Photobooths make me so happy
October 29, 2010, 3:23 pm
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A great time was had by all last night at the Vans x MadeMe launch party at the House of Vans in Brooklyn — and we have the photos to prove it.

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In which I make totally unfounded assumptions on the character of a young adult pop star based on completely biased third party accounts
October 25, 2010, 10:08 pm
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You know that one friend who doesn’t drink but still insists on going to the bar?  And they’re really patronizing whenever you say anything because even if you aren’t drunk, and you’re just a little buzzed, they still treat you like you’re a sloppy mess?  And then when you do get drunk and want to sing or smoke a cigarette inside a McDonald’s or something and they have to stop you, they act like they’re not annoyed, but you can tell by their face that they clearly are and they don’t even eat McDonald’s and they’ll probably go email their friend from back home in Minnesota about it in the morning?  And they leave early and you sort of feel guilty for a few minutes when you think about them going home alone while everyone else is taking shots of Patron, but then you realize, wait a minute, if they’re the only one not doing it, then they’re the one with the problem and then you say something out loud like “you know what, fuck them” and then you continue the cycle of feeling guilty and then feeling aggressively not guilty, and it’s all because your friend feels superior and they have annoying, cutesy hobbies like crocheting mittens and doing crossword puzzles and their apartment is never a mess and they get up early on Sundays?  And they’re never late for anything and they hate it when you are and they do all sorts of earnest things like mail you Christmas cards handmade by a colony of blind women in Guatemala and when you tell them about your job, they smile and act interested but really you know that they don’t take anything you do seriously?  And also they fucking love tea, never coffee, and they listen to Belle and Sebastian and they wear statement glasses and want to talk about how they actually feel bad for people on reality shows?  And they yell at you if you make fun of fat people?  And they own slipper socks?

That’s how I imagine Taylor Swift is in real life.

Emails from My Mother, Vol. 2
October 25, 2010, 9:29 pm
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A new feature on in which we take a sociological approach to discovering why I am the way I am by examining email correspondence from 1/2 of where I came from: my mother.  Today, we discuss colloquialism.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Steve <> wrote:

Well, you know.  It’s like I always say….


On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Mom <> wrote:



Kitsune SS11

A few months back, I previewed some of the SS11 collection from French collective Kitsune when they exhibited at (capsule) New York and rocked everyone’s collective world with their presentation.  I got to see some of the current collection in person again last week nestled alongside Monitaly and Mark McNairy downstairs at Dover Street Market in London and was reminded of how sometimes it’s just nice to see a brand that does basics really well.

Now, Kitsune has released this teaser video for their spring 11 line.  In the clip, models Hadrien and Nane race each other to put on some of those pastel pants, cardigans and button-downs that you’ll want to get your hands on in a few months.  But let’s be serious: this video is really about watching models in their undies.

Feel bad about your own body until the 2:25 mark, when Hadrien and Nane show you that just like money can’t buy you class, sexiness can’t buy you rhythm.