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HELLO
DOLLIE!

  • The Rockabilly Socialite, Miss Dollie Deville, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Various photos of Miss Dollie Deville, also known as The Rockabilly Socialite, with husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite, with her husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photos of The Rockabilly Socialite at Viva Las Vegas with husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Miss Dollie Deville, The Rockabilly Socialite, with her husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Assorted images of Dollie Deville, also known as The Rockabilly Socialite, with husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photos of Dollie Simpson, The Rockabilly Socialite, at home with husband Zack Simpson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite, with various girlfriends at events. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dollie Deville, The Rockabilly Socialite, at various events with friends. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dollie Deville, The Rockabilly Socialite, photographed at various events. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite in formal attire, Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite, photographed at The Rockabilly Prom. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Assorted party images of The Rockabilly Socialite, Miss Dollie Deville. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photos of the Rockabilly Socialite, Dollie Deville. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite, photographed with a male friend. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dollie Deville, also known at The Rockabilly Socialite, in various 50's attire. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Assorted snapshots of The Rockabilly Socialite at various events. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Rockabilly Socialite photographed at Xmas events. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Modeling photos of The Rockabilly Socialite, Dollie Deville. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The beautiful Dollie Deville, also known as The Rockabilly Socialite. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

DOLLIE DEVILLE

THE ROCKABILLY SOCIALITE!

Dollie Deville. The blond and beautiful West Coast based 5o’s gal you see at most weekenders has the biggest smile and is always dressed head to toe in great vintage attire. In her highly popular website known as The Rockabilly Socialite, she offers tidbits to the world which range from vintage style tips to the best rockabilly bands. She recently expanded her site to include a men’s perspective from her husband and writer Zack Simpson, who is now known as The Rockabilly Gentleman. We caught up with Dollie to find out about her background, how she met Zack, and what she has in store for the future. Photos courtesy of Dollie Deville.

PONYBOY:  Dollie, please tell us your background. Where were you raised?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  I was born and raised in Southern California. I’ve been here my whole life. I really am a California girl. I don’t think I could live anywhere else!

PONYBOY:  When did you first start getting into vintage 1950’s fashion and music?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  I didn’t realize it until I was an adult, but I was influenced at a young age. I remember my grandma would play 50’s songs, specifically “Papa Loves Mambo” by Perry Como, to wake us up in the morning. My grandpa had wired speakers all around the house so you could hear it everywhere. My grandma grew up during the great depression, so she always taught me to treasure and care for what you have. And she did this with all of her vintage glasses and dishes. I also remember another family member having a 50’s Chevy, which he adored. I wore a vintage dress to my 8th grade dance and recall being happy that I was unique. I really starting getting into it as a lifestyle after meeting my husband Zack. He took me on dates to Bob’s Big Boy in his ’55 Ford Fairlane. Those were great times!

PONYBOY: How and when did your successful blog “The Rockabilly Socialite” come about?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:   I actually started the website at a recommendation from a fellow rockabilly blogger. I never thought my life was unique or interesting until someone pointed it out. Then I realized that it might be a great way to get involved in the rockabilly “scene” and help support the music, especially since I am not a musician. I think it started about five years ago and has grown beyond my wildest dreams. It’s actually the #1 rockabilly blog on Google now!

PONYBOY:  We love the site. It is definitely knowledgeable for both insiders and outsiders of rockabilly culture. Where does the inspiration come from for your site?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  I hardly even need inspiration really. I just write about what I do, what I want to do, or about the things I like. They say “do what you love” and that’s really the case with my site. I never run out of things to talk about. Instead, I run out of time to write it all!

PONYBOY:   How would you describe your personal style now?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  My moto is “live colorfully”! I love colors and prints. I wear way too many accessories and a bow much too often. But, that’s how I like it!

PONYBOY:   Tell us about the controversial “Wives with Beehives” pilot that you were heavily featured in. That’s how we first became aware of you.

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  I don’t really know what to say that hasn’t already been said a hundred times. Basically, it was pitched like it was going to be a cool show, but in the end Hollywood just ruined it like they always do. It turned into “The Real Housewife’s of Vintage”. It was a great disappointment. It’s probably the thing I am most embarrassed about in my life thus far. However, I have come to peace with it. Nothing keeps me up at night.

PONYBOY:  How and when did you meet your husband Zack Simpson?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:   I met him in 2005 at a pet store he used to work at. I used to go in just to see if he was working. I didn’t even have a pet! I didn’t know his name, so I called him the “pet store boy” when I mentioned him to my family. We joke that I gave him a “forever home” like he was the pet I rescued. I was only seventeen at the time, and never thought I would meet my future husband at a pet store, but life is funny like that. The first thing he ever said to me was that I was rockabilly and I didn’t even know it yet. Boy, was he right!

PONYBOY:  Tell us about his band The Outta Sites.

