Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Jonesing for...

Vivienne Westwood sex shoes!

Song: Pretty vacant - Sex Pistols

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Ghost World

In recent years, Ghost World has become a cult film thanks to the fantastic plot and the small mass of admirers who spreaded the word about this fantastic movie.

What I like most about it, is the cynicism and irony imprinted in Thora Birtch's character. Far more realistic than the typical teen movie.

From imdb: "Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are best friends having difficulties with the social attitudes of other people. After graduating high school, they decide to get a job and rent a house of their own. However, Enid needs to attend Arts summer school to graduate but her anti-social behavior makes her lose her job.

Meanwhile, Enid and Rebecca play a prank on Seymour (Steve Buscemi), a middle-aged collector of vinyl records that also has difficulties with relationships. Seymour and Enid eventually become friends. As time goes by, Enid reaches maturity and develops a different view of life."

Song: Devil got my woman - Skip James

Friday, 25 April 2008


The simplicity of Mociun's clothes makes me want them more than -hardly- anything in this world. The ability of mixing old and new amazes me. The design is truly fresh, but always keeping a traditional sense of aesthetics.

The brand and its distinctive prints are the result of Caitlin Mociun textile design studies at the Rhode Island School.

Everything is printed and sewed by hand, and I am afraid, this isn't going to change. Mociun doesn't want the brand to get any bigger and that means her clothes are pretty difficult to find.

Song: Good woman - Cat Power

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

World book day

Celebrating world book day with Morrissey and Marcel Proust.

“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” Marcel Proust

Tuesday, 22 April 2008


With summer around the corner, it probably isn't the best time to talk about knitwear. But the thinness and quality of Acne designs seem to me an interesting choice for this season. Whether you are looking for a dress or the classiest of sweaters, there's something waiting for you.

I never developed a huge passion for Acne until know because I hardly ever wear jeans. However, since they're expanding -very intelligently, if you ask me- their range of clothes, this label is becoming more and more interesting. Their designs might not be anything special, but they are quintessential pieces necessary in every wardrobe.

Song: Brown Boxes - The Spinto Band

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Ellen Kooi

Yesterday, it was the last day of an Ellen Kooi exhibition that took place near my hometown. However, one of the worst storms of the year and the one hour train distance restrained me from going. Which is a pity, because I've always admired the mistery and whim surrounding her work.

Kooi pics are taken and inspired by the Netherlands, where she was born. Although kids, women and human relationships, in general are also an important part of her photography.

Her signature style is easily recognized, but each shot is very different from the next, and has its own alma.

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Thursday, 17 April 2008

A.P.C. Madras

I was so happy to see an A.P.C. newsletter when I opened my mailbox this morning, I almost jumped out of my chair. The reason of this enthusiasm was the new A.P.C. Madras collection. Jean Touitou collaborated once again with Jessica Odgen to create a line full of fresh and wearable summery garments.

Blame the calico prints or the fact that the clothes are made in India, but this line has a hippie vibe that I can't help but love.

Here are some of my favourite pieces (even thought, I'd buy the whole collection if I could!) :

Song: Dead end street - The Kinks

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Paco Rabanne

It's hard to think of many Spanish designers that influenced the history of fashion. But, Paco Rabanne, is without a doubt, one of them.

He was born Francisco Rabaneda Cuervo in 1934 in the Basque Country -as well as Balenciaga- and was forced to fled for France due to the civil war.

Rabanne's fashion career started creating jewellery for Dior, Givenchy and Balenciaga. However, he didn't opened his own fashion house until 1966. In that short period of time he was able to define the 60's with his signature dresses made of metal and plastic disks .

Françoise Hardy was a huge fan of his designs.

Song: Voilà - Françoise Hardy

Saturday, 12 April 2008

DIY: liberty skirt

I bought some flowery fabric a few months ago with the idea of sewing a skirt. But I didn't feel like doing it until yesterday when stumbled I upon this puff skirt tutorial at Childhood flames blog.

By the way, I purchased too much fabric (beginner's fault!), so if you are interested, send me an email, and I'll do one for you.

Song: Start me up - The Rolling Stones

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Kirsten is back!

I normally feel bad about looking at celebrity pics, but I can't hide the happiness of seeing Kirsten and her inspiring style back.

Song: La Mer - Charles Trenet

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Furniture, etc...

I am going to redecorate my room very soon, and to be honest, I don't have the slightest knowledge of interior design. I am just going to rely on my taste, forget it could turn out badly and do things my own way. Obviously, advice is very welcomed.

The two main colours will be red and white. I want red damask wallpaper in one of the walls and I'll keep the rest in off white.

I'd like a wrought iron bed, but I can't decide between a classic or a modern design. Although, I adore this one. I also need an armchair, but I haven't found one I really like yet.

Finally, the most important thing: the closet. I don't want a proper wardrobe. I was thinking of a couple of racks and a white chest of drawers. But I don't know if it'll look tacky. My idea is to place the chest of drawers between the chest of drawers and fill the upper part of the wall with a photo gallery.

Song: I know its over - The Smiths

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Saturday, 5 April 2008


Once again hippie style is experiencing a revival. If I remember well the last one was the Boho era in 2004, not so far away if you ask me. Blame it or not on lack of inspiration, but designers decided it was comeback time and invaded the summer collections with fringes, floaty flowery dresses, high-waisted pants and cross body bags.

Song: Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin

Wednesday, 2 April 2008


Mayle is well known for creating feminine collections. The line has, in general, a vintage vibe and her designer Jane Mayle pays special attentions to details and fabrics.

The new collection doesn't disappoint, and is full of lace, flowers and silk. "Spring's Mexican funeral theme was inspired by a viewing of the Manet exhibition at Moma. Over the course of only eight or ten canvases, Manet sought to paint an event - the execution of the Emperor Maximillian- of which he had only heard second hand accounts. Alongside these exhibited paintings were photographs that showed a very different reality and exposed the extent to which Manet had fictionalized the facts, and in true painterly fashion, privileged storytelling and composition over truth. Choosing to gloss over the more maudlin aspects of this event and have my own way with story, I imagined a series of Mexican widows, one more beautiful in mourning than the next, who might gather at the graveside of such a man, stand next to each other and alongside generals, bandits and a cross-section of every other sort of Mexican citizen. Not only could my concoction allow for the inappropriate intermingling of señorita with sergeant, but a normally solemn event could be invaded by a general feeling of festivity and the colours of a piñata could run riot."

Song: Mexico-Incubus

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Jan Saudek

Pretty things-Rufus Wainwright
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