Friday, March 20, 2009

Lissy's Boy

I bloody love Lissy Trullie right now.

She's La Roux's American Twin with Chrissie Hynde's voice & attitude.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Vivienne Westwood and the saga with Peaches Geldoff

Now I know I'm among good company when I say, Peaches Geldoff can be such a twat!

Now honey I know it ain't your fault. I'm sending you good vibes, but please can you stop trying so hard to be cool and actually respect yourself.

This leads me to express my undying love for Viv. You HAVE to watch this video. She hits the nail on the head.

Peaches: "What message would you give to NYLON readers?"
Vivienne: "Read Books!"

Hahaha, I LOVE YOU!!!!


(I still love magazines. Thats not the point!)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Better with Age...

Not Whiskey...

Dazed and Confused. You keep getting better and better.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

Love Afair with the Magazine

"My madam tears the magazine,
She doesn’t know the value of it,
It’s useless to her,
But the magazine contains vast knowledge."

- Pushkar Bisht

I love magazines. There can be no lie. I have bookshelves filled with them: I-D / Pop / GQ Style / BUTT / The Face / Nylon / Misbehave / Lula / Plastique / Wonderland / New York Style / Focus / Anthem / Vogue / L'Officiel Hommes / Dazed and Confused....the list goes on (and they are a bitch to move so it is proof of my love).

Some newly aquired titles include Mixte March edition and Encens Raf Simons special, purchased in Colette (see previous blog and Flickr entries) last month.

However, these have not stolen my heart yet. However, two new titles are well on their way to doing so, I present the new titles in my life...

Dot Dot Dot

"Since its conception in 2000 DDD has immatured into a jocuserious fanzine-journal-orphanage based on true stories deeply concerned with art-design-music-language-literature-architecture and uptight optipessimistic stoppy/revelatory ghostwriting by friendly spirits mapping b-sides and out-takes pushing for a resolution in bleak midwinter through late summer with local and general aesthetics wound on an ever tightening coil." - DDD, 2009


Le Journal, Je t'adore!


Lookbook Paris

Posted some new pics on Lookbook from my travels.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Studio Shoot

Studio Shoot 1
Originally uploaded by J-Daniel
I just posted a bunch of outakes from the shoot with Gemma Burke. Can I just say Gemma, you fucking rock. We just did a shoot on Wednesday out in the snow...which within 2 hours turned into blazing sun. Glasgow was treating us well, as the final shots turned out amazingly. I'll be posting these soon.

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P.s. Currently loving: HEARTS REVOLUTION - C.Y.O.A

Sweet Paris

From Blog Pix

Had an amazing time in Paris: art, culture, friends, shopping, eating, research and inspiration. All in one! I stayed with a friend, Jim Haynes at his wonderful atelier in Alesia and of course attended his famous Sunday dinner. In case you havent seen him in the Guardian or heard him on the radio, every Sunday Jim hosts a diner party for friend, allies and anyone else who fancies a night in with Paris' finest. Find him online at or give him a call at +33 143271767 and have a chat.

From Blog Pix

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Went to the David LaChapelle exhibition with Adeline ( My expectations were quite low so I was presently surprised. I love the large format, glossy, high contrast imagery and when taken at face value it is fun and hot. The only issue I had with the exhibition was the need for the curator to force spiritual, political and intellectual ideals on celebrity based ‘art’. What came first: the celebrity or the LaChapelle?

From Blog Pix

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While doing some research on design schools I bumped into Margaux and Julian. They are the coolest kids in Paris, so kind and great to hang out with. Cheers Guys!!! x

From Blog Pix

So I took about 2000 photos while I was away...but its taken me about 6 hours to upload only a fraction to Flickr. Let the pictures tell the story.

Check out my Flickr:

Thank you Paris. X

Theme of the trip: Friendly Fires - Paris

Friday, March 6, 2009

Adidas Originals House Party - by Sid Lee

I’m usually a total cynic when it comes to huge commercial conglomerates trying to reach the young hipsters with advertisments featuring multiple celebrity endorsement or ‘teen’ going-ons such as house partys. BUUUUT…I fucking love the Adidas Ad for the Originals House Party. Even though I don’t really like/even know the people in the ad, it looks like great fun. Kudos to Sid Lee who created the campaign. They worked on the Beatles Love/Cirque de Soleil project too. Good stuff.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rowena True

I am in love with Rowena True at the moment. Her Barbie/Madonna mash up is genius, and comes right at a perfect time where stop-animation is so en vogue.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Anthony Burrill

From Blog Pix

British graphic designer Anthony Burrill’s exhibition "Geometry in Nature" is showing at Colette (rue de Saint Honore, Paris) until March 7.

Anthony Burrill is a graphic artist who works in print, installation, moving image and interactive, web based projects. He was born in Littleborough, Lancashire and now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent. After studying graphic design at Leeds Polytechnic he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London where he created his now trademark technique for direct communication.

I love his bright perspex images used alongside Colettes unique collection...they look amazing!