Menswear Monday: Josh Beech

Lately I have been getting more inspired by models. While it is something that I could never do or even imagine doing, I respect it as an art form. And because it’s menswear Monday I decided to profile one of the ones on my radar: Josh Beech. A native of South London, the 24 year old is one of the most exposed models out there these days. We all know that I have a weakness for boys with tattoos and he represents that alternative high fashion look that isn’t going anywhere.

That’s it. I’m moving to London to track him down.

check out this interview he did for models.com

to check out some of his awesome acoustic music talent check him out on YouTube as well..

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RIP Corinne Day…

This week the art world lost one of it’s pioneers. Corinne Day has taken some of the most beautiful photos of Kate Moss ever published. Most notably were her photos for “The Face” magazine. It’s when I hear about events like this that make me challenge who I am as a photographer. Whether I would be known and what I would be known for if I died. This renews a sudden urge in me to change things in my life and possibly find who I am as an artist, something I have been struggling with ever since I left college.

Enjoy and remember a talent that will never be forgotten.

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The Look: Proenza Schouler Fall 2010

Fall is most definitely my favorite season. Why I moved to a city that has only spring and summer I will never know. This is party a reason why I am going to Europe for a month this fall. I happen to love my fall wardrobe. Scarves, wraps, capes, and everything else that keeps you hidden.

The boys of Proenza Schouler certainly made clothes that make you want to be seen. I love the graphic prints on the pants and the cropped chunky wool coats with chunky shoe silhouettes. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, the designers have yet again made another season almost impossible to get through without owning several of their pieces. And let’s not even start on the handbags.

credit: style.com

Menswear Monday: Max Evans aka. Jason Behr

When it comes to tv shows I’m a teenage girl at heart. One of my favorite shows that I can watch over and over again is, Roswell. A series about 3 aliens integrated into a high school in of all places, Roswell, NM. They were in the alleged 1947 crash but..I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Enough sci-fi nerding out. The main character is Max Evans, the most bruting and amazingly deep boy that saves everyone’s life. Played by Jason Behr, you just can’t help but swoon…

Max + Liz Forever!

Here is the trailer to get you hooked on this show!

credit: youtube,google images

Fashion Week: Scandinavian Streetstyle.

Here we go! One of my favorite times of the year: Fashion Week! Now, just because I’m not at all these fabulous shows doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy my favorite part: street style.

Copenhagen Fashion Week Streetstyle

Stockholm Streetstyle

Hi. I’m moving to Sweden immediately.

credit:facehunter.blogspot.com, thestreethearts.com, carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle/, thefashionspot.com

Very Mary Kate!

Ok, so a few months ago my friend Cody showed me this amazing video series that parodies Mary-Kate Olsen. Well, you know that I love Mary-Kate Olsen just as much as the next girl and you can tell she does too!

And you know that no Mary-Kate post would be complete without a few recent candids…

credit: verymarykate.com, http://www.olsensobsessive.net, olsensanonymous.blogspot.com

Fashion Grunge It Girl: Sky Ferreira

It’s pretty well know that I have a penchant for “scene” or “hipster” style as it’s referred to now. One of the latest that has caught my eye. She is Portuguese singer and all around fashion icon that has been photographed by the likes of Mark “Cobrasnake” Hunter and about everyone on the party scene..

I happen to love her punk derived style with her bold lipstick that just screams Courtney Love circa 1994…

Here is a feature that NYLON magazine did on her during last fashion week:

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Menswear Monday: Gael Garcia Bernal

It’s no secret that I love Gael Garcia Bernal. I try to see almost every film that he’s in. Another thing that I love about him is his style. In almost every film he has some of the most interesting style. He seems to be a pretty private person when it comes to the media but I’m always inspired by the few photos that pop of him every once and a while…

Swoon…

This is one of the most beautiful trailers and it’s for his movie, The Motorcycle Diaries where he plays a young Che Guevara.

credit: youtube.com and thefashionspot

V Magazine: “Saint Mark’s Place”

Photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Styling: Beat Bolliger

credit: www.vmagazine.com

So for V Magazine’s upcoming New York issue (#67) they decided to shoot Agyness Deyn in one of the best editorials that I’ve seen all year. In keeping with the grunge theme, that seems to be running rampant this season this just fits the bill. Time to head to the goodwill or just pull out those old baggy sweaters, Doc Martens, and dark nail polish because this fall the 90s are here to stay.

Movie Inspiration: Kids.

If you haven’t seen the 1995 Larry Clark film, Kids then go out and rent it immediately. I can’t really tell you too much but lets just say that it is an all too real portrayal of how children seem to be growing up these days. It shows an atmosphere of NYC that only few people can know. Most people don’t think of kids growing up in Manhattan but this truly shows the struggles and temptations that most children face when growing up in a big city.

Chloe Sevingy and Rosario Dawson both got their start in “Kids”. Larry Clark scouted Rosario Dawson from her own front stoop in the Lower East Side. A few other actors such as Leo Fitzpatrick also got notoriety as well.

I happen to love the style in this film the most because this was the age that I grew up in. Babydoll ringer tees and just an overall “Clueless” style mixed with the grungy skate look…

Menswear Monday: Tattoos Pt.2

Ok, so it is a well known fact that I am a sucker for boys with tattoos.Β  As someone who is a huge advocate of tattoos, seeing that I have 6, I always want to know the stories behind them. Here are some more tattoos that inspire me..

Dave Grohl

Devendra Banhart

Richard Jones of Stereophonics

Henry Rollins!!

Johnny Depp

Enjoy!

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Inspiration from Hot Mess in a Walmart Dress…

So, one of my favorite tumblrs is SheBeen and I check it on a regular basis. It redirected me to another awesome site called “Hot Mess in a Walmart Dress” which has the most amazing photos that I’ve seen on a tumblr in a while..Check out this awesome inspiration for the week and see if it inspires you!

oh ps followers: I got an invite to Copenhagen Fashion Week! My first invite! (if only I could find a way to go)

credit: hotmessinawalmartdress tumblr

Menswear Monday: Preview…

So, as some of you might know out there in the world I am a photographer. It’s not something that I particularly like to talk about. However, one of the first and only steps about being an artist is to be confident about your work. Ok, I’m a pretty good photographer. There I said it.

I’m working on a new project that will take about a full year to complete. I don’t want to completely give it away but it’s about a group of my friends. Here is my friend Cody, the first subject that I have shot for this project..Here’s a little sneak peak on what you will be seeing in a few short months…

Hope you enjoy!

To see more of my work check out www.dripbook.com/laurenmelanie