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Current Reading: House of Versace: The Untold Story of Genius, Murder, and Survival : Deborah Ball

That inimitable Versace taste point could see a come back: PH AvedonThat inimitable Versace taste point could see a come back: PH Avedon

I suspect half of the New York fashion industry read this book this weekend because tragedy and all, you can't seem to get Versace out of your head.

CURRENT READING: THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE: MARILYN BENDER

Babe Paley: Icon from the era of Marilyn Bender's "The Beautiful People"Babe Paley: Icon from the era of Marilyn Bender's "The Beautiful People"

"Too many manufacturers lose sight of the fact that Americans don't have to overspend on clothing to prove a point and that they are conditioned to receiving value for their fashion dollar. The merchandise must fit and it must stand up against a certain amount of wear and tear. If it is supposed to be a folly or a gag then it must be cheap. Jokes do not bear repeating. The most expensive ready made American clothes are as well put together as the made to order creations of the Paris couturiers and they cost about the same but only apply to a sliver of the population....The American fashion industry's continuing and massive inferiority complex works against the consumer"

CURRENT READING: NICK KNIGHT:HARPERS COLLINS

Devon Aoki PH by Nick Knight and styled by McQueen: A legendary fashion imageDevon Aoki PH by Nick Knight and styled by McQueen: A legendary fashion image

Finally! The new Nick Knight tome in hand.

TI IS MAD FOR:Hors de Commerce: 2008/2009 : Joel Gailer.

Hors de Commerce is an unlimited edition that can be printed and reprinted into perpetuity.Hors de Commerce is an unlimited edition that can be printed and reprinted into perpetuity.

"Hors de Commerce
Also known as HC prints. Prints not equal in quality to the edition that may have minor flaws. These usually aren't signed and are canceled in some way, such as a hole in a corner or a stamp indicating they are not for sale. These prints are used by sales people to show to potential clients."

TI DATE: GRACE CODDINGTON :THE CATWALK CATS @ CLIC: 10:29: 09

Cat power!Cat power!

Latter day cultural hero Grace Coddington live in person at Clic's Soho store.

CURRENT READING: BUNKER ARCHEOLOGY : PAUL VIRILIO

The author's haunting photographs are accompanied by his analysis of the architecture of warThe author's haunting photographs are accompanied by his analysis of the architecture of war

"Almost forgotten. The movement, strength and frightening beauty. They are an opposite of orthogonal and vertical structures, an opposite of the urban fabric and architecture of US cities."

REISSUE THIS SHIRT NOW!

Tyrone Jones (aka TJ Swan) In his second Physique Pictorial appearanceTyrone Jones (aka TJ Swan) In his second Physique Pictorial appearance

Who do we have to pay at Gucci Corp? Notice the sleeves artfully bunched around the biceps, a noted TI styling signature.

CURRENT READING: The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics) : Fernando Pessoa

"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it." — Fernando Pessoa,"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it." — Fernando Pessoa,

CURRENT READING: ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SUSAN SONTAG

On Photography has to be on the shelf of anyone who loves imagesOn Photography has to be on the shelf of anyone who loves images

"New forms in art are created by the canonization of peripheral forms. "

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