29.5.08

Cory for Sebastian

She was an intern for Mark Hunter, The Cobrasnake. She became an international it girl. Cory Kennedy, 18-year-old hipster from Santa Monica, CA, was announced the face of Sebastian Professional's new Whipped Creme product launching in July. Ok, we absolutely love Cory. love to hate, hate to love - and for what reasons? No one's really sure. But come on. Cory for a hair product? Please. I'm not sure she's ever even washed or brushed her hair. Maybe the idea behind it is that Sebastian's new product can fix even Cory's hair. Who knows. I'll admit she looks pretty good, but i'm on the border of whether I buy into it or not. You decide!




25.5.08

Gossip Girl


So now that everyones favorite show, Gossip Girl is over for the season, we all need something to hold us over through a summer without the always juicy and drama-filled hookups and fights.

Although this show might have the most talked-about fashion since Sex and the City, I feel that it could always use repeating. The plot of the show sometimes takes a backseat to the fashion, but is that really a bad thing? With such awesome outfits to drool over, you can (almost) overlook whether Dan and Serena are going to get back together, or if Blair and Chuck could ever really work out. Honestly, what would the show be without Blair's classic style and headbands, and Chuck's many scarves?

Speaking of Chuck's scarves, which he admitted to wearing while doing the dirty in the season finale, (which, I personally would have it no other way), his infamous patchwork scarf is made by J. Press.



According to a spokesman: “They have been around for a few seasons. It’s made from the silk remnants created during our tie making. No one really paid much attention to them and they weren’t really selling. At some point a costume designer stumbled upon it at the J. Press store and included the scarf in the show’s wardrobe. When ‘Gossip Girl’ started to air, people came out of the woodwork looking for them — they have become some sort of power scarf. They sold out fast, but J. Press found some extra units in the Long Island City warehouse and had them sent to the Madison Avenue shop. They are available only by phone” — call (212) 687-7642 — “from the J. Press store in Manhattan.”

Good luck getting a hold of your "power scarf". Seriously? Power scarf?

Another item from the season finale that I am desperately hoping will show up in my closet real soon is the dress Blair wore to head off to the airport with Chuck. I am obsessed with nautical-themed clothing this season, and this 1940's sailor dress is exactly what I need.



I found the dress at Bettie Page Clothing.



Called the 'Captain' and selling for $150, how could you say no? I have a feeling that this dress will end up in my closet real soon. It was shortened a little for Blair and paired with white polka-dot gloves. Don't you wish that going to the airport was always that glamorous? Maybe I'll wear that on my next flight instead of my normal sweatpants and ponytail.

You can also head over to the CW website where you can view several pieces from each of the character's wardrobes. Dress like Blair on Monday, Serena Tuesday, and Jenny on Wednesday!

So I hope that these little things can help us all get through the summer Gossip Girl-less, and Chuck, I'll go to Europe with you any day.

24.5.08

The Ting Tings


With a new album out, Ting Tings have been invading tons of blogs, and consequently, my iTunes. The Ting Tings [chinese translation: band stand] have only been together for a little more than a year, but have been voted #3 in BBC's Top Ten to Watch in 2008. Apparently they're even featured in an Apple commercial? Whatever, their indie pop beats make me shake, and that's all that matters to me. I'm thinking CSS + Tegan and Sara + IDON'TKNOW. (My old boss at Frenchkiss Records would ask me to describe music demos and I was never good at it).

You can download the new album [We Started Nothing] here or wait for the CD out June 3rd... or NYCers can catch them at the Bowery Ballroom on June 18th, Boston the 19th.

The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

The Ting Tings - Great DJ

The Ting Tings - Keep Your Head

Watch This.

Meet Muto, an animation by Blu that may be the most intrigued seven minutes you'll ever spend. I totally bummed this off of a post by SwaggerDap.com, so check out their blog/site as well. You can watch more of Blu's videos here.


MUTO a wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

18.5.08

Heading Down Under

With Gina's lack of internet connection and my lack of time, I'm sure you can tell we're not too hot at updating during the summer.

If you've read my post on Sass and Bide, you'll know that I love Australian fashion. And with Steve Irwin (RIP!) and Crocodile Dundee, it's obvious that what comes from down under is tight. The semi-annual Australian Fashion Week kicked off a few weeks ago with over 70 shows in 5 days. The collections are fantastic - angry rocker monocrome with fun brights, but nothing in between. Think Rainbow Brite + the grim reaper, mixed into a wonderful dark and spunky combination. My favorites of the bunch are Life With Bird, Illionaire, Ginger & Smart, Mad Cortes, Michelle Jank, and Sass and Bide, of course! I am still in love with Sass and Bide's amazing shirred black leather leggings, and have finally gotten a pair of black leathers for myself! (not from Sass and Bide though, of course).
[pictures from Coutorture. click to enlarge]

And hows about some Aussie music to get you in the mood.
Cut Copy - Lights and Music (Moulinex Remix)
Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
The Presets - A New Sky [off their new album Apocalypso]
The Presets - DownDownDown (Digitalism Remix)

Life with Bird




Illionaire




Ginger & Smart




Mad Cortes




Michelle Jank




Sass and Bide






I hope everyone's having a lovely summer!

10.5.08

It's getting warmer

Summer's finally here! (summer break at least). This means more sun, more fun, and more posts from Gina and Felicia (DJ G-spot and DJ FelonFresh)! and I know you've missed us terribly.

When you're out barbecuing, laying around, or doing whatever you do while you have no obligations, you'll want to have some good summer tunes coming out of your jambox. And in preparation for the summer, here are a few tracks I think will be quintessential to the near summer '08.


The Submarines - Sub Symphonika

Tokyo Police Club - Juno

Bowerbirds - In Our Talons

The Kills - Sour Cherry

Lykke Li - Everybody But Me

MGMT - Kids

2.5.08

Robyn


Lately, I've been obsessed with Swedish pop singer Robyn. Her catchy pop jams are hard to not bust a move to. She performed on David Letterman last night and busted out her cover of Cobrastyle by The Teddybears. She payed homage to the band by having her band wear their trademark bear heads. She's also wearing Felicia's fav, leather leggings!

Sorry for the lack of posts on my part, and the shortness of this one, but I'm suffering from a broken keyboard.



Robyn - Cobrastyle

Robyn - Handle Me

Buy Robyn from Amazon, out now on Cherry Tree.