Author Archives: Alec Friedman

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Jennifer Herrema

In the year 1998 the first mass-produced digital audio player was introduced. Will Smith had a huge hit with “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It.” The Spice Girls broke up. Total Request Live began airing on MTV. And Royal Trux released Accelerator, something solid and not at all plastic or commercialized, something personal and universal. Maybe even [...]

Far Rockaways Emergency Help

As many of you know, the Far Rockaways have been wrecked: entire families have lost their homes, business have been torn away and the whole boardwalk literally ripped off. The situation is desperate but nevertheless being somewhat ignored by mainstream media, so people are working at the grass roots to help all the families and [...]

In The Studio With Sarki

The second installment of In The Studio is a series of male models and finds us mid-Fashion Week. Our friend, photographer Van Sarki has produced these images exclusively for Dossier based on the simple idea of being completely natural, in that the sitter, the lighting and even the energy between the subject and photographer is organic. If [...]

In the Studio with Sarki

With fashion week fast approaching, New York City is seeing its fair share of models. Like an outbreak of pretty, they begin to appear at your morning coffee spot, in your supermarket, and in all the other mundane places you normally wouldn’t associate with beauty (as well as all the places you would). In these [...]

You In 1st Place

2 Chainz’s Birthday Song (explicit) and Chairlift’s I Belong In Your Arms (Japanese version) are two videos that have exactly nothing to do with one another except for the fact that they  both came out Thursday and are what I am watching on repeat. Thanks to the help of my friend Alison Mazur, who has made us this [...]


This past June, staple fashion retailer Totokaelo opened its doors with a new storefront seven times the size of its predecessor. The expanded, multi-level space, located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, showcases such iconic designers as Jil Sander, Rick Owens, Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester, alongside future classics such as Mary [...]

Here Goes Nothing

Question: What do Oliver Clark, Drake, and this bridge in Idaho all have in common? Answer: This video from the aforementioned designer doing a gainer from a couple weeks ago. Second Question: Why wasn’t I invited? Answer: Have you ever seen me do even so much as a half gainer?

Dominic Lord

Summertime is hot, but I can’t think of any better way to be welcomed  back to  NYC  than 100 plus degree afternoons, baking pavement and rooftop drinks with friends. Only been back a few days (maybe you didn’t know I left) and I’m already seeing lot of really inspiring things. It’s so truly great to [...]

Jherek Bischoff Featuring David Byrne

Our friends at just shot this unique collaboration between David Byrne, Jherek Bischoff and The Wordless Orchestra kicking off the  Ecstatic Music Festival at Lincoln Center’s Merkin Concert Hall. The Wordless Music Orchestra accompanied Jherek for this very special night, joined by a cavalcade of guest stars including, last but not least, the legendary New York musician you’ll [...]

Teddy Pear

Need some ideas for the perfect get well gift? Sending a Bear-Gram gift is a memorable way to put a smile on someone’s face and help them get well soon. These Get Well Bears are guaranteed for life and will be loved forever. What a great gift idea! Each Bear arrives in a fun gift [...]