Esquire recently published their biannual style manual for spring 2010, The Big Black Book. It includes features on the likes of Mark McNairy (for Bass), Alex Carleton (for L.L. Bean) and Christopher Bastin (for Gant). They also explore important need to know like the 5 shoes all men should have. The maintenance and care of white bucks, the white summer sweater, and how to apply sun screen to a woman’s back make it worthwhile to keep it handy on all your summer excursions. Pick it up at newsstands for around $10.
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M.I.A.- The New York Times Magazine
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The presentation above is a behind-the-scenes look into a photo shoot by Ryan McGinley, shot for New York Times Magazine and featuring star musician/political activist M.I.A. The video is only about half a minute long, the shoot clearly gives us an indication of the action that went down that day. Enjoy!
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With there being so much hype surrounding her latest music video ‘Born Free‘, Directed by Romaine Gavras, Maya Arulpragasam, also known as M.I.A., recently did a two-day photo shoot around Manhattan and Brooklyn New York with photographer Ryan McGinley, for New York Times magazine. Ryan McGinely did a wonderful job in capturing M.I.A. at her finest; carefree, young, loose and passionate. The image of her on the swing is amazing.
These photos go along with the article M.I.A.’s Agitprop Pop written by Lynn Hirschberg a long time contributer for The New York Times Magazine. M.I.A. recently spoke of her disagreement with Hirschbergs’s article saying what she wrote wasn’t the truth, seen here on her Twitter account, the article features Hirschberg and M.I.A. speaking about her links to Sri Lanka, her visa problems in the US and her family. This was also covered by NME Magazine. The recording artist had this to say:
“917.834.3158 CALL ME IF YOU WANNA TALK TO ME ABOUT THE N Y T TRUTH ISSUE, ill b taking calls all day bitches ;)” – M.I.A.
“NEWS IS AN OPINION! UNEDITED VERSION OF THE INTERVIEW WILL BE ON neetrecordings THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND!!! >>>>” – M.I.A.
So like she said the unedited version of the interview will be on neetrecordings.com M.I.A. personal website this Memorial Weekend, so be on the look out, because it will be covered here. Seems like M.I.A. has been in the news a lot lately for her mouth, but I like her for that, I can respect a person, let alone a major music artist who isn’t afraid to speak their mind.
Mama M.I.A.! A year after giving birth to her first son, Ms. Arulpragasam is finally back with her first Complex cover and a fresh third album, /\/\/\Y/\ (a.k.a. MAYA), slated for release next month. We’ve obviously had a thing for the MC/producer/Oscar nominee/tastemaker for years now, so our latest cover collabo was like a dream come true. The June/July 2010 issue hits stands in a few weeks, but we’re giving you a chance to check out the full cover story (with extended photo gallery and video) now. Peep the Q&A to hear Maya go deep on a variety of subjects, from how she plans to raise a well-rounded kid as a superstar to her thoughts on Kanye and modern day hip-hop. Hit the links for more and check back tomorrow to see our second June/July cover…
What was your impression of America when you were little?
M.I.A.: The first place I came to was L.A., and I just loved it. From the airplane looking out the window, the landscape just shines—all the lights are twinkling, all the cars are reflecting the sun. It was very Tinseltown. If you’re coming from Sri Lanka and you want to experience the West, that was the extreme end of Western civilization to me—the vastness of L.A. was truly different. I wasn’t impressed with New York, ’cause it’s a bigger version of London. But L.A. was kinda cool.
Did you see much violence growing up?
M.I.A.: Yeah, all the time. My kid’s gonna see it, but he’s gonna see it in computer games. I don’t know which is worse. The fact that I saw it in my life has maybe given me lots of issues, but there’s a whole generation of American kids seeing violence on their computer screens and then getting shipped off to Afghanistan.
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I was looking on HoneyMag’s website and came across this post “Milk and Honey“, the cover picture is what caught my I so I decided to take a look at it. The post was about taking inspiration from the runways and incorporate tribal patterns, brights, neons and neutrals into one’s wardrobe, for women obviously, but like I said the photography was my focus. The photography was shoot by Ashley Sky Walker and the models where Chevonese (Boss Models) and Victoria Brito (Major). Click here to see more photography.
My favorite photos from this shoot: