Wednesday, 25 April 2012

CHICAGO

HERE, STANDING BESIDE ANISH KAPOOR'S 'CLOUD GATE,' I SAW A BIG FAT UNIT WEARING A T-SHIRT BEARING THE NAME "IDAHO POTATO MUSEUM." HE LOOKED LIKE ONE OF THE EXHIBITS :/
CHILL OUT, OK. It's the plastic display model. In any case, I'm still labouring under the CHEW AND SPIT approach to shift those pounds.
AMISH ACTION IN THE SEARS TOWER. Standard. I found it to be a very holy place.110 floors closer to god . All the Jesus name key fobs had sold out in the gift shop (Jill, Jimmy and Joe still remained) AND there was a year-round Christmas tree displaying lovely little glittery ornaments for sale, shaped like such things as slices of deep-pan pizza and packets of fries. When in Rome, and all that. You can also buy beef jerky on the 110th floor which is, you know, kind of reassuring.
HIGH-RISE PRISON (NO, NOT THE HOLIDAY INN):
HERE, IN THE PARKING LOT OF TASTY DOG, WEARING RAF SIMONS AND RICK OWENS, I HAD A MOMENT OF SUBURBAN TEENAGE ANGST.
OH SNAP.
Apparently Tavi lives in this neighbourhood, the same one where all the Frank Lloyd Wright houses are to be found, and groups of tourists peer in through people's windows TO SEE THE ARCHITECTURE, OK. These immaculate suburbs are also the spiritual home of the bored housewife, who starts drinking cocktails from the 1950s trolley at 10 in the morning, while popping prescription meds all day and getting off with the gardener. IN OTHER WORDS, PERFECTION.
OI! DRIVER! Pull over, would you. I'm running low on barbiturates.
Nice merchandising: Disney slut nail extensions for kids in front of the beef jerky. Someone at Walgreens appreciates the subversive. I approve.
Flew straight from Chicago to Belgium for the RAF SIMONS sample sale, on which A BLOG POST IS TO COME SOON.
Also, if you're going to Chicago, the Peninsula Hotel is p e r f e c t i o n.

11 comments:

  1. can you recommend it in the overall sum? I love the look and architecture but does our taste for art and shopping gets satisfied?

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  2. Chicago looks so bare and brutalist, but then when i saw a photo with Lego I was so confused.. It looks fantastic.

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  3. God America is so depressing, why my parents love it so much I'll never understand. I can barely stand to look at some of these photos.

    Huh, didn't know you went to the archive sale too, maybe we stood next to each other in the queue. At least we're different sizes so you weren't my competition.

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  4. i guess i'm the opposite to Duck on this one, i think it's amazing. i've only even flown to the airport so i can't comment for a real life experience. i love america and if i ever got the chance to move their i'd be there in a shot

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  5. @Mat haha to each his own! I find the wide open spaces and "modern" architecture really gets me down. Then there's the food, the lack of quality cheese, the portion sizes and the fact that every second person is the size of a house. And the incessant smiling... Of course the weather in some parts probably makes up for it. And the university funding.

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  6. all i can say is I hate you. chicago is no.2 on my list, nice photos.

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  7. im ur new follower!
    i actually been following ur blog for quite some time, im a student from csm so im also in london. i like ur sense of style and taste, and that u've transcended the norms of fashion lovers. if that makes any sense... lol

    love ur photos! u make a great model btw lol

    xx nathan.niche
    http://style-niche.blogspot.com

    ps. will u ever disclose which label u work for?

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  8. love your blog
    checkout my SHOPPINGblog
    http://ruleoffashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Awesome series! Quite a lot to take in but love it all.

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  10. Cher Monsieur,
    Alors que je cherchais à me distraire dans une longue et ennuyeuse après midi de week end, je tombe par hasard, sur votre blog
    inutile de dire que le simple fait que j'y laisse un commentaire montre ma profonde admiration pour votre travail,

    si vous m'y autorisé j'y reviendrai..

    et en français, cela va de soit...

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  11. Big city - but unmistakably the mid-west. America IS, indeed, so depressing. Or maybe I'm just depressed.

    x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

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