That-Ish-Cray of the Day
When I got to @santlov‘s page I was like, “What am I looking at?” What I was looking at was probably the coolest thing ever aka the ToysRLikeUs page on Instagram. If you’ve always wanted to know what Woody from Toy Story would look like with an iPhone or a Heineken in his hand, your (somewhat twisted) dreams have come true. Special thanks to Johnny, the love of my life who’s responsible for today’s That-Ish-Cray Of The Day post. And now let us enter the hilarious world of Santlov.
The Big [Hair] Comeback
Last week we got to see Joan Smalls
on the cover of W
magazine, and this week Vogue
has shared photos of the gorgeous super model in a unique spread, alongside Lara Stone
. The piece will run in Vogue
‘s July 2012 issue, and I am thrilled to have further confirmation that Joan Smalls
really is the next big thing. Or the current big thing! Go TeamJoan
. Ogle, envy, and relive the bold, big-haired glory of the eighties inside.
Street Art Makes Life Happy
here are plenty of good reasons to be semi-addicted to Instagram– Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz are a few celebs with very popular accounts, and rightfully so. Here’s one more reason to make goo-goo eyes at what is, arguably, Apple‘s coolest app ever: @Instagrafite (sounds like “insta-grafitti”). This gallery of all things street art just had me lost in a seemingly infinite vortex of beautiful, outrageous images on concrete. Get lost with me inside.
Okay, if I put aside the creepy feeling I get looking at Terry Richardson (don’t google his name + ‘sexual allegations’ if you want to view these lovely pictures with an unfettered mind), I can really enjoy his work. He recently spent some professional time (ahem) with Kate Upton for her GQ shoot and then he got hella lucky (ahem) when supermodel Gisele Bündchen casually strolled into his NYC studio. Check out pics from their impromptu photo shoot inside. And no more jokes about sexual allegations. Promise.
Last week I posted some amazing photographs of Transgender youth in NYC, pulled from this site I am now semi-addicted to, TIME Magazine’s LightBox. This week they’re featuring work from the renowned photographer, Kimiko Yoshida. The piece is entitled Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity and it is breathtaking and mind-blowing and all things brilliant and artistic. Check out photos, along with Yoshida‘s story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
'In The Dollhouse'
Dina Goldstein is a photographer known best for her 2009 project, Fallen Princesses where she re-created your favorite Disney princess and placed them in semi-depressing contemporary settings. Dina‘s just released the images to her latest project, In The Dollhouse, and they are utterly fantastic– a real sight to see. Check out her re-imagining of Ken and Barbie inside.
Posted under: Barbie, Ken
Pink Is The New Obsessed
Dear French Vogue’s Givenchy Galerie
Je t’aime, Je t’aime, Je t’aime! So why must you and Vogue.French torture me with your beautiful images alongside lovely-looking words I cannot understand (or… um je ne comprend pas)? With each new post you remind me of that gloriously difficult time I spent with the French language– eight intense and invigorating months of verb conjugations that I can barely remember.
June Is The New Pride
LightBox is a blog where TIME magazine’s photo editors share new projects and works in progress. Recently, they published these brilliant black and white photographs by Samantha Box, whose project is called Invisible Youth. Samantha‘s a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn and her images of homeless transgender youth in NYC are as poignant and beautiful as they are gritty and unflinching. See the pictures and read more of the story inside.
Posted under: 'LightBox', Time Magazine
Oldies But Goodies
Life Magazine has released a series of beautiful, rarely-seen photographs of three American icons. I’m a total sucker for a good black & white, so I was all over these. The shots of Marilyn Monroe surprised me the most, as I know little about the actress-turned-sex-symbol — aside from what I learned watching Michelle Williams‘s brilliant performance in last year’s My Week With Marilyn. Wikipedia articles are great and I’ve been browsing through the one on Marylin Monroe (the bits about her childhood are, of course, really fascinating), but these Life pictures are worth a thousand words.