Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Want You!

After a long hiatus I have finally started working on the second issue of my magazine Chelsea. If you missed my post about the first issue it can be accessed here. If you want to buy a copy of the first issue send $10 (USA) or $13 (outside USA) in paypal to chelsea@chelseamagazine.org. Anyway, I am looking for contributors for the next issue and who better to ask then the fabulous people who read this blog? If you are a writer, photographer, illustrator, hair or makeup artist, fashion designer, web designer, or a phenomenally talented individual whose occupation has been omitted from this list, please contact me at chelsea@chelseamagazine.org. I am a bit picky (I think it's inherent to the job) but every submission will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all so much and I hope to hear from you soon!


Photo by Sarah Wilmer from Chelsea #1

Monday, May 25, 2009

Huppert-a-thon!

I'm always excited when the Cannes film festival rolls around because more often than not, Isabelle Huppert is there. This year she was the jury president and I was super stoked to hear that they awarded the Palme d'Or to Michael Haneke, who directed her in The Piano Teacher. I really wish that they would team up again and make a prequel to The Piano Teacher because I would love to know how her character became so colossally perverted. Maybe I should start a Facebook group or something. But anyway, I wanted to do a post about Isabelle Huppert because she is mysteriously absent from the fashion blogosphere. This seems illogical, as she is beautiful and chic and, you know, French. Why should Catherine Deneuve get all the attention? Isabelle may not be as glam as the Queen D but she's certainly chic enough to merit one lousy post on a vaguely cat-themed fashion blog, right?













Friday, May 22, 2009

Things I like: Satanists, The View, Michelle Obama's Prom Photo

I have a million a photos on my computer that I always intend to work into a post at some point but this rarely happens so I have decided to introduce a new feature titled "Things I Like" which showcases a vast assortment of gems culled from the depths of my hard drive. Enjoy!


If this is what satanist chicks looked like in the eighties I'm sad that I missed the boat. I found this photo in the "other religions" folder at the mid-manhattan picture library.



The Czech poster for Juliet of the Spirits . I am too inarticulate to describe how brilliant I think this is.


I got this biker chicks postcard at a truck stop in Arizona. It's propped up on my windshield in this photo. It's really amusing to me that the clothes that these girls are wearing are so outdated that they have actually come back into fashion before this postcard has ceased to be produced. Five years ago this would look have looked atrocious but now everyone's like, "Oh my god, where can I get a studded leather bralet???"


Michelle Obama's prom photo. I'm totally into the Emmanuelle chair.


The cover of the Christine Perfect LP. Also with the Emmanuelle chair. Does anyone know what those chairs are actually called? FYI this is Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac. Her name used to be Christine Perfect, which sounds so much cooler than Christine McVie. Not to knock Christine, she is amazing and happens to be the celebrity who I most closely resemble.


How unfortunate is Elizabeth Hasslebeck's outfit? She probably saw the Grey Gardens HBO movie with Drew Barrymore and was really inspired. That said, the point of this blurb is not that I hate Elizabeth Hasslebeck (which I do), but rather, that I love The View. I highly suggest that you watch it.


This girl from Garance Dore.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hello Furacoco

It's really convenient when your musician friends make music that you actually really like. Such is the case with my BFFs Sarah & Kyoko, who have recently formed a band called Furacoco. I highly recommend that all of you lovely people check out their myspace page and please do make a point of listing to "Hacking Them Down", which is totes my jam. It sounds like surfy, early B-52's-y spy music and whenever I hear it I get an overwhelming urge to don a vinyl catsuit and do my best impersonation of Maggie Cheung in Irma Vep. Is that weird?

I also could not resist posting this gorgeous photo of Sarah's that is currently on view at the Stricola gallery (across the street from Deitch Projects). It's part of an animal-themed group show called Wild Things!. There is actually is a cat in this photo, can you spot it?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It's all downhill from here

I find thrift & vintage shopping to be an immensely thrilling and thereputic activity, largely because I know that every so often I will inevitably discover something marvelous and scoop it up for a fraction of it's actual value. Such an event occurred a couple weeks ago when I discovered this necklace/belt hybrid thingie at a little jewelry shop in Carroll Gardens. It is by far the best piece of jewelry that I have ever purchased and part of me is a little sad because I doubt that I will ever find anything this cool ever again. But it's fine because now that I have this weird lion head thing getting dressed is a hell of a lot easier. It creates the illusion that I put effort into making an outfit, when in actuality all I did was throw on a pair of trousers and my beloved tri-blend sweatshirt.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

A little something to perk up your Monday - Rachel Comey teamed up with Urban Outfitters to make some mighty-fine looking Spring shoes. Those little cream oxfords are especially tempting...croquet anyone?



Ivory Oxford, $78



Whiskey Heels, $68



Black Sandals, $58

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Collabs, Schmolabs...

Ok, so I know I would typically be really excited about a CFDA collaboration between Vena Cava and the Gap. Sounds like a good idea, I love Vena Cava's prints (though I do think the stylist for Gossip Girl should really put Serena in something else for once) and this black and white arrow print camisole I bought a few years ago is still one of my default wardrobe favorites. This morning I was trolling Refinery29 and was alerted to the partnership. Looks like Vena Cava is just heavily relying on the same exact print they did a few years ago, much to my dismay. Don't get me wrong, I like the Gap for certain things (like t-shirts) but I cannot stand the lint-collecting brushed cotton that they use so often...shudder. Plus I'm just miffed that my fave go-to top will soon have a million dopplegangers on sale for $14.99. Oh well. Here are some images that have surfaced, it's slated to hit stores June 16th for those that are interested:



Here's hoping that the rest will be a little more exciting. Of course the CFDA winner Alexander Wang is also doing a collection for the Gap which looks even more lackluster. Then again, I've just never really been much of a fan of A. Wang or the theme this year, khaki. The cropped motorcycle jacket is ok...all this is putting me to sleep but I guess I shouldn't expect to be dazzled by the Gap's offerings, right?



via the pipeline via racked