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Hairdo Pop Song Parodies
The Comediva 'Bangs Like Zooey' Video is Hilarious and Adorkable
The Comediva ‘Bangs Like Zooey’ parody is hilarious, and really makes you second guess whether you should’ve gone for the fringe. Inspired by the Maroon 5 hit ‘Moves Like... MORE
Fiercely Feminine Cadette Editorials
Fiercely Feminine Cadette Editorials
This Aaron Ryan Series is Tough and Flirtatious
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Violently Raw Streetwear
Violently Raw Streetwear
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The PLNDR SS 2012 collection of tees and tanks is unforgivably fresh and in your face. The exclusive online boutique teamed up with legendary lifestyle and hip hop photographer Mel D. Cole to... MORE
Ethereal 60s Captures
Ethereal 60s Captures
The Free People Festival 2012 Photoshoot Features Chic Looks
The Free People Festival 2012 lookbook is full of hippie-chic looks for the coming season of sweltering heat and music festivals. The styles are crowd-surf ready, with breezy frocks and ultra-... MORE
Vintage Fresh-Faced Editorials
Vintage Fresh-Faced Editorials
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The ‘L’Orange Bleue’ for the Ones2Watch is a cool step back into a suburban day in the 70s. The series was lensed by photographer Yann Faucher. The images boast a washed-out color scale,... MORE
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Sketched Morbid Renderings
These Raw Toast Design Graphics are Endearing
Raw Toast Design renders highly engaging illustrations, centralizing the use of warm colors and simplistic composition. The concise and minimalist lines used are almost child-like, creating a... MORE
Golden Gilded Hero Captures
Golden Gilded Hero Captures
The Andreas Seyfarth by Joachim Baldauf Shoot is Provocative
German-based photographer Joachim Baldauf lensed the editorial ‘Heldenreise’ for the 50th issue of Qvest. Artist Andreas Seyfarth is depicted in a series of heroic roles, taking on the majestic... MORE
Blue Forested Campaigns
Blue Forested Campaigns
The ‘Le Sacre du Printemps' Dalton Louis Editorial is Both Vib
Photographer Dalton Louis lensed the ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ editorial for Denovo Magazine. The series is a vision of an LSD flashback set deep within an ultra-violet forest. The gargantuan... MORE
Moody Macabre Fashions
Moody Macabre Fashions
The Liberum Arbitrium FW 2012 Collection is Dark and Mysterious
The Liberum Arbitrium FW 2012 collection is dark and moody, drawing the audience in to the world of macabre fashion. The black and white color palette plays off of a good versus evil motif, bringing... MORE
Rockstar Kiddy Crew Films
Rockstar Kiddy Crew Films
The Tune-Yards ‘My Country' Music Video is Riveting and Play
The Tune-Yards ‘My Country’ music video stars the kids of Brightworks and San Francisco Rock Project. The kids are housed in a primary hued warehouse, draped in sculptural pieces and color-... MORE
Humanized Creature Cartoons
Humanized Creature Cartoons
The ‘Animals are Kewl' Series by Georges Le Mercenaire is
The third installation of the Georges Le Mercenaire ‘Animals are Kewl’ series is a gripping take on the favorite critters of pop culture. The artist twists elements of the animals, allowing an... MORE
Hypnotic LSD Illustrations
Hypnotic LSD Illustrations
Flavio Melchiorre Renders Engaging and Psychedelic Graphics
Flavio Melchiorre renders graphics with an alluring other-worldly aesthetic, drawing on hallucinogenic visions. The compositions are chaotic and often nonsensical. The artist uses bold lines, which... MORE
Cat-Filled Editorials
Cat-Filled Editorials
Alexi Papalexopoulos Lenses a Fierce and Sultry Photoshoot
Alexi Papalexopoulos lenses Lauren DiMarco & Brian Gove in a sleek and sultry editorial, capturing a lusty tension between the pair. The black and white gradient is highly concentrated, allowing... MORE
Multimedia Vertigo Portraits
Multimedia Vertigo Portraits
Devon Dill Renders Engaging and Layered Works
New York-based photographer Devon Dill renders highly dynamic multimedia works. She combines a sense of voyeurism with nature and the human form. Her often humorous works engage the audience with... MORE
City Kid Living Portraits
City Kid Living Portraits
Stephanie Mill Captures the Canadian Youth Culture
Stephanie Mill lenses technically brilliant photographs of the youth of Toronto and the Onatrio lifestyle. Her analogue work is rendered with masterful technique. Her skill separates her from the... MORE
Steamy Locker Room Editorials
Steamy Locker Room Editorials
The Zimmermann Resort 2012 Collection is Chic and Sultry
The Zimmermann Resort 2012 collection boasts bold bikini and beach-ready looks. The styles vary from sweet to sultry and sporty to slouchy. The resort wear is styled in contemporary and modern styles,... MORE
Hell's Angels Portraits
Hell's Angels Portraits
Andrew Shaylor Lenses Badass Bikers Across America
In 2000, Andrew Shaylor set out on a four-year expedition to lens the UK chapters of the notorious Hell’s Angels motorcycle club. His work is a contemporary photojournalistic, non-drugged... MORE
Extreme Violence Oil Paintings
Extreme Violence Oil Paintings
The Nicola Verlato Series 'How the West Was Won' is Dynamic
L.A-based artist Nicola Verlato rendered a series of heavily violent visions. The ‘How the West Was Won’ collection depicts several battle scenes and fights, involving blood and weapons.... MORE
Ornate Gangster Lookbooks
Ornate Gangster Lookbooks
The Lucy Jay FW 2012 Campaign is Spunky and Fun
The Lucy Jay FW 2012 collections boasts a colorful swatch and breathtaking designs. The shoot was outfitted by stylist John William. The visionary combined the rainbow tresses of the stunning model... MORE
Brocaded Leather Accessories
Brocaded Leather Accessories
The Una Burke FW 2012 Collection is Elegant and Ornate
