ALABAMA BLONDE Alabama Blonde sits at her computer with a white background, keeping her surroundings mysterious. She’s relaxed in glasses and a black beret, and we begin by talking about her cactus garden. She’s afraid of heights, and the cactus barrier surrounding the edges of her balcony make her feel better about living 40 stories above the ground. “So I can’t ... Read More
Daria wearing Julia Clancey Pink Slinky head wrap, Earrings and Necklace PK Bijoux, Lion cuff Snake cuff Vintage cuff and ring by Hirst Collections, ring by Frangos, Bracelets @thehirstcollection by Kenneth Jay Lane, Satellite, Amishi, Askew London, Kenneth Jay Lane Madi wearing Dragonfly Tassel Turban by Julia Clancey available at Harrods, Necklace by PK Bijoux, Hedgehog ring by Kenneth Jay ... Read More
BLACK DAHLIA: Candy and the Science of Bliss Arriving fresh out of the candy lab, Taryn Garcia makes the life of a confectioner sound just as surreal as the childhood mind imagines; it’s the life of an artist, chef, and mad scientist, all rolled into one. Head chef along with Greg Bernhardt for the new CBD company, Black Dahlia, Taryn reveals some ... Read More
ROSE HARTMAN: Studio 54
Known for its lavish celebrity disco parties in the late 1970s, Studio 54 became a symbol of the NYC elite, and many of the images—such as Bianca Jagger on the white horse— were as notorious as the club that inspired them. Behind the camera of many of the famed photographs was the tenacious and legendary photographer Rose Hartman; intrepid partygoer ... Read More
Tender Giant Miljan Suknovic
The moment Miljan walked into the Air France Lounge at New York’s JFK Airport he was immediately inspired by the architectural environment to create an installation/exhibition “Studio Visit”. As the first site-specific art installation of it’s kind the Air France lounge, his 35 large vibrant abstract works that were met with wide acclaim during the vernissage on November 12th. Miljan is ... Read More
In My Dream Last Night…Helena Christensen & Camilla Stærk
‘In My Dream Last Night…’ is the armature behind an ongoing short film and sound concept by creative duo Stærk&Christensen, in collaboration with a number of artists from various fields who are a continuous source of inspiration to the duo. A collection of personal moments, thoughts and dreams are revealed and interpreted through each collaborator, underpinning the composition of the work.
IN JUNE, 2013, I RENTED A PHOTO STUDIO ON 26TH STREET IN NEW YORK FOR A FASHION EDITORIAL SHOOT . IT WAS OWNED AND RUN BY A MAN WHO, MONTHS LATER , I DISCOVERED TO BE CELEBRITY PHOTOGRAPHER PETER STRONGWATER , WHO HAD SHOT THOSE ICONIC INTERVIEW MAGAZINE COVERS IN THE 80’S. ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL POP-ICON PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL-TIME. Reserved: ... Read More
Saida, Lebanon and Canfield, Ohio seem worlds apart but share more in common than you could imagine. Both are small towns, places where everyone knows everyone and where borrowing a cup of sugar from your neighbor isn’t a quaint throw-back to another era but something that happens with regularity. Saida typifies the heart of everyday Arab life in much the ... Read More
Former Factory Boys and identical twins, Richard and Robert DuPont, were just a pair of 17 year-old Connecticut prepsters when they found themselves at the center of the drug, booze, and sex-induced intoxica-tion that was Andy Warhol’s New York City in 1977. More than 35 years later, one-half of the DuPont twins and Reserved Magazine’s West Coast Editor, Richard DuPont, ... Read More
I WAS INSPIRED BY THE BIRTH OF MY DAUGHTER. I used watercolors, which is a delicate medium, a basic shape, and sub-tle use of color to show fragility. I wanted to show a complete body, while at the time, showing the individual parts that create it. My process was initiated by my own daily organizing and setting values to life tasks, ... Read More
I create artifacts from a world where humans have long since disappeared and new forms of life have gained foothold upon the discarded architecture of our present civilization. Materials for these works begin as present day discards, leftovers, and forgotten flotsam. I gather at salvage yards, roadside waste piles, garages and other crevices where today’s material culture quietly collects. In ... Read More
Andrew Saffir & Daniel Benedict
