Month: June 2016

Street Heroines - Alexandra Henry - Magrela

“Street Heroines”, a film by Alexandra Henry documenting female graffiti and street artists

There are still areas that remain male-dominated; situations in which women aren’t as widely represented as their male counterparts. When it comes to the fascinating world of graffiti and street art this is an issue that is all-too familiar to female artists. Alexandra Henry is an American photographer and producer who aims to bring the struggle of sexism in art to life through her first documentary: “Street Heroines“. Not only does she get to share her own story, but also those of 25 other female street-artists. The film is a documentary piece on the courage and creativity of female graffiti & street artists from around the world. Throughout her travels between São Paulo and NY, Henry became fascinated and influenced by Brazilian street-art and its culture. She is inspired to readjust her focus by getting to know other women; all with different back-stories, but all sharing the same similar interests and love towards street-art and graffiti. It was also through this filming that Henry became more involved in the political activism that existed among the South American female …

Sies Marjan Guinevere Van Seenus The Lions

Sies Marjan, A Je Ne Sais Quoi Attitude

Whether it’s a fact or a general stereotype, it’s a common belief that New Yorkers love to wear black clothing. So it could be seen as a pretty risky move when a new label presents its fall collection at NYFW, without sending any black clothes down the runway. Unless you’re Sander Lak, that is. Boasting an impressive resumé (Central Saint Martins graduate under the late Louise Wilson, work experiences at Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Balmain, and most notably the head of design at Dries Van Noten for five years), Lak’s new label, Sies Marjan, made a remarkable impression during its much-anticipated debut in February. Just to gauge how high expectations were for this brand new label, the attendees had some of fashion’s most influential people, including Anna Wintour, Natalie Massenet, Cathy Horyn, and buyers from Barneys. Set in an unfinished penthouse in Tribeca, the collection started off with looks more appropriate for spring than fall: a soft floral print translated into bias-cut dresses and loose separates, a belted long coat in a colorful abstract print, …

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Ally And A Thousand Summer Nights, style editorial

“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” —words by André Breton Photography by David Joseph Perez, model Ally @ Photogenics, LA,  styling Ebony Nicole Campbell   Suit Les Animaux Pants Stella McCartney, vest JIHNOY Pants and top  Les Animaux, socks and shoes Nike  Dress Les Animaux, shoes Nike  Top COS, bottom Les Animaux, shoes Nike Dress JIHNOY, pants Stefani Couture, shoes Marc Jacobs Pants and top Les Animaux, shoes COS Top Versace, bottom COS, shoes Nike  Dress Les Animaux, Shoes Marc by Marc Jacobs Dress Maria Dora, shoes Nike, socks Nike

Muscle & Marrow - Love - album cover

Love Metal & Doom Pop: Portland’s Muscle And Marrow – “Love” review

Portland, Or. is a complicated, layered, and nuanced place. Beneath the facade of being a millennial paradise, Portland’s rooted in the blue collar industry of yesteryear, as one of the Pacific Northwest’s most bustling port towns. Even Portland’s reputation as being a hub for underground culture came about due to the economic downturn of the ’80s and ’90s. Portland is both rough and tumble, as well as cosmopolitan; utterly hip and chic while alternately not giving a toss what anyone thinks. Portlanders are tough, while still being kind and sensitive; nice, almost to a fault, but not afraid to be blunt. Likewise, metal is a complicated genre. While once a shorthand for the most extreme masculinity, in the 21st Century, metal has become shorthand for power, force, will, and intensity, which is important as it doesn’t make intensity the sole property of the patriarchy. Portland avant-metal duo Muscle And Marrow perfectly embody the intricacies and layered meanings of both Portland and metal/extreme music, especially in the case of their most recent album. Rather than focusing …

Patrick Kolts - Mens fashion editorial look 6

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee

The famous quote “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see” was first said by a 22-year old Muhammad Ali at a historic boxing event in Kinshasa, Zaire. Since he spoke it, this sentence has been used to described his style on the ring. The boxer, who left us last Friday, will long be regarded as the greatest of all times. A men’s style editorial by photographer Patrick Kolts, Stylist Alejandro Lopez, Model Braeden Wright, Grooming Alexis Fores. Suit Ben Sherman, polo shirt Woolrich John Rich & Bros., shoes Florsheim, ring and bracelet George Frost, bracelet Skagen Blue suit David hart, shirt CWST, bracelet Skagen, ring George Frost Leather jacket BLK DNM, tank CWST, pants BLK DNM, Ring/ bracelet George Frost Olive suit David Hart, tank Matière, necklace- George Frost Green suit Ben Sherman, shirt Lucio Castro, bracelet George Frost , jeans Topman Jacket Stampd, shirt Ben Sherman, pants BLK DNM, shoes stylist’s own