Shuffle: Urban Security Suit

January 31, 2013 at 2:27 pm
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Apocalyptic Accessories: Fashion for the End of the World | Designs & Ideas on Dornob. “Better than just bullet-proof, this body-molded Kevlar and breathable neoprene ‘Urban Security Suit’ packs one helluva an aesthetic punch – on top of stopping anything short of an atomic bomb. Simple whites, grays, browns, dull greens and blues let the accents speak for themselves in this unusual top by Dutch conceptual clothing designer Tim Smit: a bulky side pocket that […]

Rewind: Techno Snob 101

January 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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First in a series trying to clarify and describe different raver clothing styles.  Also wanted to clear up where this blog is coming from  This is more or less how I attempted to dress as a young (er) raver.  By and large I NEVER see this style out on the dance floors anymore.  You may have noticed but many of my other posts are inspired by this style.  It is possible to find stuff nowadays […]

Radical Self-Reliance: DIY transparent cuffs

January 30, 2013 at 4:54 am
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Todays DIY courtesy of Ivania Carpio at LOVE AESTHETICS.  Check out: DIY Transparent Cuffs for instructions.  I think there’s a variety of perspex colours out there so they don’t necessarily have to be clear.

Fast Forward: Voltage – Iris van Herpen SS 2013

January 29, 2013 at 2:56 am
Iris Va n Herpen - Haute Couture Spring 2013

Iris van Herpen is hands down one of my favourite contemporary designers (in the high price-point bracket anyway).  I’ll be posting on some of her past collections, and her work has been included in some of my previous posts.  Her stuff is SO out of left field I have no idea how on earth the garments were constructed.  I have thought that her previous stuff is on par with McQueen, and turns out she interned […]

Fast Forward: Sporty Spice

January 26, 2013 at 5:04 am
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Sporty Spice don’t give a fuck.  She looks cooler in her week old gym clothes than you do on a Friday night at Ruby Skye. Publication: W Magazine Issue: February 2013 Title: Sporty Spice Model: Caroline Trentini (dancers: Brahim Zaibat & Loic Mabanza) Photography: Tom Munro Styling: Giovanna Battaglia

Shuffle: Circuit board nails

January 26, 2013 at 4:44 am
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From Nail Pop LLC on tumblr.

Shuffle: Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News

January 26, 2013 at 4:31 am
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Way to go Alex and everyone else at Kikwear!  Nice write up on the return of rave fashion by industry mag California Apparel News. Kikwear Returns for a Second Spin – LA Fashion Week | Fashion News | California Apparel News. And from the Kikwear tour, wish I could go to this in my hometown: Check out Kikwear facebook page for more info.  Yes, I will get around to doing a full post in Kikwear/Kikgirl […]

Shuffle: FASHION JAPAN – Kei (Kinoko Pink)

January 26, 2013 at 4:18 am
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Japanese candy kid? FASHION JAPAN: Kei (Kinoko Pink) (Harajuku-Tokyo-Karaing-Chicago Bulls-Veveroparuuu-Royal Mail-Nike).

Rewind: SWEAR Airs

January 25, 2013 at 3:52 am
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Hooray for making shit up as you go along.  Just making days up will-nilly. Alright, the need for a custom blog design is becoming more apparent.  Bare with me for a bit longer.  Meanwhile, the onslaught of SWEARS continues.  Yes, I think I pretty much have every pic of SWEARS currently on the internet, as well as many gleaned from years of ebay and a few too many hours on the Internet Wayback Machine.  It […]

Rave Culture: Denise Bensons’ Then & Now (The Grid TO)

January 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm
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Denise Benson has a stellar series of articles on The Grid about old-school Toronto clubs.  Oh man these take me back.  Would love one on the history of the Comfort Zone (there is an article on it’s current state, but only alludes to it’s checkered past).  Despite having lived around the corner for 2 years and living in the Annex for most of 1999-2007, and been pretty ok with sketchy party situations, I never actually went […]