Pitchfork, Take Two

This was my second year at Pitchfork Festival, which takes place at Union Park. It’s one of my favorite festivals because it’s never too crowded, the bathrooms are always clean, there’s good food and of course an excellent lineup. Some highlights from this year: The best Animal Collective performance I’ve seen (and I’ve seen quite a few), discovering Sun Airway, Twin Sister (twice), the amount of weed smoked at Curren$y, Guided By Voices, and the entire Deerhunter set.

I also took photos for StyleCaster, if fashion is your bag: http://www.stylecaster.com/fashion/14202/pitchfork-festival-style-modern-hippies-in-midwest

I had fun documenting the my little pony hair trend- it HAS reached the Midwest and I do believe it’s here to stay. Flip through the slideshow for some examples (#1 of course exemplified by Andrea of Twin Sister, who busted out a knee length turquoise wig on Day 3).

Here’s how it went down:

MY CREW

Lizzi Bougatsos / Gang Gang Dance

Sunflowers

Insert blunt emoticon here

John Maus opening for Twin Sister / After Party

Cut Copy

Twin Sister / Backstage

GUIDED BY VOICES!

GBV are some badass dudes.

The red crew in VIP, featuring half of White Mystery.

E&E

Then it was over which was very sad and so me and DT went to the aquarium to cheer ourselves up.

These rays were very Marc Jacobs S/S 11.

THE END.

PS. Don’t forget that I caved and have a tumblr now: http://thebigohh.tumblr.com/ Follow me n stuff.

x O

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Cherry Blossom Girl

On Sunday I decided to ignore my wretched spring allergies and go to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the last day of the Cherry Blossom Festival. It was packed, and lots of people dressed up for the occassion. It was like being in Japan for the day…

Goldfish eating Goldfish

Pink is officially the new blonde

Bonsai close up. This little guy was over a decade old.

Harajuku Tranny Realness

Speaking of Cherry Blossom Girls, has any one seen The Cherry Blossom Girl pour Etam? I wish they shipped to the US!

Stay tuned, there should be a big spike in posting now that it’s street style season (more specifically, not winter). I’m looking forward to being outside with my camera much, much more.

x O

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The Shows

SXSW is a veritable smorgasbord of music- there are shows at auditoriums, in bars, back yards, street corners, churches, alley ways, hotel rooms…pretty much anywhere you can think of at every second of the day. I landed on Wednesday evening and headed straight out to Duran Duran (girls on film! the chauffeur! hungry like a wolf!), but the surprise highlight of the week may have been Austra who opened for the Kills at the Domino Records showcase. These girls have moves, and I’m quite sure everyone (and I do mean everyone) fell in love that night. Definitely keep an eye our for these Toronto up and comers and take a listen to their album.

Below are some of my personal highlights:

Simon Le Bon!

 

Weekend playing at the Insound showcase

Ariel Pink

Twin Shadow!!

Pitchfork x Christianity

James. Blake.

Big Freeeeeeeedia

Dancer @ Big Freedia

Alison Mosshart of The Kills

k-k-k-k-i-l-l-s

Austra

Kurt Vile

Dan Deacon at StyleCaster

Hunx and His Punx

Soft Moon

man man

Erykah Badu

Tim of the Fresh and Onlys

My only regret is not getting to see more of Austin on this whirlwind trip. I’ll definitely be heading back soon for a proper tour…and perhaps some serious vintage shopping. Stay tuned for SXSW Street Style!

x O x

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CHRISTEENE (NSFW)

At Siege’s Mardi Gras birthday party a couple weekends ago I met a sweet lovely boy named Paul from Austin, Texas. Paul was in town for a bunch of Christeene shows, his performance moniker. I heard Christeene was a crazy ass bitch, but after meeting him out of character I was convinced it couldn’t be too raunchy.

I was wrong.

Christeene being carried out by his dancers

I liked it so nice, I saw Christeene twice.

Ass Up

Ass Down

Both shows were with Big Freedia, who I think actually showed less ass than Christeene (no easy feat). As she would say; WURK DAT STANKHOLE GIRRRLLL. You killed it! Make sure to come back to see us in NYC real soon.

Want some more (you dirty whore)? Check out the video below:

Stay tuned for more images from SXSW, coming soon!

x O x

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Geisha Gals

Came across an amazing flickr stream featuring scans from someone’s personal collection of antique Japanese photos. Included are some of my favorites geishas, all hand painted photos from the early 1900’s.

If you’re into Japanese history or hilarious insane old men, you should check out this guy’s flickr profile: http://www.flickr.com/people/24443965@N08/

Truly amazing.

Many of these he found while working in Japan during WWII, and it’s clear the guy knows his stuff (and probably hasn’t been the same since the war). In case you aren’t convinced to check out his bio, read this excerpt ( in reference to his captions) and then see how you feel.

ALSO BE FOREWARNED THAT…..

(1) FOR HALF OF THE PHOTOS I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT,

AND….

(2) FOR THE OTHER HALF OF THE PHOTOS I MAKE A FOOL OUT OF MYSELF TRYING TO EXPLAIN THINGS THAT I DON’T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST CLUE ABOUT….KILLING TIME WITH SOME RIDICULOUS FICTION THAT SOME OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAR AND FEATHER ME FOR.

THIS SITUATION BENEFITS YOU, THE VIEWER BY ALLOWING YOU TO CLAIM THAT ANYTHING YOU DISAGREE WITH BELONGS TO THE SECOND CATEGORY — THUS GIVING YOU GOOD REASON TO ADD YOUR OWN ESTEEMED COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS UNDER THE PHOTO.

HOWEVER…. ANY DUMB COMMENTS THAT MATCH OR EXCEED MY OWN IGNORANCE ARE SUBJECT TO GETTING MOCKED, SLAPPED, OR SPOOFED IN ONE OF MY CRIMINALLY VERBOSE COMEBACKS. IF MY RETORTS TO YOUR BLITHERING NONSENSE OFFEND YOU, YOU MAY CHALLENGE ME TO A DUEL.

IN SUCH A CASE, I WILL (1) IMMEDIATELY ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE, AND (2) AT THE TIME AND PLACE APPOINTED, I WILL DEFINITELY NOT SHOW UP !!!

By the way, I just burned Dale Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends & Influence People“, after driving a railroad spike through it, and dousing it with gasoline.

 

Either way, this dude is the man. Enjoy!

xx O

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San Francisco

Some captures from my trip over the holidays. Featuring Maggie and Todd, my gracious hosts.

Sonoma

Overexposed but you get the idea..

Golden Gate Park

Ducks! Lots and lots of ducks.

Twins?

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I like you.

Vtg Madonna- Lui Magazine

Eniko❤

More vtg Madonna action

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