Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009


This morning I stumbled upon a sale table of magazines at the newsagency in Kingston. There were 2006/7/8 issues of Vanity Fair, US and German Vogue, Marie Claire and a million other titles. I was already fairly excited rifling through these, but then I found four old(ish) i-D issues! One from 2006 and three from 2007. I can't wait until I have time to take a proper look through these, there's something really special about old magazines.

are you smizing?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

thisisapastiche presents: paris fashion week blooper reel

I'm too exhausted to provide much of a commentary.
Uhm. I'm glad Fashion Month is over. It is so stimulating, so tiring and so intense. And all I did was watch videos and look at photos online from my bed! This whole season was pretty lacklustre in terms of OMG!AMAZING which is disappointing, but there are some real diamonds in the rough that I'm rooting for. Everyone's going to remember Alex Wang's braids, Marc's insanity, the girl-on-girl kiss at Chanel and that's pretty much it. No real standout clothes - sad. Come back, creativity! And come back all the regular girls! I can't keep up with all the new ones and their difficult Dutch names.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

viktor & rolf ss10

Conceptual masters + Roisin Murphy = something you pretty much can't argue with.
I'm kind of torn on this collection; there was a LOT of ugliness, but the concept is what keeps me completely in love with it. Even though a lot of looks fall short of what they were going for, these will all look amazing in editorials and get a lot of attention regardless.

haider ackermann ss10

This started off broody, moved to denim, then sultry grey bodyslicks, blues, bare, and back to blacks. There was a nice play with baggy versus tight, fugly shoes and it's safe to say that most of the (practically) bare chested looks were a mistake. Counting those out though, it was a very solid progression with some real gems.

chloe ss10

Really this show just gave me hair envy, I'm dying for this willowy effortless hairstyle. The sandals here were all awful but the clothes were simply beautiful. It all seems to work for a variety of ages and niches; these pieces will work for beachy as well as well as boardroom types.

bruno pieters ss10

Ugh, this whole thing was so gorgeous. Deceptive simplicity at its best. My favourite looks were the ones playing with nude in more than one way (down to the clear shoes, which worked, unlike at Prada). So many of the pieces are just screaming to be used in a group Meisel editorial, a la the Mental Institution one. Pieters' clothes aren't used that regularly in print work but I hope this changes.

alexander mcqueen ss10

Fuck the clothes, take a look at the goddamn shoes! Fiercest platform heels of the century. The End.