Monday, June 30, 2008

FASHION CHAMPLOO - JAPANESE VIN UPS



Photos courtesy of Harley Davidson Japan

Here are some amazing vintage pin ups from Harley Davidson Japan's archives. That's what I call an FASHION CHAMPLOO -

JAPANESE/VIN UP

An exhibition called "Harley the History", being organized by the American and Japanese divisions of the comany, will take place at BankART 1929 in Yokohama, Japan between July 9th through July 21st.

The show is free to the public and is divided into to sections - The "History Road" features classic motorcycles, old advertisements, Harley Davidson themed paintings, videos, old catalogs, owner manuals, magazines, newspapers and other related materials.

The "Memorial Road" features over 100 photos featuring the Japanese Harley lifestyle from the Showa period through to modern day Japan.

VANESSA PARADIS FOR MIU MIU


Vanessa Paradis by Mert & Marcus courtesy of Miu Miu

Here is a sneak peak of Vanessa Paradis shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, replacing Kirsten Dunst as the new spokesmodel for Miu Miu. Paradis is one half of the power couple that includes her partner Johnny Depp.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

GIVENCHY "PLAY" FEATURING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE




Ads courtesy of Givenchy Parfums

Here are the new Givenchy "Play" ads featuring Justin Timberlake. Givenchy Parfums president Alain Lorenzo states "Beyond his immense international notoriety, we chose Justin Timberlake because he's a true trendsetter who has redefined modern elegance."

GOT TO HAVE IT!!!! ANGELINA JOLIE DOLL

Must Have Item -








Photos courtesy Noel Cruz

Ever wanted to have your own Angelina? Artist Noel Cruz has created a 16" Sybarite doll of Angelina, which he has hand painted.

The buyer has the option to add tattoos for a additional fee. She comes with the brown and black wig, but does not come with the green wig. The doll is being sold on Ebay. As of yesterday, the doll has been sold for a high bid of $3,350.

Noel has done an eerily realistic job of capturing Angelina's recent Vanity Fair looks!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

WANNABE - BOBBY TRENDY





Pictures and Photo Illustrative Text courtesy of Huey

A new blog thread - the subjects are people who're borderline between Icons or Tragedy's.
My first nominee is Bobby Trendy, former Reality TV Star. Leave a comment whether he's Iconic or Tragic.

Monday, June 23, 2008

GOT TO HAVE IT!!!! PINHEAD'S PUZZLE BOX

Must Have Item -

The Lament Configuration "Box of Sorrows" courtesy of Pyramid Gallery

Do you want to become a HELLRAISER? Ever wanted to have your own LeMarchand Box (a.k.a Pinhead's Puzzle). Then check out The Pyramid Gallery's selection of hand crafted Puzzle and Music Boxes. They're sexy and sinister. Very Rubik's Cube meets S&M.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FASHION ICONS FOR THE "00'S" - THE ROBERSTON MAN

Welcome to our new thread series titled -"FASHION ICONS FOR THE "00'S". The topic is self explanatory. encompassing people who are inspirational, directional and unique in terms of fashion sense/style/vision.


The Robertson Man - Image Courtesy of Tara Call

My first nomination would have to be "THE ROBERTSON MAN". For close to two decades now this unique fashion dreamer has been living his dream, which is basically to dance, needing only his Xanadu uniform, his trusted Ghetto Blaster, and sunny weather, which is plentiful here in LA LA Land.

To have been dedicated to his muses for so long has made him an LIVING URBAN LEGEND.....which makes him a "FASHION ICON FOR THE "00'S". If you're ever in LA LA Land then head out to the corner of 3rd Street and Roberston Blvd. to catch this dervish in action.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

FASHION CHAMPLOO-HIP/HOP/TEX/MEX MIX UP

I was reading an old issue of National Geographic the other day and came upon an pretty inspirational FASHION "CHAMPLOO".

It describes what a young man was wearing at a back yard barbecue in the Sonoran Desert: "One young man wore spurs on his reeboks".

!! NEW TREND ALERT - HIP/HOP/TEX/MEX MIX UP!!



Friday, June 13, 2008

NEWS FLASH - ANGELINA JOLIE AND ST. JOHN KNITS


Angelina Jolie by Mario Testino for St. John Knits

NEWS FLASH - Angelina Jolie and St. John Knits part ways. After three years of being the face of St. John Knits, the company has decided to end their relationship with Ms. Jolie.

The company CEO Glen McMahon states: "Three years is a long time to maintain any campaign, and we felt it was time to do something new and different...(the campaign) ties in nicely to our whole rebranding initiative."

The new $400 million campaign will now feature four female models, shot in color and around N.Y. city, including locations such as Central Park and Times Square. It will debut in the August 2008 issue of Vanity Fair.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

THE FACEHUNTER SHOW


Photo by Yvan Rodic

Check out photographer Yvan Rodic's THE FACEHUNTER SHOW blog site and also his MySpace Video Site.

He's an amazing "STREET DOCUMENTARY" photographer that who pics of "FASHIONANDROIDS" on the streets of various countries in Europe, similar to what the people at "FRUITS" magazine in Japan do.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

OMG! He's CURSED BY FASHION!!

Mr. J.Y. is CURSED BY FASHION

video

COUTURA - TRANSFORMA!!!

EXODUS FROM THE UNDERGROUND



Check out the "EXODUS FROM THE UNDERGROUND" exhibition at Remy's on Temple. This show features groundbreaking multi-media artists from L.A. who are a part of the "NEXTWAVE".....Be prepared for the ART ATTACK from these SOLDIERS....


Jewelry by Jonathan


Mixed Media by Lt. Mustardseed


Statues by Ruth de Nicola


Self Portrait by Sondra Stocker

Contact Jonathan Yap
Remy's on Temple
2126 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
T: 213 484 2884 F: 213 484 8414
www.remysontemple.com
www.myspace.com/remysinfo

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

ANGELINA JOLIE - VANITY FAIR 2008






Here are some amazing images of Angelina Jolie shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Michael Roberts. You can view the whole interview with Angelina by Rich Cohen via the Vanity Fair website. Any comments about the wigs?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

R.I.P. - GOD BLESS YVES SAINT LAURENT


Pompidou Center/2002 taken by Phillippe Wozajers/Reuters

Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent died today (Sunday June 1st 2008) at the age of 71. GOD BLESS YSL!!!!!!

NEW MODEL DISCOVERIES

I was at the DMV with a friend the other day and discovered 3 new male models. They are all brothers, the two younger ones are twins who were with their older brother. These brothers won the gene pool lottery jackpot as they're all campaign level models. I will post pics of them soon.