is a particularly inspiring debut. Winner of the 2012 Forward Prize for best first collection, the poems, originally posted on the internet, are a meditation on existence in the modern […]

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 […]

Night Out at Supperclub
Night Out at Supperclub

SOMA magazine celebrated in usual style with the release of its Spring Fashion Issue at trendy Supperclub, located in San Francisco’s fashionable SoMa district. Guests indulged in Blue Angel martinis while enjoying a marvelous performance by violinist Sarena Hsu. The audience was treated to hors d’oeuvres along with a brilliant hair and beauty show by […]

Rush Hour
Rush Hour

Photographs by Mike Kobal Styling by Jessica Margolis Rag & Bone blouse, Dsquared jeans, Helmut Lang shoes, Gucci bracelet, Celine vintage bracelet, Eddie Borgo bracelet, Gucci ring, Cartier ring Derek Lam blazer, Rag & Bone denim top, Jason Wu leather shorts, Pierre Hardy shoes, Eddie Borgo earrings, Gucci rings Victoria by Victoria Beckham dress, Theyskens […]

Rejina Pyo
Rejina Pyo

Korean-born designer Rejina Pyo’s eye for striking forms and finely tuned affinity for materials was immediately apparent at the Central Saint Martins Fashion MA show. As models carrying totemic, charred wooden structures floated down the runway in long, draped robes at once ethereal and dramatic, her elegantly modern pieces stood out as highly wearable yet […]

Amelia Toro
Amelia Toro

Using her innate eye to balance elegant shapes with classic structures, Colombian-born designer Amelia Toro knows precisely who she designs for. Honoring the ever-present goal to craft timeless pieces for real women, her designs excite nostalgia for the artistic development of the twenties. Possessing a talent for noticing how clothing is able to highlight the […]

Observation
Observation

He has been called the “playboy” of the international design arena—not for his looks or his charm, but because he plays a lot with his expression and sketches, with his designs and in life. The Zurich-based designer Alfredo Häberli is known for creating functional and alluring design objects that are full of character. Häberli is […]

Silver Seed Clothing
Silver Seed Clothing

While leggings may be a recycled trend, New York City-based Silver Seed Clothing has cultivated an ingenious method of not only supplying the masses with top-quality, Made-in-America goods, but also nurturing members of the independent, up-and-coming design world. What sets this small company of newly-minted entrepreneurs apart from the overseas Goliaths who helped set the […]

Mark Colle
Mark Colle

Lights go low, music starts rolling, whispers subside, and the first model steps out. She struts down the runway, avoiding obstacles of all sorts: flashing lights from the photographers, the runway’s sharp corners and floral arrangements displayed in large Plexiglas cubes scattered across her path. The flowers are carefully hand-selected to highlight the palette of […]

Azzedine Alaia
Azzedine Alaia

The work of the legendary “King of Cling” aka Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaïa will be exhibited in a new show at Dusseldorf, Germany’s NRW-Forum, documenting his best designs from the last decade. “Azzedine Alaïa – Couture in the 21st Century” will feature pieces loaned directly from the designer, including some of the revolutionary garments that […]

Ernesto Artillo
Ernesto Artillo

Fashion and its imagery have developed into a world in constant evolution- — a universe of contrasting aesthetics and competing styles. Often over-saturated with not always brilliant pictures, it has now reached an era when there is too much of the same and too little thought behind each figure. The boundaries of art are blurring […]


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