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Disclaimer: This article was written for online magazine M.I.S.S. Omni Media. All images and words are property of that magazine. If you would like to see the original, please view it via the M.I.S.S. website HERE.

Although the summer is in full swing in some parts of the world, the sun is still shining everywhere. What better way to guard your eyes from the sun than with the newest collaboration between eye wear companies Dita and Cazal. This fall the duo will be introducing Dita’s recreation of Cazal’s 902 frame which was made famous in 1982.

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    Obama’s recent nominations for the Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Obama’s recent nominations for the Supreme Court, Judge Sotomayor became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Disclaimer: This article was written for online magazine M.I.S.S. Omni Media. All images and words are property of that magazine. If you would like to see the original, please view it via the M.I.S.S. website HERE.

Ladies, we’re making a come up! Hillary Clinton, Condelezza Rice, and Nancy Pelosi were only the tip of the iceberg called CHANGE that we’ve been seeing make it’s move in Washington. Now we can add two successful, educated, and powerful women to our roster of women to look up to; Sonia Sotomayor and Regina Benjamin. These two talented women have taken Washington by storm with President Obama’s recent nominations of Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and Benjamin to be Surgeon General. If both of them are confirmed by the Senate Judge Sotomayor will be the first Hispanic woman to hold a Supreme Court position while Benjamin will be the United States third African American Surgeon General, and also it’s third female holding the position. Not bad at all!

Sonia Sotomayor is a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. A native of the Bronx New York, she is of Puerto Rican decent, and graduated from Princeton University in 1976 on a full scholarship and then from Yale Law School in 1979 where she was an editor of the Yale Law Review and also the recipient of a Juris Doctorate.

After reading up and watching Judge Sotomayor over the past couple of weeks, it hasn’t been her amazing record of fairness that has quite inspired me as much as her activism for the Latino culture. As a student at Princeton she observed that there were no full time Latino professors and no Latin American curriculum, and decided to take it upon herself to approach the President of the university to discuss this flaw in Princeton’s educational foundation. After seeing no change Judge Sotomayor promptly filed a complaint with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare citing the schools discrimination in its hiring practices. Between her complaint, speaking with the New York Times and an article penned by her for the Daily Princetonian, the school began to hire Latino professors, and the Judge established open dialouge with Princeton’s university President.

In 1998, Judge Sotomayor became the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, one of the most demanding circuits in the country. She has participated in over 3000 panel decisions and authored roughly 400 opinions, handling difficult issues of constitutional law, to complex procedural matters, to lawsuits involving complicated business organizations.”

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Picture 1I love all aspects of design, fashion isn’t my only passion (that rhymed!), my eyes do not discriminate when it comes to what I believe is beautiful. Today by way of one of my favorite websites LOUDreams I spotted the Melbourne Theater Company’s new recital center located in Melbourne Australia.

From LOUDreams:

This, the new home for the Melbourne Theater Company, is equipped with a 500 seat drama theater as well as full backstage facilities, while using the best technology that is offered for indoor theaters.

This theater is the stuff dreams are made of. Beautifully crafted and designed to not only suit the thespians needs but also the needs of the audience. More after the jump:

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Brooke Nipar

Brooke Nipar

I’ve been meaning to share my love for photographer Brooke Nipar for awhile now, but for some insane reason I’ve only gotten around to it now. Better late than never, right?

Brooke Nipar is a photograper and former Missbehave Magazine Photo Editor who has created some of my favorite photos for the likes of NYLON magazine, and has photographed heavy hitters such as MIA, and Amy Winehouse. She’s a favorite of women’s street wear brands, shooting look books for Hellz Bellz and MadeMe, most recently teaming up with MadeMe founder Erin Magee to shoot her ‘Mes Amies’ collection I gushed over in an early post.

To see what the fuss is about, check out Brooke Nipar’s portfolio!

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100 Girls on Polaroid.

July 15, 2009

100 Girls on Polaroid

100 Girls on Polaroid

In the creative world, especially the world of fashion, there is a constant standard of perfection that is pushed and pulled in several directions making it almost impossible to ever attain. In terms we all can understand: there is a ridiculously high standard of what people believe is perfection. You see it in magazines, on the internet, and even in store. Models and muses alike are digitally inhanced and manipulated in photography, with the purpose that consumers will believe thse products are as flawless in the photos as they are in reality.

Bringing authenticity and a unique touch that remains timeless, Alexander Gnadinger brings us his book entitled ‘100 Girls on Polaroid’, his collection of polaroid photos of models behind the scenes of Fashion weeks here and abroad. Showcasing Polaroid’s uncanny ability to display unaltered reality, Gnadinger photos are a freeze frame in time displaying art as it should be, unaltered, untouched, and completely spontaneous.

To see more check out Alexander’s portfolio online.

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Erin Magee - Creator/Designer MadeMe Clothing

Erin Magee - Creator/Designer MadeMe Clothing

I know it’s only Monday, and there are probably loads and loads of better news to come from this week, but in my small part of the world nothing will top this shit. NOTHING.

Erin Magee the creator and designer of women’s contemporary street brand Made Me is giving consumers the opportunity to preview and pre-order a couple of pieces from her impending Fall/Winter Collection entitled ‘Mes Amies’ (which means “my friends” in french). This is great news seeing as all of her previous collections have sold out very quickly. With the help of photographer Brooke Nipar, E. Magee has revamped her entire website to showcase her past and present designs on some of her very cool friends including, Natalie and Nicole of Nina Sky, stylist Rose Garcia, and designer Kerin Rose.
More information and lookbook photos after the jump
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Artwork by David Garibaldi

Artwork by David Garibaldi

Disclaimer: This article was written for online magazine M.I.S.S. Omni Media. All images and words are property of that magazine. If you would like to see the original, please view it via the M.I.S.S. website HERE.

Michael Jackson was an entertainment icon of international status. His fan base spans the world, so it makes complete sense in my mind that his untimely death shook not only the United States, where he found a cultivated his fame, but also every corner of the globe where he was considered by many a legend.

Over the past week, there has been extensive media coverage of the King of Pop’s sudden death, so much in fact that coverage has become redundant. You see the same memorials and tributes remixed and done over several times, the same questions regarding the guardianship of his children being asked and analyzed, and personally I’ve also noticed the ever prevalence of his past troubles somewhat overshadowing his positive contributions to society.

After a week of tribute specials, magazine covers, and documentaries about Jackson’s life, fans and foes from around the globe tuned in to a final farewell in the form of the Michael Jackson Memorial which took place in California this past Tuesday. Coverage of the event was extensive, probably one of the biggest covered events I’ve seen in my entire life, with colleagues, friends and admirers of Jackson all paying their last respects to a man Barry Gordy called “the greatest entertainer of all time”.
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Taking the advice of a friend of mine, I decided to check out the Flickr album of Hulk4598 where he (or she, I’m not quite sure) takes the random and sometimes stupid comments of some notable figures (Britney Spears, Darth Vader) and fancies them up a bit with graphics. Totally worth taking a look at, you can see some of my favorites here.

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Ceiling Porn.

July 3, 2009

Baha'i House of Worship designed by Alfred Shaw

Baha'i House of Worship designed by Alfred Shaw

Highlighting the most underrated part of a room, blog Deputy Dog showcases their top 10 most favored ceiling designs. From modern subways, to traditional places of worship, the locations on their list are nothing short of awe inspiring. Makes you want to take a look above you eh’? A look at my favorite ceiling porn below!

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2hp1ve0Found these vintage underwater photographs taken by Bruce Mozertom back in 1938. Really cool concept, you wouldn’t even believe some of these were taken underwater.

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