Received a pink laser cut silk scarf made out of circles from the Margiela spring/summer collection 2003 in the mail today. New with tags. Stunning.
English lesson of the day:
The ‘pen’ in ‘penalised’ can be pronounced like the ‘pen’ in ‘penis’.
Can you use it in a sentence, please?
You will be penalised.
If you are in Canada, CTV is now streaming a couple of TV shows for free, like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Degrassi, etc. No Gossip Girl, though.
Last night was basically the official album release party for Mariah’s E=MC². Gartina took the stage and performed Fantasy and Make it Happen in a strobe light thunderstorm. Watch the Make It Happen climax. She was flawless as always. Jeremy was playing some hot dancehall. Mary’s hour glass figure transfixed the boys. My dress from the Mary Messhausen Mussy collection.
By the end of the night I was Mariah crazy and I screamed. “I’m going to play all 18 number one hits.” And that set the dancefloor on fire.
Thank you all for making Hotnuts happen.
Charlie Kaufman is also in the running with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York – which sees Philip Seymour Hoffman attempting to build a life-size model of the Big Apple.
For all those who aren’t AP English professors, a “synecdoche,” other than a clever play on Schenectady, where some of the film takes place, is a figure of speech in which a part is used to describe the whole or the whole is used to describe a part (think “threads” for clothes, or “the law” for a police officer). It’s representative shorthand. (source)
I’m a little bit excited about the Charlie Kaufman movie mainly because I liked his screenplay for Human Nature, directed by Michel Gondry. Watch the trailer below.
My favourite piece from the Margiela summer collection (left) gets a makeover from Topshop (right). (via)
Now, I need to get both. Shet.
A couple of years ago, I saw these Martin Margiela sandals at a shop in Cologne, but they were not available in my size. Now, I found them online, again, not my size. And I’m not that crazy (yet), that I’d buy them 3 or 4 sizes too small.
The black leather tabi sandals are to be worn with clear tape wrapped repeatedly around the sole and foot. By using different colored and patterned tape everytime I’d wear them, I’d have a new shoe in seconds.
The closest thing (and still a far stretch) that I found in my size are the sandals below. I might have to get them. Just to get piece of mind. For one week.
Mariah filmed a couple of commercials for MTV for her new album. Here she’s on the treadmill with her dog JJ (his voice by Snoop Dogg).
E=MCÂ² is about to be released tomorrow and Mariah is on all channels.
It’s basically like Christmas in April.
Today 3:00pm, ABC, The Oprah Winfrey Show
April 15th 8:00pm, FOX, American Idol
April 16th 7:30pm, BET, E=MCÂ²: The Relativity of Mariah
April 16th 9:00pm, FOX, American Idol
April 25th 7:00am, ABC, Good Morning America
April 25th 9:00am, CTV, Live With Regis and Kelly
Another highlight is happening in NYC: during the weekend of April 25-27 the Empire State Building lights up in purple, pink and white for E=MCÂ².
One of my favourite E=MCÂ² reviews is courtesy of The Guardian, here is an excerpt:
“Endearingly ditzy high-camp abounds on E=MCÂ². The very first notes of the album find Carey swooping around her famed whistle register, revelling in how high her voice can go, before metamorphosing into a synth whistle riff. Over the course of the album, Carey compares herself to ice cream, the lottery, a chandelier, Biggie and 2Pac, weed and her favourite jeans. On the glorious disco bounce of OOC, she breaks into Italian, Spanish and French in the space of one verse for no discernible reason other than that she can (surely the very essence of divadom). (…)
Brilliantly, the music more than matches Carey’s flights of fancy.”
Maison Martin Margiela has announced a partnership with L’Oreal to create the first MMM perfume. I read somewhere that the scent is due in 2009.
This is going to be very interesting. Can’t wait to smell what they come up with. And it ain’t easy as a couple of super perfumes are taken by Comme des Garçons, especially their series 6 with perfumes like Dry Clean, Garage, Tar or Soda or Odeur 53.
Out of all places Women’s Wear Daily suggests it could end up being a perfume without scent or an empty bottle. Both would be absolutely amazing, me thinks.