Monday, July 25, 2011

Fashion on Film: Mona Lisa

I recently saw Neil Jordan's debut film, the 80s classic Mona Lisa.  The premise is about a down and out ex prison convict ( Bob Hoskins) who becomes a chauffeur for a bi racial high class prostitute (Cathy Tyson). Jordan who is also known for directing The Crying Game,  illustrates how at first a bitter relationship between this couple then transforms into a  co-dependant, highly emotional union. What's most important about this film is what Tyson is wearing- slick leather suits, an oversized wool coat with revealing lingerie underneath, silk stockings, garter belts, stiletto heels and a classic black Chanel 2.55 handbag. She is never seen without a traveling vanity case that contains the necessary tools for her nocturnal profession. Here are a few frames.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse/Fallen Songbird

At the tender age of 27,  this troubled yet incredibly talented singer took her last breath today. Let us remember her impressive, bold, sultry voice that always left us wanting more. Here is a post Back to Black track, it's a cover of It's My Party produced by Mark Ronson for a Quincy Jones tribute album

  Amy Winehouse (featuring Quincy Jones) - Its My Party (Leslie Gore Cover) by aldamaranhao

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I saw Sade, Goddess of Soul, a few weeks back and was mesmerized her performance of this song. I'm glad to see she replicated the format for the video itself. Here it is.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Penelope looking luscious and slick on the V72 cover

V Magazine has the glorious looking Penelope Cruz on it's cover, click here for the full layout.  Meanwhile listen to this audio track from one of my fave bands Chromeo which befits her aesthetic.

  2-07 Needy Girl (Lifelike Remix) by jasminmira1980

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

i heart Jessica 6

I'm mesmerized by images of transgender musician Nomi Ruiz from Jessica 6. Originally from Brooklyn and a former vocalist for Hercules and Love Affair, Nomi founded Jessica 6 and they're on the rise as a major disco pop act as they currently tour the world. She is a playful sex kitten and is purring her way into the music industry's center stage. She is currently featured in V Magazine's #72 'Transformation Issue' shot by Inez and Vinoodh. She has also collaborated with Nicola Formichetti in his new Thierry Mugler menswear campaign as both muse and featured singer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier in Montreal

I was in Montreal during the holiday weekend and caught the much anticipated 'La planete mode de Jean Paul Gaultier' at the Musee des Beaux Arts.  This show certainly rivals the McQueen 'Savage Beauty' exhibit which showcases his body of work from the last 35 years. From his pret a porter, to couture, to costume design for films and his collaborations with pop icons such as Madonna and Kylie Minogue. This exhibit encompasses his sartorial contributions and guides you through his various incarnations.  It was both overwhelming and breathtaking, click here for more info.