Thursday, November 05, 2009

portnoy's complaint

love this passage:

"It is as though all the Jewish men ducking beneath the cold dribble of shower off in the corner of the steam room, then lumbering back for more of the thick dense suffocating vapors, it is as though they have ridden the time-machine back to an age when they existed as some herd of Jewish animals, whose only utterance is oy, oy...for this is the sound they make as they drag themselves from the shower into the heavy gush of fumes. They appear, at long last, my father and his fellow sufferers, to have returned to the habitat in which they can be natural."

so THAT's what goes down at the shvitz

this book is fantastic


do the math...

terence koh + daphne guinness + monkey hair (sad as it is) + a plethora of blinged finger rings = sublime

photo: olivier zahm on

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

anyone have an extra $10,000?

if so, can you throw it my way in the form of Ed Ruscha's special edition On The Road? Kerouac's prolific novel gets an illustrated twist with Ruscha's photographs -- understandably, what with Ruscha's personal affinity for the novel. the book itself is exquisite and the blending of art and literature is so very natural.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Erin Fetherston's Birds of a Fether, or The Pied Piper reinterpreted, from

Thursday, August 27, 2009


chloe you're so cool
this reminds me of many a couple's outfit in korea
where entire stores were dedicated
to the cause
only way way way way cheesier
my boyfriends never wanted to wear couple's outfits
(actually one did)
maybe now they'll think it's cool
probably not

Monday, August 24, 2009


they don't love u like i love u

Thursday, August 20, 2009

serious guy style: yigal azrouel

i would be really happy if my non-existent boyfriend dressed like this


haven't been crediting images. a pox on my house, i know. gargantuan apologies and i promise to right this wrong...or i'll sing you a song. or you can sue me. no, no. don't. that's the opposite of the point i was trying to make (the office, anyone?)

guess it doesn't really matter when you have no readers, right?

Guy Style: Zac Posen

Yes, Posen's style can be a little sketchy, a bit femmy, sometimes too Hugh Hefner-esque, flamboyant to a fault and I'm sorry to have to say it but a tuxedo man-cape doesn't really fly in my books. But lately there have been a few occasions where the American designer, who does wonders where women are concerned, has really caught my eye.

The opulence of the green, jacquard jacket juxtaposed with simple jeans and a tee, plus the roughness of the black boots, is really appealing. I quite like it!! And the military jacket works (though, in the past, a velvet version he wore didn't quite hit the nail on the head), again because of the contrast with the jeans and boots, the red shirt popping beneath and the petite bow tie. More androgynous than femme.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


these boots. i think i have a sickness. but isn't it hard to find boots that are so nicely worked in!? it's actually really hard to find a good pair that fits right at thrift stores. trust me, my number one choice would be old painters boots or a very small man's work boots. but, alas, hard to find

in other news, JPG x Dr. Martens

just picked up this bad boy

limited edition Jeff Koons beach towel
an artistic place to lay my bum ... and dry it
so sweet

Friday, August 14, 2009

did u know

mark twain named his cats long, odd names like Beelzebub Blatherskite, Appollinaris, and Zoroaster so his kids would be better accustomed to pronouncing multi-syllabic words (unlike huck finn and tom sawyer)

i heart him

p.s. my current literary obsession is really tom robbins

p.p.s. this is my other current obsession:

i die die die die die a million times

it's just too much

sensual overload

beauty full

single tear

head spinning

........these shoes make me horny

(the first pair are the hottest thing i've ever seen)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Top notes

My new obsession may not be all that new at all but it's taken my world by storm. A few months ago I fell in love with the high side bun, or top knot, if you will. It's funky, fresh, offbeat and, sadly, not easy to pull off. It's also not easy to execute -- I can't get mine to stay put! But I tried it out at my office party and, despite numerous perplexed looks from passers-by, I felt pretty great. I intend to make a second attempt outside the safety net of office life...and with a little help from about 400 bobby pins.

This image from, my morning style saviour. If you don't subscribe, get on it!

Quelle Surprise

Chloe Sevigny a.k.a my style icon extraordinaire hit the nail on the head yet again. The nude, pleated dress; the long-hanging LBP (little black purse); her gorgeous opening ceremony sandals; and tousled hair with red lips ... flawless.

Here are Chloe and Lissy Trullie wearing the boots in the look book. Check out Lissy's cover of Hot Chip's Ready for the Floor. Love it.

Monday, July 27, 2009

what the what?

I just watched Milk for the first time yesterday -- what a phenomenal movie. I thought the acting was outstanding, the story is, of course, extremely inspirational and the aura and feel of the film were perfect.

A funny thing happened on the way to the credits...actually, while I was watching the credits. Jeff Koons' name was there. What? I'm a big Koons fan and I figured I would have recognized the American icon. I went on google and tried to figure out who he played (Art Agnos, as it turns out) and when his cameo was. He actually had a speaking role and was on screen for a good 5 minutes. What?

One site likened it to the phenomenon of seeing things out of context and not being able to place them. Sadly, this happens all too often in my life, what with the fact that my memory is the size of a pea (probably weak to begin with and further stunted by a former affinity for a certain green substance...chicken or egg? Who knows?). Anyways, it all came together and, disappointed as I am for not recognizing the father of Balloon Dog myself, at least I know I wasn't the only one.

Anyways, watch the movie...with the added bonus of knowing you won't miss the Koons.

He's a poet...and he don't know it

A masterpiece composed of some of Dubya's finest quotes. They were allegedly compiled by Washington Post writer Richard Thompson. ENJOY!

I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen
And uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the internet
Become more few?
How many hands have I shaked?

They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
I know that the human being and the fish
Can coexist.

Families is where our nation finds hope
Where our wings take dream.
Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

Monday, February 09, 2009


That's all there is to say about that...