Radical Self-Reliance: Rick Owens Cowl Vest

January 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm
PS I made this DIY Rick Owens cowl vest

Today’s DIY courtesy of P.S. I made this.  I’ve gotten a lot of project ideas from them over the years.  Def great for beginner DIYers. This vest was inspired by a Rick Owens vest (I assume the one on the model in the picture).  Gareth Pugh used to work for Rick Owens and Owens later became his mentor/sponsor.  You can see similar structures in GPs Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  You can Please visit the blog for […]

Rewind: SWEAR Kiss boots

January 16, 2013 at 2:01 am
SWEAR Kiss black red01

Woohoo!  Thanks to SWEAR maven Gerrixx for uploading scans of a 2001 SWEAR Alternative catalogue.  It’s helped sort out my mass of pictures.  I have a lot of updating to do.  Slowly adding profiles to the Archive page which will have company profiles and every picture I can get my hand on, hopefully organized by style. There is also a SWEAR facebook group if you are interested. The SWEAR Kiss platforms are legendary.  Less ravey, worn […]

Shuffle: Jeffie – Space Babe Collection January 2013

January 15, 2013 at 3:20 am
jeffie space babe anoid droid

Yeah, I can be a little behind the times with certain fashion trends.  In particular, leggings, skinny jeans, and any pant with a cuff smaller than my thigh.  Just too long-johnny for this Canadian.  Tight pants also makes this shortie look wider than long.  However, my not-so-closet nerdom was tweeked with Black Milks sci-fi leggings.  I feel the quality of their graphic design has slightly waned over the past year since they totally blew up. […]

Fast Forward: Gareth Pugh AW 2008

January 8, 2013 at 2:52 am

[Ed. note – i’m sick so not much commentary this week.  Sorry ] “Sometime during the genesis of this collection, the Wizard of Oz bumped into Predator” (style.com) Holy shit Style.com, I can’t think of a more appropriate stylistic description.  Well played. [Another ed. note.  Not so well played style.com, you have the worst photos of this collection online.  You might as well have your editor just write prose than use this photographer.]     […]

Fast Forward: Thirst Quenching

December 22, 2012 at 3:03 am
Madame Peripetie

Extra-special thanks to Twisted Lamb for the original blog post.  Highly recommend checking out their site if you are into feathers and leather/Tiffa Nova/Skingraft/ nouveau tribal/west coast neo-hippie/burner aesthetic.  Actually it’s just recommended for the excellent photography and immaculate clothes. Have to say it’s been harder deciding what NOT to publish on Fridays.  Really, most models in professional fashion shoots look like space aliens on their day off.  For now, I’m going to try and […]

Fast Forward: Honor

December 15, 2012 at 5:05 am
honor meaghan collision

Oh yeah, adding one of these to the list for next Burning Man’s costumes.  HOMFG. ‘Honor’ Interview Magazine   October/November 2012 Photographer: Fabien Baron Styled by Karl Templer Model: Meghan Collison Gareth Pugh, pants Issey Miyake, belt David Samuel Menkes ? ? Proenza Schouler Roberto Cavalli, kimono Antonio Azzuolo, gloves Urstadt Swan ? ? Nicolas Andreas Taralis, skirt Maison Martin Margiela, obi David Samuel Menkes, gloves Urstadt Swan, Prada shoes Haider Ackermann, gloves Perrin ? ?

Raver styles 101

December 5, 2012 at 6:48 am
types of ravers

Alright, so I know there’s a lot of different “genres” of rave clothing.  Let’s try and clarify them shall we?  First, lets make a list. East coast techno-snob Club kid Candy kid Cyber punk Cyber goth Industrial/rivethead Indie/emo raver Sparkle pony/gogo Burner Hippie/boho festival raver Hipster nerd West coast feathers and leather Junglist Gabber Punk/DIY/Free tekno What am I missing?  Enlighten me.  I know there’s a bajillion goth styles and I can’t cover them all […]