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Weekender by Flowered Up music video directed by WIZ

I had such a nice chat with video director W.I.Z a couple of days ago, who called me following this recent i-D piece I contributed to. The piece is part of a series of interviews with fashion bods on their favourite pop videos. I agonised for ages over it because, well, don’t we all have dozens of favourites? In the end, I went for ‘Weekender’, an 18 minute long mini-film from 1992, that W.I.Z directed for the band Flowered Up. You can read all about it in the link, but I very much enjoyed researching the band because frankly, I couldn’t remember much from 1992. (more…)

Quote of the day: Karley Sciortino

Karley Sciortino on how to write

“Once all these pieces are in place, then I can start writing. And by ‘start writing’ I mean that I can start staring at a Google Docs page, occasionally writing a few sentences, but mostly just pacing back and forth across my apartment, biting my nails, making tea, checking my phone, feeling bad about checking my phone, turning my phone off, writing a few more sentences, turning my phone back on. And so on.”
Karley Sciortino, Apartamento. Thank god it’s not just me…

Self Service beauty

claire thomson jonville Self Service editor

I had no idea the editor of Self Service is a Scot. Claire Thomson Jonville’s definitely absorbed the Parisian cool-girl look of don’t-care hair, denim and great shoes. Head over to Into The Gloss for the full breakdown (not to mention the beauty product porn)…

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGE: Self Service

Things to see and do in April, May and beyond

Dan Witz Moshpits, Raves and One Small Orgy

So did you spend the last few days fretting about the new Instagram algorithms? Ahhhh, me too. But it’s important, right? How can we make serendipitous discoveries when Instagram insists on controlling what we see? Example: the picture above, a detail from one of Dan Witz’s paintings, which I just stumbled upon on Instagram yesterday (thank you @ByronesqueVintage). Witz’s show Moshpits, Raves and One Small Orgy can be seen in New York at the Jonathan Levine Gallery from 2nd-30th April 2016. (more…)