Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Socks & Sandals

Fashion imitates art

Monet 'Water Lilies' 1908:

Lavin S/S 09:

Morris Louis 'Delta Theta' 1961:

Victor & Rolf S/S 09:

Roy Lichtenstein 'In The Car' 1963:

Christopher Kane S/S 09:

Coloured smoke

These photographs by Thomas Couderc and Clement Vauchez of Helmo are mesmerizing.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Excerpts from the annals of everyday life

A few notes towards a complete account, rendered in photographs, of everything that has ever happened...

Square America is a site that collects old photographs (from America), and divides them into categories and themes. Recently they put up a searcheable archive so that you can categorize them yourself.


a self portrait by Lou Doillon for Bon Magazine

New range by Elke Kramer

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Holy Mountain - Alejandro Jodorowsky

Priestesses of Longing

When I saw Rick Owen's S/S 09 collection I basically died a little death and came back to life full of artful longing and desire. It's like the priestesses have baptized me, purifying me, making me new again. How can a fashion collection do that? I don't know. There must be something wrong with me. But I know I'm not alone in my capacity to be moved by art and fashion. So I think I'll keep on sharing.

Hail Mary of Darkness, post-apocalyptic warrior, pagan gothic priestess. Goddamn. I can't even take it. The mood reminds me of another beautiful fashion story I fell in love with last year styled by Edward Enningful for Italian Vogue where he juxtaposed puritan and santeria-esque priestess dresses, in a crazy ecstatic mash-up evoking the crucible, exorcism and robotic worship. Fucking crazy and beautiful.

It also reminds me of this incredible editorial from Privé Asia Winter 2008. Evangelical nun princess hybrid wanders the streets of a mystery city with people needing to be saved. Or something like that.

I would also call these women priestesses of longing, though they don't have quite the same warrior strength of Rick Owen's spring 09 models. Rick Owens, wherever you are, you've stirred in me a deep inspiration and longing, and for that I thank you.