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August 20, 2014
Ten Magazine Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: Miu Miu, The Doom Generation
by Jeff Burton and Sophia Neophitou

Ten Magazine Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: Miu Miu, The Doom Generation

by Jeff Burton and Sophia Neophitou

August 20, 2014
Ten Men Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: The Spirit of a Decade
By Tony Marcus

Ten Men Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: The Spirit of a Decade

By Tony Marcus

August 20, 2014
JO ANN CALLIS:  BODY OF WORK 
The use of everyday materials placed over and around Jo Ann Callis’s nude subjects in Other Rooms, a new retrospective tome, are especially thought-provoking for a group of individuals such as ourselves. What with all the hours we put into dressing ourselves and others. Out June. 
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By Vincent Levy 

JO ANN CALLIS:  BODY OF WORK 

The use of everyday materials placed over and around Jo Ann Callis’s nude subjects in Other Rooms, a new retrospective tome, are especially thought-provoking for a group of individuals such as ourselves. What with all the hours we put into dressing ourselves and others. Out June. 

www.aperture.org 

By Vincent Levy 

August 19, 2014
COCO CHANEL: BIRTHDAY
131 years ago today in 1883, Coco (né Gabrielle Bonheur) Chanel entered Planet Earth. To mark the occasion we thought we’d give you Tenners a preview of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of the fashion designer’s apartment in the new issue of Ten. ‘Chic’ doesn’t quite do it justice, wouldn’t you agree?
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By Ted Stansfield

COCO CHANEL: BIRTHDAY

131 years ago today in 1883, Coco (né Gabrielle Bonheur) Chanel entered Planet Earth. To mark the occasion we thought we’d give you Tenners a preview of Sam Taylor-Johnson’s photographs of the fashion designer’s apartment in the new issue of Ten. ‘Chic’ doesn’t quite do it justice, wouldn’t you agree?

www.chanel.com

By Ted Stansfield

August 19, 2014
ALEXANDER WANG: IRENE LEATHER POINT TOE FLATS
Flat out perfection. 
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By Sophie van der Welle 

ALEXANDER WANG: IRENE LEATHER POINT TOE FLATS

Flat out perfection. 

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By Sophie van der Welle 

August 19, 2014
Ten Magazine Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: Style Through Hollywood’s Lens
By Tony Marcus

Ten Magazine Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: Style Through Hollywood’s Lens

By Tony Marcus

August 19, 2014
Ten Men Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: The Ballet Boys
By Mel Bles and Nancy Rohde

Ten Men Autumn Issue Sneak Peek: The Ballet Boys

By Mel Bles and Nancy Rohde

August 19, 2014
CHANEL: THE FRAGRANCE 
Place Vendome, home to so many people and things. Home to the illegitimate son of Henri IV and his mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées, and home to Napoleon III’s mistress, too. It is also home to the Vendome Column, and was the final home to Chopin. Weirdly, it was also made home to a handful of Keith Haring’s ashes, which were scattered by Yoko Ono, who claimed that Haring’s spirit had told her to scatter them there. Is was home, too, to the discoverer of animal magnetism, Franz Mesmer And last but not least, it is home to the Ritz, which makes it once home to Coco Chanel, who was so enamoured with her home address that she paid tribute to it in the geometric shape of the stopper for her first perfume, Chanel No 5. Which is why we have decided to pay tribute to the newest incarnation of Chanel No 5, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere, via the medium of memory. What does Chanel No 5 remind the residents of the Ten office of? Love? Love lost? A distant childhood memory? In the case of Ted, it reminds him of a lady called Brenda, who, when he was growing up, was the queen bee of the neighbourhood. Who always wore lots of giant jewels to even the most casual occasions and was always tanned. Will is also reminded of an older woman: his primary-school teacher. It smells to him of dusty rich women who teach you things. Things you don’t later remember, as you were too captivated, too distracted by their alluring scent at the time of being taught. Vincent thinks of Garth. Garth daintily sipping on Chanel No 5 through a straw. Apparently, if you ingest the scent rather than just spritz it on your skin, the scent is more intense as it has infused from within. Sophie is also reminded of a man: David Attenborough. And also an African/Asian, mostly nocturnal mammal. As Sophie said, didn’t part of Chanel No 5 use to come from the gland of a small, lithe-bodied cat-like creature? Yes, the civet. Amazingly, this fact was gleaned from watching a David Attenborough documentary, which only speaks of the iconic nature of Chanel No 5. You can almost hear him in your head. “Observe,” he says, “the Civettictis civetta in its natural habitat. Did you know that the perineal gland from this magnificent creature was once used in the creation of the Chanel No 5 perfume, though this has been replaced with a synthetic substitute since 1998 due to ethical concerns? Notice how he actually looks a bit like an otter or even a mongoose.” Attenborough also once said (and this not another made-up quote) that, “People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” Most people feel that way about Chanel No 5, too. The most important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful fragrance in the world. 
www.chanel.com 
By Natalie Dembinska

