Saturday, October 31, 2009

holloween...vogue-style




Couture your pumpkin with jewels and studs in the style of jeweler, Eddie Borgo.  See instructions HERE.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

latest iTunes download: fever ray - 'seven'



New single from Fever Ray taken from the self titled album released on October 5th. Directed by Johan Renck

Totally in love and will be getting this album ASAP!!

Check out their website at http://feverray.com

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

music video love: duck sauce (surface 2 Air version)


Duck Sauce "aNYway" (Surface To Air version) from A-Trak on Vimeo.

Duck Sauce, a collaboration between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. This is their first video, directed by Surface 2 Air, which channels Patrick and Demi.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

weapons as art???

I am unsure of what to make of this latest series of works from Russian-based illustration studio, Geliografic - on the one hand it is rather beautiful.  Using classic still life motifs, they incorporated modern weaponry into the composition.  The paintings are full of life but the inclusion of guns, rocket launchers, grenades, etc. into the image is an interesting statement, one that is both intriguing and frightening at the same time.



I mean, what does this say about the world the we live in today; that the placing of instruments of death into the works is taken with such complacency.  Yet, on the other hand, they are also tools of protection but it is unfortunate that such things must exist in the first. place.  I suppose it is all a statement on the modern  world and its cynicism and apathy towards death and destruction. 

Alright, enough of my rambling thoughts.  See more HERE and after the cut.  Also check out the other amazing work from Geliographic at their WEBSITE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bike polo


IAM1 - BIKE POLO par Alban Teurlai from Nike Studio on Vimeo.

Not quite as good as Polo in my humble opinion (although anything involving horses, with some exceptions, usually is a good thing), but it looks like a lot of fun.   

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

marc johns

I know this has been making the blog rounds but I just had to share.  A visit to the public restroom never looked like so much fun.



 You can check out his post HERE and more pictures after the cut.

Monday, October 26, 2009

sasha au passage



From Pil Animation, a Tel Aviv based animation studio.

This is really adorable.  And totally check out their WEBSITE.  I am totally in love with the little elephant on their home page.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

boudoir - marie claire italia

I know this is a bit old but a shoot in last month's Marie Claire Italia really has made an impression on me. The title is "Boudoir" and features soft, feminine vintage-inspired photographs.


See all the photographs at Fashionising and some more images after the cut.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

masaki mizuno for clear magazine

I am in love with these gorgeous illustrations by Masaki Mizuno for Clear Magazine from last month's issue in honor of Fashion Week.  I just had to post it as soon as I found them!!




Inspired by world-class designers including Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Martin Margiela, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Christian Dior,  he has truly captured their essence - I am totally blown away.

See more of his work at his website and more of his drawings from Clear Magazine after the cut.

pomme chan

I am definitely on an art kick lately.  Lately there are so many artists whose work has moved or touched me in some way and this is the only place to keep them so I can revisit them as much as I like so everyone gets to join in the fun!!.

Pomme Chan, is an illustrator and typographer originally from Bangkok and is now based in the UK. Her fashion illustrations just wow me beyond belief.



According to the artist, "Using her unique felt-tip style, Pomme draws inspiration from nature, fashion, architecture, Music and the female form."

See more of her work at her WEBSITE and after the cut.

Friday, October 23, 2009

drew tal

Just discovered this amazing artist through this POST over at Trend Land. 

Amazing is the only word to to describe it.  Drew Tal grew up in Israel and according to the artist, that because he was "surrounded with such a colorful collage of ethnicities, languages, nationalities, cultures and religions made me realize from an early age that the world beyond me was a rich and complex place.  This revelation opened my eyes to the exotic and made me extremely curious about people and their religions, customs, costumes and histories."


He describes his work as such: "my art is a personal investigation across cultural bounds into the underlying human themes and common spiritual threads found in religious, mythological and sexual expression."

Check out more of his work at his website, drewtal.com.










Thursday, October 22, 2009

alphabetically beautiful

A fun video featuring a great pop-up book of the alphabet, ABC3D by Marion Bataille.  Featuring the Boswell Sisters singing "Roll On".

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

marina beresford-stooke


Amazing illustrations by Marina Beresford-Stooke from Fashion Week.

See more illustrations at this LINK

Monday, October 19, 2009

interview with fashion photographer Paul PJ Cheng

Trend Land has a great interview with fashion photographer Paul PJ Cheng.



Read the interview HERE and check out some samples of his work after the jump.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

lyell lookbook fall 2009

Am in love with this lookbook from Lyell.  I don't often go for soft and feminine but something just feels right about these pieces and the composition of the photographs.



Friday, October 16, 2009

edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros

This has been growing on me the more I watch it. Not my usual musical styling choice, but I kind of like it.



Reminds me a bit of Hot Club of Cowtown - sort of. Don't know why but it does.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

shoe insanity

Refinery 29 recently blogged about the crazy shoes that have been seen going down the runways of the Fall Fashion Weeks worldwide.

"Bizarre Birkenstock hybrids, ten-inch tip-toe-rs, and those McQueen exoskeleton heels made for memorable Fashion Week moments, but are they fit for us plebes? We've rounded up the most peculiar of pairs to come down a catwalk to ask you—can you imagine yourself with lobster claws as feet, or is that something best left to those in La-La Land?"

