Monday, December 29, 2008

MPP.

Animal Collective. My, my, my.

This new one is gonna do a lot, to a lot. It's daunting to say too much so I'll just be as vague as possible and hope to God you listen and listen and listen and listen...


Lyrics first my dears.

Absorb the hell out of it. Say I told you so.


p.s. it's a vinyl rip!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

lourdes.

Just gonna go ahead and call it now. We've got a new hipster amongst us.

THE SPAWN OF MADONNA!

Lourdes Leon ladies and gents. Lads and Lasses. Take notes on her pure and painfully "too cool for school"-ness. She is 11 and a complete hipster.
She is effortless.

Gawk----> !!!

EDIT:I do not support "hipsterology", however!, it is, what it is.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

parallel universes exist?

Confusion:perplexity; bewilderment: The more difficult questions left us in complete confusion.


Casey, dog, why wasn't I invited?

p.s. i take it back, beards are not always a "go".

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

new grizz.



It's a tad shakey, but the sound is glorious enough. Harrrrmooonnnyyyyy.

Hurry up already new album!

Monday, November 24, 2008

clementine.

Daunts in 4's:

4 Things That Make You Sad:

-- my dog
-- tired eyes
-- you're in the same shirt I saw you in the last 4 times I saw you
-- dawn
-- identity crisis
(whoops, that's 5)


4 Things That Make You Happy:

-- AC lyrics
-- the thought of forever
-- new bewts
-- dinosaurs

4 Things You Want In Their Entirety:
(this is an interesting request)

-- Outer Space. I'm sick of gawking.
-- hair esteem
-- a wilco album
-- a full 24hrs

4 Things You'd Give Away:
(sentimentaly)

-- nothing of grandmother's
-- blankets
-- a kayo dot cd
-- i'm too selfish, can I just buy you something?

4 Words That You Like To Use:

-- shit...ake
-- segue
-- penis
-- acquiesce


This has nothing to do with anything.
--

Friday, November 7, 2008

goob-ler.



I just love him!


p.s. he is nico in 'the life aquatic' and the quirk on 'criminal minds', but most importantly an arteest and short film director.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

+/-

I did this for the summer, now here's to the fall:

+: junko shimada, laughs that fade into smiles that last for a couple seconds, cunching dead leaves!, my new red boots, brooklyn, greg saunier's seizurish drumming methods, pheromones, watch-movies-all-day-because-it's-a-fall-overcast-day day's, catching glances, all of the innovative fashion pieces inspired by the fall season, burnt orange's, mustard's, and rouge's, hands in pockets, mint tea, that point when nothing is green anymore and you feel like you're on jupiter, tellers of the future like pierre hardy, fisheye, "in due time" lists, nick jonas, horn of plenty at about 6pm, corduroy and fringe, my new bicycle.



-: fall jones', pack rats (there is a significant difference between a pack rat and a collector), "nippy", halitosis, those god awful Uggs that will disappointingly reemerge, pink sweatpants accompanied by Uggs, people who wear Uggs accompanied by pink sweatpants, flip flops, the declination of numerous dignities, nick jonas' age, cackles, fall fashion rules, jarrell should've stayed.

Friday, October 3, 2008

flourescent grey.

--Spring is not exactly right around the corner, however it still rains!

Let's face it, it doesn't matter how many paisley patterns and daisy decoupages they print on rain boots they're still pretty, well, butch. Not that they still aren't, but we do have a more feminine solution now. Thanks to Shuella we can wear our "shoe unbrellas" a bit cooler.

Clencher: They can be worn over your shoes/heels!

--Recently I've made a list of things I'm going to accomplish/start by January, and one of them is to start knitting again. It really helped with my patience. It really, really did. I'm in dire need of patience at the moment, it is rather null at the present.

I stumbled across this work of goodness, Why Would You Knit That.

Guess which one's my favorite!


--Remember back in the good 'ol days when you'd beg your Mom for those Lisa Frank band-aids just because they looked cool? Somehow it was cool to rock band-aids back then. Cool to be pigeon toed too. Somehow.

Anyway.
Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch has teamed up with band-aids, and his band-aids are flipping sick.
Can we bring back band-aids as accessories please? I mean we brought back those god awful leg warmers.

Alexandre is pretty enchanting on all fronts so you should check him out. I mean he uses F*** Buttons as his opener.