CHANEL: THE FRAGRANCE 

Place Vendome, home to so many people and things. Home to the illegitimate son of Henri IV and his mistress Gabrielle d’Estrées, and home to Napoleon III’s mistress, too. It is also home to the Vendome Column, and was the final home to Chopin. Weirdly, it was also made home to a handful of Keith Haring’s ashes, which were scattered by Yoko Ono, who claimed that Haring’s spirit had told her to scatter them there. Is was home, too, to the discoverer of animal magnetism, Franz Mesmer And last but not least, it is home to the Ritz, which makes it once home to Coco Chanel, who was so enamoured with her home address that she paid tribute to it in the geometric shape of the stopper for her first perfume, Chanel No 5. Which is why we have decided to pay tribute to the newest incarnation of Chanel No 5, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere, via the medium of memory. What does Chanel No 5 remind the residents of the Ten office of? Love? Love lost? A distant childhood memory? In the case of Ted, it reminds him of a lady called Brenda, who, when he was growing up, was the queen bee of the neighbourhood. Who always wore lots of giant jewels to even the most casual occasions and was always tanned. Will is also reminded of an older woman: his primary-school teacher. It smells to him of dusty rich women who teach you things. Things you don’t later remember, as you were too captivated, too distracted by their alluring scent at the time of being taught. Vincent thinks of Garth. Garth daintily sipping on Chanel No 5 through a straw. Apparently, if you ingest the scent rather than just spritz it on your skin, the scent is more intense as it has infused from within. Sophie is also reminded of a man: David Attenborough. And also an African/Asian, mostly nocturnal mammal. As Sophie said, didn’t part of Chanel No 5 use to come from the gland of a small, lithe-bodied cat-like creature? Yes, the civet. Amazingly, this fact was gleaned from watching a David Attenborough documentary, which only speaks of the iconic nature of Chanel No 5. You can almost hear him in your head. “Observe,” he says, “the Civettictis civetta in its natural habitat. Did you know that the perineal gland from this magnificent creature was once used in the creation of the Chanel No 5 perfume, though this has been replaced with a synthetic substitute since 1998 due to ethical concerns? Notice how he actually looks a bit like an otter or even a mongoose.” Attenborough also once said (and this not another made-up quote) that, “People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.” Most people feel that way about Chanel No 5, too. The most important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful fragrance in the world. 

www.chanel.com 

By Natalie Dembinska

August 18, 2014
CHANEL: TONGUE TWISTER
Aside from admiring these girls remarkable attire, we can’t help wondering - being nosey parkers here at Ten - what, on the young model’s iPhone, is holding its audience so captive? An illicit ‘Snap’ on Snapchat? A klassy Kardashian selfie on Instagram? A round on the highly addictive Angry Birds video game? Or maybe its just a good old fashioned sext. We may never know. So let’s go back to admiring Karl’s stellar garms. 
www.chanel.com
By Ted Stansfield

CHANEL: TONGUE TWISTER

Aside from admiring these girls remarkable attire, we can’t help wondering - being nosey parkers here at Ten - what, on the young model’s iPhone, is holding its audience so captive? An illicit ‘Snap’ on Snapchat? A klassy Kardashian selfie on Instagram? A round on the highly addictive Angry Birds video game? Or maybe its just a good old fashioned sext. We may never know. So let’s go back to admiring Karl’s stellar garms. 

www.chanel.com

By Ted Stansfield

August 18, 2014
J.W. ANDERSON: MEAN BUSINESS
Fashion is a mean business. And these girls mean business. Look that their tied back hair - always a tell-tale sign of meaning business. But then they’re about to demonstrate some first class modelling, wearing a unanimously-agreed first class collection. So it’s only fitting that their hair is tied back thus. But leaned in, with their backs turned to us, we suspect these girls are indulging in a full-blown backstage bitch-fest. As I say, fashion is a mean business.
Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans
www.j-w-anderson.com
By Ted Stansfield

J.W. ANDERSON: MEAN BUSINESS

Fashion is a mean business. And these girls mean business. Look that their tied back hair - always a tell-tale sign of meaning business. But then they’re about to demonstrate some first class modelling, wearing a unanimously-agreed first class collection. So it’s only fitting that their hair is tied back thus. But leaned in, with their backs turned to us, we suspect these girls are indulging in a full-blown backstage bitch-fest. As I say, fashion is a mean business.

Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans

www.j-w-anderson.com

By Ted Stansfield