Sunday, 28 September 2008

mgmt - kids

You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud,
But your voice is too loud

We like to watch you laughing,
You pick the insects off plants
No time to think of consequences

Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted
To be haunted

[Repeat chorus]

The water is warm
But it’s sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention

The memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decision to decisions are made
And not bought,
But I thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot.
I guess not... chorus.

I love this song too much for words. Lyrics above. Please listen.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

the kills

I always just thought that The Kills was that dude who went out with Kate Moss but I CANNOT stop listening to Midnight Boom. It is so great and I haven't loved a proper rock n roll album for yeeeears now! Lovelovelove them. Listen to Last Day of Magic or Cheap and Cheerful. So great.
I love it - I mentioned that right?

Thursday, 18 September 2008

alexander wang for uniqlo

I'm obviously way behind on this since they announced it in March but I am loving the line that Alexander Wang has done for Uniqlo. Want it all! Perfect work gear.

Monday, 15 September 2008

luella s/s09

Luella s/s09 true to form as girly and cupcakesque as expected!

luella bartley

Luella is one of the first shows this week at london fashion week, happening today - here is a recap of their a/w08 and the pieces I loveloveloved from before - very excited about s/s09.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

kate moss for topshop

kate moss for topshop - not sure how i feel about it all to be honest think it is a little bland. here are a few pieces which are clearly fab and obviously look incredible on her but what wouldn't look incredible on her!

photos: TFS

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

marky marc!

it was my birthday yesterday and my amazing boyfriend bought me a sewing machine. ahhhhhhhhhhhh... absolutely amazing present so it is pretty apt that it is NY fashion week and the most inspiration I could possibly imagine in photographic form is winging its way across the atlantic via cyberspace... these are a few pics from Marc by Marc Jacobs. mmm now how to thread the needle...

photos: thecobrasnake

Monday, 8 September 2008

fashion shows NYC

Nicole, Winona at DKNY 2009 spring collection in NYC... love Nicole's outfit - absolutely amazing... very bold stripes - I approve completely! Alexa Chung was meant to be djing at Bestival but she must have seen the weather forecast and hopped on a plane to New York instead! Don't blame her I opted out too!

photos: TFS

cass bird M.I.A. paper shoot

cass bird is a photographer who i feel embodies a lot of the idea of what the kids are up to in new york, a kind of hedonistic, beautiful crowd... she does stunning portraits check out her website here. i absolutely adore all her photos. she just shot M.I.A. for paper magazine which is an absolutely amazing shoot, so intense and so close up I think I read somewhere that she just follows people around all day and tells them to do whatever they would normally... so M.I.A. is a cigar smoker!

Sunday, 7 September 2008

jewish museum berlin

Back in february two of my best mates and I went to Berlin for the weekend to see what all the fuss was about and had just about the best weekend of my life! I just came across this photo of the jewish museum and had to post it as the museum blew me away compltely. Built by Daniel Libeskind in 1999, the whole building was designed around Jewish history in Germany from the 4th Century to the present. It’s beautiful architecture, but what’s most striking is the concept behind the design, the whole thing makes you feel disorientated and confused, with corridors bending upwards and then downwards and narrow walls with tiny gaps. It is intended to make you understand the disorientation of the holocaust. Absolutely amazing.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

deanne cheuk illustrator and designer

deanne cheuk is a protégé of David Carson’s, from Australia but living in New York, where she says she will stay forever. She is getting so much coverage in magazines and websites and even made it to the front page of my Creative Arts last month. You can check out her stuff here. Here you can also find her 'smallest magazine in the world' and all the info about her mushroom girls here.

james jean

when I was in New York Britt and I had a look in the Prada store which looked like an enormous half pipe with steps and murals all over the walls by James Jean. very concept store like mmmmmm yah! James Jean was the dude who put together the concept for trembled blossoms, which I blogged about a while ago. anyway so I have just come across the illis on my web trawling. james jean absolutely rocks. check his stuff ici.
These are clickable and PLEASE do because they are absolutely mind blowing zoomed in.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Mr & Mrs Wolfe!

The most beautiful wedding and the most fun party I have been to in ages! Such a great weekend at her house in Oxford. All the luck in the world to Amanda and Owen and ooooh I wish I could have the weekend again!!