Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vivre Sa Vie

Got my ticket to see Craft Spells (with Cloud Nothings) in April. Yaaaaay.

Professional Wrestling Is REAL

This is my favorite Saturday Night Live sketch that no one quotes or mentions or has ever brought up in conversation ever.
It's from 1987 and now finally on youtube. I think it's great. I wonder whose idea it was? I guess heaven has the answer...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

milk / seltzer / pickles

Created a Drive Angry 3D cover for Fake Criterions. Also, it's the next movie that the good people at one of my new favorite podcasts is about to review / make fun of - How Did This Get Made?. If you don't have friends that take great pleasure and delight in seeing awesomely bad movies with you, then listen to this podcast. If you do have friends like these, listen to this podcast. Paul Scheer, who was just in Piranha 3D – which is a really great remake (something I rarely get to say) and who's character inexplicitly vanishes midway through the film – is the host of the podcast. The original Piranha (1978) is still not available through Netflix. It's so weird, this movie was shown on TV constantly in the 80s/90s. I know it by heart, it's truly terrifying and wonderful and funny. I want the VHS!

Anyway, I kind of wish this podcast focused more on Netflix Watch Instantly movies, but Drive Angry 3D, jeeez, heard Nic Cage has back taxes to pay, so Season of the Witch, Ghost Rider 2, it's just the beginning.... Someone should start a new podcast just to review his future stinkers. Also, his son, black metal or goth?

Here is the creative process. I kept pretty close to the original idea. And I'm about to head out to the grocery...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yes, I Look at F21 Online - I Look at a Lot of Things!

Dear Forever21,
Why won't you just let me hate you? This is hilarious.

Also, 100% silk at F21? And I checked, it's not "silque" or whatever they tend to call non-things, it's the real deal and it's $25 - granted it's the consistency of onion skin and needs another top underneath (kind of missing the point of wearing cool-to-the-skin silk for hot summers in the first place). BABY STEPS. Interesting print though, Vogue-like illustrations of late 1940s - early 1950s fashions.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cute Stuff, Indeed

I live in a time and place where the First Lady wears H&M. I really feel like we're all in this alternate universe. Things are so different from a few years ago. When you're not ashamed of your country's leaders, and you feel they are making the right choices on behalf of a nation AND the tiny ones they make for themselves, it's like someone telling you, "it's going to be Ok". Michelle Obama wearing H&M when she can wear any designer ever in the whole wide world every day is Ok. The message she sends out by doing that is extraordinary and it's not like she's disingenuously making some noble statement cos people were giving her shit over "only wearing non-American designers". What? That doesn't even make sense, she wears whatever she wants. What does makes sense is that she wears Alexander McQueen and other European designers of high fashion to fancy, white tie events cos they make clothing that is more avant garde and suited for that. For the most part, US designers make clothing that will sell in department stores and it's overall not so groundbreaking. Also, if she was pandering to the critics, then she would've worn something obvious like Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein on the Today Show.

"This is my philosophy. I hope that women learn to wear what they love... like to patronize American designers, and the vast majority of the clothes that I wear are. But there are a lot of other designers that have cute stuff, too." –Michelle Obama

A part of me wishes her shoes were vintage. 
Nevertheless, here are some rad yellow leather ones currently available on Etsy that range around $30.
Heels by Proxy . 1980s . Size 8 Narrow . $28 . shop {Vintage Shop 11}

Heels by Martinelli for Elegarrs . 1970s . Size 7 1/2 . $26 . shop {Olivia's Vice} - haha

Lace-up Flats . 1970s . size 7 1/2 . $32 . shop {Gypsy and Company}

Strappy Flats . 1990s . size 8 1/2 . $45 . shop {Reanimated Rags}

Also, these handrawn letters from '70s horror comics on Etsy are making my day 
{the illustrations, eh, not so much...}

UPDATE: WTF - Apparently, people are freaking out to get their hands on this dress and maybe the fact that she wore this dress on TV made H&M's stock rise?!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines...

I hate love!

Friday, February 11, 2011


{UPDATE: seems I am not the only one to see this obvious connection! great, I am not some weirdo.}

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Song Stuck in Head

{aaaaand the Lego Playmobil version - but why is he wearing a suit jacket and tie??}

{the making of – now I feel bad for nitpicking about the suit...}

Thursday, February 3, 2011

YAY! Indeed

Roundup of current tangible media that is making me happy in life
{The latest issue of Yeti with CD - cat themed!, Cloud Nothings "Should Have" picture disc,
Catwalk "Past Afar" and "(Please) Don't Break Me}" - from Captured Tracks}

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chewbacca Feet

If this wasn't Groundhog Day, and instead April 1st, I would think this was a really great joke by the Jeffrey Campbell camp. You'd think they were totally kidding to be offering up this "Shag" pair of heels at Solestruck. But it's not, and they ain't. As if the completely ugly Lita shoe series could not get any worse...

This shit is getting real.
Also, I think needs to change their current tagline of, "To rid the world of ugly shoes one pair at a time," to "You'll like it if we put a platform on it."

Morning Ice in the Fire Escape Garden

{Fisby sleeps in}

Functional hat for warm ears

Rad hat dates back to the '50s / early '60s, but I first noticed this turban style (with the attached over-the-ears scarf) from a photo in a vintage fashion book that was showcasing the looks of the '80s - either Norma Kamali or Sonia Rykiel, some female designer. Ugh, I can't remember, I'm useless on this...

pink long cardigan - H&M
orange turban hat scarf wrap thing - by vintage couture millner, Anita Pineault from Hellcat Vintage
vintage Motels and The Buzzcocks 1" buttons - Undertow Fun
jeans - Imitation of Christ, '06

Woven Bones - Creepy Bone