a love letter, from orson to rita

orson welles and rita hayworth candid

Dearest Angel Girl:

…I suppose most of us are lonely in this big world, but we must fall tremendously in love to find it out. The cure is the discovery of our need for company — I mean company in the very special sense we’ve come to understand since we happened to each other — you and I. The pleasures of human experience are emptied away without that companionship — now that I’ve known it; without it joy is just an unendurable as sorrow. You are my life — my very life. Never imagine your hope approximates what you are to me. Beautiful, precious little baby — hurry up the sun! — make the days shorter till we meet. I love you, that’s all there is to it.

Your boy,


happy sunday morning by sv

threeasfour topo-graphic staring lily mcmenamy

our dear friends at thereasfour really did it this time. i’m simply amazed at why these guys are not as huge as say, alexander mcqueen? the designs are incredibly structural and detailed; they translate fractal geometry into intricate fabrics. i must say, this is my favorite collection from them to date and they seem to get better and better. i wish i could wear some of these dresses myself! the beautiful music is by mike stroud / RATATAT, cinematography by brian gonzalez and 3D animation and visual effects editing by alex czetwertynski. a nice package overall, great work guys. by dd

what’s inside a jil sander bag? fashion not-so-vacant.

this is a lovely short film, directed by photographer-turned-director karen collins for vs magazine’s latest issue featuring model helena christensen and her counterpart matt clunan. we’ve gathered that the film is about a cat that eventually, got out of the bag. thus, unleashing a pandora’s box effect that reduced helena into a miniature figurine inside a jil sander bag, where–voila! she meets handsome matt. it’s in this magical entity that they find each other under a table and exchange notes. in all seriousness, we love the open-ended story, and as experts on women’s behavior we know how “every woman alive” not only wears chanel no. 5, but can also relate to the love triangle unleashed here. sometimes your competition is non-other than yourself, as elegantly reenacted here by the inimitable danish goddess, helena christensen…

director-karen collins, stylist-vibe dabelsteen, art direction-jakob f.s., set design-reynaldo, davis carter ford artists, hair-romina manenti see management, makeup-hung vanngo the wall group, manicure-dawn sterling melbourne artists management, models-helena christensen unsigned mgmt.,  matt clunan-ford models, post production advisor-ceft and company new york, editing-luis moreno jump, assistant editors-john dean & adrianna merlucci, finishing poetica, executive producer-alexandra leal jump edit, director of photography- shane sigler, music advisor-ucef hanjani, music composed & arranged by alto soundwaves, assistant director-paul malle, titles-ceft and company new york, fashion coordinator-sabine engesnes, location jack studios.  by xy