The Soiree Issue



The Artisan Issue
Illustrations and artisanal techniques unite in our main Fashion stories, whereas DIY inspiration and a focus on patchwork take crafty to a whole new level.
Christopher Kane nude dress with black detailing

Phillip Lim dress__Alexander McQueen trench__House of Flora hat

Jil Sander wool coat


Gig Posters

A gig poster is an advertisement for a live musical performance.

Spoon__My Associate Cornelius__$10

The Kills__My Associate Cornelius__$10

Junior Boys__Lonny Hurley__$20

Gig Posters Vol.1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century__$40

THIS is the first ever Gig Posters book, featuring over 700 examples and 101 ready to frame posters (each 11" x 14" page is perforated and removable). In addition to pieces from My Associate Cornelius, this book includes work from Aesthetic Apparatus, Burlesque of North American, The Decoder Ring Design Concern, Lonny Hurley, Invisible Creature, and 95 other artists.

All posters are originals in near mint or better condition unless otherwise indicated.
Jimi Hendrix Experience__Griffin and Moscoso__$1,500


WITH a nod to the psychedelic and an eye for the socially absurd Emek has become one of the most coveted artists of the modern era. His talent of appealing to both old and new collectors has made his posters an almost guaranteed investment opportunity.

High on Fire__Emek__$125

The White Stripes__Emek__$400

Over the past few years, Poster Cabaret has earned a reputation for offering the best gig posters made today. [...]

Murder by Death__The Cricket Press__$20

Margot & The Nuclear So & So's__Delicious Design__$25

Arctic Monkeys__Jesse Phillips__$25 (sold out)

Yo La Tengo__Guy Burwell__$25

Flight of the Conchords__Doublenaut__$20

Bad Brains__Justin Hampton__$30

The Distillers__Emek__$75

GigPosters.com was created and is maintained by Clay Hayes who resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The website launched in January, 2001. Showcasing the worlds largest historical gig poster archive, this massive online art gallery is home to thousands of designers from around the world. Visitors can browse and comment on gig posters, join the large community in the forums, chat, and purchase posters in the classified ads section.
Subversive Users et. al.__Bartek Felczak

Blue Meridian et. al.__Pat Fatica

Erykah Badu__Emek

Shaky Hands et. al.__Jaclyn Campanaro

Electric Six__Lonny Hurley

Vaqueros Paganos__Diego Pagani

The Spino Band__$20__seller: strawberryluna

Emek (born Emek Golan in Israel in 1970) is a popular artist/graphic designer/illustrator who has designed concert posters since the early 1990s. He is widely credited with helping to revive the rock poster scene. [...]

EMEK has been referred to as "The Thinking Man's Poster Artist". Coming from a unique family of 5 artists, Emek has made his mark creating special limited edition silkscreen posters for live concerts around the world. Emek’s style thrives on attention to detail, coupled with layers of meaning in the artwork. His infusion of socio-political commentary into pop culture imagery has made his work instantly recognizable in the field. Emphasizing craftsmanship, his work is mostly hand-drawn in the tradition of the classic psychedelic posters from the 1960's. Born in the 70's Emek was also strongly influenced by the DIY punk flyers of the 80’s. Over the last 2 decades, Emek has created hundreds of posters for some of the top alternative bands and events, like Radiohead, Coachella, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, System of a Down, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips, to name a few, as well as album covers from Neil Young and Pearl Jam to Henry Rollins and Erykah Badu. Emek's work has been shown in galleries across the United States, in Berlin, London and Tokyo and Belgium and Canada. He has been interviewed on CNN, featured in magazines and books, including covers of Juxtapoz magazine. [PosterCabaret.com]

EMEK - official site
EMEK graduated with a Major in Art, and a Minor in Unemployment. His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day. The poster was a success and from then on, Emek was hooked on the art form. [...]

