Monday, 30 March 2009

Acne Paper, Acne Bikes, Acne Pants . . .

_The sight of hot semi-naked bodies bouncing up and down is always going to draw some attention, so it's not surprising that Swedish denim brand turned-cool-all-round fashion label brand Acne, have enlisted film artist Richard Brandon Cox to document just such sexy shenanigans for their underwear range. The video (Above) features a nubile young model breezing perpendicularly across the screen.

Inspiration for the collection of vests, trunks, boxers and briefs in the finest Supima cotton comes from the Bandanna Prints and Tie Die of Urban Cowboys, and from the tonal checks and spots of Louise Bourgeois's textile work.

In addition to pants you can now get your very own Acne bicycle, designed with the aid of Bianchi, the Italian brand who have been producing racing bikes since 1855. The classic racing bike is based on the Pista model and comes in three exclusive colours – yellow, orange and pink, complete with Acne emblazoned on the seat.

Article from

_Legendary Vogue Editorial

_The year was 1992. Kate Moss, Corrine Day, Juergen Teller, David Sims are all on their way up and are creating a new style of fashion out of London via The Face and ID. How will the gatekeepers of cool in NY react? For Marc Jacobs, the style of American bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana was like a gift from heaven, because with the music, came a very specific look. Marc takes the flannel and the thermals, the vintage dresses worn with combat boots and turns it into a deluxe collection in silk and cashmere with the prices to match. Steven Meisel takes the super-glamorous supermodels Nadja and Naomi and Kirsten and strips them of all the usual make-up for a very dressed down look. The Old Guard in fashion nearly lose their minds but the kids love it. It is one of the boldest statements ever seen in a mainstream magazine and that's why we rank it right up there as one of the amazing and legendary editorials ever.

_Harley Wier

_Such an amazing young photographer - Still a second year Fine Art student at Central Saint Martins. But with editorial spreads already in Vice and i-D, and muse / boyfriend George Barnett (Face of Lanvin, one time Hedi Slimane Muse and drummer in London post punk band 'These New puritans') this girls going far.

Look out for her work in 'Johnson' Magazine launching SS09

_A few more . . .

_lovely interior spaces. All totally different, yet equally as personal and inspiring.

_Diane Arbus

_'Mrs. T. Charlton Henry on a couch in her chesnut Hill home, Philidelphia, Pa. 1965.' This is how I plan for my hair to look by the time I'm this age - Brilliant.

_Prince, Icon of the week

_Could this guy be any cooler if he tried? - Such an legend. I love this shot of him because its just so natural, you can see how actually beautiful he is, rather than (as with his usual press shots) the overly retouched image this shows the mans genuine beauty and amazing style.


_Interview magazine now have a 'newly launched' website - in actual fact its just the 'new' / relaunched logo placed onto the old website design, But some how it makes everything look really fresh. Maybe its just because of love this logo so much more than the 'dracula inspired' Baron re-design. oh, also check out their 'calendar' feature - its quite simply glorious.

_The Naomi Diaries

_An atypical week in the life of a supermodel as told to James Reinato.

For W magazine June 2007
Photographed by Steven Klein
Styled by Treena Lombardo

Read the brilliant entire article at:

_'Summer Camp'

_"School’s out, and the livin’ is easy. The latest flock of new designers hits the road with some top models and friends for a little fun—dressed or not—under the Miami sun."

Lara Stone, Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss and a host of boldface names go to Summer Camp for last July's issue of 'W' magazine, shot (of course) by Bruce Weber and styled by Alex White - here's hoping they're enrolling for a class of 2009.

_Monday Morning in 'WOI'

_Just because I'm sat at my desk at 'World of Interiors' magazine scouting new photographers, I thought I'd blog some of the glorious work of Ivan Terestchenko. These shots of Yves Saint Laurents apartment were taken on August 15th - 6 weeks Yves past away. Lovely. Such an incredible private art collection.

View his work at:

Sunday, 29 March 2009

_Sunday morning inspirations

_A classic reference point for me at the moment - B&W, David Sims, French Vogue, Big shapes and beautful girls messing around - This is how all fashion should always be - Fun, classic and irreverent. As a by the by - I'm curently working with some of these amazing images as they're styled using some pieces for a current client of RBPMstudio - ACE.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

_Marc & Corinne

_French Vogue editor Corinne Roitfeld and fashion designer Marc Jacobs attend the Terry Richardson's exhibition opening for Vogue Calendar on November 26, 2008 in Paris, France. Ace.

_Saturday Night Interiors

_Loving well placed graphics, function as art, open brick work, repetitive imagery, in house libraries and a good coral coloured wall.

_Acne Paper News

_This week I recieved some VERY exciting news reguarding the new Acne paper, once all is confirmed, stay tuned for updates - RBPMstudio could be going stellar. ;)

And while we're on the Subject, can we just appreciate the incredible work of the Acne Paper and its editor Thomas for the last 7 issues - Flawless and nothing but off tone and inspirational season after season.

Look out for 'Eroticism' No.8 out April 11th.


_Nothing else. I just find the shapes, tones, styling, angles, simplicity and conviction completely inspiring.

_I'm Obsessed

_By 'Madmen' on BBC4 - A drama about one of New York's most prestigious ad agencies at the beginning of the 1960s, focusing on one of the firm's most mysterious but extremely talented ad executives, Donald Draper. its just brilliant. And looks INcredible, for both its fashion, style and Interiors (money led Mid-Century Modern in New York) - Am azing.

_Mr Tanner

_I did a shoot this week with model Chris Tanner (Premier Models) and he was just such a good little model, really friendly and lovely, with a bit of an attitude (in a good way). He had arrived back from 3 months in Tokyo that morning and was flying out to Paris the next day. But non the less was completely switched on and totally pulled the shoot out of the bag - stay tuned for shots from the days shoot.

All above images shot by the amazing photographer Toyin, for Wonderland magazine AW08

_Tattoo me . . .

_Such a satisfying image.

I love Warhol's signature, and for a long time have wanted it tattooed on me. But cant until I own a Warhol with a signature, then I will get the signature I own tattoed to my body - kind of like a mad mental fan getting a band members signature tattoed over - I need that for Warhol.

_Puppy Love

_Possibly one of the cutest things - A blue whippet, curled up on a lovely cusion, in cracked sunlight, and a gloriously deisgned interior space. Jelous? - not much.

_Acne SS09 Look Book

_Featuring Cole Mohr and has a heavy resemlence to early surrealist Jean Paul Goude photoshoots - Very early 1980's with that big grainy draped space, strange looking boys, doing wierd poses and carrying bizarre props. A lovely and refreshing shoot for a contemporary look book.

_Graphics Boy Night

_This evening, as the rain pours, and the wind whistles around London town, Im indoors, working hard, like a good boy, drinking tea, listening to Chet Baker and being inspired by the ace graphics above. Sometimes Saturday nights indoors can be SO GOOD.