I literally dream about the day when a new Alice + Olivia video look book comes out. this one is’nt as cute as its predecessors, but it’ll have to do. ❤
I’m sure I’m not alone in the jubilent love affair I have with the fashions of late. It’s as if the floodgates have been opened to a sea of nostalgia inspired looks, from 20’s art deco to 60s Mod and everything in between.
The below photographs of girls sprawled about beautiful cars comes from Vogue Italy’s Forever Glamour. Yes. forever. I’ve only been alive long enough to have experienced one era of fashion that was tailored to make ladies look like ladies, this era being it. The 90’s: hip-hugger jeans, spaghetti strap tank tops, stringy hair hidden beneath beanies… not so much. Y2K’s: Now heres the “middle child” of all decades. A seriously confused and angsty clusterfuck of random fashions mishmashed together. I remember going to H&M in high school, where a pink and teal tulle 1950’s prom style dress was situated next a punk rock inspired fishnet shirt… If you can identify what might be the considered the fashion figurehead of this era, please let me know.
The point is: until now I haven’t seen days where a comprehensive style has taken over to embrace femininity and encourage lady-likeness. So I say ‘welcome back’ peplum shirts and tailored jackets, red lips and pastel painted nails, so nice of you to return.
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Some might say that in a perfect world it would be socially acceptable for our entire bodies to be covered in tanned animal hides. head to toe leather. I dont claim to be one of these people, and i’m gonna assume youre like me. But hell, do I love me some leather. I prefer incorporating one leather item into the wardrobe at a time, usually a bomber, pair of sicknasty ankle boots, or assless chaps…. i mean… ankle boots…
Hey! We’re in luck. This fall there are all kinds of ways to drape yourself in leathery wonder, and you have these designers to thank:
essential: Leather Harness
Braided Leather Vest
Asymmetrical Leather Accented Ensemble
Green OTK Leather Platform Boots
Dito, but in blue!
Blue Leather Undercoat
Leather Midriff Corset (& matching hat & bag…obv)
I dont know how to describe this… But its definitely an option!
I’ll take two…
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Holly Fulton’s Fall 2011 RTW gets me really excited. I can safely say I’d wear every piece that came down the runway. Woven tweeds, robust fur accents and trippy prints make up a diverse yet coherent collection. It incorporates overstated chunky jewelry that look like Honey I blew up pieces of a motherboard. The soft & hard elements universally integrated make each piece as strong as the last. I kind of imagine each of the models as little mini action figures. In a universe of super hot and crazy well dressed action figures, each army has a God, ringleader, president, master… Heres my attempt of creating the hottest universe…in the universe…
The Beekeeper is the queen bee here, and all the lady worker bees live in his big burly lumberjack beard. Don’t let their dazzling femininity fool you, their honey is as toxic as their fashion sense.
The four horsemen of the apocalypse in the Book of Revelation represent conquest, war, famine and death. This missing link represents full on fashion and his minions’ greatest weapon is their stunning good looks, power over the elements, silky, flowy, psychadelic attire, and their ability to haunt your dreams.
The Charmer usually keeps this planet as Zen’d out as possible, but when shit goes awry even he can’t control these venomous & blood thirsty babes. Wether they attack you straight on or cut off your air supply with their serpentine moves, its worth a near death experience to come in close contact with one of these slithery seductresses.
The (easily) most terrifying villain in a cartoon is my natural pick for master of the planet of Assid Rain. These lovely ladies not only have smokin’ hot bods… but also cry tears of acid, which WILL kill you on contact. And these chicks cry, they cry a lot- from terror of the SCARIEST animated smog mass that ever lived. (This is a blatant Fern Gully ref… if you’ve never seen it, just think Avatar sans jake sully and the 3D dryhump.)
I got lazy… But this is what I thought of when I saw the last looks.
