Thursday, February 17, 2011

Power, Corruption & Lies

I work at a beautiful flower shop with my friends and for Valentines day they let me pick flowers and create an arrangement for myself. They also surprised me with a beautiful boot vase. I loved it so much when I was done and I couldn't wait to get it home, but first I took a blurry iphone photo. When I showed the blurrsville photo to a friend he commented that it looked like the album cover to one of my favorite New Order records "Power, Corruption, & Lies" and.....he was right.

FYI: The painting featured on the cover is a reproduction of a painting done by 19th century french painter Henri Fantin-Latour.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My friend JPG visits Dallas.

My eyes rolled across the white linen on the table and up a sweaty glass of ice. Perched above that glass was the grinning impish face of a man. Rosy lipped, short cropped bleached hair and twinkling eyes. "Would you like some more ice water Jean-Paul Gaultier?"

A few years back I had a series of dreams within a week period that all featured Jean-Paul Gaultier as my best friend and constant companion. However, I only referred to him aloud as "Jean-Paul Gaultier", never "Jean" or "JPG". Although he may not be my real everyday companion and we have never met, his work and his personality have made huge impacts on me and my generation. I remember what he was wearing when I first saw him on television: a tight black mesh shirt with exposed blue painted nipples. My ten year old self immediately asked, "Bon jour monsieur, Vous ĂȘtes qui?" Everyone knows his work with Madonna, whether they know he created the cone bra or not. He was a television star in England, co-hosting a show called "Eurotrash". Most recently he's been busy being the Creative Director of Hermes. When I found out that a show filled with 35 years worth of his work was coming here to Dallas in November I felt like JPG was coming home to me with outstretched arms and a leopard print velvet duffel over his shoulder.

How to do that.

Hermes S/S 2010

Gaultier F/W 2009

Gaultier Spring 2007


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fran Fine: Fashion Icon

the one, the only, the Nanny.

So shiny and so hip hugging. Yes please! The Nanny's wardrobe left an impression on a younger me and when I revisit it by watching reruns on Nick at Night it still makes me feel funny in an awesome sort of way. I would love to see a museum show of everything she wore on the show. if it is still laying around somewhere I would pay pennies upon pennies to go see it on display....seriously, I would.

Also, here's a fun little blogger who shares the same obsession

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Making eye love to Erdem

A few selected images from Erdem S/S 2011

Painfully pretty.

Nice detail from the look below.

Sexy French Milkmaid?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Blogging is stupid

But I'm going to do it anyway. I am reclaiming an old blog I started years ago. I deleted the few queer posts I wrote and now I'm starting anew. This blog is to serve as a way for me to show things I am working on and things I love. Hope this business goes well. Uh-Oh!

Here is a video of a band I am in love with and if you want to buy me a plane ticket to Europe to go see one of their upcoming shows then be my guest. Ladies and Gentlemyns I present to you....The Irrepressibles.