Gregg Araki is a crazy bastard. I watched The Doom Generation tonight, it's one of those films that descends into gruesome bathos with it's many incredulous scenes of violence, I feel sick, or maybe it's all that coffee ice cream I had, but, argh, that last scene, intense. Along with the violence, the film is filled with so much delightful trash and kitsch and of course, Rose McGowan, she's been my favourite since Jawbreaker, I love her, everything that comes out of her mouth in this movie is pure gold. One last thing, there's cameos by Margaret Cho, Parker Posey and Heidi Fleiss.

On another note, I'm obsessed with this Fever Ray cover right now, found on Dear Diary.


clemence poesy in Chloe
This bitch is so pretty.
It's awesome watching Clémence Poésy amongst all the other pretty ladies on Gossip Girl every week, although I hate seeing her and Chuck kiss. 'Cause, like, obviously Chuck an' Blair er like, supposed to be together or like wotever. I love the cape she's wearing in this picture, I think it's Chloe.


smiley face
Anna Faris in Gregg Araki's Smiley Face.
Probably the best stoner movie ever made.



Stills from Black Narcissus, 1947.
I used to be obsessed with nuns and this movie seems to have that flavour of kitsch that I find so delectable. Tempted to
watched this instead of cleaning my room.


Ryan McGinley.
Marcel, Ann & Coley, 2007.
Yellow Sky, 2006.


It Gets Better

It Gets Better is a video project started by advice columnist Dan Savage in response to Billy Lucas — an Indiana teenager who killed himself after being bullied by his classmates for being gay. The video is really sweet, Dan Savage's family is so cute, I had no idea he had a son, who is so adorable by the way. Also, props to them for starting this project, there's already so many It Gets Better videos posted by other users, it really does seem like a great resources for kids who may otherwise not be able to find support.

In Dan Savage's own words:

"I wish I could have talked to this kid for five minutes. I wish I could have told Billy that it gets better. I wish I could have told him that, however bad things were, however isolated and alone he was, it gets better.

But gay adults aren't allowed to talk to these kids. Schools and churches don't bring us in to talk to teenagers who are being bullied. Many of these kids have homophobic parents who believe that they can prevent their gay children from growing up to be gay—or from ever coming out—by depriving them of information, resources, and positive role models.

Why are we waiting for permission to talk to these kids? We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don't have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better. We can reach these kids."


Tasha Tilberg.


1. Kembra Pfahler photographed by Lisa Kereszi. 2. Photo by Kuku Smigun. 3,4. Stills from Katrina Del Mar's short film Girl Gangs 2000.


"Contrary to popular belief, clothes are not practical and dress is not necessary. Thomas Carlyle’s Professor Teufelsdröckh told us in the mid-nineteenth century that ‘The first purpose of clothes was not warmth or decency, but ornament… among wild people we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes’...‘human history is not the history of flesh and bone and blood, but a mere chronicle of costumes’.

Opening next month at The Barbican in London is Future Beauty, a major survey of avant-garde Japanese fashion from the last 30 years, curated by fashion historian and Kyoto Costume Institute Director, Akiko Fukai. Organised around four themes – blackness and shadows; flatness and form; tradition and innovation; street style and popular culture – the exhibition will explore the unique sensibilities of Japanese fashion since the early 1980s when Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto proposed a radically new fashion aesthetic."

1. Isabella Blow in Hiroaki Ohya. Spring/Summer 2000. Photograph by Mika Ninagawa.
2. Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons. 1995, 1983.



Sleigh Bell's new video for "Infinity Guitars". So hot. I need to get white Keds again, and also school girl plaid.


In the Realm of the Senses


"Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it." - Anaïs Nin


"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing."- Anaïs Nin


This morning I went to see Catherine Breillat's new film adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty, it was so much to take in at 9 in the morning, the subway hadn't even started running yet and I was already in the theatre, I felt like a real cinephile.
Breillat has such a gift for enchanting and the film is so wonderfully indulgent in parts and why shouldn't it be? It is afterall a story of a young girl's coming of age through a hundred years of imagination, fantasy and adventure. It's a shame there aren't more stills on the internet yet because these really don't do the film justice, so don't judge it by these pictures.

Other films I want to see, but these will have to wait until later.
Tetsuya Nakashim's Confessions.
Warner Herzog's Caves of Forgotten Dreams.


Heavenly Creatures


All my friends are gems, I'm so lucky.



A haunting version of Peter Gabriel's
"Mercy Street" by Fever Ray.


Photos from UK photographer Kevin Mason's Vanity Project.


"But beauty was not everything. Beauty had this penalty – it came too readily, came too completely. It stilled life – froze it. One forgot the little agitations; the flush, the pallor, some queer distortion, some light or shadow, which made the face unrecognizable for a moment and yet added a quality one saw for ever after. It was simpler to smooth all that out under the cover of beauty."

– Virginia Woolf
Beauty freezes life, masking the face by denying it variety and motion.



Jayne Mansfield's house. Kitsch is my secret passion.


Stills from Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. I'mma see this next, I love a good period film so hard.



Diego Velazquez. Las Meninas, 1656.


Brigitte Bardot in Goddard's Contempt.

nouvelle vague

Jean Seberg in Jean-Luc Goddard's Breathless.



"No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore" - Sigmund Freud, 1905.


I went in for a second interview today at a holistic health clinic, it seems like a super chill place to work and funny enough the doctor who owns the clinic was also a Wong. She was really honest, I didn't get hired, it somehow happened that I am over qualified for the job, when did this happen? I mostly feel like I don't have enough experience, but I guess they are looking for someone long term.

But, interestingly enough the doctor told me her brother also started in fashion design, dropped out and is now the creative director at Google. I Google'd him, shit, does this ever make me optimistic, I feel like there's so much room to grow for me. From what I gather, it looks like he dropped out of Parsons (apparently he only went for the girls), got into graphic design and has since gone on to work for the likes of Google and Starbucks. This is such a much needed anecdote for me right now considering I just graduated and have no idea what direction I want to head in. The doctor paid me a few compliments, could be the usual letdown speech, but I'm going to choose to believe her, she said I was ambitious, fabulous and was sure I'd go somewhere in life. So it seems, the Wong's aren't doing so bad for themselves.


I heard this word for the first time today. I was told that a poopnoodle is what happens when you pee right after fucking someone hard in the ass. Poop gets stuck up in the dick hole and comes out in the form of a noodle when you piss. Is this something that actually happens, and if so, can you deem "poopnoodle" the official Savage Love term?

Couldn't Think Of An Acronym That Spelled Out "Poopnoodle"

If what you describe had ever actually happened to anyone, anywhere, ever, "poopnoodle" could be the official Savage Love term for it. But the poopnoodle never actually happens.

If your middle-school friends don't believe me, CTOAATSOP, here's what you should do: Go get a couple tubs of premade chocolate frosting. Refrigerate until firm. Get your dicks hard. Fuck your tubs of premade frosting. Fuck them hard. Fuck them like they've been bad. Then go take a piss. You will not produce a chocolatefrostingnoodle. I promise you.

And think about it, CTOAATSOP: Butt-fuckers fuck butt until they come. Wouldn't coming dislodge the poopnoodle?

Finally, some general advice for anyone out there who's interested in anal but now, thanks to CTOAATSOP here, fears the poopnoodle: Wear a condom. A condom can protect you from the fictional poopnoodle and the actual HIV.

-Dan Savage



Release 100 house kitties in IKEA, get amazingly beautiful footage.



Alice from The Sartorialist.
All white everyting and a little Grace Coddington. This is my fave Sartorialist look in a while.


Mad Men is getting so good again. Here's a gif from me to you to celebrate. I find this so lulz, especially Paul Kinsey's reaction face and the fact that his shirt is still clean where his dinosaur arm was.



Going to watch The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift now, it's been a hungover productive day.



Men in the Cities. Robert Longo, 1979.


Japanese synchronized walking is apparently a sport.
Gets really serious after the 1: 30 mark, so fast forward to it for instant satisfaction.
I feel like if Mr. Bean was Japanese he might join one of these leagues.


Fervor Series (Crowd from front, Couple looking at each other). Shirin Neshat, 2000.


Women Without Men has been on my Mubi watch list since forever ago and I still haven't gotten around to seeing it yet. But, today I googled some stills from the film and aren't they breathtaking?
Women Without Men
follows the lives of four women in Iran is directed by acclaimed visual artist Shirin Neshat.


There are two films I really want to see for TIFF this year, the first one is All About Love by the acclaimed Hong Kong New Wave director Ann Hui, she is well known for her directorial work in Night and Fog, Boat People and The Way We Are. Hui's new film is about two queer women in Hong Kong, how could I not support that? It's pretty groundbreaking and gutsy considering how conservative Hong Kong culture is and the fact that the film won't be able to be distributed in China as they have a ban on films dealing with gay subject matter.
The second film is !Women Art Revolution - A Secret History, it's "filmed over four decades, this inspiring cultural history tracks the struggles and breakthroughs of women artists from Judy Chicago to Guerilla Girls to Miranda July and more".



Diy project! Do these look familiar? I was inspired by the shoes from this Juergen Teller picture.
I made these silk flowers last night and sewed them onto an old pair of shes I had. Now these shoes feel fancy and new, I'm going to wear them for my birthday party. I was going to wear them with shorts but the weather is super cold today, it's nice, I'll get to pull out my fall jacket, but I guess I'll have to wear pants tonight.

I'm obsessed with Dev right now, have you guys heard Booty Bounce?
She's got quite the alternative lifestyle haircut, it's hot.



"We can dress up for our own pleasure, but we must speak up for our rights." - Naomi Wolf.

venus in furs

Shearling Panel sweater from Montreal designer Audrey Cantwell.
Listening to Nicki Minaj on "Monster".


Kate Moss by the late Corinne Day.


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1. Moving day, use skateboard as dolly. 2. There's a baby face on my soup. 3. Summer bounty. 4. Lindsay the Hamburglar. 5. Tattoo script? From an old issue of Acne Mag. 6. Gint's cabin in the woods. 7. Musselfest Birthday Edition. 8,9. Arminé's, Markus's boss graciously hosts us for dinner, she owns AT Design Group and her home decor is beautiful. 10. Lunch today: Quinoa tabbouleh with avocado.