Friday, December 31, 2010

Flying Cars and Robot Maids

It feels like I wrote this last week.
ash/fireworks/alex fischer
(these pictures remind me of the future/the past/now aka all that good stuff NYE is supposed to make you think about.)

This year has been a short but productive one for me and for the blog (not as productive as it could have been, but it was still pretty good:))) I've done thing and met people that I would'nt have been able to otherwise.
And I realized something amazing.
PEOPLE ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT WHAT I WRITE HERE!!!
Its crazy to me, but I just wanna thank all my readers/followers/commentors/supporters.
I feel that I have created a thoughtful, dexterous and at times angsty environment to vent my thoughts/feelings on fashion/art/music, and it feels good to know that people appreciate/read it.
:)
Its personable, but I want it to be more personal. 
so thats my 2011 NYR, to be a little more personal here on the blog. Not in a creepy way, but in a  more conversational way.


I like where my blog is and I love where I see it going.
I have some plans for 2011, including  a name change,(don't worry I'll let everybody know) and MORE OUTFIT PICS, but enough about me and the blog,
GO OUT AND HAVE FUN!!! ITS THE LAST DAY OF THE 1ST DECADE OF THE NEW MILLENIUM!!!

(I'll be at home watching this)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

SaturdayJamz: Christmas Edition

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
(This is a scheduled post, so by time you guys read this I should be un wrapping some serious giftage.)


<3 & :)
(love and happiness)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holly: Jolly

Christmas is 4 days away!!!


and I'm so excited that I'm actually doing this little jig while typing this post.


Well anyway, I have compiled a list of all the things I'm desperately in need of, this Christmas!


1. Snow Leopard t-shirt by Katie Eary
Anything by Katie Eary would just knock my socks off and send me into an epileptic fit, but that is a risk I'm ready to take!!!(this hat  would make my decade!!!)


2.Unconditional jeans
I mean, look at them......do I even have to explain why I NEEEEED them?

3. Sou Brette necklaces



4. MacBook Pro
This machine would seriously enhance my life. seriously.
I'm talking SUPER-blogging, endless Skype and the Superiority Complex that comes with being "a Mac".

5.  An assload of books and CDs
1.Black Swan soundtrack 2.The Drums by TheDrums 3. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective 4. Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj 5. Young Americans by David Bowie 6.Lets Dance by David Bowie
1. Nick Knight by Nick Knight 2. Weetzie Bat by Francessca Lia Block 3. When You Are Engulfed In Flames by David Sedaris 4. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 5. The FaceHunter by Yvan Rodic 6. PostSecret by Frank Warren 7. Take Ivy by T. Hayashida

6. A CLOSET FULL OF EVERYTHING PRADA!!!!
Prada Fall/Winter 2009 is in my top 10 favorite collections EVER!! the shoes were so SICCCCKKKKK!!!!
I NEEEED all of the above. kthxbai.

Prada Spring/Summer 2011 was INSANITY!!!!!! Da' shoes.....THE SHOESSSSS!!! OMG!!!!HNNNNNNGGGG!!!
(A more intelligible and coherent review to come in my SS2011 reviews!!)(I know I'm late. I blame school. and Reagan)(You can always blame him.)

Prada Spring/Summer 2010 was good and all, I just wish that Miuccia would've translated the "beach/postcard/flowers" prints from the womenswear collection of the same season, over to the menswear. I think it would've been amazing. But I'll gladly unwrap any of these on Xmas morning!!:)

Thanks Santa!!! YOU DA BESTEST(AND YOU JUST KEEP COMING OFF THE TOP---ASBESTOS!!)!!! ;)!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2 EVERYBODY!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I saw it, and it was beautiful.

After months much of anticipation, reading countless reviews, pages and pages of google image searches,  going crazy over the commercial/the "Interview" article and being a complete and total fanboy over Natalie Portman w/ Stanley, I WENT TO GO SEE "BLACK SWAN" U GUYZZ!!!!!! AND IT WAS INSANE IN DA MUHFUGGIN MEMBRANE!!!
I arrived at the theater(a bit late after having to hunt down a lackey to buy us tickets! DAMN YOU AGE RESTRICTIONS!! YOU MADE ME MISS THE FIRST 10 MINUTES!!!)
 ( "Us" being Stanley, KelcieMo and I)



