Posts from — September 2008
OH HEY SEXY!! I am so obvious with my ‘fetishes.’
* Thanks to Leyla for the Monday eye candy! xo
September 29, 2008 5 Comments
My friends and I always forget we live so close to the ocean, which is ironic since we are completely obsessed with the monsters that live in it. It’s pretty much the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday, exchanging good-natured mockery referencing the hazy night prior.
Bjork – “The Anchor Song”
September 21, 2008 9 Comments
On the most recent episode of DYNASTY, your heroine Agent Lover takes a whirlwind trip to New York City where she encounters the colorful creatures known as The Ladybloggers as well as enormous quantities of sugar.
I have never met anyone with a sweet tooth bigger than Lola’s. This girl, who was kind enough to be Star and my New York City hostess, is so fucking amazing. She explained to me the scientific link between scent and memory. Some of you might know how obsessed I am with that phenomenon. Sadly, I tried relaying the info when I was in Hollywood after the trip to a couple of my girlfriends… and that was a complete failure. I was basically playing charades and making up words. Lola, I will need you to explain it to me again so my friends don’t think I’m crazy (any moreso than usual.)
I felt the perfect wedding accessories for the brides would be one of my tacky corsages! (Big love to my bff Reyna for helping me assemble these at midnight the night before I left.) Nubby got a Michael Jackson one while Gala was presented with a Biggie Smalls wristlet. So glad you are a Biggie girl as well. We don’t need no Tupac beef up in here.
The lovely Princess Poochie and I. Girl wtf is up with that shoe collection! You are all Imelda Marcos’ing more than I ever can be! JEALOUZ!
Star looking like she’s ready to attack me! (Photo by Bianca Alexis)
Gilda I love you!! Hello Miss Adorable and a half!!
I really hate how quickly time passed. I really didn’t get to talk to everyone as much as I wanted to. “There’s not enough time, never enough time!” (cue Jessie Spano here.) After two hours at a shindig, you’re only just beginning to loosen up, you know? (Especially when sober. Man, I sound like the biggest alchy you guys. I’m sorry. No I’m not.)
Annie and I!
Annie Dangerpaws showed up to the party and it was the happiest surprise! She is one of my favorite Flickr pals. Her polaroid screenshots boggle my mind, they are so good! I wasn’t sure if she was serious about coming to find me. You know how we all like to make jokes on the internets about coming to find each other and all. So I left her a clue on Flickr thinking if she was really serious, she would understand. And she did!!!! This was her clue:
My outfit for the party was a blue Betsey Johnson dress I scored for only fitty doll-hairs! LADIES, I have discovered a secret. The Betsey Johnson outlet during fashion week is the place to be. They were trying to get rid of their last season dresses with a “Buy One, Get One Free” type of sale. Umm..HELLO! That was a nice surprise.
A long time ago I bought this big bow hairclip from Hollywood Toy and Costume and finally wore it! It matched the blue of my dress perfectly. When I bought it, it was attached to a crusty old barrette and lavender hairnet that was probably from the 80′s. I ripped that shit off and stuck it on a big black flower clip for some quick stylist action. Here is a closeup taken by Miss Poochie:
Nubby and I posin’ for you.
I love that ruffled Richard Chai for Target blouse I’m wearing here. When Star and I were out getting a drink, some thuggish ruggish bone gave me “the eye” so I gave him “the eye” back “for fun” and then he goes…”GOSSIP GIRL XOXO” What the f!! How he know that! How he know that!! Goddamn.
Exercising at the Hotel on Rivington with the ladies:
I swear this is the calmest looking Corn I have ever seen. Perhaps it is because Corn’s previous hosts were already knee-deep in enough booze to drown a small child by the time they donned the kernel whore suit. Did you know “whore suit” is one of my favorite phrases? My friend Nicki says it originated from a movie starring Clint Eastwood, who is…FUN FACT ALERT: who I would have been named after if I were to have been born a dude. But I digress…introducing Nubby Niblet!
After the cornsuit-clad bed jumping, I was ready to do a bit of NYC RAGIN’ before I had to go to the airport…at 7am. The newlyweds were too pooped to get in on some liquor-fueled hijinks with Star, Gilda and I, but luckily Miss Gea Philes came ready to rock n’ rawl. Gea is the artist responsible for the paperdoll and other cartoon Maries you see on the site. I finally met her in person! Can’t wait til she comes to the west coast and meets my homegirls. It will undoubtedly be a wild time.
Star and I briefly stopped in this hidden speakeasy type of place called The Back Room for a drink. I like the whole serving booze in teacups gimmick. She had a gin drink called “The Girl Friday” (yay!) and I had a ….”Velvet Hand” (some of you, please make glove thief jokes now.)
Star is my gal! I love our adventures together.
I don’t think I can ever do another just 40 HOURS IN NYC again. It gave me blue balls because there wasn’t time to do anything and I love it there! No time to visit my favorite haunts, hunt down that custom macaroni and cheese restaurant, prowl for hottie menz, do some choppin’. I didn’t even have time to buy Reyna an I <3 NYC baby tee so she had to settle for a Bluto Pez dispenser. Sorry boo! Oh New York, I wanna come back to you and do you right, do you right!
I’ve been listening to a lot of Interpol this week. Gets me so hot. Also reminds me of NYC because the first time I went there in 2005 I saw Carlos D at The Dark Room. Delishis.
