Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli



Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker

A NEW CLIP EVERY WEEK HERE

"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford
















5.27.2015

Weekly celeb : Tyler Oakley

Liam Calhoun by Edwin Cabrera

Sebastian Stoica & Tomasz Erb
by Edwin Cabrera

The Weeknd - "The hills"

Not sure it's necessary to present him. Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd, 25, is a Canadian PBR&B singer-songwriter and record producer. In late 2010, he anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name The Weeknd. He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011 which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album, "Trilogy", consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. It was released under Republic Records and his own label XO. In 2013, he released his début studio album "Kiss land", which was supported by the singles "Kiss land" and "Live for". The Weeknd has received praise from several music publications, including Pitchfork, MTV, BET, Rolling Stone, XXL and The Source. MTV's John Norris has dubbed him the "songbird of his generation" and the "best musical talent since Michael Jackson". Abel Tesfaye said he adopted his stage name after dropping out of high school at the age of 17 and, along with a fellow crew-member, "left one weekend and never came home". The spelling was modified to avoid copyright issues with a Canadian band already named the Weekend. He also appeared on the soundtrack to "The Hunger Games : Catching fire", contributing "Devil may cry" and featuring on "Elastic heart" by Sia, the second single from the soundtrack. In February 2014, he remixed the Beyoncé single "Drunk in love", which was more of a cover, as The Weeknd tweaked the beat to fit better with his version of the song, that is told through the male perspective. On September 30, 2014, the song "Love me harder" was released. This duet between The Weeknd and Ariana Grande went on to peak at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On December 23, 2014, he released "Earned it", which was released as a single from the 2015 film "Fifty shades of Grey", and has peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Weeknd's songs are built around a fogged, crepuscular production, and feature slow tempos, rumbling bass, and forlorn echoes. He sings in a falsetto register and exhibits a pleading, anxious tone. His emotional, plaintive lyrics often express feelings of hurt and deal with subject matter such as sex, drugs, and partying. And "The hills", his brand new single released today (a day after the leak of some of his demos) yet débuted at Coachella and SxSW earlier this year, is no exception. Starting with him crawling from the wreckage of a car crash, the visual is a bloody slow burn, complete with women screaming at The Weeknd as he stumbles away from the scene of the accident.

Dir en Grey - "Dozing green"

You could discover them some years ago on Morphosis with their breath-taking video, "Obscure" (here). Dir en Grey is a Japanese metal band formed in 1997 and currently signed to Firewall Div, a sub-division of Free-Will. They have recorded nine full-length records with a lineup consistent since its inception. Numerous stylistic changes have made the genre of their music difficult to determine, though it is generally considered to be a form of metal. Originally a visual kei band, they have opted for less dramatic attire in recent years. "Dozing green" was originally released in 2007. Its music video shows cells from "The drifting classroom" by horror manga artist Kazuo Umezu. Dir en Grey have just remastered the whole package with optional subtitles.

Lui Italia #05.15 (part 1)
Diego Fragoso (part 16)

"Checkmate" is the title of this cover story by Patricia Veneziano featuring Diego Fragoso groomed by Vicente Lujan, styled by Sator Endo, shot in São Paulo by Danilo Sanchez and retouched by Bruno Rezende for the current issue of Lui Italia.
Bonus : outtakes included

Lui Italia #05.15 (part 2)

"Pop" is the title of this editorial by Chiara Caputo featuring Adam Amouri groomed by Mayu Morimoto, styled by Emilie Berger and shot in Paris by Maria Cristina Franco for the current issue of Lui Italia.

Bally

"I wanted to give men what they are familiar with", said Bally creative director Pablo Coppola. "We do not need to challenge our customers". With a genial demeanor in keeping with the Swiss brand's cultivated image, he glided between the displayed apparel and accessories, placing emphasis on the latter, in the new men's collection, taking particular delight in illustrating the heritage house's specialty : shoes. A standout among standouts, the Scribe Novo dress loafer was streamlined and more sophisticated than ever, while retaining its distinctive ridge at the small toe. Drivers, boat shoes, and monk-strap oxfords, too, looked as though they had reached their ideal, fully formed state. No more, no less. Before joining Bally in 2013, Pablo Coppola served as Dior's senior accessories designer; prior to that, he put in time at Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Céline. His cumulative luxury experience, combined with Bally's tried-and-true burnishing techniques, some of which date back to its founding in 1851, made for truly timeless, flawless footwear today, the kind that speaks for itself in whispered tones. Generously sized, masculine-shaped bags will also find plenty of takers. In winsome shades of tan, gray and oxblood, they ranged from nautical to professorial. The designer said the small amount of clothing for this season took its cues from the accessories. Comprehensible at a glance (which is an underrated concept), the pieces included gently retro Glen-plaid blazers, roomy knits such as artfully rumpled turtlenecks, cautiously striped and tapered slacks, and one copper-colored calf-leather biker jacket that would be difficult to improve upon. Another jacket, in a varsity style, could be reversed to hide the single stripe on the collar that, harmless though it was, might be deemed too risqué by someone somewhere.