Because I used to really hate Taylor Swift, then when I found out that the title of her album “Red” was a reference to Joni Mitchell’s “Blue,” I was like, “Well, that’s pretty smart.” I listened to the album seriously, and I was completely blown away. Then I looked at the credits on the album, and [saw that] she basically wrote everything herself. I feel like people don’t respect her as much as they should, because they see a blonde girl and they dismiss [the music].
— And this is why I love Grimes! In the latest issue of Bust. (via miburbank)
A nice little follow up to tonight’s Taylor Swift appreciation party that Emmy, Laura & I had in the pub pre-The Starting Line this evening.
“The premise is what happens when a girl, me, starts dating a guy who has a female best friend because B.J. and I are best friends in real life and we have a lot of observations about what that has been like for our dating lives, having a male and female best friend.”
And Kaling had high praise for Novak’s work on the show, telling us, “we did this two-episode arc and he’s hilarious in it. He’s so different than Ryan on The Office in it. I think he’s funnier in these two episodes than I’ve ever seen him!”
My good friend and podcast co-host is having a mammoth sale over at the jewellery company that she runs full time (i.e. when she isn’t rambling horror with me). It’s important that she makes enough money to meet her Godzilla-sized tax bill in the next week.
Above is a sample of some the newer stuff that’s available on the webstores. Go there now and buy stuff.
Everything is made in-house - S&V are a brilliant and unique company and it would be terrible to lose them to the tax man!
If you can’t buy anything, please take a few seconds and forward it on!
I have been seeking out a bat necklace for a while now and it turns out that the answer was practically on my doorstep the whole time. Definitely placing an order! I remember buying a few things from Sugar & Vice years back because I remember being amazing that it was Canterbury-based. This was even before I met you, Jamie. Such a small world. I can absolutely vouch for the quality - everything I bought then is still in pristine condition despite having been worn a fair bit - and it’s great value. Go check it out!
A couple of friends choreographed a dance clip after I approached one of them at 1am. We chose the song, and I gave them a week to choreograph and rehearse whilst I locked in a location and baked cookies. This was filmed in one afternoon over 6 hours, and then edited within 24 hours.
It was heaps of fun to shoot! I’m not a dancer, but I love watching people dance. I thought why not show my appreciation by filming some!
Choreography and Dance: Robin Chow & Christina Truong
Director of Photography: Mitch Peters
Camera assistant: Somporn Suebhait
Special thanks to: Bri Small & Stephen Chippindall
I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.
Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.