Hail

Saw “Hail the New Puritan” by Charles Atlas (who was in attendance and did a Q&A) last week. He also did the Leigh Bowery documentary.
Hail is a fantasy documentary about a day in the life of Michael Clark and friends, shot in 1985. I especially enjoyed the parts of the movie where variations of a scene repeated itself and also where wild cuts intersected the narrative. There is a little bit of both in the opening scene below.

Can’t Believe I Did It: Dip & Dye

Had gay brunch yesterday and all of us went on a crafts project after. I choose dip dyeing. The fashion bloggers Style Bubble and Flying Saucer showed me how to do your own Lacroix.


Wait till you see the dress

A lot of times when going out in Toronto, especially when wearing Bernhard Willhelm or Comme des Garçons, I get the insulting question: “Did you make that yourself?”
Guess I have to face the demons now.

Getting in Line, Now

Mary Messhausen called and sent me this blurb a sec later:

H&M’s designer collaboration this autumn will be with a name it said has been “top of [its] wish list for a long time”. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons will create womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, plus accessories and an exclusive unisex fragrance in the latest of a series of successful designer partnerships that have included Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli.

We’re basically getting in line right now. Mary wants to buy all of the children’s clothes and make an outfit for herself. Can’t wait. I hope it’s all shredded, sleeves and holes only.

More at Vogue UK

To The Floor

I have always thought that it is genius to fall down on the floor while dancing. Like an accident, stumble, fall, but quickly stand up, just to fall down again. In the middle of the dance floor, just to laugh about it. I did it a couple of times last Saturday, just that no one was dancing anymore.

The videos below are on a different level. Falling down never looked better.

Vogue Femme at the Philly Awards Ball two weeks ago (via):
Of course, I’m partial to the harlequin costumes.

The following clip of Tandi Iman Dupree has been all over the interwebs, but I thought it is a good fit. Still one of the best entrances and the exit is to the floor. From the Miss Black America pageant 2001: