Friday, April 11, 2014

Mariano Ontañon by Giampaolo Sgura


 Argentine model Mariano Ontañon is photographed by Giampaolo Sgura and styled by Miguel Arnau for Spanish GQ. Courtesy of - Homotography








Skinhead Love by Hadar


 'Skinhead Love' by Hadar. Courtesy of - Homotography










Sebastian Sauve by Kyle Springate | The Boy in the Mirror


 Sebastian Sauve by Kyle Springate in 'The Boy in the Mirror'. Courtesy of - Homotography












Thursday, April 10, 2014

Halb Stark by Robbie Fimmano


 Robbie Fimmano photographed the story 'Halb Stark' for the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of GQ Style Germany, styled by Grant Woolhead. Courtesy of - Homotography









Gucci Presents: Techno Color Sunglasses, a film by James Franco


James Franco is always the busy bee, and his latest fashion venture finds him frolicking around bamboo-like pathways, having a steamy make-out sesh with model Natalia Bonifacci and driving around in a fancy automobile. All this,  for a new Gucci campaign video for the brand's “Techno Color” eyewear collection.

Always one to astound, Franco helms the director's chair all while sleekly indulging on some yummy looking "go-go juice" (our definition of any alcoholic beverage).


Tyler McCall Dishes On Whats Going On With Loehman's


"For years, off price retailer Loehmann’s struggled with bankruptcy, before finally closing its doors in February. Loehmann’s name and intellectual properties — including its customer list — were acquired by hedge fund Esopus Creek Value Series Fund LP in bankruptcy court. Now, Esopus has brought on brand development and advisory firm CAK Entertainment Inc to give Loehmann’s a second life. CAK Entertainment Inc will revamp the nameplate and relaunch Loehmann’s in May as an online-only retailer. Charles Koppelman, founder of CAK Entertainment, tells WWD that it will carry the same brands as before. He also vaguely adds that they will take advantage of “emerging forms of media,” like social media, for customer outreach. “Research tells us the younger customer shops online,” Koppelman tells WWD. “They want to have a dialogue with brands about what they want to see and what brands they want. We are going to talk to them, helping with the product and brand selection. They will tell us what they want and help us with our buying. Currently, the Loehmann’s site is just a shell; under CAK Entertainment Inc, it will relaunch at a new web address. Outlets are currently experiencing a period of regrowth, with both Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue re-investing in their respective off-price concepts, Nordstrom Rack and Off Fifth.” - Via Fashionista

'Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit Opens in London With Rufus Wainwright, Queen Elizabeth II Impersonator.'



Contributing writer Shirine Saad over at Fashionista, shares the latest scoop on iconic French designer Jean Paul Gaultier...
“I’ve always felt truly at home in London,” said Jean Paul Gaultier, wearing a long black skirt with a white shirt and tie, at the opening bash for his exhibition at the Barbican on Monday night. “I wanted this show to be an homage to the good times I’ve had in London.” The designer came to London during his teenage years to escape Paris’s snobby fashion and couture world. Now, after eight stops in cities from Montreal to Brooklyn to Dallas, the London show is opening one year before arriving in Paris at the Grand Palais. From the seedy clubs of Brixton to S&M parties to the punk shops of Camden, Gaultier has always drawn from London’s rebellious streets to create his grandiose mashup of references, blending mohawks, tattoos, piercings, elements from ethnic costumes, lingerie and couture. Just like punk rejected standard ideals of beauty and social norms, the designer celebrated difference, working with atypical models and radically changing the history of fashion. At the particularly festive opening party, Rufus Wainwright, who appeared for a surprise solo performance, claimed Gaultier was the inspiration who allowed him to embrace his individuality in his late teens. “I went to Paris with my mother and we visited the Gaultier store,” he remembered, wearing a silk kimono by the designer. “I realized that it was ok to be who I was.”



A lady coiffed and dressed like the Queen of England trotted around the room in a white satin gown and tiara. Erin O’Connor and Jade Parfitt, two of Gaultier’s muses, were also in the crowd, alongside men in gowns, women with sea punk hair dyes and sculptural hats, porn actors in suits and Gaultier’s creative family, which includes model Farida Khelfa, photographer Stéphane Sednaoui, hairstylist Odile Gilbert and milliner Stephen Jones.
“Gaultier came to me to ask me to design hats for him,” said Jones. “I always loved his individuality.” Waiters in striped shirts refilled guests’ champagne glasses while two models — bare save for pink satin corsets and slips — flashed smiles at guests. Visitors of this installment of the touring exhibition will find unique features, including a section highlighting the designer’s British muses including Amy Winehouse, Boy George, Kate Moss and David Bowie. An entire room is dedicated to “Eurotrash,” the irreverent television show hosted by Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes on British television in the ’90s. A film program curated by the designer and a collection of his graphic design work at the London College of Fashion also accompany the exhibition, which includes 40 percent more pieces that any of the previous ones. To continue the celebration, there is a pop-up Bar Gaultier, filled with his furnishings and serving thematic cocktails, at the museum. At the opening Gaultier told the crowd that he had always loved having sex with British men; now he’s making his love affair with London official."- Via Fashionista

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pharrell Williams Mania!





Whether hes producing incomparable beats with childhood collaborator and friend, Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, mister Pharrell Williams whos been busy traveling the globe since the beginning of the year in support of his sophmore release "Girl." If it's rock, funk, hip hop or just Pharrell banging and playing away on his Tumtums (percussion), in conjuction with his band N.E.R.D (also a Hugo collabo along w/Shay Haley.)

After releasing his first ever single "Frontin'" back in 2003, Williams followed it up with his debut album "In My Mind" in 2006, to moderate critical/commercial attention. Now with his second album triumphantly rising his comeback solo career like the Phoenix, "Girl," was released on March 3 and shows no signs of slowing down.

 Lets pause and sit back for this musical moment below. Appearing on such talk shows at Wetten Dass and as most recently as today on Good Morning America, catch all of Pharrell's sweet-sweet melodies performing both inside and outside the Times Square studio!







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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Conversation Portrait | John Waters


A great little interview with the always real John Waters who shares his life stories with the New York Public Library in a audio to illustration short film.


"Pink Flamingoes" director and Pope of Trash JOHN WATERS discusses how his odd roster of role models inspired him to achieve neurotic happiness. In this conversation with Paul Holdengräber, Waters also offers subversive tips for how to dress, steal flowers and die.




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