Amy Troost is an Ontario-born, New York-based fashion photographer. She has quickly found a voice of her own among the newest generation of fashion photographers with images that are fluid, feminine, sophisticated, and effortlessly provocative. First introduced to photography by a friend, Amy has gone on to establish her signature style through self-taught techniques. In addition to shooting editorials [...]
I’m not one for wearing bow ties, but The Bow Club makes me wish I were. What began as Naeem Saleem’s search for the perfect bow tie turned into a DIY project, which grew into one of Gothenburg’s freshest male accessory companies. The bow ties are handmade in Sweden using an evolving selection of unique [...]
Weaving is a method of fabric production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. There is evidence that weaving began as early as the Paleolithic era, however it is predominantly believed to have been widespread by Biblical times. In the Islamic culture, both horizontal and [...]
With bleached blonde hair, baggy jeans, flannel shirts, and her repeated employment of daisies, ’90s wild child Drew Barrymore perfectly embodied the decade’s grunge style and attitude. The 1990s saw the beginning of a subculture rejection of “high” fashion trends in favor of an indifferent, anti-conformist approach to fashion. Suddenly the casual was chic. Worn in t-shirts, hoodies, broken-in sneakers, [...]
Remember your grandmother’s old adage “guys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”? To that we say, “Bologna!”. Whether you’re wearing them because you spent too much time staring at a computer screen or your lenses don’t actually have any prescription to them (don’t worry, we won’t tell), we embrace the framed look. So, [...]
There is a certain art to dressing down. If done well, you can look even more chic and stylish than the girl sitting next to you in a dress and heels. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started. 1. The more worn in, faded, shredded- the better. 2. Layers are your [...]
As the year comes to an end and we look back at what made 2012, well…2012, we decided to set our sights on the runway. This year, designers managed to deliver a knockout year of clothes that made both glossy September issues and overstuffed closets even fatter. The words opulence and baroque were uttered repeatedly in reference to the [...]
After serving in the military during World War II, Swedish-born Gosta Peterson studied to become an illustrator. He had a change of heart though, and immigrated to the United States in 1948 where he began teaching himself the art of photography. While he is currently still alive and working, he’s photography from the sixties and seventies especially [...]
Tim Walker is a photographer currently based out of London, England. After briefly working in New York CIty as an assistant to famed photographer, Richard Avedon, Walker moved back to his native England in 1994. At the age of 25, he shot his first fashion editorial for Vogue and has been entrancing its readers (ie. us) [...]
There are a million photographers out there, and in a sense, most all have some great aspects. It’s pretty hard to do something these days that stands out and is worth taking a second look at. German photographer Sebastian Mader has certainly made me take a second look – literally, I’ve looked at everything I [...]
Erik Madigan Heck is now a 29 year-old New York based artist, but he began his photography career at the age of 14 in Minnesota. He credits an early exposure by his parents to art and museums as to what kickstarted his career at such a ripe young age. We think this fine arts influence is [...]
If you tend to run into last-minute costume dilemmas for halloween, Paris-based photographer, Candice Milton, might have just saved you. She has shot stills of some of our generations most famous films (see if you can guess), and in a sense, brands each movie solely based on the clothing worn.
Here’s how Leanie van der Vyver puts it: “Humans are playing God by physically and metaphorically perfecting themselves. Beauty is currently at an all time climax, allowing this project to explore what lies beyond perfection. Scary Beautiful challenges current beauty ideals by inflicting an unexpected new beauty standard.”
Ah, to be in Auckland, New Zealand right now.. From August 26-30th, Stephen Marr is presenting The Marr Factory, showcasing one fashion show per night with each night featuring a different New Zealand-based design house. But, since we’re in Richmond and not New Zealand, it was awesome to stumble upon these backstage candids on Always Sometimes Anytime. Each [...]
When one is in a global spotlight, clothing choices and decisions have nearly as much importance as the words you say. Take a look back at one individual who displays the best of bost worlds, combining power and style in the best way possible. When asked about Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Hardy Amies (the Queen’s [...]
