Dear Shaded Viewers,
Born and based in the Philippines, Vida Macasaet starting making jewelry in 2005 when she decided it was time to quit smoking. Having to find new ways to use her hands, she turned to hand crochet as a source of inspiration. Avoiding metal in her work -which feels too hard to her liking- Vida sews each bead by hand, using a series of knots for the chains. I like the simplicity and naive charm of her pieces, which can be bought online.
A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.