My undergrad sanity was preserved by two principle factors. Live music, and my best friend, Kelly. The combination of the two (which was 99.9% of the time) made life really fu*king sweet. Some weeks we’d catch two to three shows depending on how little we cared about our pressing responsibilities. Since Kelly has been living in the land down under for almost 7 months I have been on an involuntary sabbatical from the music scene. Pining for those days I have been perusing my albums from all of the shows we attended. Each band has their strength, something they do best, Empire of the sun had the best backup dancers I have ever seen with the craziest outfits. With each song the dancers had a costume change, which most of the time included masks or in the first picture below, that metal duct tubing completely covering their faces- then they danced in perfect unison, it was magical.
Here are some snapshotz from the show, Check out the dancers outfits. So much spandex, yet not nearly enough.
Unfortunately these pictures really can’t depict how sick the outfits were, The costumes were insane and since this concert I have been trying to find the perfect liquid metal unitard. I’m a little low on cash right now so i am taking donations to purchase this tasty little number. Thank you to all who contribute in making this dream come true:
As a junior in college, in new york city, youre expected to take an unfeasible amount of credits as well as find the perfect unpaid and most inconvenient internship. Interested in photography and fashion I applied to a fashion photography management firm and got the job. One of the only perks of this job was now and then meeting a photographer as he dropped by to pick up his portfolio book or talk to one of my wretched superiors about a potential spot in vogue. I stayed on the job 2 months mind you, so this was a fleeting thing, but made it all the more exciting when Todd Cole walked through the doors one fateful day. Back then I simply lusted over his spreads in vogue, elle, harpers bazaar etc. but now i’m lusting over the Rodarte collab with the insanely cool 12 yr old Elle Fanning as their muse. The Curve of Forgotten Things is Coles second film with Rodarte (the first was “Aanteni” also referred to as SS2010 A Space Odyssey). The score was composed by Deerhunter, a-hem, hallelujah. Invite the creep into your life.
And you may wonder where I’ve been this past month. The answer is WEST. I co-pilated a ridiculously ambitious roadtrip all over the south/north western states of the usa. The oil rigs, tumbleweeds and I are relating on a very high frequency. I’m sure there will be more to come on that, but for now enjoy this dusty visual smorgasbord.
acid rain, Beard, Beatles, Bee keeper, Cassius, Cassius I Love u so, Fashion, Fashion design, Fern Gully, Fur, Heinz Eldemann, Hexxus, Holly Fulton, Holly Fulton Fall 2011 RTW, I love u so, Lips, New York City Skyline, Pleather, Sea Horse, Silk Maxi Dress, Snake, Snake Charmer, Snake Skin Print, The Life Aquatic, Yellow Submarine
Holly Fulton’s Fall 2011 RTW gets me really excited. I can safely say I’d wear every piece that came down the runway. Woven tweeds, robust fur accents and trippy prints make up a diverse yet coherent collection. It incorporates overstated chunky jewelry that look like Honey I blew up pieces of a motherboard. The soft & hard elements universally integrated make each piece as strong as the last. I kind of imagine each of the models as little mini action figures. In a universe of super hot and crazy well dressed action figures, each army has a God, ringleader, president, master… Heres my attempt of creating the hottest universe…in the universe…
The Beekeeper of Planet BeardHive
The Beekeeper is the queen bee here, and all the lady worker bees live in his big burly lumberjack beard. Don’t let their dazzling femininity fool you, their honey is as toxic as their fashion sense.
Seahorse of the Apocalypse
from Planet LiquidDREAMS
The four horsemen of the apocalypse in the Book of Revelation represent conquest, war, famine and death. This missing link represents full on fashion and his minions’ greatest weapon is their stunning good looks, power over the elements, silky, flowy, psychadelic attire, and their ability to haunt your dreams.
The Charmer usually keeps this planet as Zen’d out as possible, but when shit goes awry even he can’t control these venomous & blood thirsty babes. Wether they attack you straight on or cut off your air supply with their serpentine moves, its worth a near death experience to come in close contact with one of these slithery seductresses.
Hexxus of Planet Assid Rain
The (easily) most terrifying villain in a cartoon is my natural pick for master of the planet of Assid Rain. These lovely ladies not only have smokin’ hot bods… but also cry tears of acid, which WILL kill you on contact. And these chicks cry, they cry a lot- from terror of the SCARIEST animated smog mass that ever lived. (This is a blatant Fern Gully ref… if you’ve never seen it, just think Avatar sans jake sully and the 3D dryhump.)
I got lazy… But this is what I thought of when I saw the last looks.
CASSIUS- i Love u So
I dunno if its the full moon or what, but this week has been beyond bizarre. Since I have a lingering weird feeling, I’m going to assume you do too, and thus try and cheer us up a bit!
Maybe I’m just pissed off that spring/summer is passe- and were on to Fall 2011, just as the ice is starting to melt. CONFESSION: I’ve been ignoring fashion week. I’m not going to lie to you and say I haven’t. I would never lie to you, no. really. I wouldn’t. What I will do is tell you that, with the sun coming out for the first time in what seems like 8 years, I didn’t wanna look at fall fashion. I just didn’t. But shining a tiddy bit of light is Issac Mizrahi…
Isaac Mizrahi – Pure Femininity. I just want to sprinkle these on my ice cream, grab a ladle and binge. Unfortunately i’m a lac-tard, through and through, so I strictly feast with the eyes. I’m not allergic to dogs, however, so I just may canoodle a poodle.
(Maybe its because there were men carrying cakes but it totally titillates the sweet tooth dontchathink?)
With all the weirdness this week I thankfully found solace in PB&J(no guys, not peanutbutter&jelly) Peter Bjorn & John! With a chorus of little kids shouting at me, and the rockin video by my absolute favorite Andreas Nilsson, this straight up makes you a believer that life can’t be taken too seriously. And that more men should rock Bumpits…
Not sure where you’re located but chances are you’re submerged beneath an unreasonable amount of snow. From the moment you step out into the frosty abyss you’re taking your fragile life in your hands, dodging colossal daggers of razor sharp ice which hang from the rooftops above. Those of us with a disintegrating will to live can thank the ever-changing and fast paced fashion industry for always being a step ahead of the weather. Prada, with its fresh squeezed hues and punchy patterns, reminds us that there are
only four more months four more months left to endure those close encounters with freezerburned extremities.
Quick Fix: Just look at these pictures while listening to Heartbeats by The Knife. Before you know it you’ll be sprawling out topless in your cubicle beneath a single halogen lamp, requesting the intern take a break and from filing papers and slather your naked back with baby oil.