"All it takes is a group of like-minded people and the ability to communicate and take over and maintain space. A lot of what these movements come out of is the hanging out."
-Clayton Patterson, Swindle #11

The Man: PHILIP TREACY : part two

The Man: PHILIP TREACY : part two

Philip Treacy is a true artist. Any woman wearing one of his creations is definitely making a statement from HEAD TO TOE! I am so thankful for Grace Jones and her support of his work. It is because of her I know who he is. As a milliner for over...
ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part two [editorial]

ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part two [editorial]

  I don’t think it makes sense to play it safe in these times. Times like this I think the world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today. …pushing it to the limit, extreme limit… In my head, if I start off weak, I can’t go above, but...
Behind the scenes with Corrie White

Behind the scenes with Corrie White

Q: How did this begin for you and what was your relationship with art prior? A: This all began a few years ago when my family gave me a macro lens for my birthday.  I had seen the water drops on the Liquid Sculpture site and was mesmerized by them....
52 Shades of Greed

52 Shades of Greed

It is incredible what can happen with a lot of talent and a little bit of time. Two weeks ago, a member of Alternative Banking group approached illustrator Marc Scheff to collaborate for the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The concept: On September 17, hand out one...
chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

chiaroscuro x Vadim Stein

“Solving the aesthetic problem, I also reveal many ethical questions. For me, such things as love and death are revealed through the aesthetic category, beauty – the predecessor of ethics.” ~Vadim Stein
freedom within parameters

freedom within parameters

FANTASY IS KEY

FANTASY IS KEY

Fantasize in detail about the person you would ultimately like to become, and then imitate that future version of you. *** MANIFEST! Life is one big road with lots of signs, So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind: Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy! Don’t bury...
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Hello Lover: Boots!!!

Hello Lover: Boots!!!

I remember it like it was yesterday. The day Big revealed the “dream closet” to Carrie in ‘Sex and The City’. The visual of that room still lingers…I know my world would be a better place if only I had the perfect closet… FOR MY SHOES!   As a fashion lover who could live out...
A Good Heel is Like a Man, You Need Substance

A Good Heel is Like a Man, You Need Substance

I’d do anything for you dear anything for you mean everything to me I know that I’d go anywhere for your smile anywhere for your smile everywhere I see Would you climb a hill? Anything Wear a dafodill? Anything Leave me all your will? Anything Even fight my Bill? What fisticuffs?   When I think...
#12 under the sun

#12 under the sun

“Under The Sun” is conceived as a magazine with various pages or subjects separated by video links or stories or jokes, etc.. Except in rare cases, I do not own any of the content, nor do I represent it as mine, often I can’t find credits. ::  Denis Parkhurst  :: New issues are emailed on...
ALEK WEK

ALEK WEK

Alek Wek changed my life. She opened up many perspectives for me, especially how I perceived “the industry”. I remember it like yesterday…I was at home watching one of my three* favorite fashion programs, Style with Elsa Klensch on CNN (*the other two: Fashion Files with Tim Blanks and FashionTV, Style Network). This show aired...
Valentino RED

Valentino RED

  Red has been my favorite color since…forever. If it is offered in red, I want it. It is the one color that almost anyone can pull off.  Yes, most people gravitate towards black and white, but red is the color that can be worn for any season, for any reason. So one can simply...
The Lady: FULL OF GRACE : part one

The Lady: FULL OF GRACE : part one

To be honest, anything I say about Grace Jones would be redundant at this point in her career. Starting off as a model in the 70’s, she opened up doors for many in an industry that never embraced the type of beauty she exuded in abundance. She was unique and unapologetic. To transition from modeling,...
ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part one [interview]

ALL HAIL MCQUEEN : part one [interview]

This is a bittersweet tribute for me due to McQueen’s untimely death. Needless to say, Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969 – 11 February 2010) had me at “Hello!”, so it is only just for him to be my first featured designer. Once he left the house of Givenchy in 2001 to start his own...
HOT PANTS : part one

HOT PANTS : part one

When asked to do a blog, I thought, “How do I narrow down my fashion schizophrenia?” I had to start somewhere, right? Well my light bulb moment brought me to…pants. I probably took this labor of love too far because I literally looked at every fashion show on-line from the Spring/Summer 2013 season.  The volume...
HOT PANTS : part two

HOT PANTS : part two

Pants are a universal staple in a women’s wardrobe…well, most women and definitely in my closet. With so many colors, silhouettes, patterns and textures to choose from this season, anyone can transcend basic yoga pants and jeans. Just take a look at how many ways pants can enhance your wardrobe as much as a fierce...
Sam Jinks : Sculptor

Sam Jinks : Sculptor

“I started out as an illustrator…cartoons, textbooks, and things like that…probably 12 years ago, I think. I had been working in film. I did a lot of creatures for movies and I got to a point where I decided…” I much rather be making my own stuff and exhibiting it in a way that was...
The Virtual Björk Mixtape - Disc 8

The Virtual Björk Mixtape – Disc 8

Even if she’s not for everyone, Björk has inspired me more than anyone. Her live shows are like a religious experience, and the hottest gay nerds flock to her like ecsta-twinks to Ke$ha. The tortured atonal musicality with 17/8 time signatures and unheard-of instrument combinations are a hallmark of her experimentation. Whether she’s working with...
Meeting Luis Alves (10/12)

Meeting Luis Alves (10/12)

I am from Portugal. It is a very small country, a really small country.   The influence of this type of music [in my work] happened about two years ago. Before, I was working with patterns and textures. I started working with patterns about 7 or 8 years ago. I got a degree in graphic...