in which ruby smallbone = the shit

seriously, is that not the coolest name ever? and the clothes! agh, so amazing. i wish my local borders carried more australian fashion mags. of course i’m always too cheap to cough up the cash for the international rags so i just devour them in store and go home with my five dollar anthem mag. i swear when i have some sort of real career i will have about ten magazines being delivered to my door every day. i’m addicted! :D now here’s some more from australian fashion week:


cute name? pink, black and grey? i’m in.






michelle jank

bird graphics and bare feet? hell yeah.





ruby smallbone 

coolest name + coolest clothes ever? yesssss.








incredibley inventive and exciting? nah.
some incredibly cute dresses and shorts? aw yeah.




frisoni finetti

some weird samurai hair and one incredibley frightening model?
[seriously guy, no offense, but you scare the shit out of me.]
all is forgiven because of the bombass clothes.









May 5, 2008. Tags: , , , , , . men's fashion, shows. Leave a comment.

cool down under

so i’ve been checking out australia’s fashion week photos, [which has proven to be a surprisingly difficult task – apparently my computer and vogue australia’s website don’t enjoy each other’s company]. it’s definitely different from fashion on this half of the globe. there is a lot more playfulness in australian fashion. it seems to lack that uptight pretension you can easily spot in a lot of fashion from america and europe. i was especially glad to come upon ginger & smart while browsing, so i looked them up and was pleased to find that i liked their old stuff even better. [they even managed to make a maxi-dress that i don’t despise!] definitely an inspiration for summer dressing.

[can’t say i dig the obnoxious fringey stuff though…]

spring/summer 2008:





spring/summer 2007:






spring/summer 2006:




May 4, 2008. Tags: , , . lines, shows. 1 comment.

tough shit

 basically this is all i want to wear for the entire summer:

if you were to ask me to picture someone knitting, i would probably conjure up an image of a bespectacled old woman in a rocking chair surrounded by cats. i’m not sure if central saint martin’s grad clare tough has a penchant for felines or not, but i can say that i’d definitely prefer to recieve one of these badass knits for christmas than anything grandma could concoct. i love, love the haring-esque black and white sweaters. oh and the shoes! i definitely need to wear one of these outfits while enjoying a popsicle and strolling down a boardwalk somewhere, as sexy sk8er bois roll by and check me out. DAMN YOU WINTER!

view the rest of the collection here

March 5, 2008. Tags: , . shows. Leave a comment.

fashion week street steez

look who the sartorialist captured over the weekend:

 thaz muh boi!!!!

i have to say, i think i would feel weird if my boyfriend dressed better than i did.

oh right i don’t have to worry about that.


more sartorial stars:

ok this chick looks amazingly cool, but i can’t picture anyone else pulling this off.

and this is just a really cool picture:

March 4, 2008. Tags: , , , . muses, random inspiration, shows. Leave a comment.

well i’m glad

that the marc jacobs i know and love is still rockin shit out at marc by mj, cuz i don’t know WHAT is going on with the marc jacobs and louis v lines. i mean i’m all about bringing art and architecture into fashion; i’m definitely of the fashion is art school. but it still has to look good! that’s kind of the point, right? so i was glad [relieved?] to see this collection, because it’s just plain COOL – the word i like to associate with marc. [versus, say, WTF?] there’s a definite punk vibe, but in the 80’s new wave vein rather than the smokey-eyed street chic of alexander wang. here are some of my favorites: 

i love the pops of blue and green against the black and grey. it reminds me of marc’s blue hair; i wish he would have kept it!

March 4, 2008. Tags: . shows. Leave a comment.

i should have known when he referenced kate moss

so who else thinks that it is totally freakin awesome [and c’mon, a little cute] that kanye west is so into fashion and goes to all the shows? well i do. he always looks fresh and his fiancee alexis is no slob either. [although i must say i’m not a fan of her ghita line.] 

read kanye’s blog; it’s full of fashion week stuff and other aesthetically pleasing things.

seriously how awesome? kanye with victor and rolf! :D

more at

more at

a harper’s bazaar article on kanye and alexis
[check it out if you want to see what a customized louis vuitton drum machine looks like. yeah.]

you go, kanye.

March 3, 2008. Tags: , , , . dudes, muses, shows. 2 comments.

fall 2008 favorites

proenza schouler

one of my favorite collections. very cool, very fall. kind of reminded me of a burberry prorsum collection from a while back. very wearable stuff.

 karen walker

cute and girly in that spunky cool chick way.

benjamin cho

irreverent, cool, colorful, and most of all just plain fun to look at. i’m obsessed with that deer head thing. i liked this collection because it’s got some artsy/conceptual elements but they’re not so “out there” that they leave you with that “i don’t get it…” feeling. a little kooky in a way that makes you smile. :)

matthew williamson

not very cohesive, but definitely some cool ideas. i dig the digital flower/outdoors wear stuff. i like the cool colors, and that electric tree dress is just crazy awesome. definitely crazy. the last dress i love, and would actually wear. :D

vivienne tam

hahaaa! seriously how could you not love this collection. you’ve got the usual gorgeous and wearable dresses you can expect from tam, and then those amazingly irreverent and whimiscal disney inspired dresses. i love clothing with a sense of humor. [plus tam is just so damn cute.]


very pretty stuff from marchesa, as can be expected. a lot of the collection evoked sea-vegetation imagery for me, in the best way possible. you know, those flowing underwater gardens and weird little tube animals/plants? well i see it anyways… lovely colors and details. also a preggers jessica alba wore this one to the oscars, and i thought she looked fantastic:

yigal azrouel

probably my favorite fall collection. like proenza, very much an autumn collection, with the colors and layering. also very wearable. love the grungy grey dress over black tights. oh and yep that’s my boy cole mohr right there. post dedicated to him soon. ;D

alexander mcqueen

SUCH A COOL COLLECTION! mcqueen again proves himself the true badass of fashion. this is what i call a show. there are some obvious royalty/victorian and alice in wonderland/lost in the woods themes. so fun and cool and AWESOME. mqueen pulls it off flawlessly.


and so my love affair with paulo melim andersson persists. i am continually impressed with chloe’s ability to blend the feminine/beautiful with the quirky and downright cool.

rue du mail

i can’t believe i’ve never discovered rue du mail before! this my shit! :P it’s dark but pretty and not too heavy. i love it.


a little wacky in a very cool way. definitely a visually stimulating show. i love the rolled sleeved look. some of it actually reminds me of balenciaga in a way, with the color/shape contrast. anyhow very interesting. i think it would make an excellent editorial.

so creative, so cool, and very pretty in that weird-art-school-girl sort of way.

March 2, 2008. shows. Leave a comment.