#MUSIC JUNG DAERYONG & SORYONG
Tasty, the Chinese born and raised twins Jung Daeryong and Soryong, debuted in 2012 with the sweaty, shoulder popping, EDM racket of ‘You Know Me’ (너 나 알아) which, besides sending new fans into a spasm of “which is which?”, gave them a standout moment in what was a very busy rookie year. Strange then that after a strong start it took almost 12 months for them to be seen again.
Their return, sporting Infinite H on lyric duties, saw them drift around the edges of a New Jack Swing sound for ‘MAMAMA’, which became full blown on ‘Day ‘n Night’, pushing the vocals into the forefront over their enviable dance abilities. The speed of style transition, particularly for such a new group, was unpredictable but nothing about Tasty has played by the K-pop rule book. They debuted at the ripe old age of 24 after jumping the JYP ship to Woollim, were trained in the States rather than South Korea, and their personal history – until recently – was shrouded in a fog of evasive answers and guesswork.
It’s been five months since their last comeback and no doubt their fans are getting itchy for their return so why not collar Daeryong for a Q&A session in between slinging up selcas on his Instagram and performing with SM Entertainment’s big guns? We take the twin known for his “bunny teeth” – seriously, this is an actual identifier as opposed to his brother’s choppers – and demand answers out of him for ten minutes. Well, almost.
‘Day N’ Night’ was your most recent comeback but what have Tasty been doing since its promo cycle ended? Are you back in the studio?
We’ve been touring with SNSD and Super Junior M, we went to Macao and Beijing together and opened up for their concert. Other than that we have been working in the studio.
‘Spectacular’, ‘MAMAMA’ and ‘Day N Night’ saw Tasty really move from where the sound was with the debut. Was it always planned that you head in that New Jack Swing direction or did it come about by accident?
We always wanted to try a new style and it became ‘MAMAMA’ and ‘Day ‘n Night’.
Are you more comfortable with this style or with hard electronic beats, like on ‘You Know Me’?
We’re more comfortable with songs like ‘You Know Me’ than ‘Day ‘n Night’!
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Words by Taylor Glasby
reblog via fiascomag
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#MYKITA X MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
Winter won’t be eternal, summer standing in front of the door. When the sun shines to the fullest and we all need a little shades not for protection but for coolness, the new collection from Mykita with Maison Martin Margiela are the one we can rely on.
Below is what both said about their collaboration:
"When the HAUS teamed up with the Maison to launch a new eyewear collection, it became clear that we share a common approach. MYKITA and Maison Martin Margiela are kindred creative minds and we are very excited about establishing a radical, new eyewear collection together that reflects the synergies of both houses."
"Meeting a new, dynamic partner with so much savoir-faire is always such a breath of fresh air. Maison Martin Margiela’s eyewear collections have grown since their first glasses back in 2009; now seems the right time for Margiela to take the next step by creating an even more distinctive and complete optical range. Edgy, talent- ed and creative, MYKITA’s DNA so perfectly aligns with the Maison’s philosophy."
About Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela is a conceptual and free-spirited fashion house founded in Paris in 1988. In constant evolution, the creative collective Maison challenges and reinvents Martin Margiela’s vision. Iconoclastic, irreverent, the Maison is a cross-section between fashion and design with its many lines: Haute Couture, womenswear and menswear, accessories, fine jewellery, fragrances and interior design. In living by discretion and anonymity, with democratic principles, the Maison’s product is all that matters. White and all of its shades is the iconic colour, symbolising unity, purity and minimalism. Mysterious and unconventional, a radical core is intertwined with a non-standard elegance. Maison Martin Margiela remains classic yet visionary, romantic yet ambiguous. With avant-garde designs and timeless styles, the Maison’s DNA is infamous.
MYKITA is a modern manufactory that combines precision craftsmanship with new technologies. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections. A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
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#NEW NIKE X PPP COLLECTION
The Nike x PPP Collection will be launched on 26 April. Not that far from now. Love the sneakers and high top one already! PPP are Pain O Chokolat, Pigalle Paris and Pompom. So classic basketball collection!
The collection includes the iconic Nike Air Force 1 Hi and Lo, tank tops, shorts, a cap and basketball and are designed in collaboration with the Pain O Chokolat crew to meet the perfect basketball outfit the requirements.