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  The Outta Sites are the 60’s Mersey beat band he formed with Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague, Pete Curry (both of Los Straitjackets) and Jason Eoff. I love this band because there is no one out there doing exactly what they are doing. I see so many of the same types of bands all of the time, so it’s great to see something so fresh and unique to change it up. Each of the members are insanely talented, and they have great chemistry on stage. They ‘re really a pleasure to see play. The guys are all really nice and even let me travel with them. I have gotten to go to so many new places. I even got to tag along to New England where they played The New England Shake-Up this past weekend. And they will be playing Spain in February for The Rockin’ Race Jamboree. My husband works so hard on his music while also working full time. And I couldn’t be more proud of him!

PONYBOY:  You recently added Zack as The Rockabilly Gentleman on your site. That’s a great idea. What brought that about?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  Necessity, really. I needed help. He has always been my right hand in the past, so it just made sense. I trust him more than anyone. He is a creative writer, knowledgeable of the music from the inside, and he knows his fair share about fashion. He was just the perfect fit. I am enjoying working on the site more now that he is on board. We also get to have dates disguised as meetings, which is fun.

PONBOY:  What do you have in store for yourself in the future?

DOLLIE DEVILLE:  Who knows! I am kind of up for anything. Zack and I have big plans for the site in the next few years. I am just starting a cookbook that I want to self-publish by the end of next year. I am also in talks with a clothing company to guest design a line for them. Hopefully it all works out!

MARIMEKKO
BOLD

  • Opening spread for MARIMEKKO: A Day in the Park, a women's editorial photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A 1960's inspired Marimekko women's editorial, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A vintage inspired women's editorial with Marimekko clothing, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A Day in The Park, a Marimekko inspired women's editorial for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • A model in a Marimekko dress, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A model holds a Marimekko floral umbrella, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Marimekko: A Day in the Park, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A 1960's inspired editorial exclusively using Marimekko clothing, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Ponyboy Magazine's Marimekko homage women's editorial, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.

MARIMEKKO

A DAY IN THE PARK

Ponyboy’s latest women’s editorial is an homage to one of our favorite Finnish designers, Marimekko. For this story we had stylist Xina Giatas pull bold and vivid styles to dress our beautiful 16 year old model. Xina mixed oversized and bright jewelry from designers such as Monet and Kenneth Jay Lane, complimenting the classic A-line shifts that were a trademark look for the label, especially in the 1960’s. The Helsinki based brand has experienced a huge resurgence in popularity, making it’s mark as a lifestyle brand with it’s signature graphic prints in both home furnishings and women’s fashions.

LOLA DEVLIN
DESIGNER

  • Ponyboy loves Lola Devlin! Photographed by Alexander Thompson in Las Veagas for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Lola Devlin photographed in 1950's vintage leopard by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • MIss Lola Devlin photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • The lovely Lola Devlin photographed in 50's leopard for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Lingerie designer Miss Lola Devlin photographed exclusively for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Lola Devlin wears 1950's leopard for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Lola Devlin wears vintage leopard and bakelite accessories for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Miss Lola Devlin wears vintage leopard and bakelite accessories for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Lingerie designer Lola Devlin wears vintage leopard for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Miss Lola Devlin wears vintage leopard for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Lola Devlin models in vintage cat eye sunglasses and a leopard scarf for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • The beautiful Lola Devlin photographed for Ponyboy Magazine in Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson.

CALL OF THE WILD

LOLA DEVLIN

Ponyboy goes crazy for redheads! So we were thrilled to photograph West Coast beauty Lola Devlin for our “Ponyboy Loves” section. Lola is not only a 1950’s styled siren, she is also a lingerie designer. We always catch Lola in the most amazing vintage get-ups, as well as some of her own creative over-the-top designs.

PONYBOY:  Tell our readers about your upbringing. Where were you raised?

LOLA DEVLIN:  California woman, born and raised. I grew up in Los Angeles, then Lake Tahoe and I have been happily living in San Francisco for the past ten years.

PONYBOY:  How did you get into designing clothing?

LOLA DEVLIN:  My Grandmother first taught me how to sew when I was six and I have been making what I want to wear ever since. After a few attempts at different career options, I quickly realized that what I can do best for the world is make clothing. For my company, I am both the designer and the seamstress, which is a blessing and a curse, as I spend most of my time chained to the sewing machine. However, I wouldn’t have it any other way. To me, it is an amazing process to make something for someone that they will wear in their everyday life, for a special occasion, up on stage or just romping around the house. Nothing makes me more excited than to see a client or a friend wear a garment I’ve made for them. It’s always icing on the cake when they feel as good as they look. It’s almost hard to describe why I do what I do, but the thrill of someone loving what they are wearing, if I’ve made it for them, is something nobody can ever take away from me.

PONYBOY:  Tell us about your Lola Devlin designs. Is it exclusively lingerie?

