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Friday, 22 June 2012

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A rockabilly bash in New York to celebrate the launch of JS Sloane Co. Bespoke gentlemen's grooming products. By Glenn Belverio. Photos by Santiago Studio

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Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night after we toasted Isaac Mizrahi and his designer condom line for Proper Attire, I followed Carole Pope to a rockabilly hair-product launch--a new product line called JS Sloane Co. founded by Smutty Smiff and Joann Kuno. The party was wall-to-wall rockabilly realness, '40s gangster style, hep cats and old-school New York club crawlers. I forgot my camera, but luckily my friend Santiago captured most of it.

For more info on the product line, the website has just launched:

http://www.jssloane.com/index.html

"Joann and Smutty wanted to bring back the sensibility of grooming-as-ritual and the notion that being well-groomed was a prerequisite to social interaction. They took on one of hair styling’s oldest and most revered products: brilliantine. Also known as pomade, or more commonly hair grease, this scented hair oil seemed as frozen in time as big studio publicity stills. Their goal was to create a modern-day version of the classic gentlemen’s brilliantine with all the benefits, none of the
drawbacks, and more than a little masculine elegance."

Later,

Glenn Belverio

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Me, Chris (who brought a smidgeon of Bat Cave vibe to the party) and Carole Pope

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF CINDY SHERMAN AT MOMA

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MoMa presents 35 year retrospective of Cindy Sherman work running Feb 26TH -June 11TH 2012. You can see the exhibition site MoMa has created here. If you are in NYC check out the show. Looks great.

 

 

 

 

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- GRIFFIN

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Sunday, 05 February 2012

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Featuring: Ali Mahdavi, Lena Viddo, Vladimir Fedotko, Toby Sedgwick, Nile Rodgers,

Richard Oszust, Pedro Matos, Jorge Serio, Erez Sabag.

 

Art Editor/Art Director: Marcus Leatherdale

Fashion Editor: Jorge Serio

Photo Editor; Pedro Matos

Graphic Editor: Mario Correia

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

TOMIHIRO KONO AND SAYAKA MARUYAMA NEW BEAUTY FILM "MNEMOSYNE"

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My two Japanese friends in London hair & head prop artist Tomihiro Kono and filmmaker and photographer Sayaka Maruyama, have just completed their latest film, MNEMOSYNE.

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Tomi wrote me an email and had this to say about the film, "I'm so happy to update you that I'm going to launch this new beauty film 'Mnemosyne' which we have been working on for the last 6 months. Showing respect to the beauty of nature, I used flowers as a main motif for this new head prop series. This film is a piece of fantasy and romanticism reflected in the light and shadows. The films we make are a way of expressing our vision which we hope to share with people. Compared to the dark films we made last year, this year we are more into romanticism, escapism, and some kind of mystical feeling (although our eternal theme is the sense of beauty)." 

 

Tomi will have a head prop exhibition at Sister Tokyo in Tokyo on DEC 5-11TH 2011. To see the full lookbook for Tomi's beautiful collection here. And to see Tomi and Sayaka's previous collaborations here.

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- GRIFFIN

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

GALVIN BENJAMIN SALON OPENING, LOS ANGELES

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Last night attended the opening party for my friend Benjamin Mohapi and his partner James Galvin new salon and gallery in Los Angeles GALVIN BENJAMIN. Benjamin is very talented hair stylist who has worked with me on several of my films including ZAN DARA, the film which I directed for the ASVOFF ITALIAN VOGUE commission in 2010.

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"The Galvin Benjamin Salon holds the belief that style is an artistic interpretation of the person and approaches each client uniquely. This approach is based upon finding the art and inherent beauty in everyone and constantly finding new ways to enhance and enrich ones self. Galvin Benjamin represents finding and expressing ones identity to the world in a creative and genuine way."

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You can see more pictures of GALVIN BENJAMIN in their gallery here and check out their blog here.

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SOPHIA, NYE, ALEXANDER, BECKIE LOU BROWN, AND ME

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- GRIFFIN

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Monday, 18 October 2010

INTRODUCING ARIEL BRICKMAN

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NYC based performance artist Ariel Brickman has only been on the scene for a short time, but already her beyonder visual distraction has caused even the most jaded downtown denizens to take notice.I asked her to describe her work in a few sentances.

"Lately, I've been making and occupying a series of abbreviated, hyper-realized domestic scenes, to accomplish things threefold: provide ground for real encounter and exchange between patrons and the artist, to spark discussion about how human beings establish and occupy personal domestic space, and lastly perform an endurance task that functions as a metaphor for the constant work that is being fully present in the home." - WC

Contact her at [email protected]

 

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Sunday, 26 September 2010

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Diamanda Galas
Kalliope Amorphous
Anne Arden Mcdonald
Bruce Soyez Bernard
Marcus Leatherdale
Aleksandar Protic
Pedro Matos / Jorge Sério
Duggie Fields
Rob Hay
www.theOMENmag.com

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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

One Lake, Some Psychedelic Sheep and Lots of Laughter at Latitude. Words by Tamara Cincik, Photographs by Jeremy Fusco.

Last weekend, Jeremy and I took our new van (very excitingly we shall be 'vancationing' this August around England's beauty spots) on it's debut trip up to Suffolk this weekend for Latitude.

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What I loved was the different areas of magic and fairy-dust fantasia to play with: from the cinema area, to the literary tent, from the faraway forest, to Pandora's Playground, from watching A Midsummer's Night Dream in the woods, or catching modern dance troupes performing at the lakeside.  

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Learning with St Martin's Graduates about one student's dissertation on Female Teds Fashion at their woodland school and shed site.

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Extravagant Eye Make-up and Apache Accessories at the Festival  

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Outside The Pantheonic Empire's Pyramid Altar with a few believers.

At this point Latitude took a geniusly psychedelic slantways twister of a path, as i bumped into the lovely Carly, who I knew in her previous incarnation working as design assistant for JJ aka Noki, and who now seems to spend her weekends as the High Priestess of tie-dye designed lycra for the religion of hair and indeed everything called 'The Pantheonic Empire'.

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Tamara about to be converted by gorgeous Goddess Carly 

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Jonny Blue Eyes' Banner Waving Freedom Revolutionaries 

(Hear that Boris: you can take our tents, but you cannot take our freedom!)

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A highlight: The Sonic Manipulator.

Imagine Sun Ra in a space suit with his own disco floor and a bike pump as a musical instrument, lighting up the darkness in a wood and you are part way there!..   

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You NEED to get this Jeremy!  

Why am I not being pulled about it such a glory!?!  Apparently the parents have decorated it to match their camper van and their two girls sit in refined comfort, genius.  Next year...  

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South London Munchkin Band Performing with the Hair Religion Tribe as Backing Tree Hugging Group.

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Mini Stylers and Papa Orange

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Hanging With My Girls.


For fluffy fun-times and side entertainments as alluring as the main acts, come join us next year, when hopefully I will actually get to shake Billy Bragg's hand...

http://www.latitudefestival.co.uk/ 


 


   


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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

SYMBOLS - UMBIGO 8 Jorge Serio / Fashion editor

Mirage Image Productions:www.MIRAGEimageproduction.com
Pedro Matos - Photography
Jorge Serio - Concept/Ad/Makeup/Styling www.jorgeserio.com
Frederica Santos - Assistant

www.umbigomagazine.com


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