Friday, January 23, 2009

J. Cauty & Son predict the endings to our favorite cartoons


I've had these pictures on my computer since October but forgot to ever post them. They're from an exhibit in London by J. Cauty & Son entitled "Splatter." It's so funny in the creepiest way possible. I mean, the plot of all of the old Warner Brothers' Cartoons was simple: characters chased and TRIED to kill (or at least hurt) each other, but they never seemed to succeed. It's weird to think about the possible deaths of the characters and how gruesome the cartoons actually were. Is it weird that we live in a society where it's considered comedic entertainment to watch two animated creatures attempting to murder each other in the most ridiculous ways possible?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Guess who this is...


Have no fear; Charles Manson did not break out of jail. No, it's not John Lennon's semi-disheveled lookalike son, Sean. And no, Jerry Garcia did not come back from the dead. That's Joaquin Phoenix. YES, the evil guy in "Gladiator," Mel Gibson's little brother in "Signs," freaking JOHNNY CASH in "Walk the Line." You know, this guy...

What the hell did I miss? How did that happen? When did that happen? WHY did that happen? Let's just say I really hope that's for a role. I mean, I never thought Joaquin Phoenix was a total fox or anything, but seriously. I'm all for experimenting and being your own person, but really?! There is no reason to turn from a semi-attractive young man into a porky serial killer. No reason at all.

Unless you really have transformed from a semi-attractive young man to a porky serial killer.


[photo by Karl Lagerfeld, found on]

Cat Power is playing at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. on Sunday, February 8th, which just so happens to be 4 days after MY birthday. I HAVE to be there! I absolutely love Cat Power and have been obsessed with her ever since I was offered a free download of "The Greatest" like, 3 or 4 years ago. She has the most amazing voice, she's gorgeous, and I think she has a pretty cool personal style, too.

Read great interviews of her here and here, in which she discusses all different aspects of her life--from her growth as an artist and road to recovery from alcoholism to kissing Jude Law, being photographed by Richard Avedon, and becoming one of Karl Lagerfeld's muses.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hellz Bellz

[above: (Holiday '08 collection)]

[below: (older collections)]

Hellz Bellz is a great streetwear brand that is becoming more and more fashionable. They seemed to have started out with t-shirts, hoodies, jeans, etc. but have graduated on to create cute seperates without losing sight of the staples (or the attitude) that made them famous in the first place. The photography of their collections is always really cool, depicting women who are badass but beautiful. I don't personally own any Hellz Bellz, but I always like seeing what they're coming up with.