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Ilikemystyle quarterly issue 5 short
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This is the short version of the 5th issue of Ilikemystyle Quarterly, the first user generated fashion magazine.

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Ilikemystyle quarterly issue 5 short

  1. 1. the first user-generated fashion magazinei like mystYle QuarterlyCyril Duval (username: itemidem) from New York Sophisticated Summer looksThought-Provoking Swimwear Dating Rules UpdatedAu/Be/De/Es/Fr/Gr/It/Nl/Port Cont: € 9.00CH 13.50 SF UK: £8.50 Plus: 05 users of ilikemystyle.net on John Galliano, Maurizio Cattelan, 1 Terence koh, Vivienne Westwood, Nicolas Jaar, Wolfgang Tillmans,4 191858 909006 the recent collections and their wildest nights
  2. 2. Mash up Breaking down the Wall of the Unknown Arley Marks / username: amarksa from Providence and Andrew Fladeboe / username: fladeboe from New York describe a night in the woods of Conneticut. We weren’t even supposed to know where that Uzi was kept, let alone take it out of its secret drawer in the master bedroom of the house that I was the caretaker of. The desert Gallibaya I’m wearing was picked up on a cruise down the Nile I took the previous year with my out-of-town host. I was attracted to this garment named the Gallibaya, Dishda- sha or Thawb – which is a common style all over Egypt. It really changed the way that I viewed many of the general- ized Arabian images that kept popping up on the television and in the newspapers – pictures of bearded, burly looking men wearing dresses and holding massive machine guns while standing in the backs of pickup trucks. Appreciating their elements of style softened the distance between us. I am not quite sure why it felt like it was a good idea to dress up and act out this scenario in the woods of Connecticut. In retrospect, it might have been because I felt so removed from the reality of the situation in the Middle East and wanted to personalize or embody it somehow. This was our collective’s way of breaking down the wall of the unknown between the culture that had been positioned as “the enemy” and our own. P.S. Farewell to one of the worlds most amazing and mythical creatures, the now deceased Zeke. R.I.P.This image was created by Amarksa, an experimental businesscollaboration between Arley Marks and his sister, AnnabethMarks. Arley is currently traveling around Asia to look attelevision factories and electronic waste dumps.You can see more of that here www.autopsia-tv.blogspot.com. 13
  3. 3. Mash Fashion up HigH PRiest in his owN tribe Joshua lieberman / username: joshua from New York on a fashion designer who cheekily interprets American history in his latest collection. Architect-turned-provocateur, Siki Im, gleamed as New York Fashion Week’s mens- wear sleeper-hit. Just on his fifth show, it’s time he received a proper introduction. “Silent Thunderbird Prayer” was neither meticulously sewn nor subtle. Nor were the crowded spectators disappointed. Siki instead brought to the fore his mastery of refer- ential aesthetics, hinting at identities collapsing over time. As the lights dimmed, the accompanying American Indian drummer and vocalist began a loud and seductive an- cient chant (Pure Moods). A draping black suit with cropped pants and feather-adorned ten-gallon hat emerged on a model wearing leather-tied braids. Merging “natives” and “cowboys,” the show began as a reflection on American empire. As neon Mohawks replaced shoddy braids, tight jeans replaced draping garments. Siki’s tribe became at once Margaret Thatcher’s punks and Queen Anne’s Iroquois, with a smart, cheeky rev- erence for tribes relegated to textbooks and street corners, Siki Im is quickly proving himself High Priest in his own tribe. sikiim.com At once Magaret Thatcher’s punks and Queen Anne’s Iroquois: images from Siki Im’s Fall/ Winter 2011 show.Ayzit Bostan,“Passport” (limitededition of 42) Flagged! eva Munz / username: evvaa from New York on a silk fanzine.Behind the rather austere title Filed Under hides an artsy gem of a project.Annahita Kamali and Florian Böhm created a kind of an analog fanzine. It is printedon 100%silk and every limited piece features work by an artist, architect, designer,scientist, or photographer. The project launches on April first. We particularly fell inlove with designer Ayzit Bostan’s Turkish passport. Every month, two or three newobjects will be published. Check it out: filedunder.net 17
  4. 4. MaSh up Dressing Room Piracy Spring/Summer 2011 Featuring users of ilikemystyle.net from New York,Istanbul and Kopenhagen trying the looks of the season. Special guest: MarzIa aloISI (username: marzia) , a stylist and a feminist who refuses to wear high heels.When we told her that snapping those pictures in dress-ing rooms is only semi-legal, she was instantly hooked. (To be continued in the next issue. Feel free to send your piracy pictures to magazine@ilikemystyle.net) top: Marzia Aloisi (username: marzia) wears golden leather zip-up jacket and black pleated polyester skirt by Miu Miu. left: Marzia wears black leather bra and belt, polka dot silk shirt, and white pleated cotton skirt by Comme des Garçons. opposite page: Marzia wears snakeskin bolero and black leather high-waisted skirt by Azzedine Alaïa. 25
  5. 5. Fashion Splish- splaSh! Nothing comes between me and my swimwear. Users of ilikemystyle.net (and some awesome models) present new looks to get wet in. Photography GraNt CorNett (username: gc), styling James Valeri, (username: jamesvaleri).JaNet Chousername: janetschowears a vintage blackone-piece swimsuit fromWhat Comes AroundGoes Around, NYC. 35
  6. 6. Fashion Splish- splaSh!Brian Gallardousername: whiteboy176wears bright orangetrunks by Calvin Kleinand Ilikemystyle T-shirt. 41
  7. 7. Splish- splaSh!artemshCherbakovusername: artemwears women’sflared black swimsuittrunks by Y-3.hair: Keiko Hamaguchiat De Factomake up: Kristin Gallegosat Communitystyling assistants: ColbyKelly and Marzia Aloisi 51
  8. 8. Fashion blogger’s delight Fashion bloggers have conquered the front rows at fashion shows but they still travel light and cheap. Here’s the photo diary of Dustin Hanke (username: dustin) and his friends during Berlin Fashion week. The blogger apartment. Time: January 18th to January 24th Place: Friedrichstrasse, Berlin Inhabitants: Josephine Meng, username: josey, summerlisten.com Cailin Klohk, username: cailin, birdsofafeatherblog.blogspot.com Dustin Hanke, username: dustin, shiggersonstreet.com Oliver Milczarek, username: olivewonder, fashionwhisper.com Tim Schmelzer, cometothewildside.blogspot.com Julius Leon Salvenmoser, www.youngvanity.com Jennifer Zengel, jen-gossip.comWe got to Berlin onJanuary 18th with Josephine wears a sweater by Weekday,loads of baggage and shorts by Topshop, and shoes by Urbanexcitement. We started Outfitters. Cailin wears ataking photos right away. self-made shirt. Dustin wears bootsthe wind machine and hooded jacket by Virginblakwas obligatory. and black jeans by Cheap Monday. 53
