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


"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


Summer heat


Mathieu Edward

Mathieu Edward, 21, is a talented Paris boy. He appeared in StarAc 7, a French television song contest. Although he didn''t win the finale, he started a career. But he's not only a lucky pretty guy, he's been dedicated to music all his life.
Below is his début single "Entre toi et moi" (Between you and me).
Jump to a portrait of him from here.
Visit his website from there.



Love is his Religion

Jacob Sejr Schmidt

Hampus Ahlqvist (here) was not the only sensation during the Copenhagen Fashion Week. If fashion's a betting game, then let's wage it all on this newcomer. Remember him. His name is Jacob Sejr Schmidt and he's gonna be huge !
Photo credits : JD Ferguson

BBC Merlin

Brit channel BBC is to launch a TV and cinema advertising campaign to support the launch of "Merlin", BBC1's Fall fantasy drama featuring veteran actor John Hurt and Bionic Woman star Michelle Ryan. The promotional ad campaign has been created by agency Red Bee Media. The 13-part series aims to update the King Arthur legend for a modern audience and will be broadcast from September in the BBC1 early Saturday evening family drama slot.
In the series Ryan, the former "EastEnders" star, plays the role of wicked sorceress Nimueh, while Hurt provides the voice of the Great Dragon, the young Merlin's mythological mentor.
Santiago Cabrera, who played Isaac Mendez in the US drama "Heroes", will appear as Lancelot, joining an all-star cast that also includes "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Anthony Head and "One Foot in the Grave"'s Richard Wilson.
The three main parts of the young Merlin, Arthur and Guinevere will be played by a trio of newcomers :

Colin Morgan (above), 22, will take on the role of Merlin. Morgan has appeared in "Doctor Who" and "The Catherine Tate" Christmas special. He played Esteban in a production of "All About My Mother" at London's Old Vic last year.
Bradley James, 23, who plays the young Arthur, has appeared in an episode of ITV1's detective drama "Lewis", while Angel Coulby, who plays Guinevere, has appeared in "Doctor Who" and ITV1 police drama "Vincent".
Shine producers Julian Murphy and Johnny Caps, who came up with the idea after working on BSkyB's teen horror show "Hex", said that "Merlin" was also influenced by US show "Smallville", about the early years of Superman.
"Smallville" helped provide the idea that "Merlin" would see a "Camelot that existed before its golden age".
The series has already been sold to a number of international broadcasters by distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises, including NBC in the US and CTV in Canada.


Through a heavy sound and live shows on the verge of chaos, CLOSER wants to show the true face of human soul -dark, violent and decadent. Combining Japanese visual kei grace, metal power and rock energy, their songs set deep emotions in music, contrasted by melodic piano arrangements.
Founded in La Rochelle (French Atlantic coast) in 2004 at Low (vocal) and Guillaume's initiative, along with Étienne and Cisco the band releases in 2006 a first self-produced demo CD, "Mind Mess", followed next year by the maxi-single "The Evil Gentlemen" which asserts their popularity in this genre.
After several concerts in France with artists like Pistol Valve and Calmando Qual, CLOSER grows considerably when Jérôme joins them on drums in autumn 2007. Fierce performances and apparitions in media such as the French magazine Rock One allow them to reach a larger audience and continued on their way.
Visit their Myspace page from here and their website from there.
Below is a clip of their track "Twisted Ash" (rec in Lyon, May 2008).

Mathias Lauridsen (part 6)

Presenting H&M 's Fall / Winter 2008 collection is no less than Mathias Lauridsen himself shot by no less than pic mogul Camilla Åkrans.
You can see plenty more of Mathias Lauridsen from the fashion model category.

10men (part 6)

This editorial shot by Cédric Buchet for Brit fash mag 10men shows Dolce & Gabbana Fall / Winter 2008 collection. It's winter. Okay, it's not; but it is as far as these images are concerned, so bear with it. This, you see, is a brief survey, a cleverly mastered porthole into the future entirely for your benefit. Have a peek -this is your chance to plan winter clobber now. Go on, indulge yourself in these scrumptious affairs -it's knitwear, it's marv, it's so Dolce & Gabbana. There isn't really that much else to say. Well, except enjoy. Oh, and get saving !



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Narcissus & Narcissus

Iván Santos

Iván Santos Mora, 24, is a Spanish singer, dancer and actor from Barcelona. He didn't win the 6th Operación Triunfo contest but he's definitely got what it takes to be a star. Let's wish him all the very best for the near future...
¡ Suerte, tío y que la cosa siga bien !
Take a look at his website from here.

10men (part 5)

This b&w editorial shot by Paul Wetherell features Will Westall, Diego and Louis Fonlladosa, all clad in Energie. It's a modern sensibility, restriction. There's something noble in saying no. It's what they've tried to play with here : putting individual pieces of clothing together to create one look. One piece works with the next. It's worth considering the denim here -it's rock'n'roll-inspired and the caliber second to none. Energie have been at it -weavinbg, dyeing and sewing, that is- for years, and you can tell. This is Energie Fall / Winter 2008 collection -and a very special photocall for 10men.



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Always pack light, just in case...

Fash and the Web

fantasticsmag is an online fashion magazine always publishing fantastic images. This editorial entitled "Hoodlums" features models Rob Rae, Mike Wardlaw, Michael Solomon and Stuart Todd shot by Lindsay Lonzon in Toronto.