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Your life will not be complete until you go check out Barnaby Barford 's sculptures. Exploring ''notions of lost youth'' by popping a cap in Santa's head is just warped enough to make me fall in love. I should add that the sculpture pictured is called ''Does that mean we're not getting any presents?'' -Liza (photo via www.barnabybarford.co.
Don't forget to watch HBO's Grey Gardens starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange this Saturday at 8. Our review after the jump.A story first told as a 1975 documentary that became a cult sensation, and then recently recounted in a celebrated Broadway musical, Grey Gardens, the true tale of mother and daughter 'Big Edie' and 'Little Edie' Beale, is being revived once more, and the result is another terrific tearjerker.
There's a new exhibition opening tonight that celebrates New York beauties past (and present). Fiona Gardner's photographs are of ten former Miss Subways as they are today. Miss Subways was a contest from 1941-1976 in which young women of New York were crowned -- without any pomp and circumstance -- and their photos displayed on the subway for all to see. The women are all middle aged and older today, and Gardner's photo series shows them wearing sashes and crown juxtaposed against the circumstances of their daily lives.
Model Citizen Clothing and Bake and Destroy are teaming up for a 'confectionary collaboration'. Now when you buy Model Citizen's Tiger Lady T-shirt featuring Bake and Destroy's Natalie Slater, you get a free cupcake recipe created by her. And not just any old cupcake recipe, a NACHO CUPCAKE recipe! Your Cinco de Mayo just got a whole lot better... But the treats don't end there; Bonnie Rue (of Model Citizen) is having her first ever blog giveaway.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Vick, the former NFL player convicted for his part in a dogfighting ring, is talking to TV producers about a 'proposed docu-series would follow Vick starting July 20, the day of his scheduled release from federal custody, and show him trying to 'make amends for his past.'' And it would also make him about $600,000 richer, according to what his attorneys told the judge presiding over Vick's bankruptcy hearing. THR reports, 'Insiders place bets on AE and Spike TV as likely first stops.
For all you BUSTies across the pond, Charlie Le Mindu is going to be a resident at Tatty Devine Brick Lane in London. Starting April 17th, you can head over to his pop-up salon every Friday afternoon to get your hair done. If you're not familiar with his stylings, you should definitely check them out; 'hairdos' is an understatement, 'work of art' is more like it. He's had success with his recent runway show during London Fashion Week and celebrity clientele like The B52's, Bloc Party, LCD Soundsystem, and Bust IT girl, Peaches.
Rotter and Friends Spring Fun from Rotter and Friends on Vimeo. Being busy with Rotter and Friends Spring '09 collection having just launched and all, I luckily got to squeeze in a Q and A session with friend of BUST and uber-illustrator/collaborator, Jess Rotter. When and how and did Rotter and Friends start? I had been the artist-in-residence for a British clothing label called Birdie, for over 6 years, which was where my foray into creating musically inspired prints had begun.
I couldn't resist sharing this after I saw it posted on Feministing. Who couldn't use a good 7-minute-long giggle over repeated use of the phrase ''tea-bagging?'' The moral of the story: when planning a political protest, always assume your opposition has the sense of humor of a 7th-grader.
  When you're waiting in line at the Post Office all day, don't forget to breathe. Or, at the very least, reward yourself on the way home by picking up a new, ahem, stimulus package.