CASSIUS- i Love u So
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The most highly anticipated and beloved holiday commemorating love & St. Valentine is tomorrow. Horray! Another year sitting around the dinner table with my parents, listening to Aaron Neville’s greatest hits and ignoring the fact that I’m SITTING AROUND THE DINNER TABLE WITH MY PARENTS. Since I dont have a smokin’ hot date planned, I am letting my sordid imagination run wild. The following are a few valentines date scenarios inspired by spring/summer/fall fashion lines:
-SWEENY N’ ME-
Alexander McQueen Resort 2011
While Sweeny is trying to avenge his wife’s death, he spots me and my split ends on fleet street and invites me up for a quick shampoo and trim. Falling in love with me and my voluptuous locks, he decides not to make me into meat pie but instead takes me out salsa dancing.
-CRAZY 4 YOU-
Chanel Spring 2011
Patrick and I will indulge ourselves by tasting a selection of expensive imported wines in his apartment while listening to Huey Lewis and the News. If I make it through the night he’ll walk me through his morning routine and then we’ll return his videotapes.
-ROSES ARE RED DAWN-
Daryl K. Fall 2011 RTW
Jed asks me to accompany him on a deer hunt while hiding in the Rockies from the soviets. After making a kill we ceremoniously drink the deers blood as he makes me an honorary Wolverine. Then he will sing me to sleep with “She’s like the wind”. Best. Date. Ever.
-LETS GET IT (TR)ON-
Burberry Prorsum Spring 2011 RTW
My disgusting & inappropriate lust crush on Jeff Bridges can only suggest that I’d be wearing this outfit for less than a fraction of the evening.
-GETTING ICED, NOT A BAD THING-
Ice Man and I would take a midnight ride on his F-14 while listening to the Righteous Brothers on repeat. After a lengthy conversation about how badly he wishes he was more like maverick, we’d head to sunglass hut and try on every pair of ray ban avi’s they had while fawning over his cut jawline.
-ONE SOUL, TWO PEAKS-
Jill Stuart Fall 2011
Deputy Hawk and I would start out the night at The Roadhouse and slow-dance to the dreamy tunes of Julee Cruise. We’d then move things over to Owl Cave and Hawk would tell me haunting stories of the forest, ending the night with a series of his favorite Native American Chants.
-TEMPLE OF LOVE-
Hermes Spring 2011
Indiana would treat me to a romantic candle-lit dinner of monkey brains whilst defending me from evil Nazis trying to raid my lost ark. After a long and exhausting chase from the Thugees, we are rescued by Short Round and all go to cold stone for some mud pie mojo.
-AMORRRR SOUTH OF THE BORDERRRRR-
Miu Miu Spring 2011
All I know is that we’d start the night with a 30 rack of Tecate and end it with a bone crushing demonstration of his favorite Lucho Libre moves.
For more V.Day Fun check out my homegirl elizadeth’s blog for some valentine gift pointers.
I remember back in early high school years my peers were wearing white washed flare jeans, big bulky sweatshirts, trucker hats, depending on what group you were in had some gnarly died hair and hung out at cyberstation at the mall every friday night…
Feeling a desire to switch it up with something that ACTUALLY fit my 15 year old boy body, my prayers were answered when I was sent to finish my last 2 years of secondary school in Lugano, Switzerland. Now my peers were some of the most gorgeous boys and girls I’d ever seen, wearing the most beautiful clothing I’d ever seen. Although I was a damned poor kid and unable to indulge my insatiable fashion hunger, it planted the seeds that inspire me to dress well and feel well. OK. huge digression, But… what I wanted to get across is that fashion has and will always be ever present, even when reverting back to your childhood roots. Even when all your friends are wearing fox racing dirt bike memorabilia, be forced to look elsewhere.
This stint was inspired by Christian Dior’s spring couture line spawning my current obsession- pairing my fav spring lines with some punk-ass disney villains who would totally dig them. See if you can figure them out!
Alexander McQueen (pre-fall 11)