Monday, December 7, 2009

Love your GaGa...

Lady Gaga is Elle Magazine's January cover girl. She dishes on how her body responds to her stressful new life:

  “I get all the symptoms of a pregnant woman. I get headaches, I get tired, I get blurred vision sometimes during a really intense session with {her creative team} the Haus.”

On her former career {not the stripping, but waitressing}:

“I was really good at it. I always got big tips. I always wore heels to work! I told everybody stories, and for customers on dates, I kept it romantic. It’s kind of like performing.”

On her future family:

“In eight to 10 years, I want to have babies for my Dad to hold, grandkids. And I want to have a husband who loves and supports me, just the way anyone else does. I would never leave my career for a man right now, and I would never follow a man around.”

Iridescent plastic dress: Jil Sander, Tights: Falke, Suede elevated platform shoes: Vivienne Westwood

 Transparent plastic veil top: Karl Lagerfeld, Briefs: Frederick’s of Hollywood, Sunglasses: Linda Farrow Projects

Leather sandal jacket: Artisanal collection, Maison Martin Margiela. Panties: Agent Provocateur, NYC

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And, if you haven't yet checked out her latest video "Bad Romance" definitely do so...It features Spring 2010 Alexander McQueen.  Yummy! 

For Elle: Photos...Tom Munro; Stylist... Joe Zee

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pretty Things...Christmas Garland

Drape these delicate garlands over your mantle, banister, or mirrors this holiday season and enjoy all the magic and beauty they bring to your decor.  Many can be used any time of the year!

 tinsel garland

 metallic garland

 ice crystal garland

yarn, pompom, sock garland

 bay leaf and pomegranate garland

ribbon garland

all images:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

iTunes FREE Music Download...JUNIOR BOYS

 ★ ★ ★ THESE CODES EXPIRE: This Friday, November 13th ★ ★ ★
Check comments to see which download codes have been taken...and please comment on which you take...Thanks!

6 FREE downloads available...
Junior Boys was formed in 1999 in Ontario, Canada as a duo of Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark. The two collaborated using their influences as their sounding board.  After years of many rejections and near-misses, they were resigned to being bedroom beat constructors. Giving up, Johnny Dark left the band to pursue other interests. Then, in 2002, KIN Records heard the band's demo and commissioned more work from remaining member Greenspan who hooked up with his engineer, Matt Didemus, to begin writing more material. Here for your listening and downloading pleasure is just one song that has gained attention.

Note: Please take one download only {they are all the same song} and then leave a comment stating which code you've downloaded so others know it's taken. 
Redeem your code NOW at the iTunes store. Click "Redeem" and enter code. Codes can be used once only.

The following codes expire this Friday: November 13th, 2009...

i Tunes Download #1 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: 3634T7WJFH66

i Tunes Download #2 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: LL6NA3YJLN3X
i Tunes Download #3 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: KEWY3XA6A9FR
i Tunes Download #4 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: 3WYNNNXAMXRM

i Tunes Download #5 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: WRHELH3JH7NF
i Tunes Download #6 "Dull To Pause": Download Code: HFYATK3KE646



Nice song, but the video is a bit slow.... Here's the song that you'll be downloading: "Dull to Pause"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Call for Holiday Vendors...

Holiday Marketplace Bazaar

This is an initial call for vendors for our Holiday Marketplace Bazaar to be held Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th in a loft in Downtown Los Angeles.

If you would like to take part or get more information, please post here.

Spaces are very limited for this bazaar, so get your name in early for consideration.  We have a large email/marketing list and do art shows twice yearly in this loft.

We will be emailing out more details soon...Happy Holidays!


Halloween Fashion Inspiration...Gareth Pugh

Yummy delicious fashion treats from Gareth Pugh collections past and present...
{click images to enlarge}

Happy Halloween to all you Dirty Pretty Things!  


Fall 2009 {right}

Spring 2010

 Spring 2010

Spring 2009

Spring 2009

Spring 2007

Friday, October 30, 2009

What Should I be For Halloween?

I'm STILL trying to decide what I should be for the parties we're going to tomorrow night. HELP!
Following are some of my final options...What do you think? What are you going to be this year?

Detention School Girl


Jailhouse Rock Star.
..Tacky name, I know,...but cute outfit, huh?

Airline Stewardess


Thursday, October 29, 2009

FREE Music...Anjulie [Hurry...Expires this Friday!]

* Check comments to see which download codes have been taken...and please comment on which you take...Thanks! *

9 FREE downloads available...
Anjulie is a captivating and authentic new talent in pop music. Ingeniously fusing the world-music rhythms and Top 40 melodies.  She creates startlingly imaginative songs that underscore her undeniable melodic gifts and crackle with provocative, confessional, lyrical word-play.

Starbucks & i-Tunes present this FREE Pick...

Note: Please take one download only {they are all the same song} and then leave a comment stating which you downloaded so everyone knows it's taken. Redeem at the i-Tunes store. Click "Redeem" and enter code. Codes can be used once only.

