Tuesday, December 30, 2008
(via All Music for Soul.)
According to my friends, she was a master at the synthesizer, but I all I cared about was her swanlike dress and her baublicious earrings. So big!
As it turns out, she is an extremely talented musician - in addition to being one of those heavy-lidded seventies babes with an old-timey lilt to her speech.
Also, as Matrixsynth commenter Awakened Yeti notes, she looks "baked out of her gourd."
Monday, December 29, 2008
A Farewell to Arms (Maggie Michael)
I'm sure you already have something planned for Wednesday. All we ask is that you wear something hella glam.
Thursday is the final day to peep, contribute to, and generally enjoy the presence of the Festivus Pole in Adams Morgan.
If you're up for more partying on Friday, check out the Soulfuck at the Black Cat or Disco City at Rock and Roll Hotel.
Saturday is the last day of Maggie Michael's "All At Once" at G Fine Art. Art is good for hangovers; Maggie Michael is just plain good.
Sunday is your last chance to catch "Odysseys and Photographs—Masters From the National Geographic Archives" at the National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I was going to make a post about Chanukah today, but then I found this picture in New York of Cher at Studio 54 and got really distracted. Her outfit is slightly confusing but it appears to be the tightest jeans ever and an open button down which reveals piles of slinky bling. Don't even get me started on the suspenders! Her cascading waves of hair! Her hat! Do you like how she's all, "Oh, we're going to the most famous club ever? Let me just put on my jeans and my insane gold necklace."
I check our site-counter obsessively (hello, German readers! Thank you for searching Christine McVie and finding us here), and in the last week or so, an inordinate number of people have arrived at Listopad via Google searches for Bobby Trendy, the late Anna Nicole Smith's interior decorator. This prompted me to re-read Simon Doonan's 2002 New York Observer column in which Trendy asks if Diana Vreeland is "a new type of strep throat," which in turn prompted me to look up photos of Diana Vreeland. I found this one at Wessel + O'Connor Fine Art; it was taken by Andy Warhol. This is how I want to be remembered - as a pair of penetrating eyes punctuated by knotty, gesticulating hands, painted nails, and big jewelry.
"We're stormy, and that which is ours breaks loose from us without our fearing any debilitation," wrote Helene Cixous in "The Laugh of the Medusa," which was published in L'Arc in 1968. "Our glances, our smiles are spent; laughs exude from all our mouths; our blood flows and we extend ourselves without ever reaching an end; we never hold back our thoughts, our signs, our writing; and we're not afraid of lacking." Olivier Roller took this photo of her in 2004. I can't wait to be old and have crazy short hair and do whatever the fuck I want with my makeup.
Monday, December 22, 2008
If you guys are like me, you're just starting your Christmas shopping now. Tuesday is the last day of the Downtown Holiday Market, a crafts-and-music throwdown at 7th and F streets NW.
Wednesday! The scramble for last-minute gifts. Never fear, lovelies! Meeps is open until 6 pm, and is fully stocked with gifty treats from local designers like niceLena, Clever Crab, and Sharpshirter.
Thursday would be a good day to make four kinds of cookies from a single dough recipe. Whoa!!
This Anna Sui tunic is gently evocative of the holidays - a fashion-forward alternative the Christmas sweater, an item so reviled that it inspires parties celebrating its ugliness. Go with this non-denominational, tasteful alternative for whatever family gathering you'll be attending on Friday.
Saturday, come to Dahlak for the Future Times Consciousness Event, a DJ-fest featuring live sets from Maxmillion Dunbar and Rhythm Based Lovers. Plus! The turntable stylings of everyone you love: Andrew Morgan! Ari G! LesbiJAN! Kid Mike! C Rob!
Sunday is the final day of TxtStyles: Fashioning Identity at the National Museum of African Art.
Friday, December 19, 2008
1. Maxmillion Dunbar - Wouldn't Matter
2. Autechre - Goz Quarter
3. Rhythm Based Lovers - Snow Drift
4. Dizzy K - Yes I Love You (Max D Vamp Out)
5. Isolee - Enrico
6. Kassav' - Lagué Moin
7. Timmy Regisford - I Get Deep
8. T.O.M Project - Renaissance
9. Maxmillion Dunbar - Sugar No Guns
10. Cappuccino - Hell Dance With Me
11. XDB - F.E.B
12. Maxmillion Dunbar - Drumboogie
13. Beautiful Swimmers - Swimmer's Groove
14. G.A.N.G - KKK
15. Goodie Mob - Black Ice (Ice You Can't See loop)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
$1.40/bag of frozen edamame blows Trader Joe's and Whole Foods out of the park!
Enough mochi offerings to fill a bathtub. Kewpie mayonnaise - essential for creamy+sweet Asian potato salads.
Furikake seasonings - it's the stuff that Teaism puts on their rice to make it xtra special (try the light green one in the middle).
The signature look in this film is black panties, see-through top and "skunk" hair, plus tons of red eyeshadow and punk attitude.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I don' know how old this video is, but Christy Turlington looks young and Kate looks downright infantile. Any guesses? '92?
Monday, December 15, 2008
Helvetica! I've been wanting to see this movie since it came out. Lucky for me (and you) there is a free (!) screening at the DCJCC on Wednesday. Update: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-939-0794 for more information or to reserve a seat.
Darling CityBikes is always looking out for their customers. They're hosting a free (!) bike maintenance class on Thursday.
The British Film Institute Archive recently restored the early work of Sir David Lean. See Blithe Spirit at the National Gallery on Friday.
Dr. Deborah Willis and Post associate editor Kevin Merida read from Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs at Vertigo Books in College Park on Saturday.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
My stars! I thought I'd seen it all until I saw these photos.
If you told me that you'd just seen a gorgeous sequined rainbow-ombre dress, I would have laughed, but not in a nice way. This dress should have been a train wreck, but it's somehow fucking amazing. It probably has something to do with the way she's looking at the camera, like, "So?" (December 1990)
This makes me think of the Rahzel song "All I Know." Look at that statement necklace! This woman is truly a bad motherfucker. (November 1991)
This is evocative of Susie's Tadashi bodysuit - which I love! Anna, why don't you dress like this anymore? And look at how successfully you are not wearing fur. (December 1991)
But are you ready for the piece de resistance? Close your eyes.
Gaaahhh!!! I found this pic on RDuJour (via Cat Party) but have no inkling of its origin. (Bonus: Cat Party has some vintage pics of Carine Roitfeld and Emmanuelle Alt, too!)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I'm being completely serious - this video is fascinating and very bizarre. Try to ignore the paternal, omniscient narrator and focus on the immaculately preserved time capsule that is this short film. I still can't get over the decor of Cathy's bedroom (vaguely psychedelic), the length of her hair (astonishing), and the outfit that she ends up leaving the house in (acutely nerdy). If you prefer, ponder the question that the film poses. As the YouTube user who uploaded the film pithily observed, "it's a cross between a cereal commercial and Waiting for Godot."
Monday, December 8, 2008
(pic via polymath blues.)
Jonathan Curiel, the author of Al' America: Travels Through America's Arab and Islamic Roots, speaks at Busboys and Poets tonight.
Do not even front like you're not coming to Napoleon on Wednesday for Listopad x Renee Glazer. It's going to be really fun and we're really excited to see all of you!
On Thursday, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams hosts a reading of the The Domino Book of Decorating. All hail this super-cute and smart magazine.
Can I tell you guys a funny story? When my babysitter showed me Labyrinth during the summer before third grade, I cried hysterically until she fed me cookies. Relive this childhood trauma on Friday at Landmark's E Street Cinema. Midnight show yung!
This weekend, the Smithsonian hosts "Ambulante at Smithsonian: New Documentaries from Mexico," a film series showcasing some choice celluloid: La cancion del pulque (about ancient booze!) on Saturday and XV in Zaachila (about a quincaneara with 850 guests!) on Sunday.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I blame the recession. It encourages austerity and frowns on frippery. The flow-y locks of the bubble years now seem frivolous and impractical; I'm really inclinded to take a hacksaw to my shoulder-length mane and sport a look that's more - I don't know, severe? Industrial? Avant-garde, maybe? Short hair always seems like the hair of the future, even when it's the hair of the past.
Although the past makes a convincing case for long hair, too.
(photos via Gatochy.)
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
We are beyond excited about the Listopad x Renee Glazer launch party that we are hosting next week with DJ Jerome Baker III. Head on over to Renee's beautiful blog for more pics...
Listopad x Renee Glazer Vintage Artist Collabo Launch Party
Featuring Jerome Baker III
Wednesday, December 10 2008, 6-9pm
at Napoleon Bistro (1847 Columbia Road NW)
with complimentary champagne and snacks
Monday, December 1, 2008
Tuesday, visit the National Building Museum to hear New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger talk about Learning from Las Vegas. This book sounds insane and was written by geniuses.
A recently-returned-from-tour Edie Sedgwick plays the Black Cat on Wednesday with Gestures and Big Gold Belt.
