Set Design

Work for wallpaper magazine.

Photo by Dan Tobin Smith
Set design by Leila Latchin

Work Gear, not exactly

Adam Kimmel was awarded best in fashion in 2007 along the very deserved place by Prada, by Wallpaper Magazine. I do dig the love for jumpsuits, and unijohns! Power to the uniform...even if we have to put all savings to get one of those... There is capes for all Liberachies out there.


The glue society

“We like to disorientate audiences a little with all our work. And with this piece we felt technology now allows events which may or may not have happened to be visualized and made to appear dramatically real,” say The Glue Society’s James Dive. “As a method of representation satellite photography is so trusted, it has been interesting to mess with that trust.”


Jacques Cousteau

Every Sunday in the afternoon, while visiting my grandma, I sat in front of the TV and watched the tv show of Jacques Cousteau who dove into the most beautiful natural settings. Cousteau, an explorer of nature, taught me to love and respect the planet after listening his very eloquent narratives of the wonders of life, all this in a weird Spanish (translation) with french accent.

I wish this next year we all can be a little more like him, and take care of our living environment.



Géraldine Georges

Superb visual sensibilities from this illustrator.


Carine's middle ages.

This woman is an editor because she knows the zeitgeist. Reusable stretchable medieval drama, the impossible possibility. Cool elegance in it age, very fashionable.

A modern tale

Dude, -all women out there-, this movie is hardcore genderized religion in totally disambiguated languages! Nietzsche would dig.



One of my favorite things ever are POMPOMS!!
jewelry pompoms for you courtesy of designer Sabrina Dehoff.
The catalogues are just whimsy and the accesories divine. I know what I'm getting my self this Christmas!

Berlin brotherhood

This image is pure gold taken from the Berlin street style resources.
Well found and captured By Yvan the face hhhhhunter!



Ryan McGinley

photographers master light, some others mood, some others character. The good ones get all these right creating an identity.

Ryan McGinley:
Born in Ramsey, NJ
Lives and works in New York, NY


B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

The Trollsen twins by peta

PETA latest campaign against the Olsen Twins and their appetite for furry pieces implements this little game:


michael james obrien

portrait of a young man 1-100

P. Starck

-can you get a thicker french accent aeny wehhhggge 'llllse?-
Genious designer anyhow.

Greek to me

Ron Hutt’s paintings (recently featured in a New York Times article) are hipped-up versions of Greek red figure vases, such as the painting above in which we see Aphrodite after her rendezvous with Ares calling her husband Hephaestus on her cell phone to say she will be late getting home.
"The Greek narratives have a unique ability to contain and creatively express the conflicts inherent to life and offer to anyone who takes the time to read and contemplate them the rich reward of a humanized imagination." SOURCE


Lauren Greenfield

"I was enmeshed in girl culture before I was a photographer, and I was photographing girl culture before I realized I was working on Girl Culture.

In this work, I have been drawn to the pathological in the everyday. I am interested in the tyranny of the popular and thin girls over the ones who don’t fit that mold. I am interested in the competition suffered by the popular girls, and their sense that being popular is not as satisfying as it appears. I am interested in the costly and time-consuming beauty rituals that are an integral part of daily life. I am interested in the fact that to fall outside the ideal body type is to be a modern-day pariah. I am interested in how girls’ feelings of frustration, anger, and sadness are expressed in physical and self-destructive ways: controlling their food intake, cutting their bodies, being sexually promiscuous. Most of all, I am interested in the element of performance and exhibitionism that seems to define the contemporary experience of being a girl.

These interests, my own memories, and a genuine love for girls, gossip, female bonding, and the idiosyncratic rituals of girl culture, have motivated this five-year photographic journey.

There are girls and women in my photographs whom viewers may see as marginal or whose lives may be perceived as extreme. In effect, the popular culture has caused the ordinary to become inextricably intertwined with what to many seems extraordinary. Most girls are familiar with “marginal” experiences from television, magazines, and music. A suburban teenager says she would like to become an exotic dancer. A prepubescent girl mimics the sexualized moves and revealing clothing that she sees on MTV. Understanding the dialectic between the extreme and the mainstream—the anorexic and the dieter, the stripper and the teenager who bares her midriff or wears a thong—is essential to understanding contemporary feminine identity."


Sally Mann

Sensuality manifested as vitality and intensity. Is all the ambiguity of her work close to what we understand as human spirit? Her work is a affirmative statement to this question.



Sienna Miller designer? Yeah right

Being a professional collector of stuff does not make you a designer...Like being a an art collector does not make you an artist. Maybe the constant exposure to great design makes you a good editor, but that type of expertise takes references of existent designs. It does not innovate. Anyhow: her collection, overpriced kind of normal, kind of cute stuff.

"Safe to say she loves her socks"

Sex sells...what's new?!
But when you have an "escalating" shock effect from American Apparel communications , then whatever crazy porn trend seems to be a "fair" ad.

