Posted on June 29, 2012 |
What is not to love about 3.1 Phillip Lim’s inky ombré for spring/summer 2012? A whole lotta nothin’. The colour bleeds like it was dipped into a vat of ink, the prussian blue creeping into the cream of the shirt. The slight cuff roll using the sleeve strap button amps up the cool.
The ombré trend is growing on me. This shirt, obviously, and the matching pants that Lim designed that looked like you’d waded through an inky pond. I can also dig the ombré hair trend too that we saw here a few months ago.
How do you like your ombré?
Posted on June 29, 2012 |
So since I’m writing this blog post from my SL brother’s birthday party, I figured I’d wish him a very public happy birthday. God, he’s getting old! I can’t believe he’s already 50! J/k!!! <3 ya Zani!
Anyways, I’ve been stalking this lucky board at C’est la vie for about a week trying to get this mesh tie I fell in love with. This tie is by ::K:: which is the men’s store in C’est la vie but comes in both male and female versions and sizes.
A Plurk buddeh of mine blogged about this awesome box of gifts available at Plastik for a linden so of course, my curiosity got the best of me and I wandered over and picked it up. There are lots of fabulous goodies in the box, again unisex, so you need to hurry over and get them. Both my pants and eyes were part of this giftie!
My mesh tank is one of the newest release from fri.day and comes in 12 pretty colors. It just screams softness to me so of course, I had to show it off. Get to fri.day and nab it!
The rest of my look is due to my obsession with stars. I nabbed this pretty silver ring for free at the SGB Festival and the tattoo was yesterday’s GFW offering from Delusions and comes in four colors. I’m not sure if the tat is still available at discount pricing but Delusions makes some cute stuffs so check them out anyways! Well, I better get back to socializing at my brother’s birthday party. XoXo!
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) Brandy in Honey w/Roots (New)
Skin: :F: (Alexandra Barcelos) Mia in Ivory 01
Eyes: :[P]: (Aikea Rieko) Vae Coll Eyes in Maza (Part of June Dollarbie Box)
Top: fri.day (Darling Monday) Friday Mesh Tank in White (New!)
Tie: ::K:: (Kitt Ragu) Accent Mesh Tie in Marine (Lucky Board Prize)
Tattoo: Delusions (Whisper Mizin) Oh Mai Stars in Red (Past GFW)
Bottoms: :[P]: (Aikea Rieko) Aeda Slacks in Crimson (Part of June Dollarbie Box)
Heels: [PM] (Tya Fallingbridge) Baby T’s in Black
Nails: Rezipsa Loc (Rezipsa Luckstone) Black Cherry Nails
Ring: Silvery K (gin Fhang) Silver Star Ring (SGB Freebie)
Bag: C’est la vie (Larcoco Mathy) Canvas Mesh Bag in Anchor (Group Gift)
Poses: Focus Poses (Carol Kling) Summer Set 2 Poses (Perfect Wardrobe)
Location: The Boathouse
Posted on June 28, 2012 |
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Posted on June 27, 2012 |
What’s on your inspiration board lately? Of course you know what I’m talking about. Because today, if you don’t have some sort of “inspiring” vintage, ethereal looking tears from magazines or jpegs found on the interweb, you’re dead in the water. So let’s take a look at someone who excels at the art of the Inspiration Board, aka Tumblr, Rae Drake.
Drake’s got her own Tumblr LoveRaedar.com and for this month (which is coming to a close soon) has been guest blogging for OTMZine. With Textstyles’s new interest in Tumblin’ we had to sit down with Drake and talk shop, pet her cat and talk photography.
1. How old are you and tell the people what you do.
23 and undecided!
2. When did you fall in love with fashion? precisely
I must have been about 2 or 3 years old when I started drawing, and my first creations were princess dress designs. My mom would draw the stick figure, and I would come up with the rest. From there, I paid rapt attention to costumes in movies, and started buying fashion magazines when I was a preteen. I remember coming across the Vogue masthead when I was 12, seeing the title ‘Art Director’, and without even knowing what it meant, decided it was what I wanted to be when I grew up. It just sounded like it was for me.
3. You’ve graduated and fresh out of the gates have a guest blogging spot with OTM magazine, tell me about switching gears from academia to “real world”?
Leaving school feels like the floor has fallen out from under me, but instead of falling with it, I’m merely suspended in space and time. To be so light and free, it’s a weird feeling. To have zero restraints except for the ones I’ve imposed on myself is both exhilarating and exhausting. I didn’t realize how tough it is to balance self-exploration with self-discipline; one always wants to cancel the other out. The things they didn’t teach me in school are the things I need to learn the most.
4. Inspiration boards have become an art in and of themselves of late. How do your inspiration boards come together? Do you have a process? Is it an internet k-hole session?
