We are extremely excited to present to you the Closet of iconoclast, haute rock ‘n’ roll uber-LA fashion stylist, B. Åkerlund. When we first got to her house, she was putting the finishing touches on her French mime-esque makeup and tying lilacs into her hair. As the cameras started rolling, perched on her favorite couch from her native Sweden and wearing one of her vintage kaftans from her infinite collection, B. explained that her mood for what she was going to wear began with the scent she was feeling when she first woke up. You wouldn’t guess it today, but, as a kid, B. was shy, and it was clothing that allowed her to talk and be present without opening her mouth. To make a long and captivating story of hard work and lack-of-entitlement short, today, the drag queen in a past life has styled everyone from Lady Gaga to Madonna. She’s got lots of inspiring things to say from a lifetime of believing in herself against all odds and happily being called a witch when she picks her twin girls up at school in one of her astoundingly creative ensembles. B. never surrendered being herself to the max, and it has paid off. Your Style is Your Story, and B.’s is live on SLU right now!!!
Style is comfort in your skin.It is not a facade,It is your spirit,It’s What’s Underneath.The What’s Underneath Project: Part 6. Live on SLU now!
We’ve asked a select group of individualsto participate in a project in which they will remove their clothes to honor how style is not the clothes you wear.The What’s Underneath Project: Part 6, featuring Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy. Watch her live on SLU now!
“What makes a woman beautiful is when she’s comfortable and happy.” - Aglae Dreyer in What’s Underneath: Part 5
"Being bigger doesn’t make you not beautiful.” - Aglae Dreyer in Part 5 of the What’s Underneath Project.
“I’m learning how to not worry about whether or not I have a belly.” - Eryn in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 4.
“This is the first time I ever told my story……..” - Eryn Lefkowitz in the What’s Underneath Project: Part 4
"As a skater, you don’t want to conform to what someone is telling you to wear or do. Skating is a way to express yourself; it’s a release.” - Erik Ellington live on SLU now in our new Uniforms feature on skaters and their style.
Today, we posted our new Uniform feature on skaters, the wild children of sports. Featured are Erik Ellington, Natural Koncept Skateboards’ Josh Zickert, El Señor New York’s Spencer Fujimoto, and Majors. We’re mesmerized by everything from their authentic style to their fearlessness in breaking their own physical and psychic boundaries over and over again. They are a brotherhood with the zen-like mentality that being an outsider, and falling down and getting back up again is the ultimate liberation. Your Style Is Your Story and theirs is live on SLU now.
At One With Being an Unstereotypical Femme Female: Light Asylum’s Shannon Funchess in the newest episode of our Dailies series.
Today’s Daily is fashion designer Henrik Vibskov. We looove how his Danish Twin Peaks” farmer origins shines through his life and style. “Clothing is communication,” he says, referring to how a farmer wears the same boots for a lifetime and feels so himself. Just do & wear what you love & don’t analyze it is Henrik’s attitude. Your Style Is Your Story & Henrik’s is live on SLU now.
Today’s Daily video is musician LP, a singer who loves to go to the beach in Saint Laurent. She also feels that being doubted for pursuing your passions trumps conforming and screaming inside. Your Style is Your Story and LP’s is live on SLU now.
“Expressing yourself is going fast. People connect to life through screens, but if we can’t express our selves with how we cook, how we decorate, and what we wear, then there’s no place left.” - Betsey Johnson in our Ageless Closet.
"All I have for winter is one thing — my big Oompa Loompa. Lulu made me buy it. She said, ‘Ralph Lauren has a coat!’ So we went into his store and it was on sale for $4000. I screamed, ‘Lulu, this coat really works!’ The dog ate the fur, but it’s still as light as a feather and warm as an oven." - Betsey Johnson in her Ageless Closet