Oct 30, 2011

Louis Vuitton Island Maison Singapore Video

The ever omnipresent fashion house Louis Vuitton made waves in both the fashion and retail world when they announced Maison, a luxury store operating on a private island. Located in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, and designed by famed architect, Peter Marino, Maison boasts both his and hers collections, jewelery and a truly unique bookstore. This marks the 12th Maison in the world, and the first in Southeast Asia. Take to the sky in the video to get a bird’s eye view of the sheer decadence.


Burberry, Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton inspired bandages.
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60 Minutes: Steve Jobs

In the years prior to his untimely death, Steve Jobs granted Walter Isaacson unique access to his life for a sanctioned biography on the technological wizard. Already gravely ill, Jobs wanted an accurate and honest portrayal, one that would surely awaken old scar tissue brought about from his abandonment as a child. In this two-part series, 60 Minutes chronicles the process that went into the book, giving you a terrific idea as to why Jobs was so wildly successful, and at what cost.

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of Drive

SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of "Drive" from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive was undoubtedly one of the greatest cinematic achievements of the year, not only from a filmmaking and acting standpoint, but also from a sound and musical perspective. Watch as supervising sound editor, Lon Bender, talks about what went into making the film work as both an action movie and as a nuanced think-piece. If you have yet to see Drive, i suggest get in your car right now to check it out.

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The Heart And Sole Of Christian Louboutin

Before the avant-garde conspicuous kicks for men, there were the already-established red-soled stilettos from Christian Louboutin that have made fans a world over. The past two decades of Louboutin’s prolific background was recently cast in a new book. Although the published piece couldn’t reveal more of his background, fans can catch up with a retrospective of Louboutin’s work at the Design Museum and a forthcoming window display at Barneys. In an interview by Style.com, Christian Louboutin talks about his early sketches when he was only 12, his namesake book, the red sole trademark, and how travel affects his designs.

How has your work evolved over the years?
At the beginning, I was doing super-dressy shoes. It was more about dressing than undressing. I started by dressing women’s feet, and now I love to undress them. Some lines are more bare and the design is completely attached to the leg and it’s very minimal, leaving the foot as the object of desire. Nudity and undressing have both become a big element. It’s nice to see the evolution and like everyone else, it’s a work in progress. I have never thought that everything is perfect and it still isn’t.

Do you have a favorite pair that you’ve designed?
It really changes. You cannot really like one pair of shoes more than the others. They remind you of a moment, like a memory of a great love story. I look at another shoe related to a great trip and it reminds me of that. They are all different.

Let’s talk about the beginnings of Christian Louboutin. You started sketching shoes as a boy, right?
There are two sketches in the book from when I was 12. My mom had kept them and when she passed away, my sister had kept them. I basically keep nothing but when I was talking about the book, my sister sent them to me. One of the sketches looks like the Pigalle at one point. It was to get out of boredom at school. I wasn’t very interested in it. It was like a hobby. It was really like a nervous tic. I always sketched the same way: heel on left, point on the right—it was nervous drawing.

And the way the book is divided, into chapters, it actually begins before the company was founded.
At the beginning, we—editor Eric Reinhardt and I—started to look at the shoes; I started talking, he was recording. He came back to me at one point and said, “I think you have enough interesting things to say that it should be a dialogue. We should have this chapter about before you were a designer.” One thing I enjoy is someone who is an aesthete. The way they eat is completely connected to the way they live and the way they design. Eric told me, “In a way, you just don’t know it, but you are an aesthete. There’s no difference between your personal life and the way you decorate your house.” He wanted to show how the two mix.

Reality Check

You have no good if you don't have the bad either.
Sometimes we do have to realise what is going in the world.


Amongst the down vest releases from A Bathing Ape this season is this 1st Camo effort. Available in both the green and yellow 1st Camo design, the vest features a Pertex Classic outer which allows for greater water protection and a down padded body for extra warmth. A newly designed leather tag also appears on the bottom left hand side. The A Bathing Ape 1st Camo down vest is available now at BAPE STORES worldwide.

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Sunday Flow.

Common - Blue Sky
The official music video for Common’s outstanding No I.D.-produced single “Blue Sky” has arrived. As the preview already indicated, the Parris-directed clip follows the dreams aspired by a violinist, ballerina, artist and basketball player. The visual was shot at the Barclay Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Off Common’s forthcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer, which is due in December.

