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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Moar Boots

So, I bought shoes. Boots to be exact. At Gravity Pope (because I need a new pair of boots and because GP is the best and they are having a crazy sale right now). Above GP nappa desert boots and below les lolitas almond toe soft leather boots. (I wanted to get thigh-highs but the ones I want were proving just too difficult to find, alas, maybe next year).

the Photographer and the Surgeon

While back in Vancouver for a couple of days I was fortunate enough to go to the opening of the Geoffrey Farmer show, 'The Photographer and the Surgeon' at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery. The gallery is in an alley just east of main and north of first. Its only distinguishing detail is one of several new text-based, public art pieces in the city. It reads, "stay away from lonely places."

Inspired by Aby Warburg’s Memory Atlas Geoffrey Farmer has created 365 (one for every day of a year) puppets/sculptures using material and magazine cut outs. Each figure can be viewed from multiple angles, giving a different interpretation and look each time. I took pictures of two of the figures from either side to give an idea of the differences (and similarities) within one piece.

Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Golden Globes Favorites

So, the 2010 Golden Globes were last night. While I wish that the Hurt Locker would have won either director or best picture over Avatar I recognize that Hollywood's going to go with the crap, flash-bang, obvious choice. At this point I've given up hope that award shows will consistently recognize the best films. Acting prizes usually go to actors for a body of work (same for directors) and Best Picture is usually kind of a joke (Avatar like Titanic is a visually stunning movie but as far as script and storyline go-extremely corny).

So, let's concentrate on something Hollywood usually gets right, the fashion! Red carpet season has arrived and with it comes many a pretty frock.
At the 2010 Golden Globes I saw a lot of colour this year (yay!) and also a lot of one-shoulder dresses. Let's hope the ladies continue to pick interesting outfits...can't wait to see what some of them will be wearing to the Oscars!
Just one more thing: In case you don't know who the ladies who appear in this post are (from top to bottom) Marion Cotillard, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dianna Agron (of Glee) & Diane Kruger.

(remember this dress? It's Christian Lacroix couture, a previous red carpet suggestion made by yours truly ;o)

As for the dress I didn't like, this year I really didn't like Tina Fey's dress or Drew Barrymore's despite Stylehog naming her best dressed (why did it need to have that bejeweled pouf on her hip-it looked like a gem-encrusted puss ball/adnormal growth-yuck!)

Thanks for the photos

Friday, January 08, 2010

Mid-season hockey musings

I love the Canucks. I've been especially impressed with the way they have been playing as of late. It seems that ever since Vingault took over they have been slowly improving at playing a full 60 minutes of hockey, not sitting on leads (and not giving up when they're playing terribly) and playing with grit and determination no matter what the score. After Mitchell clipped Salo with his stick they were down to three D-men while on the penalty kill and still they did not give up, did not make any stupid plays. However, I think it's a little ridiculous to assume that based on the way they are playing that we will win the cup. I'll reserve my playoff predictions until I see the way they play on their upcoming epic road odyssey.

Also, as I've said for the last 2 years, the Blackhawks are looking mighty fine.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Infectious Pop Music

I've loved Annie for a long time but I have been listening to Don't Stop a lot lately (along with CFCF's Continental). Forget Ke~dollarsign~sha and the like and listen to Annie.

Other notable songs are the mellow When the Night, super catchy I Can't Let Go and the Madonna-esque Song Reminds Me of You.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Grey Leather Boots

I love you.
but seriously, $725?! I don't think so.