31 December 2008
26 December 2008
25 December 2008
kevin! what did you do to my room?!
a very merry WHAT HAVE YOU to you and yours. may your day off be filled with yule logs and home alone screenings,
22 December 2008
"i could tell you that i like your sensitivity...
21 December 2008
20 December 2008
19 December 2008
she's a magic man.
17 December 2008
liz gorman's flash is like a blinding, brilliant light from heaven.
i mentioned a couple of weeks ago that i had a MENSWEAR styling project coming up, and this past weekend was the shoot for rob pierangeli's (of the now-defunct hard tomorrows) upcoming solo album. rob is as wardrobe-inclined as he is musically talented so this job was CAKE. i'll keep you posted on his album release; in the meantime check out photographer (and friend!) liz gorman's blog, let's not talk about art, for more previews from the shoot.
16 December 2008
earlier this month at redeem's holiday party (which was so fun; i basically live for redeem's events) i bought a little handmade book by local printmaker johanna mueller. i finally got around to checking out her website and blog today and was just knocked out by what i saw - her pieces are insanely detailed, gorgeously dark, ever-so-slightly creepy, and overrun with forest, fairy tale, and animal imagery. in other words: PERFECT. and totally gift appropriate. prints can be purchased online at the recently-updated johannamuellerprints.com.
15 December 2008
STUDS (not the tv show).
14 December 2008
the brothers grimm.
LOOKING GOOD, PETER.
as of late my end of fall casual concept - the opulent woodsman - has taken a decided turn for the holiday party-appropriate. all things velvet, fur, ribbon-trimmed, and princess-y (cut with the occasional flannel and flat boot, obvs) are making it out of my closet these days; i can't help but think about hansel and gretel and enchanted forests everytime i get dressed. needless to say i am totally stoked on chanel's pre-fall collection - the paris-moscow theme is SO peter and the wolf...
12 December 2008
11 December 2008
10 December 2008
things i'd rather be doing...
i hate to miss a party with such a pretty invitation....than sneezing. tonight (as in like, RIGHT NOW tonight, so find your raincoat STAT) from 6-9 at napoleon, listopad (with help from DJ jerome baker III) celebrate the launch of their new collaboration. expect perfectly culled vintage and pieces hand-stamped with ephemeral designs. if your night (like mine) is going to revolve around children's dimetapp and top chef don't worry - you can head to listopad at mercedes bien this weekend and check it out then.
this reminds me of camille rose garcia, except not all morbid and shit.
MICA is hosting its second annual art market this week; featuring screenprints, illustrations, ceramics, books, and fiber/wearable art all made by those hardworking MICA kids. from the looks of the vendor list it'll be well worth the drive to baltimore - my faves include the above drawing by becca stadtlander and this alphabet necklace by natalie jacob. the market is open 10-6 daily on the MICA campus and runs through this saturday. just in time for your (my) head cold to clear.
07 December 2008
06 December 2008
manu at BYT...
04 December 2008
03 December 2008
are we men or are we devo?
pee wee herman thom browne.
i've spent the last few nights watching old bond movies on demand, and while i love them for all sorts of reasons (awesome spy gadgets, gratuitous killing, the undeniably charming misogyny), i think i was most surprised to have fallen head over heels for bond's STYLE. i don't really put all that much thought into menswear (though my boyfriend would BEG TO DIFFER. see: our recent, days-long argument over what he could and could not wear to our friends' wedding this past weekend), but, counting sean connery in goldfinger, i now have all of THREE iconic reference points to pull up when trying to convince ben to buy something. the other two? david hemmings in blowup (tight white pants and chelsea boots, siiiigh) and thom browne's whole shrunken suit steeze. i know what (little) i like and i'm sticking to it. i will say this though - my recent foray into even THINKING about menswear couldn't be timelier - not only am i styling my first DUDE-ORIENTED shoot this weekend, but my friend alyssa also posted a great, vintage-heavy guide to what men should really wear at BYT on monday. such a dapper week.
01 December 2008
"one of my favorite classics is the dumb t-shirt." charlotte cooper.my very favorite page in my oft-referenced copy of the cheap date guide to style is the above homage to "the dumb t-shirt." i couldn't agree more with the sentiment, and with the full realization that there's a fine line between the dumb t-shirt and the fake-retro graphic tee. at age 20 i couldn't tell the difference and so spent much of 2001-2003 wearing any number of embarassing screenprints. i blame the strokes. these days (along with about a million other people), my dumb t-shirt of choice is the vintage band tee, and as adamant as i am about not wearing the same outfit twice, there have literally been WEEKS of my life spent in the same three or four shirts.
this whole post came about because of what i found last night on eBay: this HIGHLY NECESSARY 1983 rod stewart concert tee (little known fact: i genuinely love rod stewart. like, maybe in the way that your mom loves rod stewart.). it seemed just cause to break a recently self-imposed shopping ban, and i justified it with this isaac mizrahi quote from the last issue of FW:
I honestly think that a better word for shopping now is collecting. A collector looks and looks and studies but very rarely buys. Do you need to own every painting you love? Do you really have to own every designer handbag? But if you get good at this sort of collecting, even an impulse buy makes sense.
i am a collector. of dumb t-shirts. for every crazy-mega-blowout sale i haven't given into over the last two weeks; for every $150 the clash t-shirt i had the wherewithal to pass up in eBay searches past; for the sake of all that is COLLECTING - i am allowed one $60, perfectly worn, perfectly soft, true-blue, life-saving security blanket of a rod stewart t-shirt.
that's what i got from that quote, anyways.