Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


The Proenza Schouler Patent PS1
and another Proenza lo-fi video master piece to go along with it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

get off the screen and on to my wrist

I really don't care for accessories at all normally...But recently I cant seem to get them off my brain. I.E. Proenza Schouler PS1, and now this magnificent watch ala Balenciaga.

It's almost as if it were crying out for me to wear it...Own it....Never take it off.... If you've ever wondered if it were possible to fall in love with an inanimate object, my answer to you is yes.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

P is for Proenza

There isnt a whole lot to say about Proenza this season other than it was fucking amazing. It was lady like, in that "Proenza Schouler way" if you have seen Jack and Lazaro's work you know exactly what I mean. I don't wanna say that the collection was futuristic, more like a new elegance? Mixed with a bit of 90s Nu-Rave and a dash of hippie boho vibes....
Will Jack and Lazaro ever stop ceasing to amaze me? At the rate they're going I'm going to have to say no.
 Season after season, it's something different yet very identifiably Proenza....As I stated above that "Proenza way" of designing, there just so dynamic. This season was, I feel anyway really inclusive as well. Anyone could find something in this collection, there wasn't one specific print or silhouette there is clearly a lot of variety, but its still a very cohesive and put together collection.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Audio Visual

in flagranti
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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Style Iconzzzz

OK yeah I will admit I have had a lot of free time on my hands lately....Clearly this post shows just how much I really have, that or I think about the shows I used to watch in the 90s when I was just wee....Anyways, am I alone here or does anyone else not agree with the amazing style from cartoon characters back when.

For example:
Bree from "The Weekenders" (Left). Note the moto jacket, high waisted red skirt or colour blocked dress I'm not really sure...Bleached hair choker etc....It's as if she bought her whole outift at opening ceremony, no? Don't pretend you don't like what shes wearing either.

Judy, Doug's older sister from the self titles show "Doug". Look at her, head shaved at the sides to maximize the look of the bangs. What appears to be a knitted bubble dress, complete with black stockings and a tight black undershirt. Minus the beret shes practically the quintessential 90s artsy alterna-girl.

Clearly I'm going to save the best for last, Daria&Jane...Obviously from "Daria" the epitome of 90s alterna-girl cartoon style....Need I say more?

......Why can't cartoons now be like this?

dark, enigmatic and leopard printed

Yes, when things started to all run together in a bleak, boring way Ricardo Tisci saves the day. This season at Givenchy was all about sexy....In a pagan kind of way via leopard prints,  leather, paneling and sheer chiffon. I think its safe to say buyers went insane this season over the leopard prints. They were totally commercially viable, and not in a bad way, I can totally picture them being worn in so many different ways sexed up, gothed out, anythang reeeeaaally.

Note also the soundtrack during the collection: Salem-King Night.....Thank you Ricardo I am officially obsessed.


So this season Marc Jacobs, clearly was feeling a little 70's....and I was feeling a little bit of deja vu, mostly on the part of Marc Jacobs own signature line. All I have to say about that is Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Yes I am aware of the apparent inspiration by the film "Taxi Driver", most of it to me at least felt more Tom Ford YSL than anything else. Obviously aside from the hats that is.

I really want to love all of your collections Marc, but I just cant this is too much. Especially going from last seasons minimal wonderland, to this 70s tacky catastrophe. Jesus Christ please never again Marc....UGH can these prints not...I just cant even...seriously?
You're all probably shitting yourselves over this because it's "Marc Jacobs" ...and for some reason maybe some of you actually like this, but lets be real people what in the fuck is this tacky shit....Seriously, No.

I'm not going to completely hate on all of this though, because there are individual pieces I was fond of. I.E. Baby dolly wrap and this little wrap number.
So onto Louis Vuitton....What I loved I really loved and what I hated I really really hated. Being the giant hypocrite that I am, what I criticized Marc for doing at Marc Jacobs I for the most part loved him for doing here.

Most of the tacky prints at Louis Vuitton were just so right, here for the most part he presented being tacky in a good way I just can't get enough. But when they were bad, they were really really bad. I mean seriously can we not with the monogram lace, what was all of that. Basically all the criticism I had for Marc Jacobs at Marc Jacobs I have for his collection here at Louis Vuitton.

So what I did like first of all were most of the chinese suits/dress etc. I'm a sucker for a good chinese suit, mmmm.  Although I did hate a lot of them especially the ones that used of color blocking. Though there was a lot of bad color blocking there was also a lot of really really good color blocking....That goes for the use of tassels and fringe as well... 

What really got me though were the floral and animal printed dresses/suits. The fit's and silhouettes of the dresses,  were all extremely sexy, it was obviously  not subtle at all, but in a good not sleazy way. They just kind of worked, perfectly....Not only in the dresses but most everything in the collection the one thing everything had in common were an amazing fit.

This collection was a sensory overload but, it was a nice change from the extreme over use of minimalism. So Marc for that I salute you.

Friday, October 22, 2010

love you ari :(