Monday, June 27

S/S Styleboard

I thought I would share with you all something I do at the beginning of each season for a bit of Style Inspiration.

Usually, I don't place my own logo smack in the middle of the board, but hey it's all about brand management right?

I have a very classic style with a certain "look-at-me" flare, I think it is showcased in this collage.

Designers in the collage include: Prada S/S 2012, Louis Vuitton S/S 2012, Stubbs and Wootton, Persol, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Burberry Prorsom.

Can you spy the Prada Men's Espadrilles? The first reader to comment wins a pair!

Just kidding, you don't. I can't even afford that shit for myself.

But you should still comment anyways.


Sunday, June 26

Final Friday with a Bow Tie Chaser.

Friday Night, The Fagazine hit Cincinnati, and we hit her hard.

First, we went to Final Friday in Over-The-Rhine, and I brought a gangload of people with me to show them how much fun it is. As per usual, they told me I was right.

The highlight of the pop shop this week was definitely the Fancy Pack, clicky clicky.

Iris Cafe on Main Street in OTR gave Kenneth Wright and myself quite the Album Fever.

IF you haven't been, get your ass to Iris Cafe just to see that gorgeous courtyard in person!

Street Style Blitz! Ready, GO!

Then, we hit Karaoke Night with Dhani Jones at the Bow Tie Cafe.

Well, maybe he hit me...

The performances all night were strong, there was no one in the house who was less than completely entertained.

My friends Sara Dittrich and Jacob Bogart performing "Ice Ice Baby."

Jake then proceeded to bring the house down with his rendition of "99 Problems" by Jay-Z.

Not too much later, D'Andre Shirley performed "My Neck, My Back." Too. Much. To. Handle.

The Groove Thang:

You have to forgive them, this was their first time venturing out with The Fagazine, they didn't know that the party never stops.

Everybody look! It's Style Edit!

Marsha, always poised and perfect.


I only roll with the best, and this is it.

If you aren't a fan of The Bow Tie Cafe on Facebook yet, how will you know about the next Karaoke Night? Get your shit together and click that link.

Ta for now.


Dapper Dylan

Today, The Fagazine was thrown an opportunity to put together a photoshoot in two hours. I think we did a pretty good job. Having access to an Oscar de la Renta tuxedo, a Lanvin bow tie, and the always stunning Dylan Notestine didn't hurt. But I'm still pretty proud of how everything turned out. The Fagazine posse met my bestie Heidi Palmer to tiggidy take some photos in the rain, in the park. She knocked it out of the park as usual, incorporating both film and digital images. The camera loves Dylan, and so do we. Expect to see more of him in the future!

ALL images courtesy of Heidi Palmer Photography.

Digital Photographs:

Film Photographs:

(My favorite.)

To see the full shoot, (these are only my absolute favorites) go to Heidi Palmer Photography's Flickr.

To confirm your belief that Dylan is as interesting in person as he is behind the camera, check Oh Dylan.


Wednesday, June 22

DAAPworks Fashion Show 2011: Ester Farr

Ester Farr
"The High Life"

"Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood and the iconic actresses like Katherine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth, my collection echoes the timeless silhouettes, luxurious fabrics, and the feminine emotion of the 1940's. Silk, a simple and classic fabric has been hand painted and beaded to enhance the classic cut and drape. Alpaca wool adds a touch of richness and lends structure yet remains soft to compliment the rest of the collection. Nostalgic faded blues mauves and vintage gold brighten up neutrals and enliven the collection giving the modern day woman the opportunity to experience the style and delicacy of the glamour era." -Ester Farr


Tuesday, June 21

DAAPworks Fashion Show 2011: Alyssa Work

Alyssa Work 

"My grandmother lived her life with two renowned passions: her garden and fashion. This collection is about me, a young lady who is coming of age and carrying on the admiration for fashion and florals after her grandmother has passed away. By harmonizing the luscious blooms of her grandmother's garden with the illustrations left behind from her grandmother's portfolio, a collection is fashioned that reflects both adorations. The young lady keeps the gardens thriving and creates the gowns her grandmother never made. By taking various details and silhouettes from her grandmother's illustrations, and incorporating blooms, petals and textures, a collection is created that is nostalgic, feminine, and floral." -Alyssa Work

Wednesday, June 15

A Quick Update

Things have been a little slow here at The Fagazine since Zach's departure for North Carolina, and I'm sure you all miss him (and his wit) dearly. Dont miss him too much though, he's probably relaxing on the warm beach with his feet up and a margarita in his hand. If you want, you can still keep up with Zach by following him on Twitter, which he's still updating, and quite frequently at that. Like yesterday, when he tweeted a pic his brand new tattoo:

He got inked at a shop in North Carolina. It means "equality" in French.

Now that you're following TheFagazine on twitter, you should "like" us on Facebook

Thats how we can all stay bffs.

ta ta for now,

Saturday, June 11

DAAPworks 2011: Fashion Show

Well hello there Childrenz, remember me?
How about now? Any guesses?
It's me, Ryan!

I'm taking over for Zach tonight because A, he is out of town on fa-cation this week, and B, he was sick for the DAAP Fashion show...and there's a hella ton of kick ass designers we MUST feature. He'll be posting later this week, though, dont worry.

(If you didn't know, the college of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati held their annual "DAAPworks" showcase this week, featuring the senior capstone projects from all disciplines in the college. It officially ended today, with the fashion show serving as the finale.)

Don't forget, DAAP is where Fagazine Fave Lindsey Lusignolo graduated from!

Seriously though. The show last night was the hoppenist event I've attended recently. It reminded me a lot of Cincinnati Fashion Week actually, and I even got to see one of our fave models, Taylor Thompson!

It seemed like she literally walked for almost every designer. Which is good. I like her.

I'm saving all the good stuff for later posts when all my pictures are organized... It takes a while to sort through 30+ collections worth of photos you know! And it looks like I'll probably be featuring them all ... they were that damn good.

But for now, enjoy my favorite looks of the night!

(I'll label them with their designer so you can get a head start on buying the clothes! You'll want to snatch 'em up before they're gone.)
Note: as of writing, the site doesn't seem to be working. But have no fear, I'm sure it'll be fixed asap.

All photos by Ryan Seminara

Alyssa Work

Lacey Voss

Junior Class: Tailoring Showcase
Joanna Tidwell, Elise Radomski

Alisha Benchley

Rachael Droll Davis

Laura Mollander

Cara Brown

Jenny Davis
This is all I'm showing from this collection because I don't want to spoil the rest. But seriously, you'll thank me later.

Christine Devitt

Gabrielle Barbu

and some cayute little shots from the finale...

Till next time, Fagazine Faithfuls, Ryan is the new Black Zach.


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