Wednesday, January 18, 2012

BLACKLOG EDITORIAL # 20: "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo" Inside the World of Tango by Calypso Paoli

One of Auckland's gems, hidden inside Little High Street's arcade is the notorious vintage store, Tango. Tango's pieces are sourced and curated from all over of world, including New Zealand, by owner Driss Lambaraa from Morocco. The store boasts a 30 year collection, seeing Driss traveling back to Europe every year, visiting markets and auctions to add to his collection. He has a true love for vintage jewellery, clothing, accessories, furniture and art work from every era and is a claimed 'connoisseur' in everything vintage. Tango also supplies many pieces to films made here in New Zealand and to local stylists for various magazines.

To celebrate some of the found treasures inside Tango's world, Zach Robertson and Isaac Silva Looker at N Model Management were adorned in western leather and American denim, channeling films such as The Good the Bad and the Ugly, classic Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns and inspirational actors such as Clint Eastwood and James Dean; Giant and Rebel Without a Cause. Photographed by Calypso Paoli and styled by Yasmine Ganley. All clothing and jewellery from Tango.