Heather Benjamin’s Maiden Form
Don’t be fooled by the pink hues in Heather Benjamin’s curatorial debut “Maiden Form,” currently on view at Andrew Eldin Gallery. The last decade’s trend of all-girl group shows arguably only perpetuated the myth of the eternal feminine, seemingly fixated on the cis woman’s experience of erotica and menstruation. What makes Benjamin’s exhibition stand out is her selection of artists, who responded to her call for “meditations on femininity” with subversive and poignant work centred on their individual experiences.
Clarissa by Annabell P. Lee
Los Angeles artist Annabell P. Lee is making an indelible impression with her signature hand-painted checkered designs. We’re excited to show her latest collection of hyper-saturated corsets and denim in this shoot styled and photographed by Lee herself, featuring Clarissa as model.
George Rouy’s Leaking Visions of Red
Have you ever really seen a face in a dream? We supposedly remember our stronger dreams, ones wrought with sexual tension, sexual release. But at most, we can only place a person’s presence – shadowy, and blurred. Leaking Visions of Red, George Rouy’s current show at Anna Zorina Gallery, feels like a sexual dream, seedy, misty and strange
Monika Mogi & Goichi Hosaka’s Workers
PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 17 Our Tokyo editor Monika Mogi captures the day to day fashions of Japanese construction workers. Collages made up of construction site signage collected and arranged by Goichi Hosaka. Featured on the cover of Issue 17.
Khotin’s Beautiful You
Khotin told me that the phrase ‘beautiful you, thanks for the smile,’ was scribbled on a note left anonymously on his windshield years ago, while he was parked outside of a bottle depot. His new tape, Beautiful You plays the same way, a tender and mysterious narrative. In his new release, the Vancouver house & ambient…
Tzef and co. by Jasper Briggs for Pillow Talk
Photos by Jasper Briggs Once a month in the penthouse of the Standard, Downtown LA, a group of people get together to communicate about sex and love. Pillow Talk is the name of the event, organized and hosted by Fiona Duncan—it’s designed to create and reinforce community. In May, model Tzef Montana, stylist Autumn Randolph, and photographer Jasper Briggs helped lead an extra experimental…
In the Stars with Kiera: Summer 2018
Contributing editor Kiera McNally forecasts what’s coming for you this summer. ARIES Hey hey Aries this is the summer of playing the emotional stock market. As June begins, your portfolio will be through the roof. You will feel confident and exude pure magnetism. As you break down confining walls, no one will stop you from doing want…
Behind the Fashion: Issue 18
Behind the scenes footage from Maya Fuhr & Talvi Faustmann’s editorial in issue 18! Come celebrate the new issue in Toronto this Thursday! Toronto launch party info HERE.
Sylvie Fleury’s LA Bougainvillea
LA Bougainvillea is irritatingly picture-perfect; it couldn’t be more perfect if it was packed up inside a fur-lined shoe box with a lid that reads “Vital Perfection”—a box of which Fleury herself produced a hundred.
Who is the Cutest Skater?
PRINTED IN ISSUE 18 Help us in our quest to find the cutest skater! Pick out your favorite, and let us know below (simply enter the name and hit submit!) The winner will be announced online June 18th, and will receive a prize! Photos by Dustin Henry & Antosh Cimoszko. All shoes by Vans <3…
Gran Turismo at Selena Gallery
Revisiting PlayStation’s 1997 car racing game Gran Turismo is both thrilling and nauseating, the only way I could describe it is as “accelerated nostalgia.” Is this what happens when you die? Gran Turismo is a fitting name for Cristina Tufiño and Jonny Negron’s duo show at Selena Gallery, a collection of multi-media works chock full of cultural references, from…
Issue 18 NYC Release Photos
Photos from our release party at Mehanata Bulgarian bar in New York this past week shot by Travis Bass. Featuring DJs Daniela Lalita, Goodsafeperson, Sigrid Lauren, Taylore Moon, Ren G, D3ad6oy, as well as our lovely hosts Whitney Mallett, Patias Fantasy World, iceicebabyspice, Seashell, Logan Jackson, Travis Bass, Sam Lipp, & Meetka. Thanks everyone for coming, we had so much…
Chloë Sevigny X-GIRL
Published in Issue 18 Chloë Sevigny reunites with X-GIRL for their new look book shot by Monika Mogi. Back when Kim Gordon and Daisy von Furth founded the androgynous, skater-girl brand, the actress and filmmaker was the original face of the brand, appearing in their first ever fashion show. A post shared by X-girl_US (@xgirlus)…
Interview with Quintessa Matranga
Garbage Doctor Snow Car An interview with the artist Quintessa Matranga about her solo show at The Loon, Toronto by Darby Milbrath Many associate winter with the snow, cold weather, and longer days, but the season also brings with it popular holidays and the transition from the old year into the new. Quintessa Matranga (b….
TEXT BY ARIELLA STARKMAN I am running to catch up with my heartbeat, as if I need to be close to death for the speed of its rhythm to make sense. Some days I stop and look around at the stillness—what I see are books lying awry, bottles that have been forgotten, notebooks that…
Statement on Shibari Performance at Montreal Launch
I’m reposting the statement I made on Instagram here for those of you who may have missed it or want to share it. This is pertaining to a party we did in collaboration with Phile Magazine in Montreal on May 19th. I want to say sorry to everyone who felt harmed by the Shibari performance…
Ren G ~ Editorial Mix
My friendship with Ren goes beyond the stars and what our compatible zodiac signs have to say for it. I will never forget meeting them at Kellogg’s Diner for waffles at 8am while I cried about whatever life crisis I was going through at the moment. They comfort me, encourage me, and give me more love than…
Space Break with Kate Howells
PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 17 BY KATE HOWELLS Jupiter, what a beauty. The curves, swirls, delicate shades of beige and brown. You don’t have to know anything about this planet to see that it’s gorgeous. But what makes Jupiter so beautiful is that it’s a gas planet. You probably learned this in school at some point,…
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