Posts Tagged ‘vol. 27.4’
SOMA Nights
SOMA Nights

Soma Magazine, Film-Music Release Party Filmed & Edited by Omran Isso  http://www.OmranStudio.com

She’s the Boss
She's the Boss

It may be a man’s world, but Julie Delpy has managed to make it her own. It has been nearly ten years since I first interviewed Delpy for this magazine, and in the span of this last decade, she has emerged as a multifaceted talent – an actress, writer and accomplished director who has rigorously […]

The Light and Darkness of Say Lou Lou
The Light and Darkness of Say Lou Lou

As human beings we are fascinated with extremes, the far reaches of both ends of any given spectrum. For the entirety of human history, stories have been told of the ever present battle between good versus evil, with heroes and villains created in the ilk of both moral extremes. In this vein, such extremes find […]

The Reflections: Dreamy Songs for Lost Lovers
The Reflections: Dreamy Songs for Lost Lovers

Two years ago, singer Darian Zahedi and drummer/guitarist Jon Safley were playing together in a band that gave them little musical or personal satisfaction. Both had a wide range of influences, including psychedelic California pop, new wave dance music and ambient rock, so they ditched the band and started writing the emotionally charged songs that […]

David Lowery Starts Talking
David Lowery Starts Talking

There was an interesting moment a few years ago at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival. David Lowery’s short film, A Catalog of Anticipations, had just screened, and the director stood at the head of a dark room for a post-screening Q&A session. The questions were timid at first, as if the audience had not expected […]

Summer Breeze
Summer Breeze

Photography by Mike Kobal Styling by Jessica Margolis Jason Wu top and shorts, vintage sunglasses from Selima Optique Victoria Beckham dress, Eddie Borgo earrings Emilio Pucci dress, Jason Wu shoes, Eddie Borgo ring, Gucci ring Louis Vuitton dress, Erickson Beamon necklaces, Eddie Borgo five finger ring Victoria Beckham dress   Model: Caitlin Ricketts at Wilhelmina, […]

Night in the City
Night in the City

Photography by Christian Conti Styling by Victor Gonzales Titania Inglis dress, Gio Diev boots, TomTom cuff Titania Inglis vest and trousers, Mango booties, Fender guitar Mango top, Georgine skirt, Gio Diev shoes, TomTom necklaces Lauren Bagliore coat, Gio Diev shoes Houghton blazer, Mango skirt, Gio Diev shoes, TomTom necklaces Katya Leonovich dress, Jean Paul Gaultier […]

I-Pose: San Francisco
I-Pose: San Francisco

After an amazing response, SOMA is proud of its tradition of creating stylistic imagery through iconic themes. In this issue, SOMA readers once again posed in homage to their favorite icons. These young creative San Franciscans offered their own portrayals of these inspiring legends. Photography by Liz Caruana Styling by Renata Gar Model Dania Denise, […]

The Slacker Richard Linklater
The Slacker Richard Linklater

Through three decades of filmmaking, Richard Linklater has walked a varied path without ever shying from our suspicions of iconoclasm. He seems to carry the same inertia in his filmmaking that he articulated in the vignettes of misanthropic youth that propelled Slacker to its iconic status in the independent film world. We still see the […]

A Super Man With ADD
A Super Man With ADD

Adam Goldberg is pacing the floor as he talks on his cell phone. Today he’s doing interviews to promote his new Goldberg Sisters album, Stranger’s Morning, and helping his friends Darian Zahedi and Jon Safley of The Reflections select the cover art for their new album, Limerence. Goldberg is also doing the final revisions on […]

Holy Ghost!
Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! appearances around North America over spring and summer are selling out at a pleasantly quick rate. Holy Ghost! is not a reference to the divine entity paired with an element of surprise, but to the New York City-based duo of Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser. It has been a couple of years since […]

Mayer Hawthorne
Mayer Hawthorne

At a coffee house filled with Silverlake hipsters, Mayer Hawthorne blends right in. When mentioning the crooner’s name to anyone, the general response is: “Mayer Hawthorne is great.” The 30-something Ann Arbor, Michigan native and Los Angeles transplant is, inarguably, great. What Hawthorne hears the most upon meeting people, however, is, “I thought you were […]

