11.23.2011

Carven SS12

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I thought I was done with show reviews, but this Carven show has been haunting my dreams. It's not exactly prolific, but it's a show full of clothing for PYTs with a passion for crazypants prints, cheeky tailoring, a good deal of skin, and borderline lederhosen. Basically, it's the collection that will make prim and proper eccentrics go mad, me included. I mean, I wear cropped collared shirts and short shorts and blazers and weird sunglasses all the time, maybe I should have styled this show? It's in the cards!

11.16.2011

Album of the Month: November 2011


The Doors
The Doors

Call me cliche. I dare you. I also dare you to call this band or this album boring. Sure, when people think about the Doors, the image of Jim Morrison is difficult to disregard, but there was so much more to them. Have you ever truly paused to listen to Ray Manzarek's keyboards? Like his solo in Light My Fire? They were what set the tone of each song and what I recall after listening to the album for the fiftieth time. Melodically, the album is superlative. It's so damn catchy! But the true core of the band remains with Morrison. He is one of my constant inspirations, and his imagery perfectly captures the world he built around himself. And really, who else can make amorality look so sexy? The man was a true poet of his time, and a visionary for posterity. I mean, really, what the fuck is The End all about? It's almost universal in its interpretations, a quality that makes it a lasting masterpiece. Admiration aside, The Doors really is a fantastic album that speaks to both the flower child and the devil worshiper in us. 
Favorite Songs: Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar), Twentieth Century Fox, The End

11.06.2011

This one's narcissistic

So you know that band I've been mentioning here and there for the past few months? You know, mine? We finally have some songs online for everyone to listen to, download, whatever. Maybe you'd like to take it a step further and like our Facebook? For all you progressive folk, the link is on the sidebar. For all of you who laready have Facebook open in another tab (let's get real here), search for The Ars Nova.Get to know us. Be one with us. Insert more spiritual jargon here.




I love fall dressing with a passion, but seeing this makes me want to return to spring. This is just too good, man. This girl has got pale everything, which only makes the colors pop all that much more.

(fgr.)