I have always enjoyed exhibits related to fashion, and I was not only taken by the Gladiator-style Alexander McQueen designs in this particular showcase, but also by the choice to place these items in mirrored boxes. There is something modern, almost cold, about the exhibition, but the choice allows for the soft pastel colors in the clothes to seem that much more feminine.
I love this image by Rhea Garen because of the mix of reality and fantasy. The scene of a small cottage-like house in the woods immediately brings me back to some of my favorite childhood stories, like Hansel and Gretel or Sleeping Beauty. I feel like this could have been the woodcutter’s home, or the [...]
There is something for me that feels very settling about putting on a Stevie Nicks’ record. Day to day, from one experience to another, each of us needs those few things that ground us, and remind ourselves of where we’ve been and where we dream of going. As I write this, I’m playing a track from Stevie’s newest album In Your Dreams, entitled Soldier’s Angel.
I like the raw quality of this photo by Cindy Sherman. There is a visceral expression in this character’s eyes and pose. It’s a mixture of many emotions at once, and I am completely drawn into the story behind the photo, wondering where this girl is and why.
One of my favorite ‘heroines’ in modern music is Metric frontwoman, Emily Haines. I just loved experiencing the band’s live performance at Lollapalooza, and after seeing the show, I went to Amoeba Records back home in Los Angeles to pick up a copy of their album, Fantasies.