The Must Reads of the Week (12/30/13 - 1/3/14)

January 02, 2014 BY OBI ANYANWU


Back to reality. How was your holiday break? Whether you're ready to kickoff 2014 or not, these are the Must Reads that set the tone for the new year.


1. Seeking Stardom of Their Own via New York Times

Odds are you've seen the flawless finished product of an Inez & Vinoodh fashion shoot. The photography duo and longtime lovers are taking the next steps in their career of photography and creative direction this year.


2. 2013 Was the Best Year in Mens Style, Ever and Here's Why via Complex

Nick Grant pleads his case as to why 2013 was menswear's peak in style and why it's only going to get better.


3. Goodbye, Cameras via The New Yorker

Craig Mod of The New Yorker recalls his early photography days and how it compares to switching between professional DSLR cameras and his iPhone 5 today. He makes a case that future cell phone cameras may exceed professional ones, or even now with 41mp camera phones, which makes us wonder, was Formichetti and Nick Knight's Instagram Diesel campaign the start of the future of fashion photography?


4. The Most Annoying "Personal Brand" Buzzwords of 2014 via The New York Observer

We're all personal brands, it's the digital age and all, and if you want to market yourself the right way, read which cliches and corny words to avoid.