If you please: Take a look at his Partnerships column. He is quite prolific.


--Style Bubble. Enough said.
She once again reminds me to ask myself, why in the hell am I not asian!?

Oh she also did a pretty nifty interview with UO here.
My favorite part is when she says, "...but you can't reveal everything through a fashion blog because that would just be a little bit daunting."

So true, Susie. So true.


p.s. i got a lot of this jazz from UO's blog. it's surprisingly a lot less stereotypical than i thought.

oh, and --.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

'gination nation... invasion!

Michel Gondry has saved my life time and time again, he is the only person I feel like if I met I'd feel like crying. There is just so much wrapped around all of his ideas and installations and his elaborate imagination that really kind of gives me chills. Everything he does is unintentionally relevant to everyone. Or maybe there is somewhat of an intent.

But anyway.

A newb is in the oven and it's called, "Master of Space and Time". Daniel Clowes is the screenplay writer which is just mania because the both of their imaginations together just makes me want to take acid. Right now.


P.S. This weather sure is making me nostalgic. I miss notes written in crayon a lot today.

Anyway.


[Editors note: I know I wrote of a collaboration with the two of them previously, however this isn't referring to the same film.]

Thursday, September 11, 2008

a resolution.

I vow to myself to wear heels.

I have plenty and they are a sea of wasted life floating around in my closet. I feel bad for them. They're so cute, they deserve to be utilized!


Say hi, when you see them-- they've been quite neglected.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

stills.














some things that are on my mind today.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a few things to cure your ennui.

I get bored at work, and you do too.

cures? :
--FACE accessories by David Toro and Solomon Chase.

Here is an exerpt from an interview with Dazed Digital:
Dazed Digital: What is the aim of FACE Projects?
Solomon & David: FACE explores temporary facial adornment as practical accessories and self-expression. We see the face as the most important part of our outer selves, the first part noticed, the most judged. We want to transform it unlike what is done with makeup or even cosmetic surgery. Our aim with FACE is to experiment with a paradox of utility and aesthetics, and develop products ranging from functional and wearable to extravagant and conceptual.

These are the kinds of people I want to be friends with. So great, because it's so ridiculous. My favorite is the "Reflector Face". Who's rocking that with me this weekend? Oh, and my anticipation for the "Reflector Brow" is peaked, with emphasis on 'ea'. I find it semi hard to believe that they are in all seriousness, but I think they may have something here. Or something.
(peep Tracy Morgan ! woooo)


--Not because I'm an avid reader of Curbain In a Coma, and not because grizzly bear's Ed Droste's voice makes my senes go into overloadddd. But because of both.
Have at his top 10 summer essentials via CIAC.

--Department of Eagles have released their newest single for their first EP "In Ear Park" for us enthusiasts who have been patiently waiting since they heard the first demo way back when. I don't know why I torture myself with who's voice I love better (Ed vs. Daniel), but I think I may have to go with Daniel. Possibly because I find him attractive. Anyway, if you'd like to take a looksy at the album art, that of which I adore for its subtle simplicity, go for it kid. You can dl Daniel's cover of Jojo's "Too Little, Too Late" (which made me love him more because, hey, I have no hate for Jojo) and their new single "No One Does It Like You" (the leaked one) at the above link. The new single makes me feel like I'm eating cake with pink icing in a polaroid park, and not gaining a single lick of weight.

--Soooo many late summer/early fall releases that my mind may explode. I can't keep up with all of the shows and releases and leaks and such. Makes my eyebrow muscles hurt. However, I am anticipating one release more than the others just because of the zanniness of the release as a whole. That zanniness is of none other than our ATL-iens, err, 'scuse me Athenians, of Montreal. And it's not their awesomely frightening garb they frequent that's so zany, it's all the freebs we get with the purchase of their new cd! Eek's and Yay's!
Read about it here. I call the wall decal.
p.s. you may want to peep some of the lyrics.


--Lastly.
For hours on end I stare at these sites. I don't think there will ever be a time that I won't be intrigued by other people's styles.
You want to be intrigued too? Oh, okay:
www.histyley.com<---it won't let me link this one for some reason.
the cool hunter.
hel-looks.

