Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Check out this video by WSJ.com "Intricate Construction in Fashion" which breaks down the reasons why a Lanvin dress will run you several thousand dollars and what details and techniques really determine the price of a garment. "Experts explain the differences in the making of a luxury and a more affordable garment."
Posted by Vain and Vapid at 5:39 AM
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I am a bit late in catching up to the Stumble hype but now that I have I am totally addicted. Yesterday I can upon the most amazing accessory label called Well Revered designed Jessica Skiles. According to their press release it's inpiried by "vampires, French revolutionaries and the French empire, witches and warlocks, nymphs, wizards, and many other magical beings." To me they are the most rock & roll accessory I have seem in a long time made from vintage charms, medallions, feathers and they should be since the designer is also a member of The Redcoats Are Coming.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Want to be on Face Hunter or CobraSnake but you don't have any hammer pants? Afraid that a long, exhausting search through your local vintage shops will amount to nothing? New Haider Ackermann collection outside your budget? Make your own, all you need is to hunt down Simplicity pattern 0693.
(Photos: Bottom left style.com, rest Face Hunter)
As most of you have already heard, Cavalli for H&M will soon be in stores and H&M has set up a blog dedicated to this entire project which goes slightly above and beyond the call of duty as yesterday's posts included Roberto Cavalli's personal pasta recipes. Apparently there was some party where journalists can see and bask in the glory of all this beauty H&M is about to unleash on us. If you love polyester and leopard print than get your credit cards ready cause you're in luck. Jessica Stam and Erin Wasson star in the ad campaign and were there wearing some of these "garments". The best part of the blog however is this.
What could he be laughing at?
I know........ could it be this?
Posted by Vain and Vapid at 1:15 PM
Tara Subkoff for Easy Spirit Covered Boots
If you're like me, you spend at 10 minutes a day regretting not being more vigilant about having bought these Tara Subkoff for Easy Spirit covered boots. They are in every way perfect and I truly yearn for them. Well now Irregular Choice has been kind enough to be "inspired" by them and brings you these. Granted they are not a perfect match and that toe thing kind of bugs me but definitely not enough to deter me from wanting them. I have shoemania and it's a problem.
Irregular Choice Autumn Boots
Posted by Vain and Vapid at 12:54 PM
Sunday, October 28, 2007
...and words can not describe how freakishly delicious he is. Oh, and Patricia Fields opened some shop on Bowery bla bla bla, but Andre is in it and I don't care if he was at an opening of a new IHOP on Sunrise Highway, I would still post his video.
November 2007 Paris Vogue featuring Carolyn Murphy and Uber-Hotness & Pat Field Stylist Andre J., US Vogue featuring another actress promoting her new film. Need I say more about whose really on the forefront of fashion?
Saturday, October 27, 2007
I think there are some amazing designers putting out collections in Australia. Recently, I have taken notice of 2 new labels I really like.
Rittenhouse has a really great approach to basics almost in an APC sort of way. They have some really cool drop waist dresses which I love and some very cozy looking sweaters. This is from their A/W 07 Collection.
Zimmerman, based in Sydney, has an almost opposing view of things. They have some peachy, candy colored summer dresses and swimsuits that are much better suited if you currently live in Sydney but are absolutely lovely.
I like the Balenciaga inspired shoes and and socks but something in me is programmed to think of black shoes with white socks as being solely suited for the likes of Cliff Claven. Just something I've never been able to overcome.
Photos of Zimmermann: vogue.com.au
Posted by Vain and Vapid at 11:47 AM
Friday, October 26, 2007
I guess sometimes I just expect the sun to rise in the morning and set in the evening and I start to take it for granted and if one day it all changed and sundown would all of a sudden be at noon and sun up would be at 11pm it would be a shocking jolt to say the least. I would have to say good morning at night and goodnight in the morning and I would have breakfast for dinner and dinner for breakfast and have afternoon tea at 5am and all bars in NY would close at...... well you get the point. Like every season, when Milan rolls around I allow myself time off from stalking the internet like some weird fashion pervert during the Cavalli & D&G shows to take a breather and just look forward to the upcoming Paris shows when both houses throw me a curve ball by showing things that can work for those of us who don't like to dress like we have ties to the mafia. They both showed floral print dresses that were, dare I day, cute, not skin tight, spandex free, devoid of leopard print, sweet, ethereal. The D&G sandals were sweet perfection and no they did not resemble those often found within 6" of a brass pole, they were flat and sensible but still fashion forward. All this came to me as shock because I started thinking what if everything is going to be opposite in fashion from now on? Will the Lanvin show be a garish freak show involving bondage gear, will McQueen come out in roller skates at the end of the show full of poorly sewn dresses with strange hot-glue gunned appliqués? Maybe it's just like last season when Chloé was Marni and Marni was Chloé. Oh well so now I have to like them? Damn.
Well, ok, old habits die hard.
Maybe Jerry was right and there is a Bizarro Superman. Superman's exact opposite, who lives in the backwards bizarro world. Up is Down. Down is Up. He says "Hello" when he leaves, "Good bye" when he arrives.