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Chocolate-skinned elfin Modernist/Pop culture polyculturalist/film school deviant. I aim for bliss. Simple, sloppy bliss.

I like surreal art, 60s & 70s Japanese Sci-Fi movies & TV, Northern Soul, Mod culture, Ivy League style, Surf Rock, Funk music and a sheer bouillabaisse of strange, vibrant things

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ふられ気分でRock’n Roll (Furare kibun de Rock’n Roll) - TOM CAT

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You may already be familiar with Jimmy Frost Mellor. Be it as a Menswear Consultant or perhaps from the often fascinating, extremely knowledgeable and mildly strange forum world of Talk Ivy (found inside the vaults of Film Noir Buff-http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/)

 Whatever form or guise you may know him from it is true to say his knowledge of mid century American fashion is bar to none so with that in mind JFM has kindly penned this shopping guide to a practical, affordable and most importantly easily available Ivy outfit. 

Get the Ivy look………..

Classic American ‘Ivy League’ style has provided a kind of bass line to my life. It’s always there in the background, sometimes coming forward to take a solo, but mainly just chugging along nicely keeping things interesting. It’s a style that can be as unobtrusive as you want it to be, letting you fly under the radar or stand out just as much as your mood dictates. Also it’s a look that never went away, despite people trying to unnecessarily re-brand it as ‘Preppy’ or ‘Trad’. The ‘Ivy League’ style has always been there - As fresh and relaxed as ever. For this Spring / Summer I’d recommend: A plain White crew neck T.shirt worn under a Madras buttondown. The contrast of the White T. with the vibrant colours of the Madras sets each item off perfectly. Landsend always have great inexpensive Madras shirts each year complete with timeless traditional American styling. I like this one especially just now, £35:


Over the top, just a plain cotton, undarted (plain fronted), ‘natural shouldered’ jacket - A jacket with minimal, if any, shoulder padding which conforms to the natural shoulders of the wearer. Other ‘Ivy details to look out for are a three button front which ‘rolls’ to a two button buttoning stance so the third, topmost, button lies within the curve of the lapel as you button the middle button. 1/4” topstitching around the lapel and the seams of the jacket are also very ‘Ivy’ along with patch pockets: Two patch and flap pockets below with an upper patch pocket on the chest. J. Keydge produce the best on the market today - £159 from John Simons, Chiltern Street, London (mail order available).


Trousers should be narrow, but not skinny, and sit on the natural waist. They should also end at a point midway around the ankle to stop them folding all over your loafers untidily. There are endless ‘Ivy’ options to chose from - Chinos, Cords, Jeans… Five pocket ‘Needle’ (fine) Cord or Bedford Cord (even finer) jeans are very popular just now and have been an ‘Ivy’ staple since forever. I really like the look of these Levis, but many other brands also produce them. The look is the important thing, not the label or the price tag:


Penny Loafers have to be the most ‘Ivy’ option when it comes to shoes - Especially in a deep cordovan coloured reddy-brown variously called ‘Oxblood’ or ‘Wine’. Beyond the Penny loafer are tassel loafers, beefroll loafers, fringe and buckle loafers, fringe and tassel loafers… A whole world of options opens up. I really like the original Bass Weejun loafer, but I’m going to recommend another old favourite instead - The Sebago Beefroll loafer also known as the Sebago ‘Classic’:


Hardwearing, classic American ‘Ivy League’ style easily available from most high streets - Russell and Bromley always have them in stock. Expect to pay around the £160 mark. And that’s it! No great mystery to the style. In fact most of the items are pretty ordinary, it’s only their very specific styling details that make them ‘Ivy’ rather than just any old checked shirt, cotton jacket, jeans & loafers. So enjoy ! Jimmy Frost Mellor.

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Morning Process


When you wake in the morning, understand that there is a staff at your beck and call ready to fulfill your desires. All you have to do is delegate to them. Say to the staff:

"Bring me ideas, help me rendezvous with other like minded people, help me be aware of my power, guide me to thoughts that are in harmony with my core desires, bring me evidence of how this all works in comfortable, humorous, delicious ways."

-Abraham Hicks

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Anonymous asked: Any advice on how to not give a shit about what other people say?


The fact is that it if you’re taking other people’s negative comments to heart, you’re giving more weight to their reality than you are to your own. Doesn’t that sound like a ridiculous thing to do?

Say you get up in the morning, get dressed, stand in the mirror and think “Damn, I’m good looking.” Then you go to school/work/wherever and some jerkoff says you “look like shit.”

In theory you look exactly the same as you did earlier, when you felt good about it. So if you assume this person is right and you were wrong, you’re giving more validity to what they see through their eyes than what you see through your own. 

Not to get all intense and abstract on you, but that other person might not even exist, know what I mean? You could be plugged into the matrix and getting all bent out of shape because a program called you ugly.  My point is, at a very basic level, we don’t know much outside of ourselves. So to assume that what someone else “thinks” or “says” is closer to reality than your own interpretation is just all kinds of fucked up and you need to unlearn it.

I don’t mean you shouldn’t ever consider what other people say. But when it comes down to something subjective about yourself (which are the things we often ‘give too many fucks’ about) remember that you are right and they are insignificant.

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Young Stevie Wonder


Young Stevie Wonder

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If you realize that whatever vision you hold is already a reality inside you, it’s not a future thing really. You’re not visualizing something in order to achieve something in the future you’re visualizing to bring something out that’s already inside you.

— Eckhart Tolle // “A New Earth” Super Soul Sunday // Chapter 10 (via eleven-nine)

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Kaiju Gaiden KICKSTARTER ↘


KAIJU GAIDEN'S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS UP! I just backed the project, because it's one I wholeheartedly believe in, AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

Anything that has to do with the independent tokusatsu community interesting to me, which is why I want to see this project come to life

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"Thread of Life" and "Precarious George" by Eugenia Loli.

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If you are unhappy, that simply means that you have learned tricks for being unhappy. Nothing else! Unhappiness depends on the frame of your mind. There are people who are unhappy in all kinds of situations. They have a certain program in their mind that transforms everything into unhappiness. If you tell them about the beauty of the rose, they immediately start counting the thorns. If you say to them, “What a beautiful morning, what a sunny day!” they will say, “Only one day between two dark nights, so why are you making so much fuss?”

The same thing can be seen from a positive reference; then suddenly each night is surrounded by two days. And then suddenly it is a miracle that the rose is possible, that such a delicate flower is possible among so many thorns.

All depends on what kind of frame you are carrying in your head. Millions of people are carrying crosses. Naturally, obviously, they are burdened; their life is a drag. Their frame is such that it immediately becomes focused on everything that is negative. It magnifies the negative. That is a morbid approach towards life, pathological. But they go on thinking, “What can we do? The world is such.”

No, the world is not such! The world is absolutely neutral. It has thorns, it has roses, it has nights, it has days. The world is utterly neutral, balanced - it has all. Now it depends on you as to what you choose. That´s how people create hell and heaven on the same earth.

— Osho, Unhappiness (via spirit-living)

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