[All photos via Claiborne Swanson Frank]
There are some women who are so cool, you can't even be jealous of them.
Meet Claiborne Swanson Frank, budding Voguester-turned-photographer and daughter of the beyond-cool family behind Swanson Vineyards in Napa Valley. She is the eye behind the lens of Vogue.com's celebrity interior snap-shoot series, "APT with LSD" (see her own Napa cottage here) and soon will be releasing her first Assouline-published book of portraits entitled American Beauty. And, of course, she's insanely beautiful (that's Claiborne in the top photo).
Alright, so maybe it's okay to be a bit jealous. Or, a lot.
[Tom Ford Fall 2011 collection (crappy) video look book]
As promised, Tom Ford released images of his Fall 2011 collection these four months after his private presentation for Beyoncé and other less-significant people. I will apologize on Tom's behalf for the lousy video format. I will praise him, however, for his design mastery.
[via Elle.com, photography by James Franco]
There's nothing quite more soul sucking than, after a morning spent convincing yourself that despite the clock actually reading 7:30 am, it's only 6:30 am and you can, because you deserve it, sleep in another five minutes, then getting visibly angry at your electric toothbrush for taking so goddamned long, grabbing whatever clothes are on the top of the laundry pile and breezing past your house guest as you fly out the door...hungover...there's nothing - NOTHING! - more soul sucking than finding out that, meanwhile, James Franco managed to add yet another hyphen to his already vomit-inducingly long wikipedia title.
James Franco, American actor–film director–screenwriter–film producer–author–painter–performance artist–(and now) fashion photographer.
And I forgot to put on underpants.
[via Vanity Fair]
Fact: Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is originally from Wisconsin (point, me).
Fact: Bon Iver's new self-titled album will make you more blubbering and wistfully weepy than you were when you watched Liv Tyler say her final good-bye to Bruce Willis in Armageddon.
Grab some Kleenex and have a listen here.
Nestled among lush rolling hills and pristine Midwestern farmland, in a town called Spring Green, there is a barn. And it's a pretty sh*tty one, at that. But, inside this sh*tty barn (aptly named "The Sh*tty Barn"), musical guests are welcomed, Furthermore beer flows, BBQ grills are a-fire and general merriment abounds.
This, my friends, is Wisconsin. And it's pretty f*cking cool.