Sunday, October 16, 2011

A great quote from the great Patti Smith

On her new album:

"I just want it to come out, to be a surprise, a magical experience. I liked standing in line for a couple of hours trying to get 'Blonde on Blonde' and having no idea what was going to be on it. I liked standing in line to see Psycho, having no idea what's going to happen except for the poster. That's the way I like it, and I try my best, even in the present culture, to present our work like that" -pulled from the winter issue of T Magazine

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Babe of the Biweekly: Everyone in the new Beastie Boys video

Welcome back to Babe of the Biweekly, the far from biweekly section where I like to talk about my semi strange crushes on old men, ugly weirdos and the like. This week, I bring you the most babe infused 30 minutes (or 5 if you prefer the shortened version) of your/my life via the Beastie Boys' video for their new single "Make Some Noise."

The self-mocking parody mini movie has Elijah Wood (childhood crush babe) playing Ad-Rock (bad ass Jew babe), Seth Rogen (formerly fat Jew babe) playing Mike D (semi babe) and Danny McBride (ok, non babe) playing MCA (skinny/survivor babe) and just about everyone from Jason Schwartzman (big-nosed Jew megababe) to Steve Buscemi (ugly weirdo babe), Ted Danson (silver fox babe), Orlando Bloom (obvious babe), Will Arnett (another obvious and also hilarious Gob-playing Toronto-born babe), David Cross (not really a babe but also Tobias Funke so all in all, babe) to Chloë Sevigny (ultimate girl crush babe) playing absurd bit parts.

Elijah Wood being in this little bit is especially tantalizing to me considering that I used to have the largest size pre-Frodo crush on him EVER from like grade 3-5. Like trading his posters for ones of J.T.T became what I was known and well liked for. (Those girls were idiots though, like how could this not give them a lady-boner? Zo zexy!) I saw him a few years ago at a gallery opening in New York and totally skeeved him out by telling him he was my first boyfriend. But hey, grade 4 was calling.

Elijah Wood as Ad-Rock. Babe x2.
Steve Buscemi as the angry curmudgeony waiter.Ted Danson as the host. The silver babealicious host.
Chloë Sevigny as an LSD'd-up groupie.
Will Arnett as the Wall Streeter.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Talent Scout: Lewis Mirrett

Hey folks! I know it's been a while.... actually a while doesn't begin to explain it but I promise there has been good reason. I've a new gig! Since January, I've taken over as the online editor of FASHION Magazine. to be exact, so I spose I've been funnelling all of my genius ideas and discoveries into that platform, and well that's just not fair! There have been loads of great posts in the last little while, but I wanted to share my favourite discovery so far... a budding photography student by the name of Lewis Mirrett.

Introduced to me by Susie Sheffman (FASHION's inimitable fashion director), I decided to give this kid a shot based on not much else but a gut instinct and boy am I glad I did. I've been over street style photos for a while, the sameness of the poses, the cropping, the copy catting... Lewis though, has breathed new life into the age old (and by that i mean minute old) style with his unbelievable eye for the details, his obsession with juicy colour editing and genuine passion. Check out some of my fave snaps below (the rest can be viewed HERE). Watch out for this one... I can tell you that. (Oh, and the gals in the first photo? That's my friend Sahar, you might remember as a former Kate Girl and Shirin, another amazing photog!)