Founder of the PPP crew, Stephane Ashpool played professional basketball itself ages ago and have a personal connection with the Nike Air Force 1 shoe because it was his choice on the field.
"I like the fact the AF1 was released the year I was born -1982. I love little details like that. I wanted to take the shoe and make it alive. When you put the shoe on you see the story, so I wanted to relate the patina, the way of dyeing and the texture together so it has the feeling of life. "
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NEW MAHARISHI X G-SHOCK WATCH
Maharishi and G-Shock for the third time the partnership produce a special limited G-Shock watch. G-Shock’s printing technology that is used for this watch is groundbreaking. In this new model is manufactured by Maharishi DPM print using high level with more detail than was previously possible. This print is displayed on the watch strap and case. The model of this watch is perfect for a pattern as intricate as that of Maharishi: the Lunar Bonsai.
The Spring/Summer 2014 collection is inspired by the Maharishi culture Pacifist Prepper, and focuses on the so-called “lunar effect”. Biodynamic agriculture considers the energy of the water and the position of the moon to be important in the manufacture of agriculture. This would lead to a 30% higher yield than standard organic farming , a useful technique for a fully self-sufficient Prepper. The position of the moon and other planets, according to the Preppers a huge electromagnetic effects on the earth, as well as the growth of plants and people .
Besides the fact that the watch is covered by a moon -inspired print the watch also features automatic LED lighting (ideal for use during lunar sightings ), shock resistance, 20bar water resistance, world times: all features that are very useful for real Pacifist Prepper.
GD X6900MH will be available from May at selected dealers. Selling price : € 169 , -
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HERMÈS: MAN ON THE MOVE
This man is a mutant. In the X-Men sense of the term. His superpower? The ability to magically change his clothes. Oh to have this superpower. Sigh. Imagine the money you’d save. One quick snap of your fingers and, BAM, you’re head-to-foot in Hermès. Bored of your outfit mid-morning? Snap again and, BAM, you’re wearing an entirely different ensemble. But skip to 0:23 to see my favourite feature of this superpower. The man can switch clothes with someone by bumping into them. Just imagine the fun that could be had at Fashion Week. I’d be making a beeline for Anna dello Russo, that’s for sure.
By Ted Stansfield reblog from 10magazine
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#WANDERLUST - IN THE SEA
- Until now this part of the sea is the only part where I dare to go for more than 10 meters away from the beach. Calm sea and clear sea water in Nusa Dua beach, golden sandy beach such a bliss. The 30 degree celcius temperature which I have a love hate relationship in my trips, surely I will miss it so much.
I think the ultimate beach look will be as minimalist as possible.
Spitfire sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana swimming trunk, Swarovski Jet studs and Fashionology birth stones bracelets.
Location: The Westin Resort Private Beach - Nusa Dua, Bali
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I’M THAT INSPIRATIONAL APRIL ’14
"Baby loves to Dance In The Dark, ‚cause when he’s lookin’ she falls apart."
(Source: gorditaputa, via peterbitter)
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7 FOR ALL MANKIND SPRING 2014 CAMPAIGN
7 For All Mankind ®, the world’s premiere leader of denim and lifestyle products, brings its SS14 campaign to life through a 360º digital experience designed to showcase California through various eyes, distinctive perspectives and diverse passions.
Blue - It’s the endless oceans of a surfer’s dream. Blue is the bright sky that blankets the state and it’s the color of the iconic fabric that 7For All Mankind was built upon. Blue is California. Yet, the birthplace of premium denim means very different things to different people. Everyone dreams of that perfect trip to California in celebration of achieving their biggest goal and 7 For All Mankind is making both come true.
Inviting three digital visionaries to Dream in Blue, they will embark on their dream California road trip outfitted in the brand’s must-have seasonal best. Each of them will design their own journey that reflects their unique personal passions with the aims of inspiring others to fulfill their own dreams as well.
Each influencer will create a photo journal of their road trip that captures an inspiring narrative of how they live out their dreams sharing to their personal social channels. This fresh, interactive content surrounding the campaign will fully immerse fans and provide an inspiring digital experience.
