Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I went and I wish I went

Went: Miike Snow at Mercury Lounge. I had forgotten how much I love that venue. It is super intimate. The band was rockin'. It boggles my mind how people can go to a show like that and not dance. New York audiences, why are you so stiff?

Wish I went: Loudun Wainright III with Rufus, Martha, The Roches and some other special guests played the Highline Ballroom last night. They performed music from Loudon's latest album High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. I'm sure the show was super sweet.
Wish I went: Kings of Convenience on Sept. 10th at Bowery Ballroom. Too bad the show had to coincide with F'sNO. John Pareles' review of the show in the NYTs killed me- an acoustic set so quiet cameras could be heard ( photographers had to be asked to stop taking pictures) and a from the audience vocal guest, Leslie Feist- is (one of) my idea(s) of musical perfection.
Wish I went: Trey Anastasio and the New York Philharmonic at Carnagie Hall on September 12th. I love Trey. The New York Times' review, this time by Steve Smith, really made me feel like an ass for not getting there. This too, is (one of) my idea(s) of musical perfection.

Friday, September 11, 2009

F'sNO


Last night was the much anticipated and much hyped Fashion's Night Out. It was actually super fun- kind of like Halloween but rather than going to houses for free candy, we went to stores for free food and booze (a lush sartorialist's wet dream). Brilliant, no? John, Greta, Claudia and I spent some time at Theory (great cocktails), Helmut Lang (great whiskey), Rag and Bone (weird shots, great beer) and The Smile (tacos!). The photo is of 2 dudes at Rag and Bone, I thought they worked there (and were wearing some kind of uniform) because they were both wearing red plaid shirts, dark skinny denim and red vans - but they were just hanging out and the coordination was random. Go figure. The female uniform of the evening (especially around MEPA) was the official F'sNO tshirt, black leggings, a black boyfriend blazer and some bad ass heels of the Alexander Wang variety. The females looked hot. I'm not sure if the evening actually did much to stimulate the economy (though boozy shopping is always dangerous/fun), or if the stores just blew a bunch of cash on the accouterments, but I hope F'sNO (Fashalleen?) becomes an annual tradition.

Lady in White


Dress: Value Village
Belt: a store in Winnipeg on Osbourne St.
Shoes: Value Village
Purse: Chelsea Flea Market
This is Lindsay. Her belt is black with white polka dots. I haven't really spent much time in Winnipeg (just a short stop on the cross Canada-Grey Hound route), but next time I'm there I will check out Osbourne St. and hopefully get a nice belt for myself. On a side, but still Winnipeg related note, Guy Madden's My Winnipeg is a strange and fantastic movie.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Junko's Shamisen



My magically talented friend Sol's first short film, Junko's Shamisen , is premiering in Toronto on Sunday, August 13th at 8pm at the Ossington Theater. If you are in Toronto and want to see something amazing- go to this, although it is not a TIFF screening- Junko's Shamisen is going to be hotter than a Russian steam room.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

wow bam

it's. oh. so quiet
it'a oh. so still
you're all alone and so peaceful until...
you fall in love
zing boom
the sky up above
zing boom
is caving in
wow bam
you've never been so nuts about a guy
you wanna laugh you wanna cry
you cross your heart and hope to die
'til it's over and then
it's nice and quiet
but soon again
starts another big riot
you blow a fuse
zing boom
the devil cuts loose
zing boom
so what's the use
wow bam
of falling in love
it's. oh. so quiet
it's. oh. so still
you're all alone and so peaceful until...
you ring the bell
bim bam
you shout and you yell
hi ho ho
you broke the spell
gee. this is swell you almost have a fit
this guy is "gorge" and i got hit
there's no mistake this is it
til it's over and then it's nice and quiet
but soon againstarts another big riot
you blow a fuse
zing boom
the devil cuts loose
zing boom
so what's the use
wow bam
of falling in love
the sky caves in the devil cuts loose you blow blow blow blow blow your fuse when you've fallen in love

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Dark and Stormy


Hard and Soft


Top image is from FFFFound, bottom is from the Wood Wood SS10 show on the Copenhagen Fashion Week website- I love both looks (similar silhouettes but totally different vibes), especially side by side.