Moncler released their Moncler Genius Palm Angels range yesterday with a string of events around the globe. From LA, New York, London, and Tokyo the drop of the collection was celebrated with special pop-ups under the banner of House of Genius, where the whole Genius range up until now was made available for purchase. The Palm Angels collection acted as a merch for the museum of contemporary creativity that is Moncler Genius.
Planet #NewYorkFashionWeek is here, and so are all the afterparties in its orbit. Proper guides to New York Fashion Week afterparties are hard to come by, a combination of how wild the week is and airtight industry exclusivity. One strategy is to follow the flow of stylish crowds in Tribeca (no promises, also kinda weird). We here at nss decided to do you a solid and do some of the legwork for you.
Bronx born-and-raised artist Annie Legnini’s textured portraits capture the energy, motion, and flow of her subjects in a personal way that transcends traditional portraiture — or a sound bite on the nightly news. With her project “Bronx Faces,” Legnini has conversations with Bronx residents and creates their likeness using recycled materials, like cardboard, wire, foil, beads, and Pokemon cards, to name a few. While the portraits are uncanny, her focus is always on capturing the lived stories of the Bronx through residents’ own eyes, and with their own voices.
This time around, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Joshua Byron, the Brooklyn-based columnist, writer and filmmaker and all-around brilliant, benevolent creative spirit whose recent book release party for NB Carrie Bradshaw (read it here via Epigraph Mag!) at Babycastles solidified my love for them and their work.
I had the honor of chatting with poet/photographer/California-based-force-of-nature Ingrid Calderon over Skype in late October. If I could reframe the circumstances of our conversation, like people in the early 2000s did to gloss over the embarrassment of their chatroom meet-cutes–it would be a chance encounter at a grassy park with a single sprawling tree and absolutely no one else there.
The boom of Creative Writing Twitter is a natural extension of how we communicate today: quickly, constantly, concisely, urgently. But short doesn’t mean simple: following the ethos of writing (or subverting) formal verse poetry, the restraints of Twitter often produce the most creative content. Among them are many creative writing-oriented twitterbots.
When I think of the tech-driven, shape-shifting evolution of modern poetry/publishing, I think of glo worm press. The way that glo worm acts as a platform for queer writers’ voices is comprehensive, providing a platform with a form that suits many dimensions of expression, untethered from the rules of traditional literary magazines and publishing houses.
Interview with Firooz Zaheedi, Elizabeth Taylor's personal photographer and lifelong friend, about his new photo book My Elizabeth.
Book Review: 'Abstract Pictures' Wolfgang Tillmans ...
Photographer Sandro Miller translated this common post-viewing - Being John Malkovich thought experiment into a 17-year project, which has culminated into a volume of stunning portraits.
As a lover and casual blogger of books, I’ve come across many strangely wonderful bookplaces, both online and IRL. None, though, were quite as unexpected as the lil literary hamlet I found last weekend in the Museum of Sex’s new bar/lounge, Play.
Paulette Tavormina’s photographs - beautifully collected and displayed in the volume Seizing Beauty - have the ability swallow you whole. They embrace the viewer in a dark, lush sense of nostalgia that is dually intimate and larger than life.