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fashion editorial : a black tie affair

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The formal side of latex. Elegant dresses, striking black and white, and hints at menswear showcase four designers that are taking latex in new directions.

featuring fashions by Fierce Couture, Ego Assassin, Vex, and Soliloquy


photographer : Jennifer Link
hair stylist : April Grigajtis
models : SharonTK and Dina de Sade

view the full editorial in the August 09 Issue

MAC style black

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The new collection for Fall ’09

MAC has just released their new Fall ’09 line, and I must say I am impressed.  They are going back to black and in a big way!  Whether you want to pull off a high fashion look or an edgier alternative look, this is the line for you.  MAC offers a variety of products in this collection to perfect that goth meets runway look.  In this line they are offering four new shades of their beautiful mineralize eye shadow, three eye products, three lip products, and a new black nail lacquer.  I know there are some people out there that are not big fans of MAC, and there are some die hard fans who love everything, but either way this line really stands out.  I love the clean, fresh faced look of bold black lips and this is the line to achieve that with.  Plus the big trend for this fall is black lipstick, so why not get on board!  There’s the plain black lipstick, a matte lipstick, which is available in two shades: a deep purple and a deep rich black.  And there are three shades of glimmer glass: shiny black, black/gold, and a purplish black.  Like MAC said, “don’t wait til midnight!”  Just remember not to go too overboard.  The trick to wearing such a bold product is balance, try a really bare or slightly glossy eye with a shiny black lip for a different and dramatic look.

view the MAC style black collection

– Rachel Mazurek

music reviews : August 09 issue

Friday, September 25th, 2009

music reviews featured in the August 09 Issue


Pigface – 6

Unto Ashes – The Blood of my Lady

Haujobb – Home & Gardens 2.0

Vapor Maché – People
This Issue’s FREE MUSIC PICK . download at www.vapormache.net

Freeland – Cope

James Blackshaw – The Glass Bead Game

The Field – Yesterday and Today

Various (mixed by Armin van Buuren) – A State of Trance 2009

Black Lung – Full Spectrum Dominance

Tyske Ludder – Anonymous

read the reviews in the August 09 Issue

beauty editorial : chapeau

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Millinery, perfect for autumn and fit for a lady.

featuring fashions by Topsy Turvy Design, Hey Sailor!, Misfit Chic, Londons Gate, and more


photographer : Luke Copping
fashion styist : Meagan Breen
makeup artist : Rachel Mazurek
hair stylist : Robyn Elizabeth Hancock
assistant : Ian Robert Lambert
models : Michele, Kelleth Cuthbert, and Kate O’Connor

view the full editorial in the August 09 Issue

twelve hours in a city

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Our friends over at Twelve Hours in a City (a project of the Buffalo artists Clark Dever and Joe DiNardo) have started to post the travel logs for the the first ten days of their journey.  If you are not familiar with the project, it’s an alcohol and caffeine fueled journey across America via the all you can fly month long pass that Jet Blue offered.  We will be having Clark from the project in for an interview in the next few days, but in the mean time here is the teaser video from their first day in Boston, MA.

– Luke

instead of going to Sweden

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

If you have seen me in the last four months, then you know that I wanted to get together $2,000 and fly out to Sweden to go to the Arvika Festival to see one of my favorite groups mind.in.a.box perform LIVE on stage with a full band.  Unfortunately I never got my passport nor the balls to just run out of the country on a whim.  Thankfully the Swedish radio station p3 has broadcasted their recording of the concert.  Being very excited, right when I got to work that morning, I jumped full force into this project.  I found out what time it was airing, 21:30 their time and I set the clock on my computer to the Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna time zone (GMT+1:00).  I then went to mind.in.a.box’s website and downloaded a desktop image and queued up the three albums to pregame.  Finally after listening to everything in the mind.in.a.box catalog and a few hours of Swedish radio I recognize the DJ say the words “mind in a box”.  Building up the hype all day long I was way too excited, butterflies filled my stomach.  For the next half hour I tuned out all my co-workers who walked by and put myself at the show.  The band sounded great.  Each song came through with clarity and precision and transferred well into a live recording.  Due to the performance taking place at a festival the set list was short (or at least what the radio station broadcasted), only consisting of five songs.  Three of the songs came from their 2007 release Crossroads and the remaining came from their 2004 release Lost Alone, nothing from 2005’s Dreamweb.   Being an audio recording only, I can only imagine what their stage presence was like, but lucky for me I do have a good imagination and just maybe someday, I will get the chance to validate it and see mind.in.a.box live.

The set list went like this:
– Fear (from Crossroads)
– Stalkers (from Crossroads)
– Questions (from Lost Alone)
– Identity (from Crossroads)
– Change (from Lost Alone)

You can still listen to the live broadcasting in the station’s web archives.
TO LISTEN go to www.sr.se/sida/sandningsarkiv.aspx?programid=2663 and scroll down until you find mind.in.a.box.

