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buckycee asked: Are you writing the "style suction" as well? I love it because all those phony trend pieces send my eyes rolling so far back I can see my brain.


Answer:

I am not, my friend Chris Sprigman is writing them. But I am having a blast drawing them.

— 3 hours ago with 1 note
Who does your publicist call when you have an angular face, pouty lips, and have been busted for ecstasy possession and resisting arrest? →

stylesuction:

Like, duh? If your publicist is worth the four figures your agent is paying her, she immediately calls the NY Times Style Section. Which, because the client has an angular face and pouty lips, immediately dispatches a reporter. In this case, the reporter is Marisa Meltzer, heretofore notable chiefly for penning a relentlessly mocked trend piece on the return of pubic hair.  No additional punchline necessary.

So what’s the article about? Well, from the perspective of Sky Ferreira’s publicist, it’s about reminding the world that Sky Ferreira does a lot of stuff other than take ecstasy and get arrested. Because Sky Ferreira is, above anything else, an early-stage business model based on the prospect of endorsement deals. No one ever threatened to cancel an endorsement contract with drunk, drug-addled Kate Moss. But as Sky Ferreira’s publicist reminds herself every morning as she grimaces at her reflection in the bathroom mirror, Sky Ferreira is no Kate Moss. 

What does the Style Section get out of this? I admit to being mystified. Maybe the Times respects Sky Ferreira’s accomplishments? Mmmm … possible, I suppose. But much more likely if Sky Ferreira was actually good at any of the “many roles” named in the Times article.

Sky Ferreira is indeed a musician, with the voice of a modestly talented 15-year-old. And she shares co-writing credit on a number of the songs she’s recorded. Here are the lyrics from "One", which stand as some of her best work to date:

You don’t know just how to start me up, 
don’t know how to get me going now. 
(now, now, now, now, now, now, now, now) 

Something’s wrong between the two of us, 
I’m not a robot but I feel like one. 
(one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one, one) 
One, two, three, four -

We learn from these lyrics that Sky Ferreira is not a robot, and therefore she does not have a easily-accessible “ON” button. Also that she can count to four — although she does appear to have some trouble remembering the number that comes after one.

Which brings us to Sky Ferreira’s principal occupation — modeling. We learn from the Times piece that Ferreira has emerged as a “kind of muse” to Yves St. Laurent design chief Hedi Slimane. A “kind of muse”? The business of musing doesn’t work that way. One either muses or one does not. And my bet, for what it’s worth, is that Sky Ferreira is not in fact a muse, or likely to become one. To be a muse, one must be either deeply interesting (see, e.g., Jean Seberg) or lovely to gaze upon but utterly blank (Kate Moss, again). Sky Ferreira is just interesting enough to be boring. I mean just.

So forget the muse nonsense and focus on the modeling part. I admit to spending a few long minutes watching video of Sky Ferreira on the catwalk. And I’ve concluded that indeed she does not suck at modeling. But when you come out of the womb shaped like Sky Ferreira, and assuming you’re generally coordinated enough to walk in a straight line after a good snootfull of quality cocaine, then it’s hard, actually, to suck as a model.

The question remains — why is the NY Times Style Section lavishing column inches on Sky Ferreira? Just a guess, but I’d bet someone at the Times owes Ferreira’s publicist a favor. And that’s the real story.

— 9 hours ago with 4 notes
my bible for a while.  mixed up in my head with Joe Strummer’s first solo album and learning Russian.

my bible for a while. mixed up in my head with Joe Strummer’s first solo album and learning Russian.

— 14 hours ago with 1 note
comicsworkbook:

Warren Craghead ///// Fauves 45












Made for Comics Workbook

comicsworkbook:

Warren Craghead ///// Fauves 45

Made for Comics Workbook

(via comicsworkbook)

— 15 hours ago with 50 notes
blunderbussmag:

"Don’t cry because it came to an end, smile because it happened."~Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

blunderbussmag:

"Don’t cry because it came to an end, smile because it happened."
~Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

(via spx)

— 15 hours ago with 2176 notes
theswallowtailsociety:

Groovie Moovie compliments of Aaron Regan ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ thanks @jackcolemanpluto

theswallowtailsociety:

Groovie Moovie compliments of Aaron Regan ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ thanks @jackcolemanpluto

— 15 hours ago with 6 notes

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thomasheger:

Tintin & Lovecraft (source)

There’s a bunch of Lovecraft stuff on the internet that’s not worth your time. This is not one of those.

Tintin would be able to handle this shit like a pro, unlike 99.9% of Lovecraft’s ‘protagonists’. I would pay to read these.

Awesome.

Yeah these are actually terrific!

— 1 day ago with 8697 notes
Gilded Lily | Chelsea →

stylesuction:

The Style Section runs another installment in its ongoing “Boite” series of articles about places to drink in NYC. This time it’s the Gilded Lily, a new club on West 15th St. in Chelsea. 

The problem with this series isn’t that it’s about places to drink — I’m enthusiastically pro-drinking, and guiding people to great NYC watering holes is a public service. The problem with the Style Section’s “Boite” series is that it’s really about great places for assholes to drink. That much is evident from the first line of the Gilded Lily piece. To wit:

Hedge-funders and scions may keep the extravagant bar tabs afloat, but the bottle-service universe always expands toward downtown for cool points. 

I’m pretty sure I don’t know what that sentence means. But it does mention bottle service. And suggests that the Gilded Lily is part of the “bottle-service universe”. 

Oh dear God. Everyone please repeat after me: Bottle service isn’t drinking. Bottle service is a way that rich dudes employ expensive booze as a metaphorical penis.

The Gilded Lily piece gets at this indirectly: it notes that the bar will sell you a bottle of 1985 Dom Pérignon Oenothèque Brut for a cool $2,925. Think of what motivates the hedge fund or trust fund guy who shells out nearly $3k for said bottle. He wants to cause a stir. He wants the spectacle of having the bottle delivered to his table, and the waitstaff making a huge fuss over him. And then having the bottle sitting on his table. And all the girls appraising him with sidelong glances … because in the pit of endless expenditure that is New York City, a guy who can drop $3k on a bottle of doubly-overpriced champagne just … because … is a valuable commodity. $3k is like a month’s rent on a shitty East Village fifth-floor walkup one-bedroom with no sink in the bathroom.

Again, bottle service isn’t drinking. It’s douchery. And so the Style Section’s Boite series is really about places to be douchey while drinking. What’s the French word for that?

— 1 day ago with 6 notes
ladyh8rs:

Arkansas state Judge Mike Maggio
“Sluts are just whores in training.” 
If you have gay sex, then it is just a “small step” to sex with a dog.
Women shouldn’t make an “emotional decision to divorce because the husband stepped out” if he was a “good provider.”
(link)

ladyh8rs:

Arkansas state Judge Mike Maggio

“Sluts are just whores in training.” 

If you have gay sex, then it is just a “small step” to sex with a dog.

Women shouldn’t make an “emotional decision to divorce because the husband stepped out” if he was a “good provider.”

(link)

— 1 day ago with 16 notes
#drawnwhile driving

#drawnwhile driving

— 2 days ago
#drawnwhile