Thursday, May 5, 2011

Best Foot Forward

I'll take the dress, too.
Alexander Wang Noemi peep-toe leather boots,
$685 at



Kraftwerk "Ruckzuck" (Live on West German TV, 1970). I have some of their later records but to be honest I had no idea Kraftwerk was around this early... like, before I was born. It makes me imagine what it is they were reacting to or against, that resulted in this sound. Fairly mind-blowing.

I'm sorry for all the video posting lately, I still stand by my opinion that it's the laziest form of blogging, but I haven't had time for more in-depth posts. Stick with us, though, big things are in the works.

(video courtesy of Charles Leo Gebhardt IV)

For 50 Years

L'Amour Fou, a documentary which premiered stateside at the Tribeca Film Festival last month, follows the love between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé by chronicling the development of their legendary art collection, recently auctioned by Christie's for $480,000,000.

L'Amour Fou trailer

Read an interview with the film's director, Pierre Thoretton – and watch a long-lost video by photographer Jeanloup Sieff wherein Yves answers the Proust questionnaire – at The Moment.

Disappearing Completely

Attention New Yorkers:

This coming Monday, May 9th, Parsons and the Aperture Foundation will present a screening of
Somewhere to Disappear, a documentary by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove (oh, them) on photographer Alec Soth's "Broken Manual" project, for which he cris-crossed the country in search of people who have retreated from society (trailer above). Soth will be there to answer questions after the screening. Go here for info.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Record of Paper


Page One: Inside the New York Times trailer

(via Suspence)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Image of the Day


Fried Chicken "Funky DJ" (Stone, 1976)

I'm playing 45s tonight at Captain Blacks for the latest installment of Chicken & Waffles. Stop on by!

(flyer artwork by Derek Erdman

Monday, May 2, 2011

Words and Verbs

"I'm a fashion person – I work in the world of fashion – but I wouldn't want everybody to be high fashion, and I think the queen, you know, dressing basically like an oven mitt... I find it very endearing and very charming."

Simon Doonan, Barneys' Creative Ambassador, speaking to NPR's Linda Wertheimer about fashion at the royal wedding.