Monday, June 29, 2009

Rockett Mansion Vintage


Useless Magazine

What started off as a music zine has become a credible art publication.

Useless, the brainchild of New York artist and photographer Conrad Ventur, started out as a stapled music zine, but over five years since its launch, has morphed into a tabloid-sized, much sought-after art publication. Ventur, who earned his first credit as a photographer of New York City’s burgeoning art and music scene in 2000, finished his MFA at London’s Goldsmiths, and cites Andy Warhol’s early Interview magazine as his key influence. “We didn’t want to be precious with it” the 30-year-old explains. “The mag was meant to be sort of here today, gone tomorrow. We weren’t out to make some holy grail of what’s cool and what’s not – we just wanted to share what we personally thought was fun and interesting.” Amen. Here are some other magazines you should check out.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Is Why I Want to Move to Sao Paulo

Anyone who knows me well knows I want to live in Sao Paulo at some point in my life. It's been described as the city that feels as if New York threw up on L.A.- who wouldn't love that? The art and fashion scene reflects the same idea resulting in pops of bright and breezy colors against both edgy and classic lines. Sometimes you'll even see traces of traditional and indigenous elements thrown in there. Here are two shows from Sao Paulo's Fashion Week that caught my eye.

Ronaldo Fraga


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Royal College of Art Fashion MA 2009

Backstage at the graduate show for the Royal College of Art's Master's in Fashion 2009 program held this June.

The fruits of the RCA fashion MA students' labor were finally revealed and Dazed Digital was there to capture the collections backstage at the show. Earlier in the month we got a preview of the students' work with sketchbooks and inspiration images and here are the final results of what are the beginnings of great things to come.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Tortoise and the Hare

I became obsessed with New York label Slow and Steady Wins the Race as soon as I saw this pair of sunglasses..

SSWTR is a clothing label presented as a bimonthly clothing diary, whose mission is to "push and produce interesting and significant pieces from the simplest and most inexpensive fabrics and materials". So far, they've covered 20 themes including the white t-shirt, bags, shirts, shoes, evening wear, sunglasses, etc.. Only a hundred piece of each items is produced, which ends up in an impressive range of limited items at affordable prices.
So far, they've came up with several bright ideas but their latest addition is a collction of "rainwear" gear in collaboration with shop Stand Up Comedy. For more on SSWTR and Stand Up Comedy along with an interview, check the story on One Perfect Morning.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rockett Mansion Vintage

Rockett Mansion vintage sheer & beaded dress.

Verse Chicago 773.486.4434

Model Corry Law
Stylist Dezmond Omega Fair/Melanie Lyke
Photography Dezmond Omega Fair

Fresh Retro: Listen Up! (In Spanish)

Combining an new-age retro aesthetic, Eskuché presents itself as a combination of both design and performance. With their LR Soundsystems, the headphones recognize the need to properly balance sounds for the best in listening pleasure. The vintage aesthetic is evident with some brilliant metallic finishes as an added contemporary touch. For more information, check

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Three Are Better Than One

Interactive art was all the rage at the 2009 Venice Art Biennale last week, and not just the marquee installations showing on the main strip at the Giardini. Set in a beautiful old palazzo off the beaten path was Ukraine's offering, titled The Steppes of Dreamers, where Ukrainian artist Ilya Chichkan collaborated with Japanese fashion designer Mihara Yasuhiro to produce a dreamlike setting, complete with a sand-filled entrance hall. (Not since Hussein Chalayan for Turkey last year has a fashion designer represented a country at the Biennale.)Upstairs in the palazzo, a labyrinth of smoke-filled dark rooms lured one in with an interactive system of noises and half-human kinetic installations that moved or made sounds upon entry. Themes such as travel and consciousness were examined, looking at the past, present and future of the Eastern European landscape through various cinematic metaphors inspired by Ukrainian film director Kira Muratova. The installation was made all the more spooky by the palace's grand fireplaces, flock wallpaper and huge chandeliers with multi-colored bulbs. But stranger still, the piece was curated by Volodymyr Klitchko, Ukraine's world champion boxer!