April 1, 2014

Creative Chaos

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

March 27, 2014

Art Attack : Sonic Blast from the Past

Tape Recorder Art by Ei Wada

Obsessed by the analog machines of the past, Japanese musician Ei Wada  mastered the craft of tweaking the sounds from old tape recorders. He performed wild shows with the Open Reel Ensemble, from the stage of TEDxTokyo to last year’s Issey Miyake catwalk, creating unique sounds from analog sources.
The artist recreated the analog magic for the visitors of last month’s Media Arts Festival in his work Toki Ori Ori Nasu. With their wheels slowly turning, 4 old-fashioned recorders poured their tapes into narrow glass containers, creating ever-changing twisted shapes. Once the tapes came to an end, the spectators were in for a surprising musical treat:
Among the elaborate high-tech installations of the festival, this surprisingly simple tribute to analog media resonated well with the audience. The tape patterns mesmerized those who came near the work, and crowds rushed to the recorders as soon as the tapes rewinded. We can thank Ai Wada for showing us that after decades of use – and years of abandon – old media still has surprises in store for us.

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view video here...

reblogged from spoon-tamago.com

March 25, 2014

for Chanel...

Catherine Deneuve

February 26, 2014

Iconic Isabella

Isabella Rossellini

The Edge

I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge, you can see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.

—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

January 16, 2014

Taking it up a notch...

Beautiful jacket by Antonio Marras

Reminds me of a kimono...

January 9, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

This navy wool moto jacket from the Gap is a great style and fit and way elegant...
Really impressive...

Great sale price : $128.00 $89.99

January 1, 2014

Joy to the World...


July 23, 2013

It's a Feature...

In an age where an increasingly vast array of interaction patterns are available to designers & developers we can't help but admire the restrained palette in use on stylist and designer Allegra Colletti's site. Transitions are punchy and utilitarian with some beautifully thought out visual details.

— Hover States

Very surprised and pleased to learn that my personal portfolio site has been featured on Hover States, a popular blog curated by Hover Studio, London, featuring new and interesting interaction design. Many thanks to Ken and Yoonjai at COMMON NAME for making me look good!

July 17, 2013

Streetstyle : Of the Unwearable Variety

Burlington House Plaza, Sixth Avenue, NYC

A longtime personal fave. I'm only sorry I can't take it home with me.

Follow me on Instagram : allegraco

July 8, 2013


Vintage Courreges circa 1960's

French chic — reminds me of my mom...
And I am finally old enough to wear this without it looking like I'm wearing my mother's clothes. Who said getting older is a bad thing?~!

June 18, 2013

Have you sinned today?

Advertisement for Lanvin's "My Sin" perfume, 1920's

June 7, 2013

Elegantly Wasted...

The streets of New York inspire me every day.

pas de calais...

This is what happens when a Japanese brand interprets the mood of the French countryside—

washed cotton shirt in blue grey...
tiny buttons all the way down the front, reversing two thirds of the way down...
heaven on earth...

June 3, 2013

May 13, 2013

The One That Got Away...

Mermaid Bag by Fendi

I've never seen this bag in person. I don't even know if it ever went into production but the image of this has haunted my dreams for years. It is made of laser cut skins and is just what I imagine a mermaid's tail would be like, hence the fact that it has come to be known as the Mermaid Bag in my lexicon. I hope someday to come across it in my wanderings and capture it for myself.

April 25, 2013

How to wear a hat...

olive wool felt hat by Club Monaco — !
black wool circle sweater w. notch collar by Y's Yohji Yamamoto
black rayon tunic w. side slits by Ann Demeulemeester
dk grey wool jersey track pant by A.L.C.
olive leather platform flats by Dries van Noten

April 10, 2013

Question: What is Punk?

Photo by Mario Testino

The spirit of punk lies in not ingratiating oneself to preordained values nor accepting standard authority.

— Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons


Yohji Yamamoto shows 'em who's boss.

March 21, 2013

Fall 2013 - Selected Looks...

1 & 2- Margaret Howell, 3- Agnes b., 4- Hussein Chalayan

Forever modern. Forever in style.

February 19, 2013

January 18, 2013

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year ~ !

to all my little chickadees... xxx

the Insanity...

of the amazingness of this skirt...xxx


December 23, 2012

December 4, 2012

Art Attack: Twist

"Twist" Oil on Cotton 24" x 30" Triangulism 2011


November 15, 2012

Mushroom City...

My dad made some mushrooms for me. Literally.

November 4, 2012

Streetstyle: Hurricane Sandy

DIY umbrella skirt and cape

Martin Margiela — eat your heart out...

October 24, 2012

LIMI feu S/S 2013


LIMI Feu Spring/Summer 2013

Sorry to keep posting so many videos — this one is just too good to miss.
At once androgynous and feminine... very sexy...
Personally, I think it's time for the Yamamotos to do a family collaboration...

*Please watch full screen...