i didnt even know who daphne guinness was until i came across these photos from zoo magazine. i had to look her up...ANYWAYS i posted the ones that i think are pretty nice. film still/noir future/70s color/double exposure/nice ESPECIALLY the double exposure color. very nice.
image by Nirrimi Hakanson
I don't know about you, but I'm stuffed.
As the child of two immigrants who somehow landed themselves in California in the 80s, thanksgiving is a little different in my house. There has never been any extended family for me - the concept of going to Grandma's for Sunday is completely foreign, so if Thanksgiving is not spent with fellow immigrant family friends, it's just a fancy dinner with myself, my mom, my dad and my brother. Really, the difference is just what kind of bird is sitting on the table.
Still, it remains to be one of my favorite holidays. It's funny because it wasn't until high school, or maybe even college that I learned that Thanksgiving is a pretty much pretend holiday. There was no day in particular that the pilgrims sat down with the Indians and had a feast. Early America has days of fasts and days of giving thanks based purely upon their current conditions. So there were a lot of days of thanks coupled with quite a few days of fasts.
The point is, it doesn't entirely matter where the holiday came from. In America, we all get the day off to eat some cranberry sauces and mashed potatoes and celebrate your relationships, no matter who they're with. The truly and uniquely American holiday has become multi-cultural as people fit the holiday into their own culture - and in a way, that has made it even more American as diversity, at least in these parts, is very typical American. My Arab parents invite their friends over and serve the turkey and potatoes next to my mom's authentic Egyptian dishes. One of my Indian friend's mom makes her turkey every Thanksgiving...with a curry sauce. Quite frankly, I think that is absolutely adorable.
So...with that, we'd like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers, no matter where you are. And if that's not enough for you...well, don't forget our after Thanksgiving sale, which starts tomorrow!
I found Austrian-based C-Heads Magazine a few years ago when looking through Magazine Myspace accounts for something interesting. It immediately stood out to me and for good reason - the â€œCâ€ in C-Heads stands for creative, and the magazine clearly stuck out as a seeker of new grounds, new talent, new art. As Iâ€™m a very visual person, I definitely appreciated the amount of editorial spreads, as well as the variety. Since then, Iâ€™ve come to know Christine, the editor-in-chief, quite a bit, and she agreed to answer some questions for me in regards to herself, C-Heads, and the never-ending fashion world. Christine has always been involved with art and creativity, from singing to photography, from drawing all the way over to magazine publishing, and when sheâ€™s not working on C-Heads, she likes spending time with friends, partying, and being with nature to â€œlet her mind free.â€ I like that.
When was C-Heads started? What is the goal of C-Heads?
C-Heads started around 2006 â€“ with only three creative people at first. Our goals? It would be great if we could get more well-known, and of course it would be great if we can continue doing what we love and live from it. We would love to have a printed version of C-Heads Magazine at some point! But this is really talking about the future.
What is C-Heads readership like â€“ who is most likely to read it and how many people around the world? How has C-Heads grown since it started?
The readership of C-Heads is split into two main groups. The first group are artists itself - models, photographers, agencies all over the world. The other ones are the crowd who are into the creative industry. They get inspired by new trends of fashion and photography, etcâ€¦C-Heads has grown a lot in the latest time and we like this a lot.
Where did the idea for the magazine come from?
I think the idea is from my early childhood, when we all would love to make a magazine one dayâ€¦.I think this is a dream for us all [at that time].
Why a fashion/art magazine and not another one?
Thatâ€™s a nice question So why not another one...maybe itâ€™s because pictures [are powerful]. There is so much to see - the work of the photographer, the model, the clothes, the location. It combines all that we love...
Does it ever get overwhelming? Whatâ€™s your favorite part about your job?
Sometimes there are too many things to do at the same time, but I think this is normal and everybody has to find a way to handle this. My favorite part? Thatâ€™s easy: Getting to know all the nice people from all over the world.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps and enter the fashion industry through publishing?
Follow your instincts and always try to change. Change is very important, as it keeps the vibe alive.
Paris, New York, LA, Londonâ€¦the list goes on. What do you think is the worldâ€™s most fashionable city and why? What do you think of the Austrian Fashion Scene?
I personally love London most. The people are there very trendy, I think they do their own trends, and companies are copying the style of people on the street. The Austrian fashion scene is getting better and betterâ€¦ but not in the top five yet.
What do you think of fashion bloggers, especially the bloggers that post mostly outfit posts? Narcissists or artists inspiring others?
Although there are tons of them, I think they are cool. Itâ€™s a nice way to get inspired and see trends from all over the world and different people. I love it, when people have such a passion for [some]thing and spread it to the world.
What are this fallâ€™s key trendâ€™s? What do you think them, and what will you be stocking up on personally?
Knitting stuff - my absolute favorite this fall! Okay, itâ€™s every fallâ€¦
Who are your favorite designers, and is there any new talent we should watch out for? What are your favorite clothing stores?
I love Topshop the most. They do an amazing job for me. I also love H&M, Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear. I donâ€™t have a special designer I love the most. There is sometimes a piece I love a lot â€“ for example, Vivienne Westwood, thanks to my sister.
Besides C-Heads, what are some other great magazine you can recommend to Thrifted readers?
TUSH magazine is very nice, it is a print magazine. Also ZINK Magazine has some great and fresh editorials. Online magazines: PRIM Magazine is one of my favoritesâ€¦But I think they switched to print also.
Thanks for your time, Christine! All images via C-Heads Magazine.
Before we were Thrifted we were Blue Bird. What is not as well known is that before we were Blue Bird we were Tiger Tiger Vintage. Yes, my husband and I started this crazy adventure in a tiny one bedroom apartment with a 5 megapixel point and shoot camera, zero computer knowledge, and absolutely no idea what we were doing. Luckily, the apartment had a giant walk in closet and we enlisted the talent of my good friend and fellow RISD Illustration major Adriana Bamber to come and model for us in our tiny kitchen.
In school, Adriana's work brought two words to mind; neon and puppets. Since then she has been to toy school in New York and now has her own Etsy store. Her color palette has toned down quite a bit and the characters have gone 2-D, but the spirit of the work hasn't changed a bit. Check out her store here.
I was so excited to hear that her work is in an Etsy contest sponsored by NASA. The prize is just ridiculously awesome, you win a trip to Florida to see a space shuttle launch AND HOLY CRAP THEY SEND YOUR ARTWORK TO SPACE!!!!!! Please take a moment to vote for Adriana here. The title of her piece is Zeggee's Pops Spacesuit by abamber. I have circled the listing below in case anyone gets lost.