connan mockasin is the project of a new zealander, now based in london, who takes us on a ride with his psychedelic lo-fi rock. by accompanying his rather moody music with intriguing and colorful videos, he tells us a story and transports us to his imaginative realm. anyone can admit his high pitched trill is quite special. get lost in his surreal music videos (or short film, as this is 10min long), which are from his upcoming album, “Forever Dolphin Love”, to be released on march 28th.
1. cab rides lalala 2. ellen gallagher @ moma 3. comedy/tragedy vintage ring i bought at brooklyn flea 4. ernest hon taking me around dumbo 5. eating at pulinos in soho 6. cute pairs of vintage earrings bought at brooklyn flea. i highly recommend going to brooklyn flea, as it is the best thing that has ever happened to me har har. 7 … my other endeavours which were not photographed were dorm hangouts and nyu parties, and a visit to the standard’s le bain. kindof a crap club, despite the ‘hype’ but its worth going just for the view from the terrace on top.
this is one of those “i wish they made this for girls” (on and beyond) moments. i can’t really explain why im so enthused by menswear, but the australian brand, VANISHING ELEPHANT, was really on the dot with this collection. this spring summer 2011 collection, dubbed ‘them old cotton fields’, puts an interesting twist on classics. why go to work in a boring pastel button down, when you can wear an allover navajo-print one instead? the socks and the shoes (and the models tattoos) are the cherry on top. i love it when someone’s style can say “i’m a well put together professional ..but i’m also super badass”, which probably explains why no one understands my style in my workplace: “does she know her pants are too short for her? why is she wearing turquoise socks?”.
proud to introduce to you 3 of my best friends, because you’ve gotta love the people you can get down and giggle with. first up is audrey, who i’ve known since high school and love to bits. she’s the kind of gal who’s all about the details when it comes to her purchases. she likes to dress real comfy for school and errands, but it always look so well put together nonetheless. audj (like me!) loves to travel, and i love seeing what cool things she brings back from all corners.
next is ian and nick, who i can’t even remember how we met, but i’m sure it was ridiculous. every wednesday of mine is reserved for these two boys. ian is an urban outfitters veteran (literally been working there since he came out of the womb), so a lot of his clothes come from there. his style is always on point, especially with the fits, and he likes a good button down. he’s a god and a half for finding designer pieces when thrifting, and sometimes we like to play dressup at his apartment.
you see nick on here pretty often. he’s a walking fashion dictionary and quite the trendy turtle (he’s going to kill me). lately, his look consists of rolled up pants and one of his docs. i love love love the western collar tips. i just bought a pair on ebay too and i cannot wait to get them! also, we eventually hope to open up an online vintage shop together!
margarita of the DVOTIO duo took me out for some burgers, to talk life. margarita (based in montreal) and diana (based in milan) were in their last run of law school in colombia, but changed paths and started on their way to a more creative career. now they designs bows and jewelry, and more projects soon. baby steps. what i found great is that the women hired to make the bows are single mothers in colombia. margarita made it obvious that its really important for them to give back to their community. she kindly gave me a few dvotio creations, and ive already worn a few on the blog in the past. the moustache necklace is pretty perfect for when im fundraising for movember (prostate cancer)!
i carry a camera with me at all times, because i hate experiencing that feeling of regret of wanting to capture something, but not being able to. i probably have better examples than this, but who would have though i’d be street-styling on a bathroom break at the library? her hair reminds me of beans’ “blue movie”; the song and the visuals are unreal.
although i’m not particularly fond of what i’m wearing.. i really love this j+ (jil sander for uniqlo jacket), its really well structured. and yes, this is the face i typically make while walking around campus. i also lost my camera charger, but i figure this is a good push to start using my minolta and other film cameras again. i’m trying to get back on my photography game. i’m going to start uploading to my well-expired flickr once again. sorry to bore you,
according to my 2010 stats, you readers really love montreal’s panton! to keep your head bopping this march, he’s come up with this little medley to promote his upcoming releases on southern fried records. set to come out this month are tracks: “909 culture”, a collab with keith & supabeatz, entitled “liquidance” and a remix of d.fine’s “95″. for more on panton, take a listen on his soundcloud and follow him on twitter!
yay! two streetstyle photos i took in manila’s status magazine. i shot yuanyi jeff lee (of elle china) and the anonyman in the tabis, this summer in paris, while we were waiting around to get into damir doma’s menswear show. my friend jp, who i also met at the time, is now going to have a style-ID section for every issue where he posts his fave streetstyle finds.