Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Little Yellow Helter Skelter

I know this is random, but you guys have to check out how disturbingly identical Devendra Banhart is to Charles Manson.

And it's not just the mangy hair and matching beards, they have the same eyes and noses also.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday Evening Rant

I've been thinking lately about people in the fashion world, with the fashion state of mind. And I've been thinking a lot about the differences between The Sartorialist and Face Hunter. I believe that fashion blogging is a separate unit in fashion entirely because it's sort of disconnected from the world. It involves so much fantasizing in criticizing and obsessing (not to mention plagiarizing, but that's a different story). Some times I get so caught up in trying to distinguish myself through my clothing and be unique, that I end up looking exactly like every other hipster, or I look absolutely ridiculous and have to take a step back and think about if I am actually considering leaving my house dressed in pajama shorts and a camisole (true story). This is Face Hunter's downfall. They become so fixated on finding people "ahead of our time" and "fashion forward" that many people they feature seems to be heading to a costume party. I'm not saying that The Sartorialist hasn't made any faux pas's and caused me to close my computer screen and shudder in disgust (well, maybe not that bad), but at least he seems to have a mission: to illustrate the timeless and universal elements of style. While Face Hunter has gone off on a journey to another planet, Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist) shows us the classics and the rebels (like I have said before - you have to know the rules before you break them).

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bad Fashion = Good Fashion

Bah, okay I lied. I've been awful at posting, I'm sorry. The truth is is that I haven't gotten around to taking pictures of the stuff I bought in New York, so I've been avoiding my blog. Don't get your hopes up, I haven't snapped any pics yet, I'm just here to show you a bad fashion check list. I think a lot of it is valid and I see where it's a good guide for someone recovering from style disaster, like the women you see on TV getting make-overs (Thank-you What Not To Wear, you keep me entertained for hours). But the main problem I have with this check list is that almost every single one of these so-called faux pas's can be taken and turned around into a fashion statement. It's the simple principle of "Once you know the rules, you can break them" (same goes for writing, by the way). There are a few 'infractions' that really are inexcusable like camel toe, inappropriate bulges, and visible pantyline. Anyway, I think you should take a look at it, and do the checklist. Don't be worried if you have a couple checkmarks on there, in fact, give yourself a pat on the back. Go against the grain, man.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Blog, Resurrected

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I don't really have any excuses, I've just been lazy. I got a lot of great stuff when I was in New York, but I haven't had a chance to take any pictures yet, but I'll get right on that so that I can show off my new stuff next post.
Anyway, till then, here's some absolutely gorgeous pictures of Suvi Koponen in i-D Magazine.