Friday, August 29, 2008

Everyone's A Winner

I have recieved two blogging awards from Z and Lu Yi.

From Z: . Pretty in Black - I've spent countless spans of time checking out her archives! She has a really mature sense of taste when it comes to music and fashion. Her focus on androgyny and grunge really appeals to me, and her blog was probably the first one I discovered that really seemed to offer something different than the others (not that the others offer something bad, I just get a bit tired of reading about/looking at the same things sometimes). A true original!

The rules for passing on the award are as follows:

1) When received, you may post the premio to your blog.
2) Link to the blogger you received it from

3) Give it to 7 blogs

4)… link to those 7 blogs

5)…and leave those seven bloggers a comment about receiving the brilliant premio.

1. Sanna, I am the type of person who's too shy to get too personal. In contrast to me, I love to read about your adventures in the different places you've lived and been. I dig your style and your love of Nick Drake. I love him too.

2. Ross, our music tastes are similar yet different enought that I can relate to you and learn about something great. I've listened to some of your music too. One morning I woke up and "Noir" was stuck in my head. Please keep writing and making music.

3. Oh Jen, I love that when you write about music your have a story to tell. I share your love for music and the way it bookmarks parts of your life. Plus you actually know some of the muscians that I love. You've done some great things and you'll continue to do more.

4. Lu Yi, I imagine that your a creative person. You are drawn to a certain texture in the photo's of artists that you like. They intrigue and inspire me. Reading your blog is almost like visiting a gallery show for me.

5. Kitten from Picked Picks, what is your real name? Anyway, I saw your stylemob page before I read your blog. I dig the way you layer clothing. My favorite pieces seem to always be the ones you bought in Japan. I especially love the skirts and dresses that you know in interesting ways.

Your articles are great too. I haven't gotten the chance to try out your travel tips yet but I'll keep them in mind. I also love you inspiration magazine scans.

6. Andrea, your interest in vintage is really inspiring. Especially since I am seeing myself become more of a hippie in black. Your topics are fit to be magazine articels. Although I'm not good with spanish, that doesn't stop me from looking at your blog for inspiration. Where do you find all of your great photos?

7. Immaculate Collection, I appreciate the old fashioned femininity as well as the punk rock of your collaboration. Who says you can't be cute and rock too?

From Lu Yi: Pretty In Black: She's the inspiration machine. A little bizarre but in a good way. A girl in black, pretty in black.


1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.

2. For dedicated followers of your blog.

3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

With this gold card I would buy:

1. A digital camera. A good one. I love the feel of film (and dislike the look of digital) but I've got to have a digital for future commercial reasons.

2. All of the records on my 'to buy' list (more Blonde Redhead, Amy Cooper, more Kills, These New Puritans, the rest of the Nick Cave records, MBV Bloody Rarities Volume 2, more VU, more Deathcab, more Beirut, Devendra Banhart, The Listening, more Royal Trux, more BRMC, more Sonic Youth, More Bowie ect.) And books too.

3. Maybe some hippie-ish clothes to mix with my rocker stuff. I don't have much of a desire to have loads of clothes anymore. But I'd love the rose parfume from L'Occitane (I'll probably get it tomorrow).

4. Nine Inch Nails tickets for tonight.

5. Lastly, I'd go to some place where the beaches are cold and the sky is slate grey. I could walk for hours and take photos and write.

Tell me what you want:

1. Immaculate Collection

2. Black Magic

3. Makeba

4. Ross

5. Jen

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's All In The Jacket

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Love Kat

You know Kat Von D is quite hard to miss in a crowd (or on TV). At first I dismissed her look to an 80's hair band guy's girlfriend. Maybe it's because I'm not into tight clothing and alot of cleavage (unless you do it like Erin Wasson). I'm a girl who likes androgynous contrast. But I have come to dig her band t-shirts cut into tank tops, American flag pants and vests worn as shirts. Plus her platforms are totally T. Rex (I especially dig the thigh highs). I love her eye make up too. She can wear a super black smokey eye without looking like she got beat up. After a glimpse at the shelves of eye shadow in her bathroom I was agape. I love eye shadow and I wish my bathroom looked like that!

I can really respect the rows of vinyls lining the walls of the shop. She's not just about tattoo's, she loves music. The same way this blog isn't just about fashion, it wouldn't be the same without music. And while I consider myself too fickle to have a tattoo, I believe they can be beautiful and interesting.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Something Rockin' This Way Comes...

From Kenneth Cappello's blog

I never do get enough of Alison Mosshart (or the Kills in general).

Monday, August 11, 2008

Rock N' Roll Suicide

Yeah, that's you.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Heart Turns Black All The Time ...

The new April 77 collection has reminded me again of why I love fashion. My favorite looks are all representative of an era's music. People dressed to relfect the music they loved. They lived it. Just having the latest pop song on you iphone wasn't enough. Some of these looks were often faced with social condemnation, but that didn't stop the wearers. They knew what they loved and how they wanted to live it out.

The first thing that I noticed about April77 was their love of music and how they built they're collections around past looks that they loved, regardless of what was in Vogue. In they're lastest collection titled We Lived Our Lives In Black they capture the 80's and 90's lovers of music. They're big influences were the Jesus and Mary Chain, suburbia and shoegazer and dream pop music. They are fittingly captured, especially in the plaid button down title the Smiths shirt. Some of my favorite looks are oversized knit and jersey sweaters over skinny pants, the anti- texas tuxedo all black look with a very light denim jacket and my favorite skinhead pieces, messily bleached jeans and jackets. But there's no way I can forget the graphic Fraction sweater that brings to mind These New Puritans. My favorite look in the women's collection is the drapey black v-neck shirt tucked into highwaisted skinny jeans with black ankle boots. Besides that alot of the looks are unisex (I like to say unisexy). The most intriguiging piece in the collection are no doubt the Dictator pants. They're black acid wash jeans that are still dark as night on the inside. Rolling them up looks amazing.

I'm sure that living your life in black will never get old. It can be neat, mysterious and rebelious and most of all its timeless. From the Jesus and Mary Chain to the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club it lives on.

Some of the best: