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Chloe hosts a party at her home for an intimate group of friends, and teaches her guests a couple of her signature dance moves. A week later, friend, Nicole Richie
is seen pulling Sevigny’s infamous move all over town and declaring it her own invention.When it becomes a hot trend, Chloe seeks out help from Britney Spears in creating a new signature dance move to call her own.
Chloe keeps receiving mistaken calls from a guy with a hot voice- she questions this occurrence as a matter of fate, and seeks out to find out who it is. Only to later learn, it was the same guy she kept bumping into randomly all over L.A.
Kirsten Dunst guest stars.
Chloe’s car breaks down in a bad part of L.A and the paparazzi begin labeling her a ‘cruiser’, suddenly the coolest girl in hollywood has a bad girl reputation. She uses it to her advantage to score an audition for a movie role, only to later learn
she’s starring opposite nemesis Selma Blair.
Chloe baby-sit’s Christina Ricci L.A home as she’s away in Europe filming a commercial; however when Chloe arrives, she realizes she’s bargained for more than she expected when she suspects spooky occurrences.
Chloe hosts a car wash to raise awareness for the homeless in California, and gets offered a once in a life-time opportunity to star in the new Martin Scorsese movie.
However when the project clashes with the schedule for a new Steven Spielberg film she’s also offered, she has to decide which one to take.
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An Act of Contrition opens up the album with a melancholic backing melody. Despite the fact she made her confessions on the dancefloor, almost a decade ago, she still has something to say. Having “dreamt the loss of heaven and the pain of hell”, and wanting ‘so badly to be good’, The Queen of Pop spins us around and takes us into a revolving and electrifying dance number, ‘Girl Gone Wild’, and you can’t help but thinking “She’s Baaaack!”
While she may be the Queen of Pop, it was ‘Like A Prayer’, her fourth studio album, released in 1989 to have been her last overall record to deal with the standard genre of Pop. What she has done since then was subvert and challenge the genre as a whole, proclaiming it as an ever changing vehicle proven by the ‘spiritual and techno’ tones of her 1999 masterpiece ‘Ray of Light’ to even the acoustic-electronic influenced (and underrated) ‘American Life’. Even 2008′s Hard Candy, her most mainstream effort since dealt with a more urban direction than the sticky and sweetness she claimed on that releases tour. Here for MDNA, the album does have its sweet moments as it does its stickiest, with feel good tracks (Turn Up The Radio, I’m a Sinner, Give Me All Your Luvin’) to the brooding (Gang Bang) and the most personal (I Fucked Up), but its not all sunshine and deep purple rainbows. What it is instead is a tongue-in-cheek take on her earlier catalogue re-designed or re-imagined for the 21st century. Its a sugar rush of pop at its purest form but with a darker underscore, like a licorice lacquered maraschino cherry if you will. I applaud her for creating a record that is as personal as it is empowering and brooding. While others may liken MDNA as the Class A drug it mimics, for me its a daily vitamin full of sweetly tinged nutrition to get my body moving and put a smile on my face, and as expected it has Madonna written all over it. In a nutshell, its a confection of dark colored confetti shining with an underscore of radio-friendly gems – and I just can’t help but love it!
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Episode One: The Drive
Chloe moves back to Los Angeles, after a long stint in New York for a movie role, and has trouble driving again. LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Elijah Wood &
Scarlett Johansson guest star.
Episode Two: The Workout
Chloe has a new movie role and tries getting back in shape, until her manager
starts suggesting she does a series of workout videos; so she seeks out help
from Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton-John and Kim Kardashian who all guest star.
Episode Three: The Edge Of Glory
Chloe meets a guy she likes, however when he has no idea who she is, she finds it an opportunity to be someone else. Simultaneously, she still has trouble getting around without a car and opts to start a Pedestrian Preservation Society in Hollywood with fellow La-La-Land Street-Walker, Lindsay Lohan.
Episode Four: The Soak
Chloe takes a hard hit when she overhears that she had been turned down for an underwater sci-fi film she had desperately wanted, because she simply just can’t swim. In order to debunk her Tinsletown urban myth, she joins a swimming team
captained by Bill Murray.
Episode Five: The Dirty Laundry
Chloe bumps into Vincent Gallo, years since their infamous “Brown Bunny” incident when he asks her to star in his latest art porno project. She also seeks advice from Rodarte designers and friends Laura and Kate Mulleavy when she bumps into them at a McDonalds.
Episode Six: The Change
Chloe finally gets her driving license, but on the same day she also receives her first ticket- for driving way too slow. This begins a karmic cycle of bad events, such as falling down at a red carpet premiere, embarrassing herself before Dreamboat Jake Gyllenhaal and getting confused for a different actress. In order to break free she seeks Carrie Fisher in the Hollywood Hills to help out of this crisis.
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+ I am one who believes that Givenchy campaigns inverted retain the brand’s expression of hardcore and alternative elegance. Seriously look at the above image – it so works, doesn’t it?
+ Cool Beaches Reinterpreted – Pop Psychiatry Anyone? (Look Closely & See)
+ Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 : One Of The Most Beautiful Fashion Shows Ever. The Medium is the Message Folks. I always refer to this collection as ‘Cardboard Glamor’. Watch the Runway Show, and You’ll Understand Why.
+ Forever and ever, will always love Proenza Schouler’s PS1. I have my eye on the large black leather (inverted above). Its a shell at around $2000, then again my 24th is coming up soon so why not splurge on a birthday treat. Its a lush investment and I’m sure I’ll be toting it with me everywhere. I have always loved anything and everything Jack and Lazaro do – this folks, is the ultimate luxe cash candy. Want it more than anything right now.
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+ Upon viewing the recently released Balenciaga Spring 2012 ad campaign, I thought I’d take to my canvas and change it up a bit.
Although I am a fan of the creative direction Balenciaga took for this campaign (a bit after-shock grunge) I am curious to see how the remainder of the looks weather – considering this was one collection that played with both volume and heritage, a more literal en pointe
feel was what I was expecting. Then again a strong ‘commercial’ / ‘wearable’ look (above) as a lead in release seems quite business-friendly and possibly even refreshing, even for Balenciaga.
+ Elle Fanning, the teenage-muse, appears in a special Rodarte-curated magazine issue, wearing Rodarte and chowing down on Mickey D’s.
+ Rediscovering Justin Timberlake’s 2006 masterpiece ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’. Can someone please tell this
man to get back to music, like now?
Miu Miu opened its third flagship in Australia recently and its first in Sydney. Designed by architect Roberto Baciocchi the space features Miu Miu’s classic arrangements
of sumptuous designs. If you’re ever down under, be sure to head on over to 188 Pitt Street. And if you do, please tell Jean Harlow that Pop Culture Du Jour are reconsidering her
services- her recent behaviour has been a tad ‘embarrassing’.