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MR. SINGULAR : MICHAEL LOCKLEY @RED

@micheal.lockley at Red  grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16@micheal.lockley at Red grows more luxe by the day. via Tom Ford SS16

I mean who developed this kid to

LIVING CURRENCIES ( PART ONE )

"Opinions are not numbers. Numbers don't lie.""Opinions are not numbers. Numbers don't lie."

I just finished reading Robert Lacey's wry biography of Eileen Ford. Once you stop to consider what this woman and her husband did, which is to build what we know as the modern modeling industry from scratch, it's as if their lives coalesce into a kind of cultural destiny.

"Model Woman: Eileen Ford and the Business of Beauty", is a must read of a life history that justifies the Vogue Paris, NY Times and Vanity Fair tributes that poured in upon Mrs. Ford passing last year. But the book begs the question of what would an Eileen Ford make of the industry, if she were operating within its limits today. Reality TV reality, social media celebrity, Instagram metrics..how would her calculating mind reconcile these variables to her business practice.

I was at Le Petit Four on Sunset Plaza circulating the idle hiss about a former Gucci model who had relocated to LA in a smart act of rebranding, when I got immersed in a dialogue about management LA style, ( where such an occupation takes on life and death proportions.) The fashion driven but market conscious manger was updating me that he was swiveling his strategy away from the "blank manques" to the "slashers". For the details of that I go to the i-Phone transcript…

The Last Standard Bearer

Kayla/Ford. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 15.Kayla/Ford. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia May 15.

The rumors had been floating since late April, when suddenly, there seemed to be an odd blank on the usually jammed charts of fashion's marquee lensman, Steven Meisel,

THE RAGE FOR RACHEL

You know what happens when a girl reads this much clean and pristine.You know what happens when a girl reads this much clean and pristine.

The kids are buzzing about Rachel

TI PREVIEW: MODERN MATTER # 8: THE PHOTOGENIC ISSUE

Olu Odukoya shoots The Definitive Collection for MM8, featuring Raf Simons and Gosha Rubchinskiy.Olu Odukoya shoots The Definitive Collection for MM8, featuring Raf Simons and Gosha Rubchinskiy.

The great identifying mark of a relevant magazine in the 10's has been the ability to compress

TI IS MAD FOR: The Brikk Lux Nikon DF camera and Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 lens in 24k gold

See street-style lens dons spasming in agony.See street-style lens dons spasming in agony.

Only 77 units of the ‘Lux Nikon DF camera and Nikkor lens’ will be made due to

Pallas Paris ANDAM Add!

In 2012, their friend Hannelore Knuts inspired them to launch an eponymous tuxedo collection, entirely made in France.In 2012, their friend Hannelore Knuts inspired them to launch an eponymous tuxedo collection, entirely made in France.

Massive congrats Daniel Pallas and Véronique Bousquet

TI PREVIEW: MODERN MATTER: THE PHOTOGENIC ISSUE

Organic, fluid and free, Modern Matter  is all the things we revel in these days.Organic, fluid and free, Modern Matter is all the things we revel in these days.

Modern Matter flies a flag for New London with its Mark Borthwick photographed cover featuring the actress

The Next Step: #THENEXT ASIACROSS AUDITION

Sweeping Japan in search of its next star face.Sweeping Japan in search of its next star face.

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