Thursday, February 12, 2009

olsen > lohan

as i'm obsessed with everything olsen (most recently, their little sister), it goes without saying that i'm hyped for mary-kate's interview magazine cover. this behind-the-scenes peek at her photoshoot just amps up the excitement even more.

sorry lindsay. you'll have to do more than dish on samro & the paparazzi to come even close to this.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

here's to you, mrs. robinson

looks like nate isn't the only boy on the UES making it with a "more experienced" woman.* next month's harper's bazaar features a mrs.robinson-themed photoshoot between ed westwick and helena christensen.

shot by terry richardson, this smoldering editorial has me yearning for, well, ed westwick. but! also, a remake of "the graduate" (cmon, marisa tomei needs another role she can take off all her clothes for and there's only so many stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold roles out there).

fuck, is helena christensen hot or what?! i love that she's all about the younger guys in real life too (not quite this young, but...). forget jennifer aniston, this is my 40-year old ideal.

*i'd include dan in here as well, but since rachel carr is like, a week older than him.. it doesn't count. poor, lame dan; can't even make sex with his teacher risque.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

crimson & clover

the fact that my wallet has been missing a clasp for a few months never really bothered me until i came across this comme des garçons wallet...

now all i can think about is how perfectly laid out & organized my wallet (and by extension, my life. right?) would be. and how adorable the clover pattern is. and how much i need this for my upcoming adventures. i mean, otherwise how would i keep track of my passport, plane tickets & assorted travel paraphernalia? there is no way, but the rei (kawakubo) way.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

stockholm syndrome

as of late, i've found myself increasingly drawn to all things scandinavian. my fascination began (as many things do) with vampires - specifically, let the right one in, a hauntingly beautiful film about adolescence, love, and the undead. visually, the film contrasts bright, harsh light and deep, inky shadows to convey horror without flashy special effects. this technique is especially effective against the stark, swedish winter.

next comes lykke li, with her infectious tunes and adorable, olsen-esque appearance. regrettably, i wasn't able to make it to her show the first time she came to toronto - nor will i be making it to her sold-out show this friday - but this swedish superkid has earned a place of honour in my ipod rotation.

i knew my obsession was mutual when stockholm youths began popping up on all my favourite streetstyle blogs. as i imagine sweden & canada have similarly frigid winters, and as i become more and more tired of my sad attempts at creative winter-layering, i've begun compulsively collecting inspiration from the blogosphere.

some of my favourite looks:

(photo cred: garance dore)

(photo cred: both, the sartorialist)

i feel like i'd fit right in in stockholm; i'm a sucker for any look that pairs short skirts, tights, monochrome and, most impressively, heels in the winter. too bad i can't pull of the icelandic blonde. ahh, well.