  9. 9. blogger’s delightCailin wears a sweat-er, skirt, and belt byNam Nguyen andshoes by Topshop.opposite page: Oliverwears jeans by CheapMonday and vintageshoes, jacket, andundershirt. 63
  10. 10. Fashion blogger’s delightafter long days runningfrom show to showwe got home, gave eachother foot rubs, andwent off into the night.these are my favoritepictures. 65
  11. 11. FaShion personal previews Fashion in summer offers tons of options, from highly conceptual, radically eclectic, to next to nothing. Users of ilikemystyle.net show their favorite looks forVioleta Vollmer / username: vivoart from Windhoek the upcoming season.Here is my vision of summer style 2011. My partner, Wilfried Vollmer, took the twophotos in December. The left one is in our backyard in Windhoek. The one on theright was shot in the Great Namib Desert, where we lived for three years. I designedall the clothes and jewelery myself. vivoart-design.com 69
  12. 12. FaShion personal previews Frida wannerberger / username: featurette from London/Lund/LausanneGuglielMo caStelli / username: skydoll from Turin The Weekdayosaurs. It’s the lookbook of a girl who seems like she’s wearing theThere’s Eva (from Ilikemystyle Quareterly) in the right corner, Adriano (also from same signature look every day, with a slight variations. The variations may notthe magazine) in the white dress, and me in a green dress. I see the three of us play- be expressed in her clothes, but her moods and feelings change. Sometimes she’sing on swings. We’re all characters from a novel by Virginia Woolf clad in delicate wearing the Outofcontextosaur’s hat. It says: “Today I feel extremely out of contextPrada dresses. Lady Miuccia’s SS 2011 collection is one of the most beautiful she and don’t feel like I belong with you guys.” It helps remind her that she’s herself,has ever created. I’m addicted to her styles. Every season I have to illustrate at least no matter who she’s with or what city she’s in or what she’s wearing. This image isone Prada outfit. Here it’s three happy-go-lucky muses: careless, lighthearted, and a photoshopped collage of drawings, I use eveything from markers and crayons tosublimely dressed! castelliguglielmo.blogspot.com rainbow pens. fridawannerberger.blogspot.com 73
  13. 13. FaShion personal previews Mai KuMoji username: maishion from berlin I’m wearing a black hat and a white ‘Run- ning Wings’ T-shirt by H&M. The raccoon’s tail by H&M is an important SS11 item. The high-waisted 80s shorts by Topshop are also a must-have for the season. maishion.blogspot.com Marcus Luft Mai-Linh alice Huynh username: tooposhtopush from Hamburg username: addiction from Munich My favorite look? My new surgeon’s I need the sun and this vintage/selfmade gown-inspired Prada sweater with an mint green dress is just so perfect for uncomfortable collar. I ‘ve been hearing SS11! Model/styling/make-up/photogra- the phrase, “when are we moving into phy (via timer!) by Mai-Linh Alice Huynh. the theater, Doc?” quite often lately. iheartalice.blogspot.com tooposhtopush.twoday.net Giancarlo cruz username: giancinephile from Manila White has once again been a major gesture in the SS11 collections. These past few days, I’ve been obsessed with this white blazer and combining it with more neu- tral tones. I wanted a pal- pable lightness and easiness. Légèreté!!! The double- breasted blazer here is by Topman and the trousers are by Zegna Sport. The shirt is by Hugo Boss and the shoes are by Opening Ceremony. giancinephile.typepad.com 79
  14. 14. FaShion hellocharles Don’t be confused; swapping is the new shopping. These Williamsburg ladies surrounding Molly STene (username: hellocharles) break roommate boundaries to create Maison Brooklyn. Photographer Alexey yurenev (username: alexey) steals candid shots of their exchanges. read the joint literary efforts on page 233.Amelia Muir (username: meow)wears bra by Forever 21.Kobi Loehr (username:rascalmclane) wears raincoatfrom Goodwill, Florida.Molly Stene (username:hellocharles) wears dress fromCatholic Consignments, CA. 83
  15. 15. FaShion hellocharlesKobi wears skirt byHolloween AdventureShop, New York, shirtby Tucker, and raincoatfrom Goodwill, Florida.Molly wears bathingsuit by age 7. 85
  16. 16. FaShion for Sale Shop assistants are a blessing in disguise: they’ll deplete your bank account, and they’ll make you look stunning. Users of ilikmystyle.net introduce six retail authorities and their picks of the season.Pojjana Junsuvun, sales assistant at Club21 in Bangkok, recommends stilettos byBalmain: “They were not love-at-firstsight, but the second I put them on I felta stunning transformation. They will winover your heart, especially when pairedwith a low-key, basic dress.” 95
  17. 17. FaShion for Sale 1 2 1 2 5 3 4 3 MunichBangkok 4 Store: Schwittenberg, Hildegardstrasse 2, schwittenberg.com Correspondent: Christopher Romberg (username: rombocombo)Store: Club 21, 494 Ploenchit Road, Salesperson: Audrey Marcieerawanbangkok.comCorrespondent: Thanawat Chotronnaphat 1 Dress by Acne: “Snakeprint can be a blessing(username: kenfever) or a curse. This one is a true blessing.”Salesperson: Pojjana Junsuvun, nickname: Poj 2 Leather Top by Ayzit Bostan: “I love Ayzit Bostan for her pure and ingenious design.1 Dress by Lanvin: “Its lively, vibrant color will This top is ingeniously sexy.” brighten your days.” 3 Shirt by Hope: “I got this for my boyfriend.2 Skirt by Balmain: “It doesn’t look like leather He looks irresistibly cute when he wears it.” at first glance, but it really is made of leather. 4 Peep Toes by Martin Margiela: “The amaz- I love its chic design, plus a bit of gangster ing construction (half the heel is hidden in photos: rombocombo feel.” leather) makes your stiletto walk look twice3 Poj wears bracelets of independent design. as cool as Kylie’s.”4 Bag by Lanvin: “Cheerful, lovely, and fun 5 Dress by WoodWood: “The perfect promise with interesting material.” for a great summer. By the way, I’ll spend5 T-Shirt by MQ: “I love the original skull print. mine in the South of France.” 5 6 Here the flower gives it a sweet edge.” 6 Audrey Marcie wears a dress by A.P.C. 97
  18. 18. StOries “I’m all for a healthy, active, and interesting sex life.” Khadeja Wilkinson, username: nylonmoron“I’d love arelationship.But not acomplicated one.”Kalan Briggs,username: itsKalan blindKalan wears bluestripe shirt by BDGfor Urban Outfitters,511 twill pants byLevi’s, thunder greysuede hightops bySupra, digital dialwatch, and backpack Dates Where does a Romanian man find a girl? Is being gayby Fossil. in Singapore a challenge?opposite page:Khadeja wears a Who’s paying, kissing,black bandeau body-suit by American screwing up on the firstApparel under a fauxleather jacket by date? Users of ilikemystyle.netStitches with makeupby MAC. Her perfume talk about the reality and theof choice is HotCouture by Givenchy. potential of their love lifes. 107
