Thursday, August 20, 2009

Metal + Black

Finally had time to devour the August2009 British Vogue and absolutely LOVED the Patrick Demarchelier feature on New York/London/Milan/Paris where the spotlight was shone on the classic labels associated with each city.

For example:
Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors - NYC
Stella McCartney, Giles, Nicole Farhi - London
Prada, Moschino, Gucci, Versace - Milan
Chloe, YSL, LV - Paris

This Moschino FW 2009 photo:
Reminded me of a crazy amalgamation of the following:
  • Burberry Prorsum spikes and studs
  • Ungaro's chained hoodie from FW 2009 (as worn by Rumi of FashionToast)
  • Ricardo Tisci's goth-inspired, eversogorgeous Givenchy FW 2008




(photos:;; blendnewyork)

Minor Characters

One of my favorite books, hands down:

Minor Characters, by JOYCE JOHNSON.

One of the reviews of the book says:
The best memoirs make you feel that you have been hanging around the same apartments, sharing subway benches, drinking bottomless cups of coffee at the same diner with someone.

I concur 100%. I originally read to read about Kerouac, but ended up falling in love with Ms. Johnson instead.

  • "I loved the slums, my slums, the sweet slums of Bohemia and beatnikdom, where sunflowers and morning glories would bloom on fire escapes in the summer."

  • "I bought seven-cent bagels and ten-cent half-sour pickles and sat up till dawn in Rappaport's, where they gave you a whole basket of rolls free, drinking coffee with a jazz trombonist from St. Louis and a poet just arrived from Chicago."

I have longed to find a place like that my whole, whole life. I found it in this book.

Enjoy if you read it!

Rain fresh!

My neighborhood in Montreal during a rainshower.

Amsterdam neighborhood after the rain.

So fresh!

A Mixed Neon Clarity is coming back so fresh and so clean.

**Watch this space**

(click on images for larger size to check out details such as color of the concrete, color of the shirt of the bikers. PS: I am not a photographer)