BYT: Switch

Peep my review of Switch, aka David Taylor, bka one-half of Major Lazer's recent appearance at U Street Music Hall. The crazy talented producer didn't impress me quite as much as a DJ — his openers Harry Ransom and Scottie B showed him up a bit. Nevertheless, this is my review and it awaits your attention (and comments). As always, click the image to be forwarded to the article.


Editorial: DOGMA - Fiasco Homme issue #2

ph: Jason Wu
styled by: Sophie Ruthensteiner
models: Andrej Pejic, Evandro Soldati,
and Valeriya Melnik


Editorial: Chloë Grace Moretz - Interview Nov 11

Chloë Moretz for Interview Nov 11

Fourteen year old actress Chloë Moretz graces the cover of this month's Interview magazine looking very mature and sophisticated. Lensed by Mikael Jansson and styled by Karl Templer, the monochromatic spread is pretty damn dynamic. I add a major question mark at the inclusion of the big Black man, and here, I must repeat, BIG BLACK MAN next to her... but in all I like what I see. The accompanying article is by Drew Barrymore, a child-star of days past now accomplished director and leading lady. Just in case you missed it, also check out Chloë (alongside Miranda Cosgrove) in the Best Coast video for "Our Deal" directed by Dame Barrymore. Complete editorial after the jump.

[Images via TFS]

Photo: A Vogue Family Affair

In celebration of Japan's first ever Fashion's Night Out, all of the international Vogue editors came together for one photo — this is a pretty big deal considering this NEVER happens. It's no surprise here that the editors of the four main capitals of the fashion world are in the exact center, but what is surprising is the dowdy appearance of many of them (as if there wasn't a stylist on hand). Though she's not an editor, she's certainly the face of Vogue Nippon Japan... Anna Dello Russo's larger than life personality is sadly absent from this collection of faces.

eta: Greece and Brazil's editors Elena Makris and Daniela Falcão respectively are missing from this photo; Anna Harvey acts as a placeholder


From L to R: Yolanda Sacristan, Spain (seated); Kirstie Clements, Australia (middle); Anaita Adajania, India (back); Christiane Arp, Germany (seated); Angelica Cheung, China (standing); Franca Sozzani, Italy (seated); Mitsuko Watanabe, Japan (standing); Anna Wintour, U.S. (seated); Emmanuelle Alt, France (reclining); Alexandra Shulman, U.K. (seated); Victoria Davydova, Russia (standing); Anna Harvey, representing Brazil and Greece (seated); Seda Domanic, Turkey (seated); Myung Hee Lee, Korea (seated); Rosalie Huang, Taiwan (standing); Eva Hughes, Mexico and Latin America (standing), and Paula Mateus, Portugal (seated)

[Image via Vogue Japan]


Fashion: Cruise Controller

Lindsey Wixson for W Korea Nov 11

I am speechless at how amazing Lindsey Wixson looks in this editorial and cover for W Korea (I don't much care for the full-body cover, though). Shot by photographer Phil Poynter and styled by Mary Alice Stephenson, the Wichita native is giving me so much life — a shock to anyone who knows my disdain for this girl. Much more credit is due to the styling rather than anything Wixson is doing herself here, and it's worth mentioning that her mouth is closed (I can't get past her gap, it irks me to no end). She's every bit of woman, without looking overly sexed — she is every bit of innocent seventeen year old, without looking infantile. Continue after the jump for the alternate cover as well as the full editorial.

[Images via TFS]


Video: Carine's World

Carine Roitfeld has certainly kept herself busy in the year following her departure from the helm of Vogue Paris. The woman with all the style and grace of your favorite fashion figures, and then some, has found herself on the cover of i-D's issue no.315 ("The Dreams and Aspirations Issue" – Photographed by Terry Richardson). Quite fitting considering she is indeed living her dream and is an aspirational figure in the eyes/minds/hearts of many — myself included. Major retailer Barneys has taken it upon themselves to further celebrate their partnership with the famed editor and stylist by producing a mini-documentary of her life at present. Read on after the jump to check out the Mario Sorrenti directed short — keep an eye out for famous faces like Olivier Zahm, Rick Owens and Michele Lamy, Hamish Bowles, Alexander Wang... okay, that's enough name-droping. I must say, the party images with the karaoke singing has got to be the most darling thing I've seen in a while. Enjoy!

[Image via i-D]

...December 5th will be Amy's Day

I'm quite excited by the news that Amy Winehouse's as of now unreleased music is finally seeing the light of day in the form of a new album entitled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Quite a fitting title considering she not only resembled a lion, but her voice carried the same raw ferocity and her inner fire was just as animalistic. Her representation was generous enough to provide the world with its track-listing, as well as brief backgrounds on each track. May December 5th, 2011 be considering Amy's Day — this album will hopefully be a musical moment of monoculture which Touré claims to no longer exist within our society.

A note from her father:
“I spent so much time chasing after Amy, telling her off that I never realized what a true genius she was. It wasn’t until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of Amy’s talent, from jazz standards to hip hop songs, it really took my breath away. “Halftime”, I’d never heard before, is just incredibly beautiful. If the family had felt that this album wasn’t up to the standard of “Frank” and “Back To Black” we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy.” -Mitch Winehouse

eta: I'm most excited to hear her rendition of "The Girl from Ipanema" — one of my favorite songs, in all of its many forms over the years; her's is sure to be the best.