Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lyell Fall '07

Not content with what's been churned out on the New York and Milan runways thus far, I thought I would post a relatively small but lovely label, Lyell:


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Le Musée du Fumeur

"As of now, the populist, curio-shop equivalent of musées du fumeur can be still found in the smoky confines of cafés, restaurants, and nightclubs in Paris — but only until January 1, when the smoking ban takes full effect, and anyone caught lighting up in such places is subject to a 75-euro fine. After that day, a million populist museum curators will be forced to puff their cigarettes on the street corners of Paris, and the Musée du Fumeur will become a slightly more potent curiosity..."
'Le Musée du Fumeur' The Smart Set

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Inspiration: Anna Karina

Agnes B. Fall 2007
Inspired by Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville (1965)

A Blurb about Agnes B:
"Always passionate about film, she incorporated oversize movie posters into the original design of her SoHo store. These were what caught the eye of a teenage Harmony Korine as he whizzed by on his skateboard. Korine eventually teamed up with filmmaker Larry Clark to write Kids, and today Agnes and Korine are partners in a production company, O'Salvation. (Korine is currently shooting Mister Lonely in London, a film that stars Diego Luna, Samantha Morton and Anita Pallenberg.) Agnes recalls how she and Korine bonded in 1999: "I like people who dare to be fringe -- you know, who are not shy. I am shy. That might be why I admire people who are not."
'Mother of Reinvention' PaperMag

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Martin Amis on 9/11 and the cult of death

"September 11, 2001, is the most momentous event in world history since the end of the Cold War. And the Cold War ended when the AntiFascist Protection Barrier, otherwise known as the Berlin Wall, was decisively breached – on November 9, 1989. That is to say, on 9/11.

The above, I suggest, is a very minor parable about the herd instinct: the herd instinct and its tolerance of nonsense. The rolling creed we call Islamism is also an embrace of illusion, as indeed is religion itself – a massive and multiform rearguard action, so to speak, against the fact of human mortality. Our own performance, in what we may limply but accurately call the struggle against those who use terror, has also shown signs of mass somnambulism and self-hypnosis. This is true at the executive level, insofar as the Iraq misadventure (and much else) is a corollary of the neoconservative “dogma”; and it is true on the level of individual response. Six years later, we are all still learning how to think and feel about September 11..."
'9/11 and the cult of death' London Times

Sunday, September 9, 2007

After much consideration I finally took the plunge and got bangs... Lou Doillon style...

thanks to Kimberly at Sine Qua Non!

Goodies From Le Train Bleu

Ulla Johnson Esme Sweater
Ulla Johnson Ivy Skirt
Collette Jeans by Lips--Dark RinseLover Two-Tone Denim Dress

Lover Marianne Lace Shift Dress

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Admit It. You Love It. It Matters.

"They have their identities, that is, assembled during the profound daily ritual of clothing oneself; they have, as Colette once remarked, their civilizing masks. And yet, despite its potential as a tool for analyzing culture, history, politics and creative expression; as a form of descriptive shorthand used through all of written history (including the Vedas, the Bible and the Koran); as a social delight, fashion is just as often used as a weapon, a club wielded by those who forget that we are saying something about ourselves every time we get dressed — not infrequently things that fail to convey the whole truth."
'Admit It' New York Times