Photo scan from V
31 March 2009
27 March 2009
26 March 2009
Following on Digitalism who kicked off the Tabloid series, we now give free reins to Phoenix for an unlikely yet amazing compilation. The boys have gathered some rarities that have changed their life. So here comes the most sentimental and melodic record ever released on Kitsuné, and possibly the most pundit and antique too, with some gems going back to the fifties.
A stylish musical present from one of the greatest French bands which spearheads its forthcoming album to be released this spring. Contains exclusive and rare tracks from, KISS, DIRTY PROJECTORS, THE RED CRAYOLA THE IMPRESSIONS, CHRIS BELL ROXY MUSIC, THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS, D'ANGELO TANGERINE DREAM, URGE OVERKILL LÔ BORGES, IGGY POP & JAMES WILLIAMSON DENNIS WILSON, IRMA THOMAS, RITCHIE VALENS DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, LOU REED...
Preorder via www.colette.fr
22 March 2009
20 March 2009
COS - Collection of Style
HAUTE FASHION ON THE HIGH STREET
COS is the new fashion concept for men and women; bringing you the design flair and quality of high fashion at ground level prices. With COS fashion aspiration is no longer an elitist affair.
COS involves fashion essentials, re-invented classics and the latest trends. Be that razor-sharp city tailoring; a sophisticatedly hip cocktail dress; a clean-cut polo shirt; sumptuous cashmere or the perfect skinny black trouser. COS heralds good design where garments come spliced with a wink of character - a subtle design twist that lends items an individualist edge.
Quality is paramount at COS, from the fabrics, fit and finish of the garments to the unique William Russell designed COS stores. And new COS pieces will appear in-store almost everyday, so you'll always find something new and inspiring to wear.
19 March 2009
18 March 2009
17 March 2009
Silence Is Wild CD / LP (11/04/08)
Having come out of a year of isolation, Frida Hyvönen paired up once again with Swedish producer Jari Haapalainen in Stockholm's famous Atlantis studio and made her second full-length Silence Is Wild -- due November 4th, 2008 on Secretly Canadian. Whereas Hyvönen's 2006 debut Until Death Comes was lean and percussive with her distinctive oompah-styled piano and direct lyrics, Silence Is Wild stretches her voice across lush arrangements of piano, strings, choirs, and synths.
Piano-based antecedents and contemporaries such as Carole King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Plush, and Antony and the Johnsons generally feel like appropriate touchstones for discussing the Swedish singer-songwriter's recorded work. Lyrically, however, Hyvönen is in more open waters, as she forges her own stylistic path as a songwriter. "December", for instance, is a simple -- almost banal -- song about abortion that has been utterly stripped of emotion and showcases her distinct talent for political & social ambivalence. On "Pony" she flips the Smog classic "I Break Horses" on its head. Bill Callahan's confidence bristled on the latter as he sang "I break horses / I don't tend to them / I break horses / They seem to come to me / Asking to be broken / They seem to run to me." On Silence Is Wild's "Pony", Hyvönen sings:
The stable is where you learn to
be in charge and not take shit
Dressed to the occasion
leather boots and a stiff black whip
I don't even have to use it!
I just hold it like this;
my pony knows when she sees it
that does she not behave
she will get to taste it
On Silence is Wild, Hyvönen continues to take an utterly modern approach to classic songwriting forms: blending the confessional with the fictional; mixing wit with a sexuality that shifts from the refined to the raw; all the while using language which dances effortlessly between the timeless and the contemporary, referencing high art and pop culture in a transcendent manner which masterfully puts Hyvönen at the top of a new international class of singer-songwriters.
Dirty Dancing : Enemy Within : Highway 2 U : London! : My Cousin : Science : Scandinavian Blonde : December : Birds : Pony : Sic Transit Gloria : Oh Shanghai : Why Do You Love Me So Much
TOKYO - Jil Sander is making her long-awaited comeback - but in a fast-fashion way.
The German designer is on the brink of signing a "design consulting agreement" to oversee the men's and women's apparel at Japanese retail giant Uniqlo, according to a well-placed source. Sander and executives from Uniqlo's parent company Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., have called a press conference here Tuesday to outline the terms of the deal.