Karaoke With Pop's Next Big Star: Rina Sawayama, words by Erica Russell, "Since making her debut with "Sleeping in Waking," a dreamy R&B; ballad posted to SoundCloud in 2013, the Niigata-born, London-raised singer-songwriter and model has become somewhat of a darling on the music blogs. Various publications have dubbed her "the future of pop," likely for her ability to capture the anxieties of the digital age and package them in nostalgic, yet forward-facing pop melodies." Check out the rest of the article on Paper Magazine's website.
Editorial featured on Yoko Magazine, staring Liz Harlan. This editorial was inspired by Eyes Wide Shut meets a dreamy prom night. Styling by Sam Bates. Makeup my Faye Lauren, Hair by Mirna Jose. Other Models are Jackie Alberts and Jeffery Scott. So excited to publish this shoot. Check it out on Yoko's website Here.
Froom Moose Knuckle, "As soon as the snow thawed, we hit Liquor Lab, smack dab in SoHo NYC, to get schooled on specialty sips. The space is essentially a classroom full of alcohol, bar gadgets, and fresh ingredients where up to 50 participants get hands on experience shaking and stirring it up.
We caught up with Canadian cutie Freddie, aka Liquor Lab’s ‘Chief Cocktail Officer’ for custom cocktails and the scoop. The project started in Chicago and made it’s way to NYC just before the New Year but is already garnering attention and great stories.
"After an event during one of Liquor Lab's first weeks open, we received a call from someone who had attended one of our classes. She asked if we'd found her missing item. We asked what it was, as we didn’t see that anything had been left behind. She mumbled a reply, though we couldn’t quite make out what she was saying. We asked again, and got the same response. We then asked her to spell it: T - O - O - T – H. She'd somehow lost her tooth at the event and didn't notice for few hours. That was a first!"
While we hope we don’t get that drunk, we can’t promise anything."
Check out the Post Here
"New York, New York – Glassbook Media’s premier NYFW event turned out a huge, fashion-forward crowd on the evening of February 14th, coming together to celebrate diversity and inclusivity within the fashion industry. Produced in association with fashion designer Ashton Michael, spirits brand and social justice organization Zirkova One+Together, Modern Vice Shoes by Jordan Adoni, and model and talent management Zandwagon, the event attracted fashion industry elite and notable guests – including AUTHOR Editor Oona Chanel, Olympic Champion Athlete Chelsea Werner, and Actress Malgosia Garnys – who joined Glassbook Media’s Creative Director Jaz Glassfor the celebrations. "
Check out all the Photos HERE.
New Feature out in Phosphenes Music Issue #4!! Featuring The Quin Cat! This was such a fun shoot! Styled by Sam Bates, Makeup by Duchess Natalia and Hair by J. Evanie Frausto. It's only in print so you're gonna have to find it IRL but here's a quick excerpt from the interview:
"'I finally understood everything my spirit was trying to tell me all along. It was like, ‘Hey, guess what? You have a job to do, so might wanna get over the fears you got.’” Since then, Quiñ has dropped an album (Galactica), an EP (DREAMGIRL), and sprinkled singles along the way that shed light on her most personal discoveries." Stay tuned for more shoots!
The next time you’re stuck in Midtown Manhattan and need a drink (because you’re stuck in Midtown..) sneak on over to Middle Branch.
This unmarked watering hole, one of the only craft cocktail bars in Murray Hill, just celebrated 5 years in the business and already has an impressive history. The late founder, Sasha Petraske, is credited for single-handedly launching the craft cocktail revolution. In 1999, New Yorkers were drinking apple martinis, cosmopolitans and Long Island iced teas. Channeling his love for the elegance and culture of the pre-Prohibition era, Petraske opened one of the first modern speakeasies called Milk & Honey. He later opened the sister bars Little Branch, Middle Branch, and Dutch Kills in NYC as well as the Everleigh in Melbourne, Milk & Honey Soho in London, and The Varnish in LA.
Today, Middle Branch is one of the most popular bars for a first date, namely through Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge. And bartenders have no shortage of tales of people getting stood up, the blossoming of new romances (first dates that become regulars), and couples who have come in just to swap partners and go home with dates from a table next to them.
