I'm a budding social media marketer, super-stylist, blogger and fashion nerd. I <3 disposable cameras, cupcakes, obscure Swedish bands, LND town and the taste of sea salt in the air. A hopeless romantic, with big hair, a bigger heart with Drum'n'Bass ripping through my veins.
Notre Jour Viendra will be director Romain Gavras’ feature film debut, starring Vincent Cassel ( of La Haine fame) and Olivier Barthelemy.
From what I have managed to collect the story follows a teenage boy riddled with anger and resentment, is then rejected by his family and is desperately in search for a place to fit in. Anger, sex and psychotherapy seems to be the underlining theme here.
The studio is incredibly tight lipped with information about the film, but judging by this teaser alone, Gavras promises his usual potent blend of dark demonic human emotion and perhaps a little personal acceptance.
The blistering heat has finally fisted the shit out of this city. The streets are packed with a mix of annoyed Bay-Street Suits, hot girls in tiny denim shorts, cool boys on boards and of course the pungent aroma of rotting garbage. Since I need to buckle down and focus on a few projects, I can’t spend the day outside working on my black-girl tan, bitter I slap my fingers across these keys while listening to the stabby sounds of Die Antwoord.
Die Antwoord, meaning ‘The Answer’ in Afrikaans, is the ‘rave – rap’ group straight out of the heart of South Africa. A mangled mess of synth beats, sharp rhymes and so incredibly outrageous they border on the obscene. The trio are lead by the crazy MC Ninja, funky vocalist Yo-Landi Vi$er, with the bass heavy beats provided by DJ Hi-Tek.
The crew who claim to be straight up Zef – red-neck to the rest of us – lace their lyrics in English, Afrikaans and local street slang. In true ‘fuck you’ Po-Mo form the two videos released in support of their singles managed to create quite the internet buzz earlier this year, leaving major music camps split. Is Die Antwoord for real? Or this collective another hype-band courting youtube hits and blog rotations?
In spite of all the chatter, Interscope Records have decided to court the three-piece and their debut album titled $O$ will be out soon.
Marion Cotillard and Gong Tao star in the latest Dior fashion film ‘Lady Blue’ written and directed by David Lynch. John Galliano art directs this cinematic campaign for the label’s new It-bag the ‘Lady Dior’.
The mystery of the Orient seems to be quiet the draw for major fashion houses, and Shanghai seems to be the most coveted destination, first with Chanel then Prada and now Dior.
Perhaps Africa is next? So much beauty can be tapped in too, between the rain kissed jungles and the arid deserts. An art directors dreamscape in my opinion.
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and of course Swedish.
Meet The Sonnets-
Malmoe’s latest contribution to music with this Ray-Ban wearing, Brideshead Revisiting, romantic synth-pop collective.
While the original track is fantabulous, I do LOVE fellow Swedes Montauk‘s remix of ‘Sebastian Said‘ linked below.
In the second video the boys have been outfitted by Sweden based web-shop Tres Bien a great collaboration between fashion,music and good old brotherly love.
‘Nothing is impossible, believe in your dreams and go create’ Jefferson Hack
My obsession with the Dazed group is not much of a secret. So this past Thursday I made it a point to tune in to Business of Fashion and it’s founder Imran Ahmed in conversation with editorial director of Dazed Groupand indie publishing guru Jefferson Hack. Major topics included; the potential fate of our beloved glossies, the need of constant innovation and of course the iPad.
In case you missed the live stream, BoF promises to have the video up on their website at some point this week.
Hot Docs: Canada’s international documentary film festival held in Toronto is in full swing! Now in it’s fifth year Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival and runs until this Sunday May 9th. Be sure to check out the online schedule to buy tix and find films.
Epic E-shop fail : The top ten luxury brands’ websites are not accessible with the iPad or iPhone. Go Figure. Considering it’s taken most of these brands a millennium to hope on to the interweb train in the first place.
ADR: The gorgeous Anna Della Russo can now be stalked proper via Twitter. So say hello and follow! The fantastic fash-ed also has a blog that she swears is all Russo.
Splatter Revolution: The lovely Ashley Rowe hosted a splatter filled party at Evan Biddell‘s Oz Studio Boutique. Here images of her new Fall 2010 look book was showcased, amongst paint splattered tees, bouncy beats and Toronto’s cool kids.