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11 January, 2015

beauty and the unfairness of it

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"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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