American viewers are sadly deprived of Lindsay Lohan's latest and greatest mass marketing appearance. Italian label Fornarina (a.k.a. retro stripper gear masquerading as fashion, and high-priced fashion at that) has recruited our fave party girl for this insanely, um, insane ad campaign featuring neon, magical sparkles, bad animation and a scary blonde wig. Who is this aimed at? I mean, I get that it's not meant to be serious, but it's SO badly done. I almost love it. Actually, yeah, I totally love it.
Monday, March 30
Thursday, March 26
Wednesday, March 25
So for ever (basically since last fall, I think), I've been really entrenched in fall/winter colors. Grey, black, navy, yum yum yum. I remember writing a grumpy blog a year ago being all like "EWWW florals and spring things, spare me."
But suddenly the whole spring thing is creeping under my skin and I find myself doing things like...ordering this skirt, which just arrived and I can't WAITTT to wear! (albeit probably with a little black jacket and black boots at first, but still.) It's so loud and not-me that I kind of adore it.
And somehow, despite my vow (again, about a year ago) that I would quit dyeing my hair and never trouble myself with it again, I'm suddenly craving a little lightness...damn you, sunny weather, giving me all sorts of high-maintenance ideas. Maybe it's a grass is always greener deal, but I kind of miss the old color.
Tuesday, March 24
guess I'll have to get cracking on my own projects, huh...get ready for the new A Material World x T-Payne x Whole Foods x Agyness Deyn collab line I have coming out for Summer '09!! it's gonna be off the chain!!!!!
shopbop, collette and karmaloop are already fighting over the exclusive rights. don't say i didn't warn you.
Monday, March 23
What's cool about this is that I was just listening to a spot on NPR about the original Stubb and what an awesome guy he was. He would host all kinds of now-super-famous musicians (Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters) to jam at his little BBQ restaurant in Lubbock, TX, and he'd stay up all night cooking turkey dinners and have everyone over to his house. He had no business sense at all, and was constantly running out of money, but he was so beloved & his place was such a community hub that people would always get together to help him out. Now he's gone and his BBQ place has moved to Austin, where it's a landmark music venue as well. Pretty cool. [Thanks, NPR.] So that's cool because I love coincidences and running across 2 unrelated Stubb's items in several days pretty much counts as a coincidence.
“The Skytop takes its name from the one of the best places to eat and see live music when you are in Austin, and takes its looks from their world famous sauce. To coincide with this release, we have created a special edition to only be sold at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q this Friday in Austin, Texas.
This special edition includes a pair of Stubb’s Skytops, an apron, a bottle of Stubb’s sauce, all inside a hand made wooden box. This box, as well as the apron are both branded with a 2009 SXSW seal. There will be ONLY 50 boxes for sale this Friday from 10am-11am. Each box is also hand numbered.”
What's WEIRD about this is that....well, it's a sneaker based on barbecue sauce. I'm not sure who this is aimed at. Hipsters? Austin dudes? Would anyone not from Austin get these? Or would only tourists get 'em because people from Austin wouldn't fall for that gimmick from a local standby? Point is, when I look at my feet, I don't want to think "pork."
Friday, March 20
I used to do Things I Love Thursday, a la Gala, but I'm not on top of my game enough to actually remember to love things on the proper day. But I have been feeling a lot of love today, so here ye reap the benefits:
- So does Popeye's!!! My all-time fave junk food chains now both have really hilarious corporate Twitters. I have impeccable taste. Seriously though, go read them.
- This quote from the kid at Stylesighting's encounter with Le Lagerfeld:
He explained to me that curiosity is not something you try to have - you don’t suddenly wake up one day and say, “I’m going to investigate culture today and go to a gallery and read a book and then this afternoon I’m going to discover some new bands.” He was saying that a curious nature - a desire to know everything about everything - is just part of who you are. If this is your nature, then no effort is required - curiosity and discovery will be as natural to you as breathing.