  19. 19. StOries blind dates your “me” time. I’m totally of the mindset love my bike! That reminds me. I haven’t that “me”- time is important. Have you checked out your pictures yet. But how do ever tried dating somewhat long distance? you feel about sending photos to someone I find that you get your “me”-time, plus you’re talking to? the time you spend together is sweeter. Khadeja: What kind of photos? Casual Toronto vs. dallas: Kalan: I haven’t. Have you? photos are no big deal... I’ve definitelyToronTo boys have Khadeja: Sure. Conveniently, my ex-boy- friend was studying in a university town sent boyfriends more interesting birthday presents when they’re far away, spontane-Freudian mOmmy iSsues a three-hour bus ride from me. So I saw ous surprises are always nice. By the same him every other weekend, spontaneous token, as a female, I totally appreciateBy Khadeja WIlKInSOn (username: nylonmoron) from Toronto visits during the week, breaks, and over getting them back. What about you, huh?and Kalan BRIggS (username: itskalan) from dallas the summer. It was pretty perfect. Ever sent photos? Kalan: That sounds amazing. Kalan: Maybe it’s just different over here.Khadeja: Hey! ier what with such busy schedules. Hon- Khadeja: The relationship stayed in that I love photos in general. I’m just reallyKalan: How’s it going? estly, the most success I’ve had meeting exciting “getting-to-know-you” phase for picky about my face sometimes. Yeah, IKhadeja: Pretty well, enjoying a Monday people has been online. Go figure? What a while and I was never distracted from pretty much keep a camera on me at all without class, haha. And yourself? about you? school. It was wonderful. It was a treat times.Kalan: Lucky you! I’m at work. Kalan: For some reason I don’t have much when I got to see him, instead of wanting Khadeja: I used to do photography; I al-Khadeja: Oh? Where do you work? luck meeting people online. Usually I to get away. I recommend it, but I mean, ways have cameras around, too. AlthoughKalan: I work for Fossil. What about you? meet people as friends of friends and we you also have to take into consideration I much prefer film to digital, film is...pric- And you’re in college? just start to hang out. I’ve noticed lately I trust issues, right? Because being far apart ey, hahaha.Khadeja: University! I’m at the University like to have a lot of time to myself to relax, can give full opportunity for cheating and Kalan: Awesome! I got my degree in pho- of Toronto, studying astrophysics. It’s im- read a book, or watch some shows, and you never know... tography. And I just made the switch to possible to date within school, haha. that doesn’t sit too well with most ladies. Kalan: Yes definitely. Trust seems to be hard film this year. I carry a Lomo LC-A+ atKalan: Haha. How old are you? Khadeja: Haha, leaving them feeling un- to maintain even in a close relationship! all times now and I use digital as a backKhadeja: Well I just turned 21. wanted and alone? Do you think you’re Khadeja: What’s the scene like in Dallas? up. I’m in love with the quality that filmKalan: That’s pretty exciting. Why is it seeing girls who are just slightly too high Do all the trendy kids know and date each produces. You just can’t fake it. hard to date at your university? maintenance? other? It’s like that in Toronto. Everyone Khadeja: It’s so true. I was definitelyKhadeja: The issue is the demographic that Kalan: I guess you could say that. It leaves graduates high-school within the same lucky, I went to an art high school. What apply to science: nerdy, socially awkward, me feeling like a bad person. I tend to five years. And it becomes this crazy city- do you think about dating other people in dorky - and not really in the endearing keep away from dating for the moment. wide thing where you can’t hook up with the art scene? way - and I don’t quite fit in. Not saying I wouldn’t like to, though. anyone without everyone knowing and Kalan: I think it could be fun. I have yet toKalan: Gotcha, that makes sense. But there Maybe the girls I find most attractive are that person having dated three of your date someone who’s also into art. My last has to be a few people who have your in- too much maintenance for me. I’d like to friends. It’s terrible and makes trust very girlfriend was much more into sports. terest right? think I’m a pretty simple person. complicated. Khadeja: I do the same! My boyfriends areKhadeja: Not that I’ve discovered. I find Khadeja: I feel like that’s the motto of Kalan: I wouldn’t say we have many trendy all jocks. And the only artsy guy I dated, I’m more attracted to the TAs and the most boys I know, haha. people. Oops. But we are home of the TV was secretly artsy and openly a jock, ha! profs than anything, haha. Kalan: Haha. Hey! I’d love a relationship. show called Cheaters. That can’t be good. Kalan: Wow, a closet artist. That’s too fun-Kalan: Nice. Older people can be quite at- But not a complicated one. An honest one. Khadeja: Haha. I know, I was surprised ny. What was your longest relationship? tractive. What would be your ideal way to I feel like I have to second-guess what when I saw your photos, and then saw you Khadeja: The closet artist, actually. We meet someone? girls really mean when they say some- were from Texas! You fit right in with the dated for about two years, and he wasKhadeja: I don’t know really. I would love thing. And that’s no fun. west end Toronto kids and all their trendy from Vancouver. to meet someone through school, which Khadeja: I don’t think you should have to attire, especially with a bike. Kalan: Nice, what happened with that? would make seeing that person much eas- feel like a bad person just because you like Kalan: Thanks, you’re too kind. Oh how I Khadeja: Well. He was too old for me. My 109
  20. 20. StOries blind dates “all these way too perfect boys... I prefer them with natural defects.” margaux Salgado, username: mllemargaux Margaux wears a flower print skirt by Hurwundeki, t-shirt by Sud Express, candy apple pumps by Marc by Marc Jacob, silver necklace by Dior, self-designed pearl necklace, Everlong mascara and Touche Éclat by Yves Saint Laurent, face powder“Romanian by Georgia Benefit and eyeliner by Isa-girls don’t have Dora. Her perfume of choice is Viva la Juicythat Victorian by Juicy Couture. opposite page:approach to sex.” Mihaela wears black leopard t-shirt bymihaela joe, username: ThingsWelove Stella McCartney. 117
  21. 21. stories The real Cyril French artist, Cyril Duval (username: itemidem), takes appropriation art very seriously: it’s carefully composed and hysterically executed. photo: Keetja Allard JoaChim Bessing (username: jbessing) takes a peek intoIn 2007 Cyril went to Art Basel Miami for the first time. He was his ubiquitious,invited on a one-day press trip (i.e. private plane) in the Turks &Caicos to visit a soon-to-open (never happened!), starchitect- ever-expandingdesigned, 6 star private island resort for billionaires. Perpetually travelogue/lookbook. photo: Megumi Matsubaratraveling with funny props from Japan (here faux braces, moustacheand a vocoder microphone), he also scored a caterpillar inflatable –the same one Jeff Koons used in his Popeye series according to JeanPigozzi, the notorious art collector who was also present on the trip.opposite page: This is the first installment of a genre Cyril createdwith his Tokyo clique. They call it “advertisement pantomime.”Here he is mimicking a notorious Japanese actor drinking beer. 125
