Saturday, 7 May 2011

Candy mag is no joke

Luis Venegas is an influential contributer to the gay community's beloved Butt magazine and has recently launched Candy: a fashion mag which celebrates drag, trannies and gender-bending culture (and not to be confused with Phillipines' highest selling teen mag of the same name).

Sadly, trying to hunt down a copy of Candy is like trying to find the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, because Venegas only publishes 1,000 copies of each issue.

Ash Stymest as Amy Winehouse:

The mood of Candy is playful and excessive, but Venegas asserts that, "When I dress up as Anna Wintour, of course it’s a parody, but it’s not a joke. And I want the clothes to look as good as possible, and the style to be as flamboyant as possible".

Here is Venegas himself as Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour (with model Andres Bourque as Vogue's red-headed creative director Grace Coddington):

Candy's most famous cover-shoot involved two of my favourite men, James Franco and photographer Terry Richardson: