Shooting at a John Lautner House in Los Angeles

Posted April 29th by in Culture, Photography

Adarsha Benjamin shoots an editorial for the first issue of Pas Un Autre Quarterly at a John Lautner house in Los Angeles.  Stay tuned for more…first issue of Autre Quarterly will be out this summer. (Click on thumnails for larger photos)

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ADANOWSKY – ME SIENTO SOLO

Posted April 29th by in Music

Official uncensored version of Skinny directed music video for Adanowsky’s Me Siento Solo

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Adarsha and Bethany in the Pool, Los Angeles

Posted April 28th by in Photography

photography by Oliver Maxwell Kupper

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[INTERVIEW] Aoi Kotsuhiroi – Colorless Murder

Posted April 28th by in Fashion

Aoi Kotsuhiroi, who has released the new chapter of her Exotic Regrets collection, entitled Colorless Murder & Silent Wolf –  Aoi sends Pas Un Autre a message each time a new collection or chapter is release – is nothing short of stunningly beautiful.  Her collections indeed recall a mystic, other worldly plane.  Infused with breaths of haikus, lyricism, poetry – oft times human hair, bone, and leather – her pieces are certainly beyond simple accessories - body accessories could explain it better, but it is much more. And because Aoi Kotsuhiroi is mysterious herself, a name or a categorization is even harder to attain. Aoi Kotsuhiroi was kind of enough to answer a few of Pas Un Autre’s question regarding the new chapter. (READ MORE….)

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Paul McCartney to Re-Release Two Eponymous Solo Albums

Posted April 28th by in Music

Paul McCartney is planning to reissue his solo debut, 1970’s McCartney, as well as 1980’s McCartney II in remastered, deluxe editions with extra tracks. McCartney is the first solo album by Paul McCartney. The album was performed the entirely by Paul McCartney himself, except for some backing vocals from his first wife, Linda McCartney. McCartney stated that he played “bass, drums, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, piano, Mellotron, organ, toy xylophone, and bow and arrow on the album. McCartney is quite possibly an one of his most underrated masterpieces. McCartney II is considered one of the earliest examples of electronic music and is a complete departure for Paul McCartney who by this time had broken up with two bands, The Beatles and Wings. The albums will be available starting June 13 and were remastered at Abbey Road Studios by the same team that worked on 2009’s Beatles reissues.

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[Documentary] L’Amour Fou: The Legacy of Yves Saint Laurent

Posted April 27th by in Art, Fashion, Film

Yves Saint Laurent left a fashion legacy. He also left behind an extraordinary collection of art. In L’amour fou, Saint Laurent’s partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé, made the choice to auction off the collection after Saint Laurent’s death in 2008. It was considered “the auction of the century.” Bergé talks about their relationship in both respects—from meeting Saint Laurent after his dismissal from Dior to starting up their fashion house and, of course, the art that they amassed. The collection started in the 1950s and included works ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Egyptian sculptures. (READ MORE…)

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Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle

Posted April 27th by in Art


Chagall – Midsummer Nights Dream

As a symbol of culture, freedom, and modernity, the city of Paris held a magnetic attraction for artists from around the globe during the early decades of the twentieth century. Most painters and sculptors, as well as poets and writers, settled in a vibrant area of Paris known as Montparnasse, which was sprinkled with art galleries, artists’ residences, and cafés. It was here that Alexander Archipenko, Marc Chagall, Moïse Kisling, Moïse Kogan, Jacques Lipchitz, Louis Marcoussis, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Jules Pascin, Chaim Soutine, and Ossip Zadkine established studios and discovered each other’s work. (READ MORE…)

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Power Is Wonderful – Total Power is Totally Wonderful

Posted April 27th by in Culture, Style

SHE WAS A BITCH, but the camera loved her.  To most of the western world she was the antithesis of the modern American woman of the 1960s: brash, outspoken, and domineering.  Regardless, Madame Nhu, who died only a few days ago, is and always will be an icon of the 20th century. Like a dagger in a sheath ready for murder, Madame Nhu was not at all sartorially oblivious.  With her extremely tight fitting dresses and deep necklines, diamond crucifix necklace, bouffant hair-do and perfect eyebrows, photogs ate her up. She could’ve been a member of an all girl doo-wop group – one of Phil Spector’s protégés.   But beyond the surface, Madame Nhu has always been embroiled in heated political environments and this time it would spill over with incredible vengeance and blood. (READ MORE….)

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Blood Orange

Posted April 26th by in Uncategorized

Dev Hynes is an international man of mystery as well as the busiest musician on the planet. As if his extensive work as Lightspeed Champion and with Test Icicles or co-writing with Theophilus London and Solange Knowles or a note-for-note cover of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard, A True Star album weren’t enough, Hynes is launching a new project: Blood Orange. To begin, Blood Orange is releasing a brand new 7″ single, “Dinner” b/w “Bad Girls” on April 26th. Both tracks were recorded with and co-produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear for release on his Terrible Records label. Blood Orange finds Hynes delving deeper into the fringes of ’80s American musical culture, crossing elements of melancholy synthetic pop balladry with a twangy noir, composing songs exploring the harsh realities of romantic pursuits: longing, suspicion, jealousy, self-doubt and loneliness, to name but a few. This release will be followed by a full-length album which was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Ariel Reichstaid (Cass McCombs/Glasser) and will be released in the late summer on Domino.

Blood Orange – Dinner by DominoRecordCo

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Earth Girls Are Easy: The Photography of Katie Miller

Posted April 26th by in Photography

Photographer Katie Miller lives and works in San Francisco. (READ MORE…)

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