When people think of fashion capitals, they think New York, Paris, Milan, and London, even Los Angeles. Dallas has a lot more going on than people give it credit, though. We have more restaurants per capita than NY and currently we have more billionaires than any other city. Our design district is miles (cumulatively) of stores and choices. We have great fashion and great fashion magazines; but one thing that is missing is an editorial just for men. Until now.
The Style MANual is an editorial with examples of approachable and cutting edge style. The art and the scenes in the clothing shoots encourage depth of thought beyond picture browsing. This is also a magazine in which a straight man in chinos and button-down-boring, can easily pick up a broader aesthetic and some new use-able ideas. The 3 guys behind this concept are Dallas residents with a finger on the pulse of all the best model agencies, photographers, upscale retailers, and studios to bring them all together. It’s busy, it’s crazy, it takes lots of moving parts….that being said: I am on this team! I will be assisting the creative and fashion director with conceptualizing and executing photo shoots for print and online.
The launch party was at Circuit 12 contemporary studio. I met the husband and wife team whom own it, and they have been curating fantastic artists for a couple of years. Within 45 minutes, the place was elbow to elbow with an exceptional, exciting turn-out, and DJ Sober was blending old and new beats. I met a great group of people I will be working with and surely new friendships worth building. Excited.
But…2 hours prior to this event, I got invited to participate in a photo shoot in Deep Ellum. I loved this studio. I have been to many and this will be a fave. The theme was hitchhiker. The final pic will be super-imposed on a busy Dallas freeway. When it’s ready, i’ll post it. Fun fun…
Please contact me if you would like to subscribe to The Style MANual. It is a bi-monthly publication with fashion, new media, art, and culture news for the modern man.
More exciting news next week… #Amsterdam[nggallery id=14]