An Important Thing Happened

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William Martin

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All’s Well that Sitwell

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Le Salon Stein

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A Fortuny Life

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David John David John

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The Laurie of It All

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De-gender-ized

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Party like its 1979

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Mister Magic

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Beautiful Change

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Fashion Badge SS14

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Happy Hollein

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Form vs Face

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Les Lalannes

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Instagram Hero #1

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Makkink Makes

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Ma Brr

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Figurative Abstractions

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Class of Nineteen-Naivety

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Yasmeen

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Little Méret

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Gorey Glory

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Being Bradness

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Portrait Pansy

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Super Serge

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Nubarism

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Bettina Bellissima

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Work in Progress

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Shirin Neshat

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Songs of Shade

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A Decorative Word

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Time to Cocteau

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Sicily, Sea and Stars

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In A Prinz-ly Style

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Carmen Kicks Ass

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Neo-Surrealism

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The Original Steampunk

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Dovima Divine

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One of the most civilized men in Paris

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Big in Bauhaus

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The Look of Woman

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Anatomical Animation

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One Woman Hair Show

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The Attraction of Strange

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Comtesse de Ribes

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A Beautiful Talent

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Egocentric Transformations

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George Platt Lynes

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Mega-Physical

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Roberto’s Ruffles

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Scene- Surgeon

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Passion-Wood

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Charlie le Mindu

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Amazing Andrée

Madame Monochrome…

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Decorating Aristocracy

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Rossy

Rossy rides on…

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Tattoo

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Luscious Leigh

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Through the eye of a beholder…

paolo roversi’s talent and evergreen appeal probably has to lie in his relentless body of work. he has seen and shot almost every fashion label and every it girl ever to wear it. my favorites are his distinctive glass-darkly portraits that have been in permanent demand for their rich and beautiful otherness; imbuing an exoticism that transports model, clothing and audience into a sepia haze of timelessness. the subjects in his pictures seem as far away in time and space as 1929 shanghai. his styling is demure but powerful, un-fussed and textured, many looking as if they are suffering from some convalescent malaise; awkwardly posed and often with a shy look of being surprised unexpectedly. mr roversi sights eyes and lips as important and then that eerie shadowy light that he brings into the picture. beguiling and romantic, his work is truly the legacy of someone who not only appreciates beauty but respects it.


I want to be a living work of art…

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Shirtless Genius

while most of his works are still circulating from hong kong to edinburgh in anticipation of the opening of the musée national picasso in paris next summer, i thought i’d post some pics of the man who literally couldn’t keep his shirt on…


William Morris

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Koji’s Capes


koji tatsuno is truly one of those talented enigma’s of fashion… i say kick the kimono and get a cape!

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Sandra Bernhard


interview by paul taylor photos by wayne maser

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Grayson Perry


photo robert maxwell

2003 turner prize winner and one of my personal favourites, the inimitable mr. perry, known for among other things, his wit, tapestries and ceramic art

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Into the Past

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Rei Kawakubo

interview by robert gottlieb and ingrid sischy. portait by timothy greenfield-sanders.

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David Bowie

interview by hanif kureishi. portrait by michel haddi.

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Louise Bourgeois in Memoriam

i want to be both secretive and exhibitionist

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Asli Tunca


A hospitable visit to Interior Designer Asli Tunca in Istanbul.

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Fashion Badge SS 2012


10 Men Fashion. Hector Castro and Benjamin Lennox. Fashion Styling and Photography.

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Tárrega & Ravel

this comparison seems far fetched but considering that both garcia lorca and picasso might have listened to their hauntingly inspirational music should be enough for anyone. both works have been sensitively reworked from spanish folk style songs. perhaps my romantic sentiments are too blatant, but as someone that has a distinct liking for the clichéd, these two works definitely puts me in the mood. fransico tárrega ran away from home to barcelona and later to valencia and this piece, played by andrés segovia, illustrates his simple style imbued with feeling rather than complication. maurice ravel’s basque-spanish mother had a rich influence on his compositions. his piéce en forme de habanera has lived through various incarnations; the lamenting violin performances remain my favorite but this rendition is done with über-cellist-talent matthew barley and julian joseph on piano. ravel integrated folk styles into his classical compositions to create moodily contemplative impressionist pieces. he was not only meticulous about his appearance but his intricate compositions were all attempted with precision, i’m also stupidly mad about the wallpaper behind him in the picture.

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (March 7, 1875 – December 28, 1937)


Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909)


Hedge Man

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Bergen-Belsen

this day is a sad reminder that along with all the beauty and goodwill in our world, one person can still undo it all…

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Roitfeld’s Rag Reputations

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Fab Fabio

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Max Ernst

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Danse de la Vie

11 May, 1894 - 1 April 1991

remembering the dance of life from the über-influential choreographer martha graham.

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Moschino-ism!

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The BFG

a moment at the altar of alberto pinto

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Stupidity & Sensitivity

Since it’s nearly impossible to gauge each individual’s level of sensitivity or stupidity, I’d rather play it safe and classify this site as suitable for adults only. Although that term is still nebulous to me, the responsibility remains that of the viewer.


Curating & Criticism

The identification and definition of creativity are two different things. Challenging conventional interpretations and perspectives expands its validity and effect. I am convinced that collaborations and participation across creative industries allow for discovering a greater realisation of our potential.


Art & Collecting

I love mixing styles and textures, media and materials. But I believe in respecting personality when it comes to choosing work. There is of course the investment angle which is too boring to discuss here….or anywhere really. It is important to remember that when you live with art, it should be alive to you. That is to say it needs to move you. You need to have an affair with it.


Fashion & Architecture

Starting with the roof over your head and the clothes on your back. These are the things we inhabit. Without entering into the fashion vs trend debate. They also shape our sensibilities and the way we present ourselves.


Design & Function

Whether colour or form is your thing. Pattern or plain. What we choose to live with can make our lives easier or more challenging. Consider your commitment and convince yourself.


Gardens & Flowers

Since Eden it has been a fascination, inspiration, an indulgence of kings and common gardeners, a joy. No home is complete without it. Whether you go for potted, landscaped or organic, dry or shade, just go for it.


Treasures & Trash

Most of which are filed under S for sentimental. I respect that.
Heirlooms. Bargains. Souvenirs. Gifts. Curiosities. Found Objects. Impulse Buys.
Never hide what’s important or meaningful. Denial is a very ugly word.


History & Reality

Get to know yourself and others. As much as we live in the same world, everyone has their own version of it. Live up to yours, never fear your dreams and ideals lest they remain aspirations forever.