Listening to: St. Vincent — The Party
Hello, daaahlings! It’s that time of the week again — yes, Friday, that day when you people get to start your weekend while I suffer through one more day of classes. You have had a good week, yes? (This would be where you agree with me). You probably aren’t famous enough to be invited, but the party of the year was held the last day of this past month. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Vogue Paris, Carine Roitfeld hosted a masked ball at the Hôtel Pozzo Di Borgo.
All of those famous fashion types were there, from supermodels to über-designers to those people who just seem to show up at fashion-related parties. Among the present were Jean Paul Gaultier, Freja Beha Erichsen, Lara Stone, Marc Jacobs, Dita von Tesse, Gisele Bundchen, Miuccia Prada, and Diane Von Furstenberg. Tyra, if you recall, made headlines a while back (what a sad, sad society we are) with her fishnet stocking-turned-mask, and Kate Moss decided to be a party pooper and didn’t wear one at all.
But in case you ever happen to be invited to such a Bal Masqué, this month’s edition of Vogue Paris has an editorial to tell you exactly how to dress.
Well, exactly how to dress if you have several thousand dollars laying around and don’t mind baring your breasts for a night. If you live in 2112 and are planning to attend, you might want to check out this month’s spread on the cosmetics of the future, featuring model Eniko Mihalik and shot by Mario Sorrenti.
But since I haven’t been attending any balls this past week, I got a chance to catch up on some reading. Yes, I got to read an entire book. Well, it was a very slender book. And to be completely honest, it was more of a graphic novel than fine literature. But it was still very good. It’s called Skim, by Mariko Tamaki and Jilliam Tamaki, and I think that you should all do yourselves a favor and go check it out. I, personally, cannot wait to head up to Montréal and go to a legit bookstore, not to mention to have time to read the books I buy (I’ve had The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest out from the library for about a month now, and fast-reader me is still on page 89).
During our radio show on Tuesday, my cohost and I had an involved conversation on the quality of songs which can be obtained free on iTunes. This discussion was prompted by the song The Ballad of You and I by the band Mêlée, which was free on iTunes this past week. It’s one of those free-but-destined-for-greatness songs, à la Fireflies by Ocean City, so you should go and give it a listen.
Well, I believe that this wraps up this week’s Friday Foofaraw. Now go forth, grab your good literature, pop your skincare pills, buy yourself a $2,000 mask and dance the night away… or stay in and do your homework, because that’s what I’m going to do.