Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Season's Greetings

Photos Bruce Weber

Only 24 days left. The world is covered in whiteness. And minus degrees make me wear an all-in-one at night. Time for a flashback and the Abercrombie & Fitch Christmas catalogue from 1999.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Somehow Ethereal

Collage Dries van Noten Spring/Summer 2011

The reason why I feel attracted to acid denim might probably be its sinister resemblance to a profane thing such as clouds. Carrying a moment of childish astonishment. And at the same time referring to a political ethos.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bittersweet Contradictions

Martine Rose Spring/Summer 2011

It's a small step from tribal to ornamental. And that's why I love Martine Rose. Accomplishing the task of melding the kinky and the romantic. And yes, I want those chaps my dear!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Forbidden Love III

Isn't it nice to have obsessions? Some unfulfilled fantasies. Things that shouldn't be but manifest themselves irreparably. Just like a tribal tattoo on tanned skin.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sans Substitute

Fendi Fall/Winter 2007 & Spring/Summer 2007

There has been one year in the history of Fendi that demands closer inspection. 2007 offered impeccable cut and attention to material. As a result I am truly melancholic regarding the fact that the menswear line as such doesn't exist anymore. Maybe I have to comfort myself with a logo bag.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Photo Mariano Vivanco

One reason to love twitter: Now we know Mariano Vivanco will publish a new Dolce & Gabbana book soon. And he is kind enough to provide us with a little teaser.

Taxidermied Idolatry

Steve Bishop Christian Dior - J'adore (Mountain Goat), 2008
Taxidermied goat, concrete, chalk

Steve Bishop Jean-Paul Gaultier - Classique (Arctic Fox), 2008
Taxidermied fox, concrete, paint

The living and the breathless. Overlapping. Embodiments of object and creature. And in its centre: figurative perfume bottles. Animalistic scented sculptures.

British Art Now II, October 27 - April 17 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Top Giorgio Armani Fall/Winter 2002
Bottom James Long Fall/Winter 2010

I'm usually not afraid of questionable or utterly awful things. But corduroy leaves me concerned. Why? Why does it exist? Why do people use it? Why do some people even like it? Especially given the fact that it may have a fashion comeback.

P.S.: Pictures shown above represent noteworthy exceptions. I just couldn't allow myself to post Ralph Lauren.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Short History Of Twins In Popular Culture II

1. Comme des Garçons
2. Issey Miyake
3. Carla Bruni & Kate Moss
4. Pamela Anderson, her twin boobs & Vivienne Westwood
5. Twin Towers
6. Jose & Juan Areco, Brian & Travis Davenport by Thom Browne, Dean & Dan Caten
7. “Chanel Liquidated” by Zevs

There is a striking yet explosive resemblance between the Vivienne Westwood SS09 campaign image and the photographic documentation of the 9/11 incident. I'm not gonna compare Pamela's boobs with planes now... Anyway, what's your favourite twin?

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Mihara Yasuhiro Fall/Winter 2006

The time has come. I've always denied it and never ascribed any relevance to it. But given this collection I am ready for men in bootcut. Maybe I will still never wear them myself but maybe I was just afraid of it for nothing. And you?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hero Worship

Part 14: RuPaul

These days I've been infiltrated by the genius of RuPaul. And it's not all about her fashion extravaganza. It's the sound of her voice and the sharp tongue. Eats your heart out.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bodies Of Decadence

1. Tony Ward by James Armstrong, 1982
2. Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2011

A young Tony Ward's well-defined exterior. And a young Mary Katrantzou's trompe l'œil interior dresses. Pretty surfaces that offer intricate yet delicate insights. Come in and find out.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mixed Media

Top Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia (2007)
Bottom Benbo George, Particles (2008)

Surrealistic objects and appearances. The furry something and the gorilla costume. The round something and the roses-and-pearls embellished designer blouse. Let's have breakfast.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Razor Thorn


A rare feeling. Putting on a garment for the very first time - and knowing it's perfection. Love at first sight. Let's never break up. Let's walk through the sun and through the rain.

Razor Blazer available here.