31 May, 2010

"We are wired"

The on demand footage of Lady Gaga: In Camera is now available on SHOWstudio and I advise you watch it. It is two hours long but simply fantastic. She looks impeccable as always and answers questions that just might change your mind about her. For the better that is. Watch it here.

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"Alexander Fury:
Gaga, I see all these pictures of you getting off a plane in an outfit, a full on head to toe - I want to know how you do it. I cant really picture you in a Virgin sleep suit, but I'm assuming the plane is one place where you can catch up on your sleep - so what happens between the plane and the arrivals lounge?
- Asked by Gareth Pugh, London.


Lady Gaga:
I sleep in all my glamorous glory!


Alexander Fury:
Do you think that the arts can change the future? (for the present that we all seem to be in is certainly not the one I envisaged!)
- Asked by Daphne Guinness, London.


Lady Gaga:
I do, I do think that we can change the future with our voices, and with music and with fashion. And I know why she feels that way. I will say so genuinely and authentically Daphne, when I met you, you changed my future.


Alexander Fury:
I'm wondering to what extent your style has been influenced by Isabella Blow and Daphne Guinness? I detect not merely more high fashion in your look, but more English flamboyance.
- Asked by Cathy Horyn, New York.


Lady Gaga:
Isabella and Daphne are two genius human beings. Women, Icons, but so much more than that. They are for me a way to look into myself and examine their lives and who they are in an effort to understand myself better. Isabella is an enormous inspiration and so is Daphne, and I cherish their lives. I cherish them both, as if we were cut from he same cloth. "

Mary Poppins

I woke up and watched Mary Poppins today, and I really wish we could still dress like they did then.

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25 May, 2010

CocoRosie Live

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As you might have guessed from my last post, I went to see CocoRosie live at Manchester Cathedral on the 7th of May and it was truly spectacular. Without sounding over the top, it was probably one of the most wonderful live performances I will ever see in my life. Their new album, "Grey Oceans" is again a completely different sound from the Casady sisters, with a combination of both ethnic influences and modern vocal manipulation, they have once again managed to perfectly unify two completely parallel concepts. Their live show featured most of the songs off this album and one or two old favourites. They flitted and fleed around stage, particularly Sierra who danced like a hyperactive child whilst wearing delicate night gowns and tutus. The setting of a Cathedral was perfect and it really was a beautiful thing to have been a part of. I didn't manage to get any worth while pictures but I did get some semi-decent videos. I hope you enjoy them and if you haven't, listen to the new album and do try go and see them live before you pop your clogs...

CocoRosie - Happy Eyez from Maggie Matich on Vimeo.



CocoRosie - Undertaker from Maggie Matich on Vimeo.



CocoRosie - R.I.P Burnface from Maggie Matich on Vimeo.



CocoRosie Live - K-Hole from Maggie Matich on Vimeo.

16 May, 2010

Undertaker

"Under what spell the guarding light be took the undertaker,
Under his gaze did fall such evil blunder,
Characters of flaming eyes eager to burn the wooden castle,
Eager towards the paper heart of children birds.

The aching starlit, the singing sinew, the wining ghost, brutal window,
Snowy harlot, Chaffing mine eyes the sand paper kiss,
Bloody rose on my cheek, purple kiss of stardust.
Pink balloon of time candied on the inside baby pit bull butterfly"

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11 May, 2010

"How do you do, I'm Tracey Lord"

So, I mentioned that I went to see the Grace Kelly exhibition in the V&A which was totally amazing. And although I was already a huge fan of Grace Kelly and her image, I find myself thinking and comparing things to her style almost daily. It seems the exhibition has inspired me quite a lot and if you can pop down and see it, it is well worth the small expense. Anyway, for now I just thought I would post some of my favourite Grace Kelly pictures and stuff, just for you to have a look at.

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(personal favourite)

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Definitely my favourite wedding dress ever, and I do love wedding dresses. Strictly vintage however - none of this swarvaski nonsense. Unfortunately it wasn't in the exhibition.

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Photography was not permitted but I just had to sneak a photo of this dress. It really is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. The photo doesn't so it justice but I really do hope one day I am skilled enough to make something as fabulous as this...

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09 May, 2010

When The Wind Sighs.

My dear friend Maxo is a budding young poet who I think is very talented. His poems are about the mundane and not so mundane and the lovely and the not so lovely. I enjoy his blog immensely and I think you might too... www.somethingeveryday.co.uk

He has just posted his first video recital of one of my favourite poems of his, "When The Wind Sighs". Take a look.