Those are three of my favorites because there are enough links and pictures to make your cornea's punch your retina's. And that hurts.

p.s. Shia in ksubi's = "utterly engrossing":
shia
shiaa
shiaaa
shiaaaa (that smile)
shiaaaaa
shiaaaaaa (those jeans)
shiaaaaaaa(mmm)
shiaaaaaaaa

shh, shh, shh. i know, i know. you're welcome.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

pop and lock.

Jeez it's been awhile. My b.

So I'll try and cram everything I've been obsessing over lately in one blog.

So, Daniel Clowes. He's been around for quite awhile and is part of a prolific coterie amongst the authors gone inadvertant screenwriters. Anyway, the dude did the "Ghost World" graphic novel (shh, the nerd in you loves those too) which was made into a movie that some acclaim to be a cult classic starring a young Scarlett Johannsen and the lost talent Thora Birch. Oh, and just when I thought I loved him enough I found out that he's writing the screenplay for Michel and Paul Gondry's (<3) upcoming animated film (anticipatiiiion). Anyway, I just bought my own copy of "Ghost World" since I've kind of lost contact with the person who I used to steal it from and I've really been wanting to read it again. Plus lately I feel like 'I'm less than' when I look at my bookcase. And it's not that I don't read (because, God do I read), but because I usually borrow/let others borrow books and they become lost in translation and I never see them again, so why buy books? But now I miss tangible things like books, cd's, and movies and I'm sick of the internet and I have this urge lately to just buy everything that I can
ultimately get from/thru the internet. It all boils down to me being in this phase where I hate that I'm apart of this bogus generation X crap.
Wow, sorry.
[Segue back to point] That's the good thing about graphic novels. Comics if you will. They don't generally get old to read over and over again. Hell, I still pull out an ol' "Betty and Veronica" every orange and a blue moon (or something).
If you like Daniel you'll probably like Jeffrey Brown, and Craig Thompson(a favorite) too.

Oh and my vulgarity issue. It's prominent lately. Likeeee Charles Bukowski is the man (and I'm not linking that because, well. . . google it and you'll see for yourself, but use discretion!). Ridiculous equals gem to me, and maybe that makes me a bad person. I think maybe it does, but yay "Bring Me Your Love"! I'm already working on my covetousness towards Shia, one thing at a time!

Also, MK&A will be signing their new table art/photog book "Influence" I posted about previously, in Union City, NY on Oct 28th. Road trip please? I'll go alone, but what a shame that would be.

On to the next obsession, F-ing Iris Barrel Apfel. What a legend. Educate yourselves because I, in no way can begin to do her effortless, efforts justice. Just look at her answer to the question of which of her outfits truly reflect her style. Gracious.
Remember ladies, "One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving – hopefully – a kind of throwaway chic." Likewise Iris, likewise. Can I please be her when I'm 80?
Gosh, please do respect your innovatively perfect elders!

Lastly, that Zoe Kravitz. I don't know if I've seen a more beautiful being, but I mean her mom is freaking Lisa Bonet. As if Lenny's genes weren't enough. But anyway, it goes without saying the girl has a definite style of her own coming from those two. Both of which are just phenomenal with the things they garb.
I was at Border's the other day just kind of aimlessly looking around and I picked up the newest issue of Preen and hot damn she was on the cover. I mean, I wasn't 'wow-ed' by her personality, but there is something distinct about her that is so intriguing to me. For example, today I spent about 30 minutes just google imaging her (she's apparently dating Ben Foster, too btw). She's like walking character, and it kind of ruins it when she speaks. Kind of like how I felt when I finally saw what Kimya Dawson looked like. Ehhh.

So that about sums it up, but doesn't really at all because there are like 2 more lists of things I'd like to blog about, but I'll spare you for now.

p.s. GO AND GET THE NEWEST COPY OF DETAILS MAGAZINE.
your eyes will thank me. thank God for ksubi.

Monday, July 7, 2008

i'll make this annual.

+ : bicycle fenders, double picture spectras, that time the sky was yellow, coffee table books (mary-kate and ashley's 'influence' !!!), pam and jim, catch phrases, demetri martin (where is he ??), themed mixes, the whole instant film genre, 8mm cameras, festive for no reason, lists (i.e. to-do, to-make, to-get, idea(s), playlists), lomo, new kicks, christian joy, vintage lingerie (or anything for that matter), this guy, and book nerds (like me).

