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Category: Culture

‘Man In Paris’ | Ize By Backyard Bill | 2017

I still love Backyard Bill. His work is so exquisite. There’s lots of great stuff over on his blog that you should check out. I wish I could share all of it. I picked my favorite set out of his new work…the accompanying article is also via his site. Enjoy!


Where did you grow up? 

I was born in Cape Verde but moved to Paris when I was 9 years old.

Where do you live? 

I live in Belleville, an area in Paris that is known for its cultural mix.  You can discover foods from all over the world there: Chinese, Lebanese, French and many parts of Africa! For me, Belleville is more than just a neighborhood, it’s a city within a city.

Tell us bit about Comptoir General and what you do? 

Comptoir Général is one of those places you say “you must visit to understand it!”  You can come here to eat, drink, dance, shop clothes and other items or just have a coffee. This is a place where all types of exotic cultures meet and create a dynamic atmosphere that is hard to describe. I manage the store, also known as Marché Noir and I’m also an ambassador for Comptoir Général.


Who is your style icon? 

Ozwald Boateng, Yves Sait-Laurent and Olivier Rousteing

Three items of clothing you could not live without? 

Hat, trench coat and French blue worker clothing (vintage)

What’s your personal soundtrack? 

Marvin Gay’s “What’s going on” for me, is what Mozart is for others.


What does style mean to you? 

Style for me is a reflection of my personality, a part of my truth and honesty is that which I find in clothing.

If you could meet any person in the world, who would that be? 

He is no longer with us but I would like to meet Nelson Mandela because he ones said : “to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”


Favorite color? 


Favorite food/ restaurant? 

My favorite restaurant in Paris is a Cape Verdien placed called “Chez Celeste”.

What would you like to be when you grow up? 

I would like to be a writer, words fly away but the writings still remains.


‘A Lifetime In White Underpants’ | Self Portraits By Lucy Hilmer | 1974-2014

“Lucy Hilmer photographs herself every year on her birthday, April 22nd, wearing nothing but her white Lollipop underpants, shoes and socks. She’s been doing this for 40 years, since her 29th birthday. In 2015, she will be 70…revealing how a woman who came of age before women’s lib used her camera to peel off society’s “pretty girl ” label and define herself from the inside out.” – Quoted from

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Love, Love, Love

“I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.”
― Henry Rollins

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I Wanted To Learn From The Best…But I Taught Them Instead

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Spotlight On David Hamilton

His controversial career may have divided many peoples opinions as to the artistic validity of his vision, as opposed to subjugation and objectification of young women and girls. Often shooting over seas where laws about minor consent are different or absent, David has been featured in galleries and art museums; then taken down; then reinstalled; and even at different times the subject of legal investigations. Whether you find his work beautiful and moving, or sexualized and disturbing…it seems most people have a strong reaction of one kind or another. Here you will find featured some of his more conservative portraiture (only containing nudity in instances of available verification of the models age at time of consent) and several of the images have been edited or cropped to protect the models’ privacy. With as much of a stir as his work has caused in the past, it’s undeniable that his fascination with female (emotional and sexual) development has laid the foundation for a whole host of other artists and photographers to explore the subject in their own work. In this way, Hamilton’s career has innovated a new style of expression, that could conservatively be called a genre. Decide for yourself if you love or loath…

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Loving Armand Yerly

Armand Yerly, 1983, lives and works in Switzerland.
Graduated from ECAL (University of art and design) Lausanne in July 2012.
Winner of the Young talents photography award 2012.
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Successes congratulation device

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‘Santaria’ | Rihanna By Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott For W Magazine | September 2014

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Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Stylist: Edward Enninful
Designs: Dress by Donna Karan; Headdress by Ashley Lloyd; Ruby and diamond ear cuffs by Amrapali; Septum rings by Meadowlark and Rachel Boston; Sterling silver and pyrite necklace by Stephen Dweck; Skull choker by Lynn Ban; Cape by Alexander McQueen; Thigh-high boots by Marc Jacobs.
If you want to see the original story, check out W‘s website.
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Between The Walls


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I Carry Your Heart, I Carry It In My Heart

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We Broke It


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