Tag Archives: JOSEPH LICATA

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STYLE-LIST: VALERIE BOSTER, CO-FOUNDER OF LA MARQUE, REVEALS WHAT INSPIRES HER PERSONAL STYLE

Valerie Boster, former Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue alum, is the co-founder of one of the most sought after brand consultancies around, La Marque. When Valerie is not up to her neck in work, she can be found jetting off to some … Continue reading

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MADERAS VILLAGE: A HOME AWAY FROM HOME IN NICARAGUA

By: Joseph Licata Photos by Jacob Pritchard If you are looking for a new adventure, something a little off the beaten path, both figuratively and literally, Maderas Village just might be the place for you. Nestled in a quiet spot on … Continue reading

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OLIVIA JEAN, SINGER, SONG WRITER, MUSICIAN AND ALL AROUND BADASS, SHARES HER INSPIRATIONS

Olivia Jean, who dropped her debut solo LP last October titled, Bathtub Love Killings,  is a multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man Records stable backing folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in … Continue reading

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THEY CALL IT THE BLUES / THE BEST OF SPRINGS DENIM

Spring is here and if you’ve been paying attention, as I am sure you have, you’ve noticed the continued refinement of denim. With many designers making a slight shift from a focus on the rugged and raw to the soft … Continue reading

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SERENA MITNIK-MILLER TALKS ART AND INSPIRATION

Serena Mitnik-Miller’s current solo exhibition S W I R L, at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City, is series of wonderfully executed watercolors on paper that are both light and breezy, the works reflecting the Californian’s vibe, importing … Continue reading

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LIVING CARBON-POSITIVE, NOW SEXIER THAN EVER

By: Joseph Licata With sustainability, low-carbon and minimal design surging from trend to mainstay, a group of architects are bringing to market affordable options for those who want to live well while making an impact. ArchiBlox, said architects, recently showed … Continue reading

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DAILY INSPIRATION: SARAH REYNOLDS

Our good friend Sarah Reynolds is a fine artist based in Brooklyn, New York, with a passion for large-scale charcoal drawings and sculptures. Her signature aesthetic is focused on her desire to push her choice medium, charcoal, beyond its boundaries. She allows … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: KRISTIN BARONE, CREATIVE CONSULTANT, SHARES A FEW THINGS THAT MAKES HER STYLE HER OWN

Kristin Barone, the former International Fashion Director at WWD, now creative consultant and humanitarian, supporting the efforts of Red Earth Trading Company and Know Think Act. Here Kristin shares what makes her style her own. KRISTIN BARONE | STYLE-LIST What is … Continue reading

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PLAYING DRESS UP IN PLAYLAND

When two lovely ladies take up residence for the weekend in an empty Rockaway hotel for a little stay-cation, the rooms come alive in a playful story of dress up. PHOTOS / RUSS NEIPP & CORNELIS HUNDERSMARCK HAIR & MAKEUP / … Continue reading

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ANAAK, A COLLECTION BY MARISSA MAXIMO

By: Joseph Licata Marissa Maximo, the Director of Brand Partnerships and Special Projects at Urban Outfitters, is as multifaceted as her title suggests. One of those facets, a magnificent textile designer who’s latest project ANAAK – a women’s line of … Continue reading

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A NIGHT WITH ANASTASIA ASHLEY

By: Joseph Licata Anastasia and I have been trying to pull together a shoot for some time, nearly three years to be precise. So when this longtime supporter of Surf Collective and kick ass little shredder was in NYC a … Continue reading

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WAX SURF CO.’s WAVE-RIDDING ART

By: Joseph Licata Who better to have making your next board than an architect and fabricator? That’s what I though when I first spoke with Tyler (the Architect) and Mike (the Fabricator), of Wax Surf Co., about their boards. Boards … Continue reading

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THE PUFFER COAT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE

By: Joseph Licata The puffer coat, a staple of those of any good sense in a cold climate, has made a bit of a transition this year from functional fashion to well, fashionable fashion. These down filled friends have not … Continue reading

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GOOD GAUZE, THE PERFECT WAY TO SPEND A GETAWAY

By: Joseph Licata If you’re preparing for an upcoming holiday away and need a little inspiration, then you’re in luck. Brydie Mack, with her latest editorial, shows us the way for that perfect getaway. Now this isn’t as practical if … Continue reading

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DANE PETERSON MAKING LOGGING LOOK EASY IN AUSTRALIA

By: Joseph Licata Dane Peterson, filmed by Nick Jones and Andy Staley in Australia, hits your screen with an overload of logging style. Reminding me that a surf trip is well overdue. So enjoy and maybe we’ll see you on … Continue reading

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GILLIAN SCHWARTZ, FOUNDER OF SCHWARTZ AND SONS, GIVES US A HINT AT HER PERSONAL STYLE

    GILLIAN SCHWARTZ | STYLE-LIST What is your Favorite City and neighborhood? BIG SUR What is your favorite Hotel? 29 PALMS Your favorite restaurant and dish? AVOCADO. OR ANYWHERE THEY HAVE A GIANT SALAD Favorite Vacation location? LA / … Continue reading

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JAMIE BRISICK, FROM THE BEGINNING

By: Joseph Licata If you have spent any time at all in or around the waters of New York City over the last several years, then you have more than likely met one of the nicest guys you’ll ever have the … Continue reading

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GONZALO CLOSEOUT

By: Joseph Licata Earlier this month the powerful Atlantic hurricane known as Gonzalo brought dreamy swell to nearly every break up and down the East Coast. Our friend Will Warasila was there and captured a few great moments with Stefan … Continue reading

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DANIEL FULLER // MEDITATION ON BLUE

Inspired by the tradition of theatrical pictorial innovation present in the landscape and seascape photography of Ansel Adams, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Andreas Gursky – Fuller has positioned his photographic practice against the notion of the decisive moment and instead creates … Continue reading

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MUST SEE: DANIEL ARSHAM’S NEW FILM, STARING JAMES FRANCO

By: Joseph Licata Daniel Arsham, a New York-based artist known for his sculptural and architectural works that warp and destabilize recognizable structures and forms, released the second installment of his nine-part Future Relic series this week. After working with power … Continue reading

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DAILY INSPIRATION: GROVE IS IN THE HEART / EMMA TEMPEST & MAGDALENA FRACKOWIAK FOR MIXT(E)

MIXT(E Magazine – Styling: Dimphy Den Otter, Model: Magdalena Frackowiak, Photography: Emma Tempest  

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THE WORD | HUNTER S. THOMPSON – 16 AWESOME QUOTES YOU’LL WANT TO USE

By: Joseph Licata Hunter S. Thompson, one of the most prolific writers of our time, is possibly best known for his pieces Hell’s Angles, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas and his novel The Rum Diary – which made it’s … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: JOSEPH LICATA, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF SURF COLLECTIVE SHARES HIS LIST OF MUST HAVES

As the Editor in Chief of Surf Collective and former brand manager for the likes of Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and House of Dereon among others; I’ve seen trends come and go, and my tastes shift from year to year, … Continue reading

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STYLE-LIST: TAYLOR STEELE, DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER, SHARES WHAT HE NEEDS MOST WHEN ON THE ROAD

Taylor Steele, an award-winning director and producer, who broke new ground with his surf film ‘Momentum’ and continues to surprise us with film after film through his production company Poor Specimen. Here Taylor shares what he needs most when he’s … Continue reading

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A SHARED MOMENT, A SHORT FILM SERIES BY QUALITY PEOPLES

By: Joseph Licata With over two years in the making the crew from Quality Peoples has released their first short film titled, A Shared Moment With Israel Preciado. Shot in Mexico, from Nayarit to Guerrero, the film looks to slow things down … Continue reading

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TEN WALLS / WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS

By: Joseph Licata Mario Basanov, known as Ten Walls, channels some deep house while tracking to a place that is somewhat unexpected in his new song “Walking With Elephants” – releasing on September 7th via Boso. This song, though spectacular, … Continue reading