Author: Juliana B

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LADYFAG, NEW YORK’S NOCTURNAL GODDESS

The statuesque gender-bending Madame of the New York night scene arrived eight years ago, first selling vintage wares and later becoming mesmerized by the allure of the city after dark. Photographed by Anna Bloda, Make up Azra Red. The statuesque gender-bending Madame of the New York night scene arrived eight years ago, first selling vintage wares and later becoming mesmerized by the allure of the city after dark. In the beginning, Ladyfag ventured out solo, enrobed in a myriad of her own looks from Transylvanian embroidered robes to Ricardo Tisci’s Givenchy later on. She danced with arms flung in the air, her shaggy armpits laid bare. The night became her playground as she headed out to iconic venues like Hiro, APT and Happy Valley. It was on one of those fateful nights that NYC nightlife and legendary club kid, Kenny Kenny found her at the center of the dance floor. He hired her on the spot to dance for him at Happy Valley (thrown by him and Susanne Bartsch.) “Both of us are self-created creatures,” said …

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SKATE: BY JACOB HARMER

SKATE – by Jacob Harmer. Featuring Theo de Gultz. A grey and foggy London, serves as the perfect backdrop for Jacob Harmer’s new short film ‘Skate’. Featuring and narrated by French artist, model, and lifelong skater Theo de Gultz. Through the eyes of De Gultz, the film evokes the scenic beauty and sense of serenity felt while skating. “…IS ABOUT THE SENSE OF ESCAPE AND ADVENTURE THE SPORT CAN GIVE. THE FILM EXPLORES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MAN AND CITY, FROM THE INTIMATE TO THE EPIC AND WITH A FOCUS ON THE TRANSCENDENTAL STATE ONE CAN REACH WHEN ROLLING.”

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Takashi Murakami “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow”

TAKASHI MURAKAMI: In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow November 10, 2014 — January 17, 2015 @ Gagosian Gallery New York ” To me, religions are a narrative…Natural catastrophes, earthquakes, are things caused by nature. Such chaos is natural, but we have to make sense of it somehow, and so we had to invent these stories. That is what I wanted to paint,” –Takashi Murakami

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Oh Hanna

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” – J.G. Ballard – Model Hanna Rundlof @ One by Photographer Eva Tuerbl, Styling by Sheyna Imm. Hair and Make up by Ren Nobuko. Fur MARNI, Dress JUST CAVALLI. Previous page: vest CHLOE, vintage t-shirt Vest and Skirt CHLOE, T Shirt H&M, Tank top VINTAGE,  Dress Just CAVALLI. This Page: sweater MOSCHINO Jacket SPORTMAX Jacket and Skirt PRADA, T Shirt VINTAGE, Socks WOLFORD, Shoes STELLA MCCARTNEY Sweater ETRO, panties Spanx   Jacket STELLA MCCARTNEY, Skirt VINTAGE, Shoes MOSCHINO, Socks Stylists own.

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THE LOVERS AND A POEM BY LEONARD COHEN

“You have the lovers, they are nameless, their histories only for each other, and you have the room, the bed, and the windows. Pretend it is a ritual. Unfurl the bed, bury the lovers, blacken the windows, let them live in that house for a generation or two. No one dares disturb them…” -Poem by Leonard Cohen. Photographs by Jason Henley, stylist Janai Anselmi & Jo Ayling @ Janai Anselmi Rebecca wears Emma Mulholland Splash! Sweater, Emma Mulholland Mr Squiggle Jeans. Sab wears Zoe Karssen ‘Poisoned Lovers’ sweater, Models own leather jacket Rebecca wears Cameo shirt, MLM mesh bra ‘Moondance’ dye T from Surf Dive ‘n’ Ski Tessa wears bronze metal yarn knit Willow, black leather bra Caslazur.   “Their eyes are closed, as tightly as if heavy coins of flesh lay on them. Their lips are bruised with new and old bruises. Her hair and his beard are hopelessly tangled. When he puts his mouth against her shoulder she is uncertain whether her shoulder has given or received the kiss. All her flesh is …

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ADAM

“Adam” for VAGA by photographer Viola Rolando, featuring model Adam W. @Independent men Milano. Styling: Maela Leporati, Grooming: Chiara Cima Previous Page: shirt MAURO GRIFONI, bandana vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON. This Page: coat MISSONI, sweater MAURO GRIFONI, bandana vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON. trousers MAURO GRIFONI, hat REEBOK, sweater MISSONI, socks AMERICAN APPAREL sweater MISSONI, trousers MAURO GRIFONI, socks AMERICAN APPAREL, shoes MAURO GRIFONI, hat REEBOK jacket ANGELOS FRENTZOS, shirt and hat REEBOK shirt MAURO GRIFONI, bandana vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON

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RUDE BOY & IT-GIRL

We are young Ukrainian Artists from Kiev. Our inspiration is based on everything that goes against conventional morality We are fond of unusual characters who don’t fear to live by their own rules. – GORSAD IT-GIRL “Yura is Ukrainian 9-year old bully from village. We met him smoking near the country computer club and immediately fell in love with this character. Small boy who behaved like real badass. Yura told us that he is mad gamer and that he escaped from orphanage to play counter strike.” – GORSAD photography by Gorsad, interview by Juliana Bojorquez  VAGA: Tell me about your collaboration. How did the three of you begin GORSAD?  We are Gorsad, Kiev based artists. Our group is a collaboration between two guys and a girl: Victor, Julian, and Maria. We met at each other at university where the three of us studied at the Faculty of Arts. Originally we were separate artists, but while working in a joint workshop we realized that collaboration is exactly what we needed. So we successfully work together now. …