THE SEX SELLS ISSUE
It was Stoya, our brutally honest cover girl, who showed us that sex could actually empower the women who in the past had been mere pawns.
In this issue, we explore the term “SEX SELLS” through the eyes of the legendary Adult performer actress and model Stoya - photographed by Joey Falsetta and interviewed by Documentary filmmaker Ido Mizrahy, “It Girls” DJs, Chelsea Leyland, Hannah Bronfman and Elle Dee give their personal sexy playlist and their own style, Photographer and model, Ira Chernova takes selfless images to the next level by pushing the boundaries and creating an interactive editorial featuring herself as both model & photographer. Gavin Doyle exclusively reveals his muse with his own personal camera and Computer. Recording artist and entertainer, Donna D'cruz educates how meditation and sensuality is key for confidence and balance. Artist, Minka Sicklinger expresses her art in the most unconventional manner, up and coming fashion designer Alon Livne reveals his inspiration and the issue also features Maxine Ashley, Betony Vernon, Hand Job Academy and many more provocative figures…
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The 5th issue of The Unlimited marks the official debut of the magazine on the new platform with a new format. Each issue will be updated with new stories throughout the months of November and December, giving the reader something to look forward to…
This issue is the first one to introduce our readers with the Unlimited limited edition products, a collaboration with caseable and the museum of sex in nyc .
Minka Sicklinger / “get.your.rat.out” Limited Edition iPad Case. Edition of 200
Photo Credits: Pasha Kalachev/BFAnyc.com
On Oct 17th we will reveal the new issue themed SEX SELLS ... Stay tuned
Paint it White
When you ask Maison Martin Margiela to reinvent & innovate plain old Converses you should be ready for the classic MMM treatment. MMM collections are always questioning the norms of fashion and presenting its pieces through the technique of deconstruction and transformation, and so does this new & most exciting collaboration.
“The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoe asserts itself,” says Maison Martin Margiela.
There is an element of time to the design, MMM X Converse sneaker are covered top to bottom with fresh coat of white paint, which will chip and fall the more the sneakers are worn and the true color beneath will be revealed. The styles are available in four color ways based on heritage colors from the Converse archives: red, black, navy, and Margiela-exclusive vintage yellow.
The unlimited team could not resist the temptation and had to allow you to already see what it will look like after, all you need to do is scratch the surface of the shoe.
*The sneakers will be available for purchase globally in September at Margiela stores, and at select Converse stores for $200USD
Photography by Roy Friedman
Under the white powdered makeup, Geisha’s are known for having baby soft skin. Skin that Victoria Tsai (founder of TATCHA skin care) has made obtainable to the western world.
In 2009, Tsai brought to us a line of gold lead blotting papers, and those glamorous little swipes did wonders; encouraged by geishas’ methods for absorbing oil without removing makeup. It was about time that Tsai created a line.
After years of research and making friends with Kyoto locals, Tsai was led to a 200-year-old text of beauty secrets, and a chance to meet a modern day Geisha. The modern day Geisha altered her path. Their beautiful porcelain skin and beauty rituals have only been released from word of mouth, until Tsai translated the beauty manuscript. The text specified the conventional Kabuki makeup practices, as well as the Geisha’s skincare routines. Tsai learned the essentials of the Geisha skincare routine were green tea, rice, and red algae.
Another secret Victoria discovered is Japans use of gold.
“Gold leafing is considered a handcrafted art, historical and delicate”
Its occurrence is reflected as a mark of authenticity. TATCHA recently released the gold collection with gold flakes luminous in body oil and lip-gloss. You cannot get richer.
Victoria founded TATCHA as a way to share these beauty secrets with the rest of the world. However, Tsai is not finished with her explorations. She is still finding Asian home remedies to help us look and feel younger, like modern day geishas.
Crystal Dyer- Artist and leather bag-maker
Style inspired by Victorian fashion, fashion from the 18th and 19th centuries and religious ceremonial clothing.
“I borrowed this dress from my friend. The (clear) collar is cool.”
Justine Bui E-Commerce Director, Fleur Du Mal
Style inspired by vintage and bohemian fashion.
“What inspires my style? Well, it’s hot outside!”
Style inspired by bright colors, vintage and menswear. Ann about Claudia:
“Her shirt is bad!”
Claudia: “It’s really old! I thrifted it.” Ann is looking for employment and says, “I was born this way” about her green hair.
