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August 23 2014

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Todd Selby Helps The Cobra Snake Open His First Bricks-And-Mortar Cobra Shop

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For his first bricks-and-mortar vintage store, the Cobra Shop, Mark Hunter (left)—better known as the Cobra Snake—picked the overrun tourist trap that is the Hollywood and Highland mega-mall. Somehow, it fits. Hunter’s always been one to mine the good taste in bad taste—or vice versa? “I think it’s all about contrast with this place and where it is,” said Todd “The Selby” Selby, in town to promote his book with a party at the as-yet-unopened shop. “People just come and say ‘wow.’ ” As a connoisseur of spaces, he ought to know. Selby’s even gone so far as to create what he and Hunter are calling a bootleg version of The Selby tome, one that features three new chapters of photographs, of Hunter and his grandparents. (Said grandparents were in attendance, too, signing books and posters.)

Selby helped to curate the amassed collection of exclusive merchandise and designer collaborations, including archival pieces from his friend Jeremy Scott, limited-edition screen prints by Shepard Fairey, shoes from DJ Steve Aoki’s personal collection, and select RVCA x Cobra Shop designs. In between finding himself on the other side of the lens, mugging for the camera with Peaches Geldof and designer-in-residence Jeremy Scott, the interiors expert took a moment to appreciate the peculiar genius of the space. “The store just reminds me of what I think Mark’s brain looks like,” he mused, “which is a huge compliment to both.”

Click below for more exclusive photos by Todd Selby of the Cobra Shop, and click here to watch our video tour of the Selby’s East Village studio. Continue Reading “Todd Selby Helps The Cobra Snake Open His First Bricks-And-Mortar Cobra Shop” »

Spare Shoes, Interns, And Other Fashion Week Necessities

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Despite an especially unwieldy blizzard last night, a sizable (and somehow still stiletto-clad) crowd descended upon Drive-In Studios for Gen Art’s New Garde event, which paid homage to a handful of burgeoning talents. Fall ’10 fashions from Sophomore, Nomia, Gar-de, and WesFeld were all on display. WesFeld is the brainchild of Project Runway alums Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, and reality TV was well represented in the crowd: Fellow Runway-ites Stella B. Zotis and Kenley Collins stopped in, as did the camera-mad Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen from The Real Housewives of NYC. Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter also showed, up in soaked shoes, to support his friend, Sophomore designer Chrissie Miller. He offered some sage advice for those looking to survive the week and the weather in one piece: “You need a good jacket and high spirits for fashion week…and a change of shoes.”

Miller herself was in the middle of a lookbook photo shoot—one she opted to do live on site, for the benefit of onlookers…but offered some advice of her own: “Be choosy—you don’t need to go to everything.” There were no famous pals serving as models this time around (instead, she used interns and friends of friends), but fans of Miller’s previous video lookbook needn’t fret; another video by Cass Bird is in the works, too. “Now I feel like I have to see a video,” Miller said. “I’m trained now that I want to see the clothes moving. But we did such a good one last time, we’ve got to outdo ourselves.” We’ll expect big things from her, well, sophomore effort.

Photo: Courtesy of Gen Art