We always post about Moneytown because we love how DJ Nitekrawler always brings an out-of-town guest to his monthly party. This Friday, look forward to the Richmond-basedScorpio Brothers.
There is a midnight screening of Ghostbusters at the E Street Landmark Cinema on Saturday. Need I elaborate?
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
My secret weapon? The statement necklace. Throw this bad boy on and your outfit is suddenly outing-appropriate.
I love this sick, Brutalist-inspired Alexis Bittar number.
PS: Thank you, fashion world, for giving us a legitimate-sounding term for what I always used to refer to as "huge, crazy, fucked-up necklace." Speaking of fashion world - have you guys noticed that Anne Slowey has worn a statement necklace in
episode of Stylista?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday night, head over to the Black Cat for a screening of Pirate Radio USA. Your paltry $5 admission fee benefits the Community Powered Radio project.
Tuesday is the final day of the AFI European Union Film Showcase. Films you can still catch: The Country Teacher, Loss, Birdsong, and Night and Day.
Milk opens on Wednesday. Catch it at either of the Landmark theatres.
Thursday, channel Pilgrim steez in this USA-made Zac Posen bolero or this prim-ly fabulous 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse. Very Prudence Goodwife, no?
How soothing does this sound? Moonlight and Clouds: Silver and Gold in the Arts of Japan is at the Freer-Sackler Gallery until May 10. Go on Friday and decompress.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Cozy Native Print Union-made 3/4 length Skirt (great for layering!), Women's, M/L, Listopad Petite + Pretty Red Silk Dress, Women's, XS, Listopad Mod Patchwork Leather Pumps, Women's, 6/7, Listopad Double-knit Marimekko-styled Mod Dress, Women's, S/M, Mercedes Bien
Soft and Sophisticated "Lucchese" Cowboy Boots (dark brown goes with everything), Women's, 7.5, Mercedes Bien
March in Style with a Vintage German Soldier Hat , Medium, Listopad
Well-Crafted Lumberjack, Men's, M/L, Mercedes Bien
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
No quiero. (via The Bag Lady.)
Something has just come to my attention, and I know it's a little late in the game to be sharing this with yinz, but we're so often banging the drum on this subject it seems a crime not to share.
There will be a special screening of the film Made in L. A. (Hecho en Los Angeles) today at 4:30 PM at Catholic University's law school. (This is literally feet away from the Metro.) A reception (free food!) will follow the screening, along with a discussion led by super-genius fashionista Dr. Jennifer Horne.
According to the film's site, Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. Like, you had me at basic labor protections. Sweatshop-free clothing is something that Listopad is really amped about, and F21 definitely does not fall under that category. Hecho a difference, y'all.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Listopad is proud to announce a limited edition collaboration with Montmarte. We will be celebrating on December 10th at Napoleon Bistro with Jerome Baker III. More details soon!
The baby's breath in her hair, the 70s goddess gowns, the layered necklaces, the unbeatable voice....it doesn't get much better than Minnie Riperton's style in the '70s. Also, loved her afro in Rotary Connection.
P.S. My favorite song
Monday, November 17, 2008
We all know this feeling. (Photo by Wolfram Hahn, via yasnababa.)
Tomorrow, check out the "Free-form Cooking" class (best name) at Sixth and I - this week they're focusing on Chinese techniques. (Szechuan and Cantonese styles included!)
Wednesday, A Disenchanted Playroom opens at the Goethe-Institut. Artist Wolfram Hahn photographed little kids watching TV. I'm already crying.
Thursday is the final day of The World of Art Bead, a exhibit of beadwork by Miho Kanaya at the Japanese Embassy.
Friday is the opening night of Photos to Develop at the Jerusalem Fund. Fulbright scholar Natasha Hall organized the exhibit, which features photography by Bedouin children living in Jordan.
You guys know about our fervent obsession with photographer Zoe Strauss, right? If you're in NYC for any reason on Saturday, please go to Silverstein Photography to check out AMERICA: We Love Having You Here, an collection of her work from the last eight years. (Note: her book just came out, too. Read! Cry! Love!)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Hello, illustrated recipe for a salad that sounds deliciously similar to an Amsterdam Falafel topping! You've made my day much brighter with your jaunty, handwritten way. PS: Thanks for being vegan without realizing it!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Dita Von Teese models some of her favorites from her vintage hat collection (which spans rooms in her mansion). She styled the shoot too. Pick up the issue just to see how a vintage aficionado does it.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Dr. Quinn for Yohji Yamamoto?
Samantha and Nellie for Maison Martin Margiela?
Vivienne Westwood for L.L. Bean?
They're actually Whyred, available for lust, obsession, and purchase on Kickpleat.