25 Magazine Issue 2 Preview | Toni Garrn


Erotica, fashion, and art. 25 Magazine has it all. In this 25 Magazine Issue 2 preview, Toni Garrn tantalises in an abstract fashion that has become the magazine’s signature.

Allow me to leave you with a surprisingly safe-for-work preview along with some quotes from model-turned-editor of 25 Magazine, Anja Rubik, as she shares her thoughts on a women’s sexuality –a subject predominant in every issue. It just never gets old doesn’t it?

25 magazine issue 2, anja rubik

“I want to start by saying that working on 25 every day has changed my life. Of course taking on the role of Editor and meeting the rotating cast of contributors to the journal were new for me, and I was ready for that challenge and will be forever. What I was not ready for was the reaction to the last issue’s use of erotica. The unexpected backlash made me realize that our generation is more conservative than that of our parents. Basically, celebrating a woman’s body as having a sexuality instead of merely being sexual is viewed as wrong. The media operates on a paradox—it’s no secret—where selling the notion of unobtainable beauty is allowed, while portraits of women just being women are simultaneously shunned. However, I still want to continue pushing the boundaries of what a female fashion magazine can be.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“A woman is present” is the title of our second issue and it’s dedicated to women who have made a remarkable impact on our world today, breaking the glass ceiling in the fields of design, fashion, and art. Some have created their own successful brands from the ground up, and others are the head designers of major fashion houses. One such example is Marina Abramović. Throughout her career, she has walked The Great Wall, sat in museums for seven hundred and fifty hours, and scored manifestos. MoMA’s 2010 retrospective of her career has solidified her as one of the most remarkable artists of our time. Inside this issue, through letting us into her archives, she shares with us how erotica and how sexual energy lives within her work.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“Also in this issue is the iconic Michèle Lamy, best known as the muse to Rick Owens. Lamy agreed to give us a rare glimpse into the brand, including the elusive “Owen’s family,” the people who work with her in the fashion house. The crew are so much more than cogs in a wheel—they eat together, travel together, and are so close that it seems as if they even live together. It was an experience we won’t forget.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

“For me, starting this magazine has helped me channel the kind of sexual energy I find every woman to possess, and I’m thankful, because it’s opened my eyes to more experiences and the difference we can all make. The women celebrated in these pages have started an important conversation about variations of erotica, and have proven that sexual energy is the source of creation. Without it, where would we be? It’s not an easy question to answer, because the answer continues to be written. I hope we can be a part of it. Enjoy this issue.”

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

25 Magazine issue 2, Anja Rubik

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John GallianoJohn Galliano makes a stunning out of the blue comeback with his return to fashion at the design studios of Oscar de la Renta. He has been offered a three-week residency by Oscar de la Renta himself, which will lead up to New York Fashion Week in early February. The position that John Galliano holds is unclear, as is his plans after this stint.

“I am an alcoholic, I have been in recovery for the past two years. Several years prior to my sobriety, I descended into the madness of the disease. I said and did things which hurt others, especially members of the Jewish community. I have expressed my sorrow privately and publicly for the pain which I caused, and I continue to do so. I remain committed to making amends to those I have hurt. I am grateful to Oscar beyond words for inviting me to spend time with him in the familiar surroundings of a design studio. His support and faith in me is humbling.” –John Galliano.

It is sad that the great John Galliano has been reduced to such shreds, returning meekly in a supporting role for Oscar de la Renta. It is a return to fashion nonetheless. The first step. The first step of what could be. So today we rejoice because today there is hope.

“John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent. He has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to reimmerse himself in the world of fashion and reacclimate in an environment where he has been so creative.” –Oscar de la Renta.

Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Menswear Show Live Stream

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Burberry will once again be live streaming the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Menswear show on Saturday 12 January 2013 at 4:30pm (GMT +1) Milan time / 11:30pm (GMT +8) Singapore time, direct from Milan.

Coming off the success of the recently released Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign that featured 10-year-old Romeo Beckham, it’d be interesting to see what Christopher Bailey has up his sleeves for his next outing.

Do watch out for the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Menswear show live stream this Saturday!

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Nordstrom Presents Miss Wu Spring 2013 by Jason Wu


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That aside, the Miss Wu Spring 2013 collection is just about everything a diffusion line should be. It is commercial, extremely wearable, upbeat, contemporary, and with just enough details to keep things interesting for shoppers looking for simple and quality designs. It was the timeless Jason Wu aesthetic in another light.

“The Jason Wu collection is my aesthetic, my design sensibility. Miss Wu is my personality. It’s fun to explore that facet of who I am –more downtown with a relaxed attitude.” -Jason Wu

Meghan Collison stars as the face of the first Miss Wu Spring 2013 campaign and lookbook.

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

Nordstrom, Miss Wu, Jason Wu, Meghan Collison

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