  22. 22. stories I saw Cyril for the first time in three weeks at the opening night of Pierrot Lunaire – a rather obscure opera composed by Arnold Schoenberg, directed by Bruce LaBruce and costume de- signed by Zaldy, who’s designed for Lady Gaga as well as the late Michael Jackson – scanning the crowded foyer of the old but beautiful the- atre Hebbel am Ufer on a very very cold night in Berlin. I recognized his mother first. He had sent an email to a selective group of friends that morning stating that his mother would appear clad in white from head to toe. The email, how- ever, lacked any mention of his own outfit. The slim, moustachioed guy wearing Le Corbusier- style glasses in a black Christian Dior suit and a very wide, checkered shirt – also in white and black – was definitely him. I recognized him by the shoes. They were golden Louis Vuitton lace-ups. He wore that very pair the first time we met, also in Berlin, only a year ago (the defining moment of the night made it into the “Remem- ber How You Lost It”-spread of Ilikemystyle Quarterly’s second issue). Since then, I’ve seen Cyril a few thousand times, to give a rough es- timate. On Facebook. And he rarely looks the same twice. That night, I could decipher his appear- ance as a result of his function within Mr. La- Bruce’s production team. The theater’s brochure listed him as Art Director under his nom de This is self-explanatory. Cyril shot this in his first apartment in Tokyo, it was quite simple! opposite page: Some people relate Cyril to “appro- priation art.” But he believes it’s better to embrace his consistant body of references. He claims that photo: Paul Sepuya he doesn’t steal or appropriate, rather he evokes and sometimes comments on. “Nazi Milk” is an image originally created by the art collective General Idea, one of his central references. Cyril isn’t interested in novelty at all cost; he just grabs the ingredients he needs wherever he finds them. 127
  23. 23. stories The real Cyril plume, Item Idem. So the round, dark rimmed glasses made sense. As soon as the curtain was lifted, it was very clear that the stage was de- signed mainly in stark reference to German Expressionist black and white movies à la The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and that Cyril’s black and white outfit paid homage to that period. I’d like not to refer to that tiny, exquisite animal with the beautiful, roll-out tongue and intriguing, cone-shaped eyes that has the unique capacity of adapting its look to whatever surface it’s placed upon. That would be too obvious, plus it would be missing the point. Cyril did not wear the suit, moustache, shirt, and glasses to disappear. He wore this outfit to complement the general mood of the occasion. When the German designers, Bless, asked him to run their Berlin showroom for a month (running it literally meant living there,photo: Hiroshi Manaka photo: Mote Sinabel This is the first poodle Cyril ever worked with. Here the canine teaches him some Warholian battle strategies in his first Tokyo space, Carniche Courage.photo: Simon Castets opposite page top: Cyril modeling as an architect for a fashion story he directed for Tokion Magazine. opposite page bottom: Bernhard Willhelm gave him this samurai armor, which he wore at the opening of the 2009 Venice Biennial. 129
  24. 24. StOriesDelirious Phnom Penh The capital emboies the brief period in history when Cambodia was all love, hope, dreams and songs. Eva Munz (username: evvaa) on the visionary modernistarchitect, vann MOlyvann. How a nation’s dreams get built – and buried. The Theatre Bassac shortly before it was torn down in 2008. It lies near a branch of the Mekong River. Molyvann designed it to look like a steam boat. 141
  25. 25. Delirious Phnom Penh Molyvann’s public housing project was shaped likea friendly waving hand. Today it feelsmore like the heart of darkness and is engulfed in trash. 155
  26. 26. storiesThat night I understoodthat friends are moreimportant and they lastforever. I saw Romein a different way.Eleonora Carisi / username: joujou from Turin more on page 160 Remember where you lost it This issue’s verdict: successful party nights require good company and excellent music but lead to surprisingly little sex. Users of ilikemystyle.net on their nocturnal adventures. 157
  27. 27. stories REmember where You LoSt it In Disco God by WE Trust MaTina TRiantafillou / username: matan from Athens Skull Bar, Athens, Greece at the Yes it Does Where? Sure it Does Party (Yid Sid). What were they wearing? There wasn’t a dress code. What were you wearing? A Beverly Hills T-shirt, hot pants, my new custom made black low-cut boots with metal studs, Diamond by Armani perfume, makeup by Korres, and Estée Lauder silver jewelry. What was special about that night? Every Yid Sid Party is special because of the guests and the music they curate. Soundtrack? Anthony and The Camp – “What I Like” (Totally addicted to this track!). Other people? People I didn’t know, but wanted to meet. Transportation? Taxi. Drink/Stimulation? Lots of rum! Highlight? Lots of flirting! Sex? Well I didn’t have sex with the one I wanted, but… Sleep? I slept from six in the morning till two in the afternoon. 163
  28. 28. stories REmember where You LoSt it I Quit SMoking, by noT DAncing Fatima Poblador / username: fatz96 from Manila Where? 32nd Street in Manila at The Fort for FLUXXE Thursdays. Who were the most important people? Everyone! Topics? Got there too drunk to even talk! What were you wearing? A vintage, lace bolero, a black belt with floral print, and bleached jeans by Mango. I wore a fragrance by Tommy Hilfiger and some cosmetics my sister sent me from the States. What was special? FLUXXE! – a party that used to be every Thursday. Too bad it only happens occasionally now. Soundtrack? I was so drunk that night that I honestly can’t recall any special song that stuck in my head. The DJs usually play “Paris feat. Au Revoir Sim- one (Aeroplane remix)” by Friendly Fires, “Paris is Burning” by Ladyhawke, “Special” by Mew, Rosin Murphy, MGMT, and a lot of 80’s punk rock and pop. Well, yeah you get the picture. The tracks played at FLUXXE aren’t the usual club songs here in Manila. Other people? Models, DJs, local fashion designers, foreigners, lovely gay friends, indie chicks, artists. Dancing, talking, exchanging numbers, getting drunk and probably doing some coke?! Transportation? Took a cab with a friend, I think. Drink/Stimulation? Lots of alcohol and Valium. Marlboro Lights (but I’ve quit smoking by now). Highlight? Me dancing on top of the speakers and not giving a fuck! 173
