Meet Karelle Levy, the designer for KRELwear, a sassy knitwear line unlike any you’ve seen. Karelle is also the ringleader of a traveling Burlesque party which she happened to host last night during Miami’s swim week. The party was held inside our spa at The Standard, Miami, after closing hours. Guests were told to wear as little as possible.
We decided to grab a hold of this busy lady that evening. She was running around like a mama bear trying to get her girls on stage in time… but we managed to sneak a few questions backstage …
It seems these shoes are poppin’ up on the feet of the most stylish ladies. Behold the Robert Clergerie straw shoes, as seen in Olivier Zahm’s Purple Diary website on the feet of Annabelle Dexter Jones at the Hotel Amour, Paris.
(Annabelle Dexter Jones, Paris)
Another pair was spotted on the feet of Mara Hoffman’s assistant during Miami’s Swim shows last week. Stay tuned for coverage of the lovely array of bikini designers featured in Miami Beach during our travels to The Standard Spa, Miami Beach.
(Mara Hoffman Backstage, Miami)
Read about Robert Clergerie’s Straw shoe collection at Vogue Daily.
Here’s a graphic by Christopher Wright entitled Known Pleasures. According to the retail website, the design is “a Tribute to Joy Division’s most famous record and tossing off in the morning” explains the clothier African Apparel. We love a good concept flipped on its head.
This band is somewhat of a cross between Crosby Stills & Nash mixed with Simon & Garfunkle… with a whole lot of soul of their own too.
Read more on the band at Fleet Foxes. The wonderfully eerie video for “White Winter Hymnal” is directed by Sean Pecknold. It has sort of a hypnotizing effect. See for yourself. Definitely a band to keep your eyes on…
We can’t stop thinking of the mirrors at the Top of The Standard at The Standard, New York when looking at Orson Welles’ Lady from Shanghai. The film’s tagline reads: “One who keeps his nature keeps his original nature in the end”….. Just a beautiful moment of inspiration.
(Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in Lady from Shanghai, 1947)
Today’s graphic is a Periodic Table of Swearing… breaking down cussing to a science.
These signed Giclee prints are a limited edition of 100 — Dimensions: 42 cm x 59.4cm — but this particular series is sold out by now… sorry. To read all the fine details in this graphic, click into the Modern Toss website, and then click into the poster itself to enlarge the image.
Stay tuned for the new colored edition to be sold on the same site.
Big jam sessions are awesome. They are so pure and honest, unable to hide behind the slick graphics and special effects of a high budget music video. The band is called Morning Benders, and they assembled their closest friends in San Francisco to sing this tune.
Please watch the video all the way to the very last second where lead singer, Chris, discusses reconciling love in all degrees — from the very first butterflies to seeking a lifelong partner. It’s short, sweet, and heartfelt. Enjoy this magic studio session.
It’s lovely to hear a song so raw. Antony & The Johnsons is one of the rare poets of our day. This song, “Epilespy is Dancing” is one that grabs a hold of us, tickles our curiosity, and cuts us somewhere inside. You’ll hear this little heartbreaking tune score the melancholic Miami sunset at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach.
Epilepsy is dancing
Shes the Christ now departing And Im finding my rhythm As I twist in the snow
All the metal burned in me Down the brain of my river That fire was searching For a waterway home
I cry glitter is love! My eyes pinned inside With green jewels Hanging like Christmas stars From a golden vein
As I came to a screaming Hold me while Im dreaming For my fingers are curling And I cannot breathe
Then I cried in the kitchen How Id seen your ghost witching As a soldering blue line Between my eyes
I cry glitter is love! My eyes Pinned inside Sea green jewels Hanging like Christmas stars From a golden vein
Cut me in quadrants Leave me in the corner Oh now its passing Oh now Im dancing
Harry Benson lived a charmed life. In his 70’s now, Harry photographed a broad range of topics from politicians to celebrities. Today he lives and works out of New York. His body of work spans 50 years.