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06 December, 2015

le backhand


"The great dramatic problem of our age is how to keep people apart. How to infuse such stories with tension. There are so few credible barriers to togetherness any more. You want to have sex? Have sex. You want to leave your wife/husband/children/job/life? You can, and people do, with nary a thought for the poor dramatist who is suddenly bereft of conflicts, frustration, anticipation, yearning and all the other things we long for in our hearts and our stories. London Spy solves this brilliantly and believably."
- London Spy Review, The Guardian (x)

"Often we're exploited, our sexuality is relied on to promote a film, and I think that probably comes with much more of a cost than we allow ourselves to believe. And I've had it with all of that. Being dignified is better for your soul."
- Sienna Miller in Harper's Bazaar, December 2015

"They have chickens and a dog, and roasts and friends, jams by campfires. It’s sort of idyllic. Marcus can headline Glastonbury and Carey can be nominated for however many Oscars, and then they come back to their farm, and they’re in big woolly jumpers and funny hats, raising piglets. It’s an amazing balance they’ve managed to strike. I can’t wait for a little baby to come along."
- Sienna Miller on Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford (x)

"These are our days. Walk them. Fear nothing."
- Kerry Hardy Humandkind (x)

"Sex mit dem Ex ist ähnlich befriedigend wie sich alte Fotoalben anzuschauen."
Ist das eine Affäre für Feiglinge? (x)

30 November, 2015



"I don’t feel anxious in the morning. I feel timelessness. It’s really sublime——like, breakfast can go on and on and have many courses and a lot of coffee. I always want to get other people involved in this——my friend Claire or my boyfriend. I just want the morning to be like this endless drug experience." - Leopoldine Core's Morning After

"You can try to escape the story of your life, but you can’t. It happened. The baby died; the dog died; the heart broke. I knew you when you were young—I know your heart broke, too. I will know you when we are both old and maybe wise. I hope wise. I know you now, your story. Mine isn’t the one I would’ve chosen in the beginning, but I’ll take it. It is my story. It’s only mine. And it’s not over. There’s time. There is time. There’s so much time. "
- Enlightened, Season 1 (x)

"The Zeigarnik Effect: The effect is that unfinished experiences lend memorability to an experience. Once it feels finished, once it completes, it’s no longer memorable."
- Sarah Manguso (x)

"There's a lot of things I don't think I'll ever get 'round to doing. Not because I'm famous, but just because I just don't think I'll ever have the time. Like being a journalist, or like being a teacher. And I'm never going to be on my own again." She takes a breath. "I'm a mom and I'm in a very serious relationship, so it's never going to be just me again. I don't regret any of it. Like, those aren't the things that I regret. But I feel like I didn't have very long to myself. I was my mom's kid, and now I'm a mom." She laughs. "I had, like, a five-year window of just being me."
Adele (x)

"Und ich glaube, das ist typisch für Wien: Die Leute haben so eine Nach-mir-die-Sintflut-Haltung."
- Vea Kaiser (x)

23 July, 2015



if you need: to practice your french & a feminism lesson

If Caroline de Maigret suggests you watch something, it can't be all that wrong.

11 January, 2015

beauty and the unfairness of it

(x | x)

"I'm obsessed with the idea of beauty and the unfairness of it."
Julie Verhoeven in Lula Magazine, Issue 19

in love lately with: youth

"She’s the kind of girl you remember as a teenager, from those early summers on the beach. The one you see emerging from the sea, tiny bikini tugged down just a little revealing the slimmest slice of a tan line, all curves and bounce, strings of long blonde hair stuck to bronzed cheeks. She’s the kind of girl you hoped you’d be like in a few years time – that unvarnished, innately sensual beauty who just didn’t have to try and didn’t seem to care."
  1. "We called her God because she wrote a poem about how Caleb Newton ejaculated prematurely the night she slept with him, and because she shared the poem with her friends." Benjamin Nugent for the Paris Review (x | via)
  2. "Sleepwalking In The Rift" by Top 50 bachelor Cary Fukunaga
  3. Issue No. 4 of Mirage Magazine
  4. "Everything was wrong with you / so breaking up was easy to do," as Tavi over at Rookie said, Charli XCX's new album is full of songs for imagining being in the "TEEN MOVIE OF [YOUR] DREAMS".
  5. Current read: Dare Me, by Megan Abbott
    "There's something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls."
  6. These two pieces of New Zealand cinema: Top of the Lake | In My Father's Den
  7. Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent (recommended read: Girl Liks Us) & Joan Didion for Céline
  8. Tavi Gevinson at the Melbourne Writers Festival on fangirling
  9. Psych rock's new rising, as captured by Hedi Slimane - his whole photography catalogue is just so wonderfully reminiscent of Joseph Szabo
  10. "The pathological significance of clothes, the stylistic necessity of cigarettes, the heavy mascara, the convertibles, the longing, the blossoming sexuality, the confusion and time spent doing nothing." Cameron Krone in Mirage, Issue 2
  11. Cardiac Arrest, by Bad Suns
  12. "Looking through numerous portraits of youthful bodies coming to grips with their youthfulness, you become aware of something that after the age of young is no longer at your disposal. Its not as simplistic as terming it youth because it is more complex that that. What is at stake is the time on your hands that youth affords." Neira Zahirovic on Joseph Szabo

06 January, 2015

70s babes

"Most of my style inspiration comes from the ‘70s and the ‘80s. There’s this Instagram account called ‘70s Babes that I love to reference and repost on my own account. All of my jeans are high waisted because I think they make me look like Farrah Fawcett."
Candice Swanepoel on Into The Gloss

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