12.14.2009

oh taylor...

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It's not secret that I dig Taylor Tomasi A LOT. These photographs of her in Paris for the Spring 2010 runway shows have been sitting on my desktop for awhile now, and as much as I'd love to keep them to myself, it's Christmas so I'm sharing. Her style makes me want to take risks with my wardrobe which, in the past, has been something I've found particularly difficult to do being that I'm not a huge fan of change. Nevertheless Taylor's shorts are speaking to my soul, and every other part of my being for that matter...I want.

Wouldn't that be a fun DIY project? Where's my wallet? I need a bedazzler ASAP! [stockholmstreetstyle]

12.09.2009

the 50 best protest signs of 2009.

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Buzzfeed gathered the best protest signs of 2009, and they're pretty awesome. I can't believe you actually see some of these at gatherings that are meant to be somewhat serious. My mind is too busy laughing to formulate a thought for me to write, so all I have to say is: HAAAAAAAAAAAA! [thedonutproject]

12.04.2009

you obviously have too much money.

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I'm cheap. I'm cheap, but I'll spend retarded amounts of money on the things I love...like shoes...or bags...or shoes. Anyway. I've never been a fan of frivolous spending; if I do end up spending a lot of money on something it's because I know it will gain value over time or because it's impeccably made. When I saw this 24k gold pencil created by Korean Daisung Kim, I wanted to puke in my mouth a bit. Not only is the pencil carefully covered with 24k gold shavings, but it's so astronomically priced, thinking about it makes my eye twitch. People who purchase things like this, I have no words for...[designboom]

Someone obviously has too much time on their hands...

12.03.2009

burberry prorsum pre-fall 2010.

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It gives me a headache to think about Pre-Fall collections simply because I just got done digesting the Spring 2010 shows and presentations. Time moves very quickly, and designers waste no time being a million years ahead of us all, but good LORD Fall 2010 already?! Burberry Prorsum's Pre-Fall collection has been the first to catch my eye, probably because in the past I've lusted after many of their products (mostly the shoes). Inspired by the military, the collection is full of cinched wastes, aviator jackets, and strong shoulders. Although this is all beautiful, I'm ready for a closeup of those shoes - because I'm probably going to be lusting after those for at least a year...[wwd]

patricia fields x the keith haring foundation.

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Costume designer/super stylist/boutique owner Patricia Fields has teamed up with The Keith Haring Foundation to present a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories using the artists iconic images. The collection of scarves, clutches, and a few dresses is currently on pre-sale at the Patricia Fields online boutique. Keith Haring passed away from AIDS and other complications in 1990, but I've seen his artwork live on not only in museums (that's obvious), but also in fashion and pop culture. I mean seriously, you're pretty much a big deal when Jeremy Scott prints your work on one of his motorcycle jacket and Rihanna looks amazing in it. Legend. [patriciafields]

givenchy and some other stuff.

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For their upcoming issue Ten Magazine decided to drape Kinga Rajzak in all things couture. Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Balenciaga, and of course Givenchy. Since Givenchy is by far my favorite design house, and Riccardo Tisci can do no wrong in my eyes, as soon as I saw this I knew I had to post it. [fashiongonerogue]

12.01.2009

180g.

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108g gives it's consumers the power to colorize their wide range of garments to fit their mood and lifestyle, thus giving said consumer the ability to customize each order in any way they chose. You can select products ranging from flannel jackets, cashmere scarves, bamboo fiber tees, and silk dress, then choose from over 100 distinctive colors for your purchase to be hand painted by 108g's in house artist. It's like doing arts & crafts without actually putting in work. Of course 108g is all the way in Paris right along with Colette, but pretty soon they'll be opening an online shop. Can't wait for that! [180g]

11.30.2009

clare tough spring 2010.

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I wish I could walk out of my house in a lace bra and panties with a matching cover all. Only problem is with the sub zero temperature making it's way to my hometown plus the inevitable blank stares I'll rack up, I'm a little weary of getting naked for fashions sake. But I CAN see this on Lady Gags, mostly because she's allergic to pants and seems to be inviting everyone in on the pants-less fun. Maybe the bras and panties aren't an option, but the cardigans, sheer tops, and tanks with braided embellishments are staples I'd make room in my closet for. How about you? [stylebubble, claretough]

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Although I really hate reading gossip sites, I can't ever stop myself from seeking their slimy knowledge (cough) every solitary day from the inner sanctums of my bedroom after my first cup of coffee and before I take a shower. With that being said, you can learn a lot from gossip blogs. Not that any of the information they claim to have found should be taken serious, but you can learn more reading those seedy sites, than any watered down magazine. Today I learned that GIANT magazine has closed their doors for good. I'm not entirely sure if it's true, but if it is this disturbs me for various reasons:

1) When I decided that I wanted to work for a magazine I made a list of the top ten publications I'd like to start and finish my career at. Of these ten publications, three (Missbehave, Vibe, and now GIANT) have already shut down. What's a girl to do?! Vogue may be the job "a million girls would kill for", but I've never been one of those girls. It seems limited and a little far fetched. Plus I think Vogue is boring and repetitive (don't act like it isn't true).

