Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Love at first sight... Me and the Devil by Gil Scott-Heron

My friend Maryama made me discover this amazing video, beautiful music and skateboard, which was enough to make me impatient to share it with you guys…
Gil Scott-Heron was born in Chicago, Illinois April 1, 1949 but spent his early childhood in Jackson, Tennessee, the home of his grandmother. Here comes the little story which I'm sure lots of my friends are gonna enjoy… His father Gil Heron of Jamaican descent, nicknamed "The Black Arrow", was a soccer player who, in the 1950s, became the first black athlete to play for Glasgow's Celtic Football Club.
Scott-Heron attended Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, that's how he met Brian Jackson with whom he formed the band Black & Blues. After school he took a year off to write the novels The Vulture and The Nigger Factory, this first one being published in 1970 and well received. Whilst being a musician, a writer and a poet, he's been quite a few times to jail.
He released his new album, I'm New Here on independent label XL Recordings on February 9, 2010. Me and the Devil is the first single from this new opus. Listen, watch and enjoy!


On stage... Gablé

This band, noticed at Transmusicales festival in Rennes and MO'FO' at Mains d'Oeuvres - St Ouen, comes from a county dear to me, Normandy. They will play in Dijon on April 29th for the festival Kill your pop with Poni Hoax, Koudlam, High Places, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, among others. In the meantime we fly by Flèche d'Or to listen to them this Saturday April 3rd.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Idle hands are the devil's workshop - Pyjama party at Prescription Cocktail Club

What's a cool thing to do on a Sunday, when you're either hungover from the night before or really bored out of your mind? Well you could go to a cool pyjama party! And guess what, that's what my friends and I did. There's this great cocktail club, sort of a secret place called "Prescription Cocktail Club". It's located rue Mazarine in Paris' 6th district and they make p.r.e.t.t.y. good cocktails... And guess what we all had, yes, Bloody Marys the perfect cure for a hangover!
You should all come over next Sunday, we'll be there!
For more information, checkout their fb page here.
Pyjama parties hosted by Chi Chi Menendez and David Piper.

p.s.: Let's see whose the best Scrabble player.


Stay tuned... Blow my mind and I'll blow you

Playlist by Erika Tarbouriech and photo Lou by Marie Barray


Imagine all the People - Vivienne Westwood + Sonia Rykiel - Red Ladies rule the Couture

Who better to illustrate today what remains of irreverence and gaiety in the world of fashion. Each in their own way, the two red ladies continue to trust their own instincts and not slip into the new fashion/consumption formatted mold.They are pioneers in the art of leading a woman's life, creative, innovative and visionary, without any restrictions.Vivienne Westwood on her side, provoco-trash Queen, skillfully combining punk attitude and royal.
As for Sonia Rykiel, always jamming the tracks by exacerbating the image of a female child, the strong character of Paris shimmering and timeless, to our greatest pleasure.
If they are still on top today, it's precisely because they know not to betray themselves and stay close enough to their fans to create an unbreakable link.
They have not forgotten that the design industry was also to create fantasy, and people have more need than ever to dream.
It is not so superfluous to my taste that to slip on a dress and feel traveling or otherwise exist.
I sincerely thank these two ladies let us enter their world and allow us to display their dreams.

Vivienne Westwood is wearing:
total look Prada

lace umbrella

Sonia Rykiel is wearing:
teddy jacket Maje, denims jeans 7 For All Mankind, creepers shoes Sonia Rykiel

wear a canotier hat

By Maryama Luccioni


Thursday, March 25, 2010

In bed with... Anina

Paris 9th - March 10th 2010 - 07.00pm

+ What is your most cherished item?
+ Summer dresses +
+ What is missing to your wardrobe?
+ Sweaters +
+ What do you hate being contradicted on?
+ I don't care if people contradict me! +


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On stage... WHY?

WHY? - These Hands / January Twenty Something from anticon. on Vimeo.

The band from Cincinnatti, Ohio will play in Paris on March 25th at La Maroquinerie. Before his first year in high school Jonathan Wolf called Yoni, discovered an old 4-track in his father's synagogue and began to experiment musically. Later, his brother Josiah and Doug McDiarmid joined his project to form WHY?… For their third LP Alopecia, they asked fans to contribute photographs of their palms for the album's artwork. It was released on March 11th, 2008 to very positive reviews, with The Hollows as the first single and the excellent These Few Presidents. Two different european and US versions of the single were released featuring remixes and covers by Boards of Canada, Xiu Xiu or Islands, … on their respective issues. On September 22th, 2009 they released their fourth LP, entitled Eskimo Snow, Yoni Wolf described those new songs as "the least hip-hop out of anything I've ever been involved with". They perform live with Andrew Broder (guitar) and Mark Erickson (bass).
Here is the video of the two first tracks of Eskimo Snow, These Hands and January Twenty Something, listen and enjoy...

By Erika Tarbouriech

Stay tuned... And then we'll go to the drunk tank

Playlist by Erika Tarbouriech and photo by Matthew Oliver


Monday, March 22, 2010

Up and coming brand - Bandits by Sarah Tari

Paris 9th - March 12th 2010 - 3pm

Model: Crista


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Imagine all the People - Two supermodels, Two generations, One allure

Ha! Finally, I can take great delight in the comparison game. It took a few years so that I retain, as when I was a teenager, the first name of who is for me the "revival supermodel" yes, yes, so much ... drum roll: Lara Stone.
The words jostle: statuesque, busty, sexy, devastating, subjugating.
I assume here and definitely my bias in her favor. I set her up today besides Eva, a moment of silence, please ... just to see Eva always so amazing after years of loyal service as the "#1 supermodel". Eva is a concentrate of sex appeal and feline grace that consumes you in a smile and kills you in a glance. What eventually leads me to compare them, is that they are not alike physically, but rather share a look, an attitude, an aura. Transcended by Lara who now boasts a regular size, both wonderful and rare to emphasize, imperfect teeth for some and undeniable charm to me. But above all, a charismatic icon. In other words: "a foxy lady".

Lara Stone is wearing:
pink sorbet jumpsuit Preen, open toe sandal boots Balenciaga

fluorescent feather earrings

Eva Herzigova is wearing:
total look Miu Miu

Get the convertible out of the garage


Sunday, March 14, 2010

In bed with... Canelle

Paris 9th - March 13th 2010 - 10.00pm

+ What is your most cherished item?
+ My socks and stockings +
+ What is missing to your wardrobe?
+ Sneakers, as I only have high heels +
+ What do you hate being contradicted on?
+ Come on, I'm always right! +

Canelle was listening to F.R. David - Words


Love at first sight... Odessa by Caribou

The Canadian band comes back with a new opus called Swim due to be released on April 20th 2010. The first excerpt Odessa is hacked for the dancefloor. We always find the psychedelic atmosphere that characterizes them, but this time the hovering sound of Melody Day (on Andorra - August 2007) or joyful of Yeti (on The Milk Of Human Kindness - April 2005) gives way to a darker mood.
The leader Daniel Victor Snaith is quoted as saying that he chose the name Caribou while on an LSD trip with friends in the canadian wilderness. The former name was Manitoba but had to be changed in 2004 under threat of an american lawsuit by Richard "Handsome Dick" Manitoba, the stage name of The Dictators frontman Richard Blum, to Snaith's opinion it was like The Smiths suing John Smith or something...
He performs with Ryan Smith, Brad Weber and John Schmersal as the former bassist Andy Lloyd now plays with Born Ruffians.
They will play in Paris on April 23th at Point Ephémère - Paris.


Monday, March 8, 2010

On stage... Panda Bear

After Deakin on January 18th at Point Ephémère - Paris, the other founding member of Animal Collective Noah Lennox will be on stage at Cabaret Sauvage on March 10th with his solo project Panda Bear. For the record, he chose the name "Panda Bear" because he drew pictures of pandas as artwork on the recordings he made as a younger musician.
The next album is titled "Tomboy" and is due to be released in September 2010.
Here is a tune from his previous album "Person Pitch"... So listen and enjoy!


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Imagine all the People - New Era Divas

I've always been fascinated by the diva artist. Even going so far as to establish the fact that being a diva is an art in itself.
Inspired by the divas across all eras and styles, Maria Callas, Brigitte Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Jones, to name them, they represented to me, each in their own way, the quintessence of the star and its ultimate prize caprices, whims and delusions, but also their exceptional destiny.
Common to all these divas is that solar power, this halo of light around them.
There was a time when the diva played a bit on the same register, whether actress or singer, or often both.
Statuesque and glamorous woman, going around intellectuals, artists in the wind and people of high society, sometimes teaming up with powerful men, mostly married, perhaps by risk appetite, provocation or innocence ... Giving birth to great epics of passionate or exciting and destructive love, of course.
Today's diva is a woman who wants to show the world how much she's a self-made woman, she alone is master of her destiny and architect of her success.
At the edge of "control freak", she keeps an eye on everything related to her image and her work.
Still as crazy, playing with the most current codes, they abandon now, the fragile and candid side of yesteryear's diva.
Timing question you might ask... "The woman is a man like others", they are there to show us.

Lady Gaga is wearing:
outfit Rochas, hat Borsalino, bag Céline

If you're not in the mood for hanging out half naked, try bleached denim bloomers

Ebony Bones is wearing:
headpiece Tsumori Chisato, dress Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, purse Miu Miu, shoes Bleach

Golden Indian jewelery and short denim jacket