  29. 29. KUltur kriTik directions artDoes fashion rip off art? Are artists just designers in bad outfits? The similarities and differences between the two worlds generate intrigue. Users of ilikemystyle.net meet and interact with some masterpieces. Cheating StatUe from Berlin JanA Galinowski / username: missjana Here I’m enacting a One-Minute-Sculpture at the Kunstbau Lenbachhaus in Munich in 2010. It was an installation by the artist, Erwin Wurm. Apart from static sculptures, like the car in the background, there were two platforms. One had two chairs with which the visitors themselves could become sculptures for one minute. Wurm gave instructions on how to hold the chairs. It felt stupid, but was still a lot of fun. I had not seen anything by Erwin Wurm before. Generally I am not very interested in sculpture or performance art – but I like the idea of art that doesn’t takeJana wears jeans and itself too seriously. I also like art that does not keep the spectators at a distance, which is why Icardigan by H&M,shirt by COS, and happily stepped on the platform to pose with the chair. Maybe I cheated a bit, as I couldn’t holdsneakers by Adidas. the pose for an entire minute. 177
  30. 30. KUltur kriTik HAil to the Sheep SeleNe Mauvis / username: selene from GenevaThis picture was taken the evening before a presentation at art school. I was trying to figure outhow to present this sheep so I placed it on the ladder. As a commentary about fashion, I decidedto do a tribute to the sheep. It gives us wool and also leather for jackets. The sheep is a reallycool ‘animal god.’ I love it! That night, I dreamed I was in a field with a lot of sheep and as Istood in front of the sun, they thought I was their god. The Artist aS A Pampered PeT Mark Jan Krayenhoff van de Leur / username: MKNYC from New YorkI was walking down 8th Avenue in Chelsea, New York, when a young woman approached meand introduced herself as Tracey Mancenido, half of the photographer couple, Tribble and Man-cenido. She asked if I was interested in having my photograph taken. I took her card and lookedat their website, liked what I saw, and agreed to do it. I always enjoy having my portrait taken because I get to see different sides of myself.I think I know what I look like – I see myself in the mirror every morning – but I always seesomething different when someone photographs me. They wanted to photograph me in my home, so they came over to my apartment with photo: Tribble & Mancenidotheir lights and equipment and set to work. In the background you see a large painting titled “P photo: Tribble&Mancenidois for Poodle.” It’s a self-portrait of my husband, AA Bronson, and his two former partners in Mark wears customizedthe art collective, General Idea, dressed as poodles. They chose the image of the poodle to il- jeans by artist, Eriklustrate how they saw the place of the artist in contemporary society – as pampered, decorative Hanson, shirt by Comme des Garçons, and sitspets who exist at the mercy of collectors and patrons. “Those who live to please must please to on a Wink chair bylive,” they declared. Toshiyuki Kita. 179
  31. 31. KUltur art kriTik directiOnsThe MArtyrdom of Jean-Charles Cornay etienne DesCloux / username: etienne from BerlinDanh Vo, L’artiste et le décorateur, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, 28 May - 22 August 2010There are three distinct works of art in this photo. I. An ottoman made of mahogany with maple intarsia, upholstered in Pompeian redmoiré, from Berlin 1825. II. A painting by an unknown Vietnamese artist depicting the martyrdom of Jean-CharlesCornay, who was cut into pieces on 20 September 1837, entitled “Martyre du BienheureuxCharles Cornay, M.E.P., coupé en morceaux au Tonkin, le 20 Septembre 1837.” It’s from thecollection of the Missions-Étrangère, Paris, printed on silk chiffon. III. White glazed tiles, each screen printed with a plant detail in red (RAL 3200 & Pan-tone warm-red-c). The prints are from a list of flowers discovered by the French missionary,Jean-André Soulié, in southern China and Tibet: Aconitum souliei, inflorescence portion; Liliumsouliei, outer and inner tepel; Anemone coelestina var. souliei, flowering plant; Rosa soulieana,fruit; Aconitum souliei, cauline leaf; Anemone coelestina, basal leaf; Anemone coelestina, car-pel; Luzula rufescens, flowering plant; Anconitum souliei, upper cauline leaf; Anemone coeles-tina, basal leaf; Anemone coelestina, flowering plant; Rosa soulieana, fruiting branch; Liliumsouliei, distal portion of flowering plant; Nepeta souliei, flowering plant; Rosa soulieana, flow-ering branch; Cerasus fruticosa, fruiting branch; Cerasus tomentosa var. souliei, fruiting branch.In 1905, a conflict arose between Tibet and China. Caught by the Tibetan monks at Batang whiletrying to escape, Soulié was tortured for fifteen days and then shot. Etienne wears pleated IV. Through the door is a bathroom imagined in consultation with the architect Etienne pants by BLESS N°23Descloux PE-P. and desert boots by Clarks. 181
  32. 32. kulturkritik clOSe- DiStraction from MOtherhood HellOdeeder from Huntington Beach upS Style reflects the person it belongs by Mark Holgate to, but how does itOf course, the first thought when you see this image is: Has anyone alerted social services yet?! hold up under aIt’s the depiction of motherhood that interests me here, not so much Hellodeeder’s look, which magnifying glass?is as insistently 1970s as anything Giorgio Moroder recorded back in the day, very appropri- Industry authoritiesate given that the plunge front white dress and dusky pink-beige satin sandals are very Donna[Summer, not Karan] in her Munich/Ariola years. That said, I do love the eyebrows; circumflex review the userspunctuation between the round oversized glasses and the turban-like head wrap. But in the end, of ilikemystyle.net .it’s the kid that stays in the mind with this picture. Even in its amateurish way, it evokes a kindof Helmut Newton-like DISTRACTION FROM the act of motherhood – it’s the creation of ahot new look that holds the attention, not the result of procreation – and it slyly gives a nod tomodern celebrity mothers, who accumulate kids the way movie stars used to collect diamonds.It’s a whole other interpretation of Madonna and child. Mark Holgate is the Fashion News Director at Vogue 195
  33. 33. Stories In Purgatory Bella lieBerBerg (username: bellalieb) started shooting green rooms to capture the environment where musicians chill before, and party after their concerts; where they warm up their voices, entertain their groupies, and relax or excite themselves byBryan FerryBerlin, Tempodrom any means necessary.12:02am lyrics, voices, andIt’s a luxurious green roomfor this legend. I grew up with melodies are her“More Than This” and “Let’sStick Together,” and when I inspiration. everysaw his room, it felt so perfect.The furnishings were all deep room sings a song.red for a man, a lover, a genius.Even so, he didn’t spend thatmuch time backstage and disap-peared right after the show. 203
