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Transmission on Steel. AWESOME.
February 16, 2011, 12:13
Filed under: music

I would think I was out of my head to suddenly hear this band break into Joy Division.  loves it.

via VSL.

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Third Date with Willard.
February 15, 2011, 08:25
Filed under: wardrobe
I’m obsessing over the Fox Dress from Deyrolle + OC.  This is how I’d rock it on my fantasy date with Willard. We could take a stroll with Ben through a field…



Félix González-Torres
February 14, 2011, 17:10
Filed under: cupcakes, flowers and unicorns

I’m always moved by the interactive installations from Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Most recently, and quite fitting for a V-Day post is Portrait of Ross in L.A. :


Felix Gonzalez-Torres produced work of uncompromising beauty and simplicity, transforming the everyday into profound meditations on love and loss. “Untitled” (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) is an allegorical representation of the artist’s partner, Ross Laycock, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991. The installation is comprised of 175 pounds of candy, corresponding to Ross’s ideal body weight. Viewers are encouraged to take a piece of candy, and the diminishing amount parallels Ross’s weight loss and suffering prior to his death. Gonzalez-Torres stipulated that the pile should be continuously replenished, thus metaphorically granting perpetual life.

I really Love his  Untitled (Golden) (1995) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, via The Guggenheim Museum





F/W ’11 Ready-to-wear for under $25.
February 13, 2011, 19:34
Filed under: costumes, wardrobe

Two of my favorite shows so far are Vena Cava and Band of Outsiders.

I’m loving on two small touches that each brought with them.

Vena Cava – the silver and gold modern plate necklaces caught my fancy.

So modern and so not in my normal repertoire.

I was inspired to add something new, so I found this lovely girl on Etsy for a solid $19.

Band of Outsiders – boots with RED laces.  Rugged red laces.

There are tons of options online, as well as at your local JCrew men’s dept.  All for a solid $4.

Both of these items will spruce up my look.  My black stand-by lace up boots will get a nice lift and my neck will have some fun.

 



THAYAHT
February 11, 2011, 12:19
Filed under: Masculin

He adopted the pseudonym .THAYAHT. around 1919, a “bifrontal” palindrome (visually symmetrical, it can be read from right to left, left to right, and in a mirror).

BORN  Ernesto Michahelles (1893-1959) he is best known for his revolutionary design of the TuTa and his involvement with the Italian Futurist movement.

I recently was exposed to the illustrations Thayaht collaborated in with couturière Madeleine Vionnet. Whilst digging up as many illustrations as I could find, I came across Thayaht’s sketches for the TUTA.  Amazing to think he is responsible for the first full one piece, very close to a modern day worksuit/overalls or for the ladies, playsuit.

Thayaht in his TuTa:

sketches for the design:

a sampling of his geometric deco designs:



put your paws up for Mr. Alan
February 11, 2011, 12:00
Filed under: costumes, COVETABLE

I can’t decide which I would wear first…prob the second suit down…

via new york mag.



RIP <3 Maria Schneider
February 9, 2011, 15:21
Filed under: femme icons