Monday, January 31, 2011

marloes horst

Dutch beauty, Marloes Horst is featured on the cover of Jalouse this month.  February's issue is paying a well deserved tribute to the 1970's; "1977 where it all started"! Horst's "over-sized" nipple ring ties the vintage 70's to the modern 10's.
I have to give my friend Louise of acne studios credit for popping off this 90's grunge throwback piercing trend in New York. I'm assuming she picked it up somewhere in Scandinavia. She begged and pleaded with me to "make it bigger, make it bigger" "trashier, grosser". I am now seeing an increase in this trend of "over-sized" jewelry in piercings and am positive it will not be changing course anytime soon. I survived the 90's once, I'm certain i can do it again. -C

thanx and love to Katya of Instyle Magazine Russia

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

108 mix tape vol 1

Finally!! I am giving something back to YOU. Music plays such an important roll in our lives. It can effect our moods, stir up forgotten memories, inspire us and also transport us through time. I made this mix over the last couple of weeks for you, as a thank you for all of your continued interest and support. Enjoy! -C

art work: Cindy Wong
post script: would love to hear some feed back on this one. 


Fashion designer Hakaan "simulates" bridge piercings in his Spring/Summer 2011 collection at the Paris show last September.
click image for close up

st. clare

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

raymond jones

My friend, photographer Ray Jones hit me up for some help on a project he was working on. I brought the infamous Steven French with me. We ended up half naked in prospect park on a foggy winter morning. Make sure to check out Ray's blog and buy his book Out of Step: Faces of Straight Edge.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Things that inspire...
WEYDEN, Rogier van der

7 days in tibet

My friend Katya Belkina from Moscow pointed out this spread: 7 days in Tibet, from Harper's Bazaar to me. We liked the boldness of the old Tibetan jewelry mixed with the modern girl. Very cool pieces, can't go wrong when mixing turquoise and coral.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

the education of a reluctant businessman

Yvon Chouinard sticks it to the "man" with his book: let my people go surfing. He proves with action that a large corporation can be successful while keeping their ethics and environmental compassion. This book is a good read and will no doubt inspire you as it did me. Also check out the movie, 180 degrees south. I know its streaming on Netflix.
"The hardest thing in the world to do is, simplify your life. Its so easy to make it complex. The solution maybe for a lot of the problems in the world is, turn around and take a forward step. You can't just keep trying to make a flawed system work".  -Yvon Chouinard

Friday, January 7, 2011