J. Cole - Lost ones
After concluding the American leg of his Cole World tour, Jermaine Cole sends out a BBGUN-directed visual for “Lost Ones” which was shot 2008. The emotive clip follows the struggles of a young relationship that came to a crossroads because of an unexpected pregnancy. The thought-provoking track is also featured on his chart-topping debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which is out now.

Oct 24, 2011


Oct 20, 2011


After a several year hiatus from offering a provocative mix of scantily clad women and sneakers, Japanese brand KIKS TYO are making their triumphant return with KIKS GIRL. While the days of KIKS TYO OG model Aki Hoshino are now behind, four new beauties emerge including Mai Nishida, Aya Kiguchi, Sayuki Matsumoto and Yua Saito. The video will hit next year during the Spring/Summer 2012 season and be available in DVD format at KIKS TYO.

OWN Visionaries: Tom Ford Documentary

Fashion designer, director and photographer, Tom Ford is most notably responsible for rejuvenating fashion powerhouse Gucci in the late ’90s. After bouncing around the industry for nearly 25 years, in 2005 the American designer embarked on this own fashion venture forming the Tom Ford brand. Producing both a women’s and mens line featuring impeccable tailoring and modern design, the 50 years young rising icon has consistently been behind light years ahead of his competition, no matter what art form he chooses to take on. Although typically private, Tom Ford allowed Director Michael Bonfiglio a very rare all-access view of his life and brand, from September 2010 with his return to womenswear this past February. This compelling documentary will be showing Sunday night, October 23 at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT, as a feature from the Visionaries series on OWN.

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Oct 18, 2011

New Pick-Up!

" Shoe-designer and man extraordinare, Giussepe Zannoti has just released his latest collection for Zanotti and this time-it's all about kicks! And while these sneakers are not your average Adidas or Pumas, their hip-hop style will work wonders in the couture industry where glam infused urban trends have been hitting all the high notes, as of recent. The collection will be available at Giussepe Zanotti boutiques as well as in selected department stores. Not sure how much these will retail for, but judging by the Jimmy Choo sneaker collection, they won't run cheap. We are loving the black studded style. Perfect with black tights and a fitted colored-blouse! "

I've got mine!

Oct 11, 2011

Real men wear hats.

“You are not dressed completely if you haven’t got a hat.”

Oct 10, 2011

Dustin Farrell: Landscapes – Volume 2

Many of us live our lives in hyper-urban settings, so experiencing the pristine timelapsed beauty of Dustin Farrell’s Landscapes can come as a shock and a joy, equally. The second of an intended trilogy, Landscapes: Volume 2 comprises a series of flowing vignettes depicting natural settings in Arizona and Utah, done entirely through time lapsing photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, and using motion controlled HDR (high dynamic range) techniques. Thunderstorms in the distance and long-lensed sunsets showcase the ethereal beauty of the Sonoran Desert, while demonstrating an extraordinary level of technical expertise.

Oct 6, 2011

Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011

Former chief executive of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has passed away. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” read an official statement by Apple’s board of directors. The company also stated “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich our lives. The world is immeasurable better because of Steve.” Fellow inventor and business rival Bill Gates paid homage by saying “Jobs profound impact would be felt for many generations to come.” The former Microsoft CEO also added: “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

The company founded by Jobs in the 1970s said that “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.” Another statement from the technology empire also added “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.” The Silicon Valley icon gave the world digital marvels including the MacBook, the iPod and the iPhone amongst others. Sadly, his death came just a day after Apple unveiled its latest iPhone 4s MODEL. He was just 56.

In 2004 Jobs announced that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer and had a liver transplant five years earlier. In January Jobs took medical leave before resigning as CEO in August and handling over his heavy responsibilities to Tim Cook. In his resignation letter Jobs delivered “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” As the mastermind and face of Apple, Steve Jobs represented the company’s dedication in transforming technology into desirable and ubiquitous product.

Oct 5, 2011

The song & The video

Frankfurt Motor Show: Interior Design of the New Porsche 911

Peep this recently released video from the Frankfurt Motor Show featuring an exclusive look into the interior of the new Porsche 911, as described by Martin Pohanka, lead of interior design for the new model. The video reveals dramatic changes to the new Porsche 911 including a redesigned, more sporty center console inspired by the Carrera GT. Materials used in the new interior include chrome and wood finish, carbon, and customizable leather options. The vehicle also includes a larger digital touch screen. Expect a continuation of comfort and elegance from the interior design of the new Porsche 911.

Apple iPhone 4S Video

Amidst mixed reactions to Apple’s keynote announcement of the iPhone 4S, the Cupertino technology giant releases a short video highlighting the phone’s functional improvements and hardware advancements. One of the most notable advances to the iPhone 4S is the introduction of Siri, a state-of-the-art voice-controlled personal assistant. The video offers a closer glimpse into the innovative technology while also touching on the phone’s improved dual-core A5 chip, 8-megapixel camera and optics, and the anticipated iOS 5 software update.

Apple iPhone 4S Siri
Siri will act almost like a personal assistant, reading text messages to you, finding local restaurants and checking weather and travel news. All this is done by just asking simple questions, leaving you free to concentrate on other things such as driving your car. You can read more about Siri over at Apple.

Apple IPhone 4S

After much anticipation and to the disappointment of some, Apple unveiled its latest iPhone release for this year with the newly revamped iPhone 4S. First up was a new A5 dual core processor which boasts 2x the speeds of the iPhone 4 predecessor and 7x the graphics processing thanks to a dual core graphics chip. A strong suit of the iPhone 4S is a new camera featuring an 8MP sensor and lens combo translating to 30% greater sharpness due to a five element design and a maximum aperture of f/2.4. Combined with new photographic internals, better color reproduction and faster captures are all in the cards. The popularity of the iPhone 4 made it one of the most popular cameras platforms for people sharing photos on flickr and this trend will look to continue. Not to be outdone is the video capabilities of the phone will include full 1080p HD recording with image stabilization and noise reduction. One of the big software enhancements is the creation of Siri, a sentient and intelligent personal assistant the can answer any questions you may have.

A pre-order beings October 7 and a release is set for a week later on October 14.

Oct 3, 2011

LIFE + TIMES: I Got A Story To Tell – Theophilus London


A Bathing Ape has created another item with a strong inclination to its past with the 1ST CAMO MOUNTAIN BACKPACK. Designed by merging casual style with military aesthetic, this pack features the timeless camouflage pattern of BAPE, canvas uppers and finished with leather details. Coming in two solid colorways, this practical item is now available at your local BAPE STORE including BAPE STORE Hong Kong.

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Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam “Red Wing Shoes Factory Visit” Video

Over a year ago, a team from Red Wing Shoes Amsterdam was invited to visit Red Wing Shoes in Minnesota. Having arrived with a purpose of discovering the production and craft, the team documented their visit seen through the video above. The Red Wing Shoes factory is home to a skillful batch of shoemakers, many of whom have stayed with the company for nearly 30 years. On a daily basis, the craftsmen ply their trade on vintage machines that were originally patented back in 1893 and still remain in commission to this day. In addition to the factory, Red Wing Shoes’ S.B. Foot tannery is an integral part of the brand, and one whose lifeline extends beyond that of the Minnesota factory. Acquired by the brand back in the ’80s, the tannery is packed with machines that were sourced from Italy and altered to maximize RW’s propensity to treat and finish leather.

Oct 2, 2011

Burberry Prorsum SS12

Bomber Jacket


Video: The Story of Eames Furniture

The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart - Interview

Tellason Denim Video

Given the rich denim history of the United States, it comes as little surprise the great independent denim stories that have emerged. Tellason Denim founders’ Tony Patella and Pete Searson out of San Francisco speak about their background as a company, their production process and the domestically sourced materials that all go into a pair of their jeans. For more information and stockists, head over to Tellason.

Here it is – The Kanye West Spring 2012 Collection

The first surprise to many was the news, that it would be a women’s collection. As such, we will also leave a judgement of the looks to the pros. All we can say at this point, is that the amount of ‘important’ people from the fashion and entertainment industries that showed up to see the fashion show was rather impressive. From Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfeld, Terry Richardson, Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins, Jessica Michault, Dsquared 2 designers Dean and Dan and the list just goes on. All major fashion magazine editors (Vogue, The Love Magazine, Vogue Homme, etc) were also attending the show. Among the models you could find Chanel Iman and all shoes of the show were designed and produced by Guiseppe Zanotti, which is another impressive move by Kanye. We all know that the high fashion crowd will be a hard one to please, especially from an outsider.

I will not even try to judge Kanye’s attempt at fashion design and will leave you with these images to make up your own mind. I do respect though, that he gave it a shot and cannot wait to see what the next step in Kanye’s fashion career will be.

Take a look at a few pieces of the collection, below.

For more pictures, check Nowfashion
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