Song of Style’s Aimee Song, the beloved fashion blogger by choice and interior designer by trade, will showcase how her love of architecture and interior design inspires her by evoking a chic fusion of textures, patterns, colors, and shapes. Emerging fashion photographer Andrew Arthur or on Instagram and Tumblr andrewarthurphoto, will also take part in the project, sharing his vision of Californian dream with his followers. Swiss blogger Kristina Bazan of fashion, beauty, luxury and lifestyle website Kayture will show her artistic flair during her trip to LA for 7 For All Mankind.
Kristina Bazan will be announcing and judging a Blue Inspiration social media competition for 7 For All Mankind, inviting fans of @7FAM_EU on Instagram to post blue items and visuals that inspire them with the hashtag #DreamingInBlue. The best image will be chosen by Kristina and awarded with £500 or €500 to spend at 7 For All Mankind. The brands favourite submissions will also be re-grammed onto the 7FAM_EU platforms, showcasing the creativity of 7 For All Mankind’s fans. The competition will run from the 20thMarch until the 16th April.
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RAAFH MENSWEAR WINTER 2014
That bold pitch black feathered bird with its strong beak. He travels at free will, feeling at ease and able to survive in every place his travels take him. From remote corners of the world until the beating heart of the big city.
This winter collection of Raafh works around structured Japanese woollens. Cotton that has been developed in an Kimono-fabric specialised factory, used for shirting, and sharp suiting. All combined with Swedish sheepskin leather used for our handcrafted Lammy coat. The collection itself has been made by the hands of the tailors from Leads in England and Porto in Portugal.
Photography & styling: Sjoerd Geuke photography, Pieter van Loon styling, make-up & hair: Thoke Delorge, models : Godard Kooijman & Bob Stoop.
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#WANDERLUST - IN THE MIDDLE OF PADI PADI
- One thing in our travel bucket list is escaping the crowd. After the past couple hectic and busy years, all we want is some moments for us two. So we decided to visit Ubud again, the higher land of Bali. When searched for ‘home’ to stay, I stumbled upon the Ubud Padi Villas. The booking was no hassle at all, I love the Paypal payment option from the Ubud Padi Villas. And thank you Mega Putra and Eka for such a nice contact before our stay.
Ubud Padi Villas has 7 villas with each own swimming-plounge pool facing the traditional rice fields where you also can see people are working in the fields in a traditional way. If you like it is possible to have Rice Field & River tracking tours. I did it a lot when I was a kid and lived near rice fields in Java.
Warm welcome was ready for us with, “Welcome to your vacation home!” when we arrived after a nice ride on our private car shuttle from the airport and a ride down a small alley on a buggy car to the villas.
"Home", the word only makes all distances gone. Feeling directly that you are not in a hotel but it might be your own villa. The word "Home" is also fulfilled with friendly and very helpful staffs.
The warm welcome followed with refreshing welcome drinks and of course a foot massages. We delayed our massage until after we settled down in our villa and after our late lunch (flight was delayed, so not cool!). For our stay, we also booked our 60 minutes traditional Balinese body massage to have in your own room or the gazebo next to the pool. We stayed in two rooms, first with gazebo and second not. The weather is too warm to have the massage on the gazebo, so I had mine in an air conditioned room. I am relaxed now, especially after a warm bath and shower in our open air bathroom, clean and spacious one.
We spent most of our time sun-bathing and swimming in our private pool. In the morning, delicious in-the-room breakfast are delivered on the time. All we need to do is just fill in the breakfast form and write down the time. Love this place so much that I almost can not stop Instagram-ing everything (find more pictures of my two nights escape here).
For a cultural trip, Ubud is one of the best part of Bali with a lot of dance performances and tours to different parts of the island which you can book directly by Komang (one of the receptionist), Balinese women we met a lot during our stay. We didn’t do any tours or saw any dance performances, we did before. So we enjoyed our private pool villa to the fullest. We did a small walk to the Ubud center, just to visit the stores and Starbucks (I know!). Nice thing is that the villa provides all the guests with free shuttle with private cars to the Ubud center. And for the last evening of our stay, we had a romantic candle light dinner for two. A gazebo in the central garden, full of candle lights and flowers. So this villas in Ubud are also great place for your honeymoon destination.
More pictures of the villa’s and property here…
Wearing G-Shock cap, Dirty Velvet organic cotton t-shirt, White shorts, Quicksilver flip-flop, Louis Vuitton purse, Dolce & Gabbana swimming trunk.
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