The Libertine

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Month: January, 2010

Organic Threads

Photos By Elizabeth Young

‘Naïade’ | Vlada Roslyakova By Greg Kadel For Numéro 94 | Summer 2008



Editorial- “Homecoming” by Phil Poynter (Fyi: GORGEOUS Guys)

I found this editorial for the first time on an amazing blog created by a professional stylist. She has a fantastic eye for everything from high fashion and men’s fashion, to interiors, lifestyle, street style, kitchen creations and love. Enjoy this great editorial selected by her…and then go check out the rest of her inspiring posts at:

“Home Coming”

Magazine: GQ Style, October 2009, UK
Photographer: Phil Poynter
Stylist: David Bradshaw
Models: Barnaby Dunn, Harry Goodwins and Philipp Schmidt


yum yum yum….makes we wanna buy a farm and get domestic;)

Erin Wasson….Goddess


Enough said…

You’ve been Good…Welcome To Heaven

Oh and….That drink’s for you😉

Short Film – Levi’s “Go Forth”

I LOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEE this freakin’ video. I wish more of our fashion industry would head in this direction. It’s so unique to see beauty with a soul these days. Sometimes, I get bummed out by fashion blogging because that can be so hard to find. So much of fashion seems truly ‘soul-less’ ; vacant eyed, vaguely hungry models paraded around in seemingly ‘who can be more bazaar’ designs with no real magic…
Thank you Levi’s for setting your advertising to such a lovely tone. In honor of this new leaf, I am wearing my beloved 501’s today!!! xoxo

Short Film – Levi’s “Go Forth” from John Carl on Vimeo.

Client: Levi Strauss
Project: Go Forth:

“We went on a road trip for 30 days to 30 cities filming stories of people around America. This film is a compilation and summation of that journey.

This film will be shown in San Francisco on October 17th and NYC on October 22nd.

about us:

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: 24mm 1.4L, 35mm 1.4L, 45mm 2.8L t/s, 50mm 1.2L, 70-200mm 4.0L, 70-200mm 2.8L IS
Editing: Final Cut Pro
Grading: After Effects
Music: John Carl
Scoring: Apple Logic, Propellerhead Reason”

Makes Me Sigh

Beauty Borrowed

I copied this off . It spoke to me. Words are speaking to me today…sorry boys and girls;) just one of those days:

Do you know the most surprising thing about heartache? It doesn’t actually kill you. Like a bullet to the heart, or a head-on car wreck, it should. When someone you’ve promised to cherish forever says, “I never loved you,” it should kill you instantly. You shouldn’t have to wake up day after day after that, trying to understand how in the world you didn’t know.”

Dear Frida….(frida kahlo to marty mcconnell)

leaving is not enough; you must
stay gone. train your heart
like a dog. change the locks
even on the house he’s never
visited. you lucky, lucky girl.
you have an apartment
just your size. a bathtub
full of tea. a heart the size
of Arizona, but not nearly
so arid. don’t wish away
your cracked past, your
crooked toes, your problems
are papier mache puppets
you made or bought because the vendor
at the market was so compelling you just
had to have them. you had to have him.
and you did. and now you pull down
the bridge between your houses,
you make him call before
he visits, you take a lover
for granted, you take
a lover who looks at you
like maybe you are magic. make
the first bottle you consume
in this place a relic. place it
on whatever altar you fashion
with a knife and five cranberries.
don’t lose too much weight.
stupid girls are always trying
to disappear as revenge. and you
are not stupid. you loved a man
with more hands than a parade
of beggars, and here you stand. heart
like a four-poster bed. heart like a canvas.
heart leaking something so strong
they can smell it in the street.

— marty mcconnell


The Un-Loving Of You

I’m letting you go,
I’m giving you back,
Each bit of your self that I’ve kept…
I returned those eye brows,
and a few of your teeth,
I packed them and hummed as I wept…
I shipped off your thighs in a box with some fingers,
the larger ones only, for now…
When you asked for your shoulders
I blinked back through a frown,
But I let you take them,
And some lashes I’d found.
Now, the chuckle was harder,
I was still using that
And without out your soft hair,
I just can’t hang my hat
But I do understand that you need these things back
So I try to be gracious, although it’s an act.
The hard part is coming
And I know I’ll feel lost
with no way to smell,
Or to taste, or to talk…
See, I cherish your lips
still so familiar,
and your eyes that melt chocolate for me…
There’s a crook in your nose
that it’s not yours without,
and I’m starting to feel a bit empty…
At last to my treasures
high up on a shelf…
to your voice and your skin and your hands,
I hoped I could keep these forever,
but your starting to list your demands…
I can’t bear to imagine the woman who gets these,
I break down each time at the thought.
They’ve been mine for so long,
I just couldn’t tell you
how I’ll go on when they’re not…
Almost nothing is left here
You’ve taken it all
so we’ve parted, I get it, I’ll go…
but I wonder if I could compel you
the compassion to leave me a toe…?
By: Kate Van Raden