Ever since that Calvin Klein Billboard , BAM, hit me in the face I’ve been reminiscing about the simplicity of the original Calvin Klein ads. I miss them. Everything is so overdone these days. To really cut through it would have been better to get back to basics rather than shocking my Grandma with a threesome involving a 15 year old. So I went on a hunt. Look what I found.
I tried to find more of this campaign. Because I JUST ADORE it. But I could only track down Vincent Gallo & Kate Moss. Anyone know of any more?
These more modern ones take from the original ads. Which I just love. But, for some reason they just don’t have the same edge. They scream sex to me. The originals scream intensity. Except for Brooke Sheilds. That just screams BLUE LAGGOOOON.
My blog-a-log as been down for a while. And I was meant to post this interview about a month and a half ago. But couldn’t due to cyberspace suction. So. I’m presuming that Weenie & Gina’s playlist has been updated. And they’ve had their Strummer drinks. But what hasn’t changed is how hot their range is. Gina and Edwina (AKA Weenie) met, fell in love and started designing sexy clothes together. Oh sorry. Not lesbian love. Fashion love. ‘We have a very similar aesthetic and both share a love of vintage clothing, music and art; we gave each other the confidence to just get started and go for it.’
They began by making a range available to family & friends and then in A/W 2009 they launched their first line titled ‘along the path and’. It’s available in store at Ourmishmash, Bracewell Penny Arcade (NSW), Violent Green, Meow Meow (QLD) and Emporia (WA). And ONLINE at The Grand Social. But now, down to business.
What’s on you right now?
I’m in front of sex and the city in my addidas trackies and ugg boots…. Prob not the best time to answer this Q!
What’s on the top of your love list?
Bill Gibbs fashion and fantasy book
What’s on your playlist at the moment?
Junior boys new album, Late of the Pier, FrYars, The Beatles is always on the play list!, Peter Bjorn and John, Bat for Lashes
What’s on your coat hanger for Sat night?
We are having our Strummer drinks for all of our friends, so I will definitely be wearing something from our new SS09/10 Collection.
What’s on your must have list for this winter?
hmmmmm, haven’t actually thought about it- I really really need a new bag- I am hoping to hunt down a big beautiful vintage leather bag.
What’s on the catwalks at the moment that will translate onto the streets?
Tapered trousers and pretty pretty blouses.
What’s on your mode of transport?
Nothing but a whole lot of dust- my poor car really needs a wash!
What’s on your wall?
Photos from the booth at Curtain House, sketches of our new range, tear sheets of shoots we LOVE, a painting from Bondi markets that I bought years and years ago.
What’s on your face?
Makeup. I use amazing base mineral make up, mascara and a little black liquid eyeliner.
What’s on your toast?
Vegemite and butter! No other spread comes close.
Because of you. Even if I do cheat a little when I do the moonwalk.
TOUCH ME NOW. This billboard is incredible. Incredibly rude. Incredibly sexy. And incredibly wrong. But so so so right. Thanks to Stan for putting me on to it.
So. I’m breaking some rules this weekend. I haven’t quite figured out what they are yet. Maybe I’ll reverse the order in which I eat my meals. Well. You know. That could work since I’ve been having breakfast for dinner a lot anyway. Hehe.