"I get so confused. Everyone in Condé [Nast] dresses so fucking well...except the girls at Glamour."♦DiggIt! ♦Add to del.icio.us ♦Add to Technorati Faves
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
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Somewhere along the line, someone told you that chic is about being fashionable, about being trendy. And that is a boldfaced lie. When someone is chic, they are not fashionable, they resist the very notion of fashion. When someone is chic, they declare independence from the tyranny of fashion. What does fashion have to do with being chic? Fashion is our need for newness, for luster. But being chic is our need for constancy, for definition.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I snagged a copy of Christian Dior ... Man of the Century from the library and have been voraciously consuming it. Published in conjunction with the centenary of M. Dior in 2005, the book was a complement to the exhibit at the Dior Museum, housed in his original home in Granville. But this book is more than just a side dish to a museum exhibit, it also contains a copy of Je suis couterier, Dior's famous autobiography.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Random weather, so random clothes: Obscur hoodie I picked up off Sufu, a random BDG tank off Urban (sometimes when it's hot I just run in and grab a pair), the same old Aprils, and these cheap Zig-Zags I ordered in the mail.♦DiggIt! ♦Add to del.icio.us ♦Add to Technorati Faves
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
As I recently observed over at the BARE blog, there's pretty universal acknowledgement that Yves Saint Laurent's passing marked the end of something significant. As Christian Dior's successor and a ceaseless innovator with his own label, Saint Laurent was the pivotal figure in shifting the commercial focus of fashion from haute couture to ready-to-wear. But with his passing and the continued march of time, maybe it's time to look at who is forming the new vanguard, who are forces that are shaping the boundaries of our creative landscape? My list, in no particular order:
- Helmut Lang, for making simple beautiful again.
- Alber Elbaz, for making me smile. Always.
- Raf Simons, for thought-provoking, forward-minded collections.
- Yohji Yamamoto, for exploring every frontier, as well as making some up on his own.
- Hedi Slimane, for bringing danger back to sex.
- Christian Lacroix, for reminding us of craft.
- Martin Margiela, for four white stitches.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Though he isn't one of the usual suspects for designers that drain my wallet, Kean Etro certainly has a clever idea for what to do with white shirts that you've ruined: ruin them some more. Although I'm a very careful drinker of coffee – black, no sugar, no milk – even I am not immune to the effects of overly full cups of joe. The founder and designer of Etro suggested taking any accidents to their natural conclusion by cooking your clothes in coffee. His recipes for how to properly prepare cuisine-inspired fashion also includes salt baked and blueberry soaked shirts, too. Très chic, bon appétit!♦DiggIt! ♦Add to del.icio.us ♦Add to Technorati Faves
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
The setting summer sun's leaving these long, lazy rays of light across my living room and the colors and shapes have me jonesing for jewelry. My ever vigilant eye had been on a few pieces anyway and I can't resist the combination of bright summer clothes and darkly brilliant accessories. This clever ring from Margiela, modeled after the one that bartenders frequently wear, (£65/$127) has "Cheers" inscribed on one side and a bottle opener on the other. Jewelry focusing on the mundane has been another favorite, especially Kiel Mead's necklace cast from a mathstick and 22designstudio's seven-sided ring crafted from concrete, of all things. Surface 2 Air also picks stands out for its simple, stacked two-finger ring. Life's more fun with shiny things.♦DiggIt! ♦Add to del.icio.us ♦Add to Technorati Faves