Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years from Jeremy and Me!

Happy New Years Eve Bloggatrons!
What better way to celebrate than with Jeremy Scott's S/S 2011 collection inspired by New York City! Y'know since I'm here and he's here? And I'm a fashion loving minion and he's an NY designer... Hmmm yes. (I'm a little jet-lagged, and I've just had my first coffee in six months..)
K so why do I love this collection? Beside it being a pretty apt post for the day? I love Scott's simple and daring attitude towards fashion. It's really a collection that only Scott could get away with. And I don't mean that in a I-have-no-other-words-in-my-head-to-describe, boring kinda way (although I don't think I have much more) but you do have to have a real fuck you attitude to the industry when you create something out of shopping bags. It's such a risk, and not in a he's using rubbish bags as clothing kinda way (well yes that too) but more because it's not like it's done before? 70's/80's Punk, Judy Blame accessories and Sia's onstage costumes to name a few. And I'm pretty sure Gaga has worn something out of plastic. In fact I'd bet my macbook on it. At least with this plastic venture, he's brought NY in as his inspiration and the witty references to rent, loving NY and help wanted updates the fun of plastic as fashion.
As well as that Scott seems a bit shameless. He's blatantly followed the Gaga meat dress explosion (made out of parma ham) and although I'm looking it as done and an overblown fashion disaster, I'm still intrigued and I kinda like it because it's his.
He's got a very cool air about him and it's probably important to his brand to keep that personal side of the company up to scratch. People buy into the Jeremy Scott label not only for the quirky designs but also for the cool factor. And he definitely sees the importance of self branding, which he does, in all his blue steel glory. Decked out in his quirky designs, looking like somebody I'd like to party with, but probably wouldn't be able to keep up with. New York perfect!
Anyway I'm blabbing.
Here are the goods, thanks to Fav piece being the Have A Nice Daybag dress.

Oh can't leave here without posting an image or two of Scott's teddy bear runners for Adidas. Oh hello.. And I thought nothing could out-do his wing sneakers? (Did she just say sneakers? Yes I did.)
(First image; mine mine, S/S11; Dazed Digital, Teddy bears; Google)

Thursday, December 30, 2010

NY NYE 2011

Back in NY Bloggatrons! Another New Year approaching is WEIRD. What's weirder is coming back to the aftermath of a blizzard, having to drag my bag through the mountains (literally mountains) of snow on Fulton street was hard and cold. Slushy puddles being the worst. But whatever! I'm back and no better way to feel..ahem.. ready to start.. the year than with a little Arcade Fire. See what I did there?! Hope so.
Heard this beauty on the new trailer for skins, needless to say it captured my Arcade-loving heart. Feels like a good anthem from the Funeral days, which is a compliment since I'm huge funeral fan. Never really fell in love with Neon Bible like I did with Funeral? I should've tried harder, but I got swept away by the goodness of MIA and In Rainbows.
Something tells me I'll be loving Arcade Fire, The Suburbs for 2011.. x

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Crimbolicious x

Happy Crimbo Bloggatrons!
First two xmas pressies belong to Bloggasis (teapot necklace is the king) and last three are mine mine mine!
My new favourite thing is my keyboard necklace. -Lalalalove.
Leaving frosty Ireland tomorrow and entering NY blizzard territory. Eek but kinda exciting!
Enjoy! x

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So long NY, hello Ireland!

Afternoon Bloggatrons!
I'm flying back to the Emerald Isle today for crimbo, can you believe it? I cannot. Bags are packed. Apartment cleaned. Ariel pink listened to. Now all we have to do is wait for some delish g+t's on british airways. Freebies please!
As you can tell it's just a quick post to show some NY love but I'll be back on the blogging wagon when I'm sitting still for longer than 20 minutes. So I'll leave you with a photo, yes another lazy post but I really like this one. Taken from the top floor of a production factory in the garment district. Gritty and grotty come to mind! My two favourite words.
Ooo I experienced my first NY snowfall after work last night and besides the sheer frostiness it was loverly. I've been told it'll be here when I get back and the fab'ness of it all will be a distant memory when you have to trudge to work in three feet of snow.. eek. Yay for now! Boo later.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

With you, Sunday never ends.

So how did I get to this video I hear you ask bloggatrons? Well let me tell you. I bought Nylon on Sunday because Mila Kunis is on the cover and who can resist reading about Mila Kunis? And in the mist of the big four page spread, there’s a one-line reference to her eight year ongoing relationship with Macaulay Culkin which had me staring at that one line for at least a minute thinking Reallly? Macaulay Culkin? Not in the “Why the fuck is she with him?” kinda way, more in the region of how have I never heard this before? So I decided to Wikipedia good ole Culkin and see what he’s been up to (Yes. I was eating dinner and I enjoy wikipedia’n random people – check out John Wayne Gacy. Weird! Discovery thanks to Sufjan Stevens.) Annnyway in the mist of all the movie stardom and family tiffs I came across this JAMMIN video for Sonic Youth that Culkin starred in. Not only is it a fantastic video, it is great song. Culkin looks quite stoned and rebellious. Wikipedia tells me he was 18 when the video was made and I love the grungey home-video 90's (1998 to be exact) feel to it. The up-close shot of Culkin licking his lips at the end is disturbingly cool. A lot of underlying hormones in this video. I like it!
Now if only today was a sunday, then the post would be complete.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November We Remember

Bloggatrons it's the 1st of December! How mental is that? Seems like my time in NY is flying by me so fast, scary, please slow it down mr.clock .. Going back to Irlanda in two weeks for crimbo but luckily I'll be NY bound again for New Years, and the next 9 months after that. Yay! And phew.
Had a miracle day off today which was beyond jammy. It felt like a snowday (which I hear Ireland is having a lot of) but instead it was a wet wet wet day. Had plans to go to the Natural History Museum and start christmas shopping early, instead I watched Grey's Anatomy and washed clothes. No complaints. (And my clothes smell glorious.)
So since it was a lazy day, it's a lazy post of a few photos from walking the streets of NY and being snap happy!
Snogs and Blogs xxx