Queens of the Stone Age__"Lasercut Snake"__sold out

DJ Shadow__sold out

A. Micah Smith (l) & Frank Chimero

A. Micah Smith is a graphic designer / illustrator living in the great state of Kansas. Emerging from a love of music and art alike, he started My Associate Cornelius in the summer of 2004 as an after hours creative outlet. Over the years it has blossomed into a nationally recognized graphic design studio producing a wide-range of print materials and has become a staple in the independent rock poster scene. Smith has produced work for many great clients such as Wilco, Myspace, Spoon, Newsweek, and the Hold Steady to name a few. His work has also appeared in many magazines (Print, Paste, Nylon) and books, including, Gig Posters, Vol. 1: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century. [PosterCabaret.com]

Poster for Gomez's 2006 Hollywood show. Imagery based on the song "Chasing Ghosts with Alcohol". Loosely inspired by Slimer's appearance in the Sedgewick Hotel from Ghostbusters...

My Associate Cornelius - official site

Rollins surfing t-shirt ft. Henry Rollins / Black Fag__$18USD__seller: Shirt Killer__[GigPosters.com]

Class of 09: Fashion

The Class of 2009: The Year's Best Designers, Trends, Muses and Models!
While our yearbooks have always been good for intermittent fits of nostalgia, we can't say they were ever really much to look at. This year, though, we're upping the glam quotient on year-end roundups by choosing the best and the brightest of Fashion's class of 2009. And with picks like models nominated for Most Attractive, the edgiest fashion tomes gunning for Most Photogenic, and the most talked-about new designers in the running for Coolest Freshman, you can be sure there won't be any sartorial regrets here. Welcome to the winner's circle...

Cutest Couple - Chicest Collaboration: Target & Rodarte
Rodarte for Target
The Rodarte for Target Go International collection consists of 55 pieces and will range from $9.99 for knee-highs to $79.99 for a leopard print jacket. According to a Target spokesman, the collection is “very feminine, yet very modern and incorporates a rich mix of patterns and fabrications and everything from sequins and bows to faux fur”. Mark your calendars, the limited edition collection will launch at Target stores nationwide and on target.com on December 20, 2009, and will be available through February 6, 2009.


Jamie Burke

Jamie Burke: On Modelling, Music and Kate Moss
JAMIE Burke is all about the hair. In 2005, when he was 20, he had a brief, precocious fling with Kate Moss, then 31, and they were pictured in Aspen together, with their hair flowing in the snow. Next, signing a modelling contract with Calvin Klein, he perfected the art of the soulful hair toss.

His macho-mermaid look makes him easily identifiable when he is photographed in a clinch with a troubled starlet (Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan). And when he rocks out on stage with his band burke., he throws his hair around a lot. Never mind that builders sometimes wolf-whistle at him, mistaking him for a girl. Never mind that he can only wash his hair once a month because of flyaway issues - 'When it's clean it goes fluffy and that's so not rock'n'roll, man.' The chicks, he assures me, love it.

'You know, most of the girls I know don't like clean guys. They like me when I've just come off stage, not just out of the shower.' He later tells me that when he comes off stage he sometimes lies on the ground hyperventilating, so I am not sure he is in a position to be much use to said ladies.

But Burke's self-confidence is boundless. 'I'm a big lover. I'm a very sexual being. I'm just off relationships right now because it gets too intense and you can't be without them - or more likely, they can't be without you...' [...]

BURKE only does modelling to subsidise his true love, music. 'I don't want to be photographed in underwear or some crop top, it's not how I roll.' But he likes working for Calvin Klein because they treat him not as a model but as 'a personality'. [...]

I ASK if he finds he often annoys people. 'There's always haters, for sure. The better you do, the more haters there are. It's jealousy. I don't want to blow my own horn but there it is.'

Finally, one last puppyish boast: 'You know, the worst are the girls you're not interested in. They can get really mean and nasty. They'll come up to you after a show and try it on and if you don't show them the right attention they're like, "Do you think you're some kind of superstar?" No, I just don't want to shag you!'

Oh, Jamie. I'd pat him on the head, if it had only seen a little more shampoo. He slides on his shades and heads off with a friendly wave. The Burke has left the building. END

Calvin Klein party for Gabriel Aubry__2008

Jamie Burke - NYMag.com profile

with Kate Bosworth__21 after party__2008

burke. on MySpace Music

photog: David Sims__CK Jeans

photog: Terry Richardson__Interview Magazine



To put it bluntly, this film sucks. A pretentious, gaudy art-house flick shot in cinéma vérité, not even worth downloading the Torrent for. I expected more from Abel Ferrara whose great works include the adaptation of William Gibson's novella "New Rose Hotel" the horrorific gorefest "Driller Killer" and the gritty, often brutal story of a good cop gone bad in "Bad Lieutenant," the latter which haunted me for years. As for "Chelsea on the Rocks," I'd rather fuck an Ape than watch this again.


