Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tonight the Night is Ours

I watched "Exit Through the Gift Shop" today & it left me feeling like I had watched the emperor pass by in his new clothes...  There has been some question over whether Banksy has been selling out since he's been making money from his street art, but I feel that he is entitled to do that because he had a message to convey.  He has contributed to a rise of a revolution, taking risks & honing his artistic ability.  

However, in the case of Thierry Guetta, I felt like he was just a cheap imitation.  He was just poorly mimicking what he saw & did not understand the first thing about art.  Perhaps my view is too idealistic & my significant other commented that it's art if people think is art.  I know this is an age old question, but I just felt so cheated by Guetta & he unwitting proved that people are mindless lemmings under the hype machine.  

On a side note, I thought it was really cool that one of Kate Moss & Jaime Hince's friends arranged for Banksy to break into their home & graffiti their bathroom.  Now, I wonder if that counters my argument regarding his "selling out." 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hustle & Cuss

My significant other & I went to see The Kills a couple weeks ago.  As to be expected, they were so good live & so cool.  Both Jamie Hince & Allison Mosshart are known for their cool style & even cooler attitudes.  My favorite part was when Jamie dedicated "Kissy Kiss" to his wife--who is none other than Kate Moss.  

Below is my favorite image of (as far as I'm concerned) the king & queen of all that is cool:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Skirting the Issue

One of my friends/readers has always loved the Olsen twins for their modest & chic style.  I have to admit that my love for them came late, but I did finally catch on...  

This look has been on my mind for a while.  The Junya Watanabe skirt looks relaxed with the grey knit from The Row, but the look is still very cool & not the least bit sloppy.  It's the perfect weekend outfit. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lost Sole

I can't believe Louboutin lost the patent on their signature red soles.  I know it's a color & you can't patent a color, but it meant more than that.  It was clever, so sexy & really set them apart.  I don't know where I stand on the issue, but I'm still in shock.  Does that mean the red sole is going to show up everywhere no longer making is special?  
I guess it's just as well that the Louboutin shoes I'm coveting for fall are flat: 

Flower Power

Ashlee Simpson looks adorable in this Topshop floral jumper.  I normally shy away from florals, but the whole looks works together so well. 

Give 'Em the Evil Eye

A friend of mine likes to keep the evil eye close to her to ward away bad luck.  It is now my newest obsession.  Isn't the Luv Low x Erin Wasson necklace cool?  I mean maybe more is more in this case.  I also love the bracelet by Nicole Richie's House of Harlow 1960.  I could use a little protection from bad luck as well... 

Saturday, August 6, 2011



I love that this kimono jacket by Beyond The Valley comes with 3D glasses.  That’s so cool!