Samuel Bowles Retail Sales Style inspired by old, rough trade and the 1950s.
“I’ve had the same haircut for the past 10 years.”
Tyler Harrison-Tremblay Designer Style inspired by a lot of everything.
“I’m really inspired by the fashion in New York. I’m from Canada.”
Text & Photography : Regina Spurlock
Punk is not dead and Converse’s Fall 2013 All Star footwear collection proves this. Inspired by legendary Punk Rock & Glam icons such David Bowie, Joe Strummer, NY Dolls, MC5, The Ramons and many more this collection features a mixture of new silhouettes that “rock on”. Bold animal prints, zippers, studs, leather, and color plays a role in the unruly spirit of the Chuck Taylor premium collection.
Academy Award winning Patricia Field, Scooter Laforge and Kyle Brincefield designed 40 one of a kind pairs that look like art on a sneaker ( check out The Unlimited new pair on the right :). This collaboration represent each unique approach to the culture and the punk way of life. The collection is daring and quirky, converse wants you to rebel against the establishment; say what your thinking and feeling. Be loud.
“shoes are boring. Wear sneakers”.
What’s louder than loud?
What makes us stand out of the crowd, allowing our voices to be heard?
In the age of blogging, Instagraming, and Vine-ing, we all make our own content and share it with the world. Back in the early 80’s young kids from the Bronx and Harlem made a name for themselves by Tagging and Bombing the trains and subways. This tradition of creating a street name evolved into what we call street art, and what a lot of people are now collecting and dealing today.
When we say Volume we like to think about quantity, a bold statement occupying a space.
In this issue we explore the term volume through the eyes of a street art collector, a street artist, a 75-year-old club photographer, a band, a make up artist and a blogger. We explore a structural experimentation with the human body, an abstract look at ambiguity, and music through interpretation. Each individual faces the bombarded streets of the life we live in, and finds a way to “out-loud” the distractions.
Create the loud, be the loud. It is in the palm of your hand.
The Inspiration behind The Incomparable Woman of Style Photographer Rose Hartman
During our time spent with Rose doing her interview for The Volume issue, she shared these amazing images her father shut of her and her mom sometime in the late 40's.
Check out the full interview by Eric Forman on the new issue and also check out her Kick starter project Rose Hartman The Most Famous Shutterbug Of All on Kick Starter
Menswear Dog gets creative when it comes to a fashion blog. The Tumblr page features a dapper 3 year-old Shiba Inu named Bodhi who models for creators, Dave Fung and Yena Kim. Bodhi is sure to be dressed in some of the hottest trends in male apparel, all while strutting the streets of NYC.
This was all created one Saturday afternoon when Fung and Kim were
“bored and decided to take a picture of Bodhi in Dave’s serious menswear. It made us laugh so we posted it on Facebook and the response was explosive and we knew we had something very strange and amazing. Our blog was created the day after and Menswear Dog was born.”
Animals wearing human clothing is not original, yet this pup is not dressed in some cutesy little outfit you can find at your local pet store. Thanks to his owners, Bodhi has got some serious style.
When asked what’s next in-terms of menswear fashion, Fung and Kim gave us the scoop.
“We think the future trends in menswear fashion will be ‘risk-taking’. Not risk-taking like wearing meggings (men leggings) but risk-taking in-terms of finding new ways to layer color, pattern and texture…Menswear will always involve classic pieces, but the future trends will reinvent how those classics translate for the bolder modern man who want to look good AND stand out.”
Want a more casual look for the workday? Combine Gant Rugger suit trousers with a Levi Denim Jacket. But be sure to go for the blasé look of the menswear dog himself. Not your style? Check out his Ryan Gosling Impersonation by creating the perfect shirt/vest/tie combination. Keep in mind its hard to pull off any look as well as Bodhi. According to Fung and Kim,
“Bodhi was born with a tremendous amount of houndswag and he's somehow able to add pizazz to any outfit he wears.”
We wanted to know how the couple gets this dog to cooperate so well. We were told that he “cooperates really well most of the time (swayed by treats and peanut butter of course), but there's always going to be those days when he doesn't want any part of it. He lets us know by giving us a swift paw to the face, so we don't shoot when he doesn't feel like it. After all, he's a model now so he's got demands.”
Since the launch on Jan.27, the page is going viral. I mean, who wouldn’t take fashion advice from a dog whose interests include,
“never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches.”
- Rachel Chodor