Friday, December 15, 2006

sooo tempting......

selma blair...i always knew i liked her, and this has certainly sealed the deal
i am LOVING the hair!!! she looks amazing!
two years ago i shaved my head with an electric razor (on the longest attachment, not a buzz or anything) and it's been two years of hell growing it back
but my god i want her tempting....but NO! a good idea in theory does not a good idea make
i'll just keep reminding myself of the two year process....still want her hair...two year process...two two years....

Guess it won't be a MERRY PHISHMAS

"Former Phish frontman Trey Anastasio was arrested this morning by Whitehall, NY police and charged with driving under the influence of drugs.

Anastasio was stopped at 3:30 a.m. by a police officer who said the musician was observed to be under the influence of a narcotic substance after failing field testing.

Complicating matters for Trey, who lives in nearby Vermont, he was driving with a suspended driver's license in New York and allegedly was found with an assortment of prescription meds including hydrocodone, Percocet and Xanax, which were prescribed for another person."

TREY NOOOOOO....just get it together man....and for that matter, get PHISH back together....and play for us

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

madison marcus; a hip new york girl and her prince

i just discovered Madison Marcus 6 seconds ago, they were in women's wear daily recently. AMAZING! Here are some great pieces from the holiday and spring collections:

and the piece de resistance.....les overall

i love the classic blacks and whites interspersed with more offbeat splashes of mustard yellow and minty green. the detailing on the shirts is soft and pretty but the skirts, dresses and overalls make them a little edgier. the white tights and mary janes are adorable, but with how cute everything is it still has a slightly hardened edge. it was love at first sight...

paris in japan

the english is classic, but not as classic as CRABBY!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Hearty Cup of Poetic Narrative (double cream, single sugar)

"Sometimes after I have come or just before I fall asleep, my mind seems to go out on a path the width of a thread and of endless length, a thread that is the same color as the night. Out, out along the narrow highway sails my mind, driven by curiosity, luminous with acceptance, far and out, like a feathered hook whipped deep into the light above the stream by a magnificent cast. Somewhere, out of my reach, my control, the hook unbends into a spear, the spear shears itself into a needle, and the needle sews the world together"

- Leonard Cohen, Beautiful Losers


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Jovovich-Hawk ROCK

so, i know this is a little dated
not only has Jovovich-Hawk been around for a few years now, but i want to talk about how much i love their fall/winer '06 line (and they've already showed their spring '07 line)
but thus is the plight of a working fashion freak - my miniscule amount of down-time only allows me to catch on a little late
not to say i haven't noticed these two; i certainly have...i just haven't done the research until now
the spring collections dont do it for me as much as fall/winter - im posting my f/w favorites and some other random pieces. i just love the 40's feel, the vintage accessories (the hats are amazing), the general vibe and i LOVE the model they use on their website, i want her bull pierce but my parents say i have to be self-sufficient before i can do that to my face (so i'm biding my time...)
either way, definately two ladies i'd love to chat with (Jovovich and Hawk, that is)

on another note, i LOVE these tsubi overalls, they are absolutely wonderful, Ashley Olsen wore them in her Nylon spread where i first took note of them...don't know that i could fit my pinky finger let alone a thigh in those babies but i can admire from afar (i frequented the tsubi store in ny this summer and they only ever had the teeny tiny sizes, but the sunglasses are great and come in little sock sacks)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

taking the Air Guitar to a new level...

wow. this is possibly the coolest thing i've seen all day. no, no...definately the coolest thing i've seen all day. Australian scientists have actually engineered a shirt that connects to a computer to make the air guitar a sound-producing reality!! imagine the tunes that could have been created by millions of drunken air guitarists had this thing been around earlier! it's pure genius, i tells ya.

and as is pointed out in the blurb, the organization to create such a phenomenon is actually a government organization....hey, at least they're not blowing up middle eastern countries (i much prefer my tax money to go to air guitar technology)

check it out: hopefully the link works...
(long link, put it all together as one address)

this guy knows what i'm talkin about

Monday, October 30, 2006

more what...


and MORE PICTURES dammit...

cutest couple ever (the couple that flips you off together stays together....ignore the fact that she looks like his 12 year old daughter)

found these pictures a little while ago, they're from an old abstinence campaign (who the s#@t is dumb enough to believe in abstinence training in this day and age?), pretty wacked...

i mean, sex is all around..........

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Not what you want to see first thing in the morning...

so, yah...i don't really know what to say about this. my legs have kind of always made me a little insecure and when I'm awake but asleep at work first thing in the morning this is NOT how I want to start my day. if you ask me, sienna's smoking hot - that's just my opinion (and i say it not because of her alleged "style icon-ness" - i'm VERY over her style). i'd make out with her. and im straight. mostly. but are her legs too thin? have i been brainwashed to admire emaciation? I've lost perspective, I dont even know what to think anymore...

speaking of style, someone whose style i just can't get enough of is kirsten dunst. i just saw marie antoinette last night and LOVED IT...the soundtrack, costumes, settings, oppulence, etc. were AMAZING, I felt so decadent just watching it. i guess the history was the only thing that was lacking, but i certainly wasn't there for a history lesson. i was there for sofia coppola's stylistic brilliance. anyways, kirsten's style impresses me - and it always seems so effortless. i guess she's tall and thin, so it's not terribly hard to look good, but some of those young hot hollywood chicks look so contrived all the time, like they actually spent hours compiling the perfect "i dont give a shit" style. kirsten's got it. she's hip. that's all there is to it.

in other fashion news, i've recently taken note of a few australian/new zealand designers. i never really paid attention to aus/nz fashion before and now i'm ecstatic its been brought to my attention...
Alice McCall (AUS):

seems mischa's noticed her as well (not that mischa provides any confirmation that something is inspired...she's just another rachel zoe droid)

also pay attention to Karen Walker (NZ)... who doesn't like a trip back to 80's neon with a hipster twist:

I also love the bow tie and lace with the little bubbly grey dress, men's suit shoes, bubbly shorts, high-waisted wide trousers, baggy vest, puff-sleeved bow-tie blouse, etc. etc. etc. AMAZING

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

the things you can learn from shop windows...

i recently saw two amazing quotes on the windows of two very different stores in two very different locations...

1. window of the lingerie store in the village (forest hill, toronto):

"passion is what gives meaning to life...once you've had it, all else is irrelevent"
(note: this is an approximation...i've kind of smoked away my ability to form short-term memories)

2. window of some funky little store on Queen West (downtown toronto):

"i lost my virginity but i still have the box it came in"

art imitates life imitates art

really relating to scissor sister's I can't Decide right that sick? just feeling some animosity, ya know? people can be so obnoxious and sometimes what you thought was a person's greatest charm is, in the end, their most annoying trait of all. is this even a song one can relate to? do i even get it? can you relate to something so campy?
accordingly, is art imitating life or is life subsequently imitating art? i feel like my feelings right now are in many ways reflected in that song, but it's such a playful, somewhat silly song that i wonder whether it is actually modeled on true feelings? maybe i just love how upbeat and simultaneously deranged it is...but regardless, maybe i was feeling less hateful prior to listening to it and now i feel semi-homicidal - life imitating art?
what's going on? where am i? i think im delusional...need coffee, food, and, most importantly (and this is how it all comes together), to MAKE OUT

p.s. speaking of campiness (is that a word?), there's a great article in the New York Times style magazine (evan rachel wood issue) about the concept of "camp", it's origins in French writer/philosopher Susan Sontag's paper "Notes on 'Camp'", and Daphne Merkin's updated take on the, we're living in a screwed up time

Thursday, October 19, 2006

how elusive is "it"

"I used to be with "it", but then they changed what "it" what I'm with isn't "it", and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me"
- Abe Simpson

Who decides who or what is the "it thing"? Who dubs the "it girl" or "it guy"? the "it restaurant" or "it club" or "it artist"?

I'd really like to know these emminent "it makers", the "gods of cool" so to speak - I have a few "it" things I'd like to propose....

a) day-of-the-week socks, displayed proudly over one's leggings (what better way to show how "with it" you are than overtly exibiting your knowledge of the weekdays?)
b) blue nail polish (has blue nailpolish already had its 15 minutes? what if i said it had to be the exact shade that would constantly make you look slightly frostbitten - perfect for canada as you probably are slightly frostbitten, lets turn it into a fashion statement)
c) DEEP FRIED CARBS (and, accordingly...
d) figure-masking shifts or frocks (whichever you prefer) - actually, i guess these ARE in right now, so lets make C happen and we can all live like kings

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

on a lighter note


sidenote: in case the writing is too small, choc rabbit one laments "my arse hurts" to which choc rabbit two replies "what?"

HATING on monstrous and mindless corporations

i just recently acquired a job at one such corporation. i've never worked retail and i'm into fashion in a serious way so i figured i should at least see how that side of the industry operates (i also need to fund my 3 month south pacific extravaganza). BAD a shopper i think i had almost forgotten just how vapid these companies actually are. Each one has their own version of a little box into which they toss all their employees in clone-like unison. "don't read between the lines, guys...don't even slip a baby toe outside the box OR ELSE". maybe i'm ill-suited to working beneath figures of authority (in some ways i am), but maybe i just cherish free thought too much to live in a world devoid of the variety brought on by circumstance and individual expression. am i a brat for thinking this way? probably....but at least i have a critical-thinking mind. and it's all about being able to go to south east asia for three months, so i'll suck it up and appropriate the drone-like existence for the next little while. as my beautiful boss at the magazine im interning at says, "just wear it as a costume". besides, halloween IS just around the corner.......

Monday, October 16, 2006

but who will pop my blog cherry

So, I have a blog now not really sure what to do with it but I assure you if you anxiously await my figuring that out it will be worth your while...maybe?
Blogging is such an interesting's like keeping a diary but posting it on the net for the world to see...does that defeat the purpose? Maybe
Do I want to discuss the day to day anecdotes of my semi exceptional life; maybe I want to use my blog as an excuse to jumpstart a majorly exceptional life; maybe my life as is IS in fact exceptional but I won't know it until I blog it
Maybe I dont know what I'm talking about...but sometimes that's the most fun...