I think it's time for another influencers post and this time I have chosen to write about Mr. Joseph Gorden-Levitt who started his career as a child actor and managed to ttransform himself into one of Hollywood's most stylish actors who is well respected by the indie-film community while making high-profile appearences in big budget blockbuster movies such as "Batman: the Dark Night Rises" or "Inception".
While studying abroad in Paris I took part in JR's "Inside Out" Project with a friend at the Emannuel Perrotin gallery and loved the idea of going into a photobooth, taking exactly one shot of yourself and receiving the finished large scale print right away. By now the entire world has been plastered with JR's work and over the last 5 years the French street artist and photographer has become somewhat of a poster-boy for modern streetart that is both accepted by the masses and serves as a medium for strong political and social messages.
At one point of their obsession every sneakerhead faces the problem of having too many boxes and not enough space. Therefore, most sneaker collectors have at least one wall of different shoe boxes set up in their apartement or house which presents a nice facet of collecting sneakers: the different styles and designs of sneaker boxes. Particularly limited releases often get boxes that enhance the product experience and have thoughtful design elements that go along with the shoe.
The story behind Coco Chanel's rise to fashion stardom has been told many times by directors, writers and fashion critics, but I have always felt like Karl Lagerfeld, her true successor in the fashion world, was the only one who managed to actually capture her character and style.
While summer is coming to an end, we are facing fall season which has always been one of my favorites! We can all start layering clothes again, enjoy the beautiful nature and enjoy hot drinks while strolling through the city. In addition to that, our music habits tend to shift more and more to laidback tunes instead of big party songs that have ruled summer. In light of this change, I have put together a little playlist that alludes to both musical seasons and can therefore help everyone to get into fall mood.
While Hedi Slimane's start at Saint Laurent was somewhat rocky, he seems to have focused back on what has always been a characteristic part of his work: the synergy of fashion an music. After his photographs of rock icons like Marilyn Manson and Courtney Love, he has now shot 3 more iconic musicians. The series is dubbed "Architechts of Rock and Blues" and features Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis as well as B.B. King. Each one of them wears a custom-made Saint Laurent outfit, that Slimane made for their stage performances.
I love the pictures, let's hope a short-documentary is in the making as well.
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In light of Fashion Week Louis Vuitton has put out a new short video to promote the new black grained Lockit Tuarillon Voyage bag. The video follows a mysterious agent who is on his way to the Louis Vuitton fall/winter menswear show and provides some backstage shots of the show. Therefore you can see other colorways of the bag and a short appearance by LV menswear designer Kim Jones. The clean-cut short-film was directed by Raphael Gianelli-Meriano while the music stems from Brooklyn-based producer Mux Mool.