Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday SALE!

Snow in Paris is something almost from the same category as flying pigs and a frozen hell.

We get pretty much one day of snow a year. This one was super unexpected and of course very brief. I call it the 5-hour snow.

In the meantime, I just flew last minute to Romania for the holidays and had to cancel both the annual Hanukkah latkas party and the Expat Xmas.

The weather here is EXACTLY like Paris- grey and rainy, with no white in sight, while Paris has been surprisingly dry lately. Bizzaroworld anyone?

Bit don't fret - I left a good friend with house keys, plants watering and parcel shipping instructions. So apart from the holiday rush hour delays, everything with Last Tango in Paris should go on as usual.

To make things a little more interesting, we're having a little Holiday SALE! 25% off with the code MERRY25 at checkout. Expires 31/12.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Happy Caturday : Kitty with a distinctive snout

Ok, I promise I won't turn this into a cat blog but I can't help but share all this film snapshots with cats.

I don't know what it's like in other places, but in Paris cat spotting is actually quite rare; and meeting a friendly cat like this guy who would not only stay for pics but would also accept petting is like a huge score.

Also, I finally get to share some shots of this insanely cool kimono coat I found in the spring - it has become my go-to light jacket ever since.

 Don't we make a good team?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Film&Fashion Fridays : Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation

I know I got on the whole Gregg Araki bandwagon pretty late; it may be because I started with one of his newer films - Smiley Face- and even though the dark humor and general wackiness were there, the sheer teen angst and despair and 90s nihilism were gone. Not to mention the amazing hues that digitally shot films simply cannot replicate.

So after being practically blown away by Nowhere, I decided it was about time to see the rest of the trilogy. Hence The Doom Generation.

This is one of those movies you feel like screencapping through - the hair, the outfits, the production design and just hyper-stylized directing style are just hypnotic.

Sure, it may seem vapid, self indulged and simply hollow, but isn't that what makes teen movies SO great?

It's a nod to Pulp Fiction, French New Wave, Bonnie and Clyde road movies and pretty much a big middle finger in the face to all his detractors being dubbed 'a heterosexual movie' though I can't remember seeing THIS much homoerotic tension on screen recently.

And, ultimately, it's FUN! In a dark, gory, apres moi le deluge sort of way.

Pretty much not anyone's cup of tea. And yet you can understand movies like Springbreakers of pretty much any of Xavier Dolan's glossy music video grandiosity so much better.

Of course Nowhere is the masterpiece of the trilogy, but this is a pretty good starting point with bleak and drony 90s music and dream-like night scenes. Not to mention cute 60s with chronic bitchface and just the most badass grungy outlaw guys.

These shots should probably give you a taste - or better yet just watch the trailer.

And of course there's the NOWHERE collection to shop if you're vibing the all these moods as much as I am and want to get an even blunter bob and dye my hair in a slimy color and wear cateye sunglasses, Doc Martens and transparent raincoats (I mean HOW cool was that outfit???) after seeing these.

If you see anything you fancy, remember everything is on sale until Tuesday.

You can't face the apocalypse not properly dressed now can you?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday SALE! And a cool peacock

OK, so everyone's doing Black Friday; even in Romania where it's just a big shopping event with no connection with Thanksgiving or anything whatsoever. They don't even translate the name! Crazy, right?

So in order to be in tune with the rest of the Internet, I'm offering Last Tango in Paris customers 25% off their purchase with the code BLACK25 at checkout! Ends 12/03. Starts tonight!

And of course this picture of another big exotic bird - the peacock you can sometimes spot wandering about without a care in the world at Parc Floral. Pretty cool, huh?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shop update : The NOWHERE collection

I'm happy to finally present you with... the NOWHERE collection! Some of you guys might have seen a few looks popping up already on Tumblr and Chictopia, but I never got a chance to present my concept fully before.

I do like trying to group my vintage finds in little collections when I get the chance and this batch of velvet and 90s finds just go so well together!

After seeing Gregg Araki's hypnotic movie NOWHERE, I knew I needed no other references. 90s movies just look SO good on film! It's just so sad that the Cinemathèque is showing less and less prints lately...

It's just everything I loved mashed into 80-something minutes - teen drama, camp, trippy colors, sex, and the most out-there brand of absurd humor. Just watch the trailer!

Sure, it might not be for everyone, but the fashion is simply insane! Crop tops, 60s space age outfits and all the platform shoes you can dream of!

Each look was inspired by a character; you can read more in the description of each listing. A proper movie post will be coming up soon.

They're all in the Etsy boutique now! Happy shopping :)