Monday, April 26, 2010

Val Kilmer - Top Gun

Ok sooo this movie was a bit painful to sit through but Val was able to keep me going. He was surely one of the only good things about this film. The only other ray of sunshine was Meg Ryan in one of her earlier roles. The hardest thing to believe in this movie was that Tom Cruz played the "hero" and Val the "bad" guy. There is only one movie that Tom Cruz has been in where he doesn't make my skin crawl and that was Interview With The Vampire. The only joy Tom Cruz brought me in Top Gun was his solid front tooth. No kidding Tom Cruz doesn't have two front teeth but rather one front tooth.

Vals performance was strong and cool. A total bad ass if you ask me. I have come to the realization that Val plays a lot of supporting characters in films and I'm sure that I will continue to find on my journey of Val Kilmer flicks that he will be the only good thing about the film. I may be a little dismayed in Val's choices of films to act in but at least he does a good job no matter how crappy the rest of it is.

To Val and his ability to be the diamond in the ruff!!

here are some photos to leave you with



p.s. it looks like Tom Cruz make Vals skin crawl too!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

To Increase Your Knowledge of Fruits

This is how pineapples grow:

Apparently you cut two inches or so of flesh off the top of the fruit, plant it with the top greeny part sticking out of the soil, water when you feel like it (they are quite maintenance-free), and voila! In two years or so you have yourself a pineapple. Whether growing a pineapple is possible or not in Seattle I do not know..

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

In Homage to Edie

Born Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick on April 20th in 1944. Socialite, model and actress; Edie became widely known as one of Andy Warhols' muses during the mid 60's and a staple at his "Factory" in NYC. Her personal style and image swept the fashion world by storm and for a brief time, she brought the spotlight of the bourgeois to the underground. Dubbed an "It Girl"; this "Poor little rich girl" endured a life of heartache and misery. A downward slope into drugs, bankruptcy and shady companions; Edie slipped further away from her once promising dream to a mentally unstable place. On November 16th, 1971 after suffering from depression, being admitted into multiple mental institutions, including a dependency on pills and alcohol; she died. The coroner ruled her death as "undetermined/accident/suicide."

Even though a dark shadow clouded Edie's life; her memory lives on through the light and inspiration that she brought upon the world. A fashion icon, queen of underground cinema, and an inspiration to many musicians and artists all across the world.

It just so happened that unknowing to the close proximity of Edies' birthday; two of Mokshas' crew where at last able to meet up with a group of talented artists and finally do a photo shoot that has been dreamed of for years. The theme of this photo shoot was based on non other than Edie and Andy. Right after we received the wonderful photos we where surprised to find out that it was in fact Edies' birthday!!

Here are some shots, hope you enjoy!
-rose & elvia

Rosaline Crow as Edie
Michito Iwata as Andy

Photographer: Hanah Haley
MUA: Angel Dorr
Wardrobe Styling: Elvia Carreon

Special thanks to Lucky Vintage.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Art Opening: Carcinogeneration by Richard Olmstead

I drink unhealthy amounts of coffee and spend too much time alone with a pencil. I find myself a great deal more concerned with the aesthetics of the physical world, than that confined by a frame or held hostage in a museum. We need look no further than these polluted pastures and seas of gray to be reminded why I’m not interested in discussion or depiction so much as in fighting for those whose voices we choose to ignore, and I’d give up any canvas in a heartbeat to draw instead upon the rubble of empires.

I’m influenced by authors and criminals, strangers and friends, by so many people in passing along my travels. I am influenced by every honest smile that was more than good salesmanship.

I’m influenced in a rather different way by rubber bullets and pepper spray. By the police who I’ve watched beat up my friends. I’m influenced by the polluted air, the tainted water, and the dwindling biodiversity. I’m influenced by the developers who are cutting down my back yard, the businessmen that systematically steal the worlds resources, the management that robs our creative energy, and the stress filled dissociative social environment they have left us with, and I think it’s about time that the fucking lines are drawn. - Richard Olmsted, Artist Statement

Carcinogeneration - Etchings, Drawings and Paper Prayers of Love and Rage by Richard Olmsted

Opening Reception
Friday ~ April 16, 2010 @ 8-11pm

Beats Provided by DJ INTROCUT

Exhibit Runs April 16-May 20, 2010
View Facebook Invite: here

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Russell Brand

Finally Seattle is hosting one of the funniest British comedies!! I hope you all can check it out.

April 23 8pm The Moore Theater

Here's a little tease



Friday, April 9, 2010

Meet Me At The Lodge

Tonight is the Grand Opening Party of HG Lodge (or as I now like to call it, The Lodge) with local favorites DJs N8, Four Color Zack & Sean Cee. The Lodge makes it home where The War Room used to be which is located on the corner of Pike & Harvard (722 E. Pike St) located on Capitol Hill.

Friday - April 9th
$5 cover before 11pm, $10 after.

Saturday - April 10th
Soul One, Four Color Zack and DJ N8

Monday, April 5, 2010

April Showers

"April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain."

-T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

Brixton - generator grey check button down $58
Obey - fidel heather gray slacks $74
Brixton - gain black crushable felt hat $52
Vintage black leather suspenders $26
Black & White Bow Tie $12

Assembly line - Reconstructed Vintage button down woven $42
Obey - Gussto - mustard yellow jacket $90

Obey - standard issue - raw indigo $60

Brixton - barrack light blue chambray button down woven $55
Insight - the bad seed vest $66

Obey - standard issue - raw indigo $60
Mafia - bronze stag necklace - $54

WESC - luigi mens knitted sweater grey melange $76
Obey - juvee modern lake blue jeans $70

Obey - Draft - mustard beanie $22

Photographed by Anna Ryon
Model: Nasir Zubair

Sunday, April 4, 2010

To bring good health and beauty:

Easter tradition in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary?
Dousing females with cold water, and spanking/whipping them with a braid of pussywillow twigs! Hoorah!

A pomlázka (from the word pomladit meaning "make younger"):

Pomlázka fun!Who wouldn't love to be whipped by these two?
Happy Easter my fellow wabbits.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Ok, I'm starting a new chapter in my blogging. I recently have become very obsessed with Val Kilmer and have decided to watch every movie he has ever been in!! I started a couple days ago and thought, why not share my experiences with you all!!

Two nights ago I rented the first movie in my long list of films that Val has been in. It was:

The Saint

The Saint was released on April 4th 1997. The movie is supposed to take place some time in the future and is an action, romance and thriller. Val Kilmer plays Simon Templar or The Saint. He is a master thief adopting all kinds of disguises. He ends up being caught in a snare with the Russian Mafia and a women he wasn't supposed to fall in love with but of course did (Elizabeth Shoe). There are car chases, "high tech" gadgets, brawls, steamy bedroom scenes and every kind of accent imagined is attempted by Val when he plays many of his alter egos.

This film is amazing!! Really it blows your mind away...not so much because its good but more because it is highly amusing to watch and never bores you. As far as Vals performance, there are weak and strong points. I definitely could believe a number of his accents and characters but they always made you laugh. The ones I can believe were indeed impressive so it still shows you that he can be a very accomplished actor if he chooses. At one point he uses a all time favorite accent earlier used in Tombstone when he was the dashing Doc Holiday.

Here are some catching images to leave you with!



Pearls Before Swine

My favorite comic strip! by Stephan Pastis
Click on the images.
Rat is clearly the best character..
Their varying facial expressions and body language are the best parts.