Yinka Shonibare

I like Yinka Shonibare's convergence of color, texture, textiles, racial identity, appropriated culture, fashion, debauchery, and his reinterpretation of Western art. It doesn't hurt that he's charming as heck either. (images via acidolatte)

How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Gentlemen), 2006

How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies), 2006

How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies & Gentlemen), 2006

Gallantry and Criminal Conversation, 2002 / Boy With Fishing Rod on Stilts, 2006



I'm really, really, really feeling the visual onslaught, and music knowledge of Freddy Allen Anzures from local design studio, props (www.p-r-o-p-s.com/). Sifting through his blog, videos and portfolio, inspired me to revisit a photo I have been working, and reworking for what seems like forever. Finally, the Milky Galactic Skull (below) can rest easy.

Now jones out and enjoy the view while watching the awesome Dam-Funk video for his Toeachizown album.


All hail McQueen!

After watching Alexander McQueen's latest Spring 2010 collection, all I am want to do is bow down and kiss the collective feet of folks who put this collection (and show) together. From the styling, makeup, runway concept, clothing and accessories.... I melt in the creative genius!

My only gripe is the last song played during the final exits. I believe it is a new Lady Gaga single debuted, but all I can think of is "gag gag"-ing from the sound of it. I inserted my own soundtrack below, recently discovered and giving me electric booty shocks each time I press play.

Now onto the visuals!

Official video

video: http://alexandermcqueenlive.showstudio.com

Style.com's coverage. Check out Daphne Guinness' ghoul eyes!

My favorite looks:

Top to bottom amazing prints, colors and soft-sculpted construction.

This soft volume is dreamy.

My first thought was McQueen's take on Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth

This black/midnight blue offering gets me very excited. I am loving that steel-plated patent shoe goodness.

More dark excitement, but as a razor-sharp 80's, sci-fi onesie.

I thought this look encompassed everything about this show: liquid, ocean, sci-fi, medieval, reptilian, goddess, shape, texture (scales), alien, aftermath, rebirth.

All runway look photos: Marcio Madeira via Style.com


What can one say about this? It is AMAZING! Shells, fins, and coral reef formations. It's hard to articulate.


This is feeling very underwater, organic, cosmic. Reminds me of my friend Mario's (aka MARS-1) work.

Like delicate, flaky, outer layer formations of a giant clamshell.

The sick beading detail on these trousers.

The nails are the best I've ever seen! I want.

Simple, yet clever idea. Dangerous even...

The shoes, the shoes! I'm speechless over these.

All detail photos: Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse via Style.com


night moves

This is my birthday moon. A month late, but fitting on a full waxed moon evening. I love these nights. Stirring amidst, acting out, moving, creating, laughter, music and love. Howling optional...