Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goode News

the man is delicious

le sac

my version of an everyday bag

i neeeeeed it. from Hickoree's Hard Goods

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Rick Owens by Nick Knight

match made in heaven, these two

from SHOWstudio

pin up

this is me today. except not a blonde supermodel. ok, it's just the hair. but i'm going to pretend.

by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin via

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ryan McGinley for Missoni

these were by far some of my favourite images of 2009

via iconology

Sunday, December 27, 2009

word of advice

items of note from Hollister Hovey

{1} La Perla Cocoon Lace Triangle Bra, Net-a-Porter, $255
{2} Carine Gilson Chantilly Lace Bra,Net-a-Porter, $290
{3} Beckham Bra by VPL, La Garçonne, $75
{4} Pintuck Balcony Silk Bra,TopShop, £16
{5} Dolce & Gabbana Leopard-print balconette Bra, on sale at The Out Net, $80

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ronseal puppy


this is Tiny the dog.

he does what it says on the tin

Friday, December 18, 2009

dance like grown ups


top hat and sequins, white tux and bow tie

we were all grownsdup for a night

it's catching

NY Times interviews Sleigh Bells

Kinda psyched that they're getting attention. After all, having previously declared I love them so they need to effing record something so I can BUY it...


that's all i have to say about that

photo by sharon montrose via unruly things

Rock The House

the hottest kids in music with the loveliest model

vampire weekend

Faris of The Horrors
Golden Silvers
Steven Meisel for American Vogue via ONTD

Thursday, December 17, 2009

physics of Ali

Physics of Ali by Michel Dacruz via Nicholas Feltron's blog

half and half


it's things like this which is why i love film. you just never quite know what you're getting

art of the trench

I often wear a Burberry that formerly belonged to my brother. When he was 7 years old or so. I love how shrunken it looks, even though it's the real deal.

Time to submit to this project I reckon...

video via AnotherMag Reader

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

halloween part 2

this was my take

half eaten

she glows

"be wilder"

star with mr president

twirly whirley


lamp man

pretty scary

Chew Lips - Seven

I developed a Chew Lips obsession overnight.

Monday, December 14, 2009

fortunately, none of you are normal people.

that was the email I received when my friend's photos from Hallowe'en finally came back... I clearly didn't want to break the rule that there should never be a normal picture of me

Sunday, December 13, 2009

i want to go to there

Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. Just looks amazing. I'm putting my change jar money aside for this.

on pause


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


future redhead




atlas sound - untitled for surveillance

it's stuff like this that makes me agog at the talent of people

Friday, December 4, 2009

Phoenix Take Away Shows

Phoenix - 1901 - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Phoenix - Long distance call - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Phoenix - Lizstomania / One time too many - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Phoenix' album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix is very possibly my favourite album of the year. And even if I went to the show solo it was a seriously good time. This has me in a great mood to start the day.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

like old libraries and snow

lastest for the Free People blog where I come up with more nonsense metaphors


*thao with the get down stay down - know better learn faster
make no mistake: this is an album about heartbreak. thao nguyen‘s own heartbreak. even though you’re set up for this material to come off as whiney, she somehow manages to avoid this by sending it out with punchy and dancey tunes. a great album to put on as soon as you’re ready to stop crying about your own broken heart.

neal morgan - to the breathing world
after years of playing drums and singing background vocals for joanna newsom, it was time for neal morgan to bust out on his own. and on his own is exactly it - just him and his drums layering over themselves to create something entertaining and totally dynamic.

xx - xx
this is the one record this year that i am a bit worried i may literally wear out. it’s fun and romantic and creates a cool, sexy, almost dark atmosphere. it’s a perfect example of the excitement of anticipation – every time you think a song’s going to break out into something huge and deserving of a fist pump, they sit you back down and tell you to hold your horses, they have more ways to whisper something salacious in your ear.

*girls - album
the life story of christopher owen, one half of girls, is so insane that the first time i heard it i thought it was a farce (it involves cults, prostitution and a stint as a gutter punk). you can feel this in the rawness of his voice, but these aren’t songs about his tumultuous childhood, these are just songs about girls. fun, surf rocky, songs about girls. what better subject to fill an album with?!? after ponies.

* these records were purchased at an awesome shop in madison wi, b-sides. they have a great selection and are really nice about making recommendations.

royksopp - melody am
royksopp currently have a new album on the way but their first is a great one for a re-listen, or even a first go. and with the unavoidable buzz and bustle heading into a new year this makes a great soundtrack to just take. a. break.

the strokes - is this it
when this album came out it made new york city a rock star again and amazingly it still sounds fresh. this cover was actually never printed in the us because the band didn’t want buyers to be put off by the bum. luckily, their songs are way more rock ‘n’ roll than that move.

portishead - portishead
they only have three studio albums to their name and yet they’ve left an indelible mark on music and even defined and created their own genre of trip hop. seriously – there’s one other band that you’d put in the trip hop bucket and i can’t be bothered to name them. every member is now working with and influencing artists that are creating a lot of the best music around. anyway, so what i was saying is this album is perfection and i want to hug it.

beth gibbons and the rustin’ man - out of season
guess what. i love portishead. their singer beth gibbons doesn’t escape the love fest with this solo album, though it has a completely different tone; dark and a little brooding, if it was a scent it would be like old libraries and snow.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the man knows

a day in the life of bernhard willhelm in Ten Men, taken from Coute Que Coute


I can't decide if this is florals made masculine or if it's just he's pretty enough to make it work regardless

image from ffffound

The Dodos - Long Form

let's just go

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

mixed message

i love this photo from the latest advetorials for All Saints by David Bellemere