Monday, June 23, 2008

: solstice show :

No better way to celebrate the sun setting after 9pm than a night at the Hexagon. Meaning free music and cheap beer. The Deaths, Magic Castles, Daughters of the Sun, and Dad in Common . It was great. Here are two Daughters of the Sun . . .

. . . and a boy who has fallen for a Magic Castle.

Yeah okay, this one's me. But it's really not about me at all. It's about this awesome dress made by Minnepolis artist/design team Hyperlush. Plus the Tinkerbell Tights and bamboo purse I borrowed from my sister. And I'm not the only one who loves the satchel: a middle-aged drunkard commented that he wished he were a woman just so that he could carry a purse like that. I was flattered.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

: rewind :

Rewind = vintage store in NorthEast. Before you go in, know this: upon leaving, your wallet will feel as if it narrowly escaped a pack of attacking trends. You, on the other hand, will surely look as of-the-moment as this sleek young lady.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

: evolution of the gypsy punk : Here's one from the Gogol Bordello concert. I took some photos there for (not this one) -- they should be out next week and then I can put those plus a few more up here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

: Minnesotan Graffiti :

This troop of law enforcement is under the bridge in Taylors Falls, MN. Everything below was found in the big city (aka Minneapolis) . . .

: Reasons why Minneapolis is Badass :

No.3: smoking biker with awesome earrings

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

: Scandia, MN :

If Jeff Koons were from Minnesota, I'm sure this is what at least one of his art projects would look like. You can do it yourself in a couple of easy steps:
1. The next time your lawn mower calls it quits in the middle of the yard don't fix it.
2. Climb off -- even if all the machine needs is a little gas, just leave it right there. This is a simple but vital task: do not move the mower.
3. Borrow a lawn mower from a friend, and mow around the retired machine.
4. Reward yourself with a beer, a brandy-water, or both. Enjoy them while you read up on conceptual art, because in a few weeks you'll have your very own lawn installation worthy of MoMA, the Whitney, or my personal favorite, PS1.

This is the artist in his studio, visualizing his next project.

Here we have some of the artist's progeny, one of whom has made her own site specific piece (see below).
Untitled (Fairy Vase), 2008
materials: pine cone and wildflowers
: a night out in Sconnie :

Monday, June 09, 2008

: Reasons why Minneapolis is badass :

No.1: this car and all things that resemble it

No.2: this outfit. And not in the semi-ironic way of the car above -- though hopefully some of those ensembles are to come . . .

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

: Are you there God? It's me fashionskool . . . :

just wondering why there are eyeless heads of dead birds stationed on sidewalk corners near my apartment. And yes, that was plural. Meaning this was not the only one I saw. WTF?