holy copycats, batman!

delia’s batman scroll tee

 

luella spring/summer ’08

yeah, i think it may have been inspired…

May 2, 2008. Tags: , , . products. 2 comments.

faux-eyes

so today i officially became the last person in my visually-challenged family to get glasses. they’re not too horribley stylish, but not unnattractive either. anyhow it got me thinking about the recent craze for fake eyeglasses. only our generation, who has glorified fancy dental gear [read: grillz], would actually don purposeless eyewear. then again, it does look pretty cool:

 

and i certainly wouldn’t kick cole mohr out of bed for faking it. [zing!]

so what’s your opinion? is it stupid to wear fake glasses or are they a legitimate accessory?

btw if you’re of the latter mindset, you KNOW the kids at urban are all over that shit. get yer “risky readers” for fourteen bucks and maybe the misshapes will start hanging out with you.

April 15, 2008. Tags: , , , . dudes, models, products, random. 5 comments.

the united states of fug

should have seen this coming. too bad crocs didn’t come out before the ’04 election, this picture could have been kerry’s ultimate anti-bush campaign weapon. also: are those presidential SOCKS?!

i’ve read some things about jared leto being a total asshole, but i always brushed that and his shitty music off because of how awesome and sexy he was in requiem. but this, this i can’t ignore.

wee oo wee oo, it’s the douchebag alarrrrrrrrm!

thanks stylelist

April 11, 2008. Tags: , , , . dudes, products. 3 comments.

FAIL!

“fashion fused with comfort for the ultimate summer style!”

yep. the heeled croc cyprus. for all your evening/gardening needs.

 and you thought it couldn’t get any worse.

April 7, 2008. Tags: , . products, random. Leave a comment.

outlandish obsession #983235

 proenza schouler wedge sandals, about $430

ridiculous? yeah.
ridiculously awesome? hell yeah.

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March 26, 2008. Tags: , . products. 1 comment.

i thought you looked familiar…

topshop animal print jacket, 60 euro:

alexander wang leopard print blazer, 318 dollars, on sale:

smawangjacket.jpg

of course copycat fashion is nothing new, especially to those avid h&m fans such as myself. it even seems like a trademark of our generation, which could be good, and bad. high style for the masses, but at what expense to the real designers? 
target, topshop, forever21, h&m – all these stores have built their modern empires on theiving ideas from designers and selling them for a fraction of the price. it’s brilliant, really. fashion plagarism is much easier to get away with than stealing someone else’s term paper, and a lot more lucrative.
for me it’s a bit of a moral crux. but one that’s easily overcome, decided by the contents of my wallet. sure, i love alexander wang. but do i have 300 dollars to fork over in support of his creative endeavors? helllls no. so back i go to those shining meccas of budget fashion. and truly i do believe that it is essentially a good idea to bring high fashion to those who have the appreciation but lack the funds. i will freely admit that i have purchased plenty of items whose inspiration i could easily guess, or who followed a definite trend. and that is great. i like to think of it in a marxist way, yknow? us poor folks are overthrowing those bourgeosie designers and taking what we deserve. everyone has a right to high fashion! vive la revolution! but when it gets as close as this, well i’m not sure.
i am definitely of the “fashion is art” school. and i don’t think van gogh would appreciate someone going around selling a paint by numbers version of starry night. but while van gogh is dead and gone, alexander wang [lucky for us, and topshop] is still alive and kicking, and designing and getting ripped off.
i often wonder how designers feel when they see some cheaply made rendition of one of their pieces walking down the street. is it the bastard child they never wanted to come knocking at their door? or is it like a little ego boost to know that you were the original who inspired that outfit worn by an admiring but penniless college student? hmm. i’d love to know.
to reconcile my morals and elitism with my destitution, i tell myself that as long as i know who’s original idea this $30 polyester rag was inspired by, it’s okay. but really i dream of a day when i can support my favorite designers and assuage my style snobbery by buying the real deal. until then, i’ll be at the mall. sorry alex.

March 24, 2008. Tags: , , . products. 1 comment.

we’re ch-uh-ained, we’re ch-aaaaained

speaking of erin wasson [well i was, anyway] i’ve been hearing a lot about her new jewelry line, lovelux. now i love erin and her work with alexander wang, but does anyone else think it’s kind of stupid? i mean i dig the crown of thorns, because, come on, that’s just awesome, but body chains? just the phrase evokes images such as this:

  

if you didn’t just throw up in your mouth a little, we probably can’t be friends.

the chains are supposed to go for around a thousand dollars, which is friggen ridiculous. but because i like erin and i love alex, here are some fun vids to watch:

nylontv + alexander wang
who what wear fashion week
refinery29 my style
style studio with erin and alex

   

more info on insanely overpriced body jewelry and insansely cool models/skaters turned stylists from elle, more pictures at fashiontoast

March 14, 2008. Tags: , . lines, models, products. Leave a comment.

wonder if mendeleev would’ve rocked one

style and wit? you’ve got me.

periodic rings by ITSNONAME

more at refinery29

March 14, 2008. Tags: , . lines, products. Leave a comment.

boys and rabbits

it must be my love and longing for both that lead to this post.
and all those other man-centric posts.

here are my favorite products of the latest nike coLab series:

[ nike x parra ]

[ nike x misha ]

more here, here, and here

if anyone knows of a boy or a rabbit in need of a loving home, please contact me immediately.

    


[edit: had to add this guy from streetpeeper. heh heh.]

March 9, 2008. dudes, lines, products. Leave a comment.

file under: more stuff only the olsens look good in

alright, i know this is kind of one of those ridiculous fantasy purchases that may not be entirely practical, [ie: i may never be able to get out of these once i’m in.] but i’m totally into the seemingly s&m inspired motif this season, what with the studded gladiator heels and black leather. i keep thinking about these amazing leather/pleather/latex leggings! i know they’d be ridiculously hard to pull off because they are so unflattering to people who have… y’know, thighs, but come ON! how cool would they look with a long thin t-shirt and my silver pyramid stud necklace? sexy rocker, non? i’m all about it. but i’m having an extremely hard time finding a pair, affordable or not. these ones from american apparel are as close as i can find, but i don’t think they are what i’m looking for. the material seems too light and tight and the waist is ridiculously high. i want some scrunch in mine, more like pants than leggings i guess. ah well. hopefully it won’t be spring by the time i find some, because by then they will just meld right on to my skin, for an all day thighs-sticking-to-leather-car-seats feel. yum!

topshop unique

kova&T

by the way, the above line [whose leggings are out of stock :(] is very cool, werkin’ that casual but sexy vibe. check itttt. 

March 2, 2008. Tags: , , . lines, products. Leave a comment.

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