16 Ocak 2013 Çarşamba

Pleasure-ism



 Monarchy's hot from the oven super duper artistic video clip on one hand and Dita Von Teese's surprisingly smooth and oh-so-arousing voice on the other, clash them together and you're gonna feel like you're going through such a good artistic and sexual pleasure of your life that you'll want more of it.
I adore that feeling when you get more out of a piece of work, be it ideationally or emotionally, than just the rhythms or the colors, and according to me that essence left in your mind makes this piece a 'piece of art'.


The symbols embodied in the clip, the blood-sucking mosquito(I just loved the extreme sexual pleasure she gets from a mosquito sting), the cartoon female on the TV, disintegrated and jammed lying naked males depict how devastating a life is for a woman that 'cannot' fill her emotional and sexual void.
The retro set design of the clip and the clothes of Dita's, implying how barren the sex lives of glamorous and chic looking slender waisted '50s women could get contrary to expectations precisely fits my taste, that's why I'm replaying it again for the twelfth time, no kidding!



8 Ocak 2013 Salı

Salute, Philo!

   

There are not enough words on the planet Earth to tell how much I love Phoebe Philo's way of Celiné. Whatever she designs, be it a pair of sandals or a T-shirt, they're all clean and sartorially thousands of dollars-worth simple. It's as if she's a modern Expressionist artist, intertwining the fabrics smoothly with each other, making you awe at them while zooming in the details wondering how on earth she could manage to sew them together so impeccably, so invisibly. Touching and gazing at her designs is like a peace of mind for me, rehab for my eyes. They all talk for themselves because each of them has its own character. 
She is the queen of Minimalism of our age. I look forward to see her new collection every season, and here comes the pre-fall 2013. High collar white shirts, gigantic leather belts contrasting with the thin layered fabrics, pleated leather skirts in harmony with the ginger pleated bags , three colored brogues and platforms and pastoral top hats are the new treats offered us by the master.



By the way, the floor sweeping Anna Karenin-esque black coats have always been the thief of my heart and FINALLY, I could get myself one at Christmas from Marks&Spencer. It really has become my lover since both with its noble look and its oh-so-warm feeling.





7 Ocak 2013 Pazartesi

A Touch of Lemoine



I've never been one of these people who keeps saying 'I NEVER WATCH TV, IT'S ALL CHEESY.' I tend to use it as a background sound at home when I'm all alone or when I feel blue so as to gawk at it for some time and ward off those bad ideas. 
Anyway, what's more interesting is that those commercials which drive almost all the TV viewers nuts especially because of their 'untimely' intervention right at the most exciting scene ever, have an inexplicable soothing effect on me. And I luv watching some of them so much that I can't help watching them again and again on Youtube. I can't name it but there's something rare and inspirational in them that sparks some other creative idea in your mind after you watch it several times.
Now, let me tell you about my latest favorite. It's the commercial of Lipton Pyramid Green and White Tea. Damn yes, it's sooo beautiful, cute, dreamy and witty. The name of its director? Yoann Lemoine. Who is he? Hold on to your hat you guys; he's the director of Lana Del Rey's 'Blue Jeans', 'Born to Die' and Katy Perry's seductive and Polaroid-ish video clip 'Teenage Dream', and the enchanting 'in the woods' commercial he did for Lolita Lempicka, starring Elle Fanning. They all have something in common, whatever their concepts are, in every single second the image you have on the screen is 'beautiful', and I mean smoothly beautiful, without tiring your eyes. I don't know with whom he works on the set, but the colors in his videos, the set design and the effect are all so wonderful. 
Watch them above, I'm sure you're gonna love them.