Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
1. It is a really obscure number and you have probably never heard of it. (or, some obscure number you've never heard of.)
2. Who cares? The light bulb was better before it changed.
3. At least 5 to scrape enough change together to buy the light bulb in the first place.
4. However many Pitchfork says it takes to change a light bulb
5. Who cares? it'll just be another tired rehashing of the way Lou Reed changes light bulbs.
6. Only 3 when they did it at the black cat, but this time through town it took 9 for some reason.
7. Nobody changes lightbulbs since they signed with that major label.
8. Two. One to change it in an ironic fashion and one to get it.
9. Who can tell through these fake hornrims and manicured scruff?
10. (sigh) I have this joke on vinyl.
11. (snotily) You mean you don't knooooow?
Which one is your favorite?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Mother and daughter duo, Penny and Nikki, are the talents behind Untamed Menagerie. A whimsical and beautiful jewelry collection made from acrylic. While delicate, these pieces create a wonderful and amusing statement. I especially love "Marine Antoinette" pictured at the top. To purchase these affordable creations ($12-$25) visit their Etsy shop.
Monday, April 20, 2009
After watching many amusing infomercials about the hairstyling tool Bumpits, I have become obsessed. As cheesy as the ads are, I think this tool could really work at giving my straight hair a lot of volume. I have gone into every Walgreens, and Rickys to find this As Seen on TV product for the past 2 months, but I have come up empty handed. Now I have learned that it will in fact be available in Walgreens and Bed Bath & Beyond this July. And to top it all off, the word around the campfire is that Gossip Girl hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson, uses Bumpits to create the fabulous height behind Blair Waldorf's headbands! I'm so getting one!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini says:
“I don’t care about the red carpet. At this moment it is much more interesting to have a rock star wear my clothes.”
This is why Gucci has, once again, successfully remade itself.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I love accessories because you can change up your old outfits a gazillion ways. My weaknesses especially are belts, gloves and sunglasses. I believe I hit the sunglass motherlode at the online shop 80s purple. They have hundreds of styles and colors for $10. 10 freakin' dollars! From classic retro wayfarers to oversized glamazons to mustachioed 70's porn star styles, and even a bunch of clear glasses so you can unleash your inner sexy librarian (or Malcolm X). They also carry an array of high end brands like Cazal and your usual luxury labels like Dior & Gucci. If their stock dwindles because you are buying them out, I will come to your house and hurt you.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Don't worry if you can't make it to the trunk show. Belabunda's entire line is available online at unsungdesigners.com as well as a handful of boutiques around the country (disclosure: I'm affiliated with Unsung).
Henri Bendel New York
712 Fifth Avenue
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
His five pugs are adorable--traveling by private jet, getting their teeth brushed, posing with models in photo shoots--so if you love pugs, Valentino and independent film, go see this and support Film Forum!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
with a warm kiss, through the dingy
snow and smog-stained windows offending
my view of the Chrysler Building, spying
the row of muddy boots lining the hallway by my door, into the woolens and greys filling my winter closet,
I subconsciously "find" a photo (subconscious because I am not looking for a refrigerator bikini inspiration but I always find one) to inspire me to get my bod ready, giving me roughly 2 months until Memorial Day, and plans for weekend getaways and afternoons at McCarren Pool inspire me
to store coats and air out silks,
green, yellow and blue,
even though it's 40 degrees outside and a groundhog was accurate in predicting 6 more weeks 'til Demeter gets her daughter back.
This photo of Gisele in her [2nd] wedding dress is my 2009 refrigerator bikini inspiration, chosen partly for its rate of difficulty=10 for looking svelte and smooth in champagne silk charmeuse (where the rate of difficulty looking good while naked=9).
photo from wwd.com
Monday, April 06, 2009
Michelle Obama's fashion choices is not a bandwagon I want to jump on. Everyone is critical or enamored. She looks great in everything; she bucks some traditional ideas about what's 'proper' but she always looks classy and pulled together. Everyone wants to be a critic precisely because our new first lady is so naturally stylish. While stories about past first ladies' sartorial leanings fizzle after their first week in the White House, we can't stop talking about Michelle.
Amid the recent discussions on Obama's responsibility to wear more American designers during the recession (which is hitting the garment district hard), WWD photoshopped the first lady into a shimmering Ralph Lauren dress and cashmere coat ensemble. The effect is stunning and, if this is the likely outcome of going American, she should bring it home immediately.
To be fair, Michelle Obama has given plenty of publicity to small American fashion houses like Jason Wu, Thakoon, Isabel Toledo and Narciso Rodriguez. However, says WWD, it's "the big guns of American fashion" like Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan and Calvin Klein who are absent from the White House closet.
photo from WWD issue 4/3/09
Friday, April 03, 2009
In the midst of Topshop mania, I nearly missed the arrival of another British import, Solange Azagury-Partridge. Entirely self-taught, Solange creates bold, eclectic, and innovative jewelry and works of art. The boutique looks equally impressive, decked out with some of her pieces from her recent solo exhibit, "Unwearable Jewels". I can't wait to check out the store!