g i r l h a t t a n

g i r l h a t t a n

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

this is the kind of thing that really turns me on.

Tattoo, originally uploaded by wechsellicht.

in case anyone was wondering. pure black inky swirls. effing gorgeous.

what my weekend looked like...



tsuyoshi wears his heart on his sweater


heidi & friend


...more or less.

actually there was a lot more, because i saw pocohantas have to choose between colin farrell and christian bale, ate at town period and taught some peeps how to do a french goodbye. (i learned from mike albo.) but you know, you get the gist.

what my weekend sounded like:
madonna vs. MIA - UR hung up

...more or less.

Monday, January 30, 2006

attention passengers

another gem from slower.net. i suspect it was taken on the F train, but i could be wrong.

keep your enemies close.

Hamster, Snake Best Friends at Tokyo Zoo

TOKYO - Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a four-foot rat snake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster — whose name means "meal" in Japanese — to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice.

But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since.

"I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," Yamamoto said.

Aochan, a 2-year-old male Japanese rat snake, eventually developed an appetite for frozen rodents but has so far shown no signs of gobbling up Gohan — despite her name.

"We named her Gohan as a joke," Yamamoto chuckled. "But I don't think there's any danger. Aochan seems to enjoy Gohan's company very much."

The Tokyo zoo also keeps a range of mostly livestock animals, and promotes "cross-breed interaction," according to Yamamoto.

But Gohan and Aochan's case was "was a complete accident," Yamamoto said.

Friday, January 27, 2006

L is for the way you look at me.

i went to see a screening of something new last night.

now we all know that i have a weakness for the interracial relationships.

but this movie was super super sweet! very cute, not afraid to tackle a few issues, but also very optimistic, and an adorable litte love story. sanaa lathan is beautiful, i ♥ donald faison, and i walked out of the theater feeling giddy. i went home and listened to love songs. i swear.

my version of the movie would have been a lot shorter, because if simon baker hit on me i would be all over him, and i don't even like blonds. he's a fox, okay? i'm sorry. it had to be said.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

love will tear us apart. again.

what i want to get for myself for valentine's day

(or this, or this).

what not i will not get myself (or anyone else) for valentine's day:

i might just get tattooed.

i've been checking out needled and inked and so on, but i'm pretty sure i'm going to get text.

text can be so gorgeous. especially when the font and the words are just right.

but of course part of me just wants to get black ink, shapes that swirl, sort of tribal, or maori, like this or this or - hey, wait - i think i found a new boyfriend! . but i would rather get a south pacific tattoo in the south pacific.

and part of me just likes looking at tattoos. and pretty pictures of tattooed people. no pain or commitment involved.

update: for some reason i couldn't post the link in the comments, that's why i had to delete a bunch... but you can see stars if you want - i feel like it's one tattoo with three parts and that makes it OK to get two more for a total of three....

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

you say you want a revolution...

i haven't seen my second husband in a while.

my first husband has been all over the place lately, what with the trailer to his sequel and an appearance at the golden globes.

but my beloved second husband has been working, people.

che is in production!

and my second husband looks just like ernesto.

{bdt images via justjared}

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

bloody fantastic

recently, i wrote about being drawn to the Victorian era, as well as things from the time of dangerous liaisons and marie antoinette....

then i saw shots from yesterday's dior couture show in paris:

talk about goth vampires! talk about a bloody revolution!

who could come up with this stuff??

oh yeah.

i pity the fool who crosses my life path.

Your Life Path Number is 1

Your purpose in life is to lead others.

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
Status and success are important to you. You demand the best from everyone and everything.

In love, you tend to take a protective role. You enjoy being the provider in relationships.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
A little selfish and vain, you always put yourself first.
Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!

{got this from sid. she's a 3 - and that's my fave number}

Your purpose in life is to lead others.
oh, great. no pressure!

You have great drive and determination. Nothing is going to stand in your way.
in other words, you're a bitch.

You seek out challenges and the spotlight. You'll take all the work - and all the glory.
bossy bitch.

You expect others to be like you, and as a result, you are often disappointed.
deluded bitch!

