Saturday, October 22, 2011

i-D the dreams and aspirations issue.

i-D has always been a favorite, a magazine that not only prioritizes fashion but youth and cultural issues and politicizing these different aspects together into creating something that can inspire and reform. I remember my sister getting her first copy when we were in schooand she was elated about it cause her sort of hero Agyness Deyn was on the cover because she has an affinity for androgyny and dr martens boots and such.. but the price for the magazine we have to shell out is more than stifling, or it could contribute to the fact that we even treasure it all the more because of that. This issue is so beautiful. The dreams and aspirations issue. Hence evident of why I would use 'beautiful' as an adjective to describe it. Featuring new bands that I love like CULTS, to be able to finally have an evidence of their existence on print and not wait for them to go mainstream because all the rihannas are clogging up too many pages. And 90s band SUEDE's Brett Anderson's interview was sort of nostalgia inducing again. Growing up, my older cousins would listen to them a lot, Pulp, Blur - that school of popular Britpop music at the time and I'm having these fuzzy flashbacks of when we were kids, running around the rooms and their songs literally reverberating throughout the house, especially the youtube video I've attached under the page picture I've taken of Brett's interview. Still one of my favourite songs. 
Referring to the first image up above is the article by Susan Corrigan with references to the recent English Riots, among other things, of a reconstitution in society with regard to our dreams and aspirations as members of a collective society was so endearing and thought-provoking and central to what i-D stands for as a magazine. AND onto something else unrelated though definitely does tally on the lines of nostalgia is the picture below, I was scrolling through old pictures so just popping this in..
This is me from 2007 outside McDonalds.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

DOODLING AND MOOCHING around to these over the weekend.

The last song by CULTS was suggested by a reader.
Thanks Amanda! 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I've been slipping on this slip with an array of tees, another one of em ' what-I've-been-wearing-a lot-as-of-late ' and despite the fact that I've sort of an aversion to sequins and such, I recently got these shoes and you can see it there all shimmery, which is actually not so bad. It's just a small dose right? Wouldn't hurt yeah? My cousin's yet to give em' a name which she's been doing a lot lately to every shoe I purchase. Now I'm off to reading a mountain of essays about culture and society for my presentation and an abstract paper to work on and exams in a month. VIBE-KILL. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I felt it was made for me when I saw this.
And the little bugger there is Carina, the 3-eyed Space Kitty, lent by artist Tara McPherson for the collaboration with Swatch which came along with the watch in this cute packaging. 
It's even more perfect cause it was a gift.
P.S Carina is sleeping right now.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Best Coast. That is all about pretty awesome American indie bands.
And YAY.. Drew Barrymore directed the first video and you haul in Kick-Ass fame Chloe Moretz and Alia Shawkat of Whip It fame and what do you get? Even more sheer awesomeness. I made some pointers
about the video for Our Deal.
1. Watching the video was like getting reminders from classics like The Outsiders.
2. Gangs, not to make typical brush offs like 'gangs are cool' or something but from its cinematographic aspect. So, take your pick kids, are you gonna go for NIGHT CREEPERS or DAY TROTTERS??
3. The modern day Romeo and Juliet subtext. I mean, you might as well haul in the Capulets and the Montagues.
4. COIFFED HAIR. They're apparently A-BOOMING.
SURELY you know what I mean. I've been trying to make copies on my hair.

We've got the whole gang-esque look here in tow.
I even sort of got weak in the knees when Romeo here died and Chloe saw the latter half of what he had sprayed onto the wall. Drew's talented direction skills were pretty evident and awesome-err on finding out Alia Shawkat was in the video too, after seeing her and Ms Barrymore working together on Whip It, one of my favorite 09' movies with Ellen Page. ROLLER DERBY. JULIETTE LEWIS. And you see, the lads below have been sporting the present 'THERE ARE FLECKS OF RAINBOW ON YOUR HAIR' rage. 

I WAS honestly confused about whether I should have..
1. Pulled the jeans a notch higher like in the second image or..
2. Leave it like it is in the first.
3. PANTS are not my forte, sort of hard to hold em' up when you have a teeny tiny frame so I prefer shorts and skirts including floor sweepers instead. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Been wearing this outfit a whole lot, mostly to school.
I think my Vans sort of.. douses out all that feline leopard ferocity yeah?
So this post would trickle down to the umm what I wear to school tag, complete with heavy backpack and all and sometimes heavy would owe to my water bottle and not really my books. Plus this has been one major outfit repeat this past month. And will proceed with layers when we get around to November I presume.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Some of my favorite things at the moment. I almost missed out on this book, I was about to give up my search when fate intervened I suppose? Muehehe. We've all had our divine feminist awakenings, mine in full throttle during college plus most of the texts we studied had to do a whole lot with women's issues and such. It was a good pounding, all of it. Girls go get your copy. AND this pencil's always on the go when I'm propped up with a book in my hand. Favorite M.A.C lippy-ty-stick at the moment, I get Megamind-happy when I wear this. And surprisingly my mum's as well as almost everyone's hygienic habit of carrying your average wet wipes has caught up with me though these are for ga-ga-gooey babies but aren't they all the same?
And since I was blabbering away about Murakami's books in the last post, these are most of the lot that i spent doodling and mooching around on recently. 

The illustrations on this recent publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland are pretty wicked, by Camille Rose Garcia and I did creepily stroke the jacket when I got it. And well, I guess you guys are all aware of my penchant for zombies. It has this battery powered sound module with ten different phrases and a huge 'B' that lets out the BRRAAIINS growl when you press it, a Zombarista where you order lattes .. I mean, SHIT! Right?? Scared my sister the other day when she was sleeping. 
New in. A dress I got at Saro for a little over a hundred bucks.