Hello all, I don't know if any of you go to Sydney University but if you do, please won't you vote for my design in the USU t-shirt design competition? You need an access card to vote and can do so here. This is my design:
It's pretty wanky, but I can't imagine that's a terrible shock to anyone.
At the beginning of this year I started hearing talk about how Supré was trying to change their image by appealing to a slightly older market. FYI, non Aussies, Supré is one of the closest things Australia has to a cheap High Street store. Tellingly, a friend once told me in all seriousness that 'Supré' was French for 'slut'. It isn't, but it was a fair enough mistake.
Anyway I finally got around to looking at the Supré website and I can honestly say that it is totally abominable. At the moment it is quite swamped in unimaginative, though admittedly inoffensive, naval chic, but there's still a lot of the whorish bimbo-etry that we've come to expect from Supré:
One of the few items I would consider buying is this Punctured Heart T-shirt (my name, not theirs - they wish they could have my creativité.):
The only other mildly cute item I spotted was this dress (N.B. Amusingly, the file name for this photo was 'Miranda Kerr lookalike'):
Nice, but perhaps a tad familiar? Yup:
That's a dress from Luella Bartley's adorable Ready-to-Wear Spring 2010 collection. If Bartley was dead, I'd say she was rolling in her grave. As she isn't, I'll say I think she should roll on over to her solicitor's office.
Man, there are so many good things to be found on Etsy. Here are some of the colourful bites that Milan and New York Fashion Weeks have inspired me to (want to) buy. Click on the image to get to the sale:
There has been so much discussion in the last decade regarding the internet's impact on the fashion industry. In particular the speed with which images can be globally disseminated has had some people wondering how fashion designers will be able to stay ahead of the copycats.
This year I have been looking at the international Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear collections, and for the first time thought about the trends in terms of my wardrobe for the upcoming (Australian) summer. The clothes shown at New York and Milan Fashion Weeks will be in stores for the northern hemisphere spring, which isn't till next March. Perhaps Australians have the unique opportunity to experiment with elements of the new fashions, especially through vintage clothes, before anyone else.
Paying attention to the international shows really highlights the shortcomings of Australian Fashion Week. From the time of the event's inception organisers liked to toot their horns about Australian Fashion Week (held in May) being 'the first fashion week in the spring/ summer calendar'. Look at the pattern of trends, however, and it become abundantly clear that we are the last.
To my mind one of the strongest trends emerging in the current international shows is the use of bold colour-combinations and prints. Nowhere was such a trend to be seen at this year's Australian Fashion Week, but I'll eat my hat if we don't see it at next year's event.
Anyhoo, here are some of the colours coming out of the international shows that make me want to twist and shout.
Now I'ma head over to Etsy and find me some yum yums to fulfill my new jewel-tone hunger.
Revelation of the day: Snoop Dogg and Brandy are first cousins.
And this isn't like that time I said Josh Hartnett was Tommy Lee Jones' son (even though I did tell people that for, like, ten years, believing it was true). The fact that their surnames are spelt and pronounced differently really should have been the tip-off.
My woman in the know tells me that this is the original incarnation of Gaga's meaty ensemble:
Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic Jana Sterbak 1987 mannequin, flank steak, salt, thread, color photograph on paper Walker Art Center
Though I am on the whole majorly icked-out, I'd like to note two rather awesome things: 1. The line (uttered by Gagaloo herself), "I never thought I'd be asking Cher to hold my meat purse" 2. That salt is mentioned as the medium.
Edit: And now here's a dress from Jeremy Scott's Spring 2010 collection at New York Fashion Week:
So Pedestrian informs me that the new In-N-Out Burger joint in Paddington is in fact just japes from the Ksubi boys. The building will actually house the new Ksubi flagship store. Well, the joke's on them, because I wasn't even that excited about In-N-Out. Now excuse me while I go weep into my pillow for several hours.
Nevermind, I'll just comfort myself with this burger ring. It's actually quite awesome - the bun, meat and cheese etc. are all separate pieces.