Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
What a weird and wonderful film! If I was a designer I'd make a whole collection based on it. See the trailer below....
Saturday, March 28, 2009
An excerpt from Vice's Global Trend Report for New York '09: "Ladies have completely shocked us by dressing as slutty as they possibly can. Prudes are out, slags are in." This is totally true! As a girl who used to wear ruffly prairie vintage items and now wants to wear mesh bodycon dresses, crop tops, and cutout minis, I can completely attest to this. Blame Alex Wang. Anyways, the whole Vice Fashion Issue is amazing--interviews with the designer of the Cosby sweater and DIY's darling Yokoo, plus trend reports from every major fashion city worldwide. Inspiring and hilarious.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I've been doing a little eBay/Etsy searching and I've found so many special vintage dresses with interesting, eye-catching details. I can see myself going to outdoor shows, eating ice cream, and generally playing around in these when it gets warmer!
I love Emma Cook's confections of frothy ruffles and scallops for spring. The glittery studded raincoats are a pretty fantasy, too, but I don't think I could pull it off in real life! You can find some of these styles at creaturesofcomfort.us.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Lately my two obsessions have been Red Flower's Organic Guaiac Perfume Oil and Unearthen's Crystal Necklaces. I can tell you that former smells amazing, but don't take my word for it! Read NY Times' The Moment review, which describes it better than I ever could. The latter are available in a variety of beautiful shades, from topaz to amethyst, and are encased in spent bullet casings. I don't usually wear jewelry very often, but I could see myself wearing these necklaces every single day.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Karen Walker always presents her accessories in a creative, playful way. These lookbook shots from her SS'09 eyewear collection are a fun take on the Twilight craze. In my opinion, Karen Walker makes the best shades around, hands down. Those interested should check out her jewelry on the site too, which is draped on taxidermied animals.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Spotted the lovely Sarah Kuhn of Teen Vogue on Refinery29 today. She was wearing a great African print dress that reminded me of Opening Ceremony's Suno collection--a group of one-of-a-kind pieces made from African fabrics (shown above). Not to mention Kaight Shop in NYC is carrying Lalesso's collection of African-inspired pieces! I smell a summer trend brewing...
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Went to a great exhibit at the International Center of Photography yesterday! It was called "Weird Beauty," and featured all kinds of contemporary fashion photography. My favorite series, bar none, were by Steven Klein. His work is violent and confrontational, yet still totally beautiful. The only other word I can think of to describe his images is "rich"--the colors in them really knock the wind out of you. This series, which takes place in a supermarket, is one I really love. Be sure to click on each image to see it in all its full-size glory!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I'm a little late in the game, but I definitely didn't want to forget to post about Dries Van Noten's Fall '09 show. I loved the interesting color combinations, which reminded me of collections past from Marni and Jil Sander, and the slouchy sweaters paired with long, thin skirts. The designer presented something wearable yet eye-catching, which is always what I'm going for!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I watched an amazing series of clips about riot grrrl history in the 80s and 90s yesterday, via Jezebel. It got me so excited about girls, and music, and social activism. Not to mention these girls were hot! They were totally unafraid and unabashed when it came to anything in their lives--including what they wore. And while the founding members of this movement would probably hate on me for mentioning their fashion, I can't help but notice how revolutionary they looked. Creating a style all their own that would eventually be called "Kinderwhore" by some, they wore everything from slashed babydoll dresses and nighties to clunky maryjanes, beat-up cropped tees, and quirky vintage duds. By reappropriating and subverting "feminine" looks, they wore their politics on their sleeve--literally.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I'd say it's a safe bet that a lot of girls will be wearing fuzzy, shaggy, oversized coats next fall. Seen all over the runways from New York to Paris, slouchy vests and thick jackets radiated furry warmth for a seriously granny-chic look. I just hope there's more faux fur than real fur flying out the doors of boutiques come September!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Here's another of my favorite magazines, with Evelina on the cover! Apparently the folks at HOBO love her just as much as I do. The photography in this issue is really incredible, and there are some great interviews as well. Joanna Newsom sits down with the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte, and the somewhat reclusive Nick Cave gets a feature as well. Here's an enticing sneak peek photo from the Joanna Newsom fashion spread...
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Despite the fact that I neglected to blog about Ruffian's fantastic Fall '09 show, I can't stop thinking about those polka-dot bodystockings they had on every model! Though I'm not ready to go all the way, so to speak, I would love a pair of swiss-dot black tights to spruce up some of my more basic getups. Also on my mind? A pair of oh-so-sexy seamed stockings.