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Love Took Over The Standard, London Last Night

London-Fashion Week

To the rest of the city, it may have been a regular Monday night — but paparazzi were already stalking the driveway of The Standard, London, awaiting the blacked-out cars that pulled up to deliver their guests into the iconic ‘red pill’ elevator. With the pop of a car door came a hail of bright flashes, and with good reason: hosted by Derek Blasberg, every inch of the LOVE x Youtube party was star-studded, promising yet another evening of stratospheric glamour on The Standard’s tenth floor.

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BBZ or "Babes" is Building Spaces for Marginalized People

London-Stand Up

How would you react if someone told you they'd started a collective (or a movement, if you want) for the need of deeper and more expansive friendships? Enthralled, am I right? That's exactly how I felt when Tia Simon-Campbell, co-founder of South East London-based BBZ, told me that exact thing. She, alongside Naeem Davis, started the organization to help build intentional spaces for queer, trans and non-binary people of color. Currently, the members consist of spoken word poets, writers, casting directors, DJs, dancers and more from across all of London. Now, 3 years after the inauguration, more than ever the group feels like they are able to inhabit and participate in spaces all over the British capital. But the mission doesn't stop there. We met up with Tia during The Standard, London's celebratory dinner for BBZ alternative graduate show...

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Empirical Spirits: Seasonal Flavors Unlike Any Others

Whether or not Empirical Spirits intends to disrupt the liquor category, they can’t help themselves. Founded by Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, alumnus of one of the world’s top restaurants, Noma, today the duo put their fermentation knowledge to work on a grain-to-distillery in Copenhagen—now available at The Standard.

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The Grand Opening of The Standard, London

London-Party Patrol

Last night, as the sun set over Kings Cross, the “red pill” elevator shot up and down The Standard, London like a tiny spaceship, rocketing guests to the grand opening of the hotly anticipated tenth floor. Check out who was there and exactly what went down in our latest Party Patrol...

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Award Winning Actress and Model, Aokbab loves Her First English Fry-Up

London-Eat

We caught up with rising star actress/model Aokbab during her stay at The Standard London. Aokbab’s unique, refreshing and enigmatic personality has enabled her to navigate both the modelling and acting industries with great success, winning a host of awards—Asian Film Award for Best Newcomer and Thailand National Film Association Award for Best Actress amongst others—and international acclaim for her performance in the mega box office hit Bad Genius. Her fashion credentials have seen her grace the covers of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Numero Magazine and star in numerous campaigns. She also enjoys an enduring relationship with the house of Chanel representing the brand internationally.

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Creating a Menu in Virtual Reality? Not as Far-Fetched as You Might Think...

London-Art

By now, most people are familiar with Virtual Reality technology in which you can game, watch porn as well as experience art. The experience can be dizzying since the viewer is basically in a 3D world soaring through whatever environment the creator has established. Sometimes, VR artists are demanded to create flat work as it is more sellable. But how does one translate a 3D artwork into 2D? We met up with VR artist, Nakyeng Hwang who we commissioned to develop the identity and menu design for Isla, the newly opened ground floor restaurant at The Standard, London. 

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