Riccardo Tisci speaks to Mert & Marcus…The rest is eye candy

posted by on 2014.09.01, under articles of interest

Creative and former romantic partners Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott met in Hastings, England, in the mid-’90s and began working and living together almost instantly. Alas grew up in Turkey, studying classical music; Piggott is Welsh. While shooting campaigns for Calvin Klein or Louis Vuitton, or editorials for Pop, Arena Homme Plus, or Love, often at their seaside home in Ibiza, Alas and Piggott like to trade the camera back and forth—a sort of bonded binary entity—like Jaeger pilots in the drift. Here, they trade ideas and opinions with their friend, Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci, on the heels of a grand bacchanal on the island in the Mediterranean to celebrate Tisci’s 40th birthday. 

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New York Girl: Page Reifler

posted by on 2014.08.28, under articles of interest

Paige Reifler is a fast-talking, F-bomb-dropping, born-and-bred New Yorker. On a recent afternoon at WWD’s office, she showed up in an all-black outfit (natch), accessorized with a Saint Laurent bag and suede ankle booties. “I hate when someone says describe your style in three words. I don’t f–king know!” she said, when asked if modeling has affected her fashion sense. “I have such an eclectic style….It changes all the time. Clearly, today I’m mourning something.”

The 18-year-old, repped by New YorkModels, is just starting to get her feet wet — so far, she’s appeared in Teen Vogue andElle Vietnam editorials — but she’s already becoming something of an “It” girl. She’s learning how to DJ and also has quite an active social life. Her Instagram account (@reiflerpaige, with more than 33,000 followers and counting) shows her on a weekend getaway in the Hamptons with Harry and Peter Brant, and, on another occasion, posing with Michael Avedon at a Calvin Klein by MyTheresa party.

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Carmen Dell’Orefice: eternal beauty

posted by on 2014.08.25, under icons, top fashion models
True beauty is ageless and Carmen is living proof: She’s 83 years old, she started her modeling career in the early fifties, She was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 15 and has been modelling ever since. Richard  Avedon has worked with her so has Penn, and  through the years she has aged into one of the most beautiful and alluring women in the World.  Continue reading “Carmen Dell’Orefice: eternal beauty” »

Rules of Engagement

posted by on 2014.08.25, under articles of interest


All games must be played by the rules;

but when it comes to loving you

I have broken them all.

I have written my last sentences

on a brick wall

Somewhere far from Paradise.

Somewhere far from you, Continue reading “Rules of Engagement” »

Blondie 40 years on…

posted by on 2014.08.18, under articles of interest

Forty years is quite a long time to be in the same job.  Blondie have marked the milestone year with an NME Godlike Genius award, one of the most talked about sets at Glastonbury and Blondie 4(0) Ever, a two-disc album which includes a greatest hits and the brand new record, Ghosts Of Download. Continue reading “Blondie 40 years on…” »


posted by on 2014.08.02, under articles of interest

It is after all the last big storm of the season.

We stand under the lifeguard tower

Looking out to sea,

Looking at the moon,

Cotton candy moon. Continue reading “Surfers” »

A movie star, a supermodel, a pop idol and a billionaire: Why Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber

posted by on 2014.08.01, under articles of interest

Pull up a chair, this may take awhile to unravel….a tale of jealousy  a modern day Helen of Troy if you will, is unfolding in Hollywood, Spain and New York right now.

The story involves a love maze between the supermodel, two pop stars, an actor, a billionaire, a wannabe pop star-slash-model ex-wife and a high-profile businessman.

And it reached its climax on Wednesday, when Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom took on lord of the brats Justin Bieber in an exclusive Spanish restaurant.

Bloom’s slap is believed to be retribution for the 20-year-old singer breaking one of the 10 Commandments two years ago with Bloom’s then wife, Miranda Kerr. Continue reading “A movie star, a supermodel, a pop idol and a billionaire: Why Orlando Bloom punched Justin Bieber” »

Kendall Jenner

posted by on 2014.07.27, under articles of interest

You know Kendall Jenner, right? She has those sisters on that show on which she sometimes appears, riding horses or attending parties. Her mother is Kris Jenner, and her dad is legendary Olympian Bruce Jenner. She’s 18 years old, 5’10″, a Scorpio, and has more than 9.5 million followers on Instagram. But despite a very public childhood, Jenner sort of came into her own early this year on the runways of New York, London, and Paris, in a debutante season that included appearances for Marc Jacobs, Giles, Chanel, and Givenchy—a maison under the creative direction of her family friend Riccardo Tisci. She was, in the words of stylist Katie Grand, “definitely the girl of the season.” Continue reading “Kendall Jenner” »

like a Rock

posted by on 2014.07.27, under articles of interest

Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? It’s just egg whites, because Hollywood’s charismatic He-Man—and star of the new mega-movie Hercules—likes to keep it healthy. As the former WWE star and member of the 1991 University of Miami National Championship team explains to Andy, he hasn’t always had it so good. So now he’s just living the dream…
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Learning the ABC with London Grammar

posted by on 2014.07.19, under articles of interest

London Grammar realized the importance of the Ivor Novello Awards – Britain’s premier songwriting gongs – when they sat down at their table and looked around the room. Next to them Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page was seated beside his Yardbirds bandmate from almost 50 years ago, Jeff Beck, guitar gods in repose. Standing behind them, deep in conversation, was Chic’s Nile Rodgers, who would subsequently be presented with a Special International award by former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Continue reading “Learning the ABC with London Grammar” »

Romeo Santos: Romantico & Caliente

posted by on 2014.07.12, under articles of interest

Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” couldn’t do it, Jay Z got help from Justin Timberlake and Eminem, and Metallica didn’t try. Selling out consecutive shows at Yankee Stadium, with its capacity of roughly 50,000, is nearly impossible for any pop music artist not named Paul McCartney. But Romeo Santos, who will perform there Friday and Saturday nights, is about to achieve that feat. Continue reading “Romeo Santos: Romantico & Caliente” »

Paris Couture Report Fall 2014

posted by on 2014.07.09, under articles of interest

PARIS — The Tour de France may have only just reached Gallic shores after starting in Leeds, England, over the weekend and riding into London on Monday, but in Paris the couture seemed to be holding its own version of Le Grand Tour. Admittedly, the two are not exactly the same thing but these sorts of intuitive leaps are par for the course in fashion: Designers look at the world around them and put it through the meat grinder of their imagination. Continue reading “Paris Couture Report Fall 2014” »


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