ART/LIFESTYLE

WORDS #6

I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvellous that only the marvellous has power over me. Anything I cannot transform into something marvellous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.

– Anaïs Nin

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ART/LIFESTYLE, PEOPLE

TIGHT FIT: PHOEBE PHILO

Philo for Vogue, 2013

Phoebe Philo may not be a household name to the general public, but if you are interested in fashion, chances are you are familiar with this reserved and revered power woman who is the current creative director for French fashion house, Céline.

Phoebe is widely adored and respected within fashion circles for a number of reasons – Perhaps most prominent is her personal style and the quiet confidence she exudes through the way she dresses – She is often seen in well-tailored trousers, low cut Stan Smith sneakers, a good quality, plain t-shirt or button up, topped off with a slightly oversized blazer or beautiful wool coat. Her personal taste has a very obvious influence on the clothing she has designed for Céline – Her collections thus far have been largely uncomplicated, with clean lines, classic silhouettes, and a subtle, masculine influence.

Céline, Paris Fashion Week – Spring 2013

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ART/LIFESTYLE, PEOPLE

INTRODUCING: CLÉMENT PASCAL


27 year old Clément Pascal, born in Paris and now residing in New York City, is not just another man with a camera – He is a man with an eye; A style and artistic signature. He has an astounding gift for capturing calm, warmth, and serenity. In a city like NYC; full to the brim with talented aspiring photographers, what has helped him stand out? Why did Complex Magazine list him as a Young Photographer to Watch? What is it about his work that holds the interest of Fashion, Music, and Journalistic heavy-weights like ACNE Studios, Alexander Wang, Urban Outfitters, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Acclaim Magazine, The New York Times? If we are being honest with ourselves, in 2014 artistic talent and high work output often aren’t enough to propel you into the big leagues, especially big leagues such as these – So what else is it? In a sense, I believe this certain “x-factor”, or “je ne sais quoi” is something that can’t be articulated. Something you just know when you see, particularly in a photographer. More than just talent, you have to bring a fresh view. Your perspective and the way you portray people, products, buildings, landscapes – whatever it is – has to help sell an idea, or communicate some kind of message.

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