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Alexander McQueen circa 1999

In fashion on 09/02/2010 at 3:53 pm

Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 1999

Skip to 00:35, it’s awesome.

Hatez this/Lovez that.

In fashion, Hatez this/Lovez that, Music on 08/30/2010 at 3:06 pm

I’m not sure I understand this… either this is archival footage from the days when humans were hunters and gathers… or Chanel decided to produce one of the more heinously bulky and uncreative lines I have ever seen.  Unfortunately, early humans didn’t have access to digital technologies and modern techno.

Hatez it…

However, lovez this.

Lilly Daché

In fashion on 06/18/2010 at 2:03 pm

I recently discovered Lilly Daché, the once famed French Hollywood hat designer, when I watched Designing Women (with Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall), her hats are now highly valuable vintage collectibles. In 1940 she won the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award for her interestingly designed and high in demand couture hats.

John Renaud

In fashion on 05/06/2010 at 1:59 pm

Next fall I am going to Pratt in Brooklyn, I’ve been really exciting and impatient to learn more about what the other students at Pratt are doing (because I still haven’t gone down to see the school AND I have dialup, so looking up information takes longer than you’d think). I found this video (which took 3 hours to load) that a fashion student put online of his work, which is truly amazing. The description says his inspiration comes by Scandinavian winters, which goes on to say how many impressive awards he won for his collection. Also, if you really like the song ( because I do and didn’t know I had it, thanks to Mojo, until two days ago) it’s called We Share our Mother’s Health by The Knife. Enjoy!

Philip Treacy

In fashion on 04/25/2010 at 10:43 am

Sorry it has been taking me so long to post, I’ve just been re-adjusting to having dialup internet… ugh.

Anyways, Philip Treacy is one of the world’s most famous hat designers, designing for American fashion icons Sarah Jessica Parker (ew, but she is a fashion icon), Lady Gaga, and etc. I really enjoy his campy-couture aesthetic as there probably isn’t an random meaningless object he hasn’t somehow sewed onto a hat.

Hats are one of the more unpopular aspects of fashion that I wish would pick up in mainstream fashion (hair too, when did people forget about decorating their heads?!).

Buh-Bye V-Necks, Hello Crewnecks

In fashion, Marlon Brando on 03/30/2010 at 1:34 pm

My beloved v-necks are not making the cut as crewnecks are back in style and glorifying their the former 1950’s condition (I will really miss v-necks, who doesn’t love a nice deep v?). Marlon Brando was the example given in this month’s Details Magazine of how this summer’s crewnecks should look on the everyday American male. Sleeve length is supposed to end at the beginning of the bicep to glorify male form and the bottom of the shirt is supposed hang just over the belt line (not too long, not too short).

While we’re on the topic of Marlon Brando, has anyone seen the picture of him (or picture rumored to be him) giving head? Click here to see the image.

Kicking Off Spring Fashion

In fashion on 03/29/2010 at 9:30 pm

To kick off spring fashion 2010 I’d like to show this video-

Not only do I like the song (which is 22 Grand Job by The Rakes), but I really like the clothes Versace put together.

Check back tomorrow for more men’s summer fashion shytt

Marie Antoinette

In fashion, Film on 03/15/2010 at 4:32 pm

If Karl Lagerfeld could shit a film (or if he could shit at all considering his diet consists of artificial sweeteners an a meager 1,200 calories daily, click here for his diet) he would shit Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Released in 2006 I remember dashing to the theater in Albany to see it. I remember loving it to death mainly due to the fashion and the music (strip the film of that… and you’ve got just Kirsten Dunst… and honestly… who wants that?) which I think is the reason everyone else enjoyed this film. This film really isn’t a ‘film’ as the main story is simply exhausting the audience with the obvious that… yeah, Marie Antoinette has a lot more money than you or I, she, even though dead, will always have more shoes, clothes, and have eaten more fine pastries (without gaining a pound, I might add) than you or I will ever in our entire lives (I know… sad, but true), but as a document expressing the capabilities of fashion designers (which it won an Oscar for), pastry chefs, and creative executives, it was amazing, it’s definitely something you dream of. Why am I talking about Marie Antoinette all of a sudden? Because it’s missing on my shelf and I’m wanting to watch it! Usually after seeing a movie that destroyed my expectations I always wish to return to the moments where I thought so highly of the trailer and to when I was trying to convince my mom it was a movie I HAD to see, those feelings, for me, are so much more valuable after having seen a disappointing film.

Men’s Necklaces

In fashion on 03/09/2010 at 6:11 pm

About a month ago I wrote a piece of how men’s necklaces are in this summer (according to Details Magazine). Today I have been looking at my prospective summer wear and came across their accessories section where I have found they’ve almost double their prices and varieties of necklaces. The necklaces range from $24 to $78…. I know, $78 for a necklace? As opposed to last years collection, Urban Outfitters was selling, what I called, junk drawer on a chain, but is now selling what seems to be the masculine version of charm bracelets. Urban Outfitters is selling necklaces with mustaches, roller skates, puzzle pieces, and so on.

To check out what is available click here

Sunglasses by Carrera for summer 2010?

In fashion, Lady Gaga, Rihanna on 03/08/2010 at 9:13 pm

Featured in Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance and Rihanna’s Rude Boy music videos both artists are wearing ‘sunglasses by Carrera,’ which is an Italian sports sunglasses company. Just a thought, but maybe these music videos are secretly telling us that over sized aviators are in for summer ’10?