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Early Warning System: The Steidl/7L Chapter

Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!Babeth: Published by 7L. Coming soon!
Two major books looming from 7 L and Steidl (for our money, the best makers of fashion books on the planet, right now). The first: current Numero editor and Jill magazine legend Babeth Dijan has her own album coming. Includes all the big hitters such as Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Nathaniel Goldberg, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Lindbergh, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Guido Mocafico, Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello, Liz Collins, Solve Sundbo, Camilla Akrans, Greg Kadel, Dusan Rejlin, Ellen von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi. And that makes it a must for the reference library of every young fashion-head looking for an education.

Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.Metamorphoses Of An American: Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Steidl. Coming soon.

Marilyn Minter's Magnificent Mess!

Marilyn Minter published by Gregory R Miller and CoMarilyn Minter published by Gregory R Miller and Co

You'll want to snap up the Marilyn Minter's monograph published by Gregory R. Miller & Co asap, because its a surefire collector's item. Minter's name has been in recent circulation amongst the fashion press because of Tom Ford's decision to drop her imagery of the Tom Ford For Men fragrance. As a spokesperson for Tom Ford Beauty announced to Women's Wear Daily, “We loved the original Marilyn Minter images, but while on a shoot with [Terry Richardson] in Milan, we decided that a sharper, more graphic approach clearly communicated the bold and provocative mood of the fragrance.” A more graphic approach doesn't necessarily mean "clean lines" though. The new ads are apparently to feature the desireable fragrance bottle placed tightly in between a woman's crotch.

Tom Ford. Ph by Marilyn Minter  New York MagazineTom Ford. Ph by Marilyn Minter New York Magazine

Kinee's Awesome Only Girl Edit : Another Magazine Winter 2007

Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07 Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07 Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07Kinee Ph. Josh Olins : Another Magazine Winter 07

Donald Judd Wuz Here!

Donald Judd Desk and Chair SetDonald Judd Desk and Chair Set

Donald Judd Desk set, designed 1982. Finland color ply, birch plywood, mahogany plywood, hardwoods, Texas pine, or pine; shown in green Finland color ply 30 x 48 x 33 inches (desk) 30 x 15 x 15 inches (each chair). Available at Artware Editions

New week, new office and though pragmatism was the order of the day when it came to office decor, the TI has a dream that one day he will buy this Donald Judd desk and chair set. But never to sit on, just to stare at while thinking in terms of space and weight and angles and scale. Wonder if we could commisson a seat cushion.

The Social Climber's Guide To NY Fashion Week

Damien Hirst's $100 mil Man vs Ezra Pound's High MindDamien Hirst's $100 mil Man vs Ezra Pound's High Mind

Have you been having a good time with the massive ...errr...ad buy behind Djimon Honsou's Calvin Klein underwear ad ? On every phone booth, and on every corner in NY the ubiquitous Djimon looms just in time for the 25th anniversary of Calvin Klein underwear. It was a very persistent in-house casting director for Calvin that fought like her life depended on it , who made this all happen. If you want to measure person against picture then inflitrate Calvin klein HQ (205 W 39th St) on Sept 5 circa 9.00pm. Oh and Hilary Swank's co-hosting. Again, cocktails are par for the course but Calvin Inc hopes to retain its snob appeal with its tightly edited dinner party at The Gramercy's Wakliya. But you already have your invite.

Peter Saville : Ultimate Design God!

Peter Saville's legendary Mayfair  pad. The "woman" is  a live in plastic mannequinPeter Saville's legendary Mayfair pad. The "woman" is a live in plastic mannequin

Leading In London: Miss Alice Dellal

Alice Delall/Select: Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue Paris Sept.07Alice Delall/Select: Ph. Mario Testino for Vogue Paris Sept.07

The London kids have been descending on NY in droves , vibrating with energy and excitement and hungry to eat this city alive! They're telling all about what's fun in London right now. On the list:

1. Do a dinner at Mahiki in Mayfair, though you think it would have gone dead by now. But that's London for you. A Tiki spot that still keeps pulling in Prince Willie and Kate Middleton, Kanye West (who's a prince willie in his own right), Madonna and Giles Deacon. No guest list, no attitude no drama. Sounds like a vacation after the guest lists, attitude and drama of NY Fashion Week parties!

2. Stick to Shoreditch. It too, is still carrying on. Boombox still booms, Bistroteque will be mad. Loyalty's a gorgeous thing!

3. Set up an interview with Alice Dellal (she of that Casaraghi clique) now over at Select and Testino's new muse as seen in the current issue of Paris Vogue. Well we always love girls who shave the left side of their heads.

4. Expect big things from Henry Hollland! Awesome Aygness Deyn tips us off that Holland's SS08 LFW collection is going to be proper, full on and may-jah! "I'm really proud of him. It looks amazing!" hypes Agyness. Sold!

Artforum: September 2007

Artforum Steptember 2007Artforum Steptember 2007

Cover Image: Bruce Nauman, Square Depression 1977/2007. White concrete 82" x 82"

After the long drought of summer, the new Artforum's here! Can't wait to read Okwui Enwezor's overview before taking the Grand Tour through Venice, Kassel and Munster,

HEAD: Do you get enough?

Ph: Jayson Keeling.Ph: Jayson Keeling. Styling: Sterling. Perforated leather jacket : Helmut Lang. B+W striped tie: Missoni. Black Shirt: Jean Colonna

This photograph was taken in May 2000 back when I fancied myself a stylist. The image is an out-take from a 10 page black and latino hair story that tried to capture the extravagant hair-styles the kids on the streets were beginning to rock . The photographer, Jayson Keeling and I were working for a "edgy" urban magazine at the time that would freak out everytime you showed anything outside of expected values. This particular pic was not a problem but the one with a kid with a "wipe" (think early Prince: hair straightened, flipped to one side, asymmetrical over one eye) was to be edited. I walked out . I felt guilty for years that the hard work JK put into this shoot was never rewarded. So we're going to re-shoot the whole thing again. From scratch. Just because. Except for this pic which we are not going to try to replicate, though I could probably execute all its mechanics in a much slicker way now.

CURRENT LISTENING: Porn Sword Tobacco:New Exclusive Olympic Heights

New. Exclusive. Olympic. Heights. All the words we love!New. Exclusive. Olympic. Heights. All the words we love!

Designers are my DJ. Really they are. Though all roads probably lead back to Michel Gaubert (except the one that leads to Jeremy Healy) a directional runway can really turn you on to some great music. Remember the season that was full of Depeche Mode remixes, most notably the acoustic treatments of Down To The Bone at the FW 06 Calvin Klein show. Then there was last season's Jil Sander show that featured the note perfect use of Balanescu Quartet's string version of Kraftwerk's Computer Love from the Possessed album. Its Raf Simons who gets maximum "taste-points" in the music department for his use of Swedish " group" Porn Sword Tobacco in that same show. Their latest CD is out (well its actually one guy, Henrik Johnson) and though some might dismiss it as wishy washy ambient shite we prefer forcedexposure.com's invocation of its "frosted glass aesthetics". The cover is very the colours of Oliver Theyskens for Ricci no?

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