RESERVED asks Andrew Saffir — founder of Cinema Society — who would play him and Daniel Benedict, his life partner, in the movie version of their lives. “Robert Downey Jr. for me and Alexander Skarsgard for Daniel. “RDJ is one of my all time favorite actors, whip smart and brilliant. So major wishful thinking on my part.” Says the curly haired bespectacled Saffir. Regarding ... Read More
“Drawing across a surface is a mysterious adventure, full of complex possibility and poetry. While the works represented on these pages date from the 1970’s to the present and incorporate diverse processes and mediums, they all share my life’s preoccupation with the power of the drawn line. Marks are made with pencil, brush, charcoal or strips of cloth. Through a ... Read More
“Once you become a stranger in the world, slowly it becomes like something sweet in that you don’t belong to anyone. Slowly, you feel like a character from the Steppenwolf—Hermann Hesse. Loneliness, but at the same time you feel power.” I can tell you interesting stories about a man (me), who first leaves his homeland, the country of his birth, ... Read More
I was born in Berlin, but my family moved to China when I was about eight or nine months old. My first 10 years were spent in Shanghai where my father had a quite successful retail business. Looking back, the experience of growing up in such an exotic location was amazing. The culture was just incredible. In the evenings my ... Read More
Before there was reality TV as we know it, before the Kardashian’s, the Osbourne’s and the heinous Housewives from Hell Syndicate there was the Loud Family. It was 1971 and they had no idea what they were getting into because they were about to become the first family of Reality TV and create the genre that would begin the love/hate ... Read More
Adam Green’s Aladdin
Adam Green is renowned around the globe as one of music’s most unique and prolific songwriting talents – his songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, and Will Oldham. A New York native, Green was only 17-years-old when he recorded and released his first album. As part of the downtown antifolk scene ... Read More
My partner Jules and I showed up at 8:00 on a Thursday night. I had let Chef Bun Lai, infamous owner of Miya’s Sushi in New Haven, CT know we were coming and that we wanted to talk about a story for our magazine (the one you’re reading). The host said he wasn’t going to be able to make it – ... Read More
As We Are Now (AW:AN)
Anette Miwa Dimmen has often wondered why the best quality fabrics and materials are rarely used in the most popular retail products for women. She realised that the link between innovation, design and branding that connects a smart product with modern women in a real way is often missing. Women like herself need more than functionality and a good price to get excited ... Read More
Q&A with La Doyenne . Reserved Magazine sits down with the founders of La Doyenne, Laura Day Webb and Rachel Hearn, to discuss their transitional collection with a focus on flattering made to order silhouettes using luxury fabrics. 1. How did you come up with the name La Doyenne? We wanted the brand’s name to be indicative of the woman ... Read More
1 What are the qualities you see in someone that makes them interesting to paint? FF – It’s very difficult to put into words what makes something or someone inspiring. Sometimes it is a gesture, someone’s unique face, historic photos of women –it’s that indescribable thing which grabs your attention the moment you see it. 2 Do your paintings come ... Read More
Kendall Miles, A Footwear Designer
What was it like growing up on the Southside of Chicago? I grew up in Hyde Park which is indeed on the southside of Chicago. It’s a very special neighborhood in and of itself. It’s the neighborhood where the University of Chicago is located. Just around that surrounding that you get a lot of diversity a lot of professionalism, entrepreneurism ... Read More
Alysia Reiner and the New Woman’s World Order
It is a historic time in the history of the United States. More women than ever are running for president, educational opportunities are slowly advancing for women globally, and America has returned to having a female Speaker of the House. However, the fight for women’s rights and equality still rages on fiercely, and one of the biggest topics surrounding that issue in these contemporary times is motherhood.
