I think this image is a perfect example of the brillance of Helmut Lang. If this image did not have a date accompanying it you would never know this look is from a runway show that was presented over ten years ago. It’s not that its a classic look, it was a forward and modern look that still holds both of those atributes today without looking the slightest bit dated. The fit and menswear look on a woman with strong sexy overtones to it blow away that current interpretations of this idea. Not only is this on trend for so much of womenswear now, but it is 11 years predating it. Thank god for Helmut Lang.
I have a notebook where I write my thoughts and ideas into every morning, and I’ve started a list I’ve dubbed the “Dirty Thirty”.
A list of things I want to do, accomplish and try between my 29th and 30th birthday. This includes random things like solve a Rubik’s cube in under 30 seconds (my current record being around 6 minutes) and win any contest, to more adult things like being completely debt free.
My list doesn’t lock in until I turn 29 in July, so I constantly tweak it.
I found the best way to edit the list is to rewrite it weekly without referring back to the previous week’s list. This way anything that I keep writing is something I really want to do.
Despite not looking at previous lists, I know learning to surf will keep popping up.
Fender recently reproduced John Mayer’s “The Black1” guitar in a limited quantity of 83 for sale.
The original Black1 was created in Fender’s custom shop for John Mayer in 2004. Inspired by the Fender’s Stevie Ray Vaughan Lenny tribute, John fell in love with the sound, which is attributed to the fact that the lacquer had stripped away from use.
John had his hand in the entire building of the guitar from start to finish, from sanding and painting, and had the staff that was assisting him in the build sign the inside of the guitar.
When it finally arrived to his New York apartment, John was initially disappointed with the sound. He went into desperate measures, clearing out his freezer and putting The Black1 inside overnight in hopes it would create something unique. Nothing happened until he opened it up and noticed a wire was not properly grounded. That unlocked the tone he was looking for.
I don’t have much of an ear, but I can only describe the sound of the black one as deep with a beautiful softness.
Watch John jam out a bit here with the Black1, rocking a Rick Owens leather jacket.