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N.E.R.D

Sarah J. Edwards joins N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley for an  enlightening and wide ranging conversation. The inspirational and creative visionaries reveal thoughts on the future of print and digital to signature dance moves, the appreciation of women and the aging process.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 10 print edition in 2009.

 

Photography and Interview by Sarah J. Edwards, Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Location: Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London.

 

 

Dalek

Sarah J. Edwards discovers artist Dalek’s profoundly wise approach to life and work via childhood fears, frequent house moves, being accident prone and key things Takashi Murakami taught him. This original story is published for the first time on-demand on BLAG in Spring, 2018.

 

Interview by Sarah J. Edwards, Art and Photography by Dalek, Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards

 

 

Adrien Brody

Sally A. Edwards joins Adrien Brody for a day in Paris to discover, that you can take the boy out of Queens, but you can’t take Queens out of the boy. Adrien takes Sally into his world of monkeys, motorbikes, bull fights and beats and discusses the dedication he has to create such compelling performances. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 9 print edition in 2008.

 

Interview and Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards.

Photography by Sarah J. Edwards.

Fashion Editor: Harris Elliott

Hair and Make-Up: Karin Bigler at ARTLIST, Paris

Shot on location at the Hotel Bel-Ami Saint Germain, Paris

 

 

Sally and Sarah

Learn more about the history of BLAG and its co-Founders and Creators, British Twins Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards, in their biography. Plus in the “Interview Battle” Chuck D interviews Sarah about her childhood, the importance of art school years, the perils of modelling and future plans for BLAG. Questlove talks with Sally about the beginnings of BLAG, the meaning behind the name, impact of his early BLAG cover and how no victory is sweet without a few bumps and bruises and a lot of determination. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 3 Nø 4 print edition in 2013.

 

Interviews by Chuck D and Questlove. Photography by Matt Holyoak, Elliot Waters, Gerald Jenkins, Rankin, Sarah J. Edwards and Sally A. Edwards

 

 

Questlove

Questlove unveils some serious truths about The Roots to Sally A. Edwards in a hilarious undercover conversation, recorded on the down low at one of London’s swankiest restaurants. He discloses facts about The Tipping Point, his informative guide to hugging, natural breath fresheners and how Okay Player really came about. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 2 print edition in 2005.

 

Interview and Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Location: West End and Hammersmith, London

 

 

Beastie Boys

When Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards sat down with long time friends Beastie Boys, there was no question the meeting of their minds would make for an off-the-wall humour driven conversation. Yet nothing prepared them for the spontaneity that ensured when Sally and Sarah debuted the BLAG Word Game on the trio. Like a Game Show meets Chat Show, subjects covered include: work out, school, dance routines, essential packing, how to order a take out by Ad-Rock, mockney rhyming slang with Mike D, a secret paella recipe from MCA and much more. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 2 print edition in 2005.

 

Interview by Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards. Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Lighting Assistance: Money Mark. Styling: Michael Diamond, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch. Location: Brussels, Belgium

 

 

Amy

When Amy Winehouse invited Sarah J. Edwards to join her for a manicure, a very special conversation happened. The ladies discussed success formulas, sampling and collaborations. Amy shared stories of making of her monumental album Back To Black and her desire to create a super girl group. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 7 print edition in 2006.

 

Photography and Interview by Sarah J. Edwards, Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Location: Jasmine Studios and West End, London

 

 

Les Twins

Sarah J. Edwards and Sally A. Edwards journey to Paris to spend a day with Laurent and Larry Bourgeois aka Les Twins to discuss the highs and lows of being identical twins.

The duos discover similar experiences of body shaming and body consciousness, playground nicknames, public approach, comedy timing and the hardest part of life as twins.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 3 Nø 5 print edition in 2015.

 

Photography and Interview by Sarah J. Edwards, Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Styling by Sally A. Edwards, Sarah J. Edwards, Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois. Location: Hotel Marignan, Paris.

 

 

John Legend

When John Legend brought us the idea of giving our readers Ten Essential Ways To Look Good, we were intrigued. John presents to Sarah J. Edwards a candid list of tips, including appropriateness, elegance and good health, proving he’s a strict and pretty good life coach. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 6 print edition in 2006.

