Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Crush of the Week - Andrew Mukamal

Morning guys, it’s crush of the week time.

This time it’s about ueber fashionisto / style icon / trendiest New Yorker / shame-he’s-gay stylist Andrew Mukamal. I have developed some sort of obsession with his style, his voice, his hair and his jewellery. Andrew is totes crush worthy because he’s funny, daring and bold. Not many guys can believably pull off full-length leather skirts and asymmetrical tops and still look good.

Also look at his shoe cabinet, how could I not love him?

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

104 Words

Some things hurt more than shoes and boys.

Going to bed at 10 pm is the new staying out till 4.30 am.

Occasionally it can be good to high five yourself in the brain. You should try it.

True joy is in progress.

Circle Jerks – band – YES! Circle Jerks – boys – NO!

When you are the most happening person at a party, it’s time to leave.

One size fits all doesn’t always fit all, if you know what I mean.

If there’s a will, there’s a way.

It’s important to remember that karma is a bitch. So behave.

A problem shared is a problem halved.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The Unlikely Lads

Guys, today’s the day that I’ll talk about unlikely lads. Yes it’s well easy to fancy that hot guy in that hot band, who always hangs out with the coolest people at the coolest parties. But isn’t it way more interesting to actually have a closer look at the underdog type guy next to him, the kid who isn’t the centre of attention, or the most beautiful person, but who still has that certain je ne sais quoi that makes him appealing?

Well I think it is. Hence today’s post about people that don’t initially seem to fall into my ‘hottie’ category yet still do. Recently my friends have been getting into some strange things like fancying midgets, fancying anybody that is remotely nice to them or like me fancying that really gothic looking heroin addict who loves wearing bondage outfits from Rick Owens. Really? Really. What is going on?

So here's my top three list of unlikely lads to legitimately have a very likely crush on.

Dominic Monaghan

Yes, the minute Hobbit guy, who also plays Charlie from hit series Lost. What made me really go for this one though is the Eminem video for ‘Love The Way You Lie’. The intensity in his eyes, the anger in his body. Swoosh. I know his teeth are totally wonky and he is far away from what could be called a Hollywood sex-symbol, but he is just that kind of guy that you wanna take out for an ice cream and a bike ride. Plus his tattoos are hot.

That brings me right to my second unlikely lad.


I know you are gonna say that girl’s crazy, but I’ve had a soft spot for Eminem from the very beginning despite all his apparent misogyny, craziness or violent outbursts. I think Em is a really thoughtful, profound and passionate guy, who tends to be too honest about his innermost feelings which obviously leaves him vulnerable in the public domain. He has an amazing and unique lyrical talent and I’d rather listen to someone who puts his all into his outspoken lyrics than endure yet another manufactured bland boy band’s wailings. He’s a doting dad and an extremely sensitive guy and despite his tough exterior, this guy has feelings and expresses them, too. Em – call me one day. We can hang and listen to Yelawolf.

David Guetta

I know this is the most shocking (and humiliating) pick for several reasons. I am not into old men. He’s 43 years old or something. I am not into shit music. He produces it. I’m not into French guys at all. He’s their ultimate role model. I despise anyone who thinks Ed Hardy is chic. David Guetta thinks Ed Hardy is the ultimate style choice. For God’s sake he wears sunglasses at night. Bleurgh. But somehow I still cannot help it, the Guetta gets me every time. Pulsating Euro techno rhythms, really sleazy videos, air-punching and that French accent, it’s a guilty pleasure thing. Forgive me. Please.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Former Ghosts

Loving Former Ghosts at the moment. It’s the collaborative project of Freddy Ruppert featuring Zola Jesus, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart and Yasmine Kittles of Tearist. And we all know how much I love EVERYTHING that Zola Jesus does.

Take a look at the video for lead single ‘New Orleans’ which does advocate smoking (BOOO) but which is aesthetically and lyrically beautiful. “It’s my fault, I fell in love in the first place.” and “ If you need the sea, take it with you.” Tear.

Bleak. Haunting. Heart-felt. Expansive. Radiating. Emotional. Endless. Frantic. Sad. Intense. I’ll be onto this when it comes out.

Laters, Linda

Monday, 20 September 2010

Crush of the Week - Kelly Cutrone

Hiya guys, I know I originally introduced this as 'boy crush' of the week, but how 'un-feminist' would that be? So the second crush of the week that I am officially introducing to you today is Kelly Cutrone. I adore Kelly, not only because her reality TV show is the best thing on TV, not only because her PR agency is one of the best on the planet, but also because she speaks her mind, she is strong and she doesn't give a fuck what other people might think about her and rightly so. She is a business woman and a mother. She is the epitome of the modern woman and I admire her. I collated this list of quotes which shows why Kelly Cutrone deserves to be the crush of the week, if not the crush of the year.

“If you have to cry, go outside.”

“If you’re sensitive and someone hurts your feelings, I don’t give a fuck. This is not group therapy.”

“This is why my charming personality makes things happen.”

“You can fake your way to the table, but ultimately you have to learn how to eat.”

“As you're saying hello to your dreams, you’re saying goodbye to everything you were programmed to do. “

“After all, you can't truly be happy if you've never known pain. You can't truly feel joy if you've never felt heartbreak. You can't know what it's like to be filled unless you've been empty.”

“So, the last guy that broke up with me was like, ‘You wanna know what? If you get your own TV show, you should call it Kell On Earth. Because that’s what it was like living with you.’ And I was like, ‘I really wanna cry, but I have to run upstairs and go trademark the name so I can get my own show on Bravo.’”

“I think that people hate women. And I don’t think they like powerful women, and I think it really goes back to Salem, I really do. I think it really goes back to this concept of, you know, hysterical coming from uterus. In Christianity, Mary gets pregnant on her own, she doesn’t even get fucked.”

Kelly - I salute you!