MATT KASIN – FILMMAKER, STYLIST & OWNER OF GAUDY GOD

Inspired by American filmmaker John Waters, king of the utterly filthy yet fabulously controversial subculture known for its radical themes centered around Americana’s debaucherous behavior, it is no surprise that when Matt greeted Brian and I in a perfectly overzealous Versace ‘get up’, he very much reminded me of a beloved Waters character. Maybe it was his flamboyant suit jacket, decadently polished nails, or the afternoon round of Bloody Marys we guiltlessly indulged in, but as I stood there in complete awe of Matt (and his hair), among a copious sea of acid-washed denim and sliced and diced tank tops, I was oddly taken back years ago to the evening when I was first introduced to Waters’ Pink Flamingos. Delightfully jarring and with a mind just as complex and intriguing as a Waters’ film, Matt truly embodies what it means to be ‘The Gaudy God’.  More than just a mixture of vintage pieces and original designs, Matt’s one of a kind label, Gaudy God, represents expressionism, undeniable confidence, fashion as a religion, and remains the absolute epitome of high meets low, in a vivaciously expensive bad taste manner. Always in a ‘blonde state of mind’ and never doubting the sleaze factor that he incorporates into each of his handpicked ensembles, Matt brings out the secret (and not so secret) gaudy side in all of us.

Nail artist, stylist, filmmaker, designer, and vintage label owner, Matt is a true muse. Fully equipped with a face almost too gorgeous to look at, this jacket-orientated, no pants-wearing, fur and denim-loving soul truly knows how to do the one thing we all find ourselves in search of – escaping the mundane cycle of life through his unique and ever-evolving sense of style. Intelligent and colorful, adding a shoulder pad here and a wedge there, nobody gives clothes more pizzazz, personality or life than Matt Kasin himself.

Read all about Matt and check out his entire feature HERE on majesticdisorder.com!

Wise beyond his years, Callahan’s ravishing sense of personal style pays homage to eras gone by and embraces the notion that opposites, both literal and metaphorical (a see-through Marc Jacobs mohair sweater underneath an intense leather jacket), can coexist.

When I arrived to Callahan’s apartment, I found him dressed in a classic Burberry plaid button-down and a pair of dark washed Roberto Cavalli jeans, eager to discuss the details of American writer Joan Didion’s life, a mutual passion we happen to share. Devastatingly handsome yet quintessentially quaint, Callahan embodies a sort of alluring charm that reminds me of my favorite neighborhood in London – Notting Hill. Posh, dexterously chic, in an unpretentious manner, and home to the magnificent Portobello Road, Notting Hill is a place that nurtures the spirit – much like Callahan’s personality. Whenever in London, I lose any sense of time inside this antique lovers haven, a divine niche composed of secondhand boutiques, catering to the curious and wandering bohemian souls. Callahan’s own apartment, an intimate dimly lit space, decorated in exquisitely rich tones of deep red and brown, houses a plethora of antique chairs and old family heirlooms, similar to what one would find while journeying through the narrow streets that make up Notting Hill. Callahan, a writer by nature, who also happens to look like he just walked out of a Burberry ad campaign, has a juxtaposition about him that is quite appealing –he’s a self-professed ‘old soul’that still manages to see the romance in everything that life has to offer.

Check out his entire feature HERE! 

Chicago
A little sneak preview of the uber interesting ‘Featured Mind’ we’ll be posting on Thursday on majestic disorder! 

A little sneak preview of the uber interesting ‘Featured Mind’ we’ll be posting on Thursday on majestic disorder

Rick Owens Portrait
"I had always hoped that my clothes would propose a primitive but disciplined elegance. I don’t think a elegant discipline would be a bad direction to the world."

Rick Owens Portrait

"I had always hoped that my clothes would propose a primitive but disciplined elegance. I don’t think a elegant discipline would be a bad direction to the world."

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent (French pronunciation: [iv sɛ̃ loʁɑ̃], August 1, 1936 – June 1, 2008), was a French fashion designer, one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, “The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture’s rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.” He is also credited with having introduced the tuxedo suit for women, became the first designer to use ethnic models in his runway shows, and referenced other non-European cultures in his work.

Needless to say, I am YSL obsessed.

Pictured: YSL Arty Oval Ring with Blue Stone (I purchased this from www.saksfifthavenue.com) YSL Arty Dots Ring with Black & Gold Beads (I purchased this last night at Fashion Night Out! from the Intermix store in Chicago) YSL Large Clutch in Ivory Patent Leather (I purchased this from the online YSL boutique- www.ysl.com


humblecollective:

Ritz Cigarettes
“[In 1985] French designer Yves Saint Laurent and American tobacco  company R.J. Reynolds teamed up to give the U.S. its first designer  cigarette.” - Chicago Tribune
An interesting piece of marketing and design.  You won’t find a pack of these anytime soon at your local tobacconist.
via HumbleCollective.

humblecollective:

Ritz Cigarettes

“[In 1985] French designer Yves Saint Laurent and American tobacco company R.J. Reynolds teamed up to give the U.S. its first designer cigarette.” - Chicago Tribune

An interesting piece of marketing and design.  You won’t find a pack of these anytime soon at your local tobacconist.

via HumbleCollective.

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