Thursday, February 11, 2010

For My 100th Post, A Tribute to Alexander McQueen

On the first day of FW2010 presentations in New York, we all woke up to discover Alexander McQueen had killed himself. My love for McQueen was well-known, especially on this blog, and I feel a bit at a loss. He was one of the few mainstream avant garde-ians. I don't think I can think of another industry death that would make me more sad. People say RIP a legend, and I would point out McQueen was not a legend, but a viable, vital force in the fashion industry (unlike a 'legend', like, say, Vivienne Westwood).

Better people with more knowledge could do a more fitting tribute, but I'd like to collect some of his fantastic imagery in one place. Without further ado, here are some of my favorite looks of McQueen, spanning the last few seasons.

Spring 08

Spring 08

Fall 09

Fall 09

Mens Fall 09

Fall 08

Fall 08

Men's Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Spring 2010

Resort 2010

His epically understated pre-fall 2010

Pre-fall 2010

Pre-fall 2010

RIP McQueen. You made extraordinary, tortured, impassioned things and the world is richer having been your playground. Let us celebrate you, and your creativity.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shane McGowan Still Alive, Teams with Johnny Depp

Not to be a harbinger of doom, but with all of the recent celebrity demise, who'd have thought Shane would outlive Swayze or even Lux Interior? But here he is, alive, and helping Haiti.

How amazing would it be to actually be present for the recording of Shane's newest project? The Pogues frontman has gathered all of punk's royalty, including my hero Nick Cave, my heroine Chrissie Hynde, Mick Jones, Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, Glen Matlock and Paloma Faith. Oh, and also, on guitar is this guy Johnny Depp. You may know him from some of my favorite movies of all time. (I wonder how Shane and Johnny got to know one another? What a bucket of crazy those two would be. Amazing crazy, of course.)

Apparently, this mega group is going to cover 'I Put a Spell on You' (too bad he didn't as Diamanda Galas to join) for the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. It was recorded last Friday, so expect it out next month. And also it expect like a lovely car crash. (Thanks Pitchfork)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mitch the Monster

Every now and again I appreciate a well-created plush toy. Mostly because I adore all things cuddly, and now and again I really think its crucial to snuggle up with something artistic and adorable.

I love Kauzbots, I think they are a great gift, especially because they have a bit of a altruistic slant. I also thoroughly enjoy Doma plushes, which are creative and a little bit morbid, and have a certain corporal charm. And for your sneaky needs, a Shawnimal's ninja melts your heart.

Last week, a new buddy emerged on the scene, with my pal Jake's (and crew) cyclops Mitch. Mitch is effing adorable, with a droopy eye and a soft, snuggle-able body made of recycled felt. He just looks like he needs a buddy, with his one furtive eye, pleading for your acceptance. And you, my dear, are perfect for him, especially at the key price of $40.

Scoop him now. Special edition, ya heard?

Monday, February 1, 2010

All Right, Jerks

Enough of this hiatus. I am back, with my own personal blogging passion. I have a vendetta. I have an urge to purge. I am here because all of the tiny bits of information I gather through out my day need some sort of place to rest their wary heads, and this blog is as good as any.

So get ready for previews and insights. And in the mean time:

Be a dear and order me these JC limiteds fron Need Supply, would you? They are just the right amount of studded, but still have that Mary-Jane t-strap we all need now and again.

Thanks a ton.