Monday, September 29, 2008

KITTY KAT LAYOUTS















Like most Americans, I am a total sucker for nifty art direction. Whether it be in ads, magazine editorials, packaging, books, you name it and the graphics will have you caught. That whole ...don't judge a book by a cover crap, well its all crap. Its really has a HUGE part of what we buy into. Lets face it, we get tricked all of the time. Legends of this field like my favorite art director, Fabien Baron,  gets paid major bucks to play around on layouts, treatment and the all important fonts of the day. Helvetica, Times New Roman, Courier, Old-English, are all household names. We all have some version of photoshop, illustrator, and quark...I got mine from LimeWire! And yes they are all sooo complicated. But never fear, one can always play and wait for "Happy Accidents" to occur! You're cutting edge now! Fabien is GAGGING! Well....
   But for most kids out there, with almost no sense of artistic flair or even a GED, playing around on the computer has replaced the games of the streets. In the last decade, the children(s) are all about catchy (and caught) flyers, invites, myspace pages, personal campaigns and other sorts of printed propaganda. And as these kitty-kat layouts illustrate, one's happy accident is another legend art director's inspiration.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

EXOTIC!

THIS IS SUCH A GORGEOUS BOOK.
TOTALLY CAUGHT UP WITH IT. 
BEAUTIFUL IMAGES. GET IT!


Sunday, September 21, 2008

STOP THE PRESS!





Okay you guys...its official. Vogue Hommes JAPAN is going crazy. EDIT all EDITORIALS this Fall. These are just some of the images that just killing the game...CAN'T WAIT TILL ITS OUT! Nicola and Hedi are just too much. EDIT! GAG!

LUCKY LAKSHMI


The new model to GAG at, is no other than Indian it-girl Lakshmi Menon. The October French Vogue, shot by Mario Testino and styled fiercely by Carine Roitfeld is proving just that. Previously Ms. Menon has been in the Givenchy campaign as well as the cover star for Vogue India. Lookout for more looks as this pure tour de force climbs to superstardom!

Friday, September 19, 2008

YOU BETTA WORK!

The 5TH issue of this very promising magazine from Spain is coming out at the end of this month...always Workin' it!!!  herculesmag.com

Thursday, September 18, 2008

BLACK GOLD

BODY OIL 200 ml

This silky oil is a mix of nourishing organic sesame regenerating 
organic rosewood and calming organic ylang ylang. Use it for a 
relaxing massage or as moisturizing body oil for a supple, soft, 
and sensually perfumed skin. Its delicate smell fuses at 
body temperature.

KEY INGREDIENTS
Rosewood, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Organic Sesame Oil


Sounds amazing, gotta get some....   patykausa.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

THIS IS ENGLAND!


If you have not seen this BRILLIANT movie that was out earlier this year, then DO rent it. Inspired from Gavin Watson's photographs that seem to come to life.  A total gem...

GAVIN WATSON


Just saw this book on a lunch break at Barnes & Noble. It is an absolute MUST-HAVE. The photography is beyond legend by photographer Gavin Watson who documents his own family and friends in Wycombe, middle England in the '70s and '80s. A major influence to many of the top fashion photographers and stylists working today, Watson' s images are nothing short of nostalgic, poetic and all around charming. Learn more about him and his work in the video above. I love it all too much and really will be getting this book soon. Out now from PowerHouse Books $40.00

BRONX-HIBIT

“Street Art Street Life: From the 1950s to Now” 
from September 14 at the 
Bronx Museum of the Arts
 1040 Grand Concourse, 
at 165th Street, Morrisania, 
and remains on view through Jan. 25 
(718) 681-6000; bronxmuseum.org
 PHOTO Jamel Shabazz  NYC 1981

Friday, September 12, 2008

CHILLOUT !









The last days of summer are upon us...in fact Fall is already here. But while the days still make you sweat, I say why not keep the sexy summer vibe alive. These scrumptious pics from fantasy homes across the world are just the ticket. Lovin' these easy, breezy, sensual looks. Bring some of these looks inside when the temperatures begin to drop and really get cozy....and cute.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

VICTORIOUS!


14 supermodels.
shot by Inez & Vinoodh.

...just can't pick one!


Monday, September 8, 2008

DERIAN@TARGET

Starting Sept. 7(That's today) Mr. Derian’s Old World aesthetic will be available to a much wider audience, when Target introduces a lower-price line of John Derian stationery and home d├ęcor. (For more on John's work see my previous blog called "Natural Curiosity" Aug 2008) Gotta make it to Tar-jae this week...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

EXCLUSIVE ! HOOD BY AIR S/S


Styling Jason Farrer Hair Amy Farid Makeup Robert Greene Music Kingdom 
One of the best shows I have seen in NYC>>>COMPLETE EDIT!

Friday, September 5, 2008

AT PATRIK RZEPSKI



Patrik's show was cool as ever...nice, light and breezy numbers...the girls were long and skinny as usual...all clones from the same planet....It was really humid in this ground floor of this building...everybody was sweating...I sat next to Zamaris who reps Shayne's Hood By Air line at OAK showroom in Soho. She said Harvey Nichols in London was picking up the Hood line...great to hear! I brought along Katie, this new girl that works with me at ABC...The big highlight was to see Kelly Osborne and her new boy toy model Luke Worrall. Luke recently switched from a blonde to a brunette, as well as jumping agencies...from Public Image Worldwide to VNY. Both looked DARLING and FRESH. Later on met up with Shayne and photographer  Kevin Amato. These two plus myself were all too much! It was a lot of fun just parle-ing on the streets...Kevin is funny and I have always liked his pictures...also met up with stylist, Jason Farrer (JJ) as he is working the Hood show. To end off the night, we ran into downtown rapper Cazwell....only in the NYC folks!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

HUSTLER WHITE


A cult classic...the underbelly of L.A street tricks. 
Tony Ward is DOPE. 
Great dialogue. A must-see. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!!!

WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU


Saw this movie way back in the day...wanna see it again. Soon.
Lots more street hustle. Makes me miss L.A...WATCH IT!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

EXCLUSIVE ! BEN WATTS OPENING

Hosted at Milk Studios, photographer Ben Watts exhibition was fun, colorful, energetic (just like his pictures) and brought with it some familiar and popular faces...SEEN: a pregnant Naomi Watts , Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Kelly Klein, Maxwell, models May Anderson, Sasha, Filippa, Noot, Anne V plus male models Cory Bond and Ambrose , makeup artist Ralf Marzouki, and tons of backstage people of the industry. Just came back...FUN!