12.29.2009

In the not-so-distant future...

Let the audio/visuals of Flatform usher you into the new decade...

Thursday, 31st December. Doors at 9pm. $10 entry.

Check out the official site for more info and VIP packages.

12.22.2009

12.16.2009

May '68





All I know about these photos is:
1.) They were shot by Jason Brownrigg.
2.) I find them absolutely intriguing...

I'm half tempted to write a short story or screenplay about why these lovely ladies are under investigation, at least for my own amusement.

D.I.Y. Christmas Treetopper


This beautiful burst of color was constructed using a foam ball, sticks, spray paint and glitter.

Find this project and 19 others in the fanciful gallery of do-it-yourself treetoppers assembled by Better Homes & Gardens.

12.11.2009

The Kate Spade Experience

LonnyMag featured these lovely images from the the revamped Kate Spade flagship store on 5th Avenue. The boutique of my dreams!






Read the full article in Issue #2 (p.117) to learn tips on how you can achieve the Kate Spade look in your home!

Thought on a Friday // 12.11.09

This thought is brought to you from one of my all-time favorite bands in one of my all-time favorite songs.

Image via dethjunkie.

12.10.2009

I Heart Your Style

Whenever I'm not sure of an outfit I wonder, "Would Sofia Coppola like this?"
I <3 Your Style by Amanda Brooks is a guidebook on curating one's personal wardrobe that features the most prominent fashion icons and the pieces that made their looks famous.

Of all the genres covered, I think mine falls closely within classic & vintage.

Classic must-haves: pencil skirt, houndstooth, leather gloves, tailored jacket, ballet flats, & a shift dress.

Vintage must-haves: silk blouse, designer bag/clutch, fur coat, vintage shoes, costume jewelry, hat, a great designer dress.

Classic, Bohemian, Minimal, High Fashion, Street, Eclectic, Basic, Cheap Chic, Designer, or Vintage...which one are you??

12.09.2009

D.I.Y. Rock Candy Chandelier

What's better than a chandelier you can make on your own? A chandelier you can eat!

Your holiday guests will be cooing over & consuming these icicle-esque treats, thanks to this simple tutorial (via Re-nest).

1...2...3...Bon Appetit!

12.08.2009

In The (Winter) Mix

Here's a few of my favorite winter tunes to add to your Christmas mixes!

1. Holiday Road by Matt Pond PA
2. Christmas Time Is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio
3. Carol Of The Bells by The Bird And The Bee
4. Cold December by Matt Costa
5. O Come, O Come Emmanuel by Sufjan Stevens
6. Cold Wind by Arcade Fire
7. Xmas Cake by Rilo Kiley
8. River by Travis
9. A Great Big Sled by The Killers
10. Holiday by Weezer

What are some of your favorite holiday songs?

12.05.2009

ABSOLUTely FABULOUS

She may be getting some flack for posing in an ad for alcoholic beverages, but Zooey Deschanel is a dream in this Barbarella-esque spread for Absolute Vodka. I want to get this framed!

It's nice to see her in a role that is so different from the ones she portrays onscreen. Doing things differently REALLY DOES leads to something exceptional!

12.03.2009

Meet The Swinger


The Polariod Swinger! It's more than a camera, it's almost alive, it's only nineteen dollars and ninety-five!


I got mine at the even lower price of $3.99!

Sadly, the series 20 roll film was discontinued in 1970. I have heard rumors though that there is still a way to take photos with it...

I will find a way. Yes, I will find a way.

12.02.2009

D.I.Y. Miu Miu Thigh Highs

Already looking for some pretty things to prance around in at all your holiday parties? Then you'll adore this tutorial from NYLON on how to forge your own pair of delicious Miu Miu-esque stockings.

Here's the real thing for inspiration;)

12.01.2009

All I WANT for Christmas...

Happy December, all! At a balmy 60°F today, it sure doesn't feel like Christmas is just around the corner. But it is and I've already been busy making & hand-picking gifts to distributes amongst loved ones.

The following are items I don't exactly need, but would like to own. I present to you my Christmas 2009 Wishlist:

1. FASHION / DESIGN BOOKS

Pink by Barbara Nemitz

A Girl's Guide to Decoratingby Abigail Ahern

The Selby Is in Your Place by Todd Selby


2. MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS

Lula Magazine

Interview Magazine


3. VINYLS

This would require a little more searching, but I'm really into 1960's French pop music right now. Artists include (but are not limited to) Francoise Hardy, Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, & Serge Gainsbourg.

4. FILM

500 Days of Summer will be out on DVD just in time for Christmas;);)

This gem of a film can be found in the Delirious Fictions of William Klein Criterion Eclipse Series No.9.

Miroir Noir


5. HOLGA FILM

So I can take more pretty photographs.


6. VINTAGE SEWING PATTERNS

Preferably uncut patterns (size 12.5) from the 1960's as I am hoping to make a few of my own dresses in 2010. Which I would also need this:

7. SEWING MACHINE

I know nothing about brands, models, etc. I don't even care if it's new. I just want to sew.

What's on your wishlist?

11.23.2009

Light Leaks

A Holga retrospective. Minneapolis/ St.Paul [05/09].

Maren/Dena

Cut Off Your Hands @ The Turf Club

COYH Post-show, Turf Club Basement

Tunnels, Walker Art Center

Sculpture Garden

Fin.

11.22.2009

Best of the Week Vol.30

1.These children of couture haven't a clue what they're wearing in this adorable photo shoot for Purple Magazine.

2. Chanel Magazine (lovingly donned 31 Rue Cambon after Coco Chanel's first boutique) is launched. Nice one, Karl.

3. Popular television shows are the topic in this minimalist poster series by Exergian. I'm thinking the one for Dexter might be my favorite...

4. Lady Gaga heats up this Hansel & Gretel themed spread for Vogue. The legendary Annie Leibovitz is the lady behind the lens, naturally.

5. Brazilian interior designer Neza Cesar's brazen use of color is featured in this Desire to Inspire post.

11.19.2009

11.18.2009

D.I.Y. Saddle Shoes

Bleubird Vintage has an easy tutorial on customizing a pair of tennis shoes with black paint & magic marker to emulate the classic footwear.

Vintage Sears, Roebuck, and Company ad via Seraphic Secret.

11.16.2009

Live Beautifully




Remarkable photography by Julia Fullerton-Batten for the Ligne Roset furniture series by BBDO Stuttgart.

I am currently in the midst of compiling a copywriting portfolio, so I was certainly sparked by this beautiful ad campaign when I stumbled upon it.

If you are aware of any freelance opportunities or have any advice you'd care to lend on the subject, feel free to email me at: sozealous@gmail.com.
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