If you haven’t already checked out our newest issue, you should do it…like RIGHT NOW. We’re about to take off until the new year, but in the meantime enjoy this menacing video editorial we shot in Brooklyn for a brand collaboration with LA-based men’s designer Chapter.
Wildfox Couture always slays me with their look books. Sometimes fashion is so serious, and it’s so nice to see a company having actual honest-to-goodness fun with their branding. The Wildfox Couture Resort ’13-’14 look book most adorably named “ANGELS OFF DUTY,” is a cheeky throwback to the iconic TV show Charlie’s Angels full of 1970’s zeitgeist and feathered hair that would make Farrah Faucet proud. Also, it’s starring 3 Photogenics lovelies:Amanda Smith, Avery Tharp, and Dioni Tabbers. BABES<3
It’s Monday. BLEH. Really…The worst day of the week, but while so many people out there are grinning and bearing through the day, begrudgingly going through the motions, I get to come to work and look at pretty photos all day and then go make music when I’m done. #sorrynotsorry. Not a bad way to start off another week, and for that I am tremendously grateful. There’s something to be said about getting to do the things you love for a living, so to everyone reading this: We have to dream big. Settling is not an option. Our sanity depends on it…and so on and so forth.
It’s a LOOK.BOOK.LOVE kind of day, and I’ve decided to feature our babe-of-all-babes, Daria P. in “Cry Baby” For Love and Lemons Summer ’13 shot by Zoey Grossman. Another on-point concept styled by Nasty Gal senior stylist and Purse’n Bootsblogger, Ashley Glorioso. …and damn, girl. THOSE LIPS!!! I want it all.
So here we are with another Monday under our belts. Let’s just brace ourselves for the week ahead and be eternally grateful for the good, shall we? What other way is there? -M-
Warning: This is a wordy one…hope you have time to indulge. =)
This week has been KILLER. While desert goers have returned like the Walking Dead to zombie the streets of LA trying to recover from the hedonistic onslaught of pure and unadulterated fun, I’m over here bouncing off the walls of my brain, buzzing with the anticipation of Coachella: Round 2 on the horizon. I can hardly stand it. Nerves are at a 10, and I need to be at, like, a 4 in order to get anything done.
Thankfully, my super outdoorsy best guy friend, Mike, always shows me cool shit that he finds online, and this time his offerings proved very helpful in my attempt to refocus.
He told me to peep these short films by Sitka, this really dope Canadian surf/skate brand that slangs the notion of apparel as a basic necessity, and they do it with such eloquence, both verbally and visually.
Since I’m such a sucker for words, I’ve decided to be annoying and copy/paste their message:
“At the centre of our collective consciousness is a reverence for our environment – both the natural and urban worlds that we have created for ourselves. Sitka is a product of these environments, in which we find ourselves so at home. We’re found wandering the peaks and valleys of the mountain passes…[and] the rainy city blocks of the urban commute…And, if you’ve found yourself in these places; places where the fog clings to the trees and the ocean breathes salty breath on your face, remind yourself that there is no bad weather where there’s good clothing. And, for that, Sitka has got you covered.”
Visually, they’re far from your typical skate brand with thick woods and mountains as their backdrop in place of hot, grimy LA/NY streets. Sitka is this beautiful winter that we can’t touch.
And, clearly something about those Pacific Northwest boys really does it for me.
So, this post is dedicated to some of the best dudes I know.
Vol.2 of LOOK.BOOK.LOVE features the latest collection by Los Angeles based brand, UNIF, comprised of disgustingly cute couple Eric Espinoza + Christine Lai. They do neo-90’s grunge like no other, and the angsty youth brigade is ravenously eating up every morsel of their throwback tributes to the things we hold so dear. They also have zero qualms about dropping knowledge by bringing in super obscure references like American punk rock monster, GG Allin (If you don’t know, now you know. Google him. He’s insaaaane). Their designs are blaringly loud and almost painfully colorful, but, I mean, we all like a little pain now and again. Either way, they’re not afraid to make shit that makes them happy, and in turn their throngs of avid followers are happy too.
So, without further ado, here is WET HOT AMERICAN BUMMER….UNIF SPRING 2013 featuring our gap-toothed beauty, Avery Tharp.