joi, 30 iulie 2009
I recently rediscovered William Borroughs' Naked Lunch and stumbled upon a simple, yet memorable theory. There are many kind of a addictions; some are addicted to sex, some are addicted to money, power, handbags, social recognition and yes, drugs. But locking up the King Pins' and "relevant" dealers won't solve the problem. The need is still in the streets, sneaking through backdoors and screaming behind closed windows. And as long as the ordinary junkie wants his shot, there will always be someone eager to please the addicted while filling up his pool with stained money.
"Somebody" should be concentrating on healing the naive consumers. But no one does. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when dirty money is so easy to make?
"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at
dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient
heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the
machinery of night"
Howl, Allen Ginsberg
Chanel's fall 2009 Paris - Moscow bag collection can be described perfectly in one word: original. The russian spirit shines through military decorations, golden symbols and blood red wool. Moreover, there are also the-always-fabulous chained quilted bags made of calfskin and lambskin, adorned with the classical CC logo.
It's surprinsing how a bag with parisian heart evokes heavy russian winter nights, marvelous architectural details, and even Rusia's imperial tendencies captured in emblematic jewels.
Bonus: Lilly Allen has been chosen to represent Chanel's bags in Coco Cocoon fall 2009 ad campaign. Well, things are getting better: a british songbird, a parisian brand and Moscow themed capsule-collection.
I really like this better/glamorous side of globalization. Endless possibilities.
miercuri, 29 iulie 2009
"I met Murder on the way -
He had a mask like Castlereagh -
Very smooth he looked, yet grim;
Seven blood-hounds followed him:
All were fat; and well they might
Be in admirable plight,
For one by one, and two by two,
He tossed the human hearts to chew
Which from his wide cloak he drew."
The Mask of Anarchy, Percy Bysshe Shelley
marți, 28 iulie 2009
(Topshop glasses, bag and dresses, Alexander McQueen shoes, funkytrend necklaces, Eagle Point hat)
Grab some friends and visit London. Wake up in a bath of light and have a true English breakfeast, in a true English garden. Save some roses and let their scent spread around the room while watching The English Patient. Later in the afternoon go thrift shopping on Portobello road and abandon yourself on The Streets songs. Try on a Tophsop dress and a yellow fedora, with a pair of Alexander McQueen shoes. The evening might be chilly; make a personal warm-up on Bloody Mary's in a hooligan-studded pub. At midnight, explore London's rave scene and explosive clubs wearing a Topshop see-through dress, accesorized with a gas-mask or a key-necklace. Pay a tribute to Prodigy's country sporting an England flag cross-body bag.
Don't forget your umbrella. There might be acid nights.
There are three white lines, not meant to be snorted. Three divine white lines, a signature that carries with it a street attitude, a social dream, a passion for sports and fashion, marking the evolution of a new kind of youth.
This year, Adidas celebrates 60 years of endless stripes and possibilities. From the Liverpool's "must-have" training shoes to the famous collaborations with designers like Stella McCartney and Jeremy Scott, Adidas managed to keep a young heart while innovating and inventing a new language in street style. Worn by Run DMC, David Beckham, Ilie Nastase, Katy Perry or regular people going out to grab ice-cream in small towns, Adidas proves that anyone can "borrow" a slight piece from its mythical personality. Who else taught us that impossible is nothing?
See how Adidas celebrates the success on http://www.adidas.com/.
I still think a wardrobe is not complete without a black dress, a white shirt, skinny jeans, short pants and an Adidas old school polyester sweater.
Long live the stripes and trefoils!
luni, 27 iulie 2009
It's almost natural for an ordinary person to associate the animal print with vulgarity. Seing 50 something wrinkled moms squeezing their boobs to fit into a latex animal print blouse might be a pretty disturbing vision. but animal prints can be delightful. they bring a touch of agressiveness to an outfit, without being kitch or "too much".
you don't have to bleach your hair or wait 30 years to have access to a resourceful print. just look how fabulous kate moss and other fashionistas like rumi look. and take a hint.
Maybe there are many of those who think andy warhol was an arrogant pseudo-artist. Altough his whitish impassive image freaks me out a little, I think he's one of the few who managed to capture the essence of consummerism and put it in colors and patterns. The flash-backs, the contrasts, the repetition and the uselessness of it all - maybe pop art.
I really enjoy the capsule-collection Andy Warhol for Pepe Jeans - it's almost impossible not to find something appealing. Wonderful Marylin faces, bananas, flowers, Campbell's soup and Eddie Sedgwick. What could you want more? Find them in baneasa Shopping City. Make sure that all buttons are well sewed; you might find them in Martini glasses.