Tuesday, March 30, 2010

flesh of my flesh

enjoy clothing art by derick melander while i try and find some inspiration/clean out my closet/find one million dollhairs/grab that creative vibe. 


h/t @rarepress... thanx gurrrrl.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

70 ipods for 60,000 cds

if you follow me on twitter, you know that i have been looking around for a new album to get into. on monday i listened to broken bells' self-titled debut, she&him's latest, volume two; and under great white northern lights, a live album from the white stripes. all three were great and totally recommend taking a listen (hop on over to first listen on npr, a great resource, to decide for yourselves). but none of them compelled me to listen to them several times a day for days on end. then, by the luck of the irish, i brought my old, old ipod to work. i have no idea why i did this, since the battery has been dead for years. but i did, and i plugged it in and it started to work!! heaven's to betsey i was stoked! all sorts of old playlists and artists and albums were now at my fingertips (slash electrical outlet because it turns out the old girl only works when plugged in but whatevs). that's when i found an old fave, and my thirst has been quenched!

in 2006, vogue released a two cd set of music selected by the kaiser himself. the collection is divided into two playlists: 'at home' and 'at work--fashion show mix', both mixed by french dj michel gaubert whilst karl supervised. it includes songs by lcd soundsystem, caribou, devendra banhart, the pipettes, and the fiery furnaces. the result is super fun and sometimes when 'at work' comes on i pretend i am walking down the runway in a tweed suit and super hott shoes. what? that is so not weird.

GET IT: vogue presents karl lagerfeld: les musiques que j'aime. available on amazon but not itunes( = lame, i know).

what tunes are y'all digging lately? i'm always on the hunt for new artist and great albums! 
tell me!

Monday, March 15, 2010

this boots were made for walkin'

nothing like a little blatant self-advertising on a monday morning....
i'm selling a pair of boots on ebay! they're over-the-knee black suede boots by jeffrey cambpell, size 9, and if you want them they can be yours! they're super hott but not really me (i'm not that into boots) and i kinda got them on a whim--oopsies! so i'm asking just what i paid. message me if you are interested, and if you're not then WISH ME LUCK!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

neon shines through smoky eyes tonight

this week the house of alexander mcqueen presented its last collection under the late lee alexander mcqueen. and, as one would expect, the line was stunning. i mean ahhh-mazing. it made me sad all over again to think that this pure creative genius has come to an end. the f/w '10 collection was richly divine and intricate, created with a couture-like attention to detail. it merged a space-aginess to the history of fashion. all in all it was just so mcqueen.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-WearAlexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wearugh i am just dying! this stuff is too good. mcqueen, to me, was the point of fashion. he created art and spectacle and reinterpreted the very notion of clothing and fashion over and over. i just can't seem to get over what his loss means to the world of fashion.enough of the debbie downer routine. instead of being depressed about mcqueen's tragic death, let's focus on the pos, shall we? mcqueen changed fashion and he left a lot to show for it. after i saw the most recent collection i went on a little retrospective tour of sorts on style.com. below are some of my fave looks.Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wearwhat in that what is going on here?? say what you will, but i thought this collection was mind-blowingly awesome. i mean for real. if james cameron gets all sortsa hype for thinking up avatar, should mcqueen get mad props for making pandora look like clothes?!  stream this it might just change your life. {S/S2010}Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wearyou gotta read what they say about this collection on style.com. while it may not be life changing, per se, it will make you understand the concept of high fashion. also, how much FUN would it be to wear this stuff!? {F/W2009}Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wearok so this collection was about a "600-year-old elm tree in [McQueen's] garden," and he "made up this story of a girl who lives in it and comes out of the darkness to meet a prince and become a queen." ah i love it! {F/W 2008}
Alexander McQueen Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wearoh hello, madmen! mcqueen, always ahead of the curve, showing sixties styles in 2005 that are still so au courant today. umm, can i have both of the outfits, now that i mention it?? {F/W 2005}Alexander McQueen Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wear Alexander McQueen Spring 2001 Ready-to-Wearthrowing it way back here! look at the little baby kate moss! and hello, lady gaga?! this show was brilliant on many different levels, clearly. {S/S2001} ps, these pictures are formatted diff or something they won't line up right. sorry! i could go on and on about mcqueen all day, but instead of doing so i really suggest you go to style.com and cruise through the slideshows of his works. and read the reviews, they are spot on. and let us all, in memory of mcqueen, push the envelope just a little bit everyday.title song: grace is gone by dave matthewsUPDATE: so it turns out that blogger is the worst and seems to be formatting this post however it wants. it looks fine in preview then comes up totally different when i publish. and quite frankly i don't have the energy to try and fix it again...so look at the pretty pictures and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'cause i ain't gonna live forever


so i'm guessing maybe somebody noticed that i have not blogged since janurary (anybody?? no? bueller?). that's about a six week break, and that seems like a pretty good break to me. i had to get my head out of the game for a bit. to (briefly) explain, i felt like my expectations of this blog were turning into something other than the original intent. this is not my personal style blog and i don't want it to be. i want to share fashion news, shopping tips, my style, your styles, and the cool chick down the street's style. basically, i want to make fashion accessible to everyone and it's hard to go about doing that when i just take pictures of what i wear all the time. not to mention the pressure to take "good pictures" and have a "good camera" and have the time to put together a "good outfit" before work every morning. it's cool that people do that (and obvi i read that stuff everyday), but it just ain't me. ya heard?? i'll also be sharing what music i'm into, craft projects, and fun events in the city. i dunno, we'll all just have to wait and see how it turns out. i hope you all can digg that!


title song: BONJOVI hahaha whatofit?!