Thursday, February 26, 2009

Work It

I just love Fritz Helder & The Phantoms. Their debut album is the perfect getting ready music for a night out. So throw on some glitter and strut your stuff.

Fritz Helder & The Phantoms - Making A Scene

Download: Making A Scene (Al-P Remix)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Róisín Murphy + Moloko

I've loved Róisín Murphy ever since her days in Moloko. And I loved her first solo album, "Ruby Blue". But it was with her second solo album, "Overpowered", that I became a devout Róisín super fan. It blew me away like no album had done in a long time. If you haven't heard it... you really should. Here's a little megamix featuring the best of Róisín in Moloko and as a solo artist. Long live Miss Murphy.


1. The Time Is Now
2. Sing It Back (Mousse T ‘I Feel Love’ Remix)
3. Familiar Feeling (Timo Maas Main Mix)
4. Let Me Know (Joey Negro Destination Boogie Mix)
5. Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix)

Download: Róisín Murphy + Moloko Megamix

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Róisín Murphy's Look Book

A short interview with Róisín Murphy talking about her outfit. I like when she says she has to switch up her style because other pop stars are now adopting her avant-garde look. Lady GaGa, I'm looking in your direction.

Friday, February 20, 2009


This is too cool. The latest issue of Visionaire magazine features one of a kind pop-ups designed by the likes of Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, and Gareth Pugh. The twelve hardcover pop-up books are housed in a cloth-covered case with a magnetized closure and an engraved metal plaque. Get yours at

Watch the magic unfold! Visionare Magazine #55 Surprise!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bienvenue, Monsieur Pugh

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge fan of Gareth Pugh. When I saw his collection for Spring/Summer 2009, I instantly thought of eccentric performer Klaus Nomi. In fact, Jean Paul Gaultier's Couture show for Spring 2009 was influenced by Klaus Nomi as well. It's funny when there's a certain feeling going on in the world of fashion, that the designers seem to pick up on. I guess that's how trends are born.

Klaus Nomi (circa 1981)

Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2009 Collection

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2009 Couture Collection

Monday, February 16, 2009

Factory Party Submissions

I'm very excited for the upcoming Factory Party. I'm going to submit some pieces this time around, but I've been having a tough time deciding which ones to pick. I'm considering these two (click on them to see them full size). But you can help me decide by checking out the rest of my work at:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

We Love The Nightlife. We Love To Boogie.

I've always been interested in the New York Club Kid scene of the late 80s and early 90s. If you've seen the movie "Party Monster", you know what I'm talking about. Michael Alig, James St. James, Richie Rich, Amanda Lepore, and Sophia Lamar were all a part of it. So where are our Club Kids now? Alig is in prison, convicted for the murder of his drug dealer. St. James published the book "Disco Bloodbath" and has appeared as a guest judge on America's Next Top Model. Richie Rich, along with Traver Rains, launched the hugely successful HEATHERETTE fashion line. Lepore and Lamar are now both successful models/recording artists. Amanda has become the muse for photographer David LaChapelle, and Sophia is featured in the Scissor Sisters video for "Filthy/Gorgeous".

We've seen a resurgence in the whole Club Kid scene in recent years with The MisShapes and (the now defunct) BOOMBOX in London, where stars like Kylie Minogue, Róisín Murphy and Siobhan Donaghy went to get their groove on.

Download: Filthy/Gorgeous (Unclean Mix)

"Filthy/Gorgeous" video directed by John Cameron Mitchell.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flick Yer Bean For Agyness Deyn

I love these new pictures of my FAVORITE model Agyness Deyn taken by one of my favorite photographers, Terry Richardson.

Disclaimer: The Terry Richardson website contains some racy content!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Attack Of The Brits

For their March '09 issue i-D magazine prepared 12 covers of the all time best in the British modeling world. The collectible covers feature the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Twiggy, Lily Donaldson, Agyness Deyn and Jourdan Dunn. The Agyness one is mine!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

All Hail Her Madgesty

My boyfriend showed me these new pictures of Madonna in W Magazine, and I'm loving them. It's great to see Madonna doing an edgy, sexy photoshoot again, fully embracing her hot cougar ass(ets) and making out with hot, tanned Brazilian boys. Reminds me of good old, raunchy 'Erotica'-era Madonna.