Svetlana Zakharova

Svetlana Zakharova (born 1979), principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Teatro alla Scala, is widely considered among the greatest living ballerinas today and reportedly commands among the highest fees of any ballet dancer, after Sylvie Guillem and Diana Vishneva...Today, Zakharova tours and guests with the world's great ballet companies. She is highly regarded for her technical expertise and for her exceptionally high extensions, which invite comparisons with gymnasts.

Zakharova was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation in 2006.

Don Quixote

Svetlana Zakharova - official website


A Young Ballerina Learns to Walk Through Open Doors
WHEN Svetlana Zakharova was 10, her mother took her to an audition at a Kiev ballet school. Ms. Zakharova wanted none of it. She had no taste for ballet, positive or negative; her dread had more to do with the prospect of leaving her family, who lived in Lutsk, a town in western Ukraine.

"I remember that there were so many kids; they were all nervous and so were their parents," she recalled through an interpreter at the Metropolitan Opera House. "I said to my mom: 'I don't want to live in a dormitory; I want to live with my family. That's why even if they will accept me in the school, I won't be studying here.' My mom said, 'Just try to get through the competition first.' "

By the time Ms. Zakharova reached the final round, she fell in love, if not with ballet itself, then at least with the idea of what it might be like to be a ballerina. "There were girls and boys who were already students there, and they were so beautiful," she said. "I decided that I really liked it very much. Finally, when I was accepted, my mom asked me, 'So would you stay and study there?' I told her, 'Yes!' " [...]

NATURALLY supple, with long legs and a luxurious line, Ms. Zakharova possesses the kind of onstage beauty that practically leaves you woozy. With waist-length dark hair framing an alabaster face, she's just as radiant in person, but she's also a bit of a clown. After a photographer reminded her to stand up straight, she giggled and slumped to a grotesque extreme, eerily resembling a drawing by the artist and balletomane Edward Gorey, who might have used one of his favorite words to describe her - "zippy." [...]

FOR all her innate ability, however, Ms. Zakharova has been criticized for doing too much; while her footwork is bracingly sharp, she is so flexible that when she unfolds her leg in a fluid extension to the side, she has been known to graze her ear. Yet Ms. Zakharova is not a vulgar dancer; there's something instinctively casual, even naïve about her performance style.

"People reject things that are new, especially in the ballet," she said. "Standards of beauty change through the ages. I try to push it out of my mind. Why should ballet be as it was 20 years ago? Of course you can lift your leg, but you can also put it up very, very beautifully. As people like to say in ballet jargon, 'make it tasty.' " [...]

MS. ZAKHAROVA has learned that in ballet, success is connected to power. "A very important moment in my professional career came when I was invited to the Paris Opera," she said. "I was 21 or 22. It is now my fourth season performing there. That was the moment when I became a world star. I became independent. It was like my name, my brand. Now, if I don't like something, I can reject it. I can choose a partner with whom I want to dance, I can choose the repertory. So this is like growing up inside myself and growing up with my parts as well." [...]

Svetlana Zakharova on Leaving the Kirov
Svetlana Zakharova, the illustrious 24-year-old Kirov Ballet star who almost single handedly carried this London season by dancing in the first casts of "Le Corsaire", "Swan Lake", "Scheherezade" and "Etudes", has unexpectedly decided to join the Bolshoi Ballet at the end of August.

I spoke to Zakharova after one of her performances last weekend, to find out why she is leaving the Kirov Ballet. I would like to thank Coda for her kindness in translating for me during this interview.
Can you describe about the negative aspects which you've experienced?
IN THE theatre you always have to prove yourself. I constantly have to prove to everyone that I want to do something, and are capable of doing it. And I had to keep it to myself. The only people who knew about it was myself, my beloved teacher Olga Moiseeva (whom I'll greatly miss), and my mother. And I have this drive inside me telling me that you have to be the best, you have to be number 1. This drive was difficult. [...]

Swan Lake