Sunday, March 30, 2008
Just few weeks before I was in the same place, take few rows, watching XXY, directed by Lucía Puenzo. This film was part of Artisokka, Helsinki Woman Film Festival's selection. It's an Argentine film about Alex, a 15-year-old teenager who is an intersex person and her parents, nor herself, are not sure what to do anymore. They invite Uruguan doctor with his family to stay in their house, hoping it will help the decision if Alex should "become" male or female. The doctor's son, Álvaro, is this cute indie boy with black skinny jeans and Converse All-Stars. It's funny, seems like indie boys are the same worldwide. While the film deals with some heavy stuff, things happen and everyone gets confused, I'll just post about the wonderful clothing stuff... Inés Efron as Alex did an amazing performance! In general, the film was really good to and now I want to visit South-America.
Wow, I think I sound like an idiot in this post. It's like....I've never heard of themes and all kinds of film slang. There is time...
Pictures: cremasterfanatic, The Age, XXY
Thursday, March 27, 2008
This is a short film about Elliott Smith by Jem Cohen. It's perfect in every way, the songs, the flowers, the 90s style, the landscapes that could be from any rainy and cloudy western town, the quiet suburbias, abandoned places, old signs, grocery stores. The sunny afternoons against the citys dead buildings while people are rushing from point a to point b, like, beautiful or depressing, sad or cute?
Oh to feel happy in this world that only makes you feel alienated...to look out of the car window having made sense of it all. What's the difference between spring and autumn these days? To be a child again, or atleast thirteen. It made sense back in the days, it was permanent fun. The only thing that's certain now is that the price of gas keeps on rising and nothing stays It for too long. Shoe or a bag or a piece of statement jewelery...you gotta pay.
You are here now, but what about tomorrow? Lets visit the botanical garden when it starts to bloom again. It won't be too long, I swear. Before that I'm going to jump rope all through Nine Inch Nail's With Teeth with my glitter rope. I know exactly who I am and what I represent to you, I'll get down to my birth weight in no time.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Sasha by Hedi Slimane in Vogue Paris April issue, styled by Emmanuelle Alt. It's titled Simplement Couture.
Today felt weird. I wonder where my Italian Vogue is, because it has arrived to stores already. I bought Self Service today, they didn't have the cover I prefered.
Hmm, what else have I bought...a black, silk Martin Margiela line 6 dress from Beam's sale. I feel really bad of buying from sales, to be honest. The shop isn't getting much profit, is it. I also bought shoes from Dinsko that I returned and changed to another pair, because my pair had minor flaws but flaws nonetheless. They were 10 euros, 34 euros originally. If I had paid 34 euros for unfinished shoes, I'd feel super crap. Yeah, I didn't check the pair that I got in the counter. Must do that next time, it's really easy to make the same mistake twice.
I think I've lost my Hermes (excuse the lack of l'accant) scarf to my room. It felt really punk to wear it like it was keffieyh. In general, my room is just one huge black abyss...as you can see below.
P.S I'm really going to Italy!!
P.S.S Lol my eyes are now -7.00 and -5.50, I feel like dying....and getting Ray-Ban Clubmasters with optical lenses. Really hipster, I know.
pictures img models
Friday, March 21, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
My past new model loves have been doing quite well for themselves, more about that later. Right now I have a new face to introduce. Her name is Anna Selezneva and she is from Moscow, Russia. What I like about her is that she is very versatile but not too versatile, if you know what I mean? She does fierce, kooky and plain beauty with ease but in the same time maintaines that certain rebelliousness. She has some extra factor, something special that I can't really explain. All the cool girls have it, that I can say. Those blue eyes make you disarmed!
She has done two seasons of runways and her FW0809 showlist represents quality over quantity in its best: only 7 shows, including opening Balmain and closing YSL. Add Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Hermès to that and you've got a winner!
She already has a Vogue cover under her belt, and eventhough it's Vogue Gioiello, her appearance in Vogue Italy March and the fact that she is Emmanuelle Alt's new favorite make room for more Vogue covers and editorials. I think she will fit Paris Vogue really well, and naturally all the other great magazines.
Her agency in Paris is Silent, that has good selection of models including a Finn to spice it up a little and a AusNTM winner Alice whom I've mentioned before. In Barcelona, she is represented by Colors and there is room for more agencies for her aswell, it's intresting to see where she will land, especially in NYC. Also, the internet buzz is already happening so be prepared to see more of her in the near future! It's hard to say no those cheekbones...
pictures: Silent, Style & MNP
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Film is BACK! And I'm going to pretend that I didn't read it from the latest Monocle.
These pictures of me were taken by LAURI, who is the best person in the world!!! He's a really cool party kid and there is nothing wrong with that, really. The pictures are part from series for his photography course assignment, and he naturally aced that course, like every course he takes. The location in the second picture was in very exotic part of town near his home, with cute wooden houses. It was a cold day, well actually not that cold but I had wrong gloves. The right gloves on cold days make all the difference.