LOLA DEVLIN:  A little bit yes, a little bit no. Lingerie is the heart and soul of my company. It’s what I can design solely for, what I want to make and sell, and frankly, makes me giggle the most to create. I will occasionally do a custom clothing piece for a client and have done things like create a line of perfect pencil skirts for select stores, and so on. Lingerie will forever be my favorite type of garment to design and sew. Nothing quite compares to the attitude that comes with creating and wearing lingerie, and most certainly the attitude that comes with a good piece of house attire.

PONYBOY:  Where do you get inspiration for the pieces you design?

LOLA DEVLIN:  I am lost in my own cheeky world, I’m afraid. I am constantly looking for and pulling inspiration from many different places, mostly from the past when lingerie and house attire were celebrated the most. It’s not only a lost art, but also a lost lifestyle that I am hoping to bring back in a small way, one woman at a time. The books I read are old pulp fiction, most of them saucy. I am always on the hunt for old photography from way back when, of people in their normal clothes, erotica, smut and all the wonderful occasions in between. Most of my inspiration I find comes in the form of the attitudes and personalities of people I meet, or if there is an occasion in particular the ideas just dream up themselves. I have found that I can’t decide what to design until I see the fabric in front of me. It is usually then the fabric gives me the idea for what it wants to be and I just have to chop it out with my trusty pair of scissors.

PONYBOY:  So, primarily the 1950’s aesthetic is your thing, design wise?

LOLA DEVLIN:  The 1950’s aesthetic is my favorite for several reasons, although overall I sway between the mid 40’s to mid 60’s. I fell in love with the glamour of that time a long time ago; women’s figures were celebrated the most in fashion and fashion was both simple and extravagant. But mostly, I appreciate the effort that women had during that time period.

PONYBOY:  You’re also personally very into 1950’s culture. When did you start getting into that?

LOLA DEVLIN:  I have always said I was born in the wrong time period, but really only if we are musically or aesthetically speaking. I have loved the music, the dancing, the clothing, the look and design of that era for my entire life. I have a preference for clothing cut from that era or designed similar as that fits my figure best. I have a preference for the music of that era because it makes me wiggle around the most. I love films from that era for their simplicity and everything from architecture, automobiles, and everything in between – and for my design mind, it all makes sense to me. The first color lipstick I ever bought was red because that is the only color I believed women should ever wear. Still to this day I don’t know why I thought that when I was a kid, but I still believe it now.

PONYBOY:  Who would you say are your favorite clothing designers from the past to the present?

LOLA DEVLIN:  My favorite clothing designers are actually a mix of clothing and costume designers: Madeline Vionnet, Adrian, Edith Head, Gussie Gross, Ceil Chapman, and Schiaparelli.  And may I just add that I absolutely hate Chanel – not my kind of woman.

PONYBOY:  As far as music is concerned, what music is on your turntable?

LOLA DEVLIN:  Nothing but the good stuff! If it makes me wiggle, then I dig it. My favorite genres of music are early R&B, blues, rockabilly, rock & roll, but I also fancy some soul, some jazz, some western and always exotica.

PONYBOY:  Of the modern day bands out there, who are your particular favorites?

LOLA DEVLIN:  There are some incredible musicians out there who I am lucky enough to call good friends, and I will travel the world to see them play. In no particular order or type: Nikki Hill, Furious, Eddie Clendening, Bebo, Bloodshot Bill, Josh Sorheim, The Shadowmen, Dollar Bill, JD McPherson, The Rattle Rockin’ Boys, The Caezers, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Bellfuries and The Reckless Ones.

PONYBOY:  We see that you are buying up all the vinyl that you can get your hands on these days. Are you an aspiring DJ, as well?

LOLA DEVLIN:  I never planned on it actually. I have always bought vinyl for friends who are DJ’s and record collectors, if I ever came across a song I knew they were after. Or, if it was something that I personally love to dance to, it was my selfish way of sneaking in songs I wanted to wiggle around to at shows. I swore that I would never let myself start collecting until a few weeks ago I came across a record that I could not live without and have been crying mercy ever since. I want to play the songs I love to wiggle around to and suppose the only way for you all to hear them is if I DJ them somewhere. Watch out! I might be out on the loose soon enough, clawing my way right out of the jungle!

TEMPEST
HAIR EDITORIAL

  • Model Marian Guillen photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City, with hair by Michael Duenas.
  • Beautiful model Maria Guillen stars in Ponyboy Magazine's hair editorial
  • Request model Marian Guillen in Ponyboy Magazine's editorial
  • B&W hair editorial photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City. Starring Marian Guillen from the Request Agency, and hair direction by Michael Duenas using Schwarzkopf Professional haircare products.
  • WIndblown hair for Ponyboy Magazine editorial
  • Fashion photographer Alexander Thompson from the R Agency in New York City photographs Request Model Marian Guillen for Ponyboy Magazine. Hair by Michael Duenas using Schwarzkopf Professional haircare products.
  • Marian Guillen with Request Models in New York City, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson. Hair by Micheal Duenas for Cloutier Remix Agency, using Schwarzkopf Professional hair care products.
  • Marian Guillen from Request Models in New York city, photographed by Alexander Thompson of the R Agency. Hair products by Schwarzkopf Professional, styled by Michael Duenas.

