Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli



Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker

A NEW CLIP EVERY WEEK HERE

"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford
















10.31.2008

MORPHOSIS


Hi res pic. Guess whose eye is this ?

Happy Halloween !

True Blood

"True Blood" is an American television drama series created by Alan Ball, based on the Sookie Stackhouse book series by Charlaine Harris. The show is broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States every Sunday night.
The plot :
Thanks to a Japanese scientist's invention of synthetic blood, vampires have progressed from legendary monsters to fellow citizens overnight. And while humans have been safely removed from the menu, many remain apprehensive about these creatures "coming out of the coffin". Religious leaders and government officials around the world have chosen their sides, but in the small Louisiana town of Bon Temps, the jury is still out.
Local waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), however, knows how it feels to be an outcast. "Cursed" with the ability to listen in on people's thoughts, she's also open-minded about the integration of vampires -particularly when it comes to Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer), a handsome 173-year-old living up the road. But as Sookie is drawn into a series of mysteries surrounding Bill's arrival in Bon Temps, that tolerance will be put to the test.
Below is the trailer of next episode called "Plaisir d'Amour".

ÿÿ Valentino

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Oomph!

German band Oomph! incorporates many styles of music such as metal, industrial, alternative rock, electronica and gothic to create their own sound. Their change of style between their self-titled début (1992) and their sophomore album (1994), leaning more heavily to a guitar-driven metal sound without ever giving up their electronic roots, inspired a number of musicians to follow their lead.
Oomph! released their tenth album some weeks ago. Below is the first video clip.
You can visit their website from here and get lost in the labyrinth (their online game -newly expanded) from there.
Today is the release date for "Memento Mori" (click to be redirected), the game that the badboyband provided their voices for.

Ann Demeulemeester

Every so often, a movie comes along that looks like a dead-cert fash inspiration. To ardent fans, Todd Haynes’s "Dylan Deconstruction : I’m not there" seemed like one such. But so far this season, not a glimmer of Dylanophilia, at least until Ann Demeulemeester set her show to multiple versions of "Knockin' on Heaven's door" by everyone from Antony & the Johnsons to Patti Smith (no Ann without Patti) to Bob Dylan himself. Backstage, Demeulemeester talked about being inspired by the song's uplifting, positive vibe. In actual fact, it's rather a wearily resigned little ballad, which meant it was perfectly in tune with the Ann of old. A reminder of that Ann was provided by the opener of her latest collection— -a scrawny preacher man in a shrunken crow-black suit- but what followed was as uplifting and positive as its inspiration wasn't. She created prints from the blossoms in her own garden, toned them in dusty pinks, purples, and lilacs (like the hydrangeas she stuck in hat bands) and cut them into jackets, shirts, pants, and waistcoats. Another print looked like candies. Such uncomplicated sweetness was something new for her.
But Demeulemeester’s signature proportions -id est long when you expect short and vice versa- prevailed, though the complicated layering was much lighter than it looked. Technical feats accounted for the feather-lightness of Mongolian lamb coats and jackets (the fleece was sheared and manipulated in artful ways). The same airy movement was duplicated by the fringing spilling from pockets, dripping from hat brims. And the collection’s defining piece -a waistcoat with a big crimped collar- acted as a flattering frame for the face. Call it consistency of vision, or whatever you like, but the peculiar beauty of such flourishes has turned Demeulemeester’s shows into a high point on the Paris fashion calendar. Very bobo chic !












Ann Demeulemeester -vids


10.30.2008

Bandana cowpoke

401Projects

Photographer John Rusnak is currently exhibiting his newest series of pictures called "Climate25" featuring model Trevor van den Brink (below) at the 401Projects art gallery in New York City until November 1, 2008.
401 was founded two years ago by Mark Seliger, chief photographer at Rolling Stone for 15 years, currently under contract with Vanity Fair and GQ.

Killerpilze

The Killerpilze (German for 'Killer Mushrooms') is a German post grunge band. Johannes Halbig and his younger brother Fabian Halbig, Maximilian Schlichter and Andreas Schlagenhaft (they met at school) released their début single "Richtig Scheiße" ('Really Shitty') in the Spring of 2006. The boys sing in German, English and French. Their latest single, "Verrockt" ('We rock') was in the soundtrack of Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock" as of June 20, 2008.
Häufig wurde die Band in der Anfangszeit nach dem kommerziellen Durchbruch mit der Band Tokio Hotel verglichen, von denen sie sich aber immer distanzierten.

Costume National

Ennio Capasa claims he was mesmerized by the look of London's many style tribes when he launched Costume National in 1987. Still, it's primarily punk that has shaped his sensibility over the subsequent years. Now, with the generosity of spirit that years of success can bequeath a guy, he has initiated the next decade of his career with a return to roots. Big clue : Capasa has shaved off his Musketeer goatee. "Cleaning up", he put it backstage. And the fashion equivalent was a collection that drew in elements of ted, mod, skin, and -natch- punk to create a dish that was, as the designer said in his show manifesto, "for tomorrow". While Radiohead blistered the ether with key tracks from "In Rainbows", Capasa marched a mod-worthy pied-de-poule trench, a plaid shirt, waistcoat, and white jeans combo (sheer skinhead), and a red plaid mohair jacket (echoes of vintage '77 King's Road) down the catwalk. Un uomo agile ma dal segno fatale, amante di dettagli iperchic che non rinuncia ad abbinare con un abbigliamento tecnico. The brothel creepers and the trilbys pushed casually back on the models' heads added the requisite fifties vibe. But Capasa is more than a fashion archeologist. There will always be a detail that lets you know he feels what he does -maybe something as minor as a signet ring pushed over a fingerless mitt, or as striking as the bugle-beaded lapel on a washed-out jacket. You might have done that yourself to juice up a vintage purchase, but Ennio Capasa did it first.





















Costume National -vids


10.29.2008

Weekly celeb : Jared Padalecki

Hercules
Evandro Soldati (part 6)

"A kind of Magic" : well-bred clothes for an afternoon in the park. This black and white editorial by Nicolas Klam features Evandro Soldati shot by Doug Inglish for the current issue of Spanish glossy Hercules.