- : 8am, current employer, suburbia, mars volta's newest, the hills (gag me), economy, ball hot temperatures, the faux hawk, 'that's what she said'-give it a rest? (i need to put it to bed as well), hang nails, shia haters, jon stewart (he's not funny!), irrelevant word users because they are victim of mountebankery, by yourself tuesdays, and cranky carl's.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

wotapa.

If you've got a sense of humor at all you're a fan of Judd Apatow. Whether or not you know who he is, your subconcious loves him because he happens to be the guy who blessed your zaniness with 'Anchorman', 'Superbad', 'Knocked Up', etc. Not to mention the way your heart melts again and again (in a way that it didn't in arrested developement) for adorkable Michael Cera.

Apatow has created a clan of his own that is almost as influential as the Coppola's (in another way, ofcourse). Comedic geninuses such as, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Greg Motolla, Bill Hader, and Evan Goldberg, amongst others are all apart of this hilarious coterie that never stops giving. Judd and his boys are kind of changing comedy by making us see the hilarity in the subtlties of life and helping even those of you who hate dry humor (but why???) to covet that ishnit.

In case you didn't know already our buddy-o-pal Mr. Judd and his crew have something dazzling and spicy up their sleeves for us in 2009 !! They are presenting to us, 'Funny People'. Jason Schwartzman, Jonah Hill, Adam Sandler (eh), Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Eric Bana are all included, and if that's not enough to piss your pants, it's a comedy that centers around stand-up comedy. Genius right? Well, apparently somewhere in there a person has a near death experience which leads critics to believe it's a 'dramaedy', and that it has more of a touching ending opposed to what we're used to.

Personally, I feel like all of his films end with you feeling warm inside. *SPOILER ALERT !!* I mean, remember how your stomach fluttered for chubby Seth Rogan and bitchy Katherine Heigel when they ended up together in the end in their cute little apartment (which included an 'Eternal Sunshine' poster in the baby's room !), and when Jonah Hill became oddly endearing when he couldn't help but to look back at his best friend Michael Cera in that last scene? All of their movies have all of those key elements, but somehow keep the perfect balance so that you're continuing to laugh.

So to end the rant, look for these movies in the near future.
-The Green Hornet
-Pineapple Express
-Seth and Jay vs. The Apocalypse
-Anchorman 2
-Fanboys
-Year One (Michael Cera and Jack Black !)
-Step Brothers

p.s. please dl cryptacize. you'll love me long time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

film buzzzz.

woody allen, what a character. he's so cute in that adorable old jewish guy way, and i'm a sucker for those outlandish glasses. you always here of actresses being smitten by him and you have to wonder why. he's not exactly the picture image of sex appeal, nor does he even seem charming. i think it's that new york, jewish wit and those damn stark raving glasses. nonetheless he's one of the world's most favorite directors, and i second that.

anyway, 'annie hall' is amongst his best films and probably most successful taking home atleast 4 oscars, (if i remember right) and one being best picture. the movie is definitely on my favorite's list. not only because it's whimsical and just full of smiles, but mainly because of ANNIE HALL*! her style is just phenomenal throughout the entire film and she paved the way for the masculine goes feminine look for the 70's. it should go without saying that the 70's are my favorite era in fashion regardless, but the 'annie hall' film just captivated so many things that i love: cinema, style, sentiment, subtlety that is actually inadvertently abrupt...
if you haven't seen it yet, you most definitely should.
(*editors note: diane keaton plays annie, and was actually woody's muse and wife at the time. diane keaton is still a huge fashion icon now mainly based on her complete originality, and ofcourse--masculinity. ironic, because her given name is diane hall.)

on another great note, those of you who are fans of the winsome short films of 'paris, je'taime' are in great non-pagan luck !!! they're creating an american version entitled 'new york, i love you'! amongst the many directors, are scarlett johansson and natalie portman, and as if you're not already giddy and squirmy guess whose on the list for actors on this one:
-shia labeouf ('nuff said)
-natalie portman (again)
-christina ricci
-rachel bilson
-anton yelchin
-ethan hawke
-olivia thirlby
those are just the actors i anticipate but the whole crew is listed here.

i just might pull an annie and wear a tie and my favorite pair of dockers.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

we don't dive, we cannon-ball.

yay ! the athens popfest is right around the corner. i hate that i wasn't aware of the impact that athens had on music when i was younger. according to athenians the music scene there is like a ghost town. i don't necessarily have an opinion on the situation, but i do love athens and i'm just so psyched for the popfest.

