inside encens

yes, i've finally bought it.
let's just say encens took me to a whole new place, a whole new time, and peculiarly it made me feel timeless. we all are, we all are...

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want want want

alexander mcqueen. floral-engraved leather boots.

givenchy. calf hair ankle boots.

burberry prorsum. shearling-lined aviator boots.

acne. hybria suede wedge boots.

rick owens. leather wedge ankle boots.

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l'essence d'encens

this morning, after my yoga class, i had a three hour break before my next class. so, i used this time to find the books i needed for my french class.

while i was shopping for books about freud and jung's dream interpretations, i stumbled upon this treasure. i found out about encens magazine three years ago and ever since then i have always loved it. i wouldn't really call it a magazine though. it's between a book and a magazine. i simply call it a mag/book. the texture of the pages is different, the entire design of the magazine is different as well as its content.

encens always succeeded to engulf me into its various, captivating worlds of art and fashion. its content is entirely unique, fashion forward and avant-garde. truly, encens has an essence of its own and it is the only magazine that inspires me as much.

what i found today was not a typical encens mag/book. it resembled very much to a book, a hard cover one. the average price for an encens magazine is usually around 20$, this one is 35$. and i only had enough money to buy the books i needed so i ended up leaving it there. on the bright side, i took these photos as a reminder that i need to purchase it asap. thank goodness for my paycheck though, i'm going to go buy it first thing in the morning!

virtual encens magazine:

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egon schiele

egon schiele (1890-1918) was a 20th century austrian painter who was guided and supported by famous painter gustav klimt. more specifically, egon schiele was a figurative painter meaning his artwork was more symbolic, representative rather than realistic. it is exactly that that makes his artwork so special. quite frankly, he's no doubt one of my most favorite artists. i'm also a fan of klimt as well, especially the painting called "le baiser" which i'm sure many of you are familiar with.

in any way... i love the rawness and the obvious vulgarity that is expressed so vividly and courageously in his pieces. truly, there is something quite intense about them. perhaps it is the absence of background or the absence of realistic colors such as for skin... or maybe it is because the bodies are just floating in an empty space, on this lifeless piece of paper, nude and exposed and totally strange. there is also something quite haunting and melancholic in his work... like a story without an ending.

then there are his war paintings. those... are something else. they still have the same egon schiele essence to them but they are much darker, much heavier. personally, when i look at one of his war paintings, i can almost feel the pain, i can almost feel the tragedy.

many people, including my mother, think of him as being perverted; and perhaps, he was. many view his work as too offensive and pornographic. he also used underage girls as models, etc. in my opinion, i think the controversy makes it even more interesting.


rick owens ss11

i finally know what love looks like... and it looks like this.

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