The following codes expire this Friday: October 30th, 2009

*TAKEN: i Tunes Download #1 "Boom": Download Code: WP6JFP93HE7Y

i Tunes Download #2 "Boom": Download Code: 6R7HATRTYT9H

i Tunes Download #3 "Boom": Download Code: RYHXJP6AAAX3

i Tunes Download #4 "Boom": Download Code: MEMKXKAY4RPL

i Tunes Download #5 "Boom": Download Code: MAWPTJXALA3H

i Tunes Download #6"Boom": Download Code: TYFLTM69AK4H

i Tunes Download #7 "Boom": Download Code: TKHT49LLWWT3

i Tunes Download #8 "Boom": Download Code: RKL46Y67XHYH 

*TAKEN:  i Tunes Download #9 "Boom": Download Code: NYYXYR4XTRRX



WE LOVE THIS SONG!  Here's the song that you'll be downloading... "Boom"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

All Tied Up...

Our upcoming show this weekend and renovations on our new studio loft have me all tied up, so I apologise for being M.I.A. without warning.

...Promise to give you updates and more information soon!

Thanks so much for the emails, texts and well-wishes...You are in my thoughts as well.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Life Lessons...How To Be Alone

How To Be Alone
by Susanna Sonnenberg

In 1984 I was 19 and on any given day roamed from dorm room to cafeteria to classroom, then on to dance class or movie theater or Chinese restaurant.  Always with friends, always out with everyone I knew.  We hurried to meet up at coffeehouses or gathered outside the library, bound by lethargy.  Of course, we had no cell phones then, but our society was strung tight by perpetual interaction, presence, plans.  We went for groceries together and to the bank machine.  Everything happened outside my head.  There was no such thing as the interior life.  I needed my friends for the noise and motion, to be entertained, to be watched.  Partly this was the teenager's way of life sophomore year, but I'm sure some college kids liked isolation and privacy - just not me.  Solitude looked gloomy to me, held no uses.  I read better when my roommate was reading across the room on her bed.  I endured the subway ride after starting a conversation with the neighboring stranger.  Even falling asleep, for those of us who had boyfriends, was social.

Did I notice, after I got my first apartment, that a certain crucial thrill came from finding everything just as I'd left it when I opened the refrigerator door?  I must have, and stored the memory away.  But it wasn't until I had a baby that solitude looked interesting, became an elusive commodity. Now with the baby, I couldn't choose my state of being anymore:  Accompanied, by myself, quiet, festive - nothing was up to me.  Now instead of finding time to fill as I would  (a chance to make phone calls, to meet my husband for lunch, a chance to fill up with other people), I was with my baby, the glue of his saliva dampening the front of my shirt, his tendril limbs wrapped around my body, and his thick, soft fingers in my mouth when I opened it to say something.

For work I was reviewing movies, and all of a sudden this was the greatest job in the world because it gave me a chance to undo myself from the baby and go.  Alone.  There in the car at the stoplight, there in the line to buy a ticket, and in the brief, crackling dark before previews, I felt quiet and wonderful, there was a pause and a peace.  And when the movie was over, I returned to my family, renewed and ready.  

I like to be alone now.  I like to taste the honey on the toast, to consider the bee batting against the window. In solitude I come together, collect the errant bits of me that have wandered away, and reassemble them .  Solitude is so fiercely that:  the chance to still oneself.  From its sacred corner I look out, see the wide world, and feel my singular place in it.

repost from American Elle: "The Most Important Thing I've Learned"

We welcome your comments & suggestions. "Life Lessons" now appears every Saturday... If you have a Life Lesson article or topic you'd like to post, please email us at

Friday, October 2, 2009

Street Style Now...More Shoe Trend Do's & Don'ts

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Edgy heavy metal style is still in abundance on the European streets...and ya gotta love the first pair of shoes shown that look like they belong on the feet of Lady Gaga herself.  Yum.  Shown below, more of the best and worst on some of the most stylish street walkers right now.

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See if you can guess the big FASHION DON'TS shown here.  There are at least FOUR faux pas that we count.

photos...Tommy Ton

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday Snack...Girl Crush

Lately we've been crushing BIG TIME on a certain little cutie with blond hair, a crooked mischievous-looking smile and quirky offbeat style...DREW BARRYMORE.

Recently, she made her directorial debut with "Whip It" after a decade of producing movies like "Charlie's Angels," "Fever Pitch" and cult favorite "Donnie Darko."

"It's no accident that I'm here," she says. "I've been preparing for this my whole life."


top 4 photos...Regan Cameron

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Trailer for "Whip It" starring  Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Lewis, hip-hop artist Eve and Kristen Wiig. Barrymore also has a supporting role in the film.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pretty Things Fashion... Gripp Jeans


Designed by Dianne Grgat,  the A/W 2009 collection for Australian label Gripp Jeans is a renaissance of ‘gothic chic’.

"It's sophisticated glamour with a rock vamp edge, leaving the collection with a feel of lust and utter abandonment."

Key pieces such as the corsets in power net and lace emphasise feminine virtues such as the décolletage. Fitted body dresses in lace and draped jersey play a game of peek-a-boo on the derriere. Feminine assertiveness is expressed with strong structural lines in shoulder detailing and the use of leather and heavy metal hardware and trims.

Who said New Romantic is dead?



photos & copy...Gripp Jeans