The first image is the latest American Apparel campaign in French media; Cameltoe and boobs with hipster flare. - I'm missing the cigarette and heels-

The second found in SOHO street points to the brand language but seems "fake"... Regardless, it is above all a reiteration of the zeitgeist: porn for all! -that's democracy!-

Other Africans

Pieter Hugo is a South African-based photographer. He has produced three monographs: Looking Aside (2006), Messina/Musina (2007) and The Hyena & Other Men (2007). Upcoming solo exhibitions are with Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and Gallery Extraspazio in Rome in November 2007. Recent group exhibitions include Reality Check: Contemporary art photography from South Africa 2007 at Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, travelling to Museum and Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz; An Atlas of Events at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2007); Faccia A Faccia: Il nouvo ritratto fotografico at FORMA, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Milan (2007); the 27th São Paulo Bienal (2006); and Street: Behind the cliché at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2006). He was included on ReGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, 2005-2025 (Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, and Aperture, New York), an exhibition identifying 50 young photographers who will be considered great by 2025, accompanied by a book published by Thames & Hudson. He won first prize in the Portraits section of the 2006 World Press Photo competition, and was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2007, with an exhibition touring South Africa until July 2008.


Not an option

Return of the Lamb

No one knows for sure why the fur of newborn and fetal lambs has become fashionable again. Some fashion writers speculate that it has to do with design houses purposely trying to shock people and garner media attention. Others suggest that designers are merely resuscitating the influences of '60s pop culture. Then there are those who believe the fur industry is paying designers large sums to incorporate their products into fashion wear.

Some animal advocates suspect part of the reason for the resurgence is the fur's deceptive look and feel. Whether karakul or broadtail, the fur more closely resembles watered silk or crushed velvet. Broadtail—the fur of a karakul lamb about two weeks before birth—is usually black, shiny, and so tightly curled that it forms smooth ridges. The fur noticeably loses luster over the next ten days, and uncurls and lightens in color rapidly within the first two or three days after birth. The younger the lamb or fetus, the more valuable the pelt.

The fur's deceptive appearance, combined with clever marketing, can trick consumers who may otherwise wish to avoid fur garments and accessories. A reporter with the Daily Mail in London recently talked to a fur dealer in Frankfurt, Germany who said that he sells karakul coats under the "Kara-Cool" label, which, according to the journalist, "appeals to the younger shoppers."

"The new processing techniques and the new colors mean we are appealing to a younger customer," another fur dealer told the Daily Mail. "We used to say that all you could make out of karakul was a black coat fit for a funeral, but not anymore."

Kara-Cool, astrakhan, broadtail, and Persian lamb are just a few of the labels under which the fur of newborn or fetal lambs could be sold; others include swakara or krimmer. It would seem clear that designers and retailers will continually find a way to repackage and remarket karakul and broadtail fur to an unsuspecting public—a public that has no idea how ugly the slaughter of lambs (and their mothers) can be.

The HSUS found otherwise in a groundbreaking investigation, perhaps the first investigation ever to videotape a karakul farm in central Asia.

In March 2000, HSUS investigators toured a farm near Bukhara, in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, and found that pregnant ewes were routinely slaughtered for fetal pelts. Graphic videotape shot at the farm showed a pregnant ewe held down, her throat slit, and her stomach slashed wide so that a worker could remove the developing fetus—the "raw material" for coats, vests, and other broadtail fashions.


Naming perfume trends

A dirty mark is a memorable mark; the
premise is in full play in perfum making now days. If you agree with this thought , click on the image to get an array of these possibilities.

My dirty mark of choice: I do like essence intense from CoSTUME NATIONAL for its wild deep animal notes and
NOIR de Noir by Tom Ford very similar approach ....MMMM.

Sacrilege apreciated!

Another monthly load of fashion magazines, another pile of material for Jezebel to point at how "edited" -dumb- culture rules the world.
Let's talk gender issues like own it ladies.
If you don't know this masters of information I recommend a visit.

"Pretty', 'Prettily', 'Prettiest'
Number Of Appearances:
-adjective, adv. 1. pleasing or attractive to the eye, as by delicacy or gracefulness. 2. pleasing to the eye. 3. pleasing to the ear. 4. pleasing to the mind or aesthetic taste. 5. fine; grand. 6. considerable, fairly great.
Used To Describe:
$57 YSL eyeshadow (p. 216); the way that an A-line skirt works for someone with small shoulders (p. 114); a '20s silhouette (p. 259); cherry blossom print coasters (p. 247); Molton Brown Heavenly Gingerly Soft Body Shimmer (p. 164); a top to wear for a "laid-back romantic" feel (p. 109); white brocade pieces (p. 100), a subtle fragrance (p. 238); a townhouse (p. 274); a necklace that a chick who opened her own east village boutique-slash-bar-slash at WTF-23-years-old wears (p. 106); "dark and sparkly" makeup (p. 155); a potter's aesthetic (p. 282); a sweater's neckline (p. 122)."


My photo
Compilation of aesthetic manifestations beyond compliance, bring us emancipation.