Friday, December 30, 2011

You Know What's Up or Don't You


Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Best Foot Forward

Happy New Year!
Sergio Rossi Rhinestone Lace Shoe Bootie,
$1,670 at

Doe Avedon

Photograph by Richard Avedon at the Gare du Nord, Paris, August 1947. Doe Avedon, model and actress, and the inspiration – along with Richard Avedon, her first husband – for the movie Funny Face, died last week at the age of 86.

Funny Face trailer

In 1949 Doe divorced Richard Avedon to marry Dan Matthews, an actor. “I would have crawled to the Bronx on my knees to bring Doe back,” Mr. Avedon said in 1993.

Book photo above from the excellent must-have Avedon Fashion 1944–2000.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Image of the Day

A preview from the Akris SS 2012 campaign – the model is Daga Ziober but I'm not sure who shot it... maybe Steven Klein? Minimal and beautiful and I love the white space around the image.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Image of the Day

Frederick Eversley: Big Red Lens, c.1985, on view at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, which was financed and recently opened by Alice Walton, heir to the Wal-Mart fortune. Roberta Smith writes in the Times that "much more than just a demonstration of what money can buy or an attempt to burnish a rich family’s name, Crystal Bridges is poised to make a genuine cultural contribution, and possibly to become a place of pilgrimage for art lovers from around the world." (Read the rest of her profile and see a slideshow here.) Roadtrip to Arkansas, anyone?

Photo: Steve Hebert/NYT

This is 2011


I had a chance to watch Mike Mills' most recent film
Beginners on DVD over the weekend – the best movie I've seen this year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Trying To Let It Go


Octo Octa "I'm Trying" from the "Let Me See You" 12"
(2011, 100% Silk). Video by Christopher Cote.

Free downloads here.

Image of the Day

I love the shadow and light in this Deborah Turville photograph, of models Zuzanna Bijoch, Maud Welzen, Bette Franke, and Fei Fei Sun, for an upcoming Valentino campaign.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


Parenthetical Girls "Festive Friends Forever"
from A Parenthetical Girls Family Christmas
(2006, Slender Means Society)

(photo: Seattle WA December 2011)