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Muse Study : Wyatt & Fletcher Shears

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The concept of a ‘muse’ I’ve always found to be so intriguing. Last year Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent stumbled upon androgynous twins, Wyatt and Fletcher Shears of the lo-fi, noise rock band, The Garden.

The guys were discovered by a scout while playing a gig in L.A. and the rest is history as they say. Slimane flew them to Paris to open and close the Fall 14 menswear show and to star in the music series of the Saint Laurent campaign. In an interview on Vice, they said they weren’t even sure that it was really the famous French fashion house at all and weren’t going to call them back. When they found it was the real deal they became muses to one of my inspirations both in fashion and in photography.

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“What’s Your Name Again?” by Jay Aparecida Rodriguez for fashiongrunge.com

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This is the second editorial submission from Paris based photographer, Jay Aparecida Rodriguez. Staying true to the raw nature of the grunge styles that we celebrate here on the site, this makes me want to immediately want to dig up my perfectly worn pieces for another spin in the fashion cycle.

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Photography: Jay Aparecida Rodriguez

Model: Juliette Lamet

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“My Little Dreamer” by Jay Aparecida Rodriguez for fashiongrunge.com

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Paris, the city of love and lights is the backdrop for our latest editorial shot for the site by Jay Aparecida Rodriguez. With the warm soft focus of medium format film and polaroids, Jay creates a cozy bedroom atmosphere. Perfect for those of us who just want to hibernate a little bit more.

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Tamara Akcay x fashiongrunge

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Just last month we collaborated on a shoot with Parisian based jewelry designer Tamara Akcay. We couldn’t wait to blend our two worlds together. Her structured and raw designs really lent itself to a dark grunge inspired edge that we put into our shoots. We chose a beach up the coast in Malibu just after dawn. Paired with the the raw beauty of nature and these precious metal pieces, we took our vision to whole new level both in film and print.

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All jewelry & leather pieces by Tamara Akcay

Photography | Lauren Melanie Brown

Styling | Cody McCook

Model | Monique Blanchard @ Q Models

Hair & Makeup | Gabriella Moreno

Production | Jacob Valentin

Photo Assistant | Daria Kobayashi-Ritch

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Menswear Monday: Fashion Week Spring 2014

Simply put I love looking at menswear. Especially when it’s on the runway. For this recap on some of the best shows, I have only decided to include three of them. I’ll probably make a cool pinterest board with all the looks I love. There are quite simply too many. This was one of my favorite fashion week seasons for the boys by far.

Ann Demeulemeester SS 2014 Mens

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From all the stripes, tailored waistcoats, and messy styling I’m fully down with this collection. The baroque style of the jackets with a satin flair still manages to have Demeulemeester’s gothic spirit. There need to be more men walking around on the street like this. Immediately.

Rick Owens SS 14 Mens

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Only Rick Owens could stage a fashion show in the midst of a mosh pit. His show titled “Vicious” was a nod to his youth in LA but more importantly a fun version of something so raw and primal. It’s great to see Rick’s collections each season because they are just so on point. This collection just gives us a little more breathing room and the freedom to mosh, just like our youth.

Paul Smith SS 14 Mens

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What would a spring season be without a little mod cheekiness from Paul Smith. Over the past few weeks I’ve been all into the mod pop culture. Especially the fashion. From the 70s colors to the straight boxy silhouettes, these have just a bit of edge to them.

images via style.com  

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Inspiration: Speak in Code

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I’ve always loved the word ‘decipher’. It sounds like you’re trying to break some type of code with just one word. There is something about the sound  of the word that excites me. Yes, I know it’s weird but I do have favorite words.

Here some inspiration that has me thinking, is there something else they are trying to say? Take a deeper look into second meanings today.

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Interview with Photographer Romain Staros Staropoli

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I love the opportunity to get inside other photographers’ thought process. This week I had the pleasure of asking Parisian photographer Romain Staros Staropoli a few questions. There is something about his images that provoke a “serene intense” reality. Some of my favorite photographs allow you to connect and relate with the subject but also seeing them in a different light.

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Here is a little bit more on Romain,

- Introduce yourself. 

36 yo kid, parisian born, self-made story teller
my projects : www.staros.fr

- What is your favorite thing about photography? 

For someone like me who didn’t study very much because of lack of concentration and a strong will of going outside, photography has been a unique way to escape,  express myself and expose my point of view without words and numbers. 

It taught me to observe life and to love life. It saved my life somehow. 

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Who are your influences? 

People who do and let their creations and creatures expose their process. Whatever they Do.

How would you describe your photography style? 

Intimate

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What’s next for you, do you have any special projects coming up? 

 Making moving pictures : film. Someday… 

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- Do you have any advice for young photographers out there? 

Leave your girlfriend or boyfriend or both, kiss your mom, switch off your phone, take all your coins, see where you can travel as far away as possible, train, boat, plane, take your camera, become invisible and shoot, shoot, shoot ! Oh, and very important, remain faithful to yourself and vulnerable. This will fire up your mind and style. Then come back, kiss your mom and keep on shooting.

Romain also took a series of photos of Jimmy Q aka. James Quaintance, one of my favorite models. Check it out:

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images via staros.fr