If you’re looking for girls who are boys, who like boys to be girls, who do boys like they’re girls, and girls like they’re boys – then you’ve come to the right place. Introducing Candy: the newest magazine by Luis Venegas, who has become quite the burgeoning Si Newhouse in his own right with cult hit magazines like Fanzine 137 and Electric Youth!. With Candy, Venegas celebrates transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny – but Venegas is not alone in his quest. A lofty list of contributors put their effort into the premier issue, such as photographers Bruce Webber, David Armstrong, and Terry Richardson behind the lens of subjects like Candy Darling, Kim Ann Foxman, Christian Lacroix, Rodarte, a crossdressing Cole Mohr and covergirl Luke Worrall, while Kim Jones and Robbie Spencer taking their hand at styling.
As Venegas himself states, “ What I call the transversal world has looked to fashion magazines for inspiration for decades, but a fashion magazine has never returned the compliment: examining the transversal world in all it’s diversity. There’s no need to cry about it. Personally I subscribe to the dictum: “Ask not what magazines can do for you, ask what you can do for magazines”. With the imminent success of this limited edition 1000-copy issue, it’s clear that Venegas’ adage is one that more should endorse.