"Black Swan" was beautiful, intoxicating and strange, even scary at times.
The movie follows the life of prima ballerina Nina Sayers whose life (as well as her obsessive mother's) have been enveloped by ballet. 
Nina is a dancer in a New York City ballet company 
whose director, Thomas Leroy (a terrifyingly seductive and misogynistic dickhead ,played by Vincent Cassel) has decided to replace his ''little princess", the aging prima ballerina,Beth, 
(played by Winona Ryder, who was crazy/drunk/beautiful and endangering her life for most of the film) as the "Swan Queen" in the company's production of "Swan Lake". Nina is spot-on when it comes to portraying the "White Swan" but lacks the seduction and charm needed to pull off the "Black Swan". Enter Lily (played by Mila Kunis AKA the voice of "Meg"), a fellow ballerina (and her understudy) with enough seduction and charm to coax  Eyjafjallaj√∂kull into a full on eruption (for some odd reason I was up all night reading about it??idk either. I still don't know how to pronounce it properly, but I just call it BjorkMountain because of the Icelandic-connection!!:)lol idk why I think you think this is interesting, but I decided to share it anyway.) 
anywhooo... Nina is scared and fascinated by Lily at the same time.
 Lily represents everything that is dangerous and risque to Nina, Lily has sex and takes drugs, she goes out to clubs at all hours of the AM and above all Lily knows how to forgive herself, a trait Nina knows nothing of, as evident by her constant obsessing. 
The two become frenemies, NIna believes that Lily only exists as a dark counterpart. a personification of her inner "Black Swan" that she ever-so obsessively works to repress.
Thomas, the aforementioned asshole director, before asking her to "Stop being so fucking weak", directs Nina to "lose yourself" in the passion of the role, and thats exactly what she does, believing that "losing herself" meshed with enough "homework" will bring her success in portraying the "Black Swan". And it actually works but not with out a few consequences.
By the end of the film I was so wrapped in Nina's disillusion that I didn't know what was real and what wasn't, but it all made perfect sense.
SPOILER ALERT(kinda): This was my favorite scene!!
I HAD GOOSEBUMPS EVERYWHERE!!!!

MOVING ALONG 2 DA FASHIONZ NOW............
Rodarte did all of the ballet costumes and some of the dress(They made Beths dress in the pic at the top, as evident by the silver lame:)(The Mulleavys know they love some lame))(they also did Nina's costume in that same scene but I can't find any screencaps!! wtf, internet??)
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EDIT: 2:08 Wednesday 12-29-2010
I found a screencap of Nina's costume in the scene mentioned above on tumblr(TG4TUMBLR)
this is a shitty screen cap but it still shows how AMAZING the Rodarte sisters work is.
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anywhoooo......
I was most eager to see this costume. The Mulleavy sisters said that when designing this costume they were inspired by a mechanical bird/Demon. Padded with distressed velvet and floral embroidered cheesecloth. 
The nightmare-ish costume for  Von Rothbart, kinda reminds me of Rodarte Spring 2010.


The Prince's costume is also inspired by the vision of a "mechanical bird". 






The Black Swan costume is a mutated version of The White Swan. Feathers growing from odd places (I mean that in a good way.), the symmetrical bodice of the White Swan is in total opposition to the outlandish Black Swan's costume, with all of it crazy layering and detail. 
The costume not only provides eye-candy for die-hard fashion fanboys/girls, It also helped tell the story. I feel like these costumes are a character whose names deserve to be in lights along-side the likes of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. The Black Swan costume highlight Nina's descent to the dark side and the White Swan costume calls attention to the perfect consequence.


Black Swan was a true piece of art. Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman deserve ALL of the prestigious tinsel-town awards:)



SaturdayJamz: DasFashion Edition < 3

Fashion Party - Das Racist ft. Chairlift
DAS RACIST FAN 4 LIFE
CHAIRLIFT FAN 4 LIFE
AND I LIVE FOR FASHION PARTIES
BUT WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER, I DIE!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy BlogDay!!

Hound Dog Man turned  1 today!!
I started this blog as a way to learn more about fashion and art and to relay my feelings about both. This first year has been really good and I hope the blog gets better with age.
I've had so many wonderful opportunities through this blog.
Thanks to everyone that reads and comments, you guys are the bees knees!


xoxoxo


Taj

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Banished


being distant.
Apple /Proenza 

 
  Not In Love by Crystal Castles ft. Robert Smith
(I changed the song. I feel like this fits better)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SATURDAY JAMZZZ!!!

Brandon Flowers - "Only The Young"
He is literally one of the best performers/entertainers EVER(top 50lol)!!
He was all up in Nylon Guys this September, talking about his recent departure from his band, The Killers, fashion, and being a dad.
scans from Fashionising

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

macabre

CdG reminded me of a scary movie this season.
 Omnipresent skulls, blood reds, the blackest of blacks and bruise-y blues combined for something that was fashionably scary.
Despite evoking such feelings, Rei Kawakubo (the designer)has said that the skull represents life, an oppistion to regular societal norms. (which is an everyday thing for ReiRei:))
"Kids That Shop At HotTopic" also sprung to mind as  Skellington-ish skulls flooded the runway on A-line man-skirts and matching inverted fitted blazers and painted onto the backs of the models heads. That aspect combined with the Rockabilly accents of the checkerboard prints and slicked back do's brought a Gothic humor to the show. With that "humor" also came life, making perfect sense of the so-called "Skull Of Life".
These are my favorite looks.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

SJz: idontseeitthatway

The Strokes - "Hard To Explain"
I've been in a Strokes-y mood lately.
I guess its time to move to New York and wear only leather jackets and Ray-Bans.