Archive | July, 2010

RIP Macbook Pro

23 Jul

The fat & retarded 4 legged purrbeast I live with broke my computer the other night, therefore, I am computer-less until my Mac comes back from being fixed. That means don’t expect too many posts, but I’ll try to keep them coming as much as I can.

My cat weighs about 30 lbs & destroys everything from being over-weight. When he sits down, he knocks everything over. My Mac was no exception. It was like watching a cartoon. I saw him jump up on the table & all I could think was “nooooooooo….” But it was too late before I could come to my computers rescue.

Anyway, so this post isn’t completely pointless, here’s a picture of some new Alexander Wang shoes. He sure knows how to bring the fugz.

God, these are hideous. Someone I know should buy them, though.

They had style, they had grace

19 Jul

Love this photoshoot for Vogue Germany August 2010.

Featuring: Abbey Lee & Matthew Hutchinson (total babe).

Source: KnightCat

Day Tripper

11 Jul

I’m going on vacation today, & probably won’t be back until next Monday. As much as I should probably post something about Alexander McQueen’s tacky tribute window at some store in London (they have the dresses looking like they have hung themselves), I will leave you with something happy & exciting.

As a lot of you know, I write for a magazine here in San Francisco. I cover concerts & do album reviews- la la la…Well, last night, I got to cover Paul McCartney! I was put on his personal guest list & ended up being sat 8th row, center stage. It was a dream come true. I couldn’t believe it. I had a photographer with me who was moving around all over the place, so some of these photos are taken from behind- however, they show just how close we were to the stage! To give you a better idea: when the microphone was turned off, I could still perfectly hear what Paulie was saying. It was amazing. Once my review gets posted for the magazine, I’ll give the link on here.

See the rest of the set here: Paul McCartney @ AT&T Park; 7/10/10

Adios, my dears! See you in a week-ish.

Squid Drama

8 Jul

This has nothing to do with fashion or anything of the sort, but it was just too good to pass up. & since we’re nearing the end of the World Cup, it’s the only reasonable time I could post this & have it make some sort of sense.

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In what has been a World Cup full of off-the-pitch intrigue, Paul the psychic octopus has emerged as the real star of the event. With Spain’s 1-0 victory over Germany in Wednesday’s semi-final match, Paul is now a perfect 6 for 6 in predicting winners. The victory took out any suspicion that Paul was a “homer,” seeing as he bet against his home nation of Germany. Who wouldn’t like to see more Paul’s in the professional world of guessing?

Unfortunately, as with the case with most clairvoyant creatures of the Cephalopoda class, Paul has begun to receive death threats in an act of thuggery from fans who are trying to intimidate and silence him. Thankfully, he will have none of it.

After correctly predicting Germany to defeat Argentina in the quarterfinals, Paul began to receive notes from angry Argentinians who threatened to make a meal out of him.

Oliver Walenciak, Paul’s keeper, spoke on his behalf, telling the Telegraph:

“There are always people who want to eat our octopus but he is not shy and we are here to protect him as well. He will survive.”

I imagine that at first he was afraid, he was petrified. Kept thinking he could never live without predicting World Cup matches. But Paul spent so many nights thinking how he’d never guess wrong and he grew strong, and he learned how to carry on.

Paul also skirted some controversy as he predicted Paraguay to lose to Spain in their quarterfinal match, thus removing the chance for the world to see some free nudity. But, alas, thanks to her kind spirit we will still get to see Larissa Liquelme run naked through the streets.

So now as Paul remains perfect as the world awaits his decision on who will win in the finals, between Spain and the Netherlands. This is for all the marbles.

Source: ONTD & Fanhouse

Scarlett Johansson & her rack for Mango AW11

7 Jul

I really love how natural & not overly Photoshopped these pictures look….

I hate this shit; I really do. I hate it for two main reasons: 1) Scarlett Johansson is gorgeous enough without all of this HD high-tech bullshit painted all over her. All of that mudfuck on these pictures makes her look like a damn robotic clown. & 2) This photographer is a real talentless sonuvabitch. Give anyone a camera, photoshop, & $100,000, & anyone could shit this high contrast mess out. You’re better than this, Scarlett…but work those shoes, girl.

Kate Sylvester SS10

6 Jul

Loving this collection: the mix of romance, menswear, laid back styling, & uniqueness is just enough for me to get inspired by. Great summer collection; I want to own it all. New Zealand knows what’s up.

Source: Liebemarlene Vintage

America! Fuck yeah!

4 Jul

Happy 4th of July, Americans. To the rest of you- hey. How’s it going? I’ll spare the American themed post for today. Go on any other fashion blog & get your fill of tacky designer American themed apparel. Over here at Backwoods, however, we’re gonna salute something else: tattoos & YSL. How do these two go together?

On June 24th, YSL (Yves Saint Laurent- but I pray those of you reading this with interest knew that) debuted a short film, entitled “No Way Back,” for Stefano Pilati’s SS11 collection.¬†Created by photographer Ari Marcopoulos, this film focuses on Mark Mahoney, a very well known & highly praised tattoo artist based out of Los Angeles.

Even if you don’t like fashion, “No Way Back” is incredibly interesting & gives you a more creative look into the life of a very talented artist. I highly suggest you spare 8 minutes & give it a watch.

Source: YSL YouTube