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Archive for April, 2012

in attendance : Faderhead at Cybertron

Monday, April 30th, 2012

New York NY, March 31Faderhead has kick started their new album The World of Faderhead which was released March 30th, 2012 with a tour that started on March 20th and ended April 3rd. The band is somewhat new to the music scene only having about six years under their belt but has already made their name with five albums not including their new one. Faderhead has had club hits such as “TZDV” ( from album FH3) and Dirtygrrrls/Dirtybois (from album FH2), which are still playing in clubs today.

While playing at Cybertron in New York City on March 31st put on by Vampire Freaks, Faderhead played their club hits along with some new songs. They also covered Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back”. The crowd was pumped up as Faderhead jumped on stage to their electro stompy music. The band is very connected getting low on stage to become face to face with fans.

As for the whole night it was a blast and was full of people. Once again Jet Berelson owner of Vampire Freaks has put on an amazing event and has many more to come!

– Emily Strange


digital editorial : you can’t take the punk out of the girl

Saturday, April 21st, 2012


item of the week : koloth gown by Mother of London

Friday, April 20th, 2012

image source motheroflondon.com

Just recently Mother of London launched their online store to much excitement and buzz about the internet. Mildred von Hildegard, designing as Mother of London has been a beloved fashion designer for many years but has always been elusive. In addition to the lust worthy leather she is well known for, the online store also features some beautiful knitwear. The Koloth gown can be highly accessorized for nights out or it can be simple for summer days.

The Koloth Gown is available online for $90 at www.motheroflondon.com.

– Jennifer

digital editorial : weep

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Hood and corset by Damsel in This Dress.

Hood by Damsel in This Dress.

Hood and both corsets by Damsel in This Dress.

photographer : Kilker Photography
makeup artist : Anna DeMeo
hair stylist : Anna DeMeo
model : Nikki Murphy

runway : Bibian Blue fall/winter 2012/13

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Bibian Blue’s fall/winter 2012/13 collection was shown at Valencia fashion week. I am happy to see that Bibian Blue has been designing more than just corsets but rather entire elegant ensembles. Every collection seems to go a step further in that direction. In this collection the corset remains the backbone of the outfit but it is not always the focal point.


paris fashion week : Gareth Pugh fall 2012

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Gareth Pugh’s fall 2012 collection shown at Paris Fashion Week had a noticeable depth to it. There are so many elements combining in this collection that I enjoy. Pointed shoulders, restrictive elements, belted coats creating vague crosses, exquisite textures, cloak like dresses, fitted stretch dresses reminiscent of Kitchen Orange, and boot encasing tied leg coverings! This collection blends the elements of darkness and occult that have been trending and catching my attention with the futuristic cyber elements that have long been the backbone of my style tastes. It’s the best of both worlds!


london fashion week : McQ fall 2012

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Shown for the first time on the runway at London Fashion Week, the McQ fall 2012 collection, a more accessible brand from Alexander McQueen was beautiful and well put together. I am always interested in lower price point lines as they are often more attainable and practical. This collection didn’t compromise and kept true to McQueen’s style.


item of the week : severed head vneck tshirt by Nervosa Clothing

Friday, April 13th, 2012

image source nervosaclothing.com

A good way to liven up your casual wardrobe is with a few stylish t-shirts. This v-neck t-shirt by Nervosa Clothing is unique and eye-catching. Nervosa Clothing is a newly launched t-shirt company with the goal of erasing the social stigmas of mental disorders and to show the seemingly unrecognizable positive side to mental illness. So you get a great t-shirt and you get to help their cause as $1 from every item purchased is donated to mental health programs across Canada.

The Severed Head Vneck Men’s Tshirt is available online for $34.50 at www.nervosaclothing.com.

– Jennifer

upcoming : |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Toronto ON, April 24-28 – |FAT| or Toronto Arts & Fashion Week is just around the corner!  This is an event not to miss, many of Toronto’s best alternative fashion designers are showing their latest collections. It is a chance to see some of the best alternative fashion in a full production runway show. In addition to runway shows, there are performances, photography exhibits, and videos on display.

Some of the alternative fashion designers showing this year are Asphyxia, Victory & Vice, House of Etiquette, Cinched Tight Corsets, Starkers Corsetry, Pippa Latex, Artifice Clothing, and Dystropolis.

This year |FAT| comes to life at a new location, a former industrial warehouse located at 213 Sterling Road, Toronto’s new up‐and‐coming arts and design district. The 2012 theme is fashionSCAPES and it mirrors the concept of landscapes: unique, seasonal, and ever changing. Each night a different sub‐theme will be explored around the ideas of land, city, body and future.

Advance tickets are $30 for a day pass and $75 for a week pass. One day passes are available at the door for $35. Auxiliary Magazine will be attending |FAT| this year as we have the past few years. Look out for coverage of the event on our website and in the next issue!

To purchase tickets and for more information go to www.fashionarttoronto.ca.

– Jennifer

music video : Squarepusher – Dark Steerling

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Perhaps my most anticipated upcoming release for May is Squarepusher’s Ufabulum due out on May 14th /15th (depending on where you live). Squarepusher completely fell off my radar for a few years and now I have been digging back into his vast discography and re-falling in love. Anyways… check out the new track “Dark Steerling” from the forthcoming album!

– Mike

readers survey 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Hello dear readers, we are conducting a reader survey to find out who our readers are and to get your suggestions and feedback.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the Auxiliary Magazine Readers Survey 2012 and pass this information on to your friends that read Auxiliary.  Help us improve Auxiliary Magazine in 2012!  The information gathered from this survey will remain anonymous and will only be used by Auxiliary Magazine.

Those who fill out the survey before May 8th will be entered to win a print copy of the upcoming April/May 2012 Issue!

You can take the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/AuxiliaryMagazineReadersSurvey2012.

To be entered to win, you must enter your email at the end of the Auxiliary Magazine Readers Survey 2012.  Your email will only be used to contact you if you are the winner and will not be used for any other reason.  The winner will be chosen at random from the emails entered at the end of the Auxiliary Magazine Readers Survey 2012 from April 10, 2012 to May 8, 2012.  Emails that have been entered multiple times will be disqualified from winning.  The winner will be contacted by email after May 8, 2012.  Giveaway is for one print copy of the April/May 2012 Issue.  The print issue will be delivered by mail with postage covered by Auxiliary Magazine 2-3 weeks after drawing.

editorial video : A World Reborn

Monday, April 9th, 2012

An editorial video of our fashion editorial A World Reborn in the April/May 2012 Issue. See the looks and shots in motion!

April/May 2012 Issue out now!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The April/May 2012 issue is the twenty first issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle.  This issue features an interview and exclusive photoshoot with Motor, an interview with Praga Khan of Lords of Acid, a designer spotlight on Heartless Revival, an icon feature on Edgar Allan Poe, and Ulorin Vex as our PinUp. The issue also contains an editorial of fashions for a world reborn, a dark city dweller fashion editorial, a morphing beauty editorial, a full spectrum beauty editorial, and a haunting florals style article. It features photography by Allan Amato, Sequoia Emmanuelle, Manny S., Liz Besanson, Daniel Martinez, and Catherine Day, and fashion from Ghost Love Jewelry, Marianna Harutunian, Westward Bound, Betsey Johnson, Miss Be, Lip Service, Hell Bunny, Irregular Choice, Widow, VII Victory, S&G, Too Fast, and much much more.

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