Thursday, June 24, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Who would you photograph if you could from the past and the present? Napoleon Bonaparte in his island prison. Present, I’d like to photograph the Obama first family in the White House, and that includes the First Dogs. I’d also really like to shoot the astronauts on the International Space Station.
What do you like about living in the East Village? I love all the little restaurants and I love that its still got a lot of personality and its not just giant chain stores. It’s a lot of mom and pop spots. Its an interesting place.
Cabs? Subway? Bike? I’m buying a bike but it’s hard for me to choose so I’ve been looking for months now. I’ve had seven bikes in New York and they’ve all got stolen. I like to walk, I walk to shoots as much as I can.
What's your favourite movie? Is it mostly about the scene or the visuals in a movie that would get you? Mod Fuck Explosion by Jon Moritsugu. You’ve got to go check it out. The dialogue, the acting, the visual, the soundtrack - it's my favourite movie so it's got to win on all counts, right?
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai often pull from the Southwest, and I spose its because they hail from Pasadena and Los Angeles. Resort 2010 was no different, as they referenced Antonioni's (I wasn't kidding.. ) 1970 Death Valley-centred film, Zabriskie Point. To my eye, I can't make the connection beyond the fact that the collection is full of easy, safari/vacation inspired pieces that feature slightly Tex Mex looking patterns... but I don't think I really care. I want to buy it all. Would you?
Fellow Pasadena natives Laura and Kate Mulleavy are similarly Southerwesternly inclined, most specifically with their Spring and Fall 2010 collections. For Spring, the sisters took a characteristically dark take on Death Valley, recalling its 'singed earth' by burning, ripping, sandpapering and painting cheesecloth, wool and leather. The models basically looked as dead as the earth, and certainly too dead for the rest of the state but not my closet, right?
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
With all of my freakishly involved story-telling about my various freakish obsessions - be them fashion, fashion history, wearing fashionable things and so on - I've never really filled you in on my obsession with my body. Not in the anno way of course (at least not usually) but more like in a hardcore workoutish type of way as well as a pretty intense fascination with my actual innerworkings.
I've been working pretty hard at the gym lately so when I heard about Red Door, the Thursday-Saturday (between the hours of 7PM -11PM to be exact) foot-massage-only offshoot of Che Bella Spa, I was damn excited to pamper my peepers! Once in the relaxing homey space - my lovely massage-therapist Amanda not only took to my over-exercised legs with expert care, but she also kept telling me all this crazy shit about my feet! "Are you feeling pain in your neck? Your toes are out of whack... Are you feeling pain in your lower back? Your feet are really dry..." Like, actually? Tell me more! Like really though... did you know any of that? To any of y'all who wear heels like they're going out of style - a trip like mine is damn necessary this summer. Do it! Your feet will thank you! (Did I actually just say that... ?)
robotic girl-clan with even the slightest of glares
Joseph Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung: Two star-crossed lovers who cling to the wives that were picked by their family yet long to be dressing in drag together