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Quote of the day: Valerie Wickes, Beauty Papers



beauty papers Valerie Wickes

“There’s nothing wrong with products, but at the same time, it’s only a little part of the culture and the world of beauty. Talking to people that you don’t necessarily get access to and getting a bigger view on beauty was something really important. We’re more interested, I suppose, in the artistry of it. The artistry is much harder to find.”
Valerie Wickes (right), creative director of Beauty Papers magazine, Into The Gloss

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IMAGE: Into The Gloss
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Quote of the day: Campbell Addy



NiiJournal

“One major change would be that if a black person does something about black people it doesn’t have to be political. It’s just them reflecting themselves to the world. If a black person shoots something, it isn’t a black photographer or a black designer; it’s purely a photographer. It’s the smaller things that can change people’s perceptions.”
Photographer and NiiJournal publisher Campbell Eddy on creating visibility for people of colour within fashion and media, Indie magazine (more…)



THE DRG STYLE INDEX: Uniqlo, John Lobb, Dries van Noten, Niijournal, WattsWhat and more!



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands and industry stories currently buzzing on my radar…


1. WHAT TO BUY FROM UNIQLO X J.W.ANDERSON

Uniqlo J.W. Anderson LifeWear
Uniqlo unveiled its J.W. Anderson LifeWear collaboration last week, which will launch with 33 pieces in September in the U.K. My guess is that the menswear will sell better than the women’s and those ruffle skirts will get left on the rail. I love the tartan Ultra Light Down Jacket as a vivid insulation piece to wear under another layer. (more…)



Print matters: Apartamento, Upstate Diary, The New Garconne



Apartamento issue 19

Currently reading: The Leonard Koren interview in Apartamento. Koren authored Wabi Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, a bible that celebrates inconspicuous ‘overlooked details’, as well as writing and publishing countless other books. (more…)