Monday, March 30, 2009

Leather and Lace

^slippers by Bona Drag

I can't wait to do this when I retire my ballet slippers this May.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Jack Radcliffe: Alison

After the birth of his daughter Jack Radcliffe (like most parents) felt moved to document her growth. His photos aren't limited to the typical first bike ride and her first holidays spent swathed in crinoline dresses. He wanted to see everything. He wanted to remember Alison sulking with Siouxse Sioux-esque eye make and even documented the first time he caught her smoking. He wasn't afraid to capture her after she'd shaved her head. Or if he was afraid he used photography to confront those moments when being a parent was a little scary. My own mother would have kept a hat on me had I ever shorn my own hair off. But Radcliffe was interested in the journey his daughter embarked on finding herself. Unlike a usual family photo album Radcliffe sought the truth of her emotional growth into an adult.

I can't help but listen to Alison by Slowdive right now.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Two Suns

Bat For Lashes has a new record coming which means lots of new and inspiring photos of her whimsical outfits. I especially love the top photo. The print on the shirt is really interesting (A pile of skulls? Chemicles combusting?) and the slew of colored bracelets remind me of playing dress up as a kid. Bat For Lashes dresses like a magpie, collecting seemingly magical clothing in every place she travels and wearing them with an everday effortless attitude. Totally comfortable in what she likes despite the extreme eccentricity of her look; that is true style.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Laura Marling

After hearing few mentions of Laura Marling over the past year I decided to look her up. I was immidiatly swept into a world of haunting tales and got out my guitar to learn some of her songs. In my favorite so far, "Night Terror", the insturments weave a ghost story but the lyrics are relateable. You can feel her helplessness and determination in a situation that any of us may face: wanting to protect someone you care for but finding yourself helpless as well.

It almost seems unusual that such an adorable person can crank out this kind of music. She does it well and in style.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

And I Present...
Miss Laura Marling

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jennifer Herrema for UO

The one and only Jennifer Herrema did a shoot and interview with Mike Pitscitelli on Urban There's also a list of Jen's favorite items on UO's website. Here are some picks I love:

Check out the rest here .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"And Do We Agree?"

Is he a man or a ghost? I don't know. But he certainly looks out of this world.
I was so excited to hear this song on the radio recently. It's perfect for this grey sky day where I am.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Random and Inspiring

^the fashion spot

^the fashion spot

^the fashion spot