Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Toilet Paper Mag

I'm really loving these images created by Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, for the new Milanese magazine Toilet Paper. They are glossy in a Miles Aldridge kind of way, and then there's also this Lynch sense of crazy. Good crazy. Like something is going to pop out of a cube at any point crazy. It's great to finally see a little surrealism back in fashion! So, I guess I'll have yet another magazine to add to the pile every month.

As I'm re-posting most of these images directly from DAZED, you can follow this link to read the entire article.

Freud me this, Freud me that...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Playlist Friday: 90's Rock

The 90's Revival Part 3:
The zeitgeist edition! According to me and me only of course. Since you'll find no Nirvana or Pearl Jam in here, just 'cause I was never really a fan of grunge. But Smells Like Teen Spirit and Come As You Are DO deserve a very special place in a 90's rock playlist on some other blog.

You know, growing up in South America [and being a girl], I think I was supposed to be into all that latin pop crap that my friends would listen to. I guess I didn't get the memo. In turn, since very young, I fell completely and forever in love with bands such as Aerosmith and Oasis. Two of my top 3 all-time favorite bands. And obsessively learning the lyrics to ALL their songs was probably one of the main reasons why my english got so good so quick. Hey, if I was going to love it, I might as well really get it, right?

The 90's was such a great decade for rock fans... 
So here's a small selection of that:

On Lenny: He's so damn hot with his 70's rocker style! A breath of fresh air when everything was grunge (I've always been more of a glam girl). On Crazy: Such a quintessential 90's video, what else can I say?! On Oasis and Blur: I just decided that they deserve a Playlist Friday of their own, so next week's will be Oasis vs. Blur! Stay tuned. On 1979: They had me at "Freaks and ghouls"On Jakob Dylan: I was set on marrying him. On Red Hot Chili Peppers: I love them violently. They are fantastic live. Anthony makes my knees go weak. On Foo Fighters: I saw them live in Paris ages ago, during their One by One tour, and is still today one of the best concerts I've ever been to. Dave Grohl is amaaaazing!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Adeline, Adeline

Don't think for a second that my new 90's Music Revival obsession is taking me away from one of my most important missions here: To always keep you up to date with new Fashion Film releases, or at least with freshly found ones! (The Miu Miu one is actually from last year....). In fact, I was just reading BOF's Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season, and realized I have posted here 6 out of the 10 they mentioned. The other 4... nahh, I didn't really care for. So good job to me!

Kate Spade continues doing an incredible job online. I visit the brand's Tumblr almost every day, and their little films are usually disarmingly cute. Their latest one, A Bike About Town, includes another amazing [french] song: Midi dans le salon de la duchesse by Keren Ann. A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

I also want a green bike!

Monday, April 11, 2011


Oh it was dark times indeed, as I was telling you about on my LFW post, when I saw Ashish's A/W 2011 collection and didn't care much for it. I mean, if anyone was supposed to keep me believing in magic, that was him. But not this time. Luckily, I still have SIBLING, the cult London-based knitwear brand that I wrote about last December, to count upon for wild narratives and use of color and textures. And the new collection, C6, was extremely fulfilling: A bedtime tale of knights and dragons. Thank God there's still some magic in the world [of fashion]! That's all I'm sayin'

I'm going crazy for this dragon sweater. So so so cool!
It totally made my A/W 2011 season
 Knight Knit Armor: So clever 
Eagle or beast of some kind scarf: Awesome
Knights vs. Dragons print
 And then... 
Just to not disappoint their crazy loving fans:
Some amazing crazy!
KISS Pandas
 And whatever this is, I dig!
And want. Even if it isn't for girls...

Friday, April 8, 2011

Playlist Friday

Another batch of 90's greats. I'm on a roll here, although I'm not so sure if these songs mix well, but here they are...

You know, I was a teenager in the 90's, and back then if you wanted to see your favorite music videos "on demand" you basically had to record them. So I grew up with MTV on ALL the time... ahh, the good days of MTV! I had always a tape ready on my VCR and when a video that I liked came up, I would run, jump, sprint, to push on the Record button. Whatever got the job done. Man, it was hard work! But of course dedication comes from love, and I always loved music and great videos... So as you can imagine, I have a HUGE collection of tapes somewhere filled with music videos, MTV Europe Music Awards, VMA's, Unplugged Sessions and concerts. I guess I was always a content hoarder. And by the way, I did grow up to work in MTV in NY. Dedication people, dedication! these are all great memories!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Round & Around

I am happy to announce to you, my dear beloved ones, that Currently Misplaced has a new little sister! I've been wanting to have a Tumblr Photo Diary for a while now, much in the spirit of Purple Diary and Terry Richardson's Diary -with the exception that I am no photographer- and finally last Sunday I got around to doing it (as if having already 1 blog wasn't enough right?). I will only include photos taken by moi, while this blog will remain about things that I find and inspire me. So in that sense, I guess we could say that Round & Around will be a lot more me-centric. Me Me Me. But I swear I'll try my hardest to be entertaining. Specially when I start traveling again... I think it could get really interesting then.

See you there! x

Saturday, April 2, 2011

90's Girls & Marilyn

90's moments I 
For a wonderful spring weekend

Friday, April 1, 2011

London Technicolor

Just a tad bit too late... just a second too late hehe, but here they are: My favorite looks from London Fashion Week. Before the images rot in the fridge of my computer...

London's is the Fashion Week that I'm always the most excited about, since it is usually the one where designers get to have the most fun. And amongst my favorite designers are Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson, Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff, Christopher Kane and Ashish. Although this season Deacon, Ashish and Williamson were sorta disappointing, according to me and me only. And Ashish is (or used to be?) my absolute favorite... so I kind of lost it after that, and retrieved into my imaginary safe place were all things are neon-colored and sequined and prints abound.

I still need to gather the patience and mental strength to check out the collections that came from Milan and Paris. Maybe by summer I'll finally finish posting them.... Maybe.... Maybe never.

Jonathan Saunders
A master in prints, Saunders' collection 
was full of bold colors and graphics. 
Just the way aha aha I like it...

Christopher Kane
It's quite clever and powerful, I think, to create garments that can evoke memories. The way that food or scents can. This collection (the glittery technicolor liquid-jelly bits) brings me back to those far away days of school. With pencil cases full of that multicolored liquid and spacing off in the middle of class playing with it, of course. I think I even had a place mat from Sanrio and Disney cups filled with The Little Mermaid characters moving inside that liquid magic. So I can very well imagine myself spacing off from adult conversations while playing with my Kane dress' trims. Like Charlie Sheen says: Plan Better! 

And remember, nostalgia is a BIG thing right now...
I mean... look at this clutch. Simply brilliant!
I want you bad! Come to me 
liquid-jelly beautiful thing

Peter Pilotto & Erdem
I kind of like where these 2 skirt looks are going... Pilotto's is like an avant-guarde version of a Marc Darcy, while Erdem's print is so nice 

Meadham Kirchhoff
There was definitely a witchy rag-doll vibe to this collection, with hints of 90's Courtney Love and Hole here and there. So what's not to like? And in a way it feels like the opposite from their S/S 2011 one -which remains one of my faves of all times- with B&W hair instead of multicolored, and a more strict color palette of black, red and white. Maybe there's a little bit of Pilgrim inspiration in there as well. Scarlet letter? or a grunge Salem witch. Either way.... this is good stuff. Plus I love the use of a neon orange lipstick. I used to have one like that... and just realized it's lost, or worse, stolen. So I'm in morange mourning.

Mean and meaner...