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23 January, 2009, 1:23 PM
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Antony and the Johnsons The Crying Light 

Collection of luscious lullabies soaring with introspection. Upon first hearing “Another World,” I literally stopped what I was doing, but I lost the podcast until this week when I was listening to the “Dying Songs for XLR8R” podcast and there it was, smack in the middle. Whoa.

Bon Iver Blood Bank

Heartwarmingly tender follow-up EP to the devastatingly exquisite album For Emma, Forever Ago, and you can scope out the interview with eMusic to hear about Justin Vernon’s singing influences and recording in Wisconsin.


Andrew Bird Noble Beast

Pop & Hiss, the LA Times’ music blog, called Noble Beast “perfect sounds and turns of melody.” Exactly.


kanye1Kick It like Kanye & Jacobs (photo WWD)

As reported earlier, Kanye West’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton for a sneaker collection was unveiled at the LV Men’s show. West, a chameleon in both the fashion and music world, bridged his love of all things Marc Jacobs with this project. Taking inspiration from the sci-fi flick Dune, West said the sneakers have a lighter sole and he liked the shoes with the heavily padded Vuitton jackets. Working with Jacobs, West said was reminiscent of his early days at Roc-A-Fella with Jay around. He told WWD, “‘Any time I can get around him and learn as much as possible is just a blessing.’” Aww.


 Jason Wu 

The name on every fashionista and political guru’s tongue this week is Jason Wu. Not only is he one of my designers to watch list, but today I learned that he has a day job making dolls rockin’ runway looks. My Barbies never looked this good, and Perez Hilton’s hilarious post “From Trannies to First Lady” referring to dolls he made for the likes of the “World’s #1 Transexual.” Thank you to Fashionista for this newsbite.


 Alexander Wang’s Chain Shorts

I tend to think of Wang and Wu in the same thought because they are both young NY designers and both on the bullet train to fame. Wang has a cool downtown vibe that I love and this week I noticed this look around town and on various blogs. Chain jeans are easy to replicate if you get cut-off jean shorts or a pair of distressed jeans, puncture, thread chains, wear with tights, and voila. It’s much edgier, less trite than using safety pins—leave that to thirteen year olds. DIY here


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For your disillusioned Republican friends, get them the Run DC tee

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