Radhead on the Pixies, hells yes. I’m going to need to view this documentary Gouge asap!
I think I see the sun shining through my blinds, so I’m going to finish an assignment and get the heck out there. One option: Mississippi Ave Street Fair.
Current status: overwhelmed by the Internets! Is there a love more pure, more vast than one for the world wide web? Behold!
I obviously realize that this look is a bit fugs and that approx. 2% of women worldwide can actually pull off such teensy shorts, but I really like her style these days and especially the ballsy blonde pixie cut. It’s clearly a nod to Sienna Miller nodding to Ms. Sedgwick’s look of the Factory era, and for that, I am unable to resist. Did that make sense?
Moving on. There are couture shows going on somewhere right now- Paris, I think- but I haven’t been keeping up as closely as I have in the past. All I know is that the few shows I have looked at have been amazing…
Elie Saab, Fall Couture 2011:
View the whole collection via Elle magazine here. Sure, a lot of the looks start to blend together, but they all have this wonderful ice queen glittery fab thing going on that I love. The couture version of Queen Frostine from Candyland, if you will.
Giambattista Valli‘s regal cloak..
Christian Dior‘s fantastical mix of bright colors and bold patterns [I know the house got mucho criticism for this show, but given the circumstances, I think it’s okay]…
Thanks to Elle for the great coverage. Keep those slide shows coming!
Rounding out my Interwebz love fest is this shot, courtesy of the “wish this was my blog” blog, Man Repeller….
This was uploaded on the blog’s Twitter feed this morning and I instantly made it my computer background. There is beauty in the excess and whoever said to remove one accessory item before leaving the house was full of shiz! Plus, any glimpse of a Cartier Love bracelet sends my heart a racing, as you know.
Off the Internet and into real life now, I must share my most recent ring acquisition from BillyGoat Vintage:
Scored during my Sunday tour of NE Alberta, it’s one I bought for its uniqueness and “work of art” quality….aaaand that it is big and gold, let’s be honest. This piece was made by the shop owner, and my instincts tell me it was once a brooch or even an earring converted into a ring. Whatever the story, I’m glad it is mine now!
I finally got the chance to see betsy & iya‘s new line “The Music” in person during First Thursday at Radish Underground.
Sigh.. I really just need a silent funder for my life. I’ve enjoyed supporting and following the growth of betsy & iya ever since I had the opportunity to meet and interview Betsy last fall. I hope “The Music” is a rocking good success and that maybe someday I’ll own one of those badass colorful necklaces.
Internet love, Cartier love, jewel love. I’m feeling it, are you?
Her look is easy, yet chic. That is what I love most about dresses, that they instantly make you look somewhat put together, even on a casual coffee run.
Take advantage of the glorious weather and wear a floral dress a la Eva!
This photo was posted by the indie record label Jagjaguwar on their Facespace page recently and it makes me smile. Nirvana’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, September 25, 1993; I should submit it to awesome people hanging out together, no?
In other news, I have returned intact from Midwest Invasion: Summer 2K11 Edition. Perhaps the best trip home I’ve ever had, I’m now fully readjusted to the time change [I’m such a wuss when it comes to the that] and being alone again after a few days of intense “togetherness.” I can’t deny how much I miss my family, or the guilt I feel at moving so far away, but being right here right now here feels good. For the time being, at least.
We did take our traditional journey to the Indianapolis Museum of Art so I could nut out in the Fashion & Textiles exhibit hall. The current exhibition, Material World, left a lot to be desired; it was composed of many garments I’d seen multiple times before, which was pretty disappointing, but I also realize that not every show will please all patrons.
A few snaps from the exhibit:
In closing, two interesting reeds for you, both via New York Times online:
Nail Polish is the New Lipstick: no surprise here! Nails, FTW.
Married, With Infidelities: pretty long, but definitely worth it. Very thought-provoking for me as my views on relationships of all types evolve as I get older comma wiser.
Happy Fourth o’ July weekend everyone! Make sure to strike a patriotic pose in whatever you wear this holiday, even if it is an Old Navy American Flag t-shirt [insert year].