tunes: unknown mortal orchestra

In Australia, you know summer/Christmas/New Years is well and truly on its way when voting opens up for the Triple J Hottest 100. I’ve been mulling over my short list (which initially consisted of thirty-eight songs) since Wednesday. I really need to just pick ten songs to vote for, because it’s unnecessarily doing my head in. One song that will definitely be making an appearance on my list is ‘Ffunny Ffrends’ by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Not only is it a blissed out tune, but the film clip is also pretty sweet (anything with a disco ball is an instant hit in my books). What were your top songs of 2011?

Screen grabs: my own

watch: bassike, gabby applegate, rodarte

Bassike Autumn Winter 2011 / The Australian Designer
Gabby Applegate Spring 2011 / The Up and Coming Designer
Rodarte ‘The Curve of Forgotten Things’ / The Luxury Designer Brand
Three different brands, three different film campaigns. It seems that these days every collection is accompanied by a film of some sort. I’m not complaining. I love how films provide a more rounded vision of the artistic direction of a collection. These are just a few that I’ve been mulling over. I’m sure many of you would have already seen the Rodarte one. In any case, I think it’s worth multiple watches. The Gabby Applegate lookbook shows that young designers can do it just as well as the rest. The Bassike one makes me want to spin in circles on the beach or float in the waves (while retaining a certain sense of melancholy, of course). Which is what I’d rather be doing right now because it’s stinking hot and I can’t handle being inside with no air conditioning. Instead I’m going to lie outside in a hammock (whoever invented the hammock is a genius) and try to catch a cool breeze. The perfect way to end the weekend, no?

dreaming of another world

Mystery Jets – Dreaming of Another World

Why has it taken me so long to get my hands on the latest Mystery Jets album?! (That was a rhetorical question. I think). Anyway, it’s in my possession now, and needless to say I’m obsessed with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have this CD on repeat for the next god-knows-how-many days/weeks/possibly even months. It’s the perfect combination of laidback, chill tunes and synth-y pop. I’m also liking the music video for the first single. I’m quite partial to anything with a retro vibe. That, and I’ll always have a soft spot for Mystery Jets clips (see: Young Love, Two Doors Down). Watch, listen, dance awkwardly around the room, and start off your weekend on a bright note!

reliving the dream

Miss Shop cardigan, Cotton On shirt dress, Sportsgirl belt

I picked up my Splendour films today. I’m scanning them in as we speak (minus one missing disposable camera and my Diana Mini film, which is not yet finished). In the meantime, have a look at these YouTube clips of The Strokes performing at Splendour. I was up in the mosh, (or as Julian referred to it, the “cauldron of humanity”) somewhere on the right side of the stage, absolutely losing my shit (for lack of a better term). Take me back to this moment, please!

Take It Or Leave It was the closer. Thank you dbryar for your superior filming abilities.

This is probably a more accurate depiction of what it was like in the mosh. Absolutely nuts. Via mulhezza@YouTube.

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