Interpol – “Pace is the Trick”
September 18, 2008 10 Comments
I know. I know. I still have to write about the crazy 40 HOURS IN NYC I had this past weekend but I’ve been too busy RAGIN’ with my girl friends. We have separation anxiety. I still haven’t even unpacked yet! HOWEVA, I just wanted to lurk at this hot piece of manmeat with you.
My ladyboner doesn’t usually go full effect for Josh Hartnett but put a ‘lil Clark Kent spectacles on a man and I go GA-GA BANANA. I’d be prowlin’ in the back like those bitches too. Josh Hardonett. HELLO.
September 17, 2008 6 Comments
Robyn Von Swank is a psychic. Years ago when I first met her she was obsessed with bacon and soon after it seemed the world went crazy for the crispy breakfast treat. Later, she was enamored with the classic film Point Break and now everyone’s getting wet at Point Break Live. Coincidence or magick!? I think it is the latter. Miss Von Swank’s knack for capturing macabre whimsy through her lens can make you believe she has a few tricks up her sleeve. Her incredible sense of humor paired with her appreciation for the spookier things in life (and death) make her work a lot of fun to watch. Just who is this ever-evolving Canadian ladywizard with an uncanny ability for predicting absurd trends you ask?! Let’s find out!
+ How did you learn photography? Did you go to school or were you mostly self-taught?
Completely self taught. When I was a teenager I would document everything around me at all times, and eventually I just caught on to how the camera worked.
+ How would you describe your photographic style?
+ Who are some artists that you consider to be major inspirations?
Photography wise I am a huge fan of Eugenio Recuenco and Ali Mahdavi, and of course everyone who ever took part in the early development of Photography. I love me some Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes. Those are actually my biggest influences.
+ What are some of the different kinds of influences you look towards when coming up with ideas for photo shoots?
That is such a hard question because it could be a plethora of things. Sometimes it’s the lighting idea, the atmosphere, or it could just be the new outfit! My favorite shoots are unplanned and sporadic when there is adventure involved. I love just getting in the car and going somewhere…. not knowing what we will find.
+ Which non-living person would you have done anything to have as your subject?
John Hunter in his museum surrounded by his 3,000 specimens. HOT.
+ Tell me about your childhood. Were you always drawn to the darker side of things?
I was a weird fat kid who liked to draw comic books about cows and dress up with my cousin to perform hardcorely awesome renditions of ABBA in the suburban back alleys of Winnipeg. Actually, a lot of my inspirations for everything, especially stories, come from being a child and those worlds you can create then and only then.
+ What films are you obsessed with and consider as influences on your work?
Dude, do you want your entire interview to be this? I love movies lady. Alright, top 10. No, 15!
Heavenly Creatures, Tideland, Adaptation, Silence of the Lambs, Suspiria, Jacob’s Ladder, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Spiderbaby, Opera, LA Story, Batman Returns, The Beyond, They Live! and Even Dwarves Started Small.
Right now I am pretty obsessed with Werner Herzog and Paul Verhoeven. I love insane old weirdos and want to hold hands with them.
+ Do you have any tips for aspiring photographers?
Don’t suck. If you do, stop it. I mean, don’t stop taking pictures. Just stop sucking as a person. That is, if you do suck.
Practice. I didn’t learn overnight. All the technical information is right in front of you, both on the internet or in your camera itself. Oh and if you don’t periodically HATE your work and think you SUCK ASS, then you won’t learn anything new. At least that’s how I do it, stress!
+ What’s next in the world of Robyn Von Swank?
Well MARLOW, I have actually just directed 3 music videos, yes 3! Two of them are for the band Mortiis, and one for Combichrist. They will be able to be seen in about a month or so on my website, www.vonswank.com
And I am extremely interested in the continuation of directing as well as writing. Lately I have been working with some of my biggest horror heros and it’s been amazing. I can’t wait to share more stuff with you. But for now, here are some candid behind the scenes photos….
Robyn on the set of Combichrist’s video for “Sent to Destroy”
You can follow more of Robyn Von Swank’s work at her website, vonswank.com !
September 11, 2008 7 Comments
White ruffle blouse – local store
red jumper – Erin Fetherston for Target
Black Patent Oxfords – Payless
eyes in a daze – two bottles of that Shiraz last night
The weather is getting colder and it looks like I’m going to have to take an inventory of my overstuffed tights drawer soon. I still love this Erin Fetherston jumper, even though the buttons are always falling off of it. What’s up with that? I already have to deal with that shit from Forever 21!
September 10, 2008 7 Comments
September 9, 2008 3 Comments
Helloooo sexies. I wanted to share the finished Madonna Inn photos seen through Miss Robyn Von Swank’s lovely eye. There will also be an interview with her coming soon!
These group shots are like alternate universe Gossip Girl promos…(btw I suck and missed the season premiere! MAWR! Depressionville x 1,000!!)
Just a mini TiLT today since I haven’t posted since the last one! Good things: Still OBSESSED with Fan Death. I listen to them all the time and have slowly been spreading the obsession to my friends; satanic schoolgirls (keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming post about that), RAGIN’ with my girlfriends, walking by the harbor during the night, and GOING TO NEW YORK CITY NEXT WEEK TO MEET WITH THE LADYBLOGGERS AT THE GALA/NUBBY EXTRAVAGANZA. WHAT THE F!!!! Last minute wanderlust decisions are so awesome. Somehow Star is always involved in those with me. Haha. YAY!!!
September 4, 2008 8 Comments