TIME Magazine, a trusted name in just about every sense of news, culture, and visual stimulation, just rounded up their top 100 fashion icons. From models, designers, and photographers, the list hits them all. Even better, TIME gives you an amazing photograph and history of each of the brands, bringing you in a little further [...]
Uncle Dressy (a pun on one of the most well known, and well dressed sitcom actors to the day, Uncle Jessy) is a new blog put together by the creators of Richmond’s Blaaahg. It’s a blog dedicated to the appreciation of a well dressed man who’s never afraid to break the mold. From men’s fashions around the [...]
There is a man known as Scott Schuman who run the very popular blog known as The Sartorialist. The Sartorialist is a well selected library of streetstyle photographs from around the world. But of course, you probably already know this. Mr. Schuman has been running this site for some time now, growing in skill, audience [...]
We love magazines because they have words, and pictures. Each page has work that went into it, every page number, every header and sub-header, every single flip of the paper brings a surprise. A magazine takes constant work, months and months of work to produce and give us pleasure that lasts merely a few days until we’re [...]
We were there for one of the coolest after parties ever. Alexander Wang’s post show circus was just that. A party full of models, games, rides ,free booze, and delicious food. And thanks to a live site allowing you to document the entire week, you can see what you missed. Click for the continuation.
Individuality is freedom lived—and the only truly timeless style. Seven of fashion’s freshest new faces show us how they wear the season’s signature pieces and give us an intimate insight into their independent spirits—up close and personal. Click here to find out.
A fashion designer turned mixed media artist, Pinar Yolaçan mixed her skills for garment construction and her appreciation of ancient artifacts. These in particular are her own twist on the typical veluptuous“Venus of Willendorf” sculptures made in ancient times. Click for the continuation.
The goal of the Worn Again Fashion shows has been to promote a recycled lifestyle that is innovative, creative, accessible and always fashionable! Part of this mission includes raising money for other local grass roots non-profits and strengthening positive efforts in our community. That’s why TWA is proud to donate all proceeds from Worn Again [...]
Terry Richardson looses the white walls and bright flashes for a very well done shoot for Vogue. Freja Beha Erichsen is shot for The Untold Crime editorial for the August 2010 issue of Vogue Nippon. Click for the continuation.
This isn’t so much a brief history on wonderful sport tennis as it is a look back at what tennis used to be and where it is now. You see, what once was a gentleman’s game got a rude awakening in 1988. Click for the continuation.
I was sorta sweatin this dudes style back in the day, with my interests in high fashion and taking gesture drawing classes at the time, it seemed like the best of both worlds. At that time Jarno was a recent graduate, but now a few years later, Jarno has really grown and made a name [...]
This is absolutely awesome. Start & Finish got various Seinfeld stills of George’s wardrobe and matched it to your standard hipster attire. Looks like George could have taught Jerry a thing or two, especially with the chunky white sneakers. Click for the continuation.
Chicago artist Nick Cave, who is currently showing at the Fowler Museum, has recently conjured up some fantastic outfits that are sure to take the cake at any costume party. The noise emitting “Soundsuits” are planned to make their way around the world with a final collection of 90 creatures. One to keep an ear out for. Check out [...]
I guess in Russia and the rest of the world, you can print whatever you want. Russia’s Harper’s Bazar shows Lily Allen shot by Alan Gelati for January’s issue. Click for the NSFW continuation. (via)
Maison Martin Margiela uses found objects with the upmost care and respect their history and current state. Each garment is reworked entirely by hand at the Atelier of the Maison in Paris. Each piece is beyond unique. Click for the continuation. >via
Emerald Grippa is hidden jewel living in Richmond, VA, that just finally put some of her amazing fashion illustrations online for the world to see. She has had several shows in the city and is one of the hardest working illustrators you’ve never heard of. You can see some of her selected work here.
Aganetha Dyck is a Canadian born artists that shows beauty in the power of small things. Such as the power of small honey bees and what they are able to do in their natural state. She allows common objects and fashion elements to be completely taken over by honey bees. These environmental issues are what [...]
Nikki Farquharson is a 23 year old illustrator based in London and we just had to share her awesomeness with you. She shifts the communication between color, communication, pattern and typography, and at the same time, runs an online project called Random Got Beautiful.