“TEMPEST”

THE BEAUTY OF TURBULENCE

For our latest women’s editorial “TEMPEST”, Ponyboy photographed stunning model Marian Guillen from the Re:Quest Agency in New York City. Marian was picked by top Cloutier Remix agency hairstylist Michael Duenas, whom also lent creative direction for this amazing hair story. “To achieve the textured wind swept look, I prepped the hair with OSiS+ Grip Mousse and OSiS+ Glamour Queen Hairspray by Schwarzkopf Professional USA. The look was then finished with OSiS+ Sessional Salt Spray and OSiS+ Elastic Hairspray by Schwarzkopf Professional USA.” We loved the volume and intensity captured in these breathtakingly magnificent images.

GLAM
BOWIE STYLE

  • Opening spread for Ponyboy Magazine Bowie/Glam editorial
  • The beautiful Stella Rose Saint Clair photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine glam editorial
  • Stella Rose Saint Clair models for Ponyboy Magazine women's glam editorial
  • Ziggy Stardust/Angela Bowie style, for Ponyboy Magazine women's editorial
  • Stella Rose Saint Clair models Angela Bowie glam style for Ponyboy Magazine editorial
  • Angela Bowie style for Ponyboy Magazine women's editorial
  • Stella Rose Saint Clair in vintage Ungaro for Ponyboy Magazine glam story
  • Model/designer wears vintage Bill Blass for Ponboy Magazine editorial
  • Stella Rose Saint Clair photographed in David Dalrymple for Ponyboy Magazine glam editorial
  • Model Stella Rose Saint Clair wears Katy Rodriguez for Ponyboy Magazine glam Bowie editorial

QUEEN BITCH

THE PRETTIEST STAR

For our latest women’s editorial, Ponyboy paid homage to the 1970’s glitter, glam rock style of then husband and wife duo Angela and David Bowie. The captivating pair were the rock-n-roll “it” couple of the day with their signature androgynous style. Angela often favored girlish looks to juxtapose her svelte boyish body, including sexy silk blouses paired with pencil skirts and high heels, and feminine dresses. David’s outlandish “Ziggy Stardust” stage creations were designed by Japanese avant-garde designer Kansai Yamamoto. These glitzy costumes ranged from spectacular kimonos to one-legged jumpsuits. We felt that no one could play this role better than our favorite now “it” girl and designer Stella Rose Saint Clair. Stella has an androgynous, lithe figure and a bold personal style that embodies this enchanting couple. Moreover, the talented and legendary Guy Vanvoores collaborated on this project. Who better? Guy’s genius make-up and vision were key in executing this story. Frontman for the boundaries pushing rock group the Toilet Boys, Miss Guy is an iconic glam rock fixture in New York City.

YSL
VINTAGE

  • French model Charlotte Blouet photographed in vintage YSL by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Vintage YSL spread for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Model Charlotte Blouet wearing vintage Yves Saint Laurent for Ponyboy Magazine women's editorial, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Vintage YSL featured for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • R Agency model Charlotte Blouet, photographed in vintage Yves Saint Laurent by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Model Charlotte Blouet in vintage Yves Saint Laurent, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Charlotte Blouet from the R Agency in NY, wearing vintage YSL, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Vintage Yves Saint Laurent, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Charlotte Blouet, from the R Agency in NY, photographed in vintage Yves Saint Laurent by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Charlotte Blouet in vintage Yves Saint Laurent. The French model on the rise was photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.

YVES SAINT LAURENT

A VINTAGE COLLECTION

For our latest women’s editorial, Ponyboy stylist Jules Wood dressed French 18 year old beauty Charlotte Blouet, from the R Agency in New York, in vintage Yves Saint Laurent.

YVES SAINT LAURENT. Born in 1936. Head designer at Christian Dior at 21. First French couturier to have a pret-a-porter line. Known for his iconic pieces such as the Mondrian color-blocked dress, safari jacket, and women’s tuxedo suit. His premiere Rive Gauche boutique opened in 1966 and actress Catherine Deneuve was his first customer. His muses included Loulou de la Falaise, Iman and Laetitia Casta. Saint Laurent became the first fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a solo exhibition while still alive. He died June 1st, 2008. His legacy and design house live on.

