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EXPLORE WORDS AND CASE STUDIES OF ENVY*



Words by Lily Moskowitz

Capturing fashion designer Galina Mihaleva’s Fellini collection. Photo series by Jillian Ransom alongside written dialogue on Mihaleva’s work in textile innovation, wearable technology, and merging body-dress.



Words by Marc Basil

A comprehensive interview and deep dive into Palabra Hair Studio’s Exhibition : HAIR AND NATURE.




EXPIRED CITIZENS

Words by Lily Moskowitz

A Runway Review of Expired Citizens’ recent capsule collection. 




ARACHNE

Words by Lily Moskowitz

A Photo Series: Spiders & Schizophrenia in the Cyberspace. Tangle in the web of bodies.




S
PLENDOR AT HOME

by Omar Soto


Meet the neighborhood hunks, aunties, punks, and the mother and daughter who are joined at the hip. Welcome to splendor at home: A satirical repurposing of the American suburban glamor aesthetic, reimagined by black, brown and queer bodies. Full image gallery on envymagazine.online!



FASCINATION AND THE TEENAGE DREAM

Words by Destiny Montoya


We all try to live in the world’s we build for ourselves in our heads. Our dreams are our realities and our fantasies are what keeps us dreaming. You are my dream, and I am fascinated by you. I find myself by looking through you, then writing it down. These poems are an insight into my teenage heart and all that was chosen to fill it, break it, and pick it back up again. Chosen by the dream, I invite you inside dear reader. - anaya elise spears




INS
AND OUTS

Words by Justine Lavilla

Here’s my beefy list of Ins and Outs for this year of the Dragon — from enjoying butt sex to rejecting male podcasters!



CHARTREUSE: A
FORECAST

Words by Lily Moskowitz

A color and a spirit. Part manifesto & part trend prediction, this is chartreuse. Read now to saturate yourself in yellow-green prose.




CONSUMERISM
AND THE DEATH OF LOVE

Submission by Haleigh Branstetter

A critique of overconsumption and a love letter to monogamy, this piece explores the harmful ways consumer tendencies have permeated our interpersonal relationships.



BIMBO BOOK CLUB: ON FASHION

Words by Lily Moskowitz

For this edition of recommended readings, ENVY tackles a conversation at the forefront of social, artistic  and environmental discourse: the scorched earth and heavily mined terrain of the fashion landscape.



IN FULL VOLUME WITH DJ DIZZY

Words by Lily Moskowitz

On New York City nightlife, techno vs. EDM, Berghain exclusivity & how to Rave Right:  we chat with DJ Dizzy on the intersections between fashion & music and the role of the club scene as a safe space for queer identities. Features a full-length set by DJ Dizzy, live from Brooklyn.






HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

By the ENVY Team

Browse the listicle of our most coveted wishes so U can buy everything we can’t afford.  Happy holidays to those who celebrate & happy shopping for those who don’t!






A RESTAURANT REVIEW: THAI OCHA

Words by Marc Basil

Taking the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” a bit literally, Basil creates poetic verses based on his favorite childhood Thai food restaurant accompanied by an informal restaurant review that romanticizes cultural dynamics.






A PROPOSED PERSPECTIVE ON ART CURATION

Words by Destiny Montoya

Oftentimes art created by women is lumped together with other art created by women and tied pristinely with a vague, pink string of feminism.





WHAT IS UR LITMUS?

Words by Lily Moskowitz

From Tabis, Oat Milk Lattes & Marlboro Reds to Sambas, Green Tea & American Spirits: who are you? In this thinkpiece, ENVY tackles the cliché of asking someone’s astrological sign and instead presents alternative methods to quickly evaluate new personalities.






IN MEDIAS RES

Words by Lily Moskowitz

Haphazard voyeurism, crimson velvet queerness, and pregame boudoir. Get ready with the ENVY Dolls! Named after the Latin phrase for “in the middle of the action,” this series captures the particular intimacy in the act of dressing up.






A JOURNEY INTO THE INFERNO

Words by Anitah Diggs

When he’s not being the generous host of Fruity Poetry Night, or gracing the face of the Afternoon Studios Instagram, poet Eric Cadette is crafting written works that leave us all entranced in self reflection, or longing for love, or both!






REI KAWAKUBO & A LOOK INTO HER SARTORIAL PHILOSOPHY

Words by Justin Lavilla

This long form writing discusses three of the designer’s collections, spanning over decades, that explore her influence and design ethos. It’s about forms being lumpy and bumpy, “lace sweaters” but it's actually just a disheveled sweater with colossal holes, and biker stained jackets paired with bright pink tutus.






WRITINGS ON DEFINITIVE MEANINGS

Words by Marc Basil 

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Definition as - A precise statement of the essential nature of a thing; a statement or form of words by which anything is defined. “Writings on Definitive Meaning” acts in a similar mode that expresses definitions of a word using narrative elements and imagery. The definitions provided are written in a personalized experience and recontextualization of what a word can represent outside the limits of its original definition.






PLEADING INSANITY

Words and images by Anitah Diggs


The art community of Phoenix has already warmly appreciated the paintings of local artist Shoriegh Willaims in her previous exhibitions. Now, with a studio opening that brought the city out, Shoriegh Williams is building upon the community space and tattoo shop she’s created. We got to talk with the artist following her studio opening celebration to see what is next for the space, and all about what leads someone to plead insanity.


