Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Here are Dorothea Barth Jorgensen and Amanda Norgaard:
I like to think of Rapunzel as being a story about pregnancy cravings.
There's a really lovely moment in the movie Junebug where Amy Adams' (heavily pregnant) character has a sudden urge to drink her 'Cinnamon Fizz' nail polish. It's a brilliant movie. I recommend it.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
She reminds me of Leila Hyams in Tod Browning's The Freaks:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
How is that ironic?
I actually don't know why the website gets my goat so bad. Maybe it's because I picture a skinny, ass-hat hipster guy writing all the comments. Perhaps it's because I'm jealous of the neck strength of its subjects - though I know if I ever actually attempted to do an awkward lean, I would hear in my head the voice of George Sanders in All About Eve: 'You're too short for that gesture.'
1. When was the time you felt most inspired by fashion?
The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art collection database is like fashion porn, and definitely a go-to when I'm feeling less than inspired. In particular the Met collection has helped turn my interest in Art Deco geometric styles into a full-blown obsession. Probably why my eyes were first drawn to this baby on the Storm London website:
2. When was the time you were proudest of your outfit or style?
Honestly, it's all been downhill from here.
3. What is the Time in Fashion you would most like to return to?
You know, I think we have it pretty good right about now. When else in history have humans had the same opportunity (and inclination) to pillage fashions of the past in order to create new styles? I know proper fashion people bemoan the recycling of 20th century decades for new trends, but personally I love wearing a 1920s drop-waisted dress one day, and a 1950s cinch-belt the next.
But if have to give a non-pussy answer, I'll say I'd go back to the days when the Indian Head test card was displayed on television off-hours.
I mention it because the design was the first thing I thought of when I saw this watch:
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
In the absence of any gainful employment in my life I can't really justify it but being a masochist, I went and tried it on and was reminded of why some people choose not to buy all their clothes at Salvos. Remember in Maid In Manhattan when JLo's sassy older friend touches the Dolce and Gabbana coat and says 'It's like butter'? This jacket is channeling the same dairy goodness.
If I were a rich girl, I would buy both the black and the blush, as well as another amazing metallic bouclé jacket that's in there too. Universe, oblige me.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
1) Ugg ankle boots. Yes, they exist, though in fact this pair belongs to my mum whose feet are considerably smaller then mine. My heels therefore hang over the backs of the shoes.
2) Grey Bonds trackie daks. Paint splattered (Dulux, ecru 1/2 strength) from when I gave my bedroom an ill-advised DIY makeover. These are definitely not the cool new daks which apparently now count as after-5 wear. Nope, in fact these babies have even lost the elastic around the waist, thus necessitating...
3) Three woolen cardigans, tucked into the waist of said pants, creating sufficient bulk as to keep said said pants up. Noice.
4) The Pièce de résistance, a pillow case on my head, coupled with a headband to keep it in place. It was to keep my ears warm.
And there it is.
At the risk of this turning into a massive circle jerk, I have to say I am loving what I have read so far on Fashademic. Unfortunately I like milk AND cucumber. I hope we can still be friends.
How amazing is this? Don't answer that question - I know exactly how amazing it is: Very. These images are from medical supply company Eizo's version of the Pirelli calender.
I know where I'll be heading next time I need to buy some syringes and saline in bulk.
See more here.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
(photo stolen from neon signs of happiness)
Remember this Ksubi sweater? I loved it. I love it.
But look what I found in a 1964 Sydney Morning Herald:
Maybe I like it more! Probs not though, as it looks like the composers' names on the Ksubi one are knitted in. Gotta give respect where it's due.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I am so unfashionably late on talking about the Being Born Again fashion show, but it's just too fabulous for me to let it flutter by. The event was organised by the rather lovely Davina Reichman who has featured on this blog before. Collaborative creativity between artists and fashion designers was the driving force behind the show. My personal favourite is the CASI((O)) & ANTO creation:
Though I also have a lot of love for Guy Peppin/ Nicola Finetti's work:
And, whaddayano, Tracey Moffatt's work made an appearance too. She was the subject of this blog's very first post, so it's all a bit of reunion up in herre.
It's all too lovely. Please, please Davina, do another?
Friday, June 11, 2010
I especially appreciate the Hold Me Tight dress, as it reminds me of Janet Jackson circa. 1993: