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Digital Dissidence.Digital Dissidence.

Look, if Two Hustlers, Nicola Formichetti's band of misfits-wild, punk, provocative, radical, fearless, subversive, boisterous & anarchic creatives have bequeathed them one of their three grants, them TI is fully on board.

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The Electronic Image. Coming Soon.The Electronic Image. Coming Soon.

Artists usually despise business.

TI PREVIEW: HOLIDAY MAGAZINE # 374 : THE SCOTTISH ISSUE

The taste, the design, the body of contributors  is that proverbial #everything .The taste, the design, the body of contributors is that proverbial #everything .

Please see a first look of the second issue of Frank Durand's relaunch of, "Holiday" magazine. Built around a theme after TI's own heart (and dedicated lifestyle)…the ideal of travel as a lifestyle, I just want to say this publication, the taste, the design, the contributors is that proverbial #everything .

Pour son 374ème numéro, le magazine Holiday a choisi de porter son regard, ou plutôt ses regards, sur l’Ecosse. Irvine Welsh – auteur de Trainspotting – le styliste Joe McKenna, Stella Tennant, Isabella Cawdor, Jean Campbell ou encore James Robertson

SPUR JAPAN's SNAP PERFECT MODELS

As long as there is fashion, there will be models.As long as there is fashion, there will be models.

Well that Japanese way of putting words together…it sometimes summarizes the sentiment in lyrical ways everyday English won't. I loved working with the Spur team on the 100 page booklet that essentially archived the magazine's 25 year history of model coverage. From the early days of off duty 90's supermodels like Linda, Nadja and Naomi, it was funny to see how on-duty that ideal of off-duty was.

And then it was especially odd to see my 7 years of Spur It-Girl archives encapsulated in this one booklet. The magazine's editors assured me there is a generation of young Japanese women who grew up reading that column, which can only make you appreciative of the clarity of time . And its perspective, as well as future business potential. There they were, starting from Agyness Deyn at the height of her cultural impact, all the way to Issa Lish, now at the rise of her cultural impact. In between there were Freja and Irina, Coco and Hilary, Anja, Suvi, Catherine, Kasia, Lara, Meghan, Abbey, Toni, Malgosia, Karmen, Fei, Fei, Lindsay and Arizona. That those girls have forged lasting careers is not only a testament to brilliant management on the part of great agents, but also to the tenacity and resilience of those girls in keeping their value in a tough, tough industry.

TI IS MAD FOR: THE FLORENTINE GARDENS OF THE ANGLO-BECERI

Transculturalism has always been intrinsic to human culture as the garden of  Villa I Tatti testifies. Transculturalism has always been intrinsic to human culture as the garden of Villa I Tatti testifies.

Following the wave of the 18th century Grand Tour, the Anglo-American community in town grew so significantly that the Anglo-Americans became a subject on their own.

EAGERLY Anticipating: Steven Meisel Photographed by Steven Meisel : Pub Date: March 17, 2015 :

Fei Fei Sun/Women. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia Jan 13Fei Fei Sun/Women. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia Jan 13

Published by Skira Rizzoli, and set to be 304 pages, with a trim size of 11 x 12-1/4, this is the first retrospective monograph of fashion’s preeminent image maker, Steven Meisel. See the press release , post-jump.

Current Viewing: Moving Stories : Nicolas Provost

Nicolas Provost is a filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium.Nicolas Provost is a filmmaker and visual artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium.

As projected on the backdrop of the A.F Vandervorst SS 15 show in Paris. #The Image

SPUR NOVEMBER 2014 : Love Mode, Love Spur: 25th Anniversary Issue

Karl Lagerfeld, Esmerelda Reynolds and Choupette photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Spur November 2014Karl Lagerfeld, Esmerelda Reynolds and Choupette photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for Spur November 2014

In its 25 years of existence , Spur , a magazine published by the ,massive Shueisha media empire in Japan has become a powerhouse in its home market. It has also been model mad that entire time, from its early covers Kate Moss (1995) and Carolyn Murphy (1996) to the most recent era of Daria (2006), Gemma, Agyness (2007) and Freja (2010),

Current Reading:10:04: By Ben Lerner : Faber and Faber, 2014

In his second novel, 10:04, Lerner has created a work of autobiographical metafiction that  finds new ways to refer to itself.In his second novel, 10:04, Lerner has created a work of autobiographical metafiction that finds new ways to refer to itself.

The new novel, "10:04" by poet-turned-novelist, Ben Lerner is a dry, scathingly elegant elegy to New York City. Here's an excerpt

FASHION THAT ADMITS TO AN EMOTION.

There was something that took flight in this Dior SS 15 showing that moved Simons into the realm of the historic.There was something that took flight in this Dior SS 15 showing that moved Simons into the realm of the historic.

Do you notice how emotional fashion people have been this season? The ennui that made an emotional vacuum of the anti-spectacle of the Marc Jacobs. Tears at the Prada. Awe at the Dior. And then there was Phoebe Philo's honest and (gasp) heartfelt expression of uncertainty..or what Philo described to style.com as "being aware of the connection between creativity and risk".

As fashion has blurred faster and faster, moving now, almost at the speed of light, or at least fiber optic cables, it has felt as if it had also gotten more cynical. What used to be a tight little hermetic circle of taste and cool has been blown open to something of a mob scene with a lot of carelessness and crassness to go with it. But the true talent that anchor this industry had always held themselves to principles of both passion and excellence.

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