I love how internet inspiration boards are these amorphous entities that represent their creator/curator’s tastes. Even though so much of the internet is regurgitated and reblogged, the way in which certain individuals appropriate in order to represent their own needs interests and inspires me. Some days, I like to put weird images together, or follow a mood, theme or a palette; other days I impulsively jump from one source to another. I don’t have a formula, but I do have an aesthetic that I try to keep in mind.
5. What is your favourite part of the creative process?
Knowing that although other people created the individual parts, it’s my taste that has assembled them, and with that, I have a better sense of what it is that I want to create for myself.
6. If you were reincarnated and could do anything you wanted, what would it be?
I would come back as a ballerina. I am in awe of their strength and grace. Nothing has ever mesmerized me so much as watching a ballet dancer move on stage.
Saving Grace is my all the time favourite, plus it’s a stone’s throw from my house. However, I just had the potato waffles and eggs benny from Starving Artist a couple weeks ago, and it might be once of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
The last time/place I got really sweaty was at The Beaver.
13. Favourite spot?
Trinity Bellwoods, with my bicycle, beers, a book and my best friends.
Check out Rae Drake on her site: LoveRaedar.com
Posted on June 27, 2012 |
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Posted on June 27, 2012 |
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Posted on June 26, 2012 |
Brooklyn photographer Bon Duke was inspired by the skater film Lords of Dogtown when he created this short video for Nowness, featuring Prabal Gurung’s Fall 2012 collection. Gurung and Duke came together as part of a project in which designers from the CFDA Fashion Incubator and shutterbugs from the School of Visual Arts team up. Their task: Make a short that re-invents a movie’s opening credits.
The scene is set at the underpass of the Williamsburg Bridge, where model Erjona Ala—clad in a grungy-glam sweatshirt and pleated skirt—is surrounded by a gang of dirty-hot skater guys. “I wanted to take the lifestyle in Dogtown but add a twist to it,” Duke explains. “I wanted to show her control over them and appropriating their image. As it cuts to them hanging out and arm-wrestling it was another way she was in control.” Check out the film after the cut.
Posted on June 26, 2012 |
When Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo, the leading ladies behind Swedish duo Icona Pop, plop out of an SUV in front of Williamsburg staple Roebling Tea Room, they’re all legs and smiles, clutching massive Helmut Lang shopping bags overflowing with designer swag from an earlier showroom appointment. Helmut Lang isn’t the only downtown-friendly designer house that its losing mind over the sartorially-slaying, twentysomething pair (the duo sat front row at Phillip Lim and Charlotte Ronson during last season’s Fashion Week).
Since the release of last year’s anthemic, synthpop banger Manners and an EP, Nights Like This—exploding with in-your-face playground chants with tinges of ’90s girl power—the pop outfit has been finishing up their buzzed-about debut LP, boasting power-pop production by the man behind Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” Patrik Berger. Hard-to-please Pitchfork aptly pegged their first single from the aforementioned LP, “I Love It,” a “righteous contender” for the prestigious song of the summer title. Considering it’s the theme song for Snooki and JWoww’s MTV spin-off, the prediction hinges on the inevitable, replete with inebriated fist-pumps. “I Love It” is classic Icona Pop: an addictive pop gem in the bubbly (albeit with a bunch of ‘tude) department, with Tweet-friendly lyrics like “You’re from the ’70s, but I’m a ’90s bitch!”
During our chit-chat, the admitted party animals, who met during a night out on the town, both sip cold beers whilst admitting to sharing clothes. They also unsurprisingly and adorably complete each others sentences. ELLE.com got the lovely ladies to spill on their forthcoming debut (expect an onslaught of “dance-cry” urges) and their shared cuckoo year, complete with wardrobe malfunctions and grinding the night away with Phillip Lim.
ELLE: The album is (almost…!) finally here.
Caroline Hjelt: We’ve been writing and writing and not showing anyone for such a long time now. And now we’re ready.
ELLE: Describe the sound of the album in five words.
Aino Jawo: Bittersweet…
AJ: Punk-pop! That’s one word.
CH: Bittersweet, chaos, electronic, punk-pop and… epic!
ELLE: If we were to judge you based on your dance floor-ready music, we’d assume you’re quite the party animals.
AJ: Yes, I would lie if I told you something else. We DJ, so it’s a lot of partying involved. But you can choose if you wanna party sober.
CH: We come from the club world. That scene is very important for us.
AJ: That’s how we met! We’ve met a lot of good people. When we moved to London, we saw this amazing music scene that we never saw before, and we got so much inspiration from that.
CH: What I like about the club scene is that it’s kind of available to everybody. People are out to just have fun. You travel, you go out, you dance to the same song that you danced to in another city.
ELLE: What would you say has been your absolute favorite party experience?
AJ: Our best DJ gig was at Social Club in Paris. That was mental. People were trying to climb the DJ booth!
