Listening to: Regina Spektor — Fidelity
foofaraw: a great fuss over something trivial.
It’s totally Friday, everyone! If I went to a normal school, this would mean that I’d have, like, a weekend.
But I don’t. Instead, I decided to start a nice little weekly feature for you Weekenders called friday foofaraw, or interesting things that I found on the interwebs this week. Usually, if I do it right, it will include some fashion news, some audiovisual news, some photography news, some lit-news and something completely random. But since I only came up with this idea this morning, I have no randomosity and some extra photography instead. My sincerest apologies.
But, before we get to that: You might have noticed that authoraiINK. has undergone a rather extreme makeover. Because of this, some things are still quite ugly. Again, my sincerest apologies. Everything will be pretty once again… sometime.
so, without further ado: friday foofaraw, the october 8th edition.
1. Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 Prêt-à-Porter Show
There has been much buzz around the fashion-nets about this show and the accompanying weaved hairstyles it featured (apparently it took about 60 bottles of hairspray to keep all of that hair together). We even mentioned it at French class today; we took a “day off” and watched a few runway shows from Paris Fashion Week. I felt so knowledgeable; while the rest of my class was wondering “Why the hell are we doing this?”, I was thinking, “That’s Coco Rocha! That’s Chanel Iman!” Personally, my favorite was the Dior show, with the Chanel show coming in close second. But you can find images from McQueen’s show here, and the videos for the Dior and Chanel shows here and here , respectively. On a semi-related note, you should have seen our teacher’s gesture when Karl Lagerfeld came out — it was trés amusing.
2. The Social Network
Well. The oft-discussed movie about the founding of Facebook came out this week (or was it last week? or maybe even the week before it? blasted boarding school). Anyhow, the reviews for it started coming out in great volume this week. I, personally, want to see it. We all know that it’s not exactly true to the story (that would be boring on many levels), but I’ve heard that it’s both really good and completely terrible, sometimes at the same time. Maybe I’ll be able to see it before it comes out on DVD, but until then I’ll just have to rely on hearsay and other people spoiling it for me.
3. It’s fashion! It’s photography! It’s… Numéro Magazine!
There is a spread in Numéro, that magazine that I still-have-not-subscribed to, shot by Ben Hassett and featuring the model Cameron Russell. You should click the picture above to view it on Fashionising.com, because it is too glamorous for my mere typographic skills to describe.
4. A quick note: Super Sad True Love Story
I heard this book mentioned somewhere and its title compelled me to look it up. If they don’t have it at my library, I am going to cry.
5. And, finally, a quick palette cleanser
I saw this on Lorena’s site and felt obligated to share it with you. It’s quite refreshing after that rather icky shoot with Terry Richardson, wouldn’t you say?
So. I hope you enjoyed the first friday foofaraw of, well… ever. With some luck it’ll be back and better than now next weekend.
Also, on the subject of the title: One day, I am going to create a utopian city called Montparscow. It will be Montréal, except with the allure of being Paris, and the inhabitants will all speak French with Russian accents. I will live there, happy forever, and write and photograph and blog for all of you. Blé, I know, will stand in a corner and laugh quietly to herself.
But we will have the best fashion magazines in my Montparscow. That is certain.