Saturday, June 5, 2010

Authenticity Is Invaluable

I just stumbled across the lovely blog: Vodka Latte Freshly Squeezed. I don't know how good that sounds to be honest. I like my lattes with soy, and my vodka plain. Never the less it is a cute site, and I fell in love with this polka dots and docs photo. The Jim Jarmusch quote was thrown in there for good measure. I'd be interested to hear what you think. Is originality non-existent? Hmm...

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said “It’s not where you take things from, it’s where you take them to.” - Jim Jarmusch

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pre-Launch Party

You know, IVERDRIVER was right when he said that I should publish more. I realize now that it has been a little while since my last post so here it goes. Well, don't I just have the perfect thing to post about...

Tonight my best friend and I went to the pre-launch party for the H&M Fashion Against AIDS Festival Collection. Not too long ago I posted about the collection and how excited I was to check out some of the stuff, but the launch date came and went with no sign of the line at H&M stores in Toronto. Despite the setback, I managed to RSVP to the actual pre-launch and even got my hands on the sandals I wanted. Success? With cocktail waiters offering Stella/Smirnoff and the cutest hors d'oeuvres I have ever seen, Bedouin Soundclash performing, and the satisfaction of knowing I found a pair of sandals in my size before they sold out... I'd say so.