Friday, May 28, 2010


Who's that girl, you ask? Or rather, "Who are those girls?". . . Look again, because they are not girls, but SQUID.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Myths of the Forest

The searing clarity of the woodlands against the fresh flowing gowns of spring mix with the kitsch- candles, brightly painted men, and animals masks. There's almost an air of Juliet of the Spirits. From Vogue Nippon September 2006.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Watch out!

Because you never know when a 100 foot tall Anita Ekberg will appear, wandering the streets of your hometown, ready to have some "fun"! From Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio of Boccaccio '70, by Federico Fellini.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Carsten Höller's Slides; "voluptuous panic upon an otherwise lucid mind"

Remember the sickly yellow colored macaroni playground slide from your childhood? The slide that was superior to all others- predominant in the prototypical idea of what a kid wants. Carsten Höller, a Belgian artist has recreated this infamous slide and regenerated the concept of a slide to question human behavior, perception and logic. His slides complexly offer art pertaining to three different kinds of senses. The eye; because of the beautiful sculpture-esque view of the slide, touch; for the literal experience of gliding down the often three stories of slide, and the mind; pertaining to the experience of self exploration. His slides, which have been installed in at least six various galleries and venues, are also used as Miuccia Prada's exit out of her main office.

Miuccia Prada's slide shown above ^

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Strange Music Videos of Brigitte Bardot

Most people know of Brigitte Bardot as the sunbathing 1960's icon from France. But the ballerina turned actress/model also had a very quirky singing career. Accompanying this career were a series of bizarre music videos, each one being very peculiar in very French way. Bardot may not have been a musical genius, but her songs are quite "catchy", and they do have something charmingly cute about them. Bardot's videos and musical career will live on forever in an air of idiosyncratic, wacky, but quintessentially French way.

Her Harley Davidson music video must have been the inspiration behind the recent Chanel Resort Collection finale - Georgia May Jagger on a motorcycle.

Go here to see the Harley Davidson video, since I cannot embed it...

Of course, the original comic strip video is better than the "making of", but i couldn't find one that I could embed. You can find the original on youtube if you're interested.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography 2010

Each year in the beautiful city of Hyères in the South of France, a glorious festival of avant-grade fashions and photography is held. Since the festival's debut in 1985, the venues of Hyères have provided talented young designers who hold uniquely fresh views a place to show their work. The festival is international, so applicants come from all over the world. However, despite promulgating young designers, this is no new york fashion week!! The talent bared by these designers is original and of fresh perspective. For it was at this very festival that Viktor & Rolf and Kris Van Assche gained their fame. If you enjoy fashion as an art form, fashion as a flame of passion, fashion that never gives up and never settles for "everything's already been done before"... If you are sick of deteriorating dying-to-be Balmain dresses and bandage dresses that appear seemingly harmless to the general public...but repeat, repeat, repeat... all without rinsing!!!!... Then the Hyeres Festival will generate a breath of fresh air, straight from the gorgeous South of France.