Saturday, February 28, 2009

kime gives good pony love

big-up respect to the lovely kime (pictured) whose retail institution named show pony in los angeles is preparing to close its doors after nine years in the biz. a sign of the times here in yankie-ville? si si. but bigger and better scenarios await lady kime. bravo on all of your efforts and best of luck on every one of your new endeavors my dear.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

they don't make 'em like this anymore (required viewing)

interesting fact: studio execs sent michael douglas an envelope containing a comb and a pair of scissors the week before shooting started with a note which read: "you know what you can do with this." douglas didn't give a toss and kept the beard and shaggy hair anyway.
ps. jane fonda is god.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

werner herzog

i was lucky enough to attend a two hour lecture at ucla on friday night with director werner herzog which totally blew my mind. no camera's were allowed inside the auditorium unfortunately so i wasn't able to capture the experience through my lens, and let it be said that even note-taking whilst he was speaking was a feat in itself as herzog's tangent vibrates upon a frequency all of its own. he waxed lyrical on everything from his love for los angeles to klaus kinski, german poetry, opera and his thoughts on hollywood (he revealed several counts of forging the necessary papers in order to continue filming in remote destinations).
one particular comment which springs to mind forty-eight hours following the event related to his thoughts on media manipulation in newspapers/magazines etc, which spurred the following declaration: "today represents a catastrophic time for women." very interesting stuff.

Friday, February 20, 2009

garden goodness

good luck to scott kennedy this week-end whose documentary titled "the garden" is nominated for an academy award!!! my review was just posted on V this afternoon, check it here

Thursday, February 19, 2009

jumpin' jenny le

its all about grace!

i'm not saying why and i'm not saying how but last night i was lucky enough to see "the september issue" - the new doco which premiered at sundance on anna wintour and the making of the september issue of american vogue. it was rather entertaining to say the least. the woman known as "nuclear wintour" actually isn't as hardcore as most would think. she knows her job and she knows what page she's on (pun intended). surprisingly its a little more candid than i expected actually, complete with diss sessions regarding wintour's calls on creative edits for the issue in the hallways of conde nast from staffers. the biggest revelation however is that the focus shines not so much on the magazine or wintour per se, but rather grace coddington, the equally icy-vibed, flame haired fashion directrice at vogue who i've been observing at the shows in paris for years and have not once seen her crack a smile.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

valentine moment

john cassavetes and gena rowlands: a great relationship dynamic...

minnie & moskowitz: a true love story...

michael jackson and bubbles: your guess is as good as mine...

Monday, February 9, 2009

the martin margiela artisanal collection: call him what you want just don't call him surely

first up: plastic fur jacket featuring 29,000 plastic garment label fastenings...

hair-comb short dress concocted from 140 hair combs...

tattoo sleeveless leather jacket with embroideries crafted from 150 plastic straws...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

meanwhile back in LA...

better late than never! V just posted my review from the albert maysles talk at LACMA last month. see it here

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

gray, red and pink

serious style going on here

azzaro men's wear

i'm not sure if its the LA (my initials) embroidered on the bath robe or the fact that my new favorite french chanteur bertrand burgalat performed at the unveiling of azzaro's men's capsule collection in paris last week. either way, i have a newfound appreciation for men's wear thanks to these ultra-dandy designs.