The first menswear collection we saw this season at Berlin Fashion Week was by Ivan Mandzukic, whose SS14 collection made a strong impression on us already. For AW14 he drew inspiration from Alejandro Jodorowskys classic “Der Heilige Berg” from 1973. It’s interesting how Ivan transforms his initial ideas into little details that are subtly attached to his collections. Looking at it in terms of fashion as a form of art, his inspirations don’t speak “loud” enough through the pieces – but at the current state of menswear, this is just natural. His collection splits the difference between precise and casual with a creamy and soft colour palette. (more…)
29/10 - We are celebrating one year of Whitelies Magazine. We reached out to over 150.000 people from all over the world. Won the trust of 1450 loyal Facebook fans and got the chance to raise awareness for a new kind of aesthetic in fashion and photography through visually pleasing content which created an emotional impact with the readers.
The project which started out as a pure fashion magazine has connected with the creative scene on many different layers. We started to think outside of the fashion box and experienced how aesthetics and trends from the fashion world translate in photography, architecture, art, music and design. It’s all about the bigger picture.We want WhiteLies Magazine to get bigger but without losing our minimalist and high quality mentality and most importantly by maintaining the amateur-charms. Every magazine is powered by people who have specialised in this subject, it’s an important subject that we promote younger, unknown artists at the beginning of their careers and give them the chance to speak up through the magazine.
This is the part where it can become interesting for you:
We are relaunching the magazine soon with a new, better design. And we are looking for contributors from allover the world. Photographers, Artists, Designers, Musicians….or even average university students that share the same aesthetics as we do. We are especially looking for contributors in: Paris, London, Milan, Florence, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Cape-Town, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Antwerp, Reykjavik and South-France. This of course is an unpaid position, giving people that are passionate about the same topics we are passionate about the opportunity to promote and showcase their work in the magazine. Attending events in the name of WhiteLies Magazine, gaining experience in the field of editing an online magazine and useful connections are all part of the deal. Also fashion passionate people, wherever located, that have a talent for writing good articles about interesting subjects are more than welcome.
So if you are interested in working with us on this project, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can discuss further details.
I guess there is only one thing left to do.
We say THANK YOU.
- Stefan Dotter
Founder /Editor in Chief
While milan fashion week is known for it’s showcase of elegant womenswear for a classy-chic woman, the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season in milan is boldly dominated by modern takes on sportswear. With so much designers jumping on the same train, it’s of great importance to make a difference. (more…)
“Metropolitan style with Hippy-Chic spirit” read the show-notes of Simonetta Ravizza’s runway show. While the “hippy-chic spirit” has already arrived in the metropolitan style years ago, it was a theme well executed with a very elegant and modern twist. It was all about laid-back luxurious femininity when stunning models in ultraprecious materials walked down the runway. (more…)
Paramount pictures has finally dropped the trailer for the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo Di Caprio, Matthew McConaughey and Jonah Hill about a New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. The story is based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. Since Gatsby wasn’t as good as we expected, at least we have another Di Caprio movie to look forward to this year. The trailer also features Kanye West’s new track “Black Skinhead” of Yeezus. Perfect fit.
The people at Last Nights Party launched a new project. A tumblr blog called “Notes from the Underground”. Beautiful eccentric photography documented with stories of the nightlife. It’s actually hard to describe what you are experiencing there, but check it out. Bronques you are a genius. (more…)
It was just some days ago that we featured New York based photographer Sofia Malamute on our magazine, and today she strikes back with a Paris F/W 2013 Tribute Video for V Magazine. Captured in her iconic black-white style along with intense music by Pascal Moscheni and Luigi Carillo it creates a goosebumps-feeling.
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Only the Best.
So it’s finally here. After all the hype. The holy grail. Pharrell joining forces with Daft Punk and Nile Rodgers for something that might be this summers number one song. Listen to the radio edit now and watch out for the album “Random Access Memories” to hear an even 2 minutes longer version. The robots came, saw and conquered.
NOTE: This is not the final version. It’s an early radio edit. The final version will be 6 minutes long. It’s still unedited at some points.
In 1978, as I applied to study film at the University of Illinois, my father vehemently objected. He quoted me a statistic: ‘Every year, 50,000 performers compete for 200 available roles on Broadway.’ Against his advice, I boarded a flight to the U.S. This strained our relationship. In the two decades following, we exchanged less than a hundred phrases in conversation.
Some years later, when I graduated film school, I came to comprehend my father’s concern. It was nearly unheard of for a Chinese newcomer to make it in the American film industry. Beginning in 1983, I struggled through six years of agonizing, hopeless uncertainty. Much of the time, I was helping film crews with their equipment or working as editor’s assistant, among other miscellaneous duties. My most painful experience involved shopping a screenplay at more than thirty different production companies, and being met with harsh rejection each time.
That year, I turned 30. There’s an old Chinese saying: ‘At 30, one stands firm.’ Yet, I couldn’t even support myself. What could I do? Keep waiting, or give up my movie-making dream? My wife gave me invaluable support.
My wife was my college classmate. She was a biology major, and after graduation, went to work for a small pharmaceutical research lab. Her income was terribly modest. At the time, we already had our elder son, Han, to raise. To appease my own feelings of guilt, I took on all housework – cooking, cleaning, taking care of our son – in addition to reading, reviewing films and writing scripts. Every evening after preparing dinner, I would sit on the front steps with Han, telling him stories as we waited for his mother – the heroic huntress – to come home with our sustenance (income).
This kind of life felt rather undignified for a man. At one point, my in-laws gave their daughter (my wife) a sum of money, intended as start-up capital for me to open a Chinese restaurant – hoping that a business would help support my family. But my wife refused the money. When I found out about this exchange, I stayed up several nights and finally decided: This dream of mine is not meant to be. I must face reality.
Afterward (and with a heavy heart), I enrolled in a computer course at a nearby community college. At a time when employment trumped all other considerations, it seemed that only a knowledge of computers could quickly make me employable. For the days that followed, I descended into malaise. My wife, noticing my unusual demeanor, discovered a schedule of classes tucked in my bag. She made no comment that night.
The next morning, right before she got in her car to head off to work, my wife turned back and – standing there on our front steps – said, ‘Ang, don’t forget your dream.’
And that dream of mine – drowned by demands of reality – came back to life. As my wife drove off, I took the class schedule out of my bag and slowly, deliberately tore it to pieces. And tossed it in the trash.
Sometime after, I obtained funding for my screenplay, and began to shoot my own films. And after that, a few of my films started to win international awards. Recalling earlier times, my wife confessed, ‘I’ve always believed that you only need one gift. Your gift is making films. There are so many people studying computers already, they don’t need an Ang Lee to do that. If you want that golden statue, you have to commit to the dream.’
And today, I’ve finally won that golden statue. I think my own perseverance and my wife’s immeasurable sacrifice have finally met their reward. And I am now more assured than ever before: I must continue making films.
You see, I have this never-ending dream.
LOVE. Time for a special treat on this special day. Cara Delevingne teamed up with LOVE magazine for this short. We can all agree, she’s perfect.
CITIZENS. This one is a great short film starring Anabel Dexter Jones and was directed by Andre Saraiva. The short features a range of our favourite Citizens! tracks – True Rumance, She Said, Girlfriend and Lets go all the way. Bands with the same style as the Citizens are a rarity, they are so modern, yet so yesterday.