Thursday, November 29, 2007

Sack, Back, and Crack : Hitchens' Journey of Self-Improvement

"The male version of the wax is officially called a sunga, which is the name for the Brazilian boys’ bikini. I regret to inform you that the colloquial term for the business is “sack, back, and crack.” I went into a cubicle which contained two vats of ominously molten wax and was instructed to call out when I had disrobed and covered my midsection with a small towel. Then in came Janea Padilha, the actual creator of the procedure. She whipped away the exiguous drapery and, instead of emitting the gasp or whistle that I had expected, asked briskly if I wanted any “shaping.” Excuse me? What was the idea? A heart shape or some tiger stripes, perhaps, on the landing strip? I disdained anything so feminine and coolly asked her to sunga away..."
On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part II

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...

It's that time of the year again. The time to be thankful for all the marvelous joys December brings (aside from loved ones of course), which include but most certainly aren't limited to:

1. A Charlie Brown Christmas (I cry every time.)

2. Paris Vogue January/February (guest edited by the inimitable Charlotte Gainsbourg)
thanks to Diorette and DieselMax from TFS

3. Nat King Cole's Christmas albums

4. Pfeffernüsse

5. Winter Wonderland

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Manon Gignoux

"The clothes I create pass on the experience of living, flattering and deforming the body. My fabric dolls, each a kind of symbolic object, represent attitudes and personalities. I play on the relationship between clothes and object, I dress objects in order to protect them and to tell their story… damaged coverings, darned, made from accumulation and colours faded by time. I also set up installations in which I associate my work with objects that I have found, re-invented and/or photographed."

Friday, November 9, 2007

Mis-shapes, Mistakes, Misfits...

The Misshapes were fab last night at the Underground! Kudos to the guy in all white dancing with the handheld mirror!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Urban Outfitters, chic?

I'll admit, every now and then I'll pop into Urban Oufitters. I'm neither a fan of hipster style nor the exploitation of indie trends for the masses, but I may leave with a pair of tights or a discounted dress. Well, I've recently stumbled upon the UK website for Urban Outfitters which is -suffice it to say- far more chic than its American counterpart (think Vanessa Bruno, See By Chloe, and Anglomania). If only they'd start shipping overseas...
Urban Outfitters UK