What do you do when you run over the supermodel game a few times? You star in the most obscure, surreal and/or ridiculous music video you could think of.
I have quite mixed feelings about Anja Rubik, but this video turns her whole image around. The video accompanies a song by acclaimed Polish writer Dorota Masłowska, who decided to diversify her professional life and image by.. releasing a rap/dance/punk record. Why not.
So. Sit back, relax and enjoy nearly 5 minutes of pure mindfuck. Eastern European kitsch at its finest.
By the time I publish this, it’s most likely that at least 4 different friends have already shared it on their Facebook news feed. It also has nearly 300k views on Vimeo. The one day I slept in.
So, without pretending to be the first one, it’s totally worth posting it, even a bit late. Tatia Pilieva asked 20 complete (or at least we think so) strangers to kiss in front to a camera. It’s so adorable, awkward and sexy, it almost makes you run on the street and find someone to kiss. Obviously people like that don’t really walk on the streets, but anyway, just play it. The guy with the hat and the blond chick are my favourite. They’re single, I can tell you that.
I love Sofia. Sofia is just amazing.
If you happen to have any doubts about it, here is a 4-minute-long proof, powered by Under the line and Go Guide. We have a bunch of fine young ladies and gents, singing the almost annoyingly happy song by Pharrell and dancing at some of the prettiest places in Sofia. Well, actually at all of them, but let’s not start on this now. Also – some really cute grandpas, a pair of newlyweds, a Monsters Inc member, some passing by strangers and a few dogs. Supercool.
We’re in the age of liberty and rebellion, that’s for sure.
First we have Proud To Protest – a project by SHOWstudio’s Ruth Hodgen and Gareth Pugh in support of Amnesty International’s campaign to raise awareness for gay and lesbian rights. Ruth, who we know from pretty much every Pugh movie, shot another abstract-black-and-white-metaphoric video for the occasion. Very Pugh-ish indeed. The more interesting part of the project, if you ask me, are the striking 20-seconds videos with emblematic figures such as Kate Moss, Nicola Formichetti, Roskanda Illincic, Stephen Jones and my all-time favourite – Michele Lamy. You can watch them all here. And try to find Lamy *hint: search for the most glassy eyes*.
Number two we have Barney’s latest campaign featuring an entirely transgender cast of beautiful ladies and gents. To be honest I’d never imagine something so modern as intersex rights to float around the strict and classic floors of Barney’s, but that’s only my bad. The very-amazing and very-american Bruce Weber shot the advertorial together with a short movie of testimonials from the ‘models’ and their family. It’s truly inspiring to see people who are so well aware of themselves and the world around them. I mean, besides knowing which sex I’m attracted to, everything else is a bit of a mystery to me, so thumbs up for those guys.
Mount Kimbie performing one of the best songs from their latest album on top of a London rooftop and plus three black kids blasting some heavy metal on a Brooklyn street. I mean it. Both videos are a part of Dazed and All Saints’ recent collaboration New Music Cities. With NYC and London featured so far, I’m not exactly convinced how ‘new’ those cities are, but oh well. Next one might be Sofia, who knows.. Ha!
Either way the new ‘Visionaire’ direction of Dazed and Confused is daringly enjoyable. Sadly, text seems to be dying and if all we people wanna do is watch, at least we have some good alternatives to it. Just look at the cinema this year!
See more New Music Cities here and especially more Visionaires here. The James Franco series are something!