The ‘childhood’ around my neck.

Photo from wmagazine.com

Photo from wmagazine.com

It might just be me – or so it seems like it – but “Where the Wild Things Are” wasn’t a milestone in my childhood.

Nope, it was the near-infinite amount of episodes of the Sailor Moon series on Cartoon Network (and later online when I found out Cartoon Network censored the subject content of the original storyline), as well as my stellar Pokemon card collection. Might I also boast about the hologram Charizard card I owned, then proclaimed the rarest card you can obtain for your collection? I was a crazed Otaku back in the day.

Since the release of the trailer for the children book-turned-movie directed by the sizzling Spike Jonze, I swear I heard everyone and their dogs proclaim that this book defines their childhood. I’m sure it’s true, but I”m sure others are blindly jumping on the bandwagon parading the same thing. Maybe it’s an American thing.

Anyhoo, the director recently collaborated on a jewelry line with Opening Ceremony in homage of his upcoming film and the results are as beautiful and detailed as the film’s cinematography. I’m personally bananas over the necklace I posted above, which I find to be more of a timeless piece than some quirky novelty with a life-span of two (fashion) seasons.

Unfortunately I can’t say the same about this piece.

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The ‘Prada Devil’ herself gives the facts

Young Anna looking quite modest in her youth.

Young Anna looking quite modest in her youth.

If you can’t handle the hour and ten minutes that’s separating you from the long awaited Anna Wintour interview on Letterman, it looks like those manning his website has relieved some of the itch.

Click here for a 2:17 snippet of her interview, airing tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET. I’m currently waiting for the video to buffer, but I can assure you that it’ll be something.

Edit: A great quote from the clip revealing the slight snarkiness between the personalities of Letterman and Wintour. Maybe it’s wit mixed with sarcasm, but Wintour’s eyes reveal a pair of freshly sharpened daggers waiting to strike.

Letterman: Have you ever put somebody in a headlock?

Wintour: Maybe you.

Loved it.

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An outlook into fashion, pushing ‘motivational’ to the edge

Blimey!

Blimey!

This transparent gown is tailored for no one but instead for the ‘Dress Code’ Exhibit, which is now showing at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, N.Y.

This artistic critism toward the fashion world’s intimidating¬† – and questionable – perspective on beauty was designed by Maureen Conner, who named this piece “Thinner Than You.” Duly noted.

“Thinner Than You” displays alongside a handful of other masterpieces by other artists. Each piece conveys its artist’s suggestion, which The Moment blog states “is not just a means to express personal identity but also a way to convey a wide range of global ideas, from war to economics to religion.”

More information can be found on the aforementioned blog.

Can you imagine the sea’s worth of bickering over the above piece? Personally, I love it. Lets put an end to unhealthy diets by showcasing the impossible.

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A leak of “The September Issue”

Photo provided by Collider.com

Photo provided by Collider.com

Rewind back to 2007 and check out this first look at “The September Issue”, a documentary the 840-page colossal — the biggest Vogue issue yet. Lots of Anna praising, Anna disapproving and great side profiles of the “Modonna” of fashion, according to Thakoon.

Click here for the clip.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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At the Drive-In to reunite?!

Photo provided.

Photo provided.

In a recent interview, The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala discussed the current state of members in At the Drive-In. Judging from this quote, the answer to the ultimate question, “Will At the Drive-In ever reunite and play a show?” is not a definite yes… but it’s not a no either:

“…We’ve been making amends with a lot of the members and having some really good talks with them. And we’ve been trying to get our financial business in order because a lot of people have been ripping off that band really badly…as far as the business side goes. I wouldn’t mind it. Y’know, it might happen, we just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we’ve dealt with already and I’ve apologized for a lot of things I’ve said and the way it ended…we’ll see what happens.”

Fans of Texas energetic rock machines will have to be on the edge of their seats a little longer as the story unfolds.

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THE TEST: Aveeno NOURISH+condition leave-in treatment

Aveeno leave-in treatment. Photo provided.

Aveeno leave-in treatment. Photo provided.

I was stunned upon discovering this product a few weeks ago at a local Krogers, while hunting down for a leave-in treatment for my straightening iron-abused hair. The Aveeno NOURISH+Condition leave-in treatment is part of Aveeno’s brand new haircare line, which according to the package and multiple sources, promises to show results in just three days of usage. I couldn’t find a bottle of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Night Cream Serum Overnight Formula (takes a breather) in any drug stores in my town, so I settled for this one instead.

I was naive enough to purchase this base on packaging and brand association, but I’ve always praised Aveeno for manageable and effective products, so this had to be equally amazing, right?

Well, not really. First off, I’ll get into the product’s gimmick so you’ll get the gist of the line’s intentions. Aveeno boasts the usage of their Active Naturals wheat complex formula, which according to In the Makeup’s summary, is a blend of wheat germ oil and wheat protein. The way this “technology” works is by depositing protein to the weak, damaged follicles in your hair. These proteins are allegedly non-soluble in water, so it stays in your hair even after a good scrub.

For the past few weeks, I’ve sprayed a few mists of this into my hair after my traditional shampoo+conditioner routine, and I’ve discovered some pros and cons of this product during my experience. While the subtle sweetness of its scent and slick texture is enough to convince you into fully believing the product, my opinion started to change as the day progressed. Without blow drying, it leaves build-up and can feel sticky at times, but it’s much worse when the weather calls for humidity. Also, there hasn’t been drastic changes in my hair since I’ve used this leave-in — but that could be because I blow dry and straighten my hair now and then.

The product, however, makes a good pre-blow conditioner. When I do blow dry and straighten, my hair becomes soft and stays straight. It also added a nice sheen to it, though don’t count on this product to smooth out split ends. I’m considering purchasing the shampoo and conditioner in this line sometime in the near future and see if the product works best with the rest of line.

Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 (without the rest of the line)

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Earache unveils album art for Municipal Waste’s fourth release

Massive Aggressive album art. Photo provided by Earache

"Massive Aggressive" album art. Photo provided by Earache

After taking a nice, appreciative look at this cover, I came to a conclusion that the decaying countenance of the cover’s subject is the infamous Eddie in his recent stage of dissolvance: longer hair, upper mouth and nose completely dissolved, several layers of muscle tissues remain in tact, etc.

I wonder if that was intentional on cover artist Andrei Bouzikov’s part. In a press release from Earache, Tony Foresta mentioned the designing process, in which the direction of the album art laid parallel to the musical “change” in direction:

“We knew we wanted to stray away from the traditional painted covers that so many new ‘Thrash’ bands seemed to be doing since Hazardous Mutations came out.”

If Iron Maiden was on their mind and their music — and I’m not confirming that it is — then it clearly shows on the cover. Nevertheless, I do want to applaud the back-to-basic, raw sketching detail embellished on the subject and its victims. It’s certainly not Photoshop art, and I find that refreshing and respectable for a band in their position.

Municipal Waste’s fourth full-length “Massive Aggressive” is set to come out August 25th. They’ll be rocking Europe later this month, but will conquer LA with Trap Them before taking off.

Source: Earache

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