CH: And festivals. We’ve both been to festivals since we were small. People are feeling free, they are feeling love, the music, the beer. It’s just this vibe where everyone’s there just to have fun.
ELLE: It seems obvious that you want your listeners to let go on the dance-floor…
AJ: We want to make people dance. We want them also to be able to cry. Cry dancing!
ELLE: Okay, let’s discuss your new single “I Love It” being the theme song for Snooki and JWoww’s spin-off!
AJ: It feels like it’s the perfect song for them. They are crazy. All of the words we sing fit them very well. I wanna see Snooki stumble when she’s drunk while listening to “I Love It.”
ELLE: Have you met them?
CH: I would be scared.
AJ: I would be scared too. I want to meet The Situation. I want to party with them.
ELLE: How do you feel about the fashion world’s growing infatuation with you two?
CH: We just go to places and have fun. I mean, of course I’m flattered if people think we can dress. But we don’t follow trends—I’m not a slave for trends. But we love expressing ourselves through clothes, and we love clothes, of course.
ELLE: Is it true you made those amazing capes in the “I Love It” video?
CH: We had the idea, but we didn’t have enough time to make it ourselves.
AJ: But we do cut stuff and sew it together. It’s fun to be able to recreate stuff. Like if you have a pair of jeans that you don’t like, you just rip them apart and glue stuff on them.
CH: We’ve been working for three years together, and it’s not like we’ve had a lot of money. It kind of puts you in that situation where you have to be creative. You get tired of using the same jeans everyday, so what are you gonna do? You remake them. Like, can you use the legs for our arms? That kind of stuff. We were playing the Kitsune Christmas party in Paris, and the airline lost our luggage. So we didn’t haven’t any money, and we couldn’t buy new clothes.
ELLE: Uh oh!
AJ: We had a survival kit from Air France with unisex underwear and a blank t-shirt.
CH: So we went to the Red Cross store and Aino bought very nice fluffy pants…
AJ: I looked like George Michael!
CH: No, you were George Michael.
AJ: I was George Michael. It was raining so my hair was so big. I never felt so pretty in my life.
CH: I had this jumpsuit that was for kids, and it was a little bit too short for me because I am quite tall. In the middle of the gig, this guy comes up to me and says, “Sorry, I don’t want to be rude, but I can really see your boobs.” I was standing there and was just like, “Oh fuck.” We were supposed to be in Paris for three days. We were drinking a lot of wine in our apartment, and we were cutting everything and kind of drunk. We only had the jumpsuit that was broken, a white t-shirt, and Aino had her George Michael outfit. So we had to make three outfits out of that. But that was so fun. We were drunk and cutting and everything just kept getting shorter and shorter.
AJ: It’s kind of like meditating when you’re sewing and stuff. You just disappear somewhere. It’s like painting in a way. I think it’s important to be creative in different ways. We don’t only write music—we love to look at art, check out street fashion…
CH: And also, I think nowadays, people just buy and buy and things end up hanging in their wardrobe, and they just throw it away instead of realizing you can rebuild stuff or color it another color or you can put the t-shirt on your head.
AJ: You can make a fucking do-rag from the t-shirt!
CH: People use a dress once and think it’s not okay to wear again. All of my clothes I’ve been wearing a million times in different kind of shapes and constellations. It’s also a luxury since there’s two of us.
ELLE: Do you share clothing?
AJ: We have our own clothes, but sometimes when I get really bored with my dress or something we just swap and we do something totally different. Because we have two different bodies but the same height, it looks like a totally different piece on her. It’s great.
ELLE: In “I Love It”, you enthusiastically boadt about being ’90s girls. Let’s talk about your favorite ’90s fashion-y moments.
AJ: The Spice Girls! Victoria almost looks the same now with her black dresses. We loved the boy bands and the girl bands. But we also loved the one-hit wonders.
CH: Style-wise, it’s so fun to look back at Courtney Love or Drew Barrymore…
AJ: And Baywatch! What was up with those bikinis? They were like up in the tits! But our favorite ’90s thing was The X-Files. Mulder… I mean c’mon! He’s the inspiration for all of Icona Pop’s music ever made.
CH: When he’s pulling up his pants a little too high.
AJ: And Scully, C’mon! [To Caroline] You look like Scully. I’ll be Mulder.
CH: We are Mulder and Scully!
ELLE: Buzzed-about electro-pop singer Charli XCX wrote “I Love It”… How did this come about? Do you relate to the lyrics?
AJ: She wrote it with Patrik Berger. We were in the studio writing a totally different song, and Patrik’s like, “Yeah, I made this song with Charli,” and he showed us a really rough cut and we heard it. We were like… “Is this our song?” We were kind of going through the same thing that’s in the song—age difference, the love story… It’s really strange to feel like it’s your song when someone else wrote it.