Photographs by Steven Klein.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Music You Were Playing Really Blew My Mind

My!Gay!Husband! on Saturday night was great. A whole lot of dancing to Little Boots, Lykke Li and Ladyhawke. Here's one of the songs they played that made me lose my mind.

Download: PNAU feat. Ladyhawke - Embrace (Miami Horror & Fred Falke Remix)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Meddle Mixes

I recently stumbled upon a couple remixes of "Meddle" that I really like. They're polar opposites of each other, but they're both really great. The first is the AC Slater and DJ Skeet Skeet mix. What makes this mix one of my favorites is the added rap by Goldielocks. The second is the Piano & Tenorion version of "Meddle", which is a bit more downbeat. **On a side note, I'm off to see My!Gay!Husband! tonight. Should be fun!


Meddle (AC Slater & DJ Skeet Skeet Remix featuring Goldielocks)
Meddle (Tenorion Piano Version)

"Meddle" (Tenorion Piano Version) Live

Friday, February 6, 2009

GaGa Unplugged

We all know Lady GaGa as a disco diva, producing polished dance hits drenched in electro & synths. But underneath the glitter and gloss, she’s equally amazing. With the recent release of The Cherrytree Sessions EP, GaGa shows us what she’s got. As much as I love her glitzy pop gems, I like seeing this different side of her too. One of my favorite Lady GaGa songs is an unreleased demo called “No Floods.” It’s a stripped down song, where Miss GaGa’s voice and piano take center stage. Have a listen.

Download: No Floods

"Poker Face" Live @ The Cherry Tree House

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Factory Boy

So, Factory Party was nothing short of amazing! A great evening of music, art, and fashion. Everyone looked amazing, Calgary's fashion scene is growing by leaps and bounds. The girls looked beautiful, like an army of modern-day Edie Sedgwicks. And the gentlemen were dapper in a variety of creative ensembles. I can't wait for Factory Party #5!

Me with my BFFs Tyler, Elaine, and Denise.

Photo by Tyler Stalman.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hello, My Name Is German Bold Italic.

"German Bold Italic" is one of my very favorite Kylie Minogue songs. It's a collaboration with Towa Tei, formerly of Deee-Lite (GBI even contains a small sample of "Groove Is In The Heart"). The song itself is basically about a typeface. A non-existant typeface, at that! It's very different from any other Kylie song, and very rare to find as well. I LOVE the video for the song too. I love the song so much, I had THIS made.

"German Bold Italic" video directed by Stéphane Sednaoui (1998).


German Bold Italic
German Bold Italic (The Sharp Boys Deee-Liteful Dub)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

M/M Paris

M/M Paris is a design group founded in 1992 consisting of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag. It's likely that you've seen a lot of their work already, especially if you're familiar with fashion ads and Björk. M/M Paris are best known for thier art direction and design for artists such as Madonna (American Life album) and Björk (Vespertine, Medúlla, Volta, Greatest Hits...). They've also worked with many fashion designers including Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Nicolas Ghesquière, Yohji Yamamoto, and Jil Sander. Flip through any fashion magazine and you're bound to see some M/M Paris!

Note: The "White Soft Rope" image was made using The Alphabet (2001), and The Alphamen (2003), two projects by M/M Paris based on creating typography out of portraits of models.

"Hidden Place" video directed by M/M Paris with Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.

Monday, February 2, 2009

She's A Little Bit In Love With You

I can't get enough of Lykke Li. 'Youth Novels' is on constant play on my iPod. Here's a couple of tracks to enjoy. A sweet, acoustic version of 'Little Bit', and a killer remix of 'Breaking It Up' (thanks Branden!).


Little Bit (Acoustic)
Breaking It Up (Pocketknife's Loosefoot Remix)

Drawn To Fashion

I came across the artwork of Cocopit while flipping through an issue of Bon Magazine. I was struck with the delicate lines, the muted color palette, and the attention to detail. You can actually recognize the famous faces of top models in Coco's work. Jessica Stam, Agyness Deyn, Tanya Dziahileva and Coco Rocha are all delicately rendered in pencil and ink.

"I find inspiration in a wide variety of places. Living between Paris and London I feel at ease with the visual landscapes of both cities. As art and fashion capitals, they are a byword for innovation, creativity and metropolitan edge.

I tend to start my work by experimenting with old-school processes such as painting, drawing and ceramics, before designing the final image digitally.

I like to mix several techniques but aim for restraint and minimalism in the finished work as I like the results achieved from combining these two approaches."

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