View the entire post HERE and see pictures after the jump
(All images from Style.com) 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

uniforms for the dedicated



Another great lookbook to wonder at, this time from Uniforms for the Dedicated and featuring original remixes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

dmdmetalsmith

How amazing is this piece?



The details are amazing is this necklace, and it is totally customizable.  It is the work of DMDmetalsmith.

I also love this ring



Check them out.  You won't be disappointed.

  

Sunday, October 11, 2009

the troop beverly hills experience

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film Troop Beverly Hills, comes The Troop Beverly Hills Experience!!

I loved this movie as a kid, I think my sister and I watched it at least 1000 times.




And its even endorsed by Heeb Magazine.  Can't get much better than that.

You can learn all about it HERE - according to the blog, they are headed to New York City next.  AWESOME!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

'my girls'

Love this photograph.   The composition is just gorgeous and it has horses - always a good thing in my book.  


photo by Anna.Andres

Friday, October 9, 2009

the photohraphy of jason lee parry

I seem to be on a photography kick right now and I have another photographer who has definitely made an impression on me - Jason Lee Parry.




I love the 70s and 80s vibe of his pictures.

Check out more after the jump.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

the phenomenal handclap band

Great video from NYC band, Phenomenal Handclap Band.
Love the 70s vibe (although a very 90s Ford Taurus sneaks in to the picture).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

sibling collection 3 video lookbook

One of the most creative lookbooks I have seen for this season. I am loving.

Sibling: Collection 3 from TiRA on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

latest iTunes download - Tim Williams

Official video for I Hit Another Wall.




Love it. And this, the video for Novel. It reminds me of Le Voyage Dans La Lune from 1902, though this video was shot in entirely still photos.



Directed by Josh Horowitz and produced by Barry Sonders.

Monday, October 5, 2009

who are you polly maggoo

Some interesting imagery of Dada facepaint.



Found on Viva Vena Cava blog

Sunday, October 4, 2009

missed connections

I was recently directed to this blog called Missed Connections and had to check it out when I read the description. The author and artist, Sophie Blackall describes the project as such:

"Messages in bottles, smoke signals, letters written in the sand; the modern equivalents are the funny, sad, beautiful, hopeful, hopeless, poetic posts on Missed Connections websites. Every day hundreds of strangers reach out to other strangers on the strength of a glance, a smile or a blue hat. Their messages have the lifespan of a butterfly. I'm trying to pin a few of them down."



Monday, August 17, 2009
- m4w - (greenpoint)
asked myself why the letter 'n' all night long, then you were gone before i got a chance to ask. also, i saved you a piece of cake.
do you always sit in a circle of asian girls? and sit at the top of the stairs so everyone gets a crush on you when they get to the roof?

Check out other works at http://missedconnectionsny.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 3, 2009

drinking the 'where the wild things are' kool-aid

I have been following the development of this film since it was first announced that Spike Jonze would be at the helm and have been waiting impatiently for October 16 to come.

To be totally honest, it was never a favorite book when I was little, I think it scared me a bit but as a 'grown up', I can definitely appreciate the beauty of the story and drawings. I will definitely have to get this book for my neice for her 1st birthday. Every kid should have a copy in their library.



What I have seen of this film so far has blown me away. The whole world that Spike has created is one of wonder and discovery. You can visit the official website HERE

SEE THE TRAILER AND LISTEN TO THE SOUNDTRACK AFTER THE JUMP

paris fashion week - balmain

I am totally in love with this collection.  I am dying for those bleached/tie-dyed jeans (I am going to attempt to make my own version - wish me luck) and military-style jackets.

Photos from style.com



SEE MORE AFTER THE JUMP

Friday, October 2, 2009

latest iTunes download: au revoir simone



Directed by Brendan Colthurst and Vikram Gandhi of DISPOSABLE, the latest music video for “Shadows” by Au Revoir Simone from their 2009 release, Still Night, Still Light.

Totally love this song and video. As soon as the video finished playing I went to iTunes and downloaded the album. Even David Lynch, one of my all-time FAVORITE directors weighed in on their fabulousness.

David Lynch about Au Revoir Simone: (via Cyana Trend Land)

“I LOVE AU REVOIR SIMONE ….. THESE GIRLS HAVE WHAT IT TAKES ….. MUSIC JUST FLOWS OUT OF THEM SO NATURALLY – AND IT’S GREAT MUSIC …… THIS VIDEO FOR “SHADOWS” – FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM “STILL NIGHT, STILL LIGHT” IS MIGHTY – THE COLOR AND THE LIGHT ARE STELLAR – THE MOVES AND LOOKS – MINIMAL – CLEAN – MODERN AND SOLID ….. IT ALL COMES ALONG SO WELL SUPPORTING THE GIRLS AND THEIR MUSIC ….. ANNIE, ERIKA AND HEATHER HAVE GOT THEIR ACT TOGETHER – THEY’RE BIG – BUT THEY’RE GONNA BE BIGGER – THEY’RE GONNA BE REAL BIG”

Via David Lynch Foundation Television

Thursday, October 1, 2009

the end starts here - the photography of rodney smith

I love this photograph...



and pretty much all the pretties on Rodney Smith's blog The End Starts Here.  Each week he posts one of his amazing photos and discusses its origins, motivations and history - a really amazing insight into the mind of the artist.

This particular photo is called Gary Descending Staircase, Parc de Sceaux and you can read about it HERE.