Photography: Kelly Lauder Model: River Johnson Location: Los Angeles, CA Two Austin girls out in LA, but can’t forget their love for their home in Austin.
Shoes? No. Dresses? No. Rings? No. Brooches. Bitches love them some brooches. This year, when that special someone gets you an Etsy gift card for Christmas (or you’re in a crunch for a late gift), get a brooch. We’ve complied a list of the best of the best, so Merry Christmas ya filthy animals. For the granola-eaters, from SecondWindShop, a raw amathyst brooch. For the ones on the naughty list, from gossiprag, a pin up Hitler brooch: For the classay laday, from Crystalitzy, a crystal and pearl brooch: For the one who’s still shipping Hillary, from LiaLane,…
Meet Mikel Ledesma; based out of Fort Worth, this up and coming director is one you’ll want to keep on your radar. Recently finishing his directorial shorts Shattered and Losing Your Flames earlier this year, both films step into unbound territory and tackle controversial subjects to help spread Ledesma’s message and broaden viewer’s opinions and perspectives. Ledesma took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions on what he hopes to accomplish with his films, his advice for young filmmakers out there, and what he has next in store for us. What inspired each of your movies? I wanted to make a strong come back…
Model: Caroline Photographer: Ryan Bryson “I feel safe and at home when I’m around you, the warm personality you have makes my vibes and day a whole lot better.” -Caroline You can view more of Ryan’s work on his Tumblr, Instagram, and Weebly pages.
Mixtape Monday: Is It Christmas Yet? from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Little Drummer Boy – The Dandy Warhols Mr Scrooge – The Orchids Frosty the Snowman – Cocteau Twins Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) – The Ramones Christmas Song – Medicine Father Christmas – The Kinks Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee The Man With All the Toys – The Beach Boys Merry Xmas Everybody – Eux Autres When Christmas Comes – Los Campesinos! Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West White Christmas – Bing Crosby
Photography: Cassidy Koranek Model: Torrie Blake Hair: Michi Lafary Makeup Artist: Kelley Alba Photo-shoot Assistant: Raphael Umscheid & Bailey Bradshaw
Eccentricity and laughs at their finest, Raymond & Lane are back with Episode 8, Part Two of Employment! The duo have survived some hellbent clients, but they ain’t seen nothing yet. Before meeting one potential client, their boss has some new rules to keep them straight: You don’t knock on her door, You jump the fence, And then you do three, soft, taps on the door, If her kids answer – you take off running. Watch the second half of Employment below, plus catch a super special RuPaul’s Drag Race guest star appearance! Written & Created By Matt Cullen & Troy LaPersonerie
Model: Dandie Doyle Photo: Jordan Schiappa Ginger Foto
Based out of Toronto, visual artist Frances Sousa has been featured in ADONE Magazine, Pudge Magazine, as well as had her work displayed at The Black Cat art gallery in Toronto, Canada. By using a variety of patterns and textures, Sousa succeeds in creating rich depth and near tangibility in her artwork. The resonance of soft pastel colors and an original choice in material draw forth a sense of nostalgia, as shown in the following four pieces. You can discover more of Sousa’s artwork on her Tumblr page. Landscapes Untitled Overlap #7 Free Stitch
Mixtape Monday: Youth Lives On from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. The Weekend – Modern Baseball Like You – School ’94 Sand – Michael Schriner Jupiter in a Bottle – Space Waves After – Indoor Voices BYOYOLO – Terror Pigeon New Way Home – This Love is Deadly Totaled – Dead Mellotron
Casual Strangers Live from KUTX Studio 1A We stopped by the amazing KUTX studio to record a few songs to celebrate our album release. Thanks to Laurie Gallardo for hosting us!
Casual Strangers Vinyl Release at The Mohawk Austin – 12/13/14 A year ago we created a new band with old friends and wrote the album Casual Strangers. Our vision was to have fun and press up vinyl to release into our community. It’s all coming together tonight at Mohawk Austin! Come celebrate! Casual Strangers is a new four-piece art-rock band born of the cosmic sludge of Austin, Texas. http://casualstrangers.bigcartel.com/product/casual-strangers-vinyl-lp In a time of fragmented virtual reality and reduced privacy, free your mind with the psychedelics of Casual Strangers.
