Wednesday, 14 April 2010
But while it doesn't come, I'll resort to a good ol' cliché. Music :)
I'm listening to:
Born in the US, raised in Hong Kong and based in Paris, Uffie is one of those people I totally wish I were. Her songs are an awesome mix of electronic beats and rap vocals, with lyrics generally talking about partying, getting drunk and how hot she is. I don't know about you, but I can totally relate.
Ready to Uff
Kings of Convenience
Wikipedia says Kings of Convenience "are an indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway." Sounds boring? Well it's not. Soothing melodies and heartfelt lyrics in some songs and upbeat cuteness in others makes this "folk-pop duo" one of the best bands I've found out in a while.
I'd Rather Dance With You
The Whitest Boy Alive
A side project from one of the Norwegian guys from Kings of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive stands on its own as an amazing band. While similar to the previously mentioned group, Whitest Boy Alive has a way 'happier' feel to its songs, featuring more instrumental tracks and just plain optmistic songs. One of my all time favourite bands.
Don't Give Up
Three guys from Germany taking well known pop songs and re-recording them in a rockabilly, Elvis-like style. Pure awesomeness.
An underground brazilian electro-rock band that ended up becoming pretty huge in Europe, CSS has me singing along to their songs since I was 12. I honestly can't choose a favourite track. I like them all. From the pop-ish beat of Let's Make Love And Listen Death From Above to the harsher feel of How I Became A Paranoid, pretty much every song they record gives me chills of excitment.
Let's Make Love And Listen Death From Above
Do I really need to say anything?
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford. Those were the good days.
Take SJP's issue. She had an amazing spread with Chris Noth called “Rebel Romance”, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Gorgeous clothes, exquisite New York sceneries... As one would expect from Vogue, it's an impeccable fashion spread.
I feel sorry for Chris Nolan. Those bags look heavy.
However, a few pages later, there's another spread. “Falling Off the Map”, shot by Patrick Demarchelier in Patagonia, featuring Caroline Trentini. It's just... breathtaking. The picture where she stands in the front of the boat, with the huge iceberg behind her is almost poetic. And the last picture, with Trentini in the middle of the horses wearing the purple Banana Republic dress just blew me away. It's fashion, it's selling the clothes, but there's something else. It's not the photographer, since Leibovitz is just as good as Demarchelier. It's not the set, 'cause even though Patagonia and New York are quite opposite places, both were shown in a way that takes the best of each one, and adds it beautifully with the rest of the shot. So, what is it? I like to think it's the model.
Or maybe I just love Caroline Trentini. That could be it too.
Text originally written in 24/06/08