9.25.2009

The fabric swooshes so smoothly and sexy, as their long legs glide down the runway.

I have to agree with Gale:

Wow...just watched the Proenza Schouler video of their runway show.
I had liked it when I saw the photos, but shit....when u see the clothes move, you realise how phenomenally talented these designers are...how they create so much texture and movement through print and color and shine. Seeing it flat you miss 50% of the story.
I have just been taking it for granted for so long, as we are so spoiled by the available instantaneous/copious quantity of reference material, that you no longer digest the deftly played artisnal skills.
I am amazed.


See for yourself:
http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/now-screening-proenza-schouler/

9.22.2009

Sweet William

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Last week, I took a detour, with friend Tor, to drop off one of her fab nightlights, at a little store called Sweet William, in williamsburg brooklyn. It's a darling little children's clothing store that carries independent designers, with the highest quality, and environmentally and ethically responsible manufacturers. Tor's little white rabbit will fit in perfectly!

My favorite, were 3 things. 2 lovely stuffed animals by hansa, and a blue bird in it's next with eggs, by waldorf handworks.

Your never too old for stuffed animals!!

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visit Sweet William online or at:
112 north 6th street,
brooklyn ny 11211

9.21.2009

Monday blues... Sunday Serpent

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A few prints I just bought off etsy from pepperminte's, Caitlin Shearer. A lovely artist, on her way to big things. She likes to paint girls and boys in watery colors.

Visit her at:
http://www.flickr.com/people/caitlinghoster/
http://caitlinquiet.blogspot.com/

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9.12.2009

my night out to see The Cult

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Last night I saw the Cult play live at Terminal 5 with my friend Daniela. A spectacular show. Ian Astbury voice is as strong as ever. This was the Love tour, and they played all their best songs... She Sells Sanctuary, Rain, Hallow Man, Revolution... To be honest, when they first started playing, it sounded like them, but Ian looked so different. To be fare, I was up on the balcony, so I couldn't see any details of his face. But long gone was the long black hair and bandana!

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The crowd was great! A true mix of their 80's followers; heavy metal throwbacks, bikers, goths, old punks. And then the rest of us.. mainly the above 40 crowd.

I used to listen to the cult in the mid 80's along with Siouxsie and the Banshees, sisters of mercy, Bauhaus... they were different than the rest, and rocked, but in a psychedelic way. When they embraced the metal rocker persona, I had moved to L.A. at that time, and heavy metal was in full swing. Every corner of HOllywood boulevard had some long haired guy with a guitar strung over his back, on his way to an audition, practice, or gig.

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I have very fond memories of them. And apparently so did the crowd. I was worried for a minute that the weight of the crowd, thumping and pounding to the sounds of The Cult, would send us all crashing down.

But we made it through!

Long live The Cult!


She Sells Sanctuary in the 80's:


She Sells Sanctuary today:



More on the Cult:

The Cult is an English rock band. In the mid-1980s, the Cult was one of England's leading heavy metal revivalists, a hard rock band with slight psychedelic flourishes, influenced primarily by the Native American mysticism of The Doors and the hard guitar rock of Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. The band also touched upon post-punk goth rock, a relatively new style at the time.
The Cult had hits in Britain in the mid-1980s, such as "She Sells Sanctuary", "Rain", and "Revolution" and in the late 1980s, they broke into the American heavy metal market with the song, "Love Removal Machine". Although 1989's Sonic Temple is the band's most commercially successful album to date, by the late 1980s and early 1990s, the band was fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions. In early 1995, the Cult split up, citing unspecified problems on a South American tour.
Between 1999 and 2002, the band reformed to record the album Beyond Good and Evil, and reissued all of their albums in Asia and eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours, and a number of dates were captured for posterity by InstantLive.
In October 2007, the band released a new album Born Into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. Prior to the album's release, the band played festival and headline dates, and supported The Who, in Europe through summer 2007, with a U.S. headline tour to follow.

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- Wikipedia
- Ian Astbury - vocals
- Billy Duffy - guitar
- Chris Wyse - bass
- John Tempesta - drums

9.11.2009

Fashion's Night Out 2009

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(outfit: Skirt by Trosman and Ace of Hearts shirt by Tit Tees)


Oh girls, I'm sorry you think I've forsaken this little ol' blog. Well, I had to put it aside for the last week. But last night was so much fun, I had to share!

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Went out on the town with my stylishly lovely mommy friends to see what was going on up on Madison and then down in the Bowery for Fashion's Night Out. We met up with Gayle at Barneys, who was loaded down with her purchases of the evening, and had our photo taken from some random photographers. Daniela, who has styled and worked with MK and Ashley, was trying to get us to meet them where they were supposed to be Bartending at Barneys. But it was so mobbed that even their assistant couldn't get near them!

Not to be dissapointed, we continued on through the throng, and ended back downtown on the Bowery, to see our friend Darryl (of Darryl K). Personally I love this neighborhood much better than Madison.. duh! Her shop was rockin' to the Stranglers, the Slits, and more music that I just love... and an Irish friend that Darryl grew up with was serving up some of his very own killer Rum.

The evening didn't end before Victoria and Gayle were kidnapped by a crazed spiderman rickshaw cabby, who then proceeded to do acrobats above them, while they were swung to and fro.

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But the evening did finally end after we headed back to Brooklyn, and had a nightcap at our favorite spot, Bar Tabac, where Didié (spelling) made sure our evening ended spectacularly with compliments to the sexy mommies out on the town!

9.01.2009

5 things I bought this week to fight the midnight crazies...

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1. White wall bicycle tires for my vintage Raleigh to make it feel sparkly; ebay.com
2. Dutch double Panniers from BASIL to hide my contraband; http://www.harborcountrybike.com
3. Vintage 80s Indie BARBOUR 'Border' Country wax jacket for the wet and cold days in the country; ebay.com
4. Old L.L. Bean Maine Hunting/Fishing boots to slop around the country roads; ebay.com
5. A vintage solid brass rooster napkin holder to keep it all nice and tidy; ebay.com
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