Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Friday night in Capitol Hill...


Island of Birds and Stereo Upstairs are playing at Piecoras (1401 East Madison St.) on Friday April 2nd! You may remember Island of Birds if you were at the exhibition opening of Killing Time at Moksha. They played a rad show. These are two really great bands so it is definitely worth checking out if you need something to do!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Couples












One couple, nine times.
The artist, Reclarkgable, is based in Madrid, Spain. Crazy what photoshop, makeup, and a change of clothes will do.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Old Wild West












Tomorrow night I am having a birthday celebration with the theme of the wild west meets gold rush. Here are some pictures I find inspiring I thought I would share them with you!

enjoy

rose

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Still Life with Woodpecker


"The day of the full moon, when the moon is neither increasing nor decreasing, the Babylonions called Sa-bat, meaning 'heart-rest.' It was believed that on this day, the woman in the moon, Ishtar, as the moon goddess was known in Babylon, was menstruating, for in Babylon, as in virtually every ancient and primitive society, there had been since the earliest times a taboo against a woman working, preparing food, or traveling when she was passing her monthly blood. On Sa-bat, from which comes our Sabbath, men as well as women were commanded to rest, for when the moon menstuated, the taboo was on everyone. Originally (and naturally) observed once a month, the Sabbath was later to be incorporated by the Christians into their Creation myth and made conveniently weekly. So nowadays hard-minded men with hard muscles and hard hats are relieved from their jobs on Sundays because of an archetypal psychological response to menstruation."



My apologies for blogging about menstruation. I found it funny. Synopsis at the back of the book if you're interested:
"Still Life With Woodpecker is a sort of love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads."

Although I tend to find redheads ravishing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Rebirth of Spring


"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
~Charles Dickens










Photographed by Anna Ryon

Models: Isabella & Naima

First Looks
Isabella
RJ Story - black & white lace dress $28
Obey - Afternoon Stroll hat - natural $46
Necklace $35

Naima
Red floral print scarf $6
Sunglasses $12
RJ Story - black & white button down $22
Obey - Annie Fit low waist, slim leg $90
Another - Gray Fringe Vest $42

Second Looks
Naima
Reconstructed Leather Jacket $120
(available in a variety of colors)
Reconstructed Floral Print Dress $38
(dresses available in a variety of colors and prints)
Brixton - Dapper Hat - Black $52

Isabella
Brixton - Fiddler Hat - Navy $32
Vintage Corduroy Blazer $32
Obey - Rainy Day flannel - brown $58
Insight51 - Blue Acid Denim Skirt - $40
Free Time Industries - chestnut tree leaf necklace $90

Movie Night: Alice

Showing at the Grand Illusion from now until March 25th, is ALICE. A 1988 Czech Surrealist Fantasy Film directed by Jan Svankmajer that combines live action with stop-motion animation. I am very excited to see this on the big screen as the only time I watched this movie was in an alcohol induced stupor post 3am at 5 Point Cafe on their tiny monitors across the room.

Alice (Neco z Alenky)
Dir: Jan Svankmajer
1988, Czechoslovakia / Color, Video / 86min

"When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice's trial before the King and Queen of Hearts. Surrealist Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has created a masterpiece of cinema, a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Svankmajer's Alice remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of stop-motion animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the classic tale of childhood fantasies "

Playing Daily: 7 & 9pm
Matinee: Sat & Sun 5pm

1403 NE 50th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(corner of NE 50th St & University Way NE)

“It takes us back to a time in the history of movies when audiences responded to the images on screen with a combination of awe and fear, when in submitting to them, we felt as if we were submitting to a spell.” - Washington Post


Sunday, March 21, 2010

FRESH STOCK: Obey

Gussto Jacket - blue
Gussto Jacket - mustard
Bounty Jacket-black
Juvee Modern - lake blue
standard issue-raw indigo
Prairie Dog- antique gold
No Mercy
LADIES
Sofia-blue
Olympia - Grey
Rainy Day - brown
Peeking - Jet Black
Shattered - Heather Grey
Annie Fit Slim Leg
Serape Scarf
Ancient Street Scarf
Peacock Feather Clutch