  34. 34. Stories The Frattelies Berlin, Kesselhaus 03:21am I had to wait a long time until they went on, but it was a great show. I love the intimate size of the venue, Kesselhaus. You can really connect with the artists on stage. It’s an “entry stage” for smaller bands. You may meet them in a couple years in a far-off stratosphere, without empty bags of chips in their undersized green room. 205
  35. 35. KUltur kriTikSchoolofii:Fashionvol. dries van noten What to read, watch, grow, and wear to become a bulletproof style expert. AdriAno SAcK (username: Adriano) talks with Belgian fashion designer drieS vAn noTen about his vast list of references.Detail from Dries VanNoten’s Fall/Winter 2011collection.All photos except forthe portrait taken bySonny Vandefelde 213
  36. 36. KUltur kriTik Dries Van Noten in his studio in Antwerp.Dries Van Noten’s F/W 2011 Women’s Collection was presented in Paris at the Hotel de Villein one of those gigantic, lushly decorated halls the city offers in abundance. The show beganwith some electronic grumbling, the echo of iconic guitar chords and, later, David Bowie sing-ing about being a temporary hero. The original 1977 track had been remixed, amplifying thepureness and drama of Bowie’s youthful voice. After his show – rich in patterns, colors, fabrics;spirited, yet focused – Mr. Van Noten, a 52 year-old gentleman, rubbed elbows while his partnerand their dog stood by. The atmosphere was decidedly un-hysterical. When I sat down with him the next day in his Paris office, he was friendly and attentive,emoting a polite dash of let’s-get-this-over-with. The sales seem to be going nicely, the re-views have been mixed, he acknowledged: “It’s easier to start with the next collection if peopleweren’t too excited about the previous one. Otherwise the expectations get bigger and bigger,which can be a bit scary.” A major catalyst of the Belgian design wave in 1988 — along withAnn Demeulemeester, Walter von Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Dirk van Saene, and MarinaYee – Mr. Van Noten had his moments, both brilliant and moderate. Never selling his name, hehas stayed true to his vision and established his individual interpretation of chic. That is, whenfashion made its most recent switch from minimalism to wealth (in color, vibrancy, emotion),he seemed to have anticipated it all along. But, for being a legend he’s rather relaxed.Art● Francis Bacon ● Russian Constructivists ● Jef Verheyen ● Rubens ● Van Eyck ● theFlemish masters ● BronzinoYour runways have always been in conversation with the work of artists, most notably the Belgian fluxuspainter, Jef Verheyen. What other art do you draw from? I look at things and translate them into garments and fabrics and patterns. I saw a Fran- cis Bacon exhibition in London. The sheer amount of works was overwhelming. I was
  37. 37. THe Words 4 LiFe changers4 LiFe changersencounters with, impressions of, Italian and has a hoarse voice, like he has happily lived outside law for quite some time. We were ordering a lukewarm red soup, when Patti Smith came in. Tangled hair, funny coat, sneak- ers, jeans, mostly black, nothing from this century. The hair fell into her face like on the album cover of Wave. I felt my heart beating. Since I meet stars professionally all the time, usually theperformances by... opposite happens when I see them: I get drugged with fatigue. Recently in Rome I asked Javier Bardem if the beach was the best location to pick up girls and his PR person threw me out. I... Yves saint LAurent never had a poster of Patti up on the wall, but when I am in need of a name for a heroine in my by cordula reyer / username: cordula from Los Angeles books, I always want to call them Patti. Now, after Franzen’s unforgettable Patty Berglund, I can’t – obviously. I whispered to my friend that it was Patti Smith. We conducted a mock con-Following the advice of my friend Helmut Lang, and since I was trying hard to impress him, I versation while she waited for her food. Take out vegan pizza! Any minute she would be gone.ran around Paris trying get booked at another fashion show. I wanted to tell her so badly that... I couldn’t think of anything to say. She was looking in her I wore his Demel dress to all of my castings: black with a turtleneck, long sleeves, knee pocket for change. “The time is now! The time is now.” I was fifteen and hated my parents forlength; it had some pleats around the shoulders and from the waist down. It was cotton jersey, being nice when I was listening to Horses. Why should I tell her that? She left the restaurant.sexy, and comfortable. I wore it for weeks – hand-washing and blow-drying it at night so I could I was disappointed. Why did she have to buy lunch on Thanksgiving? Why wasn’t she servedwear it again the next day. The dress got plenty of compliments, but I didn’t book another show. like the greatest rock singer she is apart from my friend Kelly Britton? It had looked as if sheIt was truly frustrating. My last casting was for Yves Saint Laurent. While waiting to go in, my was cold. My friend acted as if he understood. I did not care what he was thinking. Suddenly themodel friend whispered, “If you don’t wear red lipstick, they wont even look at you.” door opened and she came back. She must have forgotten something. My friend said something I smeared some on without looking in a mirror and entered the sacred YSL halls. YSL but I couldn’t hear him. I turned around, went over to her and heard my own voice: “I love yourwas a big deal. Everyone wanted to do the show and suddenly I got so nervous, I could barely music. I have always loved it. I am so grateful. Please never stop making music.” She lookedmove my neck. It felt like I was entering another world. Red curtains, red velvet sofas, mirrors, like Franzen’s Patty, like someone’s unremarkable mom. And then she smiled. “Thank you!”flowers in heavy crystal vases, and a French bulldog snoring on the red carpet. Beautiful, kindladies with red lipstick bustling around. Now it was my turn. Lulu de la Falaise came to talk tome and look at my photographs. She impressed me with her elegance and curiosity and made me ... Kenny scharffeel at ease with her natural warmth and kindness. After a few minutes, she disappeared through by Joshua LieBerman / username: joshua from new Yorka door, telling me to wait. She returned with a man in a white work coat, whom she had to dragout to see me. Growing old sucks. Or at least that’s what I thought until I met Kenny Scharf who – now in his It was Monsieur Saint Laurent. He was so shy he could barely look at me. When he early fifties – still parties just as hard as anyone else at Le Bain. For me, Kenny’s work has al-finally did, he came closer, kissed me on the neck and whispered: comme vous etes belles. That ways evoked the memory of his post-pop partner-in-crime, and my favorite