Nikki Sixx, bassist for iconic rock band Mötley Crüe, photographed the cover of today’s New York Post ALEXA high-end fashion broadsheet. Sixx, an accomplished photographer, who published This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx, and recently gave a lecture on his photography at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, shot a glam rock, seventies-style fashion spread. The glamorous, high energy photographs, featuring fashion from international designers, were shot in Sixx’s studio in L.A.
“As an artist I pride myself on being able to create both inside and outside the box,” said Sixx. “When the New York Post asked me to do this photo session, I felt it was such a great opportunity to blend both into the mainstream. I’m grateful that a newspaper with so much history would trust such a valuable asset in the hands of a madman.”
“We are honored and excited that Nikki has come on board as our cover photographer,” said Alexa editor Serena French. “He’s a respected artist, and we are delighted that he agreed to do this shoot. It is a spectacular spread that will become an instant keepsake for our readers, and for Nikki’s fans.”
The ninth edition of Alexa, free inside the New York Post, is on newsstands today. The entire Sixx cover spread, as well as some additional content, is available online at NYPOST.com/Alexa. NYPOST.com features a video of the photo shoot.
Also in the December 7 issue of Alexa:
From Stephanie Smith’s THREADS column: MARCHESA is designing a line of T-shirts for the National Football League, which has made a huge push to court female viewers of football games with new apparel. Suzanne Johnson, the wife of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, explains: “Harvey Weinstein [Champan’s husband] is a huge Jets fan, so we wanted to do something fun. So we reached out to Georgina. If they put the shirt in their show, I will make Mark Sanchez walk that model down the runway. I will beg him.”
Former Vogue accessories editor FILIPA FINO talks to Alexa about launching her own site FinoFile in February. She says she had never really gone shopping before launching the site, and discovered Old Navy, Uniqlo and Ikea for the first time. And she’s keeping her Twitter handle @FFVogue.
British designer Alice TEMPERLEY is celebrating ten years in business by returning to Soho. Last December, she shuttered her small second floor boutique on Broome Street, but now wants to open a larger flagship store here next year. Temperley also recently published her book “True British” and just won designer of the year at this year’s Hollywood Style Awards.
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About Nikki Sixx
As a member of Mötley Crüe, one of the most successful rock bands in the world, Nikki Sixx is a Grammy-nominated musician with over 80 million album sales to date. He is a best-selling author with This is Gonna Hurt: Photography and Life Through the Distorted Lens of Nikku Sixx, and the Heroin Diaries and The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band (both written with his band mates). Sixx’s band Sixx:A.M. is enjoying success with their latest CD, This is Gonna Hurt, the accompanying soundtrack to Sixx’ book. Sixx’s radio shows, Sixx Sense and The Side Show with Nikki Sixx, air weekly in 91 markets in North America including New York and Los Angeles.
Sixx first picked up a camera in 1989. The photographs from This is Gonna Hurt, explore beauty how it’s perceived and how we view ourselves, based on Sixx’s journals and music. His nationally syndicated radio show, “Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx” and “The Side Show Countdownwith Nikki Sixx,” runs two hours a day, six days a weeks at the top of the rankings in markets including Los Angeles and New York.
In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Grammy nominee, radio host, bestselling author, clothing designer of Royal Underground, and philanthropist, Sixx is the proud father of four.