Friday, November 11, 2011

Image of the Day

In honor of the day that most closely resembles corduroy,

Chloé Fall 1999 – Fernanda Tavares shot by Taryn Simon.

Oh hell – while we're at it, the West Coast classic:

I Was In A Functional Way


Spoon "Trouble Comes Running" from
Transference (2010, Merge)

(photo: my new work gloves, which I think look really cool)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Quest for Freedom


I loved this interview with Miranda July – from Elvis Mitchell's KCRW podcast The Treatment.

Image of the Day

A previously unseen Bert Stern photograph of Marilyn Monroe (and of Stern himself), 1962, on view this weekend at Milk Gallery, NYC.

Best Foot Forward

Theyskens' Theory Ayla platform bootie
in dark green,
$425 at
Theory is not paying us for product placement, I swear.

I Want You

Tonight at Bauhaus in Seattle I Want You magazine launches its sixth issue, and presents artwork by Brian Standeford, with an after party at Sole Repair.


No Matter What We Do

The fall colors in Seattle today made me think of this movie for some reason. The trailer doesn't really do it justice, but it's a really beautiful on my repeat viewings list for this fall.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Give Yourself A Big Assignment


Khoi Vinh, former Design Director of, discusses his ideas on design, and in particular one of my favorite topics:
the grid. Smartly produced and directed by Raafi Rivero of The Color Machine.

Image of the Day

Two pedestrians on Broadway at West 44th Street in New York's Times Square on a November night in 1976 (uncredited photo via NPR/AP).

On Fresh Air yesterday, Terri Gross interviewed author James Wolcott about his new memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in Seventies New York, which I'm looking forward to reading. Click here to listen.



3.1 Philip Lim, Spring 2012.
Sophisticated, easy, beautiful.


Sunny and Cold

More cold-weather crabbing with my brother and friend Josh.

These photos do not really capture how beautiful it was yesterday – the water was fairly calm, the North Cascades were covered with snow and the moon was gigantic in the sky when we headed back at the end of the day....

And this time we got our limit. The rules, in case you don't know: each person can have two crab pots and is allowed to take 5 Dungeness per day, but they have to be male and the shell at least 6.25" wide.

3 people x 5 each = 15 delicious crabbies

Creating a Look

Costume designs by Theadora Van Runkle (pictured above), the award-winning, self-taught costume designer who died Friday at the age of 83.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in Bonnie & Clyde

Jacqueline Bisset and Steve McQueen in Bullitt

A Theadora Van Runkle sketch for The Godfather Part II

Marisa Berensen in S.O.B.

Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen in The Thomas Crown Affair

Raquel Welch in Myra Breckinridge

Leigh Taylor-Young and Peter Sellers in I Love You, Alice B. Toklas

I Love You Alice B. Toklas trailer

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Image of the Day

Wooooo magazine's Jason Crombie as Joan Didion's butler? Gold.

Get the new Wooooo (featuring interviews with James Franco, Alex Olson, Maura B. Jacobson, Grace Slick, Jane Moseley, MellowHype, Alek Wek, Michael Rapaport, Warren Smith, Les Moonves, Matthew Griffin, and Jay Howell) here. And by 'get it here' we mean get it.

Monday, November 7, 2011

In No Particular Order

I've been totally snowed under for the last month and a half owing to a new job, so just recently I had a chance to look at a few of the Spring 2012 shows. Some picks from the first 3 that I (somewhat) randomly selected are below – and from a 4th, which came recommended. The critics (well – the one I was reading, at least) seemed a little bored, but I feel like this bodes pretty well for the ladies' upcoming season.


Those hats!

I. need. these. pants.

The woman who walks down the street
in this owns the world.

Just my opinion.

Dries Van Noten. As usual, deceptively uncomplicated:

I'm obsessed recently with buttoning shirts
to the collar, can you tell?

I mean, it's almost "Mom," but ...

Dries in the new issue of Dansk:
I do two collections a year, and that's more than enough. There are too many collections, too much fashion, and too many garments in this world.

Duro Olowu; so lovely:

Theyskens' Theory:

Girbaud, anyone?

I have to say that I'm really impressed with how Olivier Theyskens came from what he was doing at Rochas, and then pulls this out so seemingly effortlessly. It's still him, but it's completely adapted and appropriate. It's not an analogy, but for some reason it makes me think of the scene in The Beautiful Fall where Karl Lagerfeld displays his particular genius by drawing (accurately) what every other designer would be showing that season ... an ability to disassociate from your own ego and see the world clearly from someone else's design viewpoint. Or maybe it just looks right because it's what I want to see right now.