 

Interview and Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Styling by Harris Elliott. Styling Assistant: TC Hair and Make Up by Tara Hickman. Location: West End, London

 

 

Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory and Sarah J. Edwards discuss that feminine balance when in a male dominated environment and funny women. Helen ad-libs her way through character traits and scenarios given to her by Sarah and the pair break down the art of receiving a compliment. The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 3 Nø 4 print edition in 2013.

 

Interview and Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards.

Styling by Sarah J. Edwards, Sally A. Edwards and Helen McCrory

Hair by Keiichiro Hirano and Make Up by Terry Barber. Location: Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, London.

 

 

The Raconteurs

When Sally A. Edwards was presented with a list of questions to avoid ahead of meeting The Raconteurs, she created a hilarious, odyssey into the quick witted minds of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler and Jack ‘Little Jack’ Lawrence using the BLAG Word Game. In what ended up being the band’s dream interview, subjects range from good deeds and dance moves, first impressions, insight, art and tea, faucets, hygiene and an ad-lib story inspired by consequences.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 7 print edition in 2006.

 

Interview and Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Location: Knightsbridge, London

 

 

Joey Bada$$

Known for wisdom beyond his years, Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards encouraged a then 19 year old Joey Bada$$ to freestyle his Ten Essential Ways To Make Things Happen. An absolute must for any budding artist or entrepreneur.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 3 Nø 5 print edition in 2015.

 

Interview and Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Styling by Sally A. Edwards and Sarah J. Edwards. Location: Hotel Cafe Royal, London.

 

 

The Hives

In conversation with Sarah J. Edwards, The Hives humorously recount stories from the recording studios they journeyed and experienced across the globe to make The Black and White album. From moving floors, armed guards and parking lot beefs, to screaming, foot stomping, wrestling stars and stage etiquette, there’s never a dull moment.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 9 print edition in 2008.

 

Interview and Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Styling by The Hives. Location: Shepherd’s Bush, London

 

 

Scott Weiland

After keeping Sarah J. Edwards and Sally A. Edwards waiting for six hours to do their shoot, Scott Weiland made up for it with a surprise: a beautiful, smart and funny personally written guide for his fellow BLAG readers: Ten Essential Ways To Keep Your Wife Happy.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 9 print edition in 2008.

 

Photography and Introduction by Sarah J. Edwards. Story by Scott Weiland. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Location: Knightsbridge, London.

 

 

Phil Frost

Sally A. Edwards connects again with intricate artist, Phil Frost to discover his metaphorical, intuitive and super articulate approach to his iconic work. Learn how nature and silence are the ultimate inspirations for him. Spend time taking in the beautiful gallery that accompanies this rare interview.

 

This original story is published for the first time on-demand on BLAG in Spring, 2018.

 

Interview by Sally A. Edwards, Art by Phil Frost, Photography by Pedro Albornoz

Courtesy of Phil Frost and Galeria Javier Lopez and Fer Francés, Madrid.

 

 

Coming soon...

 

Mark Ronson

Whenever the inimitable Mark Ronson helms a party, it’s guaranteed memorable. The super DJ and multi-award winning producer of Amy Winehouse, Adele, Bruno Mars, Ghostface Killah, Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga and Queens of the Stone Age, dishes out his Ten Essential Ingredients For A Good Party.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 3 print edition in 2005 and photography in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 8 in 2008.

 

Photography and Introduction by Sarah J. Edwards. Story by Mark Ronson. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Location: Kensington, London

 

Perry Farrell

It’s a special day when the guy who soundtracked your school years asks to contribute to BLAG. While visiting London in 2007, Perry Farrell, the Lollapalooza co-Creator, Jane’s Addiction and Satellite Party frontman unveiled his thoroughly brilliant Ten Essential Tips To Be More Environmentally Friendly. One small step... The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 8 print edition in 2008.

Interview and Photography by Sarah J. Edwards. Art Direction by Sally A. Edwards. Location: Soho, London.

 

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