halloween 2012 playlist
The UK doesn’t exactly celebrate Halloween like our amigos in the US, but since I’m half-and-half and obsessed with music, I’m getting my kicks where I can. (Any excuse for a Spotify playlist, right?) It is a little more ‘True Blood gangster woman’ than ‘Monster Mash’, but with everything from Ice T to Marilyn Manson there is definitely something for everyone.

Click here to listen and have a happy Halloween!

Vanity Fair Teen Cover

I have no idea where I found this picture, but I saved it in my ‘Junk‘ files a couple of weeks ago because, well, it’s worth sharing. Almost nine years ago, in my first hints of teendom, I was obsessing over this magazine cover. Hang-on-your-wall obsessing. These were my (terribly Photoshopped) idols.

From left to right, you are seeing Amanda Bynes, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Mandy Moore, Hilary Duff, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Raven Symone (formerly known as Raven), and Lindsay Lohan. (DO WERK, MKO and ERW – fashion goddesses through and through).

Does this not feel like a million years ago to anyone else? An era before TMZ, before Facebook fuhcrissakes, before “The Amanda Show” faded into oblivion, before The Row or Elizabeth & James, before anyone could co-star with John Krasinski and evoke mass female jealously, before anyone could co-star with Chad Michael Murray and evoke mass female jealously, before The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, before a second sexyfierceboomshakalaka female fell victim to Marilyn Manson’s charms (?!), before Mean Girls, and – yes – before the Kardashians.

Memory lane, over and out.

Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2011
When you get a show that is enveloped in white, vinyl padded walls, you know you’re set up for something fantastically unhinged. When “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson kicked off the Fall/Winter 2011 Marc Jacobs show, the entire room was intoxicated with asylum chic anticipation. The lines were firmly couture, vinyl berets had chin straps, 3-D apotheosis was seductively placed; trust me, you want it all. Take a look at the top five looks below! View Post