artist, Keith Haring,season, I did two shows. One for Helmut Lang, a friend, and the other for the kindest man I ever who died twenty years ago; the association had always been a morbid, depressing one. I wasmet: Mister Yves Saint Laurent. startled to see him on the dance floor, camouflaged in a sea of youthful excitation, but then it clicked: no matter how old you get and no matter how many losses you experience, life is simply too short to ever stop partying your ass off.... patti smiTh Earlier that night, I was sharing some wine with Maria (username: urbanviking). We by Kristin rübesamen / username: Kristinberlin from Berlin ranted on and on about the pains and responsibilities of being 21 in New York. We insincerely swore off hangovers and long nights, and decided we both need to ‘act our age,’ which sup-It was last Thanksgiving in New York. The streets were deserted. Most people were on the plane posedly means no more recklessness (unless its for work). We finished the bottle and I, al-or train or already with their families on the sofa, watching TV, waiting to eat and honoring the ready betraying our pact, suggested we go to a friend’s photography opening in Williamsburg.Indians. It’s easy to feel like an alien on Thanksgiving if you are not American. Even if you are Maria, more committed to healthy living than I, said she needed to get a solid night’s sleep.American for that matter. I remember spending one Thanksgiving with my little daughters and I went alone.an Italo-American family in the projects at the river. After every course we took the elevator The long opening moved quickly thanks to the open bar. By the end, the lights weredown to the parking lot to smoke. dimmed and someone’s iPod was plugged in. All the young artists were dancing while the art That Thanksgiving, we were lucky that we found a restaurant that was open: Sal An- collectors left, scandalized by the irreverent turn the once-quiet opening had taken. Thinkingthony’s Live Raw Organic Kitchen on 17th Street between Broadway and Irving Place. Sal is ahead to my next day’s responsibilities, I decided to call it quits and headed for the door when 237
  38. 38. THe Words Time Travelling JapanTime worn over wheeled plimsolls. ● Rounded corners were preferred to squared ones, except on windows.Travelling ● Robots were deliberately being made with a less human form factor in order to avoid frightening their owners by being too lifelike. ● Cars resembling perspex bubbles were, thanks to cunning indentations, horizontallyJapanWhen we learned of scottish singer, writer, and stackable when a suitable locomotive was available. ● The fountain pen had made a return at the prestigious executive end of the market. ● Famous architects were being employed to design iconic kennels and cat baskets. ● All materials used in consumer products received a biodegradability rating from theperformer, Momus’ imminent release of his “book government.of Japans,” we instantly tried to get our hands on ● A new elasticated fabric resembling silk had replaced cotton.it. 12 idiot time travellers crawl into a calving cow ● Jeans had finally been consigned to the museum.to see the island’s future. We’re hooked. Interesting though this list is, Sekunda eventually intervenes and asks Moore to widen by Momus the scope of his questioning to other subjects than design. Thanks to this, it’s established that in 2080 no more manufacturing industry existed in Japan. The days of car- and ship-building were 48 long gone. Most people now either worked in the sex industry or in advertising.Say that you gatecrashed a planning meeting in 2013, 2033, 2053 or some other year in which Advertising was controlled by Dentsu, whose headquarters were a tower in Ginza athe most sacred inner sanctum of the Ise Shrine—the building housing its ancient imperial thousand metres tall. Despite its great height, the Dentsu tower was one of the few buildings totreasures of mirrors, swords and jewels—was scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt. Say you survive the earthquake.were present at a priestly planning committee referendum on a surprising proposal to rebuild Advertising, by 2080, had come down off the hoardings and gigantic video screens ofthe sanctum in a radical new style. Say that you incurred the emperor’s gratitude by casting the yore. It was now so interwoven with the fabric of everyday life that you could never be sure,deciding vote against this innovative structure, and were consequently invited on the imperial having a conversation with someone, whether he was performing a “sitcom” (situation com-747—an understated aircraft marked on each side with a single chrysanthemum and a red sun— mercial) or simply talking about the rainy weather and the consequent need to carry an umbrella.to Arlanda Airport near Stockholm, where the emperor (an ichthyologist known for his research Advertising execs and creatives were like the Stasi of East Germany; mingled into every crowd,into the taxonomy of gobies) was shown around the Bergius Botanic Garden, had lunch with the equipped with a million pairs of lips, eyes and ears in the form of family, friends and neighbours.Swedish Prime Minister at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, visited the Royal Swedish Academy If life in 2080s Japan wasn’t a “sitcom”, it was a porn film, a 3D webcam. You could nev-of Sciences, then saw the exhibition “From Linnaeus to DNA” at the Swedish Museum of Natural er be sure that an innocent gaze or an inconsequential conversation wasn’t going to be chargedHistory. Say that the following day the emperor attended an anniversary commemoration of Carl to your credit card as a sexual transaction. Even a trivial chat with your wife or daughter couldLinnaeus at Uppsala University, met with Japanese and Swedish students and researchers, then end up being billed to your cellphone as porn. Everything was metered, the idiot Malcolmbanqueted at Uppsala Castle. Say that you finally fell out with your new friend when, chatting in Moore tells us.the banquet hall over pear and walnut pancakes topped with fresh cream, you mistakenly identi- There is some consternation amongst the more Fabian experts at this, but free marketfied a caecilian salamander as a newt, then compounded the gaffe by referring to both as “lizards”. enthusiast Declan Singleton speaks up for the system. In the words of the old song, he says, free your mind and your ass will follow. 49 Why should we consider it better to slave away in an admin job at a car company thanSlot, interrogating the idiot Malcolm Moore about the earthquake, has established that in 2080, to make an honest living chatting with your husband and then billing him for the pleasure? Theamongst other things: tendency, over history, is for advanced societies to monetize more and more dimensions of ev- ● There was a vogue for bubble-shaped bow-fronted windows. eryday life. We must look, from the perspective of the future, barbaric for excluding so much ● The colours mustard and magenta were taboo for everything except horizontally of our so-called personal lives from commercialisation. All the evidence suggests that bringing striped configurations. things into the money system makes them answer more closely to our needs, makes them more ● Toothpaste tubes tended to feature sans serif typefaces, in the case that romanji was efficient and more equitably regulable. The hidden hand of rational self-interest makes it so. used. Some Fabian flicks an ink-soaked pellet of scrunched paper at the back of Singleton’s ● Ladies were leaning towards a seasonal interest in kimonos with padded shoulders, head. Ink begins to drip slowly down the curved pink surface like a bead of black blood. 247
