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Monday, 28 February 2011

Me X Cameron Alexander for a magazine called RE-BEL

 I styled this and Cameron Alexander shot it, I also interviewed Stefano Rosso in RE-BEL who initiated the collab between Diesel & Adidas which is what the feature focused on   

Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Beauty of simplicity

Patrick Rochon

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011

Jefferson does it again Glen O Brien's TV party was always a show I wished someone would bring back and now dazed has referenced it and Dazed TV Party seems to be quite cool this is definitely one to watch in more than one sense

Thursday, 17 February 2011

RE-BEL 3 Unofficial Editors note

I do one for the mag and one for the blog but whatever I love RE-BEL it saved me and continues to do so the process differs from fashion design but in some ways they are the same. We launched at a time when we didn't know if the label could continue as we was pouring all we had and all we made back into rVa James and it got tothe point where we had both graduated.

This issue was hard for me and felt like the first editorial wise as I did all the interviews and features and now I know more writers which I feel I can trust to produce work of merit and the 4th Issue will showcase their talent to as I truly believe a good editor can do it themselves yes but its always better when there is more than one voice managed by one voice and a magazine is a collaborative effort and I trust the team I work alongside and our art director Rob Meyers who is amazing and has a strong vision.

None the less I interviewed people I always wanted to such as Hedi Slimane and Rankin and it was interesting to learn things from both of them and the younger names such as Leon Mark and Cameron Alexander, I also fell into Damien Blottiere's work and his world of Damo and the Beuglies a place I didn't know existed or if I did to the extent it existed.

This is one of my favorite issues yet and I have to send out thanks to Onitsuka Tiger and Diesel again for their continuing support.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Limits of control

Not much happens yet it managed to keep me entertained, I learned from Hitchcock's rope that in order to keep the audience excited or one way to do so was by the arrival and departure of characters especially in Rope's case with the film limited to one setting yet with Interview (Sienna Miller) that technique was interesting limited to two settings Sienna's character embodied more than one person or had several persona's pretty much like Ingmar Bergman's Persona in which one of the characters changes dramatically and her metamorphosis is what makes for an interesting yet subtle film and one of my personal favorites.

This is something Jim Jarmusch does he references films (none i've seen) and allows for actors of high pedigree to come and go and leave their mark on us briefly and again I love films that do so such as Woody Allen's Celebrity, Only then did I see how talented Leonardo Dicaprio was he blew the film apart and his presence although fleeting lingered on throughout.  

With The Limits of Control its more than obvious Jarmusch had control every scene seems to be controlled take for example the one on the train we see it move from wind pylons to more natural beauty with a forest of naked tree's the background was startling and I don't believe in anyway was this coincidental.

I believe in this film Jarmusch was commenting on the control society the government has on individuals and that bohemians and artists the ones who oppose that control are the ones really living.
On Jaiden rVa James & RE-BEL

I am more than happy with what we do for what we do it with