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TWS: K Vaughn Men’s Spring Collection 2018

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K Vaughn Mens’ Collection Spring 2018

 

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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K and I met at the Barnes Foundation for this recent collaboration. I couldn’t think of a better location dignified enough to represent his brand. I’ve seen K Vaughn in action over two decades as he solidly built his own brand from stem to stern, one stitch at a time.  This of course is no easy task. However, K Vaughn year after year lives up to the task of showering his customers with the best fabrics he can find between his haunts from Philly to New York.  This season Kevin’s mood reflect’s the weather; April still feeling like fall, thus his current mood.

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To access more photographs of K Vaughn scarves, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/lab-work-k-vaughn-scarves-fall-collection-2017/

 

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New Addition to the Store: The “Rachel” Hoodie

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New “Rachel” Hoodie Now Available in Store

Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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Model: K Vaughn, Scarf Designer

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Location: The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia.

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To access Store items, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/store-2/t-shirts/

 

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Blink Optical: The Place to Shop for Eyewear

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Marc Jacobs Eyewear

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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The best place in Philly to shop for eyewear is Blink Optical, located at 415 South Street.  I say this without hesitation mainly because of the incredible inventory they carry, upwards of 3000 frames to examine on a wall of eyewear that is almost overwhelming to take in at first glance.  On a recent visit in search of a new pair of sunglasses  I was greeted by a very polite salesperson who asked if there was a specific lens that I was looking for.  My answer was no but if I can’t find anything in this place – with all these choices – something is wrong with me. I proceeded to take the next 15 to 20 minutes carefully studying each frame by working my way up and down the aisle, from one end of the store to the other. It was a process where I really had to concentrate by looking at each individual frame, making sure not to miss the one in three thousand that I liked the best.

By the time I painstakingly got to the very end of the display I noticed a frame that reminded me of a designer I was presently wearing.  I pointed to the frame that seemed to stand alone in the crowd reminiscent of the contours of the glasses that I  currently use for reading. Out of the 3000 frames I selected Marc Jacobs eyewear. Now I have a complimentary pair of MJ, one for reading and the other for cruising.

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Portrait of Tony Ward wearing Marc Jacobs eyewear. Photo: Dwight Ward, Copyright 2018.

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About The Author: Tony Ward is a fine art photographer, author, blogger, publisher and Adjunct Professor of Photography at the University of Pennsylvania. To access additional articles by Tony Ward,  click herehttp://tonyward.com/2018/03/22/diary-portrait-of-a-jersey-girl/

 

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I Wear: Tony Ward Erotica

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I Wear Tony Ward Erotica

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To browse the Store or make a purchase, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/store/t-shirts/

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About The Model: Summer Thompkins is from Philadelphia, a 21 year old model, writer, feminist, and new contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To see additional pictures of Summer, click herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/summer-thompkins-men-are-a-joke/

 

 

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Kathryn Brooks: Songstress Rises

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Photo of Kathryn Brooks by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

 

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THE WEST

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By Kathryn Brooks, Copyright 2018

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Everyone says

We were made for the West

You and I

Everyone says

We’re the best

You and I

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Everyone says

We’re a mess

You and I

Everyone says

We’ll regret

The wasted time

But we’ll pitch our tent

In the wilderness

And watch the stars shooting by

We’ll lie on our backs

Lookin at the sky

Dreaming we could also fly

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

We learned that

The West was pretty hot

But we were feeling cold and alone

So we headed back to the

Colder weather

But the warm people of home

Everyone says

Everyone says

I don’t really care

I can go anywhere

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Everyone says

We’re a mess

You and I

You and I agree

But at least we’re free

Until the end of time

Oh, oh, woah oh

Oh oh oh

Oh, oh, woah oh

You and I

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About The Author: Kathryn Brooks is a Sophomore majoring in Media Culture and the Arts at The King’s College in New York City, Class of 2020. Kathryn is modeling a Tony Ward Erotica, black “Dana” hoodie. Now available in Store.

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