Monday, August 31, 2009

Bend It Like Travis.

Ph: Steven Klein

When i first saw the September cover of Vogue Hommes Japan featuring Travis Hanson on the cover, i was like, Oh yeah, its time for guys to sex up their image.

And i don't mean over-sexed it. The art of seduction is all about leaving room for imagination, no?

"Baby, if you think you're in me.
Won't control me now.
Rippin' up the disco.
Raving on the dancefloor."

Kylie Minogue, Rippin' Up The Disco.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Not One Solution.

"I'm lonely. What kind of loneliness?
Every kind."
Daul Kim, Model

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August Obsessions.

The XX

Author: Valerie Steele
Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now

Model: Daul Kim

Rick Owens Spring Summer 2009
Half-shaved head.

Ph: Benny Horne
Orange tone lipstick

Lasse Pedersen

Ph: Alasdair McLellan

Ph: Hedi Slimane
Paolo Anchisi

Ph: Steven Klein
And of course, anything sizzling and provocative!

"Well its been a long, slow collision.
I'm a pit bull, you're a dog.
Baby, you foul in clear condition,
but you're handsome in the fog."

The Cardigans, I Need Some Fine Wine And You, You Need To Be Nicer.

Nobody's lost but nobody wins.

I just want to run away. To run really fast, zipping past lamp posts and people.

It doesn't matter where i'm heading to or when to stop. Just run.

Hopefully to a point where fears can't catch up with me, where i don't have to worry about what future will bring.

Until i start to breath heavily, until my shoes are coming off, until i collapsed violently on the ground with multiple bruises. Just lie there with my eyes wide open until unconsciousness is the next thing that i know.

Then when i wake up, i'll be surrounded by people in white uniforms bandaging my wounds, telling me i'm in hospital while mildly taking a dig at me for being insensible.

I'll be looking forward to who'll be visiting me... All those friends and relatives that i've not seen for a long time and most importantly my family. Hopefully all my loved ones.

In the end, i'll be glad 'cause i'm able to see all of my loved ones again.

But, maybe you guys might dismiss me of sprouting nonsense. Then again, tonight is a sleepless night.

"Fill these spaces with days.
In my room, you can go, you can stay.
I can't sleep.
I can't speak to you."

Azure Ray, Sleep.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Not So Dire After All.

Recession seems to be on everyone's mouths lately. Those who are adopting anti-fashion mindset will be delighted since they are not bound by the season after season of trends while who are belong at the other spectrum would be (or already) horrified.

Gone are the days where the rich were able to buy everything in excess. Now, they are scrambling to even keep their status intact. So does this state of the fashion should be marked as one of the important milestone in the fashion history along with the shrinking menswear silhouette in this decade?

Well yes, albeit its not a situation that fashion hasn't seen before. Nevertheless, i do love it when the times are tough. People tend to be (i guess, they have to be) more creative in order to keep themselves relevant through the tough times.

Thus, the latest W spread featuring Sasha Pivovarova, shot by Craig McDean woke me up faster than i say 'Coffee'. Of course, not to mention Alex White's clever and creative styling which reminds me again that you don't have to spend big bucks to look good. One could start with their old unwanted secondhand clothes or go creative straight away with their paper bag.

Ph: Craig McDean

Doesn't the Prada 'skirt' just looked so adorable? If i were to be homeless one day, i'd want to be at least the best dressed of them all.

"I'll forgive and forget
before i'm paralysed.
Do i have to keep up the pace
to keep you satisfy?"

The XX, Crystalised.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tomorrow Will Change

Ever have a sleepless night where tossing and turning just cause your mind to burn out?

The time where you lied awake with your eyes wide open and stared straight onto the ceiling. Somehow you felt as if something's going to materialise from the air and dropped right onto your face and knocked you out.

Or you felt as if you're going to sink right through your bed and fell into a bottomless pit while hoping it doesn't end up in hell.

Sometimes, i wish sleeping wouldn't be so difficult because sleepless nights left you thinking about unnecessary stuffs then it starts to worry you and carved itself in your mind.

Sleeping should be more easy, like a switch, like a command. Or better, sleepless nights should be fun too. It shouldn't be so depressing, it shouldn't make me stand in front of the mirror in the middle of the night and stare into all sorts of blank spaces.

In the end, i'll still end up lying down trying to dream of a better tomorrow.

Ph: Hedi Slimane

"I can let it out.
I still let you in.
I can let it out.
I still let you in."

The XX, Basic Space.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Giant X's On My Eyes

"I'm not going to live for you,
or die for you,
or do anything anymore for you.
'Cause you leave me here
on the other side.
You leave me here on the other side."

Rachael Yamagata, Sunday Afternoon.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Real Formula of Distance

Less Meaningless

Every bites would mean something.
Even if its imaginary.
Desperate for something ordinary
between you and me.
What if it happens like a movie?
Walking past each other on the street.

Send me something even if its funny.
A postcard full of kiwis.
What is fixed by destiny?
I'm still waiting for you
to answer me.
It didn't started off easy.
It should never be.

I bet the weather's chilly.
In the car, i can see you
Still having something sleeveless
to entice me.
I'd want to know
what do these means.

Julius Kensan
( Sentimental Freak )