Model: Jillian Black Photographer: Jordan Schiappa Ginger Foto
Derek M. Ballard is a cartoonist with an unmistakable style that blends geometric shapes and strange sexual imagery. His art is beautiful, disruptive, yet unsettling and different. In other words, he is absolutely everything the underground comix scene has represented since their conception. Currently residing in Gainsville, Florida, Ballard creates title cards and storyboards for the popular Cartoon Network show Adventure Time in addition to pursuing the dream of self-publishing comic books and zines. He says he originated “post-eroticism,” which I gather as seeing erotica as a form of entertainment rather than a sexual arousing manner as seen in his art. With both of Ballard’s Cartoonshow comics, Cartoonshow #1: You…
Ladies, we all know that dressing cute during the winter season can be nearly impossible, especially when mother nature says a big “fuck you and your new cute dress” and throws a blizzard your way. Yeah, mother nature sucks. Regardless, on those days when mother nature isn’t being a dick, you should take advantage of the *warmer* weather and test out some of these looks. And keep in mind that you can take these and make your own look out of it! Also note, just because something seems pricey doesn’t mean you should toss in the towel, because hey, we live in the 21st century where having alternatives is always…
Mixtape Monday: Tracks In Your Town VI from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Faust – I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness The Carousel – The Halfways Trip the Light – Concrete Robot Selector – Auto Body Brutalist – Madd Comrades Knuckle Draggers – Small Circles Brackish Genepool – White Bronco Houdini (featuring Chipper Jones) – Tamarron
Your favorite mischief-duo, Raymond & Lane, are back and employed! Episode 7, Part One casts the two prepped and psyched for their money-making future, however there are a few rules to keep in mind: ONE – don’t ask about the job. TWO – don’t ask about her family. AND THREE – don’t be late. Watch the rest to find out just what’s in store for Raymond & Lane. Also keep your eyes peeled for Part Two, guest-starring a special someone from RuPaul’s Drag Race! Written & Created By Matt Cullen & Troy LaPersonerie
Two men known for their awesome collaborations have just collaborated. Flying Lotus, who just recently came out with what I would call his magnum opus album, You’re Dead!, and MF DOOM, who just did a bomb collab with Bishop Nehru entitled NehruvianDOOM, have come together to put the damn cherry on top with a quick little treat created for the updated Grand Theft Audo V soundtrack, “Masquatch”. This track is as dark and dank as a DOOM track and as ethereal and mysterious as a FlyLo track. Get your popcorn ready. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDJShdujfa8
I finished out my strange and wonderful year with the greatest group of friends I could have asked for. Maya was the one who got me through the year. We spent an obscene amount of time together and made what seems like a lifetime of memories. I’m writing this from her hometown, where I’m spending my precious two weeks of vacation this summer. Emma, another suitemate, completed the trio. She’s honest, outspoken, and willing to shoot the shit for hours, even in the middle of the night. She grew closer to Maya and I in our second semester and I couldn’t be more grateful she did. Nat was the seventh…
Featured in publications such as bitchtopia, THE PULP ZINE, and ToothacheMag, Italy-based LiLLy Vigna is moving up and beyond with her gorgeous double exposure photography. A visual dreamer, art lover, and feminist, we’re happy to share her unpublished collection, PINK BOW, with you. You can follow LiLLY Vigna and her work on her Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.
Originating in Austin, Texas, Foxhunt emerges onto the music scene with a mixture of modern folk, dreamy electronics and teeming tones of alternative rock. Beginning their career as a group, Joseph Kosier, Stephen Marshall, Nadyia Marshall and Wesley Goins have yet to release their studio album, Strange Creatures, and is met with as much anticipation as excitement to preview the beginning to a long road of success embedded in their path. Unlike many other bands mixing genres together to discover a profound fuse of something unknown to music lovers abroad, Foxhunt centers around “love, alienation and the price of both.” When circulating the depths of music, Foxhunt uses the…
Photographer: Morgan W. Young
It’s rare these days to get though a four-minute commercial break without seeing at least one loan related advert, and even rarer to meet someone who isn’t – in some way or another – indebted to a corporate giant. Both are indicative of society’s increasingly warped relationship with money, but with the world of finance as abstract as it now is, how can people possibly be expected to relate to it in any real way? This abstraction is, of course, all part of the economic game, a game that plays by it’s own rules; our laissez-faire government sits back and watches banks pluck money out of thin air time…
Mixtape Monday: Strange Sleep from anonmagazine on 8tracks Radio. Secret Days – School of Seven Bells Someone Like You – Mannequin Pussy We Never Let You Down – The Voices I Have No Sister – Oh No! Oh My! Valorians – Kairon; IRSE! Fix Me – Iris You Are the One – A Place to Bury Strangers Teal – Blueclaw