We caught up with Dan Q. Dao for the scoop and a drink. Originally from Houston, Texas, this cutie has lived in NYC for 7 years and pays his rent as a spirits, travel, and culture writer. Currently he is the Deputy Digital Editor at SAVEUR Magazine and moonlights at Middle Branch as a bartender and consultant.
Because we trust Dan's taste so much, we’ve teamed up to present SAVEUR-approved spots so you can drink in style across the globe. More suggestions coming soon.
A hop, skip, jump, kick and push (shout out to dem skater boys) away from the city is our hideout dive bar. Tucked in Bushwick, Brooklyn is 101 Wilson. It’s friendly, cheap, and rowdy in the best way possible; one of those places where regulars become friends, groups of friends become super groups, and everyone gets drunk.
On weekends the bar overflows to the sidewalk, and the recklessness is written on the walls, literally. Everyone has left their mark and continues to add to the increasingly graffitied wall. Televisions play through scenes of skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing, while local DJs spin a mix of reggae or hiphop, drawing an obvious type to the establishment.
We caught up with bartending babe Madison as she set up shop for another day at the punk ass watering hole. After sprucing the place up, she got right down to business popping open brews and cooking up hotdogs.
Our drink of choice, aka "cocktail” for the people, is a Bud heavy and shot of whiskey. Did you expect anything else here?
Adress : 101 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA Check out Moose Knuckle Here
Coco Robert is the type of influencer who sounds good and looks good doing it. At barely 25 the young spin doctor has already traveled the world twice over, amassing a steady fan base and a armful of heavy hitting celeb friends. Her nickname, “hottest DJ at Fashion Week,” isn’t something she just happened upon.
With the world as her musical oyster, and her talent securing gigs like Electric Daisy, Governor’s Ball, MTV VMA’s party and a set during Post Malone’s tour, Coco is not stopping the music anytime soon. We get a chance to hang with NY’s latest musical muse on how she kept the party going on and off stage.
Check out my photos and the whole interview Here.
A Spring collection inspired by debauchery, pinup girls and working-class uniforms seems out of place in the penthouse of the plaza hotel, but here we are. After all, there is a bathtub full of Champagne. Eric Schlosberg describes the heroine of his Spring ’18 collection as, “the slutty girl at the bar who, after she seduces you, steals your wallet”. That is until he elaborates.
This season is inspired by everyone’s favorite Baywatch babe, Pamela Anderson. Reinterpreting some of her most iconic looks, seeking to capture a wet hot American summer road tripping across the desert. One of the stand out’s is a reference to her 1999 VMA’s look. Both the fluffy “pimp hat” and the corset made an appearance.
Eric made a point of saying that he chose materials that appear to constrict but are actually very soft. The wife-beater gown is a perfect example. Eric sites Christina Ricci’s cropped biker tee and white panties in Black Snake Moan as inspiration for his key look.
And for the first time, Eric provides Tommy, Pam’s then-boyfriend with a wardrobe as well. His first foray into menswear is very well received. His male model prances around the penthouse suite in looks including an embellished scarf halter top and flared long-johns. Eric’s combination of high-low is the taste of sin we will all be looking for this spring.
There is a party
Everyone is there
Everyone will take a selfie
At exactly the same time...
The photos are a mashup of the early 2000’s and Gen-Z. The last kids born in the 20th Century (1999) are turning 18 this year. Many, have had an internet presence that span’s their entire life. Styling by Sam Bates. Makeup and hair by Clara Rae. Modeling by Chloe Pultar. Check it out on Toksick Magazine
I saw an incredible 1985 interview where Grace Jones shut-down an interviewer for questioning her sexuality and orientation. Her response was very powerful and from the heart. She felt that people should act the way they feel and labeling yourself is not necessary. Just because she was masculine didn't mean she was either a lesbian or Bisexual.
The interviewer said that was "quite shocking." I agree with Grace, she is the inspiration for this new editorial out in the new LADYGUNN print issue. Act the way you feel, no matter what other people say.