ATL's beloved coathangers will be shakin' their bangs at the popfest. cryptacize and their deerhoof roots will be jammin' at the popfest (enough reason to go). the selmanaires will party like it's 1999...on selman street at the popfest. dainty-little-cupcake named bands are even going to play like, 'laminated cat' and 'umbrella tree' (both of which i haven't ever heard of).
so go. the entire lineup is here.

on another atlanta note (drum roll please)........
H&M is finally opening in atlantic station !!! the co-ed (along with kids' clothing) version of the store is finally opening it's doors to it's anticipating atl-iens at 12pm noon, on friday the 13th of this blisteringly hot month. the trig store is giving away up to $500 in gift cards to the first 300 customers. i'll be camping out with a crunk, my two-step, and chumz.

p.s. i realize i'm a little late, but pitchfork announced that deerhoof will be electrifying us with a new album entitled 'offend maggie'. hollllaaaaaa

Monday, June 9, 2008

mark hunter.

i remember when i was 15 and discovered the ramones (from the whole vintage printed tee phase. i know, i know it's sad, but i grew up on earth wind & fire so give me a break), and aside from the impact the punk scene had on me, their style had even more. they just oozed cool points all the time and it seemed so uncompelled. they made me fall in love with fashion all over again, but in a different way. i mean, fashion is really bull-ish. let's be honest, it's generally misconceived as notoriety instead of art (which it most certainly is). it's all in how you work it, and that requires personal style. and dear god, if the ramones aren't the picture perfect cliche image of that, shia isn't the single hottest thing that happened to my computer desktop.

so with all that said, fast-forward like 2 years and we've got the haven of all inspiring trendsetter havens--the cobrasnake. good grief, right? if you're anything like me, you hate every item of clothing you own even if you just bought it yesterday. i'm always trying to make even my new things newer by accessorizing, layering, cutting, or what have you to exude something else that the item is not. the cobrasnake has made this so easy for me! why, you say? cobrasnake is but only a photography site of exuberantly dressed hipster kids? h yes it is, and who doesn't want to be as cool as the tricks and dicks he opts. mr. hunter takes pictures of the most influential innovators of our day-- people who know what's up. they continually make pieces their own without fail, and isn't that really what fashion is about? creating something that's your own? mark (the cobrasnake) has created an empire of coolness, by doing what pretty much anyone with a digital camera could do, and i thank him. goodbye to "wtf am i going to wear today?", and hello you name-less kids who get it right all the time in your inspiring ensembles! i'm no longer lost in the middle of numerous jumpers, boots, broaches, leggings, and aa v's, because of it.

p.s. there's also another site similar to mark's called lastnightsparty.com not nearly as dope in my opinion, but he's got the point. if i might add, it's a tad NSFW sometimes and a lot on the vice vulgar side of the scale. oh, and weezy's album comes out tomorrow, GET IT.

Monday, June 2, 2008

hair.

so yea, i'm ready for some new hair. granted my hair is pretty dope, but it's time for change and it's killing me. i'm currently fighting the urge to cut this junk so i don't have too many options.

as some of you may know, i want platinum hair. granted that's impossible (plus it will just look god awful), buttttt i want to atleast have the second best option, even if i do end up looking like a ghetto $2 hooker. i mean how often can negras go blonde anyway? so i'm thinking maybe something like this. i just feel pretty bland.

p.s. enon's my new favorite. i should've been asian.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

wish list:

-rock star game
-an xbox 360 to play rock star game
-ipod touch
-someone to paint a mural in my closet
-a clone to shoot whoever came up with the idea to cancel polaroids
-a personal nutritionist chef
-zooey deschanel's wardrobe (and face?)
-frequent flier miles
-MGMT in my backyard
-hair
-minus 10lbs
-all of the office, arrested development, curb your enthusiasm season dvds
-a new stereo
-time
-motivation
-a loft and art studio that isn't a bajillion dollars
-a vintage camera !!
-some blazers (nike's)
-somebody to tag ATL with

that's all i can think of for now.