13 posts tagged "Todd Selby"
Our pal Todd Selby is known for photographing the homes of the rich and stylish, but as of late, he’s turned his lens on a fair number of work spaces, too—his newly published series of artist Tom Sachs’ studio, in particular, is worth a look. Sachs is the provocateur famous for erecting Hello Kitty statues in New York and building his own self-styled space station (complete with Tyvek spacesuits) in L.A., so no surprise he’s got all manner of oddity hanging around his lair. There’s the custom, T. Sachs-embroidered NASA outfit he works in, chairs made of police partitions, and a tape measure labeled “Stanley Kubrick,” but most curious of all, we’d have to say, is the enormous jug of “Prada oil.” (For all we know, 2008 was a good vintage.) Have a look, and if you know any potential uses for Prada oil, please do let us know in the comments.
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” »
Three years after her death, Isabella Blow’s unparalleled fashion collection—which included her friend Alexander McQueen’s entire graduate collection from Central Saint Martins—will go on the auction block. Here’s hoping some smart museum or private donor keeps at least the McQueens together. [WWD]
Todd Selby shot Waris Ahluwalia, Ruben Toledo, and André Balazs in their envy-inducing offices and homes for Louis Vuitton—in other words, exactly what you’d expect. If it ain’t broke, we guess… [Refinery29]
Speaking of Waris, he joined Lily Donaldson, Erin Wasson, and more in supporting NYC public school education. Each designed a T-shirt to be auctioned off on eBay to celebrate Playworkgroup’s first anniversary; the proceeds will go to Pencil, a local nonprofit. Lily’s shirt includes a pair of eyes and the legend “I See You”; Erin’s the scrawled quote, “Some things should last a really long time.” (So maybe hand-wash this particular tee?) [Modelinia]
Anne Hathaway has given up the gifts given to her by her conman ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, which include several Rolexes, jewelry, and a Louis Vuitton box. They’ll be auctioned off to repay the victims of Follieri’s schemes. [Page Six]
And Lady Gaga has applied for an internship with eccentric English milliner Philip Treacy. We never thought we’d say this, but makes total economic sense. If you’re going to run around with lobsters, telephones, and orbiting rings on your head all day, it’s only practical to bring production in-house. [Vogue U.K.]
Well, at least the guy has mastered the art of Tyra-approved smizing (that’s smiling with the eyes, for the uninitiated). Check out our new video in the Selby’s Manhattan studio if you don’t believe us. In there—besides the strutting photog—you’ll see Selby’s smoke-spewing castle centerpiece (a current obsession, he says); his homemade clock; walls and walls of photos, paintings, souvenirs, and inspirations; and more. We found all of that, as well as this tantalizing piece of news: Selby’s working on a top-secret collaboration with a major European fashion brand. Mum’s the word till fall.