Friday, December 31, 2010


Top Christina Aguilera
Bottom Girls Aloud

As I've still not seen any result of perpetuating the topic I'll explain it one more time: This is Barbie Fashion. And it got lost. Sometimes it still appears in Cheryl Cole videos. But we need it in an everyday context.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Fall

The Fall 2006

Morphine for the eyes. An unjustly underrated and unregarded piece. The world re-constituting itself. Constantly shifting. And merging its narrative levels. It's like a Jean-Paul Gaultier collection replayed as a movie.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Optical Reflection

Top René Magritte, La Reproduction Interdit (1937)
Bottom Rokeby Venus, René Magritte (1651)

Images of imaginary vanity. I am wondering: How is the phenomenon called depicting a mirror image that is seemingly endlessly multiplied in itself? Who knows the technical term and can name examples of its appearance in popular culture?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thin Line

Furniture Acne

After a disappointing 'no sale' shopping day I escaped into the mysterious and rather addictive voids of online shopping. The virtual shopping cart remained empty but I rediscovered another object of desire.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Sleep

Rick Owens Fall/Winter 2006

This collection captures my current condition best. Wrapped in blankets and thermal wear. Minus degrees and black currant tea. When having a closer look, I do wish for Rick Owens's return to skinny boys sportswear.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bigfoot Encounters

Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2005 vs. Deichmann slippers

In case you wondered: that's what I give beloved ones for Christmas. Gigantic furry fluffy monster paw slippers. I believe everyone should wear them. Everywhere. Anytime. Joy to the world!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Art Department: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Photos Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Cordially contributing a photographic interpretation of the essence of Lynn & Horst, the creator himself states: "These are pairs, but pairs not that they are separate but that they are slight shifts in viewing of an object. Each is a study that I keep in the background of my studio, pinned to the wall. Lynn & Horst I also come back to as an example of a study, the pairings of objects and references. In these desk and model studies the objects and references become each other."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Chained Crystal

Brooch Maison Martin Margiela

Christmas shopping for myself. Gracing myself. Treating myself. Diamond's are a boy's best friend.

Image credits LN-CC

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wooden Veneer Fight

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2011 vs. Bavarian balcony

Absolutely loved this collection. Carvings on planks as dresses. One cannot deny a certain resemblance to the traditional Bavarian balcony. Or the typical yet brutal wall systems Germans are so fond of. But yes, bad childhood memories can be transformed into renewed contexts of beauty.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hero Worship

Part 15: Rudolf Nureyev

Photos Unknown, Richard Avedon

Supposedly the best male ballet dancer of the 20th century, his bare athletic perfection has been impressively documented by the aesthete Avedon. A manifest memento of what we aspire.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Top Britney Spears by Todd Cole
Bottom Brigitte Bardot

Britney is the epitome of pop. A symbol for the hyperglycaemia of our society. A bitter sweet candy stick. A post-romantic icon of consumerism and self-dramatization. Wrapped-up in white tulle. Remixing an image of the original power of Dirndl-escapism: The über-icon and strawberry blonde Brigitte Bardot.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Boris Bidjan Saberi Eleven installation

Men re-formed by stark protective structures. The invention of transparent leather. Saberi strives for the unseen material and consctruction that for themselves make his vision visible.

Image credits Jason Quatorze

Friday, December 17, 2010

Medusa: Main Corpus

Top Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010

Medusa's snakes have chosen me. An eternal spell engraved onto my skin. Tattooed by a thin frayed layer of organza. The prophecy of our precedent prequel has fulfilled itself. And I devote myself.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Medusa: Second Prequel

1. Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010 by Satoshi Saikusa
2. Li, H.R. Giger 1974

Facing the condemned and seemingly unaesthetic. The ugly and hated. To finally establish a version of beauty and fascination that is constituted of one's very own fears and preconceptions.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Medusa: Prequel

1. Versace campaign, 1990s
2. Head of Medusa, Peter Paul Rubens 1618

The Medusa head as an iconographic legend of both ancient and modern history. A supernatural, crude and mesmerizing symbol associated with immortal myth and contemporary consumerism.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


1. Chris Brown by James Demitri
2. Helmut Lang & Marcus Schenkenberg
3. Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 1993

It's been a very long time that I felt attracted to a man with long hair. I can imagine being him. An ideal of the 90s. The legacy of one of the greatest fashion icons: Helmut Lang. And Marcus Schenkenberg of course.