Check Out
p3 radio
mind.in.a.box’s website

– Mike

designer spotlight : lip service

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Lip Service going strong since 1987!  Auxiliary Magazine’s Lip Service fashion show features current 2009 styles to rare “holy grails”.

by Lizz Schumer


Lip Service has been providing a variety of alternative fashions to the masses for over twenty years. In the wake of a marketing and branding rebirth and hot on the heels of a Buffalo, NY fashion show hosted by Auxiliary Magazine, Lip Service has come a long way and is still going strong.

The now-iconic brand started as an alternative rock n roll clothing company in 1985 when creator Drew Bernstein (aka Lippy) convinced Brian Tucker of Live Nude to teach him how to screen print t-shirts. “I was hanging around Ape Leather a lot and got so bored that I asked if I could do something,” he said of his early start as a clothing maker and designer. A few pyramid studs later, he was laying the foundation for what would soon become a worldwide phenomenon.

read the full feature in the August 09 Issue

fashion editorial : head of the class

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Buckle down for fall with plaids that are a little bit preppy, a little bit punk, but a solid A+ in class.

featuring fashions by Gloomth, Device, Switchblade Stiletto , and more


photographer : Jennifer Link
fashion styist : Meagan Breen
makeup artist : Erica Brown-Bizzle
assistant makeup artist : Keyana Rivers
hair stylist : April Grigajtis
models : Natalia Anna and Brittany Kihl

view the full editorial in the August 09 Issue

interviews : daniel myer

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

an interview with Daniel Myer

You’d think with modern technology and all the wonders it brings to our table that making a phone call to Germany would be a fairly simple task. As I found out on the morning when I was scheduled to have an interview with Haujobb’s Daniel Myer this is not the case. At least not for me.

I could chalk it up to the fact that I’m a Luddite, still often bewildered by my DVD player’s remote control. Or I could blame my phone service provider, who continually reminded me at the time of the interview that my call could not be completed. Either scenario seems particularly embarrassing to me considering that this is Daniel Myer I’m trying to reach, the same guy who pioneered industrial/EBM in the early 90s. The same guy who opened the doors of perception with Solutions for a Small Planet, after which the electronic music scene would never be the same. In short, I am having technical problems trying to reach a guru of electronic music.

Currently Myer’s status is a bit up in the air; after announcing the dissolution of Haujobb in numerous scathing interviews geared loosely around the state of the music business, it looked like he was calling it a day. Focusing his attention on his side projects, Architect and Destroid, and his new status as a full-time member of Covenant, it seemed Haujobb would become a forgotten name in the annals of EBM/industrial fame. But with the recent re-release of Homes and Gardens (dubbed version “2.0” because of remastering and remixes), and internet rumors that Myer and co-conspirator Dejan Samardzic were at it again, we felt it was time to contact him and find out what, exactly, is going on.


by Paul Morin
photographs by Britta Hüning

Something I really admire about Haujobb is your ability and drive to reinvent yourself on each new album; you’re not content to just find a formula and stick to it unlike so much of the current EBM field. So how is Haujobb 2010 different from the past?

Daniel Myer : It’s funny, because when I think about it, it might have to do with our living situation. For the last 12 years or so I almost lived like a nomad, always on the run, never in the same place for very long. So every album ever since Solutions for a Small Planet was created with me and Dejan being apart for most of the time. This has changed now. Dejan moved to Leipzig last year. So we are in the same city and I am not traveling like crazy. I mean, I am still touring with other bands and for my production job I go from time to time to a different city. But now we can hang out again, you know. So I guess you can say that Haujobb 2010 is back where it all started, with me and Dejan being friends. We like to hang out, we like the same music, we like the same movies, etc… So it’s like a fresh start.

There seems to be some controversy surrounding the current state of the band. What is the band doing right now and what will you be doing in the near future?

DM : We stopped playing live with Haujobb because it was just not worth it anymore. We couldn’t afford to pay our guest musicians without losing money. So now we just try to get back to our old strength, I guess. We don’t want to push it, we take it slow. Dejan has his day job, and I still do my other projects. We are currently working on a compilation track for EAR [EAR Compilation, Old School Electrology Volume 1].

read the rest of the interview in the August 09 Issue

fashion editorial : the bare accessories

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Girly with an architectural flair, these fall shoes and handbags will dress up any outfit. Even the one you’re not wearing.

featuring fashions by Irregular Choice, Es_oneofone, Fiaz Co, Steampunk Trunk, and more


photographer : Ella Manor
fashion styist : Numi Prasarn
makeup artist : Nadja Nebas
hair stylist : Tetsuya Yokozuka
model : Megan M. Black
set provided by : A&G Merch
lingerie provided by : La Petite Coquette

view the full editorial in the August 09 Issue