Remember, everyone already knows you're great - you don't need to remind them!
stop bragging, bitch!

seƱor T

Sunday, January 22, 2006

another, another night, another...

famous friends
famous friends

well well well.

another fun and somehow completely insane weekend in girlhattan.

friday there was a party at famous friends hosted by the charming owner, richard famous.

lots of eye candy: super cool t-shirts that you'll never see anywhere else, and the cutest skinniest japanese boys in the tightest jeans, looking at the super cool t-shirts.

after famous friends we went around the corner to baraza for delicious mojitos and a little salsa y reggaeton. i got this don omar/pitbull song stuck in my head - the chant goes: otra, otra noche, otra....

but tma & his peeps were at von, so i headed over there. within moments, i got smacked by a dodgeball message that a friend i hadn't seen in months was in the same bar...

after von i ran into luis @ tom & jerry's and mariela on houston on my way to kush...

and then i ended up back at baraza, where i was sort of hoping to hear that don omar/pitbull track again, but didn't. (otra, otra noche, otra...) i was home by 3am.

saturday i went to see undercrap crapolution, because i'm a sucker for vampire movies, pun intended, haha.

then i met some peeps @ local 138 and cabbed it across the bridge to bembe for mango margaritas, more salsa, merengue, reggae y reggaeton. at some point in the night i even heard "pick up the pieces," now that's a great jam. i was hoping they would play my new fave track (otra, otra noche, otra...) but they didn't.

the night was not without the "dr. ama" as workhorse called it... the DRAMA was an almost-fight and the ejection of one member of our posse from the club. whatareyagonnado? didn't keep me from staying three more hours and dancing the night away.

and now, ladies and gentlemen - click here and listen to the hotness: the don omar/pitbull dile remix.

otra, otra noche, otra...

Friday, January 20, 2006

it's all good.



there used to be a 99¢ store around the corner from me, on clinton street. then they tore the store down and threw up "luxury" housing. but the storefront was vacant for a while, and i was curious what would arrive. yet another pricey restaurant? a starbucks? a fancy-ass korean deli?

i was relieved when the "clinton supermarket" opened. clinton street needed a good grocery store, and this one wasn't too upscale. in fact, it was more chinatown than lower east side... need soy milk? cereal? toilet paper? they've got it. but they're also ready to take care of all your asian-inpired culinary needs. live eels, live frogs, fish heads, persimmons, chinese cucumbers, bitter melon, and lots of things i have never seen before, and don't know the names of, because the signs are not in english.

the real score at clinton supermarket? macau beer, which tastes pretty damn good - a little sweet - and is priced to move at $4.99 a six pack.

plus, they have the best damn slogan ever:

macau beer.
it's all good.

it's all good : I

look at that face! it's not a smiley face - macau is better than that! macau beer makes you completely indifferent to everything happening around you, so that your mouth strightens out in a general expression of ennui and/or stupor. that's the kind of beer i want to drink.

i took all of these pix on the DL, because i didn't want the nice people at clinton supermarket to notice... but i didn't get the live eels or the live frogs. maybe next time.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

turn to the left. turn to the right.

may it serve you well

fashion week is coming!

the milan shows have already started.
justjared has pix of roberto cavalli and d&g.

warning: hotties!!!

fashion week in new york starts feb 3.

{ i thought i was in a Victorian mood - you should check out gucci. ruffles and velvet and topcoats, oh my!}

also cool: alexander mcqueen. mmm, Victorian vampire chic.

i'm not sure if i'll make it to any fall shows - i was only able to go to a few spring shows, but if i'm there i'll be sure to take pix.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

wild wednesday

this morning the universe did not want me to go to work. there was a tragedy on the gwb and because of the rain, the power was out in the office. i called my managing editor from the bus station and he told me to go back home.

on the A train i realized i was awake, dressed and out of the house with an entire day stretched before me. weekends i usually sleep late and hang out downtown, but i was already way way out of my neighborhood.

so i decided to go to the museum of natural history.

when i was a kid my parents used to drop us off there for hours at a time, and we didn't need a map - we could get from the hall of minerals to the blue whale or to north american mammals in record time.

today i went to the darwin exhibit, which was really fascinating. this man changed the world with a pen, a journal and a magnifying glass... no electricity or tech gadgets.

you can see a recreation of darwin's study, as well as his notebooks and beetles he captured... he loved beetles (so do i). there were also live animals in the exhibit - turtles, frogs and an iguana.

the gift shop had apothecary jars and writing instruments inspired by the late 19th century. i've been reading oscar wilde lately, so i sort of feel like i keep being drawn to Victorian-era London stuff. but i like it.

more later...

