Wednesday, November 12, 2008

lost america


Mid 60s Cadillac hearse at an unnamed high-desert junkyard near Lake Los Angeles, CA. Night, 2 minute exposure, full moon, red and blue-gelled strobe-flash Canon 20D. It has come to my attention from several reliable sources that the owner of this junkyard rents his collection of highly unusual and rare cars to the movie industry. I've been told he will "shoot trespassers (like me) on sight." Be careful out there kids.

Abandoned bus for the "Velvet Knights Drum Corps", lost someplace in California's High Desert. Night, full moon, 2 minutes, red and green gelled strobe flash. Canon 20D.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Doin' time for bein' young

yesterday I spent time at my favourite place in  Auckland VADA salon. Paul, who is hairdresser and guru to me ... worked absolute wonders once again. The picture above is increadibly similar to how Im feeling. Its longer but still black and rockabilly-styled ... and makes me want to go all out (thinkTraci Lordes in 'Cry Baby'). anyway --- it was all for a music video shoot that I had on later that night. Which I cannot think about now after hours stomping around in mile-high stilletos and no sleep. SO Im going to kick it in flats this Sunday and continue moving to the apartment on the coast which means getting rid of everything that hasnt been given a second glance in months. Anyone for a increadible collection of lingerie and corsets that i never give deserved attention to?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

neglected much?

alright. I know, its been too long but oh is it worth it!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

REBEL DANCE Nomad Sophistication

Rebel Dance's founder and designer, Maikhanh Bertrand, sent Lifelounge their brand spanking new lookbook for A/W. A true child of the world. Rebel Dance, like Bertrand, is inspired by world travel and aspires to be for travellers "expressing their power through art and celebration" (Katie Olsen). Meanwhile, the denim-fronted high-waisted skirt is sexx, the jersey dress is schmick and the wool fringe vest and shoulders on the denim jacket are out of control. More at

'Low Dog" the look

Launch of new t-shirt collection The Look Presents Nigel Waymouth.

tees include Nigel’s reworking of two of the historic shopfronts he designed for the ever-changing frontage of his legendary King’s Road boutique Granny Takes A Trip. Nigel has also drawn on his roots as one of the key graphic designers of the Summer Of Love as part of the iconic Hapshash & The Coloured Coat, who turned England and the US dayglo with wild art for such megastars as The Who and Jimi Hendrix.

T Rex

its in the sole


impossible to explain how much i love soko
youll see -
Soko (a Paris-based duo) the girl is singing about a guy who left her for someone else. How sweet when she sings, "We would have had a boy called Tom, and a girl called Susan, born in Japan." Born in Japan! I love that detail; it's exactly how you fantasize about the future in somewhat obscure detail.
this song was used for a Stella McCartney runway show. also they are comming to Australia very soon, so we may see them (fingers crossed). check out her Lagerfeld picture and girl crush

Wednesday, September 24, 2008




supreme style

Interview with Hair Stylist RENYA XYDIS
Which hair trends do you love for S/S’08?
Fringes are big with a loose soft messy wave. It’s a great way to update your look without taking off overall length. Kate Moss wears this well. Balliage and sponging for colour – a look that has the effect of not trying yet the colour is sensational.

How can we get the look?
Firstly, ask your stylist or colourist for their advice they will access your face shape and colouring. Having a fringe isn’t as tricky as people think in fact it’s really easy to look after. Then all you need to do is style the fringe and apply ghd Fat Hair, $35, to the ends for that messy tousled finish. If your hair is dirty you can cheat and just wash the fringe and leave the rest of your hair until you get a salon blow-dry.

What product could you not live without?
Wella High Hair Ocean Spritz, $21.50. It gives hair a rough feel and loads of volume that holds your style.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

state of mind

alright, if youre in the same state of mind... check out Roadtrippin USA

and lets not end up like this

while we're planning
start with the mix tapes and casio tones

It'll All Work Out - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
My Father's Gun - Elton John
IO (This Time Around) - Helen Stellar
Come Pick Me Up - Ryan Adams
Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
Where to Begin - My Morning Jacket
Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin
Sugar Blue - Jeff Finlin
Don't I Hold You - Wheat
Shut Us Down - Lindsey Buckingham
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) - The Hombres
Hard Times (Come Again No More) - Eastmountainsouth
Jesus Was A Cross Maker - The Hollies
Square One - Tom Petty
"Down In Mexico" — The Coasters

Learning to Fly - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
English Girls Approximately - Ryan Adams
Jesus Was A Crossmaker - Rachael Yamagata
Funky Nassau Pt. 1 - Beginning of the End
Loro - Pinback
Take a Walk on the Wildside - Lou Reed
Moon River - Patty Griffin
Summerlong - Kathleen Edwards
...Passing By - Ulrich Schnauss
You Can't Hurry Love - The Concretes
River Road - Nancy Wilson
"Baby, It's You" — Smith Same in Any Language - Ruckus
What Are They Doing in Heaven Today - Washington Phillips
Words - Ryan Adams
Big Love (Live)- Lindsey Buckingham
I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations

Seasons of Wither - Aerosmith
Harleys and Indians - Roxette
Generation Landslide - Alice Cooper
One Way Out by The Allman Brothers Band
Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
Harmonicas are Shite - Fila Brazillia
Funk 49 - James Gang
Sidewalk Surfing - Jan and Dean
Ezy Ryder - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
Surfrider - The Lively Ones
Old Man - Neil Young
I'll Give You Money - Peter Frampton
Us and Them - Pink Floyd
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Children Of The Revolution - T.Rex
Bad Boys - The Pretenders
Bad Reputation - Thin Lizzy
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Motor City Madhouse - Ted Nugent
La Grange - ZZ Top


missin the mother road

Disquise: 1/ to alter the dress or appearance of so as to conceal the identity or true nature. disguise implies a change in appearance or behavior that misleads by presenting a different apparent identity

the Naked and Famous

The next in a line of friends that I have found to be either naked or famous... and in this case BOTH

paraphrased and flip reversed: Quite possibly the best band you’ve never heard (yet) with a debut EP “This Machine” released May 5th through Round Trip Mars (home to SJD, Phelps & Munro, James Duncan, Unitone HiFi etc), they are already further down the track than many who have been around a lot longer. The band, named after a line from a Tricky song, are based around the ferociously talented pairing of composer/control freak Thom Powers and vocal siren/lyricist Alisa Xayalith, though they operate as a 4 piece live. The Naked And Famous are about to step out. You have been warned. “THIS MACHINE” 6 TRACK EP, OUT NOW