Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thirty-Three

This video is perfect, apart from Billy Corgan's questionable choice of sunglasses. Thankfully he had better taste in women. Yelena Yemchuk was his girlfriend at the time and she directed the video for "Thirty-Three." It's stop motion animation, can you imagine how laborious this must have been for her? The part with D'arcy on the horse is the best.








Monday, August 29, 2011

Fantasia

I just about died when I came across the concept art for the Pastoral Symphony segment of Fantasia. It's just so magical! If I was Oprah rich I would commission a 50-ft mural of this painting, it would look so great next to my infinity pool. And I'd also give Tim Walker 300 million dollars to finance a lavish live-action remake of the Pastoral Symphony. Computer generated imagery would be strictly forbidden, instead Tim would draw inspiration from the work of Busby Berkeley and Georges Méliès. Alber Elbaz would make the costumes and Lily Cole and Lindsey Wixon would play centaurs. And Phillip Glass could create an alternate score for the Criterion DVD release, just like he did with La Belle et la Bete. God that would be good.







Sunday, August 28, 2011

Return to Oz

Return to Oz is terrifying. When Dorothy (Faruzia Balk) returns to Kansas and tells her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em about her experiences with talking lions and flying monkeys they decide to send her to a mental hospital for electroshock therapy. Thankfully she manages to escape from the hospital and miraculously ends up back in Oz. Unfortunately, Oz has been destroyed by an evil witch who decapitated the most attractive female residents and interchanges their heads with her own. As a child I was obsessed with this part of the film and would habitually re-create it with my Barbie dolls. It's hard to pry the head off a Barbie doll, if only I had the terrifying new "Fashionista Swappin' Styles" Barbie, my life would have been so much easier! 















Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Golden Hour




Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots by Maxfield Parrish

Siren


A Mermaid by J W Waterhouse, 1901

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fairytales & Fantasies

Kay Nielson's illustrations of the Grimm Fairy Tales are just beyond. My favorites are Sleeping Beauty, Hansel & Gretel, and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Buy the book here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Girlfriend in a Coma



Catherine Breillat's new film The Sleeping Beauty looks slightly less disturbing than Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty but that's not saying much. I can't wait to see both of them!

Mirror, mirror on the wall



Shalom Harlow by Francois Nars

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fairytale Night


Manuela Pavesi editorial from Casa Vogue, 1999

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Maleficent

Concept art for Maleficent, the chicest and most badass Disney villan ever. 

What's Your Fantasy?

Fantasy and fairy tale imagery has really been speaking to us lately so for the next week or so all of our posts will relate to this theme. Get ready for a bevy of fairies, mermaids, enchanted castles, and the occasional talking animal! It's going to be so magical up in here, you might forget that you aren't a five year old in a princess outfit. Unless you are, in which case, get off the internet and enjoy your childhood while it lasts! Pretty soon you will have to pay rent, wash your own clothes, and be a slave to your e-mail account. But anyway, to kick things off we had to share these insane David LaChapelle photos from a 1995 issue of The Face (R.I.P.). Check out the rest of the editorial here.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

California Love


Chelsea and I may not live in California anymore but we still think it's the BEST STATE EVER. How could I not buy this Rodarte x Opening Ceremony sweater on super sale? Golden State Forever!

p.s. If you need one too don't fret, the sizing is ridics. I usually wear a women's M/L and the men's L fits perfectly.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Who's That Girl?


Anjelica Huston in Halston, from the Halston book.