RJ Bijoux
RJ Bijoux

It’s hard to deny that art begets art. As the offspring of creative, artistically engaged parents, sisters Rena and Juliet emigrated from Russia to America at a young age and quickly became immersed in their new and inspiring surroundings. Through their father’s stained glass art, they had an ingrained sense of the value of creativity, […]

Stella & Dot
Stella & Dot

Accessories goliath Stella & Dot returns this season with must-have totes, wrap bracelets and earrings, among plenty of other accents to add a dash of summer color to any outfit. Seychelles Chandeliers earrings are in an elegant teardrop design, a classic shape with a touch of tropical luxury. Another highlight of the line is the […]

Marissa Webb
Marissa Webb

As a woman who spent her childhood playing in the woods of Pennsylvania covered in mud, New York based designer Marissa Webb is a far-cry from the playful tomboy she once was. However, that young energetic, free-spirited girl has never really left. She inspires, occasionally dictates, and always influences the direction Webb is headed. With […]

Odilon by Stacey Clarke
Odilon by Stacey Clarke

In the fashion industry where success can be as short-lived as a momentary trend, it is a rarity to see a designer at the peak of their career step back and put everything on hold. Stacey Clark, owner and designer of Odilon in Los Angeles, however, did exactly that last spring. Clark, who was labelled […]

LegalForce
LegalForce

Few things can cause immediate headaches as swiftly as the prospect of legal woes. The time, research and money that has to go into it, and not to mention the paragraphs of legal jargon that are at once both mind-numbing and boggling, can send even the calmest and most stoic of us into a hyperventilating […]

Street Pulse: San Francisco
Street Pulse: San Francisco

Photography by Scott R. Kline Photo Assistant: Sara Kline Name: Sarah Rhoads (Potrero Hill) Favorite independent film: What the Bleep Favorite director: David Lynch Favorite musical artist: Kendrick Lamar Name: Marissa D’Orazio (Mission) Favorite independent film: I’d rather play outside Favorite director: Wes Anderson Favorite musical artist: Velvet Underground Name: Eugene Hood (Mission) Favorite independent […]

Four Healthy and Natural Decisions for Skin Care
Four Healthy and Natural  Decisions for Skin Care

In a society that values youthful looks and fears growing old, the beauty industry has monopolized on products that promise to reverse the effects of aging and keep us looking ever-young. However, digging a little deeper often reveals how the plethora of unpronounceable fillers making up a beauty product is anything but beautiful. Here we […]

Today’s Beats
Today's Beats

The scenario: A well-known rapper and producer who is passionate about improving the sound quality of audio products; an entrepreneur who sees a gap for a high performance audio brand; and one of the world’s most distinguished product designers. The response? Beats By Dr. Dre – a line of high-quality headphones that provide music enthusiasts […]

Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage
Ali Amaro: Linked to Heritage

The boundary that separates the realm of art from the craft of jewelry making is, at best, ambiguous. Bay Area metalsmith Ali Amaro is making a career from fully embracing the blurring of this line. The jeweler and designer, who lives in Point Richmond, creates work that draws from a wide range of inspiration. Amaro, […]

John Doe
John Doe

John Doe was “born” in 1977 when he arrived in Los Angeles and began the punk band X with Exene Cervenka. Before that, he was John Nommensen Duchac from Decatur, Illinois. In 1981 the sophomore album Wild Gift established X’s place in musical history with such songs as “White Girl” and “We’re Desperate.” From 1978-1993, […]

Robb Collins
Robb Collins

Barman Robb Collins approached the craft by utter chance when he was in need of some fast cash while pursuing a master’s degree in sports science. It took him a couple of months to realize he enjoyed the creativity that the job offered, and he has never looked back since. “Fortunately, I managed to talk […]

Carrie Lawrence
Carrie Lawrence

Carrie comes to San Francisco by way of Palm Beach, Florida. Raised down the peninsula, she cut her teeth behind the bar with her first big industry gig in Palo Alto. There she learned the importance of the cocktail and memorized over 80 drinks so secretive the recipes were only told to her. Thanks to […]


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