2) As we all know the age of print publication is dying. Actually, I think it's cold dead body is already in the ground. We can't even blame it on the economy anymore, people just aren't buying magazines like they use too. That scares me because I relied heavily on magazines such as GIANT, Missbehave, and Vibe for inspiration, and now that they're gone it makes me wonder whose next, Complex? Interview?

I think a lot of people would be surprised at how many magazines I have just laying around my house. I collect them, I keep them, I reference them. I've got stacks of Vanity Fair, NYMag, Interview, V, and W magazines covering the walls of my bedroom keeping me company. I even framed the cover of the last issue of Missbehave...I'm THAT crazy.

R.I.P. GIANT. You may be gone, but the three years of issues I've got laying beside my bed will keep me company until you return.

I'm going to go cry now.

11.27.2009

14,000 pesos.

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I've got a digital SLR which I absolutely adore, but my heart, (and obviously not my bank account) is still longing for a Leica. Not that I would even know what to do with it, but it's something I'd like to say I own one, maybe even wear it around my neck for show. Leica cameras are already super expensive (about $5,000 a piece); and their rumored collaboration camera with luxury brand Hermes retailing at $14,000 makes the hair on my neck stand on end. The very special edition M7 camera comes in silver chrome with calfskin leather accents in two colors. Not that it matters or anything, but for those of you with bulging pockets and limitless credit lines, the Leica M7 Hermes camera will be available in the UK sometime in December.

Add this to the list of Christmas gifts I'll be able to afford in 10 years...[LOUDreams]

Need cash fast? Won't have any extra until your pay check arrives at work? It's simple, hop on line and take out some payday loans, and have that Leica in no time! Best part is, they're care-free!

freja.

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I love this chick so much it's ridiculous. [cartoonstyles]

11.24.2009

hellz bellz spring 2010.

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I swear, Twitter is the best thing to ever happen to my life. I find out information ten times faster than before I knew Twitter existed. Now instead of scouring the internet for interesting information, I can just follow all the brands, celebrities, friends and family I love and get the inside scope in 140 characters or less. Thank Jesus for Twitter!
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Just a few minutes ago, while I was yelling at my television and tweeting (or is it twatting?) my friend Kevin, I received an interesting tweet from Hellz Bellz which led me to Limitè Magazine's Guide to Spring 2010. The guide then led me to a peek at *SURPRISE* the Hellz Bellz Spring 2010 collection! This is both a good and bad thing. Good because I'll have ample time to count my pennies, cross my fingers, and say my prayers long enough to get the goods, and bad because the collection just makes me want sunnier days and warmer weather that much more. I'm glad Hellz is opening up to different shapes and a cleaner palette. I guess the days of graphic tees are almost over. It's really great to see brands evolve.

11.23.2009

ohhhh holy h&m.

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Just spotted more pictures from H&M's Spring 2010 collection, only this time Swedish stylist and blogger Caroline got a peek into the retailer's main showroom to give us a look at accessories and other odds and ends not shown in the pictures I posted previously. Finally H&M seems to be getting on the four finger ring bandwagon, I've never been a huge fan of their accessories, but I'm impressed at how much their designs have grown in that area. Their starting to remind me of a cheaper version of Topshop, and that isn't a bad thing at all. Cheaper is always better when you're in the middle of a recession! [carolinesmode]

hellz yeah!

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I'd heard awhile ago the Hellz Bellz was teaming up with Reebok to design a shoe, but at the time I didn't know what to make of the collaboration. The news of the partnership, and especially the design of the footwear, was kept on the low, so much in fact I'd forgotten they'd even created a shoe to begin with. But alas the Hellz Bellz x Reebok shoe is real, and it's not at all what I expected. Featuring a fold down flap displaying a bit of Hellz propaganda, stud detailing, and a set of interchangeable shoe strings (black, white, neon yellow), the sneaker is definitely a step in a wonderful direction for Hellz Bellz. If you'd like to get your hands on these, they'll be available in limited quantities beginning November 27th at select retailers, as well as the Hellz online store. [whatthehellz]

a peace treaty on sale @ cutdrop.

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One of my favorite accessory brands that I can never ever ever ever afford, A Peace Treaty is having a sale on Cutdrop.com benefiting Counterpart. I'm definitely taking advantage of this 50% discount; Peace Treaty has a habit of being very expensive seeing as all their scarves are hand made and PERFECT. So now is the time to get a piece of this action! [cutdrop]

cement eclipses.

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via Unurth: "Isaac Cordal's series, 'Cement Eclipses', places expressive human figures in odd circumstances around the urban environment." Amazing installment, but it reminds me a bit of the piece I posted awhile ago about the Fame festival in Italy. Still, it's pretty sweet.

11.22.2009

starting today.

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Nina Sky has got to be the most underestimated "girl group" in history. I've always been a big fan of the twin duo, but I've also always thought they were under appreciated. They write their own music, perform their own music, have a unique style and a strong voice, and unlike a lot of the popular artists representing our age group they aren't a gimmick. I'm really excited to hear their sophomore effort Starting Today, the material they've already leaked has been amazing. I just wish more people were hip now instead of waiting for them to blow up. And trust me, they'll be blowing up soon. If they don't it'll solidify my theory that our society is filled with idiots. [relentlessnyc]

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