Tuesday, December 28, 2010

House of Mirrors

I'm home for the holidays as they say, but they also say you can never go home again, and for me who is basically a professional transient, I'm obliged to agree with that. I spent the holiday with Aaron's family, some of my oldest friends, and my grandmother who you've probably seen on my Twitter. I'm feeling the winds of change at my back and responding in all sorts of ways, could be as simple as a haircut, or as drastic as throwing out my old stuff--the old life. I also declared that I'm going to retire, sounds quite grand, and I don't know what that means yet, but I definitely decided things are in need of a change; I like to be overly dramatic and throw around those kinds of words like retire, but I do carry with it an intent. I respond like a cat being forced into a bathtub when I feel like I am being herded like cattle--and I can see very clearly that the herding has begun. I think that I solidly decided that I don't want to do any fashion week type things this year (I'm sure I'll be back, its like a drug), and I also plan on continuing my stance of not accepting any advertisers or any sort of pay-for-play kind of things here--just real life, real friendships, real people--no bank transactions. I definitely don't frown upon anyone who does though, before you get out your pitchforks and chase me out of the city gates, it's just not for me--but more power to you entrepreneurs out there! I kind of want to investigate other rabbit holes after digging myself out of the one I went down in 2006, and it took me all that time to find my way to the other side. I hate to say it, but Penny Lane nailed it in Almost Famous, "Wake up! I'm retired--and I never believed you anyway."

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Steve McQueen

I was so excited to hear that the Italian eyewear brand Persol planned to re-issue the classic "714" foldable tortoiseshell sunglasses with custom blue lenses made famous by the king of cool Steve McQueen--he first donned the now-iconic shades in 1968's The Thomas Crown Affair. I was even more excited when a pair showed up in my mailbox thanks to Persol and the Luxottica Group!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Obesity and Speed

I'm excited to announce my holiday collaboration with my good friends Obesity and Speed! My favorite slouchy thermal beanie that I wear nearly every single day was made in black especially for this collaboration, and is available in the Obesity and Speed web-shop: click here for more info and to order. I also left links to the other pieces featured below.

1-Obesity and Speed thermal beanie in black. Cropped monster eyes sweatshirt.
2-Obesity and Speed Kil cropped sweatshirt worn with Obesity and Speed cross-studded denim shorts and striped thermal beanie.
3-Cropped monster eyes sweatshirt w
orn with high-waited Topshop jeans.

Love and thanks to Obesity and Speed!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"It takes a long time to grow young." Pablo Picasso

Happy Birthday Alisha!

"The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.
" --Lester Bangs

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

For John Lennon

"I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can ... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding." --John Lennon (October 9th, 1940 – December 8th, 1980)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

To Kingdom Come

Here are some of the outtakes from the Style Diary I did for Full Frontal Fashion.

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men
should be happier than others." --Oscar Wilde

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed.” --Albert Einstein

Friday, December 3, 2010

Going Gonzo

An expert from "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved"
A conversation between Ralph Steadman and the writer of the piece, Hunter S. Thompson:

Look what happened last night. I thought my brother was going to tear your head off."
Steadman shook his head sadly. "But I liked him. He struck me as a very decent, straightforward sort."
"Look, Ralph," I said. "Let's not kid ourselves. That was a very horrible drawing you gave him. It was the face of a monster. It got on his nerves very badly." I shrugged. "Why in hell do you think we left the restaurant so fast?"
"I thought it was because of the Mace," he said.
"What Mace?"
He grinned. "When you shot it at the headwaiter, don't you remember?"
"Hell, that was nothing," I said. "I missed him...and we were leaving, anyway."
"But it got all over us," he said. "The room was full of that damn gas. Your brother was sneezing was and his wife was crying. My eyes hurt for two hours. I couldn't see to draw when we got back to the motel."
"That's right," I said. "The stuff got on her leg, didn't it?"
"She was angry," he said.
"Yeah...well, okay...Let's just figure we fucked up about equally on that one," I said. "But from now on let's try to be careful when we're around people I know. You won't sketch them and I won't Mace them. We'll just try to relax and get drunk."
"Right," he said. "We'll go native."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In Another Life

Post Paper Planes shoot. Photo by Aaron Gonzalez