Friday, January 13, 2006

ragtime vs. hiphop

hmm, idlewild looks a little more cherry moon than purple rain, if you know what i mean. but i want to see it.


gin and tonic

dirty martini potato chips,
but no gin and tonic?

what's up with that?

Thursday, January 12, 2006


okay, i got all excited about an anthropomorphic iPod accessory, now i ♥ this zoomorphic (or is it theriomorphic?) lil critter named tetran. he holds your headphones for you. in his mouth.

ooh baby baby

every time this commerical comes on i laugh out loud. it's the guy on the far right that does it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

tv eye

sad tvs

saturday night we were talking about when you would like to live.

as in, another era.

jh said she used to cry that she wasn't a free-lovin' hippie. she was obsessed with the musical hair and stuff like that.

hrh said he liked being alive right now. he's a modern man. but he also likes the men's fashion in the 50s, "like that julianne moore movie, far from heaven. the hats, the dapper suits."

i think i'd like to be a witty coquette in 18th century france, like in dangerous liaisons. yards and yards of silk, feathers in the hair, heaving bosom and so on.

but we all had our visions of another era from movies...
the true sign of 21st century pop-culture obsessed entertainment junkies.

speaking of which, the trailer for the new sofia coppola movie marie antoinette promises some good fashion....

while you are thinking of when you would like to live, why not listen to tv eye, from the velvet goldmine soundtrack?

Monday, January 09, 2006


your conductor

friday my boss and my managing editor asked me to join them for lunch.
they wanted to get away from the office and bitch about "the people upstairs" an so on.
my boss couldn't decide between restaurant A and restaurant B,
but the managing editor mentioned something about restaurant A and they agreed to go to restaurant B.
so we walk into restaurant B.
and there at the table by the door were my boss' boss and six other suits.
the people upstairs, having lunch.

sunday i was looking at silver converse sneakers, and they had a men's 5.5, but i usually wear a 6.5.
i asked the guy if he had a 6.5 and he said he would call the other store down the street.
ten minutes later, he came back and said sorry, they're sold out of size 6.
i said i need a 6.5, not a 6.
(he called again, 6.5 was in stock, so i waited another ten minutes for him to fetch them.)

today an invitation to a cool event was on my desk and i realized i hadn't called with my rsvp.
i decided to call after checking my email.
in my email inbox was a message from the organizers of the event, informing me that the event was postponed until march.

is there a name for this? for when things go oddly askew?

Thursday, January 05, 2006

totally unscientific but so much awesome.

my letter is D, and i think the description rings true for me - i'm a chaser. like Diana the huntress.

it's also fun to read about all my ex-boyfriends - D, B, J
...and my crushes, E, R, S

According to studies, the first letter of your first name reveals your sexual identity.

A - You are not particularly romantic, but you are interested in action. You mean business. With you, what you see is what you get. You have no patience for flirting and can't be bothered with someone who is trying to be coy, cute, demure, and subtly enticing. You are an up front person. When it comes to sex, it's action that counts not obscure hints. Your mate's physical attractiveness is important to you. You find the chase and challenge of the "hunt" invigorating. You are passionate and sexual as well as being much more adventurous than you appear; however, you do not go around advertising these qualities. Your physical needs are your primary concern.

B - You give off vibes of lazy sensuality. You enjoy being romanced, wined, and dined. You are very happy to receive gifts as an expression of the affection of your lover. You want to be pampered and know how to pamper your mate. You are private in your expression of endearments and particularly when it comes to lovemaking. You will hold off until everything meets with your approval. You can control your appetite and abstain from sex if need be. You require new sensations and experiences. You are willing to experiment.

C - You are a very social individual, and it is important to you to have a relationship. You require closeness and togetherness. You must be able to talk to your sex partner before, during, and after. You want the object of your affection to be socially acceptable and good looking. You see your lover as a friend and companion. You are very sexual and sensual, needing someone to appreciate and almost worship you. When this cannot be achieved, you have the ability to go for long periods without sexual activity. You are an expert at controlling your desires and doing without.

