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Book: Cult Appeal

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CULT APPEAL. Tracing down the roots from its humble beginning as the American workwear to its pinnacle as a worldwide phenomenon, author Josh Sims breaks down the components of streetwear in labels like Adidas and X-Large. Encompassing thirty of the most influential streetwear brands from the … [Read more...]

Book: Of Places and Spaces

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OF PLACES AND SPACES. In a YouTube video covering the signing session of his book, rapper Pharrell Williams mentioned that, “I didn’t want to do a book that celebrated me; I wanted to do a book that celebrates my moment and enlightenment.” That is, if not noble, a sign of creative wisdom … [Read more...]

Travel: Alila Ubud and Ubud Readers and Writers Festival

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THE WRITE CALL. Get a chance to see international authors up close and personal this October at Alila Ubud (Desa Melinggih Kelod, Bali; +62 361 975 963; www.alilahotels.com). Participating in the tenth annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival from October 11 to 15, Alila Ubud will host a number … [Read more...]

DVD: On the Road

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YOUNG, WILD AND FREE. Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst Director: Walter Salles Sometimes it’s only when we look far and wide, even crossing across the country, can we find what we desire and who we aspire to be. “On the Road” is based on a … [Read more...]

Book: Punk: Chaos to Couture

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FASHION GOT PUNK'D. Through everything shredded, studded or frayed, the story of punk evolution unfolds. Published by the Metropolitan Museum following one of this year’s most awaited exhibitions with the same title, Punk: Chaos to Couture (Metropolitan Museum of Art) illustrates how … [Read more...]

Book Review: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment.  Alexander McQueen: Savage … [Read more...]