Friday, December 23, 2011

Damn you JOE!

As if Joe's Jeans wasn't evil enough by offering Jeans in every color under the sun, now they have these insane silver jeans! Dammit! I hella want these. Finally I can look like circa 1996 Billy Corgan, just as I've always dreamed.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lovely and Inspiring

My hero.
New fashion goal, cram as much leopard print as possible into one outfit.
Kate Lanphear is sort of my new favorite person.
Mommy with Uncle Phil.
Sik-ning fashion illustration I swiped off of Alice's blog:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

McQueen is Dead, Long Live McQueen

Dude, Sarah Burton is killing it. S/S '12...amaaaaaazing. I still can't talk about Lee, wear my McQueen loot, or listen to "The Fashion of His Love" without getting a little emotional, but Burton is literally the only human on the plant that could be channeling the McQueen aesthetic in such an authentic and magical way. Now if only she would fall in love with performance art and put on some insane runway shows....

Cover that face, honey!


Strong work cutie pie!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gaga:Mugler Woman

This video makes my heart feel like rainbows.

Born to runway.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

K Stew in W

A few weeks ago I was shopping at Rad Summer and saw the brand new September issue of W with Kristen Stewart styled like a 60's Godard girl on the cover. I immediately regretted not renewing my subscription to W, almost fainted, then had the urge to steal the magazine. Not wanting to risk getting caught and being banned from Rad Summer forever, I instead sprinted over to Rich's Cigar Store and bought it! OMG! She is such a turbo babe! This shoot reminds me of what Lindsay Lohan was trying to do when she made Bobby, but Kristen's sexiness is so much more effortless and real. Eat your heart out Lindsay! Kristen, thank you so much for not being a Hollywood trainwreck! Maybe some day when Twilight is really over over we can be friends in real life. We can smoke cigarettes and watch Kenneth Anger or eat soup and watch Twin Peaks. Whatever you want. I love you.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mommy, I love your hair.

I'm loving the teal hair, mommy. Did y'all know that she has a fashion column in V Magazine now? Its hella existential college essay style fashion talk. What a smrty pants. Love you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Do Yourself A Favor, Read Role Models

John Water's latest book Role Models is a real screamer. I'm so glad I randomly found it today at the library in the "Lucky Day/Hot Book" section by the checkout counter. A lucky day indeed! This book had me howling and choking with its hilarity. So why am I writing about it on my fashion blog you may wonder. No, I am not trying to make this blog like Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle queef-a-thon GOOP.

The reason is there is chapter about John's fave fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, the genius beast behind Comme des Garcons. This chapter also has some highly relatable stories about thrift store treasure hunting, and outfit choices being the leading cause of fights with parents. The ladder was on my mind anyway because I'm packing to go see my parents in Las Vegas later this week, and no matter how hard I try, I never cease to horrify and outrage them with my outfit choices. For some reason when I try to look conservative, I only make it worse. I wonder, will reading Role Models help me edit my suitcase or fuel the outfit insanity fire? Only time will tell. Anyway, you should hella read this book. Oh yeah, in the Rei Kawakubo chapter, John also explains how he gets his signature mustache to look like that--AMAZING. Here's some pictures.

Role Models launch party at the Comme de Garcons store in London.
I don't know for sure if this look John is flossing is Comme des Garcons or not, but its pretty amazing, right? Dude, is that seersucker? Those circle things look like radioactive olives and that collar..., is that crocheted? Woah. Fantastic. Pictured with the reason my heart beats--Matthew.
In my fantasy world where I am I gay man, I am wearing this jacket.
Other pant bottoms tacked onto flood pants?
Two different coat fronts (and lengths).
Gothy goth.
Five outfits in one!
Looks like she wrapped herself up in the scarf rack at the Thrift Center in Santa Cruz. Don't get me wrong, they have some great scarves there, and its always 50% off. WHAAAAAAT!?
Comme des Garcons for H&M.

Also, I dare you to go to the Comme des Garcons website and try to look at any actual clothes. I think its just a trippy art/Ai WeiWei slideshow.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Miss Golden Rule

Since Golden Rule closed I've actually been having to shop at other vintage stores; can you believe it? There's still a hole in my heart that Golden Rule is no more, but its fun to discover all the thrift and vintage that Portland has to offer. For example: did you know that there is a store in Hollywood (Portland, not L.A.) called Hollywood Reruns that has an insane magazine library/archive/buy 2 get one free deal on Magazines?! Is true! They have hell of 90's Vogues and Harpers Bazaars and old T.V. guides and Threads and Time and whatever the fuck old ass magazine you might be desiring at the moment. Its probably there! Okay, so I was looking for Sassy magazine, specifically the Kurt and Courtney issue, and i couldn't find it, but its probably there somewhere right!?

So I bought 7 awesome magazines and a bunch of red glasswear and some mushroom printed trivets and a cute wallhanging and it was only $38. AAAANNND the nice old Russian lady ringing me up called me "honey" like 8 times. Amazing! Go there. Its sketchy and wonderful.

More store reviews to follow...

Meanwhile, here's some cute stuff I bought at Golden Rule:

These are the skanky shorts I do yardwork in; they have holes in the crotch. Everything else is from Golden Rule.
If this fantasy ballerina/fairy princess dress was my size, I probably would have bought it too.
Insane crocheted pants.
I'm totally bringing these to Las Vegas next week.
Why hello there. I'm not for in Ghost World....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen was my all consuming obsession before he died by his own hand last year. Its still hard for me to talk about his death and his work because I loved him so much and still do love him so much--probably even more now with his tragic and untimely death more than a year behind us. He will always be dear to my heart.

I feel very fortunate that I got to go to New York in July and see the Savage Beauty exhibition at the MET. We waited in line for and hour and a half and were crammed in there like sardines. It was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. This exhibition was proof of how many others feel the same way about McQueen that I do. It was magical for us to all come together and revel in his genius and share our sorrow. However, it still stings that this exhibition would not have happened if he was still alive today. Heres some pictures:

I wish I could spend every day at the MET.
My fave from Horn of Plenty.
Using some prosthesis technology for fashion (and horses were harmed in the making of this garment)
Insane embroidery.
What Shalom wore when she got painted by the robots.

The dress on the left is made out of medical slides and hand dyed ostrich feathers. The one on the right is made from razor clam shells.
I was pretty obsessed with the middle dress pictured here. Hard to tell from the picture, but it had the most insane lace work, it was blowing my mind.
This thing was pretty cool, I would totally wear this.
This grand feather bow garment had a quite a presence.
The new new shoulder.
I don't think this was in there but I really like this feather cocoon dress from the Horn of Plenty collection.
A triad of movement.

This thing has a vagie, kind of of sea-grass look to it.
The Cabinet of Curiosities. Look, its the Shalom Harlow robot spray paint dress. Hey, that Philip Treacy butterfly hat was in this room too, woah! Epic. From going to this exhibition I learned that when Isabella Blow died, she left all her clothes to Daphne Guinness, including McQueens entire senior collection from St.Martins. As if Daphne's wardrobe wasn't already fabulous enough! Anyway, a lot of those clothes were on display here.
This dress is made of both real and fake flowers.

An ideal wedding dress.

The final collection.

Asian inspiration.

This middle one was so insane up close, it was beaded on the hips and the fabric was like this shiny jacquard thing. Being able to look at everything super up close was the best part, seeing all the little details and the flawless construction. I was amazed.
I miss you dude. It sucks how much you wanted to die.