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Rambunctious Youth Crew Editorials
Rambunctious Youth Crew Editorials
Marta Streng Lenses a Group of Gorgeous Rebels
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Contrast Pout Pictorials
Contrast Pout Pictorials
This Kelly Defina Shoot is Sass-Lipped and Energetic
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Unstoppable Blonde Editorials
Unstoppable Blonde Editorials
The Magdalena Frackowiak Vogue Spain March 2012 Shoot is Ultra Chic
The Magdalena Frackowiak Vogue Spain editorial will leave you lustful for the entirety of the spring fashion line up. The March 2012 issue featured the gorgeous Polish model adorned in a myriad of... MORE
Ghostly Elegant Editorials
Ghostly Elegant Editorials
The Lida Baday SS 2012 Campaign is Faded and Gorgeous
The Lida Baday SS 2012 campaign is soft and eerie, with an overwhelming elegance woven into contemporary looks and effortless style. Lensed by photographer Chris Nicholls, the editorial is a vision... MORE
Festival Road Trip Editorials
Festival Road Trip Editorials
The Renee Rodenkirchen Shoot for Lilogi is Concert-Ready
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Romantic BFF Editorials
Romantic BFF Editorials
The 'Friends with Benefits' FW 2012 Collection is Sexy and Flirtatious
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Retro Punk Illustrations
Retro Punk Illustrations
These Creative Common People Graphics are Endearing
These Creative Common People graphics boast rebellious character and quirky attributes. The look is somewhat bulbous, reminiscent of cartoons. While the feel of these renderings is childlike, the... MORE
Vintage Photography Tees
Vintage Photography Tees
The Polaroid x Altru Collaboration is Chill and Chic
The Polaroid x Altru collection is laid-back and retro, giving a subtle high five to the old-school process of photography. Polaroid is celebrating its 75th birthday, and has teamed up with the... MORE
Romantic Renaissance Apparel
Romantic Renaissance Apparel
The Mozcau Gold Label 2012 SS Collection is Delicate and Classic
The Mozcau Gold Label 2012 SS collection allures audiences into old eras of highly romantic settings and different standards of beauty. The collection boasts a myriad of graphics borrowed from... MORE
Androgynous Boudoir Shoots
Androgynous Boudoir Shoots
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Serene Sleeping Campaigns
Serene Sleeping Campaigns
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The Forget Me Not FW 2012 collection is romantic and highly feminine, boasting a large gradient of pastels and soft shades. The blankets and scarves featured are defined by intricate details and... MORE
Androgynous Capped Editorials
Androgynous Capped Editorials
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Beach Bro Lookbooks
Beach Bro Lookbooks
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Cardboard Estate Paintings
Cardboard Estate Paintings
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Domestic Damsel Illustrations
Domestic Damsel Illustrations
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Spunky Retrograde Illustrations
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Kickass Kiddy Hipsterwear
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Hip-Hop-Inspired Illustrations
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Elegant Psychedelic Attire
Elegant Psychedelic Attire
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Avian App Infographics
Avian App Infographics
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Quirky Business Generators
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lllustrated Tweet Comics
lllustrated Tweet Comics
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Simple Sartorial Streetwear
Simple Sartorial Streetwear
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The HUF SS 2012 lookbook features simple sartorial pieces, reflective of the effortless cool of the skater lifestyle. The apparel doubles as casual and efficient. The fit of each piece, from shoe to fitted… MORE
Sweet Sushi Playthings
Sweet Sushi Playthings
The Fakir Design Sushi Toy is an Adorable Delight
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Saintly Chic Catwalks
Saintly Chic Catwalks
The Alistair Trung FW 2012 Collection is Breezy and Romantic
The Alistair Trung FW 2012 collection was debuted at the L’Oreal Melbourne fashion festival. The series features a myriad of elegant drapery and feathery detailing. Though silhouettes favor... MORE
Color-Flooding Street Art
Color-Flooding Street Art
Ryan Dineen Renders Striking Graffiti Portraits and Murals
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Longboard Beauty Campaigns
Longboard Beauty Campaigns
The Nasty Gal January Lookbook is a Beachy Treasure
The Nasty Gal January lookbook is warmer than a stroll along the boardwalk. Nasty Gal is an awesome company: all of its products are handpicked vintage finds. The pieces are chosen for style, wearability… MORE
Naughty Nun Pictorials
Naughty Nun Pictorials
Iris Erlings Renders Sultry Sister Pictures
This photo series casts a Red Light on a sultry sister and its monastic theme is immediately shocking. The model's good-doing habits sharply juxtapose the sequined nipple tassels and limp whips she dons.… MORE
Mister Universe Editorials
Mister Universe Editorials
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The NK SS 2012 editorial is dapper and competitive. The series features international models, exhibiting international fashions for the spot of Mr. World. The pageant theme is juxtaposed with the... MORE
Harsh-Humored Hosts
Harsh-Humored Hosts
Ricky Gervais' Golden Globes 2012 Performance was Intense
After Gervais’ 2011 Golden Globe performance and the accompanying hurt feelings, his return as host was somewhat of a shock. Gervais attempted to tone down his crude humour and kept bullying to a minimum… MORE