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‘Love’ by Lana Del Rey Lyrics – New Song

‘Love’ is the first single off of Lana’s new album. In her latest live Instagram stream, she described the aesthetic of the new album as having “a retro sensibility with a futuristic flair”, which can be seen in the achingly surreal music video for the latest release. Moreover however, I feel the most beautiful element of this piece of work is the lyrical message of the song. Lana encompasses that strange, bittersweet sensation of youth and being lost and impassioned, masterfully. I say masterfully because it is achieved, actually, so simplistically and effortlessly, with modestly powerful metaphors and language, yet it doesn’t patronise. The words reach out to those who are searching, wavering, doubting; and for me, it’s a reassuring smile that losing your mind in this disenchanting world is just a growing pain. Meaning, you’re still so young, and you’re doing the right thing, and God, how lucky you are to be so in love and to love so much.

Look you kids with your vintage music,
coming through satellites while cruising,
you’re part of the past but now you’re the future,
signals crossing can get confusing.

It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy, sometimes,
it’s enough just to make you feel crazy.

You get ready you get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
back to work or the coffee shop,
doesn’t matter cos its enough,
to be young, and in love,
to be young, and in love.

Look you kids, you know you’re the coolest,
the world is yours and you can’t refuse it,
seen so much, you could get the blues but,
that don’t mean that you should abuse it.

Though it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy, I know,
it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy.

You get ready you get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
back to work or the coffee shop,
it don’t matter because it’s enough,
to be young, and in love,
to be young, and in love.

Don’t worry baby, don’t worry baby.

And it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy,
it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy.

I get ready I get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
doesn’t matter if I’m not enough,
for the future or the things to come,
cos I’m young, and in love,
I’m young, and in love.

Don’t worry baby, don’t worry baby.

Dark Bloody Blue: Mood / Inspiration Board

She sits and sizzles at the poolside. Hot skin, cold fingertips, resting on her sweating glass of drink. Vivid blues of chlorinated water and powdery sky, hold up weeping palm trees and orange mountains lost in steam. Wet footprints across the concrete soon fade in the sun. She can smell the tyres burning on oven baked cars struggling to cool down; the sweet, Hawaiian Tropic on her knees and thighs; the sweat that is crawling down her neck. It is late afternoon, the saddest time of day, and not long to wait before the wicked night’s crush. But there is bliss to be found in this everyday hell. She finds hers between his mouth and hands. Beneath his feet and within his chest. A ten minute drive away at the fluorescent red slushy machine, tongue stained, brain numb, frostbitten lips to kiss him with. There is bliss to be found in this monotonous paradise. In the hum of the fan that puts him to sleep. The scent of a brand new shampoo. The white light that pours in past midday and illuminates the rising dust like holy ash from the burning wings of an angel shamed. She sips her drink, to watch the sky descend into unearthly sanguine, and observe the shadows creep, threatening to grasp her ankles and drown her in the lukewarm pool. There is bliss somewhere amidst all this.

by Y.L.H.

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Hyperrealistic Art – come visit the beautiful Uncanny Valley

Enjoy the uncomfortable sensation of the inanimate object tiptoeing the brink of life. Here are just a few. Click on the images to enlarge.

Choi Xooang
Choi Xooang
Choi Xooang
Choi Xooang
Choi Xooang
Choi Xooang
Thomas Kuebler
Thomas Kuebler
Jamie Salmon
Jamie Salmon
Sam Jinks
Sam Jinks
Ron Mueck
Ron Mueck
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
Duane Hanson
Patricia Piccinini
Patricia Piccinini
Patricia Piccinini
Patricia Piccinini

Valentine’s Moodboard + Wishlist

Currently obsessing over the Bossa Nova vibe more than usual. Here is a Valentine’s moodboard slash wishlist, including accompanying playlist, channelling glamorous and sweaty, drunken summer nights.

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Coco Collar White Midi Dress by Boom Boom Boutique

Lavish Alice Playsuit with Lace Up Sleeves @ ASOS

D’Orsay Heels by Missguided

Parais Evil Eye Bracelet by Eyelavish

Rihanna’s huge drop hoops.

Glacier cherry red day-glo lipgloss, teeth whitened.

Palm trees along the street, outside an old and expensive apartment building, girls hanging from the balconies with pina coladas in their manicured hands.

Lisa Evangelista staring up at the afternoon sky, wondering how it is that she’s already so hazy.

3 Looks I Love + What’s Trending

Adam Lippes
High-low white knit, dusky pink fur shorts, mink satin lace-up heels.

Burberry Prorsum
Cropped leopard-print fur jacket, simple geo-print silk scarf, cropped black skinny trousers, fur and buckle detail handbag, leather peep-toe booties.

Calvin Klein
Tan cropped long-sleeve knit, nude fur tote bag with chain handle, nude suede mini skirt with suede belt.

To conclude, there is fur everywhere at the moment, but I feel that is simply an outcome of a bigger picture. A diverse and eclectic mixing of luxurious fabrics is the trend here. Texture texture texture. Contrasting colours are NOT happening at the minute – we want smaller colour palettes with a wider range of materials. An indulgent trend, yet the limited use of colours balances this with class.