Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Walking by the Jil Sander store every morning on my way to work is a privilage that I do not take for granted. Raf Simons' final collection for the brand was absolutely flawless, plus they played the Smashing Pumpkins during the finale! I think my heart just melted.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I've always been envious of Chloe Sevigny's wardrobe (who hasn't?) but now that I know that she owns the denim jacket that Linda Manz wore in Out of the Blue I'm seething with jealousy. The screenshot of Chloe is from a video series that she did for Opening Ceremony recently, watch them all here.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
For Teenagers Qream
These are perfect for people who like to spend their Valentines Day watching The Mirror Has Two Faces and binge eating in solitude.
For Unhappy Singles Baskin-Robbin's Cake bites
Did you know that Pharrell Williams recently introduced a new liquor called Qream for “women who want to live deliciously”? Sounds enchanting. It comes in peach and strawberry flavor and I can’t imagine that it appeals to anyone over the age of 21. Same goes for all alcoholic beverages that are aggressively marketed towards women. Nuvo, P.I.N.K. Vodka, and the particularly appalling Skinnygirl Cosmo are also sure to impress your underage hottie.
For Prudes Pleaser USA shoes
If you must date a prude, get her some slutty shoes for Valentine’s Day. Pleaser USA is the preferred brand of footwear for strippers, sex workers, and my personal hero, Taylor Momsen.
For Artists Unearthen x Alexandra Cassaniti vial necklace (filled with your blood)
If artists were unable to express themselves creatively they would all be institutionalized. That’s why if you give an artist a vial of your blood for Valentine’s Day it’s generally regarded as a romantic gesture, not a red flag. It’s also a nice throwback to early-aughts-era Angelina Jolie.
For Evangelicals Condoms
Because God forbid you should reproduce with this person. If you do they’ll probably send your kid to a creepy school with an abstinence-only sex education program. And then your kid will end up getting knocked up or knocking up some other kid and the vicious cycle will repeat itself. Break the chain with these impossibly chic Chanel condoms, only $279 for a box of 12!
For Graphic Designers Upscale coffee table books about filthy porn magazines
What was once hidden under a dirty mattress is now elegantly packaged and proudly displayed in the window of the Rizzoli store. Oh how times have changed. Tom of Finland XXL, The Private Collection Box 1970-1979, Dressing for Pleasure, and Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds are all good options.
For Unhappy Singles Baskin-Robbin's Cake bites
For Fashionistas A rose-scented Diptyque candle and something from Agent Provocateur
For Alcoholics Lip-shaped flask
A couple that drinks together stays together! Until one of you sobers up and realizes that your relationship is unhealthy at best, and at worst, a colossally fucked-up disaster. Cheers!
For Normies A teddy bear and DVD of Valentines Day.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I recently had the pleasure of seeing The Drivers Seat, an insanely campy Liz Taylor flick from the '70s. I'll post screenshots later but for now, enjoy this clip of Liz doing her eye makeup. It will change your life.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
When I tell people that I was a really angsty teenager I don't think that I'm ever able to fully convey how angsty I actually was. Good thing I still have my english notebook from my freshman year of high school! It's a little on the disturbing side but ultimately hilarious. I love the Hole lyrics and the subtle reference to Sonic Youth's "Bull in the Heather", I'll be impressed if any of you can find it. Courtney Love and Kim Gordon were everything to me in the late nineties / early aughts. I also loved The Virgin Suicides---the book not the film. I had read it prior to the film's release and I remember being disappointed that Sofia Coppola glazed over the more grotesque aspects of the story. Although the soundtrack was totally my jam. I feel like I should revist that movie after seeing an alarming amount of teenage girls' creepy Virgin Suicides-themed shrines in this amazing post on Rookie. And to those girls, I say this: you may feel depressed, angry, and/or alienated but if I can evolve into a happy, fully-functioning human being, so can you! And remember to listen to "Bull in the Heather" as much as possible.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I could not be more obsessed with Dressing for Pleasure, a new-ish book about the legendary underground fetish magazine Atomage (pronounced atom age). The first issue was published in 1965 and was initially a catalog of designer John Sutcliffe's rubber and leather creations. Shortly thereafter readers began submitting photos of themselves wearing his clothes, articles were introduced, and it evolved into a full-fledged magazine. It later split into two separate titles, Atomage Rubberist and Atomage Bondage, after the rubber fetishists started taking issue with the sadomasochistic imagery. Drama! I love Atomage because although the subject matter is racy, it's hardly pornographic. And the craftsmanship of the clothes is incredible, where would Gianni Versace be without Sutcliffe & Co.? You can buy the Atomage book here and also be sure to check out this amazingly comprehensive fansite.