Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Seven Seconds to Send Up a Prayer....

I've been tagged by Sally Bowles

The Rules:List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Do You Love Me"?
PJ Harvey - "It's You"
The Mytery Jets - "The Boy Who Ran Away"
The Smiths - "I Want the One I Can't Have"
The Cobbs - "Say You Never Knew Me"
T. Rex - "Bang a Gong"
Joy Division - "Candidate"

I'd like to know what Z, Ashcan Rantings, Between the Static and the Magic, Immaculate Collection, Jen at Sleep Deprivation, Makeba and the Queens at Kingdom of Style are into.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A La Mode: Tasha Tilberg

photo by Cass Bird^

I was looking through an old issue of Nylon when I fell in love with one of her tattoos . Tasha Tilberg can be a debutante on a runway but really, she's a girl who must catch the eyes of many on the street. How could anyone overlook her ethnic earrings and gorgeous septum piercing (I don't usually like them, but her's is small enough to work). I love it when Tasha's tattoos aren't concealed and her androgynous hair is simple yet interesting. In her spare time she rocks as Foxxglove and Sic.

Superfine Jeans^

French Elle^

French Elle^

photo's by Cass Bird^

Monday, June 16, 2008

It was 1993...

Marc Jacobs + Sonic Youth = Grungetastic
"I was listening to this music and looking at the work of photographers and running around with a bunch of models who were less than conventional in terms of their beauty.....Grunge felt very right." -Interview magazine 2008
photo from ^

Friday, June 13, 2008

Andy Warhol Stories

Monday, June 9, 2008

Vivienne Westwood, Rockin' Til' The Day She Dies

Can you guess what Vivienne Westwood did before she became a desginer? Record store clerk? Barmaid? Berlesque dancer? Well, before she sold lavatory chains and dog collars she was an elementary school teacher. In 1971 her passion shifted to opening her punk clothing clothing store, Let It Rock, with Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols). She outfitted the Sex Pistols for their first gig and gained a fanbase amongst punks.

The shop's name went through several transformations (Sex, Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die, Seditionaries) before becoming World's End. She still owns the shop and sells her Anglomania line from there.

Vivienne and Malcolm threw fashion through a loop with chains, bones (used to spell out words) and hair on t-shirts (sometimes all at once) and made the humble buttondown appealing to not so neat people like me. The paint drippings and writings like "Only Anarchists are Pretty"! make me smile. Miniskirts, shoes and dresses adorned in a similar unconventional manner.

Vivienne Westwood's designs correspond with one of my core interests in fashion. She was part of a place and a time that challenged typical standards of dress and behavior. Her clothes took part in a cultural and musical movement that can't be recreated and no one will forget it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Jean Junkie: Cheap Monday Metallic Jeans

If Ziggy Stardust were still making appearances, he might trade in his unitard for these Cheap Mondays. Yet, they manage to be grunge enough for Iggy Pop (his glam days weren't very polished). I think he'd find them almost as interesting as his clear trousers....

Monday, June 2, 2008

Paul Hartnett

Street fashion seems to be everywhere. There are a million blogs and quirky lifestyle zines out photographing kids about towns. Paul Hartnett manages to be "raw and real" (his own words) by going beyond a simple photo. He took his first polaroid in a night club in the seventies and photographs who he calls the "messed up" and the "dressed up." For the past thirty years Hartnett has been able to capture not only the clothing, but also the essence of the individuals who probably created them. He has an eye for the freaks and he isn't a afraid to take their picture. Now that's what I call street fashion.

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