P.S OK I am possibly going to ITALY in summer, will find out in a week but so far so good!
Monday, March 10, 2008
"A cheap pair of shoes is a false economy. Never skimp on staples: this is the basis of your wardrobe."
This is Giorgio Armani's no.1 advice for gents and if shoe sizes are anything to go by, I can count myself in. My latest shoe buy, or actually I'm picking them up tomorrow from Beam, is this pair from bstore's FW0708 collection - size 42. They were on sale, 148 euros. The picture's lightning is bit off, or there were possibly black version of them because my pair is definitely grey. I wasn't really hunting for new shoes though it was on my mind, originally I went there to try Ray-Ban Clubmasters, but these boots made me call my mom. In coming weeks, there is a chance that the Clubmasters will have the same effect, and then the optical lenses...I'm sorry mom, but I really wish I was 18 and get hired for selling people things like doughnuts or "cheap" clothing.
picture from blackmarketstockholm.blogspot.com
I hesitated a bit because they were bit roomy, but then again bstore's and Bernhard Willhelm's shoes are made by the same company and my Bernhard's 42s with insoles and normal socks (I was wearing 60 denier, that might explain something) are perfect even at the end of the day. I hate too small shoes, I've got 5 pairs that I bought when I was 14, people grow, I just reached 1,77 m and naturally the 39-40s I wore back then are crucially painful today, just like my mom predicted. My shoe size is 41-42, and I've got to accept that. Besideds, Beam's shoes that were still on sale and I liked were mostly in this category!
To be remembered - I bought these shoes for next fall and winter. I'm into life planning and yes, I truly believe that with these boots, black insert iconic French house here ballerinas and maybe sleeker and tighter black ankle boots by cool French label, I would never have to buy shoes again, just visit the cobbler once in a while. Sadly, cheap shoes rarely provide nice surprises in terms of quality, especially when having something to do with high heels. Sucks, but extra hundred for the desired style and then fifty for the cobbler is truly worth it if you don't want to end up buying new winter boots every year just because the previous ones have worn out. I love second-hand buys in this area too, because it seems like back in the days even cheaper shoes had decent quality."It's the same in fashion as in everything else in life. There's not much difference in selling clothes or books or even a politician selling ideas."
This is so true. I believe that I could be a really good salesperson, based on my telemarketing skills. Selling, buying, taxes...it's all really fascinating. I'd truly want to work in H&M or like, because that would teach so much. You'd get to see what kind of people buy what and how much,
see what people want to try on, what they believe would be great, what products fly off the shelves and what products end up in the 70% off racks, in what caliber the orders are...see how people treat these clothes inside the store, how much people want to return things etc etc. Fascinating, that's all I can say, it would be really fascinating in the end.
And the last quote, an example of wonderful branding...
"I don't know any other brand where you can have $10 underwear and then $15,000 evening gowns. And without damaging the image! That's Amazing!
Fransisco Costa on Calvin Klein's legacy
Update: the shoes were only 89 e in the end!!!!
Thursday, March 06, 2008
Three designers did it extremely well this season (I mean FW0809, things move so fast): Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci. I know that these exact designers do it well every season but they are doing it so good right now that it's worth to take notice.
Givenchy's black opening looks were pimped out with gold chains worth to do Mr.T proud. Though Mr. T would like it, and we all love A-Team and him, the chains had more to do with Riccardo Tisci's "very Catholic" background, with references to the faith's imagery in rest of the collection too. I love the cross in the chains - reminds me how I should finally get Antti Asplund's signature cross chain. Was I supposed to talk about the black fest here? Sorry.
Haider Ackermann, who was in the same class with Bernhard Willhelm, goes and plays with different black surfaces, something that was forecasted for the fall. It's all very street with the styling, and particulary I like the chiffony hood thing. The jacket in the outfit makes me want to go out and buy a second hand jacket with the same texture (I forgot the name, tell me tell me) and then do a similar fitting blazer. It works, it's intresting, and the waxed jeans! Well done.
Ann Demeulemeester, Ann Dem to friends and other stylish people, does what she knows best and presents yet another wonderful collection with a looser, more relaxed silhouette. I'd like to get closer look of the 3rd outfits jacket, it looks fascinating. Yoox.com has selection of Ann Dem, including black trousers, but apparently the quality has gone downhill since the production was moved to Tunisia. Saddening.
Now lets start a guessing game for all of you who know what the magazine is about...will the new issue have even more - gasp - colours ? Will it be even more thicker? Will the cover have a photographic picture???
Late April is so far away. Must find the previous copy and read the piece with someone ranting about something, including Dave Gahan and rest of his Depeche-fucking-Mode. That was a good one.
Yeah, I was thinking about reviewing the axis of evil, also know as the rest of the fashion weeks, though it seems like it's deaf and dumb and done. But it had some good ones...