D - Once you get it into your head that you want someone, you move full steam ahead in pursuit. You do not give up your quest easily. You are nurturing and caring. If someone has a problem, this turns you on. You are highly sexual, passionate, loyal, and intense in your involvement, sometimes possessive and jealous. Sex to you is a pleasure to be enjoyed. You are stimulated by the eccentric and unusual, having a free and open.

E - Your greatest need is to talk. If your date is not a good listener, you have trouble relating. A person must be intellectually stimulating or you are not interested sexually. You need a friend for a lover and a companion for a bedmate. You hate disharmony and disruption, but you do enjoy a good argument once in a while it seems to stir things up. You flirt a lot, for the challenge is more important than the sexual act for you, but once you give your heart away, you are uncompromisingly loyal. When you don't have a good lover to fall asleep with, you will fall asleep with a good book. Sometimes, in fact, you prefer a good book.

F - You are idealistic and romantic, putting your lover on a pedestal. You look for the very best mate you can find. You are a flirt, yet once committed, you are very loyal. You are sensuous, sexual, and privately passionate. Publicly, you can be showy, extravagant, and gallant. You are born romantic. Dramatic love scenes are your favorite fantasy pastime. You can be a very generous lover.

G - You are fastidious, seeking perfection within yourself and your lover. You respond to a lover who is your intellectual equal or superior, and one who can enhance your status. You are sensuous and know how to reach the peak of erotic stimulation, because you work at it meticulously. You can be extremely active sexually that is, when you find the time. Your duties and responsibilities take precedence over everything else. You may have difficulty getting emotionally close to a lover, but no trouble getting close sexually.

H - You seek a mate who can enhance your reputation and earning ability. You will be very generous to your lover once you have attained a commitment. Your gifts are actually an investment in your partner. Before the commitment, though, you tend to be frugal in your spending and dating habits and equally cautious in your sexual involvement. You are a sensual and patient lover.

I - You have a great need to be loved, appreciated... even worshipped. You enjoy luxury, sensuality, and pleasures of the flesh. You look for lovers who know what they are doing. You are not interested in an amateur, unless that amateur wants a tutor. You are fussy and exacting about having your desires satisfied. You are willing to experiment and try new modes of sexual expression. You bore easily and thus require sexual adventure and change. You are more sensual than sexual, but you are sometimes downright lustful.

J - You are totally marvellous! You like to talk and experiment with new things. You love it when people admire you or look at you. You can be very selfish and only think about what is best for you, but you have an inner sense of what is right. Inside you have a big heart and really do care even though sometimes you do not always show it. You love to dabble with all kinds of sex and your partner needs to be prepared for some illicit fantasies otherwise you will tire of them too quickly.

K - You can be very romantic, attached to the glamour of love. Having a partner is of paramount importance to you. You are free in your expression of love and are willing to take chances, try new sexual experiences and partners, provided it's all in good taste. Brains turn you on. You must feel that your partner is intellectually stimulating, otherwise you will find it difficult to sustain the relationship. You require loving, cuddling, wining, and dining to know that you're being appreciated.

L - You are very romantic, idealistic, and somehow you believe that to love means to suffer. You wind up serving your mate or attracting people who have unusual troubles. You see yourself as your lover's savior. You are sincere, passionate, lustful, and dreamy. You can't help falling in love. You really enjoy stimulating yourself, though you are fairly new to it. You fantasize and get turned on by movies and magazines. You do not tell others of this secret life, nor of your sexual fantasies.

M - You are emotional and intense. When involved in a relationship, you throw your entire being into it. Nothing stops you; there are no holds barred. You are all consuming and crave someone who is equally passionate and intense. You believe in total sexual freedom. You are willing to try anything and everything. Your supply of sexual energy is inexhaustible. You also enjoy mothering your mate.

N - You need constant stimulation because you bore quickly. You can handle more than one relationship at a time with ease. You believe in total sexual freedom. You are willing to try anything and everything. Your supply of sexual energy is inexhaustible. You are a flirt, yet once committed, you are very loyal. You are sensuous, sexual, and privately passionate. Publicly, you can be showy, extravagant, and gallant. You are a born romantic. Dramatic love scenes are your favourite fantasy pastime. You can be a very generous lover.

O - You are very interested in sexual activities yet secretive and shy about your desires. You can re-channel much of your sexual energy into making money and/or seeking power. You can easily have extended periods of celibacy. You are a passionate, compassionate, sexual lover, requiring the same qualities from your mate. Sex is serious business; thus you demand intensity and diversity, and are willing to try anything or anyone. Sometimes your passions turn to possessiveness, which must be kept in check.

