Sooooo many blog posts in one day, I know, I know... but being inspired is limitless... Thank you Anna and Taylor for your stunning photos from Hawaii, wish I would have been there with you, beautiful... and I never pass up a chance to make a turbine out of a scarf. Reminds me of our trip... 8 days Peter and I will be en-route to Europe... but not without a quick trip to LA to see Anna and Tay. Can't wait.
Sick // threeASFOUR and YOKO ONO teamed up to create their Spring 10 collection. Using her old 'dot' drawings and printing them onto fabrics they transformed them into magical dresses and leggings. Other noteworthy pieces are ALL of the leggings, look close... they are quite dreamy. I go WILD for threeASFOUR.
TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHESis a new Brooklyn based collection of clothing and accessories that uses discarded materials and transforms them into radical, easy, wearable and accessible pieces. They start by taking off their clothes as to remove them from the context of how you should dress and begin to explore the inspiration and abilities of the garment itself. Take off your clothes is available at OAK NYC. And god knows I love a good cognac leather travel bag.
BON IVER // (the Good Winter) played a very special 6am set in Los Angeles this weekend at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, I may have melted right into the ground if I had been there... BLOOD BANK is one of the most beautiful, emotional songs ever, amazing.... Thanks for the pics Mario, it would have been so dreamy to have been there with you. And the fog started rolling... we were stuck out in your car, on the side of the 10 freeway... ha ha memories... Anyway, if you do not own this EP, go get it now and love it.
Very proud of my friend LEILA SHAMS and her new collection!!! Leila who was Director of Color and Concept when I was at Express, brought light into what could have been a very stodgy environment. Leila lit up Express with color, sequins, print and livelihood, sometimes too much for 'them', 'they' just did not 'get it'... for those of you in fashion you know exactly what I mean... but Leila knew what she liked and stood for and she took her over the top design aesthetic and poured it into her own collection and this is 100% Leila. You knew walking into her office at EXP that she needed more, stepping over disco balls and giant Zeebra print rugs, I had a hunch she may have wanted out just as much as I did... Congrats Leila on your work!!! The collection is rooted around the idea of Weird Science and the jungle. You can check out her website here.
YAY! Well, I can not help but tear up watching this trailer, it is so amazing, the spirit of this movie I feel is what drives my soul. I am completely obsessed with critters and anything with claws... in fact I may relate to these creatures more than I do most annoying, egotistical humans. Magical, inspiring, and real, unpretentious and adorable. I can not wait to see this. But the real news worth celebrating is that our friend SONNY GERASIMOWICZ art directed this film, working closely with Spike and Sendak to create these critters. Sonny who was a graffiti artist turned agency creative took this project on with little to no experience with film and I think he did an amazing job and I could not be more ecstatic for him! I have a feeling SONNY is now a celebrity around the old neighborhood of Silverlake/Echo Park. Way to go Sonny, you ABSOLUTELY UNDOUBTEDLY RULE!!!
p.s. Sonny will even appear in the film as 'Alexander' a small snarky goat, I mean this does not get ANY better!!!
Jungle Cock Capes are beautiful looking feathers and are sometime extremely tough to get.
Jungle Cock Capes are offered in 3 grades. The right breeder will grade the capes in a few different ways. First is how many "nails" are on the cape? Secondly what type of quality are the "nails", or individual feathers in? What's the length and width? Are the feathers as a whole split in many different places? And naturally colors on the feathers. Does the cape contain feathers that have the brilliant yellow and orange colors that these feather are known for?
I can't believe I have existed 30 years without knowing that someones whole business is ran around JUNGLE COCK CAPES! Now you know...