- The Impulsive Buy ("putting the 'ew' in product reviews") is my new favorite food blog discovery. I like food blogs that tend toward the ridiculous over the actually useful (see above). It reviews food and branding and misc products, and is hilar squared. Plus introduced me to a new Asian-dessert-snack that I must find: Chocolate Crush Pocky!
- Tastespotting, which in defiance of my previous statement is a relatively serious food blog, but as "a community driven visual potluck," for me it's more image-driven eye candy than anything else. Yum.
- My lovely friend Maxine had a runway show at Box8 last Sunday (congrats!) and you can now purchase her GORGEOUS spring collection on Revolve.com!!!!
Monday, March 16
our lovely tarah (in a cropped studded jacket SHE MADE) interviewing corrine of society for rational dress.
corinne showing her gosh darn amazing chained pumps. they went with the insane, wonderful chain vest (badly photographed at bottom) which she said was her favorite piece this season. thank you for not capitulating to recession chic, corinne. the other two designers' collections were so awfully black and dour.
raquel allegra's racks
looking up into the rafters. the LA Theatre is downtown, on broadway at 6th st, and it is just to most fantastical venue. totally over-the-top and old and marvelous. backstage is very backstagey.
ufo explosion in the society for rational dress racks! no i kid, i kid, it's just me being clever with my flash and the steam rising from the frantic pre-show silk steaming.
i was not the only one with a camera. note: all the little girls in black are the dressers for the models. they were all so rapt. how could they reach up all the way to the tall tall models?
Sunday, March 15
TONIGHT my lovely lovely friend maxine dillon has her runway show, same place same time (9pm) and i will be there with bells on. i've worked with her on various things and i'm so excited for her collection. check it out online (or on revolve) and then go see in for reals tonight!
Friday, March 13
i'm leaving in a few minutes to head to the Gen Art kickoff gala for LA Fashion Week. uber doober excited to be behind the scenes while GRAI, Raquel Allegra, & Society for Rational Dress shows are getting prepped to go. models and makeup and clothes oh my.
[i'm working on a campaign for an energy drink's "what's next" campaign & we're featuring Gen Art. will be chatting w. designers about what they're going through right before the shows and highlighting the overall event. i love backstage of anything so this will be loads of fun. and we have Tarah Smith as our lovely interviewer! will give yall the footage as soon as it's ready.]
am leaving to meet up with film crew in 2 minutes but fyi i am wearing these:
Tuesday, March 10
Lucky for me, Louis Vuitton is epitomizing that whole unwieldy, unwritten post with one shoe:
Black Rainbow says:
This collaboration between the french house and the american artist is really interesting and significant on the high-fashion market, and sneaker market. It means that sneaker culture and sneaker market (sportswear one) as we knew it are dead. The mass market is gonna totally absorb it. And it means also lots of thing about the fact that LOUIS VUITTON wants to extend his consumer targets. LOUIS VUITTON want to have this new consumer: older with some money, and a new fashion culture.Just think. Vuitton = high fashion couture brand beloved by streetwear logo lovers. Kanye = hip-hop icon who loves fashion and is in return beloved by fashion freaks both high and low. This collabo is, like, written in the stars. It's going to take over the world. June ain't far - take stock of your surroundings and hold on.
Thursday, March 5
thanks, Helmut Lang, for filling me with pointless wishes.
a) wish I had this asymmetrical leather funnelneck jacket RIGHT NOW. it is so perfect.
b) wish the winter had many months left, necessitating new jackets
c) wish I had bajillions of extra dollars (even on gilt, this here item of yours is still over 4 hundies)
d) wish you would stop READING MY MIND. leather jacket + asymm zip + floppy neck + grey = I think we have a connection, baby. are you straight, Helmut?
Tuesday, March 3
[general mills digs through its archives. credit: thedieline]
the old trix bunny rollerskated! the modern one scares the daylights out of me.
[more images: thedieline.com]