Five reasons why Valley Girl remains one of the best teen films ever
May 10, 2018
As we anticipate the eventual remake, we take stock of why the original Valley Girl remains a cult classic.
Alexander Newley on what it was like to grow up as Joan Collins’s son
December 1, 2017
The renowned painter and estranged son of Collins and the late Anthony Newley has unearthed his idiosyncratic, and sometimes problematic upbringing by two legendary parents in a new memoir.
Greta Bellamacina’s Modern Poetry
December 29, 2014
“As a child, I spent a lot of time thinking about the ground, the sky, the sound of a voice or the way we make eye contact. I always felt an unsettling pressure to capture the meanings of those things,” muses poet Greta Bellamacina.
Roksanda Ilincic Sets Up Shop in London
June 11, 2014
Roksanda Ilincic has reached a seminal moment in her fashion design trajectory: the opening of her first flagship store in a Grade listed townhouse on Mount Street, Mayfair, one of London’s most sort after luxury addresses.
Matthew Williamson 2.0
September 13, 2013
Since his entrée onto the fashion landscape back in ’97, Matthew Williamson has shown he’s an instinctive player, eschewing the grunge aesthetic of the era for a mark-making “Electric Angels” collection of kaleidoscope color, embellishment, and unabashedly pretty dresses. After 16 years, these features are still essential Williamson.
Miles Aldridge Keeps Building the Mystery
July 10, 2013
Having arrived at a 15-year sweet spot in his fashion photography career, Miles Aldridge is continuing to do what he likes to do; eschewing pretty images of pretty women in pretty situations. Through the lens, he constructs a graphic, deep dream world, wholly focused on his fascination with the “mystery” of women; a discontent and bewilderment that belies their seemingly perfect universes.
Alexander James’ Think Tanks
April 25, 2013
Alexander James’ meticulously controlled photographs achieve a balance between voyeurism and intimacy, by way of his underwater-oriented technique. Housed in his studio are big black tanks filled with highly purified water, in which James constructs ephemeral sculptural installations, finishing by photographing the scene.
March 27, 2013
Until recently, British actress Sophie Turner had two distinct lives: one as a high school student in her hometown of Warwick, in central England; and another as an up-and-coming Medieval-fantasy heroine.
Exclusive Video Premiere: ‘La Sombra’
March 26, 2013
Legendary photo agent Maconochie still works with Helmut Newton’s estate and represents Horst, Michael Roberts, Mike Figgis, and Newton’s wife, Alice Springs. But this season, she’s segueing into a second career act, as a knitwear designer—with an unusual strategy.
Gary Card and Lula
February 4, 2013
“She’s this fictive heiress, probably of Italian dynasty, poised as she develops in style and personality from her young, sexy years into an older, austere woman,” says talented London-based multi-disciplinary artist Gary Card, of the kooky character in his vivid illustration series, “Evolution of Lula” [through Feb. 11, by appointment].
East of Mayfair Takes Fashion Illustration Forward
December 3, 2012
“Art collecting doesn’t need to be complicated, pretentious or expensive,” says Londoner Janina Joffe, of her recently launched online fashion illustration and art platform, East of Mayfair.
Justin de Villeneuve Is More Than Black and White
May 21, 2012
Justin de Villeneuve’s photography career might very well be defined in the mid Sixties, when training as a hairdresser under Vidal Sassoon in Mayfair, he had a chance encounter with the teenager, Twiggy.
What’s in a Face, Asks Mark Abrahams
November 11, 2011
“Everything I’ve learned about life and places, I’ve learned through photography,” muses photographer Mark Abraham, whose impressive lineup of fashion and celebrity portraits is recorded in a new self-titled volume (Damiani).
Christian Blanken Rises to the Occasion
October 18, 2011
Timeless classics don’t get much more contemporary than under the eye of young British design talent Christian Blanken.