People on the Cover of GQ Who Need Help Keeping Their Heads Up
May 20, 2011, 8:11 am
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Smoking on the Cover

Ask Adele, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem or any high schooler: you can only be so cool without a cig in hand.  Sorry, Surgeon General, but you’re kind of a square.

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What Exactly is Happening Here?
January 17, 2011, 12:45 am
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Mark Ruffalo in the February 2011 issue of W Magazine.  Or, When Two Rights Make a Batshit Crazy.

T Magazine: Common Thugs
July 13, 2010, 10:08 pm
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T Magazine, the New York Times’ style title that is also sometimes confusingly called The Moment, published an online editorial yesterday called Common Thugs.  Ostensibly tied to the ludicrous and highly-publicized “Stop the Sag” campaign, the photos addressed the resurgence of baggy clothes among high-end menswear designers, referencing early 90’s hip-hop and classic streetwear shapes.  Really, it takes clothes like this to show how much skinny jeans and cropped suits have saturated the market in recent years — enough that these saggy shapes in streetwear really look like a throwback.  More photos from the shoot below.  For credit information, visit T Magazine.

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Olivier Zahm Lives the Life I’d Like to Lead
June 8, 2010, 10:02 pm
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What did you do today, Steve?

Oh, you know, nothing special.  Went to work, met some friends for drinks, fell asleep on my couch while eating a Popsicle.  What about you, Olivier Zahm?

Nothing special, either.  Photographed some topless women in bondage gear, hung out with Chloe Sevigny, had Terry Richardson take my picture, danced with Aurel Schmidt at the Jane, went to the YSL Resort show and high-fived Stefano Pilati and Bjork, convinced some underage LES hipster girl to wear a peace sign t-shirt and take her picture between two tractor trailers on the West Side Highway, flew first class with Annabelle Dexter-Jones and Terrence Koh so we could have lunch on a Parisian rooftop with Alexandra Richards, got drunk at Elaine’s (with Elaine) and then spent the rest of the night in Andre Balazs’ penthouse sexting with Marina Abramovic.  It was kind of dull, actually.

Hmm.  Goodnight.

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Maybe the Sartorialist Should Quit His Day Job
April 10, 2010, 4:30 pm
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God bless The Sartorialist.  Despite giving bat-shit crazy, ego-driven interviews, making frequent, misguided attempts at injecting some deeper meaning into his work, and being regularly outperformed by younger, more interesting and more innovative street photographers, he’s really managed to carve out a nice niche for himself as one of the fashion blogosphere’s preeminent voices.  Or at least one of the loudest — have you heard he was selected as one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 Design Influencers?  Well, if not, he’s placed a helpful reminder at the top of his homepage.  2007 does seem like just yesterday, I suppose.  Look, good for him for making a living doing something so many can only dream of — getting flown to the trendiest locations around the world, standing outside fashion shows, snapping pics of the people who attend said shows, and getting heaps of praise and a book deal for it!

Naturally, when I heard he had shot a spread for Vogue Pelle based on the concept “cool blogger girl,” my eyes were already half rolled.  But, then I saw the photos.  And I kind of liked them.  Mostly, I’ll admit, for the way they were styled (by Karina Givargisoff), but the idea of the model as blogger/street photographer lends itself well to the type of fashionably-awkward poses Vogue (and Tyra!) prefers. The model here is great and there are some really nice shots in there.  Plus, it’s totally not based in reality and makes being a blogger seem like the most glamorous job in the world, which it really isn’t, unless you’re Tavi or Bryan Boy.

So listen, Scott: maybe it’s time you retired the blog and moved into this fashion photography biz full-time.  Isn’t that kind of what you’ve been angling for the whole time anyway?  You’re good at this!  Take a leap of faith.  I, for one, would be perfectly fine without being introduced to people like Snowflake.

More photos below, via The Cut.

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