CH: We adopted the song. We were like, “No, no, no! This is our song.” It feels like we wrote it with her.
AJ: She wasn’t gonna use it and she was very happy that we liked it. So we made it more “Icona”—we wanted it more shout-y.
CH: That punk fucking feeling.
AJ: You don’t wanna sing it cute—you wanna scream it in his fucking face. “Fuck off!”
CH: You know that feeling when you’re tired of being sad? And you rise up and you feel kind of strong. You’re like “I’m good. I’m very good actually. And I’m proud. And I love it. I don’t care. Fuck it!”
ELLE: Have you two ever gone on a double date?
DJ: No, but we should go on a date with someone. Can you hook us up?
ELLE: What’s your type?
AJ: I would say Mulder in X-Files. Or the lead singer of Joy Division.
CH: Prince! When I was younger, I thought my mom would get married to Prince. My mom and dad broke up and we had all of these LPs on the wall. Prince was always up on the wall. And I was like, “Mom, when are you going to marry Prince?” And she was like, “No honey, he’s too short for me.”
AJ: I love that she made the decision to not marry Prince!
CH: And then I said, “Mom, he’s already wearing high heels, he can just put on some that are higher.”
ELLE: So, is Prince on your dream shared concert line-up? And who else?
CH: That’s our dream. Without a doubt. Then I could go and die. And Beyonce.
AJ: Oh yes, Beyonce… C’mon!
CH: She’s such a powerful woman and she’s so beautiful and everything she does, she does it with grace.
ELLE: Let’s get back to fashion. Favorite designers… Go!
CH: Helmut Lang, Givenchy, Alex Wang.
AJ: Phillip Lim! He’s the best grinder.
CH: He’s the best dancer. He’s always the last person standing. Dancing with us, drinking beer—he’s the best!
AJ: We met him at his show, and he told us we looked like superheroes in his clothes. He dressed us for his show. And he’s so kind. When you see him, he looks kind of reserved and then he starts to dance. He’s the best dancer!
CH: And the Swedish brand, Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair.
AJ: They have such cool stuff. Dark stuff.
CH: And House of Dagmar! We’ve been working with them.
ELLE: We hear you also have a serious Dr. Martens penchant…
AJ: Oh, Dr. Martens! I don’t have mine on today, but I’ve been wearing them a lot. They smell right now.
CH: It’s like jeans. I hate when they look new and shiny.
AJ: I got these lovely white Dr. Martens and the shape of them is not too feminine. I love them, but I’ve used them like five times, and it hurts more to walk in them than high heels. It’s terrible.
Posted on June 26, 2012 |
Perfect Wardrobe started the other day with a fresh new round and the theme this time is Summertime. Lots of beachy items to be had all for 90 lindens. My LOTD is a mix of a few items I nabbed from this event. Enjoy!
My fave item this round was this adorable hat hair from Yulicie. It comes in 2 shades and 2 different hat colors but since I love being a brunette best of all, I’m showing off the darker tone. I’d totally throw this hat on top if I were spending the day at the beach because I burn so easily. Luckily on SL, I can rock a tan easily. As you can see, it’s totally cute so head on over to Perfect Wardrobe and nab this and all the other goodies they have for you to splurge on.
Hair: [y] (Noelle Neaph) Fresh Summer Hair in Dark Brown (Perfect Wardrobe)
Skin: :F: (Alexandra Barcelos) Mia in Tan 05
Top: [A] (Noemi Azambuja) Kimkini in Bra in Sunny (Perfect Wardrobe)
Bottoms: SweeTartz (Whisper Mizin) Oh Mai Tiny Shorts in Light Denim (Perfect Wardrobe)
Sandals: [BWC] (nov Klees) Wedge Sandals (Group Gift)
Tattoo: Delusions (Whisper Mizin) Crab Neck Tattoo (Perfect Wardrobe)
Bag: Tentacio (May Tolsen) Summertime Bag (Perfect Wardrobe)
Necklace: I <3 Fashion (Patty90 Paule) Bronze Key Necklace (Free @StuffInStock)
Poses: fri.day (Darling Monday) Rumor Poses (Previous Pose Fair- In store soon!)
Posted on June 26, 2012 |
Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2012 womenswear campaign conjures feelings of a big, warm Italian family—one dressed in luxurious threads, that is. But this is not your average ancestral get-together: it includes Italian knockouts Bianca Balti, Monica Bellucci, and Bianca Brandolini D’Adda.
The concept behind the ads—festive shots of everyday Italian life—is not novel to the company. Past campaigns have had a similar family-themed concepts. And Bellucci is no stranger to the brand, either. The actress and house muse recently launched a collection of rich-hued lipsticks with Dolce & Gabbana, each featuring “Monica” in the name. See a couple more images from the campaign after the cut.