That time really has come, Stylenoir Magazine is now three years old. After beginning on a journey to create a dark aesthetic magazine in 2009, we’ve grown to pioneering individuality to more than half a million people worldwide, been featured in some incredible publications including New York Times, been flown half way around the world by some amazing brands and have met and worked with some truly iconic figures along the way.
It seems such a long way forward since our first launch party hosted by Mathew Horne and sponsored by tanning brand Make Believe Beauty.
So for our third birthday Stylenoir Magazine has released three anniversary covers to mark the event from photoshoots over the years, featuring Zombie Boy, Mandy Murphy and Merry Phillips.
We also have a party on Wednesday the 13th at W London Which you are … Read More »
Stylenoir Third Birthday in partnership with Notion Magazine
Before life there was death, the beholder of mystery, cryptic cataclysms and mighty wonders. Celebrating three years of Stylenoir Magazine, three years of pioneering individuality and championing creativity.
Theme: Oh, Death.
Iniquitous creatures of the night, the seductive femme fatale, the malevolent wonder. An amalgamation of extraordinary beauty, purity and bewitching, enchanted indulgence
Wyld Bar W London 22:30 – 02:30AM
Guestlist RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost In Lust
A lonely desire, an overwhelming hunger.
To many an eternal repulsive beauty. Excluded, outcast, pushed to one side, but passion and desire are stronger than a worlds divide.
Two creatures, two singular entities yearning, aching for the softest touch, or the one who knows too much.
A connection stronger than an ideal, when reality fades, just two bodies, two souls… Lost in Lust.
Lost In Lust is a collaboration editorial for Stylenoir by Merry P and Daniel Lehenbauer. The photoshoot focuses on a distant lust, a desire of two people and the connection between them. The images also see exquisite work from Lauren Tennenbaum
Merry P & Daniel Lehenbauer
Jessie @ Profile
Amanda @ Profile
Today sees the launch of the Lost In Lust teaser, for the forthcoming Stylenoir editorial by Merry P and Daniel Lehenbauer.
With the incredible beauty of Jessie and Amanda @ Profile Model Management, and a lustful distant aesthetic, that will become clearer when we launch the full shoot.
We were also overjoyed to get to use our old time favourite Lauren Tennenbaum in the story, who continues to create the most beautiful and edgy crystal harnesses we have seen. The strength and delicacy of the pieces is simply breathtaking.
A simply fantastic team producing simply beautiful aesthetics
We cannot wait to release the full shoot into the world!
2012 saw Lana Del Rey become a commercial success. Despite controversy about her well debated authenticity, the self-styled “Gangster Nancy Sinatra” won International Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards in February. Her debut album Born To Die reached number one in its first week selling 117,000 copies; more than the rest of the Top 5 combined.
Though definitely a fan of Lana Del Rey, it is not the songstress’ credibility or success I want to discuss here. What interests me is the picture of woman Del Rey creates through her music and the sexual politics of Born To Die and her earlier works.
Lana Del Rey’s sound is often reminiscent of Old Hollywood vibe artists such as Elvis Presley, Sinatra and Nina Simone. With this theme flowing through into the music’s lyrical content.
The conversation around Lana Del Rey has been as … Read More »
Jeffree Star Americana
When you think of American trail blazers and pioneers, perhaps Henry Ford or Bell come straight to mind, those who led the way for industry and exploration. But society and individuality lacks these pioneering figures. An area where such courage and strength is needed to create change.
Jeffree Star has pioneered a way forward, an inspiration for those who strive to express themselves and be true to their wants, without fear of repercussions. We wrote about the Lack of gender role models in mainstream media recently. But if anyone has championed expression and individuality here, it’s Star. Now many years on from that initial rise from social networking, Jeffree Star has influenced and inspired so many to be who they truly want to be.
Jeffree Star teamed up with Allan Amato and Mynxii White to create this beautiful … Read More »
Half a million. That’s half a million human beings, half a million creatures passing through these hallowed halls. We strived, we persevered and we achieved.
Such a colossal number, yet so insignificant. However a milestone, and a checkpoint we must pass through with pleasure, with gratification to each and every single creature that still lurks these pastures.
Here is to that all important seven figure number, the time when one million becomes a reality. I personally assure you, it will come faster than any of us ever believed.
I never dreamed it would ever get this far, never imagined it would grow to such a colossus. Shooting for the moon is no longer a necessity, for let us take Arcadia and bring it to Andromeda.
Welcome to the future.
Olivia Rose has illustrated many pieces for Stylenoir. Now, based on a future version of James, Olivia creates a conceptual, Andromedian being, taking the future ideal and bringing it to life in the present.
Born from a dying star, amongst the midst of creation, a singular hybrid is re-born. Awoken from Hibernation, hungrier and yet more powerful than ever. A re-birth in a time which is both a utopia and hypnotically dystopian. Arcadia has moulded this creature, imprinted its mark, and set it free.
Surrounded by the remanence of a place soaked in poisoned beauty, a place so colossal it spreads across the vortex of time, through layer upon layer of precious moments, as if playing each and every single one continuously together.
This creature, a hybrid between two binaries, awoken once again in a world of azure and jaded … Read More »
Continuing the never finished journey of gender and androgyny, Stylenoir sees James Joseph Rebirth. Haunting and hallowed, a time of vulnerability and delusion, exposed to the future. A metamorphosing creature. In a time where both strength and fragility are open for the world to see, the darkness resumes…
New Zealand brand Stolen Girlfriends Club are fast becoming known for their unusual prints, floating layers and rock-chick t-shirts. Their recently released AW 2012 look-book ‘Here lie the bones’ , featuring Georgia Fowler and shot by Maya Villiger, shows the model rolling around a heavy-metal poster covered messy apartment, teaming ethereal slips of mesh and lace with block bandeau tops and hot-pants.
Her outfits are accessorised with chunky platform boots and tousled hair.The brand, born in 2005 of New Zealand surfers Marc Moore, Luke Harwood and Dan Gosline; describes ‘an underlying feeling of rock’n’roll delinquency’ which is apparent in each of their collections. They had no formal training in fashion but set out to make the kind of clothes they wanted to be able to buy.
Six years later, their label is booming and their grungy, renegade style; mixing girly … Read More »
This was it. This was the fantastic conclusion, and it was so much better than I could have imagined.
It seemed as if the the universe was on our side today; each moment of this day was absolutely perfect. The chill from the air was gone, and was electric with energy.
After packing up, James and I headed to the final show of our Fall 2012 season: Diesel Black Gold. This was undeniably the best to end the week with. This was out first off site show, and I realized why this was becoming a growing trend. The production value was so much more than expected to bring the brand’s rocker chic aesthetic to life. It was a bit colder inside than it was outside, but it only added to the dark edge and mystery of the room.
The stark black … Read More »