Pre Paris

Fashion, books, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, culture and myself. In no specific order.

Bart Simpson Fashion World

Posted 2012-03-25 19:33:06 | Views: 13,763

Bart Threads. 

Everything seems to look a little better when you add The Simpsons somewhere. Found this fabulous picture over at the New York blog - Art from Behind. Kathy Grayson runs the art world/life based blog and she is founder of The Hole gallery. 

Black Skull Blouse.

Posted 2012-03-23 22:37:26 | Views: 23,210




Skull blouse bought at the Fashion District in LA
H&M faux leather shorts (Similar style can be found here)
Shiek shoes c/o from 6 months back. I think they might be sold out already. :-(
Tory Burch bracelet (can be found here)
Aldo neon pink clutch (can be found here)
Karma necklace (can be found here)


Hassan Kinley Portrait of Valissa Yoe

Posted 2012-03-14 19:37:17 | Views: 15,653

Prada Eyes 

Photo by Hassan Kinley of Valissa Yoe with shoes from Prada. 

Ugly Fashion

Posted 2012-03-14 18:30:05 | Views: 17,793

"What a deformed thief this fashion is" 





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Barbara Kruger: Your Body Is A Battleground

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Barbara Kruger is one of my favorites. 

Marilyn Monroe's Photographer - Milton Greene

Posted 2012-03-13 13:53:41 | Views: 31,653

Marilyn Monroe

Milton H. Greene took some of the most beautiful photographs of Marilyn during their association from 1953 to 1957. He really did capture some of the most iconic photos of her. Apparently he took about 5,000 photos of the blonde vixen. Wow! 

Milton Greene

Greene first encountered Marilyn Monroe on assignment for Look Magazine. They quickly became close friends and ultimately formed their own film production company. Monroe lived with Greene and his family in their Connecticut farmhouse. During this period, Greene captured some of the most famous photographs taken of Monroe. During their four years together, Greene photographed Monroe in 52 photographic sessions, including the famous "Black Sitting".


How They Met...

Laura Allard-Fleischl Makes Love

Posted 2012-03-09 22:30:53 | Views: 15,083

Love <3

Laura Allard-Fleischl's photo work is amazing. I can't get enough. I just keep finding more and more gems. She also  has a great blog called Pony Hunter. Yay!

Via: Flickr

Quinta Witzel for Nylon (Mar. 2012)

Posted 2012-03-08 13:16:36 | Views: 14,220


By Justin Hollar for Nylon March 2012

Pink LadyQuinta Witzel sports pastel spring looks for Justin Hollar’s colorful images featured in Nylon’s March issue. Garbed in ladylike pieces from labels such as Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton and Chanel selected by stylist James Rosenthal, Quinta keeps a laid-back attitude with pink hair Martin-Christopher Harper and flawless makeup by Natasha Smee. / Manicurist by Kelly B

Libertine - Spring/Summer 2012

Posted 2012-02-06 00:18:57 | Views: 13,418
white, black, and a few other colours to design a collection owned by graphic prints: stripes, circles, graphs, flowers, and words combine together freely even on accessories. Many are also overlapped so that the layers of different fabrics, at times embellished by shimmery sequin appliqués, create the silhouette. Silk outfits, woolen cloth coats, and organza and tulle volumes attract attention thanks to their bold graphic designs and intense contemporariness

mini, midi, and maxi

white, black, ivory, butter, midnight blue, blood red

silk, satin, strass, chiffon, jersey, cotton, shantung, sequins, woolen cloth, lace, organza, tulle

tapered, hourglass, bell, flared, straight

printed gloves; fantasy platform ankle-boots; flat printed clutches; fantasy nylons and short socks; sandals with wedges in fantasy prints; rattan and patent leather trim; canvas shopper bags

by Barbara Sini

Libertine Spring Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection

Source: Vogue

Hirst: Explains the Spot Paintings

Posted 2012-02-05 10:23:26 | Views: 79,308

A rhinestone-wearing Damien Hirst explains the theory and thought behind his infamous spot paintings in the latest short from filmmaker Matt Black. The legendary British artist, made famous by submerging mammals in formaldehyde and creating jaw-droppingly expensive jewel-encrusted skulls, has become one of the most prolific and lucrative names in contemporary art. The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986-2011, his series of 331 white canvasses imbued with rows of multicolored dots, are currently on display at all 11 of mega-gallerist Larry Gagosian’s sites around the globe. Manufactured largely by Hirst’s army of assistants, the paintings range in size and detail, with the most recent, completed in 2011, containing some 25,781 spots each 1mm in diameter; no single color is ever repeated on a canvas. Black first encountered Hirst’s hyper-symmetrical series in the mid 1990s, and found that his opinion on the works slowly developed from ambivalence to fascination. “When you are in a room full of them, they are overwhelming and disturbing; these dots staring at you creates a real sense of anxiety,” says Black. “His work always has an aggressiveness, and these are no exception.”

Damien Hirst: On the Spot





The Industrious Art Star Occupies Gagosian Galleries

Worldwide with His Complete Spot Paintings