With the end of November (err….Movember….) quickly approaching we wanted to take a look at some of history’s most iconic mustaches.
While grooming your stache, don’t forget what Movember is all about. Check out the Movember website for more information and how to get involved.
The Work Mag recently hit the fiercely fashionable streets of Tokyo, Japan. While dodging through famous Harajuku, it was hard not to notice the crowds of Japanese youth pouring into vintage shops looking for perfectly worn doc martens to pair with their…..robes? That’s right, it is a total pajama fashion frenzy on the streets of Harajuku. Take a look at how some of our favorite Japanese vintage spots are showcasing the strangely awesome trend:
It is now totally acceptable to roll out of bed. Thanks Tokyo!
Let’s face it—kale is here to stay. The darling of the culinary world, hipsters, mommy bloggers, hippies, your grandparents & the you-can’t-tell-if-they’re-good-looking-but-maybe-kinda person working your local juice truck (Is it the apron? It’s a modern mystery.) isn’t going back to its humble roots as a salad bar garnish any time soon. I, for one, am happy about it. However, since it will be making an appearance well into winter, you may find yourself out of ideas on how to prepare it. After all, by now I’m sure you’ve probably made chips, dehydrated it, pureed, steamed, wilted and included it in every juice.
Rustic, filling and comforting, a pasta dish can be the easiest and most effective way to work your way through the last of the forest growing in the backyard (feel for me). This recipe is ridiculously easy, designed to make your co-workers envious and is the perfect counterbalance to cold (ish) L.A. nights. Enjoy!
Note: this recipe is meatless, but would be delicious with sausage, linked or otherwise, added to it.
You will need:
1 bunch kale (Lacinato works best)
1 yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 Tbs. of red wine
½ of a lemon cut into wedges
Red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper to taste
Grab a large, non-stick skillet, add the butter and olive oil and set it to medium heat—dice your onion and add it in and (most important) leave it. These will take around 20 minutes to caramelize. De-rib your kale and start a large pan of water to boil. You can cook your pasta according to the directions, but I suggest leaving it al dente. By this time your onions will smell amazing and have started to get a little color—add the wine and let work for 5 more minutes, then add the kale. Cook down until wilted, throw in the pasta and a cup of reserved pasta water and cook an additional 5 minutes. I almost omitted this step (don’t be like me). Salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with a lemon wedge & pepper flakes. Enjoy with the remainder of the bottle of wine—there’s no judgment here.
As a lover of the past, vintage Halloween pictures both terrify & stimulate me. Below is a selection of some of my favorite creepy & inspiring images from o hallows eve.
After having avoided the fashion industry spotlight for quite some time, David LaChapelle is back with a bang. The pop photographer shot the fall-holiday marketing campaign for Swedish based hoisery line, Happy Socks. The campaign features a group of toned and beautiful dancers leaping and high kicking through the streets of Los Angeles in little more than, well, socks. Who knew the “sock only” look could look so good?
The photos aren’t the only thing to be happy about. LaChapelle shot a quirky short film to accompany the print ads. Based very loosely on “The Red Shoes,” the nine minute short film titled “Happy Accidents” features a hooker possessed with an irresistible urge to dance— in Happy Socks. The video will be released October 31st on happysocks.com
Sometimes a meal is so good that I think it would be a top contender for my last dinner, should I ever find myself on death row. But with all the choices in the world, it would be no easy task to narrow it down. Knowing that I would never again have another breakfast, lunch, or dinner, what would I choose? Would I go for the foods I grew up eating or more recent discoveries that have taken hold as my palette has become more developed? Would it be sushi or wild game? Crème brûlée or a bucket of macaroons? Arugula or kale for the salad?
Would they grant me a glass of red wine?
By photographing what various inmates did choose in their final hours, Henry Hargreaves gives you an inside look into the labyrinth minds of some of the most brutal criminals in modern history. The choices make you wonder. Does the fried food reflect the need for comfort? Does the one olive represent the symbols of peace and victory as in ancient tradition? Does the empty plate suggest the desire to be cleansed?
My favorite part of this series, titled, No Seconds, is that the hidden meanings are all yours to create.
- Katherine Aplin
I had the honor of spending the day at Siglo Moderno a few months ago when it was the location for a fashion photoshoot I styled. I fell so hard in love with this design & art showroom, which is one third vintage, one third new, and one third original designs by the owner, Jorge Luis Cruzata, that I had to go back and take a million photos to share with you. Do yourself a favor and pop in for a visit next time you’re redecorating or just window shopping on the Westside. The address is 8373 Melrose Avenue just before Melrose Place.
Mario Bellini “Camaleonda” modular sofa.
Carrara marble chair by Marsotto Edizioni & needlepoint fox by Frederique Morrel.
VIVA Magazine from 1970s.
Needlepoint animals by Frederique Morrel.
Homeless portraits by Nino Meir.
Magiscopes by Feliciano Bejar.
Sixties wall tapestry by Edith Zimmer.
A collection of vintage Rosenthal vessels.
Solid brass and quartz crystal wall sculpture by Ilse Hammon Ruocco.
A vintage Massimo and Elena Vignelli leather sofa amist Siglo Moderno’s ecclectic mix of vintage and contemporary housewares.
Crystal Chandeleir by Christopher Boots.
Needlepoint rabbit (L) by Frederique Morrel , Portal and Wave sculpture (R) by George Ernston.
Turned Forms by Richard Patterson.
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