Today has been a very weird day. I have been in a very weird mood. Last night I got to bed at 4am. I woke at 7.50am this morning with the feeling of pending doom. I couldn’t sleep. It was like I had just had 3 short blacks in a row and I was all wirey and weird. It has been an uncomfortable day.
I am telling you this because it has hindered my writing skills (not that I had many in the first place). I went to the Department Store today, and instead of writing a HILARIOUS post on what it was like as I had planned, I am going to skip it all together and just insert a photo essay (below) instead. Yes it is a cop out, but I honestly can’t even think properly.
Semi-comprehendable thoughts on The Department Store/My day today:
- Murray Bevan is one of the politest people I have ever met. Note to self – also think he may be a secret genius?
- I am a better photographer than I thought I was. I am actually kind of good. (MODEST ANYONE?)
- Weird view of this quasi-carpark from the tea room.
- Awesome spiral staircase and awesome red piano in window. And awesome spherical lights.
- Good shopping bags.
Commence half-ass-unedited-because-i’m-too-tired Photo Essay! (Below):
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You may have read already that my kid brother did another shoot last Sunday. This is true. The work is tentatively titled ‘Walk through the Valley’, but with James, you never know if it’s going to change or not. He sent me one of the final edits he’s done at 1am this morning, and refuses to send me any others, so this is all you get:
Yes, that is real fire. Yes, it was dangerous and exciting. And yes, we did have a fire warden and fire extinguisher.
You may have also heard that some of James’ gear got stolen out of his car. This is also true. If you see any double dark slides being traded on the black market, let us know! You MAY also be thinking ‘um… what kind of idiot leaves valuables in their car!” – you’re not the only one.
Anyway, enough. James’ final works (along with some other awesome Elam work, I’m sure) will be able to be viewed at the end of November. Come check it out. I will keep you posted on the actual dates etc.
It was about two years ago that my friend Kate introduced me to Shane Koyczan. She was making a doco on Poets at the time, and had discovered the performance poet was coming to New Zealand. She was excited. Super excited. She had an interview lined up and everything. I, on the other hand, had no idea who the hell he was. I was reluctant to get into performance poetry. Kate persevered. She showed me a youtube clip of him and that was all I needed. I watched it literally about 11 times that day. HE WAS (IS) AMAZING.
I had forgotten about Shane until recently, and just watched one of my favourite performances from him. I am hooked again. Check it out. It will perk up your day, I promise. Honestly, he is amazing. So clever. I love. Thanks Katey.
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For weeks and weeks I had been trying to convince Boyfriend that he needs the ‘Gordon
‘ shorts from Kate Sylvester
. Ever since he tried them on at the start of October. WEEKS. Every time I suggested they be his birthday present from me, I was greeted with a ‘No. They’re nice, but they’re too expensive’. Infuriating. I can’t even begin to explain how badly I wanted him to have them (I’m weird and obsessive). Infuriating. I was starting to give up on the prospect of him owning the delightful things, until I saw Isaac got a pair
. I got jealous. I tried harder. It wasn’t until a week ago that I had my breakthrough.
It was Sunday and boyfriend was hungover. He had been out the night before and spent heaps of money, including over $120 on one round of drinks for him and 5 others. I used this, and the fact that he was weak and hungover (and therefore less able to fight back) as leverage. It went something like this:
If you fancy yourself a bit of a ‘Don Draper’ from Mad Men, look no further – you can now purchase your very own Mad Men-branded, limited edition suit! The show’s award-winning costume designer Janie Bryant, has created the 60′s inspired grey sharkskin suit as the first in a whole plethora of Mad Men clothes (including evening gowns and office wear).
The 2 button, hand-finished, American-made suit is available at Brooks Brothers – I suggest you purchase one of the 250 available, slick back your hair and start chain smoking and drinking at 10am. And to make it more authentic (and because you will be so tired from harassing all the female staff in the workplace), take a leaf out of Roger Sterling’s book and crash on the office couch. More shots below.
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Lily in ‘French Twist’, shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue China. Love her. She looks like Quinn Hodes off Weeds. I love Quinn off Weeds. Therefore my love for Lily is to the power of 2 if I work it out mathematically.
More after the jump.
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