Saturday, April 10, 2010

Where the Waves Go

The multi-talented Holly Miranda, last night at High Dive in Seattle...

...rocking a Betty Davis t-shirt, no less.

I recommend picking up Holly Miranda's debut solo album, produced by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio, if you have not already done so, dear reader. Cool artwork:

Here's my favorite cut:

Holly Miranda "Waves"

More info and music at

Friday, April 9, 2010

Washed In Black

Viktor & Rolf, on display at the Mode Museum in Antwerp as part of an exhibition called BLACK:
Momu’s newest exhibition illustrates the historic phases of the colour black, with examples from painting, historic costume and contemporary fashion. It also looks more deeply into the textures and the potentials of black in diverse materials, including fur, leather and lace. With silhouettes by Belgian designers as well as international couture houses: Ann Demeulemeester, Olivier Theyskens, Dirk Van Saene, Givenchy (Riccardo Tisci), Chanel, Gareth Pugh and more.

BLACK runs through August 8th – more info here / more images at The Moment in a post by Rad Hourani.

Your Weekly Mr. Littlejeans

At this time I am unable to caption the general excellence that is this cat, other than to say that we're currently in talks to get Jeans on the next cover of Teen Vogue.

Image of the Day

I'm back home in Seattle after a fun whirlwind trip to NY. Didn't get to see all my old buddies but had some good times for sure which I hope to recount at disturbing length once I'm a little more caught up here in the office.

Best Gravestone Inscription Ever

Coots Matthews:
Cantankerous Hellfighter
Read about the legendary oil well firefighter, who died last month at the age of 86, here. (That's him, above far left, on the set of the 1968 John Wayne movie Hellfighters.)

R.I.P., Malcolm McLaren


He released many classics (clothing, bands, songs, morsels of advice) but this was always my favorite Malcolm McLaren jam. I first heard it on KJET in about 1984 and remember finding it mind-blowing that all these different styles and re-inventions could exist within one person.

Visit the BBC for much more McLaren.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Image of the Day

I know, more foliage, and a bad cell-phone photo to boot
(sorry...Strath's got the cameras with him in New York this week).
I just really liked the way the electric green of this tree looked
against the dark gray sky right before it started hailing today.
It's the color scheme of urban decay.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Limited edition frog table by Dutch designer Hella Jongerius
(click to enlarge).

...From an enjoyable style profile of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, founder of galleries Salon 94 and Salon 94 Freemans, and all-around tasteful gal (with her pedigree, who wouldn't be?), on the T blog.

See more of Jongerius's work here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Image of the Day

I think this is Banksy... up in Williamsburg, on the side of Roebling Tea Room.

And the bad guys. Fifth Ave in Park Slope

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

One (1) white shirt dress - knee length or shorter,
depending on your daring.
[James Perse Oversize Boyfriend Shirt Dress, $195 at]


Minimum one (1) strand of pearls, the longer the better
[Juliet & Company Triple Strand Necklace, $80 at]


One (1) pair of black platform pumps
[Christian Louboutin Platform Pump, $695 at Bergdorf Goodman]

One (1) black clutch
[Tahiti clutch, $55 at Piperlime]


A little bit of attitude

Drinks are now being served on the veran-dah.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Image of the Day

Sky and Chad and the Chrysler Building.
Quick last-minute trip to NYC for a photoshoot.

Need vs. Want

Want (even if I am biting Strath's style). In charcoal, please. The shoulders are perfect, suggesting the structure of epaulets without the overt military reference. And it's cold in Seattle!

Filson Women's Timber Jacket, $210 at

Monday, April 5, 2010

Image of the Day

The ceiling downstairs at Von, NYC is covered with corks. Cool idea.

Postcards from the Edge

Abe's Penny vol. 2.1, 2d of 4. Photograph by Ben Pogue.
[click to enlarge]

Pacific Standard has been a fan of micro-magazine Abe's Penny for some time, and the most recently completed issue is one of my favorites to date. With photographs by Ben Pogue on the front and an interview by Jason Crombie, the mastermind behind Wooooo, on the flip side, you couldn't ask for a better combo.

Abe's Penny vol. 2.1, 2d of 4. Interview by Jason Crombie.
[click to enlarge]

Abe's Penny is featured in the spring issue of BOMB magazine; click here for more info and to subscribe.