Words by Anitah Diggs

While Phil is adamant about his alone time being an integral part of his creative process, forging bonds within his community and maintaining family ties is also another vital component. Currently based in Phoenix, Arizona, but originally from Philadelphia, Phil’s work commonly references themes surrounding his upbringing, making available his private joys and tribulations across the media he uses.



Words by Nina Dagaev

Exploring the Interplay of Fashion and Beauty in Maison Margiela’s Viral Spring Collection




ARTÍCULO DE SONIDO (ARTICLE OF SOUND) & INTERVIEW W SAUL MILLAN

Words by Marc Basil

El artículo de sonido investiga el estado de la música moderno y las salidas creativas usada para progresar en la musicalidad como un sustancia y la máxima expresión de arte.

Saul Millan, artista basado en Phoenix se une a nosotros en conversación para expresar su intuición musical y revelar las intersecciones entre la música, entorno, arte, y el sonido percibido. También compartimos un recuento de la presentación de “Stereolith V.1” y su programa más reciente que ocurrió en Sonora, México.


Artículo de Sonido (Article of Sound), investigates the state of modern music and the creative outlets used to progress musicality as a substance and highest form of art.

Phoenix-based artist, Saul Millan joins us in a conversation to express musical insight and reveal the intersections between music, environment, art, and the perceived sound.

We also share a recounting of the unveiling of “Stereolith V.1” and Millan’s most recent show in Sonora, Mexico




WHAT’S
IN MY BAG

The ENVY team


ENVY dropped its purse. Snoop in our stuff. It’s mostly meds and lip gloss.



A GUTTED PURSE

Words by Lily Moskowitz

On the sentimentality of objects. Making meaning of material
belongings. Tracing the history of the ‘what’s in my bag’ trend. Ticket stubs and mortal dust.



FROM THE DESK OF THE ENVY TEAM

By the ENVY Team

A glimpse inside the brains (and journals) of the ENVY world! Read our diaries: snippets of unfinished thought, in-progress project pitches & unfiltered word vomit. Scribbles, doodles, and juicy secrets await...





GRAIN

Images and Words by Casey Stewart

Shot & edited entirely on iPhone, GRAIN by Casey Stewart is a photo series supersaturated with acidic hues and splashed with distortion. Dissolve into their static-electric dreamscapes.






LOVELOCK: ON EMBODIED DESIRE

Words by Lily Moskowitz

Do you want to BE them or BE WITH them? Probably both. In this think-piece on desire as physical mimicry, we breakdown the phenomenon of couples dressing alike and explain the philosophical meaning behind I <3 MOM tattoos, name-plate necklaces, blood vial pendants & jewelry made from human hair.






A RESTAURANT REVIEW: AYCE GOGI

Words by Marc Basil

Taking the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” a bit literally, Basil recounts the intense emotion and anxiety of acquiring a most desired dessert accompanied by a restaurant review on the intimate nature of the restaurant experience.






INRI

Words by Marc basil

A Critical Analysis of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Targeting a probing question on the gathering of this event the dissection of reason, presence, and interrelationship is inspected from the understanding of our modern world. Theatrics of our modern world is used as a way to navigate this article while critiquing the theatrics of the event of The Last Supper.






“NO TIME TO DESIGN, NO TIME TO EXPLAIN”

Words by Lily  Moskowitz

Welcome 2 the new age of the runway review. In an unfiltered critique of AVAVAV’s viral S/S24 show, we debate clickbait collections, conceptual clothing & the fallout of fast fashion.






WHAT IS YOURS IS MINE AND OURS

Words by Destiny Montoya

How many photos are on your own personal Instagram account? How about in your camera roll?  I, for example, have twenty-seven thousand, five hundred and twenty-nine photos in my camera roll and sixty photos on my personal Instagram profile. You may have a different number of images than myself that represent your life and who you are. However ultimately, we exist on this platform through the images we share.






BIMBO BOOK CLUB: FEMINIST EDITION

Words and images by Lily Moskowitz

Worried your brain is smoothing over? Tired of trolling Tik Tok & terrorizing Twitter? Check out our monthly column of reading recommendations, brought to you by a literature student fully disillusioned with the elitism and inaccessibility of the liberal arts. Presenting: 9 reads on feminism, sexuality & identity (complete with linked PDFs so you can keep rotting in bed).






THE LOGIC OF WRONG

Words and images by Lily Moskowitz

Ugly chic, art made from trash, aesthetic homelessness & ‘so bad it’s good.’ We chat with multimedia artist Casey Stewart @lutheran_miracles on Throbbing Gristle’s off-putting audiowork, Ron Athey’s queer subversion, and Balenciaga shitshows.






ALL THE WAYS WE GET HOME

Words by Anitah Diggs

How do we transfer our memories to physical objects, creating portals of our lived experiences within our belongings? Multimedia artist Ellier English takes us  through their project “All the Ways We Get Home,” in an exclusive conversation to tell all about how they relocated some of the sentimentalities of their memories into clothing and objects of their surroundings.






BOW UP OR BOW DOWN!

Words by Lily Moskowitz

Hey girl! Ever wondered why you are really into your womanhood right now? In the era of silk & satin, ruffles & ribbons, florals & fragility, longing & lace… ENVY is here to unpack the political underpinnings of the hyperfemme aesthetic. Deconstructing the female gaze, we analyze the socioeconomic circumstances that are contributing to the current wave of universal girlhood.






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