Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Ubiquitous Arab Scarf (T-form)

I know a fashion trend is soooo overdone when i see some random person I went to junior high with trying to pull it off at the annual thanksgiving hometown bar crawl. I was surprised that the whole Balenciaga Arabic scarf thing hit the mainstream so fast.
While having this same conversation with my good friend, Ann, she commented "you know who started this whole trend, you know?! Besides the Arabs, I mean..........were the Libertines" (ie pete doherty not the marqui de sade)
Anyway....most likely a knockoff itself, I like Topshop's satirical take on the scarf with this T-shirt. I really want it, but its already sold out....

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

View Master

If you haven't noticed I'm kind of lazy. The thing about being lazy is that other people beat you to your brilliant ideas. I had the idea a few years ago (at the brink of graduation college) that I would make my porfolio into my very own viewmaster slide. Interactive and clever. That never happened, but I managed to collect a few viewmaster slides over the years and was especially happy to find viewmasters and viewmaster slides available at nearly every historical landmark while on my road trip this summer.
Anyway, three years later I wasn't too surprised while recently surfing some boutique sites on the web. I came across some handmade viewmaster slides at There are several in the series made by some artists I never heard of. My favorite is the one written and photographed by some guy named comes with a CD of a band I never heard of. It goes for $24 and is on my list of things I want but won't get for christmas.