Friday, April 13, 2012

All the Colors


Jil Sander Spring 2011 RTW; Jackie Saccoccio
(Saccoccio's solo show at Eleven Rivington,
, is up through April 22).

h/t Lily

Image of the Day

Late pass: I just came across the work of a photographer I didn't know, Duane Michals. No time for a retrospective but I recommend a Google image search... really amazing work.

Why Can't You

Simian Mobile Disco "Seraphim" directed by Aoife McArdle from Unpatterns (May 2012, Wichita)

(via Stereogum)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Image of the Day

Damian Stamer, Untitled, 2012
(60 x 84 in., oil and graphite on canvas)

Up through May 19 as part of the North Carolina native's
solo show, Southern Comfort, at Freight + Volume, NYC.

I Had A Dream


Crystal Dorval aka White Poppy "I Had a Dream" from
I Had a Dream (2012, Not Not Fun – cassette only, edition of 125)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Little Mermaid

Hans-Peter Feldman, Golden Shoes with Pins, 2011. On view through June 5 at
Serpentine Gallery, as part of Feldman's first public solo exhibition in London.

The Hans Christian Andersen story was my immediate thought on seeing this. Okay, so I don't find this piece incredibly original or groundbreaking, but I enjoyed my response nonetheless. I had an adaptation of the story as a book on tape as a kid, and I always really loved it. For some reason I was obsessed with the idea of being willing to go through so much physical pain for love.

From the Serpentine:
Hans-Peter Feldmann (born 1941, Dusseldorf) rose to prominence in the early 1970s, earning worldwide acclaim for his expansive and encyclopaedic photographic series. Often presented in the form of books, posters, postcards and installations, these collections link Feldmann's life-long fascination with collecting elements of visual culture. . . .

Feldmann's appetite for amassing cultural artifacts is demonstrated in a new work presented for the first time at the Serpentine. The artist purchased a number of ladies' handbags along with their entire contents, filling museological vitrines with credit cards, mobile telephones and address books, making passing fashions and lifestyle choices the object of display and public discussion.

Image of the Day

Dug the color, texture, and feeling of this photo by Pari Dukovic from a recent New York magazine slideshow.

If You Want To Tell Me Something


Dum Dum Girls "Coming Down" (edit) from Only In Dreams (2011, Sub Pop). Yeah I already posted it, but I hadn't seen the video and I cannot seem to get sick of this song. So there you have it.

Photo by Lauren Dukoff

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Need vs. Want


Lizzie Garrett Mettler, Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion (Rizzoli). Inspiration for days.

Documentary filmmaker Osa Johnson

Stylist Marina Muñoz

Ali McGraw

Nicki Bluhm

Susan Ford, washing her car outside the White House.


Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion from pier pictures on Vimeo.
TOMBOY style


Meant to post this earlier, but now that the April issue has arrived I better hurry it up. I am obsessed with the styling for this story. It shouldn't all work together so seamlessly but it does; a perfect high-low mix. Jane How may just be my kindred spirit.

Karmen Pedaru shot by Mario Sorrenti
with styling by Jane How,
for the March 2012 issue of Vogue Paris.

Image of the Day

Cover of the catalog for the groundbreaking exhibition opening at the Met a month from today, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. If you missed Judith Thurman's article "Radical Chic: Clothes on the Cutting Edge" in the New Yorker a few weeks back, I highly recommend it checking it out.
Schiaparelli was thirty-seven and Prada was thirty-nine when they delivered their first collections. But experience of the real world, which was a man’s world for both of them, made them intolerant of female passivity and desperation. They don’t really care what makes a woman desirable to men. Their work asks you to consider what makes a woman desirable to herself.
Visit for the whole article.
Info on the book at Yale Press.

Focus Break


White Denim "Street Joy" from D (2011, Downtown)

Monday, April 9, 2012

First in Flight

Speaking of Cass Bird: recently behind the lens for Maiyet's S/S 2012 campaign, featuring Daria Werbowy and shot at Floyd Bennett Field. Love the light.

Maiyet SS12 | Daria Werbowy by Cass Bird from M A I Y E T on Vimeo. Music by Feist.

Ten Decisions Shape Your Life


The Strokes, "I'll Try Anything Once" (demo) (Rough Trade, 2006).

(I FINALLY watched Somewhere this weekend - probably the last person on the planet to have done so, but - it was so
subtle and poignant and lovely...Sofia Coppola tells a story in images like nobody's business. Anyway. I'm not really a Strokes fan, but this song was perfect for the movie.)

(photo: Avon, Idaho, March 2012)

Image of the Day

One of my most favorite of the many classic photographs by Arthur Tress, who I first learned of from a great show at Clampart back in 2003 or so. A new show at the De Young Museum, Arthur Tress: San Francisco 1964, exhibits seventy of his early photographs. Click here for a slideshow and short review by Ted Loos at the New York Times.