PATRIK ERVELL
A/W 2014

  • Opener for Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 menswear collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Menswear collection at New York Fashion Week. Patrik Ervell A/W 2014, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Models walk the runway for Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 Menswear Collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male models on the runway, Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 Collection at Milk Studios. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The latest Patrik Ervell Menswear Collection A/W 2014, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A/W 2014 Patrik Ervell Menswear Collection, photographed during New York Fashion Week by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Cutting edge menswear by Patrik Ervell A/W 2014, photographed by Alexander Thompson at MIlk Studios for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Modern menswear collection by Patrik Ervell A/W 2014. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Classic Patrik Ervell, A/W 2014 at Milk Studios in New York City. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Menswear designer Patrik Ervell shows his A/W 2014 collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Patrik Ervell Autumn/Winter 2014 menswear, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Milk Studios.
  • The Patrik Ervell Look, A/W 2014, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Backstage portrait by Alexander Thompson, photographed at Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 Collection in New York City.
  • Male model backstage, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Patrik Ervell Menswear Collection Autumn/Winter 2014, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Backstage at Patrik Ervell Autumn/Winter menswear collection 2014. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Portrait of male model backstage at the Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 menswear collection, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Young male model photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine, backstage at Patrik Ervell A/W 2014.
  • Great men's grooming, backstage at Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 menswear collection. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The matted hairstyle at menswear designer Patrik Ervell A/W 2014 Collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.

PATRICK ERVELL

FORMAL ATHLETICISM

Patrik Ervell, the maker of young modern menswear, once again successfully showed his Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios in New York City. His sleek, functional and collegiate designs for this season were dubbed “Formal Athleticism”. The collection seemed very fresh on the runway featuring such classic utilitarian details such as zippers, patches and pockets, as well as modern shearling jackets and slick windbreakers – all in his trademark minimal way. The shearling he used is a woven wool textile from a company in Germany that makes teddy bears. Equally unique, was the grooming for the show. The hairstyles were provided by Holli Smith from Oribe. The effect created was a look of sweaty hair, with bangs matted on the forehead. No doubt this collection should prove to be a commercial success. Photography Alexander Thompson.

HERCHCOVITCH
A/W 2014

  • Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios in NYC. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in NYC.
  • Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York.
  • Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in NYC.
  • The latest creations by Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • The latest creations by Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York.
  • The latest creations by designer Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in NYC.
  • A model backstage getting her hair styled at Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A model photographed backstage at Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York.
  • A model photographed backstage after hair & makeup at Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A brunette model photographed backstage at designer Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A model photographed backstage in hair at Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York.
  • A model photographed backstage at designer Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York.
  • A young model photographed backstage after hair & makeup at Alexandre Herchcovitch Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Milk Studios. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • A model photographed backstage at Alexandre Herchcovitch A/W 2014 collection at Milk Studios in New York. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

ALEXANDRE HERCHCOVITCH

AUTUMN/WINTER 2014

Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection debuted at Milk Made studios in New York City. It featured shapes and cuts calling back to Victorian days with a splash of “Little House on The Prairie” thrown in. Doll-like ruffles, high collars, pin-tucking, pleating, embroidery, crocheting and lace were repetitive traits. The color schemes included virginal whites, creams, beiges and flesh tones set against contradictory bold blacks and a splash of vibrant red. We were enamored with the collection and loved the incorporation of the group of modern, tailored, bright red ensembles shown amidst the country, gothic and Victorian. All this was paired with the extremity of highly crimped, frizzed out hair. Normally a look that most women avoid like the plague, it somehow worked very well with the overall aesthetic of this charming collection. Photography Alexander Thompson.

VINTAGE
PENDLETON

  • Opening spread for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial with Luke Ditella, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Professional surfer Luke Ditella modeling vintage Pendleton shirts for Ponyboy Magazine, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • The amazing Luke Ditella, professional surfer and model, photographed in vintage Pendleton shirts by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Vintage Pendleton shirts worn by Click model Luke Ditella. Photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The vintage Pendleton shirt, worn by Click model Luke Ditella, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Professional surfer and Click model Luke Ditella wears vintage Pendleton shirts for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Professional surfer Luke DItella, from Click Models in NY, photographed in vintage Pendleton shirts by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Luke Ditella, from Click Models NY, photographed by Alexander Thompson in vintage Pendleton men's editorial for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Male model Luke Ditella wears a vintage Pendleton shirt for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Luke Ditella form Click Models in NY, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial.

THE PENDLETON

LUKE DITELLA

Our men’s editorial features professional surfer/model Luke Ditella from Click Models New York. We were pleased to feature Luke, and his rugged good-looks worked so well for this story.

The Pendleton Woolen Mills, located in Oregon, originally began with the production of wool blankets. In 1929, they began making men’s outdoorsmen clothing. However, during World War II, Pendleton stopped producing clothing to support the war effort. At the end of the war, Pendleton resumed with the manufacturing of clothing and shifted away from the workwear aesthetic to the 1950’s mentality of casual weekend wear. The brand has experienced a well deserved revival. To this day, the shirt remains a classic affordable staple in many men’s wardrobes.

