so, the fall 09 paris fashion week came to a close and some rather interesting news came out that was of great interest to me. it was probably the best news i have heard in a long time. LVMH confirmed that it is financing gareth pugh's shows, thus ending months of speculation (and kicking off more speculation that he'll be tapped to replace kris van assche at dior homme). not that i hate kris's work at dior, but it seems ever since hedi slimane left dior in o7, the line has definitely suffered some steep criticism; and rightfully so. no one can ever compare to what hedi did for the dior house. he completely redefined menswear. kris van assche just can't seem to find his own there. he has as hard time keeping true to what made dior homme so popular in the early millennium, which was the 'skinny look', to what he seems to do, which is volume, and lots of it.
my favorite look from the collection.
which leads us to gareth pugh, fashion's golden boy. he is a different one. his designs are over-the-top, too editorial. he is without a doubt talented but my hope is the peeps at LVMH can harness that creativity into more wearable clothes for the runway. we shall see. i am hoping so. sorry, kris. it's nothing personal, just business...
Saturday, January 31, 2009
i can't sleep and it's getting out of control. it all started when i stopped drinking a little over a year ago. i am not one for taking pharmaceuticals to alleviate any type of illness (i do it the all natural way), but i think i may have to bite the bullet and eat some pills. i just took two valium and two xanax earlier in the evening and it seems to be doing the trick. i am actually sleepy. i probably won't be able to finish writing this blog because i will pass out. if this is the only way i am going to be able to sleep, then i think i may have a serious problem. what the fuck is wrong with me??
Friday, January 30, 2009
i am a HUGE music person. naturally, i was stoked to hear the lineup was announced a few days ago. i've already seen a lot of the bands on the bill but am super stoked to see the crookers, two badasses from milan. i bet they will throw down an intense set like they always do. i have been diggin on their essential mix they did for radio one for some time now. if you haven't heard of them, look them up!!! craze and klever, the bloody beetroots, crystal castles, and N.A.S.A. will all be there as well. looking at the bill for the three days, it's interesting to see a lot more dj/electronic acts than years past? i will put money that amy winehouse doesn't show. if she does, then it's only because they promise to pay her in drugs? maybe that's how hey will lure her out of st. lucia. she has been on holiday since december causing all sorts of trouble. poor amy. the way she had been going i figured she would have died by now. starting planning your trips to cali...
everyday is exactly the same when you don't have a goddamn job. i suppose at this point (two months now) it is kind of my fault? i am just so damn picky. for those of you who don't know me, i got laid off. a friend suggested i jump on the blogging bandwagon and create one. good idea to pass the time i suppose?? whatever. i don't have a job and it sucks. at first it was fun because i didn't have to put up with the usual work routine, but now, it's almost worse than before. i am reduced to getting my ass kicked by little kids in god knows where in the world on xbox live. i even wear that fucking headset. yeap, i am that guy and i am offically a loser. it's cool though because i am saving money that i would spend elsewhere to pass the time such as movies, shopping, or the strip club. i'd rather be a loser gamer than be that guy that the strippers remember as a regular. i was on my way to becoming that guy and stopped the day paris (yeah, her name was paris. i swear. cross my heart...) remembered my name and asked me to wait my turn because she had to 'finish giving her other regular a dance.' i didn't want to be her regular. fuck that. with that said, i have a game of left 4 dead calling me. it's a great zombie game. honestly, it's the only game i don't suck at.