BYT: Bassnectar

Peep this... Lorin Ashton, bka Bassnectar came through DC, and left me feeling the bodily aches and pains days later — I happen to like the blurb BYT pulled for my article so much, I'll use it here. "The smoke, the haze, the strobes, the lasers, the stench of drugs and sweat… it gives me new life — I know I'm not alone in this, so save the shade for the summer." Now get your fine (or wannabe fine) self on over to the website (click the pic), check out my review and leave me some comment love... and there are more amazing photos from our photog Jeff like the one above.

[Photo via Jeff Martin/BYT]


BYT: Dirty Beaches

Not your average man with a guitar, Dirty Beaches put on a show which should be likened more to a silent film than a concert. As if the wind blew him in from some distant land, he came like a ghost in the intimate space of DC9. One can't help but create mind movies as his Elvis-like vocals and rhythmic chaos are sent out like sonic disciples. I know I've said a lot without saying much at all, but in truth, Dirty Beaches is an experience that can only be understood by experiencing it. In other words, you needed to be there — but since you weren't, check out my BYT review of his show (click the image)... and feel welcome to comment!

[Photo via Stephanie Breijo/BYT]


BYT: Dirty Beaches (Interview)

Peep my interview with Alex Hungtai, the genius behind Dirty Beaches — if you haven't listened to his stuff yet, then get familiar! As always, click the image for the article, and leave love in the form of comments. He's playing DC9 tonight, and I can't wait — just trying to get over this cold first... no bueno.

BYT: Mary J Blige

Yup, DC finally got a Fillmore... and yup, R&B Diva Mary J Blige was there to ring in its arrival. She was pretty awesome, I gotta say the woman can sing circles around most, and her spirit on stage is truly genuine. Click the photo to check out my BYT review of her performance, and while you're there, feel welcome to comment — I love it when you comment, lol.

[Photo via Katherine Gaines/BYT]


BYT: Toro y Moi

So I got to see Toro y Moi (he played the Black Cat); it was pretty awesome. I wrote a review, because I had to (...yah, that rhyme was intentional). Anyway, peep my coverage; if you're feeling generous, leave a comment. As always, click the pic for the article.

...I'm having dinner hence the brevity of this post...
— and other reasons —

[Photo via Franz Mahr/BYT]


Photo: ...A Beautiful Mine

Jon Hamm & Catherine McNeil x Mario Testino
US Vogue Dec 2008

music: "A Beautiful Mine" (Mad Men Theme Song) — RJD2


Click here for the rest of the editorial...
it's pretty boring, but the styling is nice.


Fashion: Vogue Australia Oct 2011

Personally, I'm not a fan of Arizona Muse, but as her last name proclaims, she's been the model muse of 2011 since her breakout season back during the fw11 shows. Here she is on not one, not two, but three alternate covers for Australian Vogue's October issue. Photographed by Kai Z. Feng, styled by Naomi Smith, she looks extremely fresh with her hair slicked back, barely there makeup, and simple styling. I have to admit, despite her having only one look [she does this blank stare; it's her beauty that makes it work] she is growing on me. It began with her September 2011 cover for Vogue Korea (shot by Victor Demarchelier — yes, he's the son of Patrick) which made me begin to pay attention. With NYFW just around the corner, there's bound to be a new 'IT' model, so I'm not to worried about being tardy to the Arizona Party; but there's no denying how good she looks here. Preview her other covers after the jump.

[Images via Fashion Gone Rogue]