FURIOUS
ROCK-N-ROLL

  • Opener for Ponyboy Magazine spread on teddy boy UK band Furious. Photographs by Alexander Thompson.
  • UK teddy boy band Furious logo. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • UK teddy boy band Furious, photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Andy Halligan and Jimmy Lee, photographed by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • UK band Furious, photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Furious rock''roll band photograhped while touring by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Old publicity shots for UK band teddy boy band Furious. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elisa Gierasch photographs teddy boy band Furious while on West Coast tour. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photographer Alexander Thompson captures teddy boy band Furious on stage in New York City, for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Furiuos photographed by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Lead singer Andy Halligan from Furious teddy boy band, photographed on stage by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy band guitarist Andy Halligan, photographed on stage in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Furiuos band members clowning around, photographed by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Creepers worn by teddy boy band guitarist Andy Halligan from Furious. Photographed in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Elisa Gierasch photographed teddy boy band Furious in New York City. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Andy Halligan, guitarist for UK teddy boy band Furious, exiting stage in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photos by Elisa Gierasch of teddy boy band Furious, while touring in California. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Alexander Thompson photographs of teddy boy band Furious, on stage in New York City. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Furious, UK teddy boy band, photographed by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy drummer Jimmy Lee, from UK band Furious, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • UK teddy boy singer Mark Halligan, from band Furious, photographe on stage in New York City by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Drummer Jimmy Lee, from teddy boy band Furious, photographed by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy guitarist Andy Halligan, from UK band Furious, photographed by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Jimmy Lee and Mark Halligan, from teddy boy band Furious, photographed backstage by Alexander Thompson in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Grestsh guitar close-up from Furious band, photograhped by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Furious band CD artwork on Wild Records, photographed by Alexander Thompson. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Various flyers for Teddy boy band Furious. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Assorted flyers for UK teddy boy band Furious. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A collage of logos for UK teddy boy band Furious. Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Photo of teddy boy band Furious by Elisa Gierasch. Ponyboy Magazine.

FURIOUS

TEDDY BOY RIOT!

This trio hail from the streets of Liverpool and are being tipped as the UK’s break-out band. With a relentless touring schedule, Furious have been cemented as one of the hardest working and wildest live acts around. Their appeal crosses so many borders and with their self penned songs about teenage life today, they are turning the world’s kids onto a wild rock ‘n’ roll beat.

Even from their early days playing in youth clubs around Liverpool, they caused a big stir. They have starred on MTV as ambassadors for the Liverpool music scene. Their debut album reached number 10 in the UK vinyl charts (above Elton John & Thin Lizzy). They have been featured on the computer game ‘Rock Band’ with one of their songs ‘All Night Long’. And more recently, they’ve just joined Wild Records label with a new album From the Cavern to California destined to cause a stir.

They have played countless gigs abroad, all over Europe. And following two successful tours of Russia and America, it looks like Furious are about to take Viva Las Vegas by storm. The critics are already comparing it to the arrival of The Beatles. So, prepare yourself. This isn’t for the faint of heart. This is the real roots of rock ‘n’ roll!

Editor’s note: Ponyboy was pleased to have Mike Lewi, co-creator from New York City’s infamous “Midnite Monster Hop” as our guest interviewer, as well as photo contributions by the very talented Elisa Gierasch.

MIKE LEWI:  You’re on the eve of performing at the 2014 Viva Las Vegas festival to thousands of people, a primarily American audience. How do you anticipate a teddy boy band being accepted by that audience?

FURIOUS:  If it’s anything like our shows around New York or California, it’s going to be crazy! We haven’t been let down by American audiences yet, so we’re expecting “crazy” on a big scale!

MIKE LEWI:   What do you bring that may be considered new to American audiences?

FURIOUS:  Ugly, out of control rock ‘n’ roll! We’re the anti-pretentious, anti-poser rock ‘n’ roll that seems to be everywhere these days.

MIKE LEWI:  Can you explain for Ponyboy readers the history of Edwardian culture?

FURIOUS:  Teddy boys were working-class teenagers who bought expensive threads on layaway to better themselves when they had nothing, and to show the upper classes they wouldn’t bow down and be quiet – to then go and drink and brawl in them. Basically, they were the scallies of the 50’s and it’s been going right through the years since then as an underground sub-culture.

MIKE LEWI:  You’ve met and been inspired by many men and women that grew up in the bombed out rubble of post WWII England, at the birth of the original teddy boy movement. How did those originators of the first teenage rebellion wave define themselves at a time that actually even preceded rock’n’roll?

FURIOUS:  It was the clothes and the attitude, to look smart and answer to no one. They had no blueprint or predecessors to base themselves on. These were the first “teenagers” to leave bomb-raids and rationing behind and they were going to make the most of it.

MIKE LEWI:  You started your band at a very young age. Please tell us how that came about.

FURIOUS:  We were just kids in school dying to hear some rock ‘n’ roll, but there was none about so we started a band. There was never a plan, we were just lads having a bit of fun. And that’s what it still is. We’d play the dives and dirty clubs around Liverpool, anywhere that would pay an underage band in beer. And then the word spread.

MIKE LEWI:  I have heard that your parents grew up within the ted culture, so is it safe to assume you’ve lost touch with the world outside of rock’n’roll?

FURIOUS:  That’s not really the case. Rock ‘n’ roll was the soundtrack to our childhood, but we were just scallies growing up. We looked like skin heads as well, because there wasn’t much money back then and our grandad would “style” our hair with his old army clippers. It was a skinhead every time!

MIKE LEWI:  Are your parents proud of you?

FURIOUS:  We hope so, but they party every time we leave the country. Don’t know what they’re trying to tell us!

MIKE LEWI:  Considering the amount of original teds still regularly supporting rock’n’roll events, and many of the original rock’n’roll revival bands consistently still playing live, what has been the reaction towards Furious by UK and European audiences?

FURIOUS:  It’s been great! Better than we could have ever expected. Right from day one, the original teds took us under their wing. And  wherever we go, there will be a good crowd of them going crazy til’ the early hours.

MIKE LEWI:  I know over the years you’ve had some various line-up changes. Tell us about Jimmy.

FURIOUS:  We met Jimmy at a gig in an old ted pub in London where he was playing with another band. We were going through drummers like bog roll at the time.  So after a few pints, he foolishly agreed to play some shows with us in Sweden and that was him trapped! He slotted in like an old mate we’d known for years.

MIKE LEWI:  Is it strange to bring what, in some respects, is American music back to America?

FURIOUS:  There’s so much talent stateside, we were surprised there was room for us. The music we go mad for happens to be rock’n’roll and that just happens to be American. So as strange as it is, we enjoy the challenge and look forward to dodging the old tomatoes and beer cans!

MIKE LEWI:  You’ve just recorded your second album. How was that process different from recording with Nervous Records?

FURIOUS:  Well, this was a strange thing for us! Normally, we record locally or wherever Roy Williams can book us into a studio in between our live shows.  So, every time it’s been a different process. But we gained some attention from the gigs we played up and down California last summer, which lead to an exciting invitation by Reb Kennedy from Wild Records to join his label! The entire experience was mental! One day we were in Liverpool, and then all of a sudden, we were in his studio recording new tracks at a lightning pace (16 songs in 10 hours). Hours later, we were flying out of Hollywood back home! We haven’t heard the mixes yet, but Reb is really excited and we hope you’re all going to love it.

MIKE LEWI: You’ve recorded a cover on your first LP, Punk Bashin Boogie, originally recorded by Don E. Sibley, who wrote the song at the height of the teds versus punks war in the 1970’s. Have you ever met Don? Are there teds that still hold these views?

FURIOUS:  Yeah, we met Don. He came to a show we played in Southampton years ago. The drummer out of the Dixie Phoenix was a punk as well, so the song was just a bit of fun back then, like it is today. And I can’t say we know of teds who still get wound up by punks. A lot of the anger towards punks came from them wearing signature ted clothing (creepers, drapes), and covering Eddie Cochran songs and claiming them as their own. Today teds, punks, mods and skins have got a lot more in common with each other, than not.

MIKE LEWI:  Are we living through the rock ‘n’ roll revival revival?

FURIOUS:  We’re not sure if anything is being revived, but we’re living through some amazing times. We’re playing shows right across the world with the music and people we love! We can’t get any more lucky than that, can we?

MIKE LEWI:  How do you feel sharing the bill with Crazy Cavan at this upcoming Viva Las Vegas?

FURIOUS:  We’ve been lucky enough over the years to share the stage with these ted legends on loads of occasions. But this feels a little more special. Not only were these rockers a massive weapon in orchestrating the 70’s revival, they have played a big part in what we are and the music we play too! So, seeing our name on the same bill in Las Vegas is a huge honor!

MIKE LEWI:  Do you have any future plans for Furious?

FURIOUS:  We just want to make that perfect rock ‘n’ roll record. We might never do it, but we’ll keep on trying until it kills us!

STRIPES
CLASSIC TEE

  • Australian model Stirling Cauilo photographed for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Fusion Agency model Stirling Caiulo poses for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Photographer Alexander Thompson shoots male model Stirling Caiulo for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo wears a Gap stripe t-shirt for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo wears a stripe Ralph Lauren t-shirt for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Male model Stirling Caiulo photographed for men's fashion editorial
  • Stirling Caiulo poses for Ponyboy Magazine men's editorial
  • Model Stirling Caiulo photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine men's fashion editorial

PARALLEL LINES

STIRLING CAIULO

Finally, Spring is here! And on that note, enter the classic stripe t-shirt. The styles that our fashion editor Maria Ayala found were both traditional and updated stripes, which she paired with classic 501 button-fly Levi’s — the perfect Spring look. And we also found the perfect classic model in the 22 year old Australian export, Stirling Caiulo. Stirling is with Fusion Models NY, and has walked for many top houses including Tom Ford, Fendi and John Varvatos.

BLOODSHOT
VIRTUOSO

  • Opening spread of Bloodshot Bill for Ponyboy Magazine by photographer Alexander Thompson.
  • B&W head shots of Norton Records artist Bloodshot Bill, photographed by Alexander Thompson.
  • Collage of Bloodshot Bill
  • Photograph of rockabilly singer Bloodshot Bill, photographed at The New England Shakeup weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Various flyers of shows for rockabilly legend Bloodshot Bill, for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Repeat of Bloodshot Bill Japan Tour, for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Rockabilly sensation Bloodshot Bill performing in New York City. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Assortment of flyers, for rockabilly performer Bloodshot Bill. For Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Rockabilly artist Bloodshot Bill on stage, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Bloodshot Bill album covers, a rockabilly artist with Norton Records, for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Rockabilly artist Bloodshot Bill, photographed with a PBR beer. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Assorted album covers of Norton Records rockabilly performer Bloodshot Bill. For Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Bloodshot Bill with guitar, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson in New York City.
  • Collage of rockabilly one man band Bloodshot Bill, for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Norton Recording artist Bloodshot Bill, photographed backstage in New York City for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Blooshot Bill performing in New York City, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Collage of Norton Records rockabilly singer Bloodshot Bill, for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Rockabilly legend Bloodshot BIll photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine in New York City.
  • Photograph of Bloodshot Bill guitar by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Close-up image of Bloodshot Bill pompadour by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

BLOODSHOT BILL

ONE MAN BAND

Upon first meeting Bloodshot Bill at the 2006 Drop Dead Festival in New York City, we were enamored by his musical talent. A Montreal-based rockabilly one man band, Bill has a raw and wild 50’s style, which has often been compared to the great legend Hasil Adkins. Shortly after that festival, Bill was no longer able to gain admittance into the United States, in fact, for five long years. Luckily for all American rockabilly fanatics, he is now able to tour freely throughout the U.S. Bloodshot Bill is also now on the Norton Records label.

PONYBOY: Bill, please tell us about your background.

BLOODSHOT BILL:  I’m Trinitalian (half Italian, half Trinidadian, that is) and born and raised in Canada. I started playing music in high school – the drums first – and only started playing guitar in my early 20’s. I play with many bands, as well as doing my own solo/one man band shows. I have many recorded releases and hope you pick one up.

PONYBOY:  At what age did you start getting into music?

BLOODSHOT BILL: I was pretty young. My best friend in First Grade had an older brother with cool records, and an older cousin who actually played in a rockabilly band. We thought it was pretty cool. I recently played a show with the older cousin (George Stryker). It was the first time I’d seen him in about 30 years! Also around that age, when my family would go on little weekend trips in the car, we’d always have this one Conway Twitty tape on. And we’d all sing along! I knew all the words and never got sick of it. I guess I was 6 or 7 years old.

PONYBOY:  You toured in the United States for a while, then were forbidden to re-enter the U.S. Please tell us a bit about that.

BLOODSHOT BILL:  I crossed into the States without a proper work visa. That’s it. And I was banned for 5 years. Now, I’m allowed back in and have the proper visa, etc. All is well, but what a pain it is to get that visa going. Eeef!

PONYBOY:  Did you feel it set your career back at the time?

BLOODSHOT BILL:  I don’t know. My expectations aren’t too high considering the kind of stuff I do. I was really bummed to not be able to play, see friends, travel, etc

PONYBOY: Since you’ve been able to enter the States and play, it seems like you are now touring more than ever. Is this correct?

BLOODSHOT BILL:  No, I used to tour much more than I do now. I still get around. I’m just more selective of where I go. Before, I used to just hop in the car and be gone for months and months at a time. Now, I try to just head out on weekends, or for two weeks tops.

PONYBOY:  You are now signed with Norton Records, a great American label. How has that been for you?  It seems a perfect fit.

BLOODSHOT BILL:  It’s a really great feeling to be on my favorite record label, and a huge honour to be one of the very few modern acts to release albums with them. I love everything they’ve done. And they really are the greatest people, too.

PONYBOY:  How many records have you done with Norton? And many have you done in total?

BLOODSHOT BILL:  With Norton, I’ve released 5 albums (as Bloodshot Bill, Ding-Dongs, and Tandoori Knights), 7 singles/EPs (as Bloodshot Bill, Tandoori Knights, and Bollywood Argyles), and have a new album planned for release this year with them. In total, with various labels (and not counting tracks on compilations), I have had 40 releases.

PONYBOY:  That’s quite an extensive music library at a young age. We also love that you have your very own Bloodshot Bill Pomade Nice’N’Greasy.  How did that come about?

BLOODSHOT BILL:  I played a weekender in Kansas City years ago called Greaserama. The organizers also ran American Greaser Supply. We hit it off really well, and they sponsored me. They made me my own Frankenstein blend of their greases. It was the best. I still have some left but am hanging on to it hoarder-style, since they sold the company years ago.

PONYBOY:  You now have a family. Please tell us about your daughter.

BLOODSHOT BILL:  My daughter is the best! I love her so much. Her name is Penny Lee. She’s turning two next week. I smile everytime I look at her.

PONYBOY:  What are your plans as far as recording and future touring?

BLOODSHOT BILL:  I’m gonna “keep on keepin’ on”. I’ve got lots of new recordings coming out this year and plenty more touring. I’m heading to Florida next week, France, Belgium, and maybe the Yukon at some point this year. I’ve got lots of fun stuff planned.