4/7/13

Song of the Day + 'Baywatch'



Emily DiDonato by Dan Martensen for Double 25 SS 2013 

I hope everyone has had a really lovely weekend! The editorial above makes me ache for the beach and the consistent summer heat if you know what I mean :) these April showers can be so unforgiving. xxXxxxXxx 

4/6/13

Things to Want: Shoes at Saks Edition



CHLOÉ Susan Studded Ankle Boot

Most of us, if not at all, are painfully familiar with these Chloé boots. I've seen them in person countless times but I never had the privilege to actually try them on. All the rage makes sense once they're holding your feet, and there's something about the nude version that's special to me.






Nicholas Kirkwood Zig Zag Leather & Suede Pumps

If these beautiful shoes don't remind you of Beetle Juice, I'm not sure what will. Fit for a villain, the zig-zag print, architectural heel, and suede point toe made me not want to leave them behind. The designer, Nicholas Kirkwood, whom I'd never heard of before designs all kinds of crazy shoe styles that I'm not particularly fond of. But it was these by far that stuck out to me the most.

3/27/13

Sky Ferreira on Newtown Radio



Filmed and Recorded at Swan7 Studios 


Sky Ferreira performing her hit "Everything is Embarrassing" and a newer song for her upcoming album called "You're Not the One".  X 

3/25/13

Antidote & K Magazine + Song of the Day



Magazine Antidote Issue #5 and K Mag No.51

Hi everyone! So it's a new week, as well as the final week of what I'd now like to call MARCH MADNESS. The spring breakers are finally flooding back to their hometowns of Kansas and the like, and WMC and UMF have officially come to a close. To put it plainly, that shit really ain't for everyone.  But if you can't seem to get enough and would like to close the month on the right note (and perhaps sooth your delirium while you're at it), you should head on down to your local record store Sweat Records on Saturday at 8PM to see a performance by JEAN JACKET and local acts Phaxas and The Moon Caravan.

Above, Catherine McNeil on the cover of Antidote's "Street Issue", which is paying homage to the street photography craze I suppose. You can see the 7 other covers (yes, 7) for this months Antidote right HERE. Alongside McNeil is Sesja Okladkowa for K Mag's March "RUSSIAN GIRLS" issue; photography by Zuza Krajewska.

Now do yourself a favour and 

 Unwind below 


3/21/13

2 Covers & a Video for i-D



Oyster Peace Issue Magda Laguinge by Cara Stricker and Smug No.6 SS 2013 Charlotte Tomaszewska by Joachim Johnson

And below is Cara Delevingne giving a "striptease" for this months i-D magazine. She looks good with short hair! X 



Film by Tyrone Lebon, Styling by Charlotte Stockdale, Music by Lachlan Munro

3/20/13

Steven Sebring "Emily" for WOLF Magazine



Directed and Lensed by Steven Sebring, Editing by Daniel Olshansky, Assistant Camera by Ryan De Franco

What amazing editing and cinematography that was done here! I absolutely love this video. The song is also a WIN in my opinion and you can listen to it below without the loop and video if you please:


Springing Forward


H&M yellow lace dress and Blue Gloves

Every once in awhile it's fun to play dress up in something you normally wouldn't dress up in. The same qualifies for this spring-ready, seemingly Easter inspired yellow dress. I'm not one for lace or Easter, but for some reason or another I enjoyed the imagination of pairing this dress with a wide brimmed hat for a Sunday brunch; the blue gloves are for the convertible (or a "cold" winters day). No but seriously, I'd get such a kick out of wearing these gloves while driving. It would also be nice to actually have gloves in my glove compartment. You can find both of these lovely items at none other than H&M for an obviously low price tag along with the many new items they now have available for spring (florals galore). XX

3/18/13

2 Covers + Song of the Day

   

Interview Germany April '13 Sky Ferreira & i-D Spring '13 Lara Stone 

It's WMC week bitches! Lots of really cool events happening this week in MIA so let's celebrate on this fine Monday with today's Song of the Day xxxXXxxxXxxxXxxxx 

3/13/13

TAKE MY PICTURE from GARGAE MAGAZINE

It's funny because Tim Blanks has blatantly blurted out so many thoughts I've had in my own head about fashion blogging for a long time now. In essence, it's almost all the same thing and in hindsight there are billions, perhaps zillions of fashion blogs out there geared towards the same people. It's almost always recycled material from other websites, and if it isn't, you're out there just like thousands of other photographers taking a bunch of photographs of the same people wearing the same things and practically delivering identical material. Like Tim Blanks, I too feel embarrassed for these people who put themselves out there in front of these street style photographers, and I pity those who are a part of the fashion industry that have little to no choice. Not that this is the core of the issue here, but back to the basics of blogging and what it seemingly so long ago used to be, how are you supposed to bring something fresh and original to the table, and how are you supposed to build an audience if it's already so spread out and in your face as it is? I suppose taking several different approaches can make your blog more original, if only it was so simple. I inadvertently discontinued blogging for a few months because of how uninspired I was by the simple thought of what fashion truly meant to me, and what it began to turn into over the past few years. Sometimes I still find it difficult to be inspired, but what I've found more approachable and even more motivating is personalizing my material as much as possible so as to not be a recycling bin of sorts, not just for my own personal integrity, but for my viewers as well. It's just so interesting to read and know that there are people out there feeling the same way about this. So then what happens next? What will become of fashion over the next decade? Will it merely continue to grow and expand, or will it explode to the point that it deters photographers from street style photography and fashion blogging altogether? At some point or another things do change and even sometimes collapse. I guess this is more of a food-for-thought kind of a thing, but it's fun as well as interesting to consider what could or may happen within the coming years of the ever-growing fashion industry. X