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Chloë Sevigny | the interview

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The photography book Chloë Sevigny (Rizzoli), together with the fact that our favourite fashion icon is turning 40 this year, have created a big buzz in the fashion industry, with almost any fashion magazine featuring an interview with her lately. I have read them all cause I have always loved her “not very beautiful” face, her shoes designs and her rebellious attitude.

 

So far, what I have found to be the most intriguing approach, is the one taken by Interview magazine. To celebrate the publication, Interview asked 12 friends and colleagues of the likes of Juergen Teller, Larry Clark, Kim Gordon, With Stillman, Rita Ackermann, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, to each contribute one question for Sevigny to answer. The result is a honest and very intimate portrait, like the book itself.

 

“To be a true icon, you have to have style emanating from you. And you have to have figured it out on your own and have a point of view, a perspective, and be able to translate it in some personal way.”

 

Read the awesome interview here. 

 

By LISSY TRULLIE, JUERGEN TELLER, LARRY CLARK, RITA ACKERMANN, KIMBERLY PEIRCE, NATASHA LYONNE, LIZZI BOUGATSOS, WHIT STILLMAN, HUMBERTO LEON, KIM GORDON, CAROL LIM, CHRISTOPHER BOLLEN, RYAN MURPHY
Photography JOSH OLINS

 

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5 yrs of unisex

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“5 Years of unisex” is the new photography book from Rad Hourani I need on my bookshelf right now.

 

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Limited edition of 300 pieces, availiable at radhourani.com, it contains 5 years of sleek unisex collections mixed with the finest black and white photography by Rad himself.
 
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Lanvin | The book




 

Isn’t this book beautiful? A pure object of desire?

 

Being a designer, my fascination for Lanvin’s book starts from its design and the way it is made. With a handmade cover, silk grosgrain cloth binding, hand gilded edging with engraved typography and delivered in a handmade cardboard box, this book is an object of couture itself.

 
Buy online
 

 

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morbid fashion: a style guide

 

 

Despite the fact that I wouldn’t define myself as Goth, it is since a very long time that my style has been growing and evolving in the dark side of fashion. Minimal and cyborg oriented or more aggressive with punk highlights, it always points towards an underground, edgy and almost total black aesthetic ideal.
So, when I heard that Zellain Dystopia, author of The Morbid Fashion, was coming out with a fashion guide I got pretty excited and literally couldn’t wait to punt my hands on it. Zellain was so kind to send me a copy a few weeks ago and I couldn’t be more happy  because at the time I had some days off at work and had the chance to dedicate myself to one, actually two, of my fav things: fashion and reading! With her book in my ipad I headed to Amsterdam (which was a blast) and sitting in nice cafes along the canals, under the light Holland sun (that doesn’t tan or burn…perfect to keep a nice pale skin) I went through all the different chapters of the guide. In fact I meant to write about it much earlier but then huge amount of work I got when I came back from Amsterdam had the upper hand over blogging and stuff…

 

The Morbid Fashion guide is witty and clever, just like Zellain’s blog, and proves itself to be a very enjoyable reading. Touching on everything from style idols to wardrobe organization, it has got every issue covered in a very extensive way. Even if by now my style is quite defined I found many useful paragraphs, especially the ones about organization both for closet and ideas (having a creative job I always try to be more organized than what I am and I’m a real sucker for any kind of organizing suggestions and specific instructions about editing my closet) and the clothing care instructions. Tips and tricks from chapter number 4 “Compiling your goth wardrobe” are also pretty smart and more than once I found myself taking mental notes of how to translate them into my shopping habits. I highly recommend this book over all the other fashion guides for its alternative take on being your authentic dark-fashion self and its precious and smart advice. Also I loved to read Zellain’s talking about identifying and capturing your own definitive signature style and I got to the end of the guide wanting for more.

 

Buy the Morbid Fashion style guide HERE

 

Below one of my inspiration moodboards

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The Ellen Von Unwerth book

 

 
 

She is one of my favorite fashion photographer.

Her new book, which contains images shot over the last 15 years with many of them previously unpublished, looks very promising indeed. Considering the price (500 €!!) I am afraid it is for collectors only.

They’re Not Your Girls Next Door
Fashion and fetish in a female fantasyland

Limited to 1,500 numbered copies, each signed by the photographer.

Buy here

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