Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shoes, Oh My God, Shoes.

I love when stuff gets delivered to work while I'm out and it's on my desk when I get back.
Just in time too, introducing my new shopping sheos: Austen Florals by Jeffrey Campbell in collaboration with Pixie Market.
I might be generally anti-floral movement, but floral shoes I could definitely get down with.




better throw this in for good measure...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Your Time Will Come

Guess have never really changed their styling.
They've been doing their 'All American Throw-back Glamour' since forever. Well at least since their height of popularity in the late 80s/early 90s.
It's proof that if you stick with something it will finally come back around. Sure, their actual clothes are just as uninspiring and trashy as they always were, but at least the styling is on the money.
The back-combing alone in this shoot is to die for.
I'm gonna start rockin' all of this hair and makeup as soon as I can be bothered. 


Monday, August 23, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pretty Great


Not that I particularly like the clothes, but I love it when people fuck with menswear.
The image above-right is also one of the coolest shots I've ever seen in a Lookbook.


 Makin Jan Ma Spring Lookbook

Monday, August 16, 2010

Manic Street Preachers tour Australia!!

I actually can't begin to describe how important this band really is.
Most people remember them for their only 'hit' outside of the UK: 'If You Tolerate This,Your Children Will Be Next' in the late 90s. But in actual fact, this song was released well after the band were in their absolute prime.
More importantly, it was long after the mysterious disappearance of genius lyricist, fake guitarist and depressive dreamboat Richey Edwards in 1995.
The Manics were so important because they mixed the intellectualism and DIY punk of the Clash with the glamour of the New York Dolls, and set it all to the narrative of writers like Sylvia Plath, Harold Pinter, Albert Camus and Bret Easton Ellis. Not to mention a moral backbone of some good ol' Socialist politics.
But they were writing and performing for a new generation than that of their influences. This is is the MTV generation incarnate. The Manics never strayed from 'culture, alienation, boredom and despair'. Their frustration with their peers 'going nowhere fast', spurred them on to inspire others to follow the age old philosophy that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.


Anyway, the point is, they are finally coming back to Australia AND I HAVE A TICKET!
I highly recommend you do the same, or at least read 'EVERYTHING' by Simon Price, one of the most fascinating biographies you will EVER read.

13.11.10          Brisbane The Hi Fi        
15.11.10        Sydney The Metro        
18.11.10        Adelaide Governor Hindmarsh 
20.11.10        Melbourne The Forum 
22.11.10        Perth Metro Freo 

I leave you with the best video everrrr. THIS IS THEIR PRIME!! THIS IS WHEN I WISH I SAW THEM!!  (when James Dean Bradfield was HOTTTTT)
I especially love this highest rated comment from Youtube on this vid:
"We talked about this song during philosophy class! The teacher explained us that the lyrics are inspired by Nietzsche's philosophy: i.e. "Dionysus against the crucified" refers to the nickname used by Nietzsche in some of his writings (Dionysus) and to his critical attitude towards religion. "Find your truth, face your truth, speak your truth, be your truth" is clearly referred to Nietzsche's nihilism (western culture, its morals, myths, are just lies, you have to find and face the real truth)"




And one of my favourites (When James was even HOTTER! Why oh why did he eat all the pies!?)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hero Spotlight: CHRISSY AMPHLETT


Sighhhh... I just wanna be her so badly. 
When I was growing up I could barely even watch Divinyls videos. There was something about her that was so aggressive, wild and ├╝ber-sexual that I could hardly look at the screen! Granted I was a child at the time, but sheesh, I can only imagine how guys felt! 
I heard her described the other day as one of the the most attractive yet intimidating women who have ever existed. I guess it's that intimidation which is so attractive. You see someone acting as wild as this and you wanna be the person that they're loco about!
Regardless, now that I'm all grown up, I can only dream of being so intimidating.