Monday, May 31, 2010

REST IN PEACE EASY RIDER 1936-2010

We will all miss this legendary Hollywood Icon. I will remember Dennis Hopper best for his direction and roles in Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, and Blue Velvet. He was such an inspiring artist in Hollywood, I feel mostly because he was himself no matter what. He was human and wasn't afraid to do what he wanted- a true rebel baddass. Although Hopper once said that his base of work could have been larger if he had done things differently Viggo Mortenson said it best, what sets Hopper apart is "his ability to instill … fearlessness … as an artist and friend." Too bad more people in the film industry weren't more like him- instead of all this sellout bullshit we get these days. PAPST BLUE RIBBON FOREVER!!!












Photos courtesy efitnessnow.com, artquotes.net, lipsticktracez.com, hollywood-blog.net, hkll.zc.bz, horrormovies.ca, sfist.com, guardian.co.uk

Friday, May 28, 2010

Social Commentary

Lately I've had this fascination with vintage ads- mostly because it says so much about societal views at the time of their being printed. It's an interesting commentary on the "old school" way of thinking. Also, how much propoganda (in terms of marketing an idea or product) affected the US especially during the mid-twentieth century. I am taken back at how blatently sexist some of these are- I respect the women who continuously fought for our rights during this period of time.












Photos courtesy pzservices.typepad.com, popularwealth.com, purpleslinky.com, sho.wca.se, boingboing.net, frozentoy.blogspot.com, slyoyster.com, markarayner.com, historyteacher.net

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nature for Inspiration














Here are some amazing shots by Guido Mocafico. I found these on the the blog "Insomnia" and couldn't resist sharing them with more people. The first thing that popped into my head was MCQUEEN! This was at the heart of his S/S 2010 line which was groundbreaking in my opinion. I love how organic their bodies are piled up in each photo. The color is amazing- I find the images almost hypnotic when staring. ENJOY!

Here is a shot from McQueen's S/S 2010 Ad Campaign

Fall RTW 2010 Personal Faves


Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim
Whether it be a dark gothic pallete, blue jean baby or 1970's hip, this Fall's runway is offering great bold looks! It's wonderful how apparent trends sometimes do not matter, with the current array of looks on the runway there is something to satisfy anyone's individual taste. I find that if one is true to themselves in terms of dressing individual- almost anything can work with that dash of personal flare. For instance, mixing a new look with a vintage item or perhaps a family heirloom can add an irreplicable element to an outfit. The hunt for these items in my opinion, propose the most fun shopping adventures!(and most every girl loves a good hunt)NOTE: Due to my lack of energy I only posted examples from 3.1 PL & AW- will update soon!

Dead Weather Concert Pics













Here are some new pics courtesy Spin.com from a surprise show The Dead Weather played in Chicago this last Saturday. I saw these guys at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last August and it was one of the best concert experiences I've ever had. The Dead Weather has two albums now; Horehound and their most recent Sea of Cowards.