Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Mitzi Martin / One Woman 100 Faces


A career that spans over 25 years, model Mitzi Martin has travelled the globe and has graced the covers of the world’s most notable fashion magazines. Martin of recent, is the subject of makeup artist Francesca Tolot and photographer Alberto Tolot’s new book; “One Woman 100 Faces” serving as a document to Martin’s career and accomplishments. A natural beauty, Martin has been a muse and subject  for both Francesca and Alberto for many years. “Personally I feel like Francesca and Alberto taught me how to model,” reflects Martin. Traveling the globe working runways, television, and print has always come naturally to the organic beauty with unusually light eyes and alabaster skin. Martin has graced the covers of such magazines as Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar, and campaigns for the likes of Christian Dior, and L’Oreal, and this book is a wonderful compliment to Martin’s illustrious career.

To get a copy, visit:

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Tuesday, 01 October 2013

Gloria Noto launches Set Daze

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Working on some of today’s most photographed faces; Christina Hendricks, Selena Gomez, Amber Heard, Milla Jovovich, Sky Ferreira, and Lykke Li, makes Gloria Noto one of today’s most sought after makeup artists to work with. 


With the launch of her new beauty website Set Daze, Noto’s diverse set experiences have been translated into an everyday approach with an edge. I want viewers to feel like they can be a part of what goes on behind the scenes, have it be accessible and relatable. I want viewers to see the more human side behind the fantasy of what we do as well as spot light others in the industry and collaborate on projects together.”

A preview: Variations of Gloria Noto’s work and expertise will be shown through “play daze”. With ‘touch ups”, one should expect beautiful and inspiring women from all walks of life touching up their makeup allowing readers to peak at what beauty products they use, and what beauty means to them. Lastly, new products will be reviewed and critiqued with “the review”.

These are just some of the expectations most will get to experience, to see more for yourself, visit

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Friday, 09 August 2013

USL by Uslu Airlines - Sophie Trem


Dear Diane, Dear Shaded viewers,


Cool german Uslu Airline is launching a new line called USL, a good excuse to invite friends from all over the world to show their vision of USL by Usly Airlines. Here is a little sneak peek of this arty coolab!

You Can find  USL by Uslu Airlines @ Colette // &Otherstories

Take care,




USL by Gabriel Eid


USL by Andrea Crews


USL by Jina Khayyer


USL by Happy Shop


USL by Christina Kruse

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013


As someone who has been fan, proponent and originator of independent publishing in the past (The Key, STOP & CSNA) I'm very excited to announce the launch of my on-line & limited print edition art & literary journal VACCINE. VACCINE will feature a varied assortment of photography, multi-media art & collage, graffiti, short stories & broken werd. The extremely talented & visionary art director Frank Gargiulo will be in charge of the design and visual presentation. The early roster of contributors is nothing short of stellar, including Scooter LaForge, Dietmar Busse, Gazelle Paulo, Bubi Canal, Joel Handorff, HOMO-RIOT, Walt Cassidy, Paul Wirhun, Ethan Shoshan, Honey McMoney, Brett Lindell, Benjamin Fredrickson, Nicholas Gorham, Jonathan Daniel Federico, Chick Byrne, Marne Lucas, Richard Schemmer, Allen Todd Yaeger, Derek Dewitt, Natasha Gornik, Max Steele, Maria Pineres, Bj Dini, Muffinhead, Lee Baxter, Dick Mitchell, Ben Copperwheat, Clint Catalyst, Jeff Silverman, Simon Crawford, Shain Kish, Michael Alago & more to come. I am currently accepting submissions for the first edition which will debut in December 2013 at
No censors. No limits. Ain't no stopping us now. As always, come correct or don't come at all.
Original VACCINE Logo by Mike Lohr @


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Monday, 17 June 2013



Oh Gosh!
Crystal Crowns and non-uptight white kitties -
C-Heads Magazine exposes cultural mash-up's with a view on pushing
new and emerging fashion photographers online. C-Heads is based out of Vienna and Berlin.
Currently featuring Brianna Falcone by Nicole Anne Robbins.
Hair and Make-up by Katelyn Galloway. Wardrobe by Angel Johnson
Peek C-Heads
Love Chocolatecake

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

LES BAINS DE MANON made in Provence by Sophie Trem



Dear Diane, Dear Shaded viewers,


Thanks to the magic of social network ( twitter just to name it), i have discovered recently a brand new natural cosmetic made in france, in Provence exactely.
Beatrice de Saint Paul has dedicated this line of skin care to the art of bath : and this is just pure marvel!

They care about nature so they respect it, all the products are FREE of parabens, silicone, GMO, mineral oils  and are not tested on animals. Most brands should take this direction.


All the ingredients are taken from the best nature could give with the most benefic virtues for skin care : seed grape oil, organic musk oil, orange blossom water, organic hamamelis flora, argan oils...

Having tried some of the products i can tell the scents  became obsessionnel, and of course it's totally MADE IN FRANCE.

Take care, and take time !


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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Cheveux Chéris at The Musée du Quai Branly - by Aisling Connell



Last night marked the opening of the much anticipated hair exhibition in the Musée du Quai Branly. Guests were invited along to enjoy the exhibit and a drinks reception afterwards.

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The exhibition is presented thematically rather than chronologically, with each section addressing a different aspect of the human relationship with hair. Hair as a way of communicating gender identity shows us women who had their head's forcibly shaved in the aftermath of World War II as a "desexualising" punishing measure. While stereotyping hair colour tells us about the origins of the dumb blonde cliché.



 The variety of media used throughout the exhibition keeps us interested, video projections sit alongside marble sculptures.



Close up detail of one of the many hair accessories on display at the museum.



The section dedicated to shrunken heads is both fascinating and disturbing. It's amazing how hair can survive for thousands of years.



Charlie Le Mindu was a special guest at the opening, I spoke to him briefly about the exhibition.

"What is great about this exhibition is that it shows the whole story about hair. It's not only about the beauty of it or how people feel about hair, but what they use it for. The way hair is used to communicate with people is really interesting."



Arlette Couturier, a guest at the opening who kindly allowed me to take a photograph of her striking hairstyle.


The exhibition is open until July 2013.




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Sunday, 01 July 2012



Alot of young designers reference the late 80's/early 90's Hollywood Metal scene, but no-one has really delved into the lives of the kids who populated it. That is until now. This is going to be THE must read book for Summer 2012. Written by my very correct friend Mandana Towhidy, it perfectly captures the essence of one of my all time favorite scenes in a very modern and not at all retro way. Here's the teaser -

ARCADIA —- a Metal novel by Mandana Towhidy
(perfect bound/paperback, 214 pages)

Populated by rockers, Deadheads, misfits, skinheads, Goths, surfers, preppies, cheerleaders, and jocks, ARCADIA by Mandana Towhidy is a Fast Times at Ridgemont High for the Metal years.  It's an honest story of Ronnie and her friends (Ezze, Tess, Ash, and Syd), teen girls in the heart of the Hollywood Metal scene during the late 80s/early 90s, ruling it in their own way, with or without the boys, and having the time of their lives: scrounging dimes for burritos, ducking the hallway narcs, getting stoned in the parking lot, and hitching rides to the next party to get wasted, all before noon on a school day. And in the world of Hollywood where more is all you need, Ronnie discovers happiness in Metal and friends and learning to see through the games and the "perfect-ness" of it all. Long Hair Rocks...Again!

the book release date is JULY 8TH, 2012



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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New video from Larry Tee: "Charlie!" featuring hair by Charlie Le Mindu

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Friday, 22 June 2012


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