8:45 am

mcqueen: #1 dress & the shoes

07/10/2009, runway

Exoskeletons/fins/rainbows/amphibians/Victoriana/butterfly wings/nightmares/oceanscape/vaults/Sirens/apocalypse/armadillos/Jadis…I love it when fashion reminds me of things that have nothing to do with fashion. Dissected and styled the pieces could be wearable, but I wonder if/how the shoes will be watered down for retail? More here.

On livestreaming and setting up glass pyramids around the world to beam his shows into, McQueen says, “This is the birth of a new dawn. There is no way back for me now. I am going to take you on journeys you’ve never dreamed were possible.”

Categories: runway
9:16 pm

w 35th, nyc

03/10/2009, fashion week, nyc

(DIY backwards shirtdress, layered necklaces, Acne wedges, Givenchy bag)

I’ve had this hopelessly oversized thing for a few months now, for some reason it stood out to me while combing my neighborhood Goodwill. Maybe it was the oatmeal stripes? Or its potential to redefine shapeless? I wore it once and felt kind of horrible in it, so I put it away again and eventually came back to it with a plan. Deciding it was the science teacher-reminiscent half collar that was to blame, I trimmed the whole neck down and sewed it up (when I say sew I mean loop thread sloppily until nothing seems to fall apart upon contact), also closing up the fabric below the last button to stop it from gaping awkwardly in the wind. But boyshorts never hurt.

The Acne wedges have already been worn to the point of being dented and scratched…it’s so strange, from several first hand accounts I’ve heard people say that they are either stupidly painful or the most comfortable platforms they own. I’m on the side of the latter party luckily..I always reach for them first these days and have been noticing this desert boot silhouette appear from less exalted brands as well. They could work in a flat version I think. Wish we could have spent a couple more days in the city, I got zero shopping time in. Next time!

Categories: fashion week, nyc
12:59 am

slices of auckland

03/10/2009, fashion week, new zealand

Devonport/hand knotted earrings/rooftop view/Annah Stretton runway/waterfront/backstage at Zambesi/posters/shearling and rings on Zara Mirkin/still from Nom*D video/Public Library showroom/lightbulbs at Clooney’s/navy lips at Kate Sylvester/driving/House of Holland thigh high printed tights at Sera Lilly/Deadly Ponies Precious necklaces/buckles at Nom*D/at radio station/Pam Anderson and Richie Rich/Piha/Deadly Ponies bag/denim/Kate Sylvester backpack/Lonely Hearts lingerie/Kate Sylvester finale/late night cab

Categories: fashion week, new zealand
12:02 am

sleep to dream

02/10/2009, fashion week, new zealand

(Karen Walker sunglasses, Lou and Ash woolen jacket, RVCA tank, d luxe necklace, Pamela Love cross ring, Bona Drag lace flares with built in shorts let me add, vintage cuff, Miu Miu wedges)

In beautiful beautiful Piha an hour or so outside of Auckland, wearing my favorite summer basics + the raddest jacket I’ve ever seen. Lou and Ash is a new NZ label designed by Ava Sanders..everything is handknit and has this unmistakable look that’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. I keep on thinking I’m going to reach a plateau with my knitwear obsession but instead I just get crazier about fringing and patchworking and now the progression into knit shorts and dresses and the like is looming. Thank you to Anna and her adorable dog Olly for showing us some of the beautiful countryside. So adorable was he that even after barfing in Colin’s lap (hey, windy roads) during the car ride over his charms remained irresistible. The best part about it being that he had been sitting with me for twenty minutes and quite purposefully made his way over to Colin in order to make himself more comfortable. We can’t wait to go back and spend a week tromping around in the wilderness..this place puts Hawaii to shame. I have so much more from both NZ and NY to post! Still finding memory cards to download. Sorry about that last shot, Marc is clearly a vampire since every shot where he’s even just milling around in the background of the photo comes out blurry. Weird.

Categories: fashion week, new zealand