Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Movie of the week = The September Issue

Watched this movie last night (Sorry sis!) and seeing Anna Wintour run Vogue is really something to see.
The whole movie is about the process behind getting the 2007 September issue together.

Here are some images from one of the spreads that is featured in the September 2007 issue:

And here is the trailer for the movie:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Revamping stairs into art

Who would have thought that someone would take their time, energy and effort to look at stairs and breathe new life into them. Stairs are something where function well surpasses the aesthetics of them, they can be found in hospitals, offices, homes, malls, absolutely EVERYWHERE and no one has had a need to reinvent this timeless classic.

That was up until now.

Please can I introduce you to these great creations (I have given them my own name, they probably have much cooler sounding names).

The ribbon

This staircase is made out 10mm thick metal sheet and resembles a ribbon unraveling. This was created by HSH architects and is actually fitted in a house in Prague.

The slide

Why take the stairs when you have a slide right next to them? These were created by London architect Alex Michaelis at the request of his children. His kids are geniuses.

Floating stairs

These floating stairs were created by Florence architect Guido Ciompi for The Gray Hotel in Milan. Kudos.

Hovering stairs

These awfully dainty looking stairs are the brainchild of Spanish designer Jordi Vayreda - he assures us that they are able to hold up to 200kgs. I'd just be too scared to slip through the cracks.

Tight squeeze

These stairs have the space barely the size of a closet to fit into, but this didn't scare Swedish TAF Architects Office, who made this space an aesthetically pleasing area.

It definitely does put a spin on the traditional way we see things.

For more great stairs go to the original article on odee.

Song on my mind = Hall & Oates "You make my dreams come true"

This song is featured in (500) days of Summer and has been stuck in my head ever since I saw the movie.

Here is the music video:

And here is the scene in the movie where the song is featured:

Monday, January 18, 2010

Love = Balenciaga Fall 09/10 Ads with Jennifer Connelly

Designer muse: Lady Gaga

What are the two sayings that we get told from a young age?! Ahh yes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and 15 minutes of fame. Two phrases that make me think of celebrities.

And somehow Lady Gaga has been able to transcend both of these, by smashing these age-old words into oblivion.

Either she, or her management have realised that to remain in the public’s favour you need more than just a bit of talent, but rather something that keeps interest focused on you. What better way than to become the latest coat hanger for designers the world over (she has even been rumoured to have inspired Paris Fashion Week)

Names from Alexander Mc Queen, Bernard Chandran, Oscar O Lima, Givenchy and every other shade of designer inbetween have had this blond bombshell parade their creations. She is pushing the fashion boundry, much like Madonna did when she just started. (Who could forget that cone-shaped bra.)

At the end of the day it all comes down to the fact that Lady Gaga owns and dominates her clothes and makes them work for her. I will have to try and experiment if I can Gaga-rise my wardrobe and see what people say. I have this distinct feeling though that unlike this American beauty I will not be able to pull this off. And purely because of that we love Lady Gaga’s Fashion sense.

Song on my mind = Florence + The Machine

The new single from Florence + The Machine is playing on repeat at the moment. I must be honest, the first time I heard it I thought it was the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, but alas I was wrong.

Here is the video:

Love = Charlie Le Mindu

Charlie Le Mindu is a fashion designer with a twist. He is a wig fashion designer. Check out his website to see the amazing wigs that he creates using real human hair.


Dakota & Gabourey = New V Cover Girls

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Love = New Blogger // Heike

Jaylowlovesyou wants to welcome a new blogger to the site.
Her name is Heike and she is a wonderful, overexcited German who will contribute to the blog.

Will put her first blog entry onto the interweb later today.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Pop song of the moment

Ever since I heard Ke$ha's "Tik Tok" in one episode of Melrose Place a few months ago. I scowered the internet to find the song that was playing during a party scene and found the "Tik Tok" song. Anyway, now that you know how obsessed I am with tv shows, I want to mention another song from Ke$ha. From her debut album "Animal" there is a song called "Blah blah blah" feat 3OH!3 which has been playing on my iTunes for the last 20 minutes over and over again.

I thought I would share that with all of you :)

You can listen to the song on her Myspace page here or on youtube here

Love'd = The Weekend

Had a great weekend with my friends. Friday night started out with dinner in Parktown, which led to Gin in Greenside, which I now officially hate. It was raining so hard that the rain leaked onto the "dancefloor". So while they were playing old music we were all dancing in the rain. Sounds cooler than what it really was. On Saturday I watched Where The Wild Thing Are which was pretty cool, but for some reason the soundtrack is stuck more in my head than the movie. Yesterday I moved back in with my mom (it is only temporary). I miss Joburg already!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Now that the final season of Lost is almost upon us it might be time to recap on all the events that happened on the island just to refresh our memories.
Luckily someone compiled a wonderful montage which recaps the most important moments from the last 5 seasons.

Gotta love a montage!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Song in my head (for now) = El Tigeraso by Maluca

New artist in the Mad Decent Family.
Listen to her new single El Tigeraso on her myspace page.
*and of course it was produced by Diplo =)

And here is the video:

Love = New Roisin

One of my FAVORITE artists ever just release her new single called Momma's Place and it is awesome.

Go and listen to it here

Love it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rocky Start

Got up early this morning to get to the office on time but my plans were put on hold when my car didnt want to start.

The following people need to be thanked for helping me with my car:
& Gareth (for keeping me company)

Love = Dans Republic

Dans Republic is a collaboration between two South African bands Flash Republic & Foto na Dans. The first single "Afrikaans" can be downloaded for free at their website:

Also have a look at the video:

Final Season of Lost

After 5 very confusing seasons of Lost the final season starts in February. A lot of friends of mine stopped watching Lost somewhere a long the way but as a true Lost fan I have watched all the seasons.

I am nervous and excited about the last season. Hopefully all the strange questions will be answered. But I have this sneaky suspicion that there will be more questions than answers when this show finishes.

Luckely I will have Fringe to attend to my JJ Abrams addiction.

Happy watching.


The upcoming movie by Christopher Nolan has really caught my attention. I am very happy to see a new movie by this director which is more in the same vain as Momentum.

Good luck with figuring out the trailer.


Love = Marc Jacobs Hotel Room Keychains

Love = Stiaan Louw

There are not a lot of South African fashion designer who really excite me but recently I stumbled upon the wonderful clothes of Stiaan Louw. It seems that more experimental local fashion designers are starting to emerge, or maybe I am just noticing it now.

Anyhow, loving Stiaan Louw

Here is his blog:

For Emily...

A new year, a new blog.

This will be a place for me to give my opinion about things I love, things I hate and things worth talking about.

For Andrea
By Jaylow
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