Monthly Archives: April 2008

micro blogging

Received a pink laser cut silk scarf made out of circles from the Margiela spring/summer collection 2003 in the mail today. New with tags. Stunning.

English lesson of the day:
The ‘pen’ in ‘penalised’ can be pronounced like the ‘pen’ in ‘penis’.
Can you use it in a sentence, please?
You will be penalised.

If you are in Canada, CTV is now streaming a couple of TV shows for free, like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Degrassi, etc. No Gossip Girl, though.

Hotnuts²

Last night was basically the official album release party for Mariah’s E=MC². Gartina took the stage and performed Fantasy and Make it Happen in a strobe light thunderstorm. Watch the Make It Happen climax. She was flawless as always. Jeremy was playing some hot dancehall. Mary’s hour glass figure transfixed the boys. My dress from the Mary Messhausen Mussy collection.

By the end of the night I was Mariah crazy and I screamed. “I’m going to play all 18 number one hits.” And that set the dancefloor on fire.

Thank you all for making Hotnuts happen.

The Muppet Show

Gartina

Gartina

Prancey Girl

Benazir

Israel, Summer and friend

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Cannes 61

Charlie Kaufman is also in the running with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York – which sees Philip Seymour Hoffman attempting to build a life-size model of the Big Apple.

Kung Fu Panda, an animated comedy from Dreamworks with a voice cast boasting Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu and Dustin Hoffman, will also premiere on Cannes’ famous Croisette. (source)

For all those who aren’t AP English professors, a “synecdoche,” other than a clever play on Schenectady, where some of the film takes place, is a figure of speech in which a part is used to describe the whole or the whole is used to describe a part (think “threads” for clothes, or “the law” for a police officer). It’s representative shorthand. (source)

I’m a little bit excited about the Charlie Kaufman movie mainly because I liked his screenplay for Human Nature, directed by Michel Gondry. Watch the trailer below.

My Favourite Sandals

Want it Need it

A couple of years ago, I saw these Martin Margiela sandals at a shop in Cologne, but they were not available in my size. Now, I found them online, again, not my size. And I’m not that crazy (yet), that I’d buy them 3 or 4 sizes too small.

The black leather tabi sandals are to be worn with clear tape wrapped repeatedly around the sole and foot. By using different colored and patterned tape everytime I’d wear them, I’d have a new shoe in seconds.

The closest thing (and still a far stretch) that I found in my size are the sandals below. I might have to get them. Just to get piece of mind. For one week.

Want it? Need it?

Mariah Sunrise

Mariah Sunrise

E=MC² is about to be released tomorrow and Mariah is on all channels.
It’s basically like Christmas in April.

Today 3:00pm, ABC, The Oprah Winfrey Show
April 15th 8:00pm, FOX, American Idol
April 16th 7:30pm, BET, E=MC²: The Relativity of Mariah
April 16th 9:00pm, FOX, American Idol
April 25th 7:00am, ABC, Good Morning America
April 25th 9:00am, CTV, Live With Regis and Kelly

Another highlight is happening in NYC: during the weekend of April 25-27 the Empire State Building lights up in purple, pink and white for E=MC².

One of my favourite E=MC² reviews is courtesy of The Guardian, here is an excerpt:

“Endearingly ditzy high-camp abounds on E=MC². The very first notes of the album find Carey swooping around her famed whistle register, revelling in how high her voice can go, before metamorphosing into a synth whistle riff. Over the course of the album, Carey compares herself to ice cream, the lottery, a chandelier, Biggie and 2Pac, weed and her favourite jeans. On the glorious disco bounce of OOC, she breaks into Italian, Spanish and French in the space of one verse for no discernible reason other than that she can (surely the very essence of divadom). (…)
Brilliantly, the music more than matches Carey’s flights of fancy.”

Margiela Perfume

Maison Martin Margiela has announced a partnership with L’Oreal to create the first MMM perfume. I read somewhere that the scent is due in 2009.
This is going to be very interesting. Can’t wait to smell what they come up with. And it ain’t easy as a couple of super perfumes are taken by Comme des Garçons, especially their series 6 with perfumes like Dry Clean, Garage, Tar or Soda or Odeur 53.
Out of all places Women’s Wear Daily suggests it could end up being a perfume without scent or an empty bottle. Both would be absolutely amazing, me thinks.

Hail

Saw “Hail the New Puritan” by Charles Atlas (who was in attendance and did a Q&A) last week. He also did the Leigh Bowery documentary.
Hail is a fantasy documentary about a day in the life of Michael Clark and friends, shot in 1985. I especially enjoyed the parts of the movie where variations of a scene repeated itself and also where wild cuts intersected the narrative. There is a little bit of both in the opening scene below.

Can’t Believe I Did It: Dip & Dye

Had gay brunch yesterday and all of us went on a crafts project after. I choose dip dyeing. The fashion bloggers Style Bubble and Flying Saucer showed me how to do your own Lacroix.

Dip & Dye
Wait till you see the dress

A lot of times when going out in Toronto, especially when wearing Bernhard Willhelm or Comme des Garçons, I get the insulting question: “Did you make that yourself?”
Guess I have to face the demons now.

Getting in Line, Now

Mary Messhausen called and sent me this blurb a sec later:

H&M’s designer collaboration this autumn will be with a name it said has been “top of [its] wish list for a long time”. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons will create womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, plus accessories and an exclusive unisex fragrance in the latest of a series of successful designer partnerships that have included Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli.

We’re basically getting in line right now. Mary wants to buy all of the children’s clothes and make an outfit for herself. Can’t wait. I hope it’s all shredded, sleeves and holes only.

More at Vogue UK

To The Floor

I have always thought that it is genius to fall down on the floor while dancing. Like an accident, stumble, fall, but quickly stand up, just to fall down again. In the middle of the dance floor, just to laugh about it. I did it a couple of times last Saturday, just that no one was dancing anymore.

The videos below are on a different level. Falling down never looked better.

Vogue Femme at the Philly Awards Ball two weeks ago (via):
Of course, I’m partial to the harlequin costumes.

The following clip of Tandi Iman Dupree has been all over the interwebs, but I thought it is a good fit. Still one of the best entrances and the exit is to the floor. From the Miss Black America pageant 2001: