Monday, December 21, 2009

Julie Christie at the premiere of Doctor Zhivago (one of my all-time favorites) in 1965. Found this on lingerie designer Araks Yeramyan's worthwhile blog here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Grizzly Bear's latest video for "Ready, Able." The technicolor claymation forest awesomeness comes courtesy of artist Allison Schulnik.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Next Magazine

A step-by-step demo of reading the next generation of Sports Illustrated via an e-reader.
[via Kottke]

Heaven, According To Bernhard Willhelm

6) Heaven is…?

BW: What we love:

-Birds flying towards us and then flying away again.

-The moments between moments, when you’re happy.

-Cafes with two guests and a dog.

-Streets made of golden sunlight.

-Meat and dumplings at home.

-The high of sex.

-A lot of money when we earn it, not later when we spend it.

-Art at the moment it’s created.

-Something too expensive that we can afford.

-A certain smile.

-Elephant showers.

-Death, as long as we’re not dying.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunset to Sunrise

"That carnage has left behind an island of misfit toys, trains whose cabooses have square wheels and bird fish who are trying to swim in thin air." -my favorite line from David Carr's recent NYT's piece on the state of media today.

It's dark, but the silver lining is bright:
"Somewhere down in the Flatiron, out in Brooklyn, over in Queens or up in Harlem, cabals of bright young things are watching all the disruption with more than an academic interest. Their tiny netbooks and iPhones, which serve as portals to the cloud, contain more informational firepower than entire newsrooms possessed just two decades ago. And they are ginning content from their audiences in the form of social media or finding ways of making ambient information more useful. They are jaded in the way youth requires, but have the confidence that is a gift of their age as well.

For them, New York is not an island sinking, but one that is rising on a fresh, ferocious wave."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

OMG Girlz: Lil Wayne & TI's Daughters Form Pop Group

Saw Baby Carter flex her rap skills in the Lil Wayne doc "The Carter," which is amazing btw. Can't wait for this.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life's A Beach

We Are Handsome -- a collaboration between Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers -- is a fantastic new swimwear line out of Australia. For now the line solely includes a standard one-piece style, which is then printed with an iconic vintage image. Topped off with a pair of Erdem sunglasses: perfection.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The latest specs from BLESS. Pretty badass if you ask me.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Félix González-Torres


Just came across an image of Jeffrey Campbell's new wedges - an exclusive for LF. Is it just me, or are these identical to Acne's Atacoma Wedge Boot for FW09 (right down to the alternately colored sole)? Funny, as it wouldn't be the first time this season that Campbell has knocked-off the style...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Why not getting what you want can make you happy...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Paint Splattered Perfection

Two looks from German/Austrian label Hartmann Nordenholz's new SS10 collection...

[via Kingdom of Style]

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

If you look at one show from SS10 fashion week, let it be this one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Alber Elbaz, the designer responsible for one of the best SS10 collections presented this season.

[via Humor Chic]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

One of my favorite fashion week pieces.

Christopher Kane's creepy LFW SS10 show invite. The hi-liter hair trend continues.

Banksy x Radiohead


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The wonderful Matthew Schneier, editor of, evaluates books that may or may not help make you a man. Big fan.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Covering fashion week here and here. Check. it. out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Love the Lady Gaga S&M/goth-inspired spread in the latest issue of Out, shot by Ellen Von Unwerth. Full slideshow here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I'm guest editing this week, check it out.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Back To School's Buyers Guide for Fall 09 features not one but two totally covetable varsity jackets - from Balenciaga and Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony, respectively.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Missoni FW09

Yet another fall campaign photographed by Ryan McGinley (who shot Stella McCartney FW09, as well as recent campaigns for Levis and Wrangler). McGinley is also signed on to shoot Tilda Swinton for Pringle of Scotland's SS10 ads. Not too shabby.

Sneak peek of Robert Geller's entire SS10 collection. Loving the emaciated collars that were likewise ubiquitous at Jil Sander.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Everybody isn't perfect in this world. It's enough that the models are perfect."
-- Grace Coddington, The September Issue.

