Sunday, December 27, 2009

Vintage Technology




In my current city of Burbank we have a nice little collection of used book stores and Goodwills to scavenge through. This year I have been particularly satisfied with the bargains on VHS'. Who can beat $1 movies to own?! Now granted you do actually have to rewind them every time you watch them, adjust the tracking when it gets fuzzy, and the bulky cases do not make packing easy. Most of these are old movies from the 90's that I was old enough to know were cool but not old enough to watch. So now I can, for $1 feel like a rebel watching all of these forbidden fruit films at last.... (oh Hello PG-13, it's me Aubrey... I don't believe we've meet.)
I know it's shocking to hear that I still have a vhs player but its not as lame as it sounds (except for when I wait through the credits for all the special features that aren't going to be there.) These are some of the golden nuggets I dug up.

Troop Beverly Hills. 
A very young Jenny Lewis stared in this, and the wardrobing is INSANE! Also note the amount of feathered bangs.



Singles.
Oh my goodness this movie makes me miss Seattle so much I could rip my tights.



Home Alone.
 A holiday classic that everyone loves.



Reality Bites.
I don't know what it is about Ethan Hawk in this movie but the greasy bum thing just works. Platforms! aahh!




Private Benjamin.
Goldie Hawn in boot camp and a perm. The best scene is when she gets stuck in the barb wire fence trying to get out...or  the blue dye in the shower one.



Oh vhs... what is in store for you and me next?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Home Sweet Tasty Home

I'm so excited to be home! I get to see all of my friends and family and wear all of my coats that have been collecting dust in my 70 degree LA closet. It's so cold here! One thing especially that I am pumped about is all the good food I will be filling my gob with.

Cupcake Royale...the lavender cupcake. It is positively mind blowing.
2052 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107



Zoka Coffee RoastersTwo words. Zoka Bar. Oh my gosh! My all time favorite coffee shop. Thy have super comfy couch chairs & an interesting crowd of people.






Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Love In this Club? Really?!


Since moving to Los Angeles in April I have been subject to a few of the different "scenes" it has to offer. I've hung out with surfers and gone to watch UFC fights at Barney's Beanery Bar with the boys in Santa Monica, I've visited some tasty dive taco stands and had beatnik parties on front lawns in Long Beach, and had a quaint cup of frozen yogurt and a stroll in the park in Burbank. But a particular sub-culture has ruffled my feathers and I must object to it. The Club Scene.

Let me break it down for you.
Prep Time:


Ladies, they spend hours searching shops for the perfect outfit that strategically shows the most skin possible, get the highest heels they can manage to walk in, and generally try and skankify as much as possible about their appearance. I'd say about 80% of these outfits are made of polyester and have some form of bedazzlements... whether it be lace, rhine stones or sequins. Exhibit A:


Guys; now this can vary sometimes depending on the level of self importance and douchiness. They spend the bulk of their time on getting their hair into these unnatural directions while using a whole bottle of product. Combine this with a spray tan, about a half a bottle of cologne (usually Abercrombie/Aqua Disio,) and an Ed Hardy/Affliction shirt that is a size too small. (This is because they think it creates the illusion of being more ripped. It does not.) I could not decide what picture to best illistrate my point so I must refer you to the bible of douchey club looking guys: "Hot Chicks With Douche Bags." Get your copy today!


You wait in line and are let in in order of hotness or whoever can bribe the bouncer with cash. Upon entering your ears are molested with damagingly loud house music that you notice as the night goes on does not really change to the next "song." Now that you have entered the hunting ground it is the females goal to go out on the dance floor and perform the ritual mating call of "bumping and grinding." A interested male will approach, usually from behind and with no warning and try to keep rhythm with her while hoping not to be shooed away. If both parties are satisfied with each others appearance then this dancing aka:sex with clothes on, will continue until one of them gets bored or they leave together to get busy. (In some cases this is done in the club bathroom, seeing as it is more convenient for both parties to rendezvous.)

No other place in our society would this kind of behavior be acceptable. If you see a hot guy in the line at the grocery store it is not your first instinct to go rub up against him to whatever Celine Dion song is playing in the store, and tell him he's "SO SEXY!" Why is this allowed to take place at night clubs? Anywhere else it would be considered assault!

It's time ladies and gentlemen of the age range 18-28 to put down the cologne and body glitter and meet people somewhere more respectable. Try coffee shops, art walks, work, church, concerts etc. I don't know just put some freaking clothes on and stop trying to hump strangers!

Yes that is me, on the bottom right.... in the name of research I was at Les Deux in Hollywood...in the name of...research.


That is all.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

READING MATERIAL


I have noticed a couple of really cool magazines springing up lately. It seems as though the lights of big shots like Vogue, Vanity Fair, and GQ are starting to burn out. All selling out to corporate sponsorship and featuring the highest bidder. What happen to fashion journalism?! No one cares about what is amazing or unique, or just quality interesting work. I have come across a couple a great publications that are doing more than just be a billboard to whore itself out to brands who want to make money...(inhale!) Check out these mags and subscribe, show some support before everyone goes out of business.

V Magazine
They just did a FIERCE (and I use that rarely and only when extremely appropriate) spread with Natalie Portman that was well...just FIERCE!!
Also check out the behind the shoot videos.


                                                       
Also, the cover with Kate Moss in a beard...so perfect. Is it just me or does she look a bit like Johnny Depp?


Flaunt Magazine
Flaunt is a little more established but has very cool material. Lots of background stuff on people and very interesting covers. It's nice to see a break from the usual celebrity face and see some REAL ART! Check out the piece they did on Lykke Li


  


 


Purple Fashion Magazine



Now, Purple... although it's pages are heavily filled with fashion/boob photos, it does have a very cool collection of work. It's like the underground fashion and culture scene decided to make a magazine just for themselves so they could write about their friends. And little do they know it is accessible to mere commoners like you and me. Vincent Gallo posed for the cover in some hot looks from Balenciaga. He is a funny dude. 










Sunday, November 22, 2009

Interesting words that most creative minds need to hear.

"Sometimes I worry that the ever-increasing trend toward excessive innovation has pushed the art and music world into a slapstick exhibition of dog breeding, generating increasingly newer, more contemporary fashions: gothic folk, for one. Or Afro-beat Ivy League pop. Maybe this only reflects the inevitable merging of all cultures, in which art slowly becomes a least common denominator for the interchange of multiple civilizations coming together in one song. I don’t mind the intermarrying of ideas. This is the natural sequence of events. We are all better for it; it is fundamentally American. But sometimes the effort of innovation itself is just empty exertion, unspirited and unreal, bearing bad fruit. Cryptacize, of course, shirks all such ambition and seeks instead to “know thyself.” -Sufjan Stevens
Word up Suf.









Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hilarious.

So I stumbled upon a funny re-creation of the infamous Vanity Fair cover featuring Tom Ford, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightly. Paul Rudd is perfect for Tom Ford... they even have matching chest hair! Enjoy ;)

The boys...




the original.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Every Color of the Rainbow.

Here are some of my favorites from the 2010 Runway. I couldn't narrow it down so I decided to color categorize...just like my closet!
Today...RED!




Saturday, October 31, 2009

Favorite.

This guy rocks my world....photographically speaking. For some reason I have been digging all this crayola colored hair.









eugenio recuenco.