Monday, 30 August 2010

LADY GAGA X VOGUE HOMMES JAPAN





Doesnt Lady GaGa make a handsome chap? This should send the conspiracy theorists wild about the ambiguity of her genitalia and mysterious bulges in her leotards. Bulges aside, this looks like a good editorial, she actually looks like a dude, but not a transsexual or anything, I mean she looks believable. Shot by Nick Knight I think it is quite slick, yup, slicker than Slick Rick. I want to get my phalanges on this issue! Someone get it for me.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

JUSTICE - "A CROSS THE UNIVERSE"

Jus†ice, A Cross The Universe (Trailer) from ROMAIN-GAVRAS on Vimeo.



I watched this last night and wow oh wow! It is a mind blowing documentary that follows French electro duo Gaspard and Xavier on their Myspace sponsored North American tour. I dont actually know where to begin but, to be honest it was just a manic rollercoaster ride fuelled by alcohol, groupies, fights, gun toting band managers and pillow fights, all pulsating to the best live music soundtrack since Daft Punk's "Alive 2007". The film is frenetically edited to give it the same intensity as Justice’s live sets. As the tour progresses things become more surreal and more debauched until Gaspard gets married to an amorous groupie in a tequila-drenched Las Vegas wedding and Xavier bottles a drunken assailant in a car park, before being arrested. It is a compelling watch and made me fall in love with Justice even more. I reckon these guys are our generation's AC/DC or Ramones.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN A/W '10 FOOTWEAR






I was actually planning on going to bed and not posting this until the middle of next week, but it would be utterly selfish of me to not share this greatness with whoever reads my banal monologues (doubt anyone actually does). McQueen was our 21st century Michelangelo Buonarotti, I wont even begin to shower him in plaudits because he has actually exhausted probably EVERY SINGLE superlative in the english language. I mean look at the first shoe? It looks as though it was moulded in the gold mines of Midas himself, by the hands of 7 virgins, and the feathers of a shapely cherub were plucked to adorn the shoe. It is just a visual feast, and even more astounding to know that some lucky so and so WILL wear one of these designs. Makes me want to actually WEAR my McQueens. sorry for the sporadic use of capital letters, I am quite exhausted and I feel that using caps really gets the point across. Just really passionate about McQueen...I seem to have gone off on a tangent, again.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

KANYE


This quote is a mind fuck. A linguistic baron in full cry, employing everything in his grammatical arsenal to deliver this, which I believe is true by the way.

"TO MOST PEOPLE, THE SAYING "TO USE SOMEONE" CARRIES A NEGATIVE CONNOTATION, BUT I DONT SEE IT THAT WAY. TO "MIS", "OVER" OR "AB" USE SOMEONE IS NEGATIVE. TO USE IS NECESSARY, AND IF YOU CANT BE USED...THEN YOU'RE USELESS." - kanye west

THE CULT - "SHE SELLS SANCTUARY"



One of my favourite songs of all time. You cant really articulate what the lead singer is saying, but you sort of feel it? It's weird but I love this song, puts me in a good mood always :D

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FALL '10 HIGHTOPS




Tuesday, 17 August 2010

THE SEX








I often just create styling ideas in my head but never actually blog them to see how they would look etc etc. Apparently green was last fall's new black and apparently black is the new black this season so I kinda worked with the too colours and created this. Marios Schwab elegant emerald-green satin dress with hook-and-eye corseting at the waist, £1,430. Mawi oversized green jade stone and gold-plated skull embellishment ring, £205. Givenchy black calf hair ankle boots with a faux T-bar ankle strap, £735. Bottega Veneta knot clutch bag with silver scarab beetles adorning the body of this oxidized silver, make it a spectacular and whimsical interpretation, £6000. Bottega Veneta choker made of six strands of oxidized silver beads and colored in an iridescent scarabee finish of gold and pyrite, £7000. This all culminates in a grand total of £15,370, yup enough to give you heart palpitations. I can only dream of sending someone out wearing over 15 grand of clothes and accessories that I styled them in. Miaow.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

CASPA X MR HUDSON - "LOVE NEVER DIES"



THIS IS WHAT I ENVISAGED THE VIDEO WOULD LOOK LIKE! Must admit Mr.Hudson is my man crush. Seen him live twice this year and his is just psfhdlsfshldf epic. Love the song, love the video, it is kinda like a moving polaroid. Whoever did the cinematography did a good job. SNC .

GEMMY ALCANTRA X SHAMAYIM







SHAMAYIM is a fashion photographer with an eye for clean aesthetics, polished i think is more fitting.Shamayim likes to be fully involved in the creative process, unlike some photographers who take a backseat in the proverbial creative vehicle. The influence shows because the images are incredibly sharp and clean , if you catch my drift, editorial-esque, sidebar: i love adding "esque" onto words and making them my own :) HA I RANT!. I am partial to frosted pink lipstick but I like the overall shoot, and even though the dress in the second picture looks like the curtains my mother had when I was seven years old, it is still cute and chic. the model is HAAAAWT like eating a vindaloo in the desert whilst wearing every single garish christmas jumper knitted by your lovely nan :)

ALANI GIBBON




London based designer Alani Gibbon came up with this concept of a 6 in 1 dress. So, if you feel bored of what you are wearing on a night out, you simply have to pop to the ladies, or get changed right there and then, whatever you fancy, and shuffle around to turn your dress into a top, or your top into a hooded dress. This is some futuristic chic. I think it is absouletly genius, just hope Gibbon does something similar for men. Perfect if you are super popular and have been invited to two social events but no time to go home and get changed, what a conundrum, well with this super 6 in 1 dress all your problems are solved instantly!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

MIAMI HORROR - "DONT BE ON WITH HER"



One of my favourite bands. Finally their album comes out next week! 80's shit again. If you listen closely the chords kinda sound like Prince's "When Doves Cry". Still love them though.

GIRLS VS. BOYS VOGUE PARIS








The 80's never die!!! Vogue Paris present us with this fabulous editorial on the androgynous fad that seems to have reared its chic head once again. The notables involved in the tom boy movement are Aggy Deyn and the now better dressed muse of Viktor & Rolf, La Roux. Here though the styling has 80's pop icon influences coursing throughout it, from David Bowie to Michael Jackson it proves for the umpteenth time that women, or girls, can indeed look sexy in mens clothes. I love the 80's makeup, only the brave dare to paint themselves like this and go out in public today, but in a bygone era this was the norm, almost like war paint, HURRAH!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY X LOVE MAGAZINE


I..umm I cannot think of anything remotely witty to say. pretty much all the blood needed to power my brain took a sharp detour down south the moment I saw this. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looking beyond smouldering and beyond gorgeous, actually looking Jessica Rabbit-esque, without the exaggerated bust ofcourse. And you thought Megan Fox had nice lips?

HIGH FIVE TO THIS ARTIST!






UGO RONDINONE






Ha these made me smile :)"Currently living and working in New York City, Ugo Rondinone has exhibited widely in Europe and the United States.Created originally in clay and cast in aluminum, the sculptures are part of a run of mask effigies that he calls the “Moonrise” series."
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