One More For The Wish List

Michael Angel leggings (via his newly launched online store)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Realities of Design

"A lot of designers get caught up in the creativity, but you’ve got to think about the legs of your collection — essentially, how the line is going to move forward. Who is your customer? How are you going to merchandise your clothes so that they make sense to store buyers? How do you package it?" -Alexander Wang [via]

One of my new favorite magazines.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Latest wish list addition: Surface to Air's FW09 wedge booties, soon to debut at Copenhagen boutique Paris, Texas.

Seen in Paris

Paper maché underwear, roller skates and more from artist Cyril Hatt in the windows at Lanvin in Paris.

More face painting from the Karl Lagerfeld shot look book for milliner Maison Michel's latest wares. The full series of photos is likewise currently up on view at Colette in Paris.

Friday, July 10, 2009

"The Frontline Club in west London, a social club for independent journalists (‘eating, drinking and thinking’) has just launched a publication to promote and support its members work."


Thursday, July 9, 2009

A music video for Japanese band Sour’s song “Hibi no Neiro,” shot entirely with webcams...


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The only way to see the Chanel's FW09 haute couture show: in 3-D (if only to see the Kaiser strut his stuff).

NYC to LA in 43 frames.

Fiat heir Lapo Elkinn likes melding high and low. Case in point: his denim-lined Ferrari. [via]

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Face Painting: three is a trend

Drew Barrymore [via]

John Galliano SS10 [via]

Cheap Monday SS10 [via]

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bernhard Willhelm SS10
First Naomi, then Claudia, now Cristy. YSL helps spearhead the return of the supermodel with its new Fall ads...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"People are reasonable, even jewel thieves."
- from rare mp3 of Weegee on photography.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Silk bonnet: Les Hommes' headgear of choice for SS10. [via]

Lucy and Bart Photography [via]

Friday, June 19, 2009

Still drooling over...

Phoebe Philo for Celine pre-Spring 2010.

Welcome to Spaceport America, the soon to be launch and landing pad for Virgin Galactic flights.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Proof that women aren't the only ones carrying the torch of the anti-pants movement.
Attention Peter Sellers fans

Friday, June 12, 2009

"I really really love this: on Wednesday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent its regular staff home and had some of Israel's notable poets and authors cover the news. From author Avri Herling, here is the most accurate financial report you're ever likely to read in the paper:

Everything's okay. Everything's like usual. Yesterday trading ended. Everything's okay. The economists went to their homes, the laundry is drying on the lines, dinners are waiting in place... Dow Jones traded steadily and closed with 8,761 points, Nasdaq added 0.9% to a level of 1,860 points.... The guy from the shakshuka [an Israeli egg-and-tomato dish] shop raised his prices again...."

[via Kottke]

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Better Late Than Never

Snoop Dogg on the cover of the Vogue L'Huomo back in 2007. Below: the jacket is Giorgio Armani, the pants are Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme, and the shoes are Valentino. Altogether: perfection.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

An interesting piece today in the New York Times on sex and consumption... or what your iPhone says about you:

"In a series of experiments, Dr. Miller and other researchers found that people were more likely to expend money and effort on products and activities if they were first primed with photographs of the opposite sex or stories about dating.

After this priming, men were more willing to splurge on designer sunglasses, expensive watches and European vacations. Women became more willing to do volunteer work and perform other acts of conspicuous charity — a signal of high conscientiousness and agreeableness, like demonstrating your concern for third world farmers by spending extra for Starbucks’s “fair trade” coffee."

But, in the end...

"A Harvard diploma might help get you a date or a job interview, but what you say during the date or conversation will make the difference. An elegantly thin Skagen watch might send a signal to a stranger at a cocktail party or in an airport lounge, but even if it were noticed, anyone who talked to you for just a few minutes would get a much better gauge of your intelligence and personality."


Meet 17-year-old Julia Dales: winner of the Wildcard at the Beatbox Battle World Championships.

[via NPR]

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sigor Ros & Ryan McGinley: Gobbledigook

Brooklyn-based Marais, maker of very cute, affordable monochromatic shoes named after Manhattan streets (from $52 for thong sandals to $72 for suede wedges), launched its online shop this morning.

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Alisa Gould-Simon is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn.