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Visual Journalism Student/ Photographer/Fashion Blogger. I love finding beauty where others don't, and I believe art can be found almost everywhere. Old and new, we can learn from all, and getting to a place where you can realize that is probably the most freeing a person can feel ever. But basically I love Fashion, and the designers are the artists with visions and their canvas' are us and the world, and I love helping spreading that message. "Ultimately isn't that fashion is about? We're all a bunch of big kids playing dress up." Feel free to e-mail me @ andrewwwhester@gmail.com to talk about anything!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Refinery29 Reserve x StopTalking,Thanks.



Refinery29 x RESERVE

I was recently contacted by the fantastic people at Global Fashion Blog, Refinery29, to promote their recently launched Reserves site which features exclusive deals and products from designers and boutiques online and in New York and San Francisco, and it is seems to be nothing short of amazing!


With recent deals from Rag & Bone, French Connection, Alexander Wang, and boutiques in New York such as Wink, infamous vintage shop DeacadesTwo.1, and Tenover6, these are deals that cannot be passed up!


Currently, the Summer Hookup deal seems to be attracting my eye at the moment. With picks from Refinery29 Editors, Global and in NY & San Francisco, (Connie Wang, Kristian Laliberte, & Katie Hintz-Zambrano) from Alexander Wang, Jeffrey Campbell, and more...this deal is a must!







Please use my Personal Link to direct to the site to help with a quick login and quick start into looking at the exclusive deals that will change out weekly!!

Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Murakami for Google and Mugler Mens SS12 goes NSFW.



The First day of Summer "Google" logo was designed by artist, Takashi Murakami. I think it's perfect. My Macbook is beginning to be covered with Murakami stickers I came across in POP Magazine featuring cover shoot with he and Britney Spears in 2010.
(ph courtesy: Google)


Lady Gaga dancing the night away at Nicola's Formichetti's after-CFDA-Awards party in honor of Gaga's acceptance of the 2011 Fashion Icon Award.


With the MUGLER SS12 Menswear presentation approaching, creative director Nicola Formichetti has been working on a short film to preview his collection and an XXX film that will be available for view on Xtube.com on the day after the presentation. The collection,"Brothers of Arcadia", is based off of his growing up in Rome and how the combination of the baroque and classical architecture are expressed all through Rome.

UPDATE: Watch the NSFW Fashion Film by Nicola Formichetti and Branislav Jankic here!
(ph courtesy: MUGLER and Poladroid)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gaga Jerky, James Franco shoots a Menswear Daze for ELLE, & Florence Welch is Touring in Gucci.

Gaga Jerky 'on the Edge', James Franco shoots Agyness Deyn as James Dean for ELLE and also sells his body for a good cause.

Lady Gaga has released another video from her ballad filled 'Born This Way'.
"The Edge of Glory"



& Gaga's infamous meat-dress has been turned into jerky to be displayed in the
Rock n' Roll's Hall of Fame. Definitely some 5-Star jerky in my opinion.

"Raw Raw Raw Raw Raw meat..."

Jerky gone 'Gaga'.

Lady Gaga and Cher at the 2010 MTV VMA's.

James Franco shot Agyness Deyn for ELLE JULY 2011 in a Menswear/James Dean inspired shoot.


I am jealous,...to say the least.
Franco also supported amFAR (an AIDS research non-profit) at a Gala/benefit by auctioning off a PERSONAL photo shoot with himself and the winner.
The winning bid went for $17,000!
(Story from the GQ Eye)

***Also spotted speaking with Ke$ha at the event, which is actually more interesting than the price tag on that photo shoot, well to me anyway!


(Photos: Style.com)

News was recently released that the beauty that is Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine will be wearing Gucci on her Summer 2011 tour. I can't think of anything better.


Florence in VOGUE JULY 2011 at the Met Gala for "Savage Beauty".
(Personal photo taken on Fusioncam)

A sketch of a look for Florence from GUCCI.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Trip of a Lifetime- Schiße, Roman Holiday, and An American in Paris (Summer 2011)

THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME.
-Germany, Roma, Paris-

Passport- Arrival and Departure stamps from Frankfurt, Germany


Lunch in Idar-Oberstein.
Porta Nigra. The Black Wall. The Oldest city in Germany, Trier.
Inside a beautiful sanctuary in Trier.

Stained window in Idar-Oberstein.

Des Champs Elysses, Metro tix, Laduree Macaroons ♥, Notre Dame Coin, Rue De Sevres', Ticket to The Eiffel Tower.





Paris Metro Map, Tickets, Marc by Marc Jacobs First Paris store, Louvre Ticket.


Louis outside of the Louvre.

Trevi
Chanel ad at the Trevi Fountain. View from inside the Louvre.




My nephew, Cale and I.
Notre Dame.

Inside Notre Dame.

Colosseo, Vatican, Castel Sant' Angelo - Roma, Italy

Trevi Fountain.
En Route.
View from the ruins into Rome.
Beautiful fruits...giving me Prada vibes.
The Colosseum. (Colosseo)
Inside Sistine Chapel. Breathtaking.

Fence view of a Villa in Rome.
Roma arms.
Breakfast in Rome. REAL coffee.
Sistine Chapel.

Spotted Prada SS11 in Roma. Ooh la la
Rome Ruins.

This trip was a life changing experience for me. It was just so surreal to stand around and take it all in knowing how many artists have come and gone after being inspired by such a beautiful cities. Paris helped me make up my mind on where I would like to live other than my dream of New York. The air, people, lifestyle just exude such a positivity to project the BEAUTIFUL in life.

For more photos or larger/HQ shots : www.flickr.com/awhesterphotography

Enjoy!