High waist in Paris

This is how I would wear a high waist pant...love the curves with a constrained sense of glam.
Beauuutiful image by FaceHunter


The CIA secret files

CIA Releases 'Family Jewels,'

WASHINGTON -- The Central Intelligence Agency released hundreds of pages of internal reports Tuesday on assassination plots, secret drug testing and spying on Americans that triggered a scandal in the mid-1970s.

The documents detail assassination plots against foreign leaders like Fidel Castro, the testing of mind- and behavior-altering drugs like LSD on unwitting citizens, wiretapping of U.S. journalists, spying on civil rights and anti-Vietnam war protesters, opening mail between the U.S. and the Soviet Union and China, break-ins at the homes of ex-CIA employees and others.

The 693 pages, mostly drawn from the memories of active CIA officers in 1973, were turned over at that time to three different investigative panels -- President Ford's Rockefeller Commission, the Senate's Church committee and the House's Pike committee. The panels spent years investigating and amplifying on these documents. And their public reports in the mid-1970s filled tens of thousands of pages. The scandal sullied the reputation of the intelligence community and led to new rules for the CIA, Federal Bureau of Investigation and other spy agencies and new permanent committees in Congress to oversee them.


EU against China for animals

When it comes to the protection of animal rights Europe comes first in the planet.
A new ban on cats and dogs fur in the EU will decrease by thousands the killing of these animals. The European Union law makers understand that respecting animal rights is is as important as understanding the value of life the state of dignity that humans achieve through that recognition.

The majority of these farms for fur are in China. "
"Many people are unwittingly deceived into buying garments made out of cat and dog fur due to mislabelling. This law will put an end to these deceptive practices," said Labour MEP Arlene McCarthy." " As cat and dog fur can be hard to detect when it is dyed, some states are already using hi-tech systems - mass spectrometry or DNA testing - to identify it."

Some Facts (BBC):
- Up to 10 adult dogs needed to make fur coat
- Up to 24 cats needed for cat fur coat
- Cat and dog fur also used in hats, gloves, shoes, blankets, stuffed animals and toys
- Dog fur labelled as: Gae-wolf, sobaki, Asian jackal, goupee, loup d'Asie, Corsac fox, dogues du Chine, fake or exotic fur
- Cat fur labelled as: house cat, wild cat, katzenfelle, rabbit, goyangi, mountain cat



Nienke Klunder

Duch/Californian photographer exploring an infatuation in serial narrative on the social nuances that make each one of us. (link to her work clicking the image)



Australian rock

Sensible young male sings

El Dude: Alberto Garcia Alix/ Bogota- Colombia

Taken by Colombian Phot
ographer Mr. P on the moon.

The following is an example of Alberto Garcia Alix's
dark and heavy sensibility: enticing spanish Satan.

A different direction by Gucci

Gucci's latest "resort" collection is the perfect example of fashion moving into a different world, a better place where the status quo is tested by a different take on nostalgia: a progressive fashion movement that places feminine in a self affirming attitude using rockabilly traits. Well done Frida Giannini!


Why is Balenciaga so good?

Futuristic colonial textures: Pocahontas traveling arround the world with John Rolfe.
No wonder she was such a celebrity when moving to London. The equestrian is presented as a continuation of the balenciaga soul.


Ancient Textiles

An excelent resource on foreign textiles: Marla Mallett Textiles and Tribal Oriental Rugs specialize in antique flat woven tribal Oriental rugs, kilims, and bags, but also handle tapestries, embroideries and other ethnic textiles.
"Here are more tribal weavings and embroideries from Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Burma. Many tribal peoples migrated into these areas from southwestern China, and their textiles are closely related to pieces on our Chinese Minority textile pages. There are also parallels with Indonesian craft traditions."


I guess this set of videos into the "life" and artistic expression of designers is a self promo from "design kitchen"
It might be all a huge insider joke or a look into a mirror; a designer mirror. Funny shit none the less. The whole series here.



RetroFuturisticElectroTrash Olimpics

"The new design, which cost £400,000, has received a mixed response, but Lord Coe was adamant it put across the image and message that he wanted the London Games to deliver to the world.

"It's not a logo, it's a brand that will take us forward for the next five years," he told BBC Five Live.

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge said: "This is a truly innovative brand logo that graphically captures the essence of the London 2012 Olympic Games - namely to inspire young people around the world through sport and the Olympic values.

"Each edition of the Olympic Games brings its own flavour and touch to what is now well over a century of modern Olympic history; the brand launched today by London 2012 is, I believe, an early indication of the dynamism, modernity and inclusiveness with which London 2012 will leave its Olympic mark."

The brand, designed by Wolff Ollins, has been targeted at the young people the organisers hope will get involved.

It is a deliberate change from previous Olympic logos, which often feature an image from the city.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone added: "The new Olympic brand draws on what London has become - the world's most forward-looking and international city." Source

Now an experience of the brand found in youtube:


bear me

Bears used as surface bring all the cuteness very close to you: as chairs by the brazilian Campana brothers and as dress captured in the wild by Face Hunter. I love this bear use.


boys and girls

Lisa paclet's animation work is very clean, smart and very simple: easy to digest and memorable.

Jail is Hot

"The heiress-turned-outlaw reportedly plans to record her thoughts during her 23 days in the slammer for publication. According to the New York Daily News, a souce close to the deal said if Hilton “can make it believable, and not exaggerate too much, she might expect to make a million dollars out of it.”

Taking a page out of the Naomi CampbellNicky prior to pokey time for greater effect.)" how-to-do-jail-in-style handbook, Paris in planning a massive send off for herself on Monday, hiring a hair and makeup glam squad to get her all paparazzi-ready for her ride to jail. (There are even whisperings that she’ll hand over her slew of brand new pets to sister" SOURCE


My photo
Compilation of aesthetic manifestations beyond compliance, bring us emancipation.