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: 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).

Radical Self Reliance: Scarf refashion from Masustak Eguzkitan

January 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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Eventually i’ll get around to posting some of my own DIYs, but for now I’m relying on the generosity of others. If you haven’t figured out already, i’m obsessed with crazy collars, cowls, and neck things, the weirder the better.  I attribute this to 1) my techno-snob aesthetic and 2) growing up in Canada.  In an upcoming post i’ll spell out the hallmarks of the techno-snob style a bit more for the non-southern Ontario ravers. […]

Fast Forward: Color of Beats

January 19, 2013 at 3:47 am
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Color of Beats Designer- Hailey Chan Photographer- Yanzhou Bao MUA- Vivi Suzuki Model- Danielle

Shuffle: Solestruck Blog

January 18, 2013 at 5:53 am
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See?  I’m not fucking crazy.  Though in all honesty the hiking boot truck model is probably the ugliest pair of shoes made by SWEAR Alternative. The following text and photos courtesy of Solestruck Blog. “A quick trek to Google-Image search (my go-to for stalking), let’s you know that the obsession with the 90’s inspired and Portugal based Swear Alternative is alive and well. What was once a powerhouse brand among club kids, techno heads, ravers and […]

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 […]

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.]     […]