Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2011 Couture

Robin puts it so eloquently: Holy humpty dumpty! or Holy float like a butterfly or sting like a bee! It's how I feel about couture. I get quite excited every season by the amount of beading and feathers and artistic detail. So without further ado, I present to you Jean Paul Gaultier's retrospective couture collection.

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AHHHHHH!!! Feather explosion! And as usual, men in skirts, beautiful tailoring, and headpieces aplenty.


What your bizness?

How cool is this Tatler August editorial? The idea is fantastic: let the icons shine and the model come second. In fact, we never see her face completely. My favorite is definitely the upside-down Twiggy. But Madonna is a close second.

Also, just thought I'd share with you my temporary flower headband. Go crappy webcam photos!
Speaking of Tatler, I'm going to London in August! I've been desiring to go for many years now, so this is a dream come true for me. If any of you guys have been or perhaps live there, I'd love any messages about what to pack, what to see, what to wear, things like that.
I hope everyone's having a ballin' summer!

tUnE-yArDs- Bizness


Album of the Month: July 2011

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi

I apologize profusely for how late this is, but it's time I got back on track, so here is the super-delayed Album of the Month!
I've loved Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) ever since the Grey Album of 2004, where he mixed Jay-Z's vocals on the Black Album with the instrumentals from Beatles' White Album. He's done a myriad of collaborations since then with his most recent being this, Rome. He and his collaborator, respected Italian composer Daniele Luppi, both shared a love for the music of the spaghetti Westerns of the 60's. Norah Jones and Jack White were called on to provide vocals, and thus the album came to be. What can I say? It's typical Danger Mouse but with a cinematic twist. The music was sophisticated and didn't literally interpret Westerns; it was hinted with the abundant use of violins and the supporting electric guitar. The tracks with Norah and Jack are great, but I only wish the instrumentals were allowed the same star treatment. Only avid listeners will come to appreciate the nuance of these compositions, but nonetheless, I've come to truly enjoy them. It's definitely worth picking up, but you'll need to devote some time to it to really sink in.
Favorite Songs: Roman Blue, Two Against One, The Gambling Priest, The Matador Has Fallen, Problem Queen

Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi- Two Against One feat. Jack White


Do you hear the people sing?

I wore a thrifted Peter Pan collar shirt (Salvation Army), black H&M shorts, my go-to black heels, and red lipstick to see Les Miserables this past Sunday. First of all, how saucy am I? and secondly, I don't think I've ever been on the verge of tears so often during a show before. It was simply and irrevocably beautiful. The singing, sets, costumes, music, lighting, and acting all worked to great effect to produce a musical that is truly one for the ages. No wonder people are still enthralled by it even after 25 years. As an acting hopeful and committed theater nerd, I could just see the joy the actors felt just being on stage and telling the tragic story of Jean Valjean and the French Revolution. It might be too late to purchase tickets, but if you're in the Los Angeles area this summer, buy them now! It's at the Ahmanson until July 31st.
One more thing before I sign out for the night. My band Sleep Mountain is playing a gig at the Cobalt Cafe this Friday at about 7 pm. It's our first one together, and we'd like to draw as big a crowd as we can. It's before Carmeggedon, so no excuses!


Hello again everyone! I've returned from camp, and had my fill of camp vibes and adorable young children. I generally don't like little kids (read: I've a hard time standing them), but I dunno, man, it just clicked for me. Anyway, I know you don't need to hear about friendship bracelet extravaganzas, so we move on.

What began as my vision for a dance project became my favorite DIY project to date. I discovered a giant bolt of this lacy fabric on sale while I was at JoAnn's and I immediately grabbed it. All I did was sew the side seam only a part of the way for a high slit (as if I needed to show more skin in this) and added a waistband to the top. Surprisingly, I wasn't dress coded when I wore this, but God forbid you should wear a strapless dress! My skanky dressing habits aside, I'm a major fan of this outfit. I love color, so it was almost fun to wear all black and brown. I wish I had a better picture of my shirt, but it's basically a pop art sort of thing of Shakespeare happy, sad, angry, and surprised. I sort of botched the back in a previous project, but I kind of like my temporary fix of a shitload of safety pins And yes, I am a theater nerd, you sly dog, you! By the way, those are shorts, not underwear. Just saying. I paired it with my psychic moon necklace and my bitch face I reserve for these oh so serious photos.
Well, I'm off to prepare for some hardcore partying with the HRM and my Russian crew. I leave you with my song of the summer. No joke, I've had it on repeat for the past two weeks now.

Animal Collective- In the Flowers

EDIT: This totally slipped by me, but this blog is now a year old! I can't wait to see how it develops further, and I'd like to thank anyone who came by and read the thoughts of a rambling 15-year-old girl.