Though the music Adam Alexander makes as Demo Taped sounds contemporary—the 19-year-old's swooping electronics recall the avant-pop of Jai Paul and Flume—his R&B vocals pack a soulful punch, reflecting a youth spent performing in an Atlanta church. And not just any church—the Antioch Baptist Church North, an Atlanta landmark started by former slaves in 1877, whose pastor, Rev. Cameron Madison Alexander, happens to be his grandfather. Alexander was a close companion of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the two marched together in Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement.
Distinguished dressing, punctuated by soft knits and strong tailoring, brings out the quiet confidence of the woman who wears it. @tony_irvine
Iris Law, daughter of Jude and rising-star model, has her godmother, Kate Moss, to offer up seasoned career advice: “She said if you put the back of your tongue to the roof of your mouth it makes your jawline look better.”
Two quirky artists—Stanley Whitney and Joyce Pensato—met at New York Studio School in the '70s, and despite their polarizing tastes, they still know how to share a laugh. "You have the circles and squares," Pensato tells Whitney. "And I draw the ducks and mice." @alexanderjrotondo
Break down all the sartorial codes and rules to invent an entirely new visual language for what we wear and how we wear it. @patrickdemarchelier
At her directorial debut last night for @kenzo, Natasha Lyonne talked at length about her "husband" Chloe Sevigny, noting how great it was that after seeing her new film "Cabiria, Charity, Chastity" over 80 times, Chloe remained friends with her.
Chicago rapper Vic Mensa considers Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend" one of his top #NYFW anthems. "I'm inspired by Prince on every level; the whole androgynous thing, the ambiguity in his gender and his foundation, it's amazing. That's the way I think about clothes, in relation to my personality and my life. It's just an extension of who I am, like a song."
Actress and model Huma Qureshi feels it's important to tell stories that celebrate diversity—catch her acting on those beliefs in her latest film “Viceroy’s House,” out now. Here, @iamhumaq wears her favorite pieces from @jcrew's Fall Collection.
Illustration by @jennymwalton#TheJCrewFUNdamentals
Over the course of her new documentary, "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami," the subversive 69-year-old songstress—who reminds us men should be penetrated at least once "so they know what it's like to receive"—reveals herself like she seldom has before. Catch the film at #TIFF on September 15.
Jill and Polly in the Bathroom, 1987
Chromogenic Color Print
During a conversation about her upcoming photo tome, the iconic American photographer recently told Interview, "I sometimes get commissioned to photograph families, and they see the results and say, 'Oh, I look terrible.' And that's when I realize the difference between the people I choose and the people who choose me."
He left Vampire Weekend. He worked on records for Frank Ocean and Haim. Now Rostam Batmanglij is putting the focus back on himself with a debut solo album. Six years in the making, "Half-Light" is filled with lush details: closely mic'd vocals, picturesque scene-setting, weightless swells of strings, and electronic textures.