P - You are very conscious of social proprieties. You wouldn't think of doing anything that might harm your image or reputation. Appearances count, therefore, you require a good-looking partner. You also require an intelligent partner. Oddly enough, you may view your partner as your enemy; A good fight stimulates those sex vibes. You are relatively free of sexual hang-ups. You are willing to experiment and try new ways of doing things. You are very social and sensual; you enjoy flirting and need a good deal of physical gratification.

Q - You require constant activity and stimulation. You have tremendous physical energy. It is not easy for a partner to keep up with you, sexually or otherwise. You are an enthusiastic lover and tend to be attracted to people of other ethnic groups. You need romance, hearts and flowers, and lots of conversation to turn you on and keep you going.

R - You are a no-nonsense, action-oriented individual. You need someone who can keep pace with you and who is your intellectual equal the smarter the better. You are turned on more quickly by a great mind than by a great body. However, physical attractiveness is very important to you. You have to be proud of your partner. You are privately very sexy, but you do not brag, you are willing to serve as teacher. Sex is important; you can be a very demanding playmate.

S - You are secretive, self-contained, and shy. You are very sexy, sensual, and passionate, but you do not let on to this. Only in intimate privacy will this part of your nature reveal itself. When it gets down to the nitty-gritty, you are an expert. You know all the little tricks of the trade, can play any role or any game, and take your love life very seriously. You don't fool around. You have the patience to wait for the right person to come along.

T - You are very sensitive, private, and sexually passive; you like a partner who takes the lead. Music, soft lights and romantic thoughts turn you on. You fantasize, but do not tend to fall in and out of love easily. When in love, you are romantic, idealistic, mushy, and extremely intense. You enjoy having your senses and your feelings stimulated, titillated, and teased. You are a great flirt. You can make your relationships fit your dreams, oftentimes all in your own head.

U - You are enthusiastic and idealistic when in love. When not in love, you are in love with love, always looking for someone to adore. You see romance as a challenge. You are a roamer and need adventure, excitement, and freedom. You deal in potential relationships. You enjoy giving gifts and enjoy seeing your mate looking good. Your sex drive is strong and you desire instant ratification. You are willing to put your partner's pleasures above your own.

V - You are individualistic, and you need freedom, space, and excitement. You wait until you know someone well before committing yourself. Knowing someone means psycho-ing him out. You feel a need to get into his head to see what makes him tick. You are attracted to eccentric types. Often there is an age difference between you and your lover. You respond to danger, thrills, and suspense. The gay scene turns you on, even though you yourself may not be a participant.

W - You are very proud, determined, and you refuse to take no for an answer when pursuing love. Your ego is at stake. You are romantic, idealistic, and often in love with love itself, not seeing your partner as he or she really is. You feel deeply and throw all of yourself into your relationships. Nothing is too good for your lover. You enjoy playing love games.

X - You need constant stimulation because you bore quickly. You can handle more than one relationship at a time with ease. You can't shut off your mind. You talk while you make love. You can have the greatest love affairs, all by yourself, in your own head.

Y - You are sexual, sensual, and very independent. If you can't have it your way, you will forgo the whole thing. You want to control your relationships, which doesn't always work out too well. You respond to physical stimulation, enjoy necking and spending hours just touching, feeling and exploring. However, if you can spend your time making money, you will give up the pleasures of the flesh for the moment. You need to prove to yourself and your partner what great lover you are. You want feedback on your performance. You are an open, stimulating, romantic bedmate.

Z - For you, it is business before pleasure. If you are in any way bothered by career, business, or money concerns, you find it very hard to relax and get into the mood. You can be romantically idealistic to a fault and are capable of much sensuality. But you never lose control of your emotions. You are very careful and cautious before you give your heart away and your body, for that matter. Once you make the commitment, though, you stick like glue.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


if you're like me, you're exhausted, half-asleep and your body's in shock from being returned to the fluorescent light-lit cage it thought it had escaped.

plus, you've been sitting in a glass of gin and it's time to get out.

here are some wonderful distractions:

gisele, naked and covered in tattoos.

mirror skull necklace.

my brand new obsession, vintage film posters.

Monday, January 02, 2006