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Friday, January 29, 2010

Fashion Ain't Frivolous

I'm sick of people categorising fashion as a superficial passion, whereas music and art (fashion is art but I am specifically referring to non-wearable art) are considered by society to be of great importance. My frustration was brought to a climax after a discussion with a guy who makes clothes and who confirmed himself as a hater of fashion 'an industry obsessed with the superficial and business advancement' (Yohji Yamamoto has been quoted of saying the same thing).  I do believe his words are not completely untrue but I believe they miss the true meaning of fashion. Fashion is (and I don't mean to sound cliche here) 'wearable art'. I can't see how it can be distinguished from the art world in anyway. It reflects the changing society and the state of the world at large. It is not merely for aesthetic value, high fashion designers have a strong concept behind their collections. In an interview with RUSSH magazine (December 2009) the contemporary duo Proenza Schoeler discussed their new collection and how it is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the intricate patterns found on tropical fish....does this not sound like art to you? 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Season General Pants Co.

I have a real soft spot for General Pants Co. They always manage to be fun young  and trendy with a bit of an edge and at a price that I can afford without adding to my debts. Here are some of my favourite items available this season:

Mimi Loves Jimi Kanika Boot-$79.95    
Sabre Eyewear-Acid Aloha Tort-$159.95

Luna-Vogue Tee -$69.95

Opinions on Marc by Marc Jacobs SSRTW 2010?

I couldn't be more disapointed with this collection. I'm not a massive fan of Jacobs but this is a real downfall for me. The collection nearly works but there is an element missing. It doesn't have the elegance or class of high fashion. The colours are badly coordinated and the use of plaid is may I say un-original and reminscent of last season. There is definitely some similarity to Luella's collection in the Lolita-esque nature of some of the looks. However Luella does it with so much class. The collection on the whole looks like it comes straight out of a bargain bin...which is fine but I'm not paying $1000's of dollars for it.

Some of the worser looks of the collection:
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Some of my favourite new catwalkers

With her unusual facial structure and striking eyes this young lady was destined to get noticed

All I can say is ' look at this girls lips and eyes!'. Life is unfair period.

Looks like one of the bitchy popular girls from school. There is a mean gleam to her eyes... but who can denigh that she looks hot on the runway?

This model exudes that old fashioned elegance that I so admire. There are those that say she is bland but I beg to differ.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Model Style:Gemma Ward

I love this cute outfit Gemma is wearing so simple and yet so chic! I think I might just copy this look.


1-Lesley denim
2.Mabel bag by Mulberry
3. Lanvin ballet flats