10.14.2010

I do it for the kids

Agyness Deyn in St. Mark's Place, V Magazine Issue 67 by Alasdair McLellan

People shouldn't idolize each other. That's always been my belief. But I'm a 14 year old girl. It's what my species has been hardwired to do. So, while it's still cute to say so, I THINK YOU ARE AMAZING MS. DEYN. She was actually one of my first hair inspirations, so if I follow that trajectory, I should be shaving my head some time soon. Anyway, I have been trying to get my hands on to the latest issue of V (hint, hint) just so I can have this editorial at hand. The 90s are one of my favorite decades for just about everything, and I'm loving the East Village/grunge influences up in here. Also, did you notice the alternation between black and white and color photos? I did. You should have. And now some more Agyness Deyn to help me through my last few hours of sickness (more on that in a bit).

agy - agyness-deyn photo
Check out this gallery if you have endless amounts of time and devotion.
So. These past three days have been spent complaining about feeling icky, cursing the weather, and an almost disgusting amount of tea. I've had a rather nasty illness, you see, but I've recovered in due time for a large exam. SUPER GREAT, I KNOW. Also, I apologize (ii you cared in the first place, of course) that I've not been able to post outfits. My camera was taken by my parents on a trip to Italy/Russia, bless them. I should get back into the swing of things in the next week or two. By the way, Halloween. Just a little reminder.
Well kids, there's a live episode of 30 Rock tonight. I want to go to there. I suggest you go to. 8:30 pm. Cool beans.

10.02.2010

Zone A

pics of Natalie Portman for V Magazine 62 Cover


That's it. Natalie Portman is officially my favorite person of the moment. I mean, come on. She's intelligent, picks interesting and challenging movie roles, stays true to her vegan ideals, and she's so GORGEOUS. And she somehow still manages to be down-to-earth. Usually I admire people that are over-the-top and love showmanship and high glamour, but even more than that, I love those who are organic and REAL, those who exude a certain classic appeal yet manage to be, well... edgy, for lack of a better word. And I will always be in awe of her for shaving her head. Yes, it was for V for Vendetta (one of my top movies, by the way), but for a good number of so-called "A-listers," they would either classify that as a deal-breaker or go for the bald cap and wig look. Not Natalie, though. One more thing, though I could just go on and on: she still remembers and speaks fluent Hebrew. She can do interviews IN HEBREW. Like, if I had to do interviews in Russian, I would do the nasty-ass Ruglish thing and speak in broken sentences. She just makes my desire to visit Israel even more intense. And by the way, her eyebrows are an inspiration to us all.




I am LOVING Maggie from Stardust to Sentience's look. I could drool over that trench coat all day, and the rest of her outfit is simple but uber fierce. Her hair is kind of just the icing on the cake for me.
I wish you all a good weekend, and I'm now off for a late night glitter run (more on that later).

10.01.2010

Album of the Month: October 2010

★★★★
Dead Man's Bones
Dead Man's Bones

When I heard that Ryan Gosling had started a band with his friend Zach Shields, I thought, "Ummm, the guy from The Notebook? Let's just see what poser crap he puts out." Then October 6, 2009 arrived. My sister brought home Dead Man's Bones. I was immediately entranced by the cover art. And then I saw "Featuring the Silverlake Conservatory of Music Children's Choir" written on the bottom. First, OMG THERE ARE KIDS JUST LIKE MYSELF ON HERE. Second, these are the kids from the conservatory that Flea himself started. Finally, I sat down to listen to the album in its entirety. The first thing I noticed (and this may be because of the high quality of my headphones) was the spacious sound in all the songs. It definitely sounds as if it was recorded in a dungeon or chamber of sorts. The sound adds to the eeriness of the music and lyrics (the album was originally intended to be used for a horror musical). And Ryan Gosling has an amazing voice, guys.The feel I get out of it is cheesy 50's horror films (i.e. The Blob or It!), doo wop, church organs, and the ever so popular soft and hushed indie rock. Sometimes the album gets lost in all its inspirations and moods, and it's always teetering on the edge of average. The album is still very much worth your time. And Ryan Gosling has an amazing voice, guys. He is redeemed in my eyes.
Favorite songs: Lose Your Soul, Buried in Water, The Room Where You Sleep, Pa Pa Power