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Video: La Piscine, A Film For Clothes That Doesn’t Make Me Want the Clothes

Simon Porte, some French guy, has come out with a new clothing line called Jacquemus. His Fall line is called “La Piscine,” which I’m pretty sure means “the pool” in French (I may or may not have learned that from the movie Life of Pi). He’s only 23 and still works a retail job at Comme des Garçons in Paris, so I have to give him some credit. He’s doing pretty well too, featured in Elle and he somehow scored distribution of his line in Opening Ceremony and Maryam Nassir Zadeh in New York; Dover Street Market in London;
Wood Wood in Berlin; The Broken 
Arm in Paris. Nice. That being said, this video is… I mean. A friend of mine linked to the video with no explanation, just the URL. At first I kind of thought it was funny in an ironic way – a parody documentary. Like look at these anorexic French girls stand around and smoke cigarettes and do nothing. All the hard working people are confused because they are so aimless and vapid …

I’m Conflicted: Celebrities Wear Fedoras For a Good Cause

Celebrities including Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, Cynthia Nixon, John Leguizamo and Christy Turlington Burns have come together to support fair immigration legislation. As the offspring of immigrants from all parts of the world, I truly support this cause. There’s just one problem: the way they’ve chosen to show support is by…wearing fedoras… WTF. Fedoras are the worst things ever. Sure there was this one time that Justin Timberlake started wearing them and people were like oh this is totally cool. Sure, there was this one time I wore one to a bar slightly tilted backwards in a “hipster” fashion and got showered with compliments from people about how they wish they could pull it off. BUT GUESS WHAT GUYZ, those days are over. Fedoras are so not cool. Fedoras are the lowest hats on the hat scale maybe only after these: But maybe even those^ are cooler because Fedoras are just….ugh. That aside, and getting serious, if I put my immense distaste for that sort of hat in a special little pocket of my brain, this …

Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola for Prada? I Guess Even Indie Film Wunderkinds and Offspring of the Rich and Famous Need Endorsement Money.

Apparently Prada released a new fragrance called “Candy” that smells, YES you guessed it, sweet like candy and to follow it up they are releasing a lighter springtime version called “Candy L’Eau” to be released in April. I don’t know what that means because I don’t speak French but it’s probably trying to convey the sentiment: “I’m SO playful! WEEEEEE,” and to help them do that they’ve enlisted Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola to make a feature film called Je m’appelle Candy.  The film features French actress Léa Seydoux as “Candy” (another shocker!) and the teaser debuted yesterday. Well. That certainly was a teaser, because it was a mere 12 seconds. Regardless, I’ll be waiting for the release of this movie, because as stupid corporate and contrived pre-mediated as the premise and plot for the film is, it no doubt promises to be quirky, interesting, and incredibly aesthetically pleasing as all things Wes Anderson are. The perfume might even smell good. I mean it probably does. The question is, does this really make you want to buy the …

What Happens When You Only Have 2 TV Channels In English

I only get two TV channels in English in my room here in Turkey. This includes Fox Crime (yeah I didn’t know it existed either) and The Style Network. I never watched much Style Network before my arrival, just the occasional episode of old school “How Do I Look.” From my very short new schedule consisting of watching every Style Network show there is I have developed some new musings: 1. I have a massive girl crush on Jeannie Mai 2. Clare Mukherjee is exactly how I imagine Georgia from the Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging books would be if she were a real person and grew up to be a fashion expert 3. Why don’t more reality shows take place in Boston? Katie Boyd is such a character! 4. Amanda from “the Amandas” cries in every episode… STOP CRYING YOU’RE A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER YOUR LIFE IS NOT THAT HARD. In the words of Amanda’s personal assistant: “You might not think it, but there’s a lot of crying in organizing..” 5. The new show …

My Turkish Idol, Who Looks Uncannily Western

Tut, tut bide lek tut,” translated by the 8 year old Turkish girl as, “give, give me your heart,” later to be revealed by her parents as actually meaning, “make, make a wish.” It’s sort of close? If you didn’t know, I am currently in Turkey. I have been here since May 29th (minus quick trips to Zurich and Frankfurt), which is about one and a half months, 49 days to be exact. I’ve spent most of my time in Ankara, about 5 days in Istanbul, and explored Pamukkale, the tomb of King Midas, Ephesus, Selçuk, the house of Mary (yes, Jesus’ mama), and am currently in Kuşadası. Today I went to a historical village from the 5th century, called Şirince, where the shop that made all of the jewelry for the movie Troy resides and the villagers produce wine from every fruit known to man. The şeftali (peach) wine is amazing. As the Turkish landscape has slowly unfolded in front of me, so too has the media culture. Turkish music is actually quite to …