Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // The RAPTURE
Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
Interview // BEST COAST (#2)
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Gratuitous Burger Post
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Diplo Gets His Vogue On
Beyoncé - 4
We swear this isn't an ironic listening. We love Beyoncé and 4. OK, we might unironically skip straight to track 5, 'Party', produced by Kanye West and with rap by Andre3000, because we ain't no stay-home-mums that need all those ballads about being broken hearted and finding the right person. But, after that, the album turns into a beautiful compilation of classic r'n'b, soul and a bit of sweat-inducing booty tracks - not too many though - that sound surprisingly courageous considering the actual state of pop music. And for that, we bow down and hail Queen B. P.S. Get the deluxe version, for those extra couple of amazing tracks.
The name of this label has been interpreted in many ways; from 'bass-seekey' to 'base-ike', but the correct way describes exactly what this label is about: BASIC. Bassike delivers easily breezily cut staples with an interesting little twist that keeps them from being your run of the mill. For those that live in climates like that of Australia (where Bassike hails from) or Brazil, you'll know how easy it is to make fashion faux pas when the weather gets hot and the prospect of wearing anything but a bathing suit becomes slightly unappealing; Bassike is all and everything you need.
Game of Thrones
Before watching HBO's Game of Thrones, I assumed the series would tend a bit more towards the blood-dripping Danish movie Valhalla Rising rather than fairy-tale stories a lá 'Lord of the Rings'; and for that I didn't really like the series at the beginning. But slowly, I found myself submitting to tales of bad kings, midget juggernauts, savage warriors and... dragons. And that happened probably because there aren't exactly good guys and bad guys here, like there are in Tolkien stories - and that is, of course, a simplification of his work. Another reason I relented to this series is because of the intriguing political backstage element that leads to the ever-happening dance of thrones. Oh, and did I mention the gratuitous nekkid-ness?
The Norfolk // Sydney, Australia
Of the slew of new spots having opened up in Sydney in the last six months, The Norfolk on Cleveland St in Surry Hills has been one fated with success. Owned by some of the same kids that have brought The Flinders back to life (and currently, it's incredibly quick onset of 'The Norms'), you'll undoubtedly find The Norfolk rammed with all kinds, vying for a bite, a beer and a spot in the garden out back. The aim of the game is to cultivate Aussie pub culture at it's best; and it's doing a pretty decent job so far - if only you could get a table!
Super Sad True Love Story
Super Sad True Love Story is the third book from the writer of the best selling Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart. Incidentally, I read him name dropped in Flavorpill's Ultimate Hipster Reading list and in the same sentence as James Franco (they're buds, apaprently) just before I finished his latest offering. Don't let any of that put you off, or take away any of the sad scary brilliance of Super Sad True Love Story; written from the perspective of one 39 year old Lenny Abramov, son of Russian immigrants and in love with the impossibly cute and cruel Eunice Park. A satire that cuts to the bone, Super Sad True Love Story is exactly it's title. And it's good.
The Fabulous FAJ // SS 2011
HIYA babes

photo by Christopher James


This infamously fabulous duo are back with their latest Spring Summer collection for 2011, ambushing last London Fashion Week with models dressed in the collection masked as Fanny or Jessy swanning around various parties and shows.


Appropriate isn't it, for a collection entitled Watch This Face, and for a duo that you must also watch. Moving away from their previously androgynous themes, the pair have started to express the hyper-sexy and glam-gaudy realm of fashion that Fanny and Jessy both personally do very well. The girls took inspiration from the 90s, supermodel stances and luxurious Italian excess, with special mention to the wonderful Romain Chevalé who created subtle prints which are embedded into the nude tones of this collection.


The genre hopping, ever-talented Danny Sangra went from FAJ to Miu Miu and back again, with this his latest short film for the girls, soundtracked by the Dreamtrak Diamond Sound remix of Teeth's excellent 'See Spaces':




Any single piece from this collection would not look out of place on anyone from Rihanna (who has already worn FAJ) to Liz Hurley re-living her safety pin dress days, to little old me - having pored over the pics they sent me, I've already put in my order. For example, to help me work out my deepest TLC Crazy Sexy Cool feelings:


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Sheer ambition:


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Whilst Pretty Woman in her Cinderfuckingrella phase meets Liz Hurley:


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This collection signifies an evolution for FAJ. They seem more secure in their aesthetic, so therefore more daring and more sophisticated too; whilst simultaneously being effortlessly comfortable in their skin. Bravo! Check my faves from the lookbook (which is also fabulously done by Rory DCS) below:



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