  39. 39. THe Words ping ponG review ping ponG review: magically frost when you’re getting undressed, and weird polit-propaganda and other randomstrawberry imagery flicker over unevenly scattered monitors. The staff is so polite and precise with such immaculate complexions that you want to touch them and see whether it’s genuine. I’m sureFrizz Forever they speak exclusively in haikus. Sayonara, E On Tue, 8 Mar 2011 19:10:33 -0500, Adriano Sack wrote:An e-mail conversation about John Galliano, Victoria Hello Eva,Beckham, Grace coddington, the animosity to lace vs. Sounds enchanting, but you’re touching a very sensitive point in my CV, cause I’ve nev-the fear of silk, and the blessings of a repressed sexuality. er been to Japan. My little stopover was comme-il-faut: I saw Grace Coddington’s mane at Café Flore, almost bought tie-dyed Dries van Noten jeans, and discussed John Galliano. These are the by eva Munz / username: evvaa from new York theories: 1. A person who has undergone too much plastic surgery and Botox suffers from emo- and Adriano sack / username: adriano from Berlin tional congestion or a light form of Tourette’s syndrome. Since the face ceases to express any emotion, victims of this disorder are prone to outbursts. 2. He was burnt out, sales were poor,On Tue, Mar 3, 2011 at 02:50 Eva Munz wrote: Haider Ackermann will replace him. 3. The whole thing at La Perle was staged. Bernard Ar- Dear Adriano, nault, the CEO of LVMH, hired the tourists who filmed Galliano’s rants. What’s your take on it? You have no idea how jealous I am that you’re going to Paris tomorrow. The shows! Seeing him sitting alone in a bar, getting drunk, losing it, while filmed by giggling by-Spring! Unpasteurized cheese! Walking a catwalk in front of strangers would give me a heart standers made me sad. I’m not a huge fan of his work, but I admire the pureness of his visionattack, though. Nevertheless, I had a total fashion epiphany during New York Fashion Week. and his willingness to make a fool of himself – aesthetically. A spread in Libération showed aCathy Horyn said that this was one of the lamer ones (of course she relayed her verdict more series of his aftershow appearances (the bullfighter, the astronaut, etc.). I prefer that to the fauxsubtly than that). I was totally into the experience. The 3D tangibility of a show, the bad breath modesty of most of his colleagues who only wave shyly in their understated outfits.of fellow journalists as they gasp at a particularly smart seam dancing in the spotlights around an On my flight to New York, I watched the unwatchable King’s Speech and read the sur-alabaster thigh is something unparalleled. Grace Coddington’s fabulous strawberry frizz whis- prisingly fun new issue of Pop. “I get a massive buzz out of being completely plugged into thepering in the front row at Calvin Klein was definitely worth braving every humiliation I experi- world,” is one of Sir Elton John’s declarations, which I found to be self-indulgent and charm-enced on the sidelines (don’t ask!). I can’t wait to hear about your adventures with Bless and his ing. And since I saw him wearing the Prada banana scarf, I keep loitering around their store onHighness Dries van Noten. By the way, I know I may be annoying you with my obsession with Prince Street. Should I get it? Yours, AdrianoColonel Qaddafi, but I found one of his famously extravagant outfits that was most certainly On Mar 9, 2011, at 11:24 AM, Eva Munz wrote:inspired by the Belgian designer. Will send you pictures! Lots of love, E Bonjour Adriano,On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 06:00:29 +0100, Adriano Sack wrote: Galliano – the lone pirate. I believe both the Tourette’s syndrome theory and the planted Right now the magical journey into the heart of glamour means sitting in a Berlin cab at tourist version you offered. I also don’t really care. I think his personal style was as appalling as5.55 AM with eurotechno blasting, hoping not to miss my plane. I’m preparing for my interview the designs he did, soiling the good name of Christian Dior. And I find the idea of the sensitive,with Dries. First question: I bought last seasons fabulous army shirt one size too small because lonely, misunderstood, introvert designer such a boring cliché. Is the fall of Galliano going to bethe right size was sold out. Now I feel like a German wurst every time I wear it, beginners mis- this year’s Alexander McQueen, the tragic fashion moment of the year? Really? Yikes!take or real dedication? Love. A While the people on the streets and information superhighways of the Middle East sin- gle-handedly perform regime changes at a scale and speed Condi Rice could only have dreamtOn Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Eva Munz wrote: about, I find it surprising that an alcoholic designer making anti-Semitic remarks causes the Dear Adriano, whole world to gasp. The magical journey into the heart of glamour today means sitting in the office with a I really wonder what it must be like to live in Israel right now – how the new Arab worldsledgehammer pounding outside. One thing is clear: it’s spring. And this season does it’s job appears from inside that little country. It must be a feeling of lightheadedness, fear, wooziness,even without cherry blossoms scenting the New York air. Still, I wish I were in Tokyo right sleepless nights, light nausea, and surreal anticipation. A little bit like being in love. (wink)now. I could walk through Yoyogi Koen Park to the Meji Shrine, make an offering, and wish I think the banana-scarf is an absolute must-have! It will give your outfit a sexy Jose-for the gods to decide on matters of the heart. Afterwards, I would walk down Omotesando and phine Baker spin without having to show too much skin.spend the afternoon in Rem Koolhaas’ Prada flagship store, where the glass dressing room doors Adieu, E 253
  40. 40. Back stage* Outfits and moments from the Fall/Winter 2011 shows. A styleinventory by Australian photographer SOnny VAndeVelde. Photos, looks, collections, models, and attitudes reviewed by some in-the-know users of ilikemystyle.net . *This section looks behind the scenes – where life and style really take off. 257

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