Monáe’s music may be a baroque blend of funk, soul, jazz, orchestral symphonies, and psychedelic rock, but when it comes to her wardrobe, the Atlanta-based artist likes to keep it simple: black and white tuxedos paired with a pompadour. “It’s transcendent—it never goes out of style,” she explains, adding that she prefers for the color to come out in her performance. And to see her standing beside Lagerfeld, the two of them dressed like twins in their signature starched suits, it is clear she has found a kindred spirit. “We liked each other from the first second on,” says the designer. “Not just because of our style, but also the name: Janelle rhymes with Chanel, no?” (via)
Lakers @ Knicks
set the hook and cast out to sea,
whore ourselves out for a wink
we crawl into bed,
morals shot dead
like our clothes that litter the floor-
buttons race round
til they’re flat on the ground,
a collection of standards, the same.
tomorrow we’ll change,
enough to stay the same
to you and everyone…
Louis Prima- “When You’re Smiling / C’è La Luna / Zooma Zooma / Oh Marie”
Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
This is what waking up felt like today.
TODAY I SAW: Miranda July’s I Want to Kiss This Person poster.
I love Miranda July. There. I said it. I have lost all sense of objectivity toward this woman and have defaulted to non-critical words such as: omg,awesome, whiz bang, amazing and oh my, just really…so, so good (this is to be said in an exhausted, yet adoring tone).
She recently designed a poster for the Hollywood Theater in conjunction with a screening of her new movie The Future (insert omg, awesome, whiz bang etc here) and the Social Practice MFA at Portland State University.
I Want to Kiss This Person is simple and engaging. Miranda’s description from her Facebook page states: You ask him/her to stand in front of it, then you take a picture. A good thing to have in your home if words fail. Sort of like mistletoe, but less ambitious.
This poster also captures what I love about good design. It encourages engagement, inspires conversation and it elicits sincere emotion.