Retiré: Cary Fagan x Giu Gui
Movement — a physical manifestation of our endless imagination. It allows us to create, to connect, to observe, and most importantly to know ourselves. To move is to be free. In this series, Fagan captures the intimacy of spontaneous expression. The motions, inspired by ballet, are so beautifully thoughtless they allow one’s true self to shine through. Ballerinas placed in a relaxed environment, turned off from the strains of perfectionism, yet still aware of movement. The motions are natural and evoke a childlike curiosity.
Between running her own radio station, modeling, and campaigning in the ongoing crusade for equal women’s rights, it’s a wonder that Theodora can even find time to squeeze in an interview. Growing up in a household with Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, it’s fairly inevitable that a strong musical backbone would form during Theodora’s childhood. With Off the Cuff, Theodora’s subscription Sirius radio station, she shares her unique taste with the world.
Zac Posen: By the Gals, For the Gals
Coincidentally, just a couple weeks before showing ZAC ZAC at Coterie, Posen was asked by Google and their online program Made With Code, to create an LED dress. Made With Code’s website encourages girls to study science and technology. It tells the stories of various young ladies who have learned to computer coding to various ends: combined with biology to find the cure for cancer; enhancing costumes to create other worldly choreography on stage; and within fabric for literally enlightened clothing. Posen was asked to do the latter, showcasing an incredible light enhanced black gown worn by the model Coco Rocha for a group of women who code.
Drawing across a surface is a mysterious adventure, full of complex possibility and poetry. While the works represented on these pages date from the 1970’s to the present and incorporate diverse processes and mediums, they all share my life’s preoccupation with the power of the drawn line.
Joseph La Piana
My creative process is centered around the concept of evolution and the capacity to transform. I believe these concepts spring from a sense of optimism that we are not necessarily bound by our past, but by the boundless potential of the future. When a viewer engages with my work, I hope they are inspired by this optimism to imagine a future not bound by current preconceptions but infinite possibilities.
Millie Brown, Row DTLA Performance
Most recognized for performance as a non-traditional method of painting, Brown uses her body as a tool to create artifacts that are remnants of her process. Reminiscent of abstract expressionist studies, Brown produces aesthetically whimsical paintings with a deep underlining rawness of human emotion. Viewing the body as a vessel for spiritual practice, Brown pushes her physical and mental boundaries to reach a state of enlightenment from which creative expression and healing derives.
The school sits square, brick, and bunker like, cupping a central yard, which I do remember as the exact spot Artie Cano knocked the wind out of me with one punch to the stomach after I said something he didn’t like. This, right in front of the willowy Michelle Jones, who from that moment on saw through me like I was a soap bubble.
Feminist has become a dirty word. So often people feel uncomfortable openly identifying as a feminist because of the misguided notion that the term means that women should have power over men or that it is a euphemism for “man-hater.” Feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights If you believe in that, congratulations you’re a feminist! Both men and women can be feminists. Now more than ever it is important for closeted feminists to come out into the open.
1. At what point in your life did you first identify as a feminist and when did you become aware that a culture existed that devalued and debased women? I didn’t really learn about feminism until I went to college. My mother was always a feminist but I don’t remember the word being used all that much. I associated it ... Read More
Nile Rodgers by Mick Rock
Last spring we were invited to the home of producer, musician and guitarist, Nile Rodgers in Westport, CT for an interview and photo shoot of epic proportions. Along with us was Liz Derringer, renowned music journalist, who cut her teeth at Warhol’s Interview Magazine and former wife of music legend Rick Derringer. Also joining us was legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, known as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”.
EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH CURATED NETWORKING In a city as large as New York where men are the gatekeepers to Venture Capital and financial sector, We Talks founder Lana Pozhidaeva is playing a major role in shifting this reality. WE Talks features female founders, leaders and peers in roundtable discussions moderated by Kelly Hultgren and produced by Zuri, a smart experiential ... Read More
Sophie Auster x KABINETT
KABINETT, an emerging arts & culture app has become the cultural mecca of all things relevant. Developed by founder Eduardo Costantini in 2017 the platform’s sole purpose is to inspire their wide spectrum of users to engage with carefully curated multifaceted and intersectional topics such as: modern age feminism, rising artists, mental health, and buzzing global exhibits. Kabinett’s flawless multimedia ... Read More