Picture this: seven college girls meeting on Facebook to create the very first issue of Stache. From a group of seven, Stache grew to a family of 40+ creative individuals and over 100 local and international contributors in the past two years. We are doing this for passion, to create a platform for young artists like us to share their work, to nurture our skills, to share what we love. Never in a million years did we imagine that an impulsive decision can change our lives forever. Or be nominated for a huge award such as Future Perfect: The Young Star Blog of the Year.
Being nominated along amazing writers and bloggers that we personally look up to is already a huge deal but the exposure that this gives us is even greater. We’re currently working on our June 2013 issue (our best one yet, we promise!) and it would be awesome if you help us win the award so we can get more people to read it and get our message across.
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What is art? We use the term loosely around here because we have a simple idea of what it should be. Art is subjective. What’s art for me may not be art for you. But who are we to define what’s beautiful and meaningful to one person?
Our theme for this month is Art just like all our April issues. But this time we’re including more feature articles compared to our previous April issues. One of which is our conversation with Dia Frampton, another The Voice alumna, during her visit to Manila. We also have photo diaries from New York (taken by Cru Camara, one of our photographers who is currently studying in our dream school) and Stars Live in Manila. Justin Timberlake’s comeback is also one of the biggest headlines this year and you know we did not hesitate writing a story about it.
Ecks Abitona, our fashion editor, also covered one of the many exhibits that happened in the past few months, Art Fair Philippines for this issue. A lot of magnificent contemporary artwork adorned the walls of The Link but nothing was quite like “Then It Happened”, a series of photo-realistic paintings by none other than our cover boy, Luis Santos. His skills and vision as an artist is incredible. Find out more about his story on page 70.
We are still ironing out a few kinks from our rebranding and our new website so please let us know what you think by emailing us. The whole process involves a lot of decision-making so we need your help and you can do so by answering this survey. Who knows, we might be seeing you in your favorite bookstores someday.
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Half philosopher and half photographer, Maciek Jasik, constructs a whole new complex definition to photography. While we frequently experience images of people we will never encounter and often futile portraits, the Polish photographer seeks to attain the balance between aesthetic, emotional, nuances and more peculiar affairs. In Bypassing the Rational, the shots bring forth a wide range of emotional responses as Jasik explores the incapacity of humans to fully comprehend each other and bearing in mind the conveyance of specific emotions through colors. The artist engages to the idea that our brains connect the dots, to use our imagination; veiling the details of the subject intensifies the power of colors and movement. -Ecks
Saskatchewan released a new track! ‘Possession’ is the debut single of the upcoming record. It’s been a while since the last time we’ve heard from them. Dreamboat was featured in The Alphabet Series Part 4 of EWWM, episode 23. Their cover for Robin Thicke’s ‘Lost Without You’ came out a few months back. Occasion is scheduled to be released on April 30 via Father/Daughter Records.
This dreamy sounding melancholic track can be downloaded for free! Enjoy! -Lambert