Category Archives: Icons

The History Behind Pharrell Williams’ GRAMMYs Hat

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During Sunday night’s 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards mayhem, Pharrell Williams choice of headwear stood out as a trending topic on social media platforms, Twitter nearly exploded!! It turns out, however, that the hat has an intricate design story that dates back to some of the most noted moments in hip-hop, as well as the fashion it fuelled. The hat’s bold silhouette can be traced back to Vivienne Westwood‘s design from the 1980s, when it first appeared in Malcom McLaren’s “Buffalo Girls” music video. Dubbed anything from the “Buffalo Hat,” to the “Mountain Hat” or “Jelly Mould Hat” by Westwood herself, Pharrell admits that it would have been “real stylin’” if he had an original piece from ’80s. Head here to read more on the hat’s provenance.

The Complete Kate Moss Playboy 60th Anniversary Editorial by Mert & Marcus

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Following the teaser and a first sneak peek at the cover and some shots, we are now able to show the entire Kate Moss editorial for Playboy‘s 60th anniversary issue. Snapped by renowned photographer duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, the British supermodel looks more than stunning in the iconic bunny suit, though we can hardly wait to see her finally get rid of it for good and reveal more of her amazing beauty. Enjoy.

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Rolling Stones x Skull Vodka 50th Anniversary Gift Set

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You best believe there was a bit of boozin’ going on backstage at some of the world’s biggest rock shows. In honor of that partying spirit, Crystal Head Vodka has teamed up with the Rolling Stones to release this 50th Anniversary Gift Set. Included is a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka (feel free to mix it with orange to get your Keith Richards on), a handcrafted display case, a 2-disc live compilation CD that will take you through the five decades of Stones awesomeness, and a crystal decanter top engraved with the tongue and lip logo. So put on the CD, break out and few glasses, and get some groupies on the horn to start your own party.

Rihanna x Terry Richardson x Rolling Stone

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Readers will know I love a Terry Richardson photoshoot and this is up there. Terry (first name terms) shot Rihanna for her recent cover of Rolling Stone. With a corresponding editorial entitled “Crazy in Love,” the internet is sure to be set ablaze not only by the images that showcase her bronzed packaging, but surely the ensuing story that should reveal insights into her mind, process and of course…love life.

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Hip Hop Playing Cards

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When the playing cards come out its either a wax coated all singing all dancing pack I acquired from a casino in Vegas or my mate brings out the dog eared set showcasing 70′s Nanna’s & Grandad’s having sexy time (you know who you are)…..Not any more!!! These Hip Hop Playing Cards are all awesome. Each card in the deck features a hip hop icon drawn by Sayori Wada ready for you to bust out on your next straight or royal flush. Just avoid the temptation to break out some lyrics when you lay one of them down.

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Ideas from Massimo Osti Book

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Ideas from Massimo Osti is the first monograph dedicated to Massimo Osti, Bolognese fashion designer, famous for bringing the world Stone Island, C.P. Company, Boneville and Left Hand to name a few. The 415-page large format monograph book displays more than 1000 images and photography covering Massimo Osti’s more important garments and accessories – including notes and sketches on dyeing, fabrics samples and more. Sir Paul Smith and Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief at Vogue Italia are just two of the famous names interviewed for the book. Official launches September 5 at the Parsons School of Fashion Fall Conversation Series.

Published by Damiani in limited edition printing of 150 as well as normal edition. Available from Amazon.

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TIME Magazine All-time 100 Fashion Icons

TIME Magazine’s Style & Design has chosen the 100 most influential icons in the world of fashion and style. The list dates back to 1923 — to the birth of TIME, and to the foundations of modern fashion. Names on the list are categorically filtered into various aspects of the industry; separating designers and their brands, models, muses, photographers, fashion periodical editors, and stylists. You can check out the full list of Icons here, click a name and read on to find out why they were selected for this ‘unique’ feature. You, like me could make another list of 100 of who they have missed!!!