Friday, 24 October 2014

Suki Waterhouse in Vogue Russia

Suki Waterhouse in this month's Vogue Russia. 
Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth
Styled by Sascha Lilic

Blow Up/ A Hard Days Night
Edie Sedgwick/ Studio 54
purple prada queen

BB looks

shades, fur and knee high boots
the ultimate print coat

marianne faithfull in the girl on a motrocycle/total bomshell

all photos from Fashion Gone Rouge

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Angst Child

It's the last day to pre-order with Angst Child. They are closing down at midnight SGT time which is 4pm GMT time and 11am EST (time conversion is too confusing). It will re-open again on the 1st of November with a slight change in prices so today is the best time to buy :)


All photos are from Angst Child's instagram

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Reject Everything: Meadham Kirchhoff S/S 15

REJECT EVERYTHING
Meadham Kirchhoff's prayer tree
Models backstage
illustration by Natalia Sanabria
not your typical casting call
Chris Berchie
the manifesto 
"freedom is not true"


illustration by Janelle Burger
Poly Stryene hair and Siouxsie Sioux eyes
slurs
beauty tips
Viv Albertine hair
guy hate
fem hate
sorting and contorting the shoe
illustration by Natalia Sanabria
Edward Meadham and his dog Trojan

all the above images have been stolen from various instagrams (I do plan to provide sources Im just soo tired tonight)

 I am literally two weeks late talking about London Fashion week but I'm so busy with college atm I barely know what day it is haha I didn't get the chance to watch a lot of the shows online, most of the lfw coverage reached me via instagram and tumblr which is in fact relevant considering the majority of Meadham Kirchhoff's models are social network regulars. The casting call for the "non typical modal" gives an indication to Meadham Kirchhoff's unconventional collection.

 Until lfw Meadham Kirchhoff was labeled as the designer of all things cute and cuddly, the spring summer 2015 collection is the complete opposite. The duo present pornographic slogan tees, transformer style bodysuits with peek holes for the boys and pointed triangle bras for the girls, a white dress with red strings resembling a bloody tampon, nipple stickers, cut latex and shoes that are deliberately unwalkable. Everything about this collections screams rebellion. Even the set works to upset expectation, with a mountain of junk art engrossing the stage and a tree with ribbons and tampons hanging over audience. 

Guests were given a zine containing a list of insults commonly used against men and women and a list of likes and hates. Likes being the collection's most prominent influences i.e. Viviane Westwood, Viv Albertine, Kathleen Hanna, Quentin Crisp and other figures of the feminist/queer movement. The list of hates being conformity, censorship, high street shit, Putin, propaganda. The list of hates reveals some of the reasons behind Meadham Kirchhoff's new-found anger. It seems Edward and Ben have been subject to pressure from the fashion industry to stay within their prescribed expectation, sectioned off as a subculture with its own specific demographic of followers. 

"Freedom is not True." 

The designer is not free from the industry and men and women are not free from prejudice.
 MK's answer: REJECT EVERYTHING
Rip it up and start again. Reject gender appropriation, rebel against cultural positioning and transform the archetype of the fashion model.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Collections

pictures from the past week :)
sunday night bowling
I bought this at the airport. It has some pretty cool pictures of the A/W 2014 collections and I love their selection of the best street style pics
I went shopping in Dublin last week. I loved these  Leigh jeans from Topshop.At first I was sceptical about jeans with slits across the knee because I have awful memories of nineties jean disasters but I've been converted
I also tried on this Topshop semi leather look dress. I thought the pleated skirt looked really cool but the material on the top made the dress look frumpy
I got this burgundy striped top and leather look pencil skirt in Forever 21

I sort of missed out on blogging about NY and London fashion week because I was so busy moving into my flat and starting uni and all but I'm going to