Thursday, October 27, 2011

our bitter angels

For the second time in this excellent song's life, "Pale Rider" by The Preachers has found itself bedfellows with fashion film. And why not? The band's singer Isabella is as outrageously beautiful as ever and she offers some very interesting insights into her mode of performance. The song is dark and lusty in a way which for me (alone, apparently) conjures up the setting of a lonely bar sitting on the edge of a desert. Nevertheless, as with the song's official video (styled by Saint Augustine Academy), dark water seems to be the motif of this new film directed by Ben Briand.

The fashion comes this time from Benah, the accessories label of a, now Sydney-based, New Zealand transplant Brenda Harvey. Beautiful leather pieces with gold hardware (a most perfect shade of gold, by the way) anchor the collection currently available on the Benah website. Also good are a series of printed silk scarves.

Without getting into the current debate over the Native American 'trend' in fashion - though obvs. I'm Team Navajo. Urban Outfitters can suck it - the Southwestern influence (direct or otherwise) on this scarf's print sits perfectly with the atmosphere of Pale Rider.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The Spring 2012 Ready-to-wear collections will be remembered as being that time that Art Deco murdered us all and we loved it.


Christian Dior

BCBG Max Azria


Alice + Olivia

Alexander Wang

Alberta Ferretti

10 Crosby Derek Lam


You know how you thought Alber Elbaz was adorable? Well behold Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra:

And their clothes are beautiful too, the late 1970s style necklines and draping well-suited to the flat-chested wraiths who wore them at New York fashion week.


Hey look, a shoe broke at Burberry Prorsum:

Move over Tim Blanks. For the best subtle and in-depth analysis of contemporary fashion, come straight to Pavement Frippery.

swanning around

I must admit I was wee bit disappointed by Phoebe Philo's latest collection for Celine. More leather t-shirts, eh? Well I guess if you've got a good thing going... Also, I'm not ready for sloped shoulders. I'M NOT READY.
On the other hand it's nice to see Philo taking inspiration from a rather unexpected source:


And just look at how chuffed Barry Hall is. He loves it.