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Put This On Your Self: OGX Moroccan Surf Paste

As a young man I wore lots of hair gel: too much. My hair was sticky whenever it was not crisp, and it made me feel poorly about myself, made me feel angry about myself, but no steady force or surge of frustration could shift or reshape the immovable object. So I had to be patient and I let my hair grow…

Daily Visual 30.09.15: Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

Ralph Lauren has announced that he will step down as chief executive of the fashion company he founded in 1967. While he will remain executive chairman and chief creative officer of the Ralph Lauren Corporation, the role of chief executive will pass in November to Stefan Larsson. Larsson, from Sweden, spent almost fifteen years at H&M before becoming global president of the…

Daily Visual 19.07.15: Reebok x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator

This weekend saw the official release of the first shoe from Kendrick Lamar’s capsule collection with Reebok. The Reebok x Kendrick Lamar Ventilator is a version of the brand’s Ventilator sneaker, in a neutral colour palette. It features ‘paperwhite’ pigskin nubuck uppers, perforated detailing, and pigskin leather lining. The sneaker is cut low around the ankles, has an EVA foam sole with…

Daily Visual 27.06.15: Yeezy 350 & Kanye’s Glastonbury

Saturday was a full day for Kanye West. Following the unveiling of the adidas Originals x Kanye West collection at a New York fashion show on 12 February, and the release – and instant sellout – a few weeks later of the first shoe from the collection, the Yeezy 750 Boost, Saturday saw the release of the next-in-line Yeezy 350…

Profile: Parfums de Nicolaï

The perfume house Parfums de Nicolaï was established in 1989 by Patricia de Nicolaï and her husband Jean-Louis Michau. Born in Paris with an unparalleled lineage, as the great-granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain and the niece of Jean-Paul Guerlain, Patricia studied chemistry at university and attended the Institut supérieur international du parfum, de la cosmétique et de l’aromatique alimentaire (ISIPCA) – the renowned post-graduate…

2015 Oscars Best Dressed: The Definitive Analysis

It was easy to feel buffeted on every side by politics heading into the 87th Academy Awards. The absence of a single minority nominee for the ceremony’s four acting categories became an immediate and well justified source of anger as soon as this year’s candidates were announced in January. Again, of the twenty actors nominated across Best Actor, Best Actress, Best…

adidas Yeezy 750 Boost vs. New Balance Deconstructed 696

Following their unveiling during the adidas Originals x Kanye West fashion show on 12 February, and a limited app-based release among select New York retailers last weekend, Kanye’s adidas Yeezy 750 Boosts were made available for sale across the United States via adidas.com today. While the release proved somewhat problematic, the edition sold out within a couple of hours. It has…

Getting Started with Your Winter Sulk

One of the few things in life which bears a fundamental importance is fitness. Indeed, physical fitness is the fount of all other health: from the body to the mind and soul, if we are fit we are wide awake come the morning time, alert throughout the day, and smiling and cheerful all the while. Our food digests as a…

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

Who Wore It Best: Christine Ohuruogu vs. Serena Williams

The smallest of questions can impel the most vociferous judgements and debates: in grammar, in philosophy, in sociology, but most of all in matters of aesthetics. We do not believe that our eyes can lie to us. ‘Who wore it best?’ implicates a primal dual as much as it does centuries of human refinement. It is a question we are…