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A look back at the work of Marc Jacobs’ favorite photographer Jurgen Teller. Fashion Indie

Wear this Visvim jacket with your double denim. h(y)r collective.

Merlot, Chardonnay and Syrah… grape juice? The Dieline

An interview with Chrissie Miller, from the awesome line Sophomore. NY Mag

If Holden Caulfield had a blog… Life is Better With Holden

PREPPY DRINKING: TIPSY IN MADRAS

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This recent post on a favorite of mine, A Continuous Lean reminded me of a book I have at my cottage called Tipsy in Madras.  It’s an informative, interesting, tongue in cheek read regarding all the dos and don’ts of preppy drinking.

“What defines a preppy cocktail? Archaism (the drink must have existed pre-80s), character (nothing cheap or easy), understatement (nothing with an umbrella) and, of course, Anglicanism (if it’s exotic, it ain’t preppy). Beginning with an insightful essay on the demise of preppy culture in the early 1990s, this book goes on to chronicle the how-tos of drinking for the Lacoste set. Walker and Walsh, who make clear that they attended prep school, not boarding school, serve up a funny critique of preppy society and the beverages that accompany it. Recipes for concocting the usual drinks—Bloody Marys, Gin and Tonics, Cape Codders, Gimlets, Manhattans—are here, as well as suggestions for stocking the bar (preps, the authors say, favor Dewar’s over Chivas Regal), summertime drinking (go ahead and pour yourself a Seabreeze, but for goodness sakes steer clear of the Sex on the Beach) and brunch (”a.k.a. socially sanctioned daytime drinking”). Although the book concerns an elitist lifestyle, its tone is never snobby and it can actually be quite amusing (”unless you want to give dear Bitsy a concussion with a jet-propelled stray cork, here’s how to open a champagne bottle with safety and aplomb”).”

The book also includes an appendix of classic preppy reading material, films and albums to complete the experience.  I was just checking Amazon, and saw that the book was discontinued in 2006, and now commands a price of around $60.  I think I paid $10 a few years before that.  If you have a copy you know how great it is and if not, good luck getting your hands on one.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

There’s this whole new wave of online blogs and sites much like this one, but Contributing Editor takes a different approach.  They do their thing in typical print magazine style and upload the .pdfs in a slick reader.  They have some pretty good original editorials and some interesting reads.   They just did a little shoot with The Virgins (above) and it turned out pretty well.  Check out the site, it’s an interesting read and an interesting take on adapting print to web.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR 

JJJOUND

 

Mordechai turned me on to http://jrsrules.blogspot.com/, mentioning he saw a copy of my old zine that I put out on there.  Anyways I recently came across it again and I really like the idea.  I’m not sure who’s site it is but he has great taste.   Basically it’s just like his personal scrapbook - all it is, is images that he like and lined up in a clean manner.  I do this sort of thing by saving files that inspire me into a folder, but I like the idea of putting it into public domain.  If you like the same sort of stuff I’m into, check it out.

EXCESSORY BAGGAGE

Just when you though LV appropriation was over…  Meryl Smith is amazing.  She made these ‘bags’ out of metal screen, paper mache, leather, gold paint and zipper as part of an exhibit where artists were required to create pieces to fit within the carry on baggage requirements.   



 

LOOKBOOK.NU

 

I don’t know how blown up this site is, but either way It’s a good browse.  It’s mostly cute young hipster girls and skinny dudes posting their looks, but there are definitely some gems in there.  I particularly like this one of Jane from Dallas in a vintage dress and Balenciaga boot(ie)s.  The kids get pretty into it and there is some great art direction and photography in a bunch of the shots as well.  It’s crazy - you have some 16 year old kids decked out in head to toe Dior Homme and then others with good, if not better outfits costing under $20. 

CHECK IT OUT HERE 

PATRICK O’DELL SPEAKS

 

My friends at Studio have put together a short video featuring Patrick O’Dell speaking about some of his photos in his first solo show “To All My Friends”.

WATCH IT HERE 

WARHOL DENIED


Stacked is the culmination of the two most recent series by Charles Lutz, “Denial & Acceptance” and “Sold”. The sculpture refers to Warhol’s box sculptures of the 1960’s as well as the trunks of the luxury manufacturer Louis Vuitton. These references could not be more contradictory, luxury versus domestic, mass production versus hand crafted, utilitarian versus decorative. Warhol’s box sculptures raised the everyday objects to the level of high art. Lutz takes the works a step further by raising them to the level of luxury, highlighting the absurdity of a Brillo, Heinz, Kellogg’s box becoming a status symbol. “Stacked” will be produced in a series of 7 plus one artist proof, each with it own unique color scheme and monogramming.

Interesting new work from Brookyln artist Charles Lutz.  He takes the classic LV trunks and turns them into boxes of blue collar commercial products.  Now I know his whole thing is working with Warhol’s peices but this seems like it’s been done 1000 times before.  I mean working with the LV monogram was done to death 5 years ago, but maybe his combing of the two brings an interesting aspect to it.
WARHOL DENIED (via WE ARE THE MARKET)

DEJOUR MAGAZINE PRESENTS: THE VIRGINS AFTERPARTY

I’m proud to announce that on Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting the Virgins after party at my loft after the show.  $15 gets you as much beer as you can handle.  DJ sets from my friends Matt from Doppelhertz and Vaneska.  It’s going to be crazy and the place is small so its going to be sweaty.Here is a bonus new track from to get you in the mood : 

THE VIRGINS - PRIVATE AFFAIR.mp3

ONE CITY LEFT

 This morning I got an email from Kevin at Given Collective and he put me on to his new project that he has been working on.  He explains it better than I do: “The project itself is titled ‘One City Left’ and is a photography project that involved ten individuals in five North American cities. Each participant was given a disposable camera, and asked to set about the task of documenting the culture, places, and experiences they encounter in a particular time frame. The final images were compiled and have been turned into a website.” I love the concept of using disposable cameras for their raw organic quality.  Ever since Polaroid film has been discontinued people have been jumping to disposable cameras and I like what I see.  He has photos from about 10 artists, musicians and weirdoes, Heron Preston being one of them.

 

 

ONE CITY LEFT  

DEJOUR ENDORSES: ‘SUP MAGAZINE

Josh just brought me a copy of ‘SUP MAGAZINE that he picked up at Nom De Guerre.  ’Sup is a music magazine based out of Williamsburg and the current issue, 18 features The Kills, The Virgins, Band of Horses, Dragonette, Santogold and a lot more…

‘SUP MAGAZINE ONLINE 

RULES FOR LIVING BY MORDECHAI S. RUBENSTEIN

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This is the inaugural edition of what will be an ongoing series featuring the sartorial sapience and practical wisdom of the many men that Dejour respect, admire, and secretly wish we were. Our first dispatch comes from Mr. Mort himself, Mordechai S. Rubinstein, Jack Spade’s magnificent mouthpiece and all-round exemplary New Yorker.  By. Jose R. Mejia

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ENOUGH WITH THE ACID WASH

 

Acid wash has gone from ironic 80s throwback gear to a serious choice for denim washes… I never liked it then and I’m not feeling it now.  I can’t leave my house without seeing a few guys wearing those AA acid wash black jeans.  Oh, they’re vintage?  So what - Still not feeling them.  I don’t totally hate the the acid was denim on girls, but I’m saying enough is enough…  Don’t wait another couple months, that way I don’t have to say “I told you so.”

PEDRO “BUSY P” WINTER

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We sat down with Pedro “Busy P” Winter, the man beind the label changing the tastes of music snobs all over the world. Pedro talks to us about the trials and tribulations of getting women to show him their breasts, managing Daft Punk and insists that he is just in it for the music. By Gabrielle Swan and Kyle Morrison. Read more

PERVERTED JEW SUES PERVERTED JEW



Woody Allen is suing Dov Charney of American Apparel for using an unauthorized photo of him from Annie Hall to peddel his sweatshop free basics. 

WOODY ALLEN WILL NOT HAVE YOU MAKE A SKINNY HIPSTER OUT OF HIM (RADAR)

MORDECHAI IN TIME OUT NEW YORK

Check out our friend Mordechai aka Mister Mort in the current T.O.N.Y.  He is blowing up!  Thanks to A Continuous Lean for the picture.  

Mordechai says: “This is the same kind of hat Frank Sinatra wore on the cover of Come Fly with Me. I got it at a flea market in Florida. If I’m wearing a suit or sport coat I’ll don a fedora; when I think I won’t run into anyone, I’ll wear a fitted hat. I have been wearing a black Borsalino since my bar mitzvah and haven’t looked back. They get better with every wind- and rainstorm!”

“When the trousers have buttons, one must wear suspenders. I love a high waist with braces! Your stomach fluctuates throughout the day, so suspenders beat a belt anytime.”

“This suit is vintage J.Press. I don’t have a favorite outfit. I just love classic American Ivy League style. When it comes to all the patterns, there’s no method to my madness. It’s intuitive, not overthought.”

“I grew up wearing a suit every Shabbes. I look to the Duke of Windsor and David Hockney for inspiration—the two together make the perfect combination of English gentleman and U.S. dirtbag.”

SEEING DOUBLE

Interesting to see two points of view from one night whether it’s from The Cobrasnake, Bronques, Epicly Later’d or The Skullset.  In this case both Jack from the skullset and Patrick from Epicly Later’d snaped some shots at Agathe Snow’s Stamina - her entry into the Whitney Biennial.  Jack Shoots Patrick (top), and Patrick shoots Jack (bottom), as well as our friend from Toronto, Marlowe.

 THE SKULLSET 

EPICLY LATER’D 

KNOCK IT OFF

I was pretty surprised when I saw Goyard fakes popping up a few years ago, but the fakers have been taking to the next level.  I’m pretty surpirsed to see small(er) high fashion niche brands are being faked now…  Above is a picture of some poorly done plastic lookign Common Projects (note the Engrish), and below, some fake Raf Simons and Number (N)ine tees, as well as a Martin Margiela Blazer. What’s interesting with the blazer is that typicaly fakes are of easily identifiable flashy things, but the only thing identifying this blazer as Margiela is the tag…

 

FALLEN RAPPERS IMMORTALIZED AS PEZ DISPENSERS

 

Michael Durham is an artists who does a lot of interesting work, often making some sort of statement on politics or the state of society.  He’s done a lot of cool projects, but my favourites is his Pez Dispensers featuring Norotious B.I.G., Tupac and Eazy-E.  He sculpted and molded the designs himself and even attempted to sell them to PEZ (they shut him down - “our audience is geared to 3 to 6 year olds”). 

READ THE FULL CORRESPONDENCE WITH PEZ AND CHECK OUT HIS OTHER WORK HERE 

TODAY’S DISPATCH

Interview with Melissa Bent, Mirabelle Marden, founders of Rivington Arms (Style.com)

We picked out our favorite coverage of the Elliot Spitzer Scandal (SB&TVC)

We got Richard Prince to speak to us, Art Talk! one upped us and got him on video (VBS)

The guy from Kid Robot told the cops A-Ron’s Wreck Center was a brothel so they shut it down. Here’s a collection of photos documenting the antics (NY Glob)

Hedi shoots Kate and her nipples, again, also Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen and Nate Loman (Hedi Slimane Diary)

Glenn O’Brien shows off his impressive collection of ties and manages to incorporate Supreme into his work look (Style.com)

Video for Santogold’s L.E.S. Artistes (YouTube)

The PegLeg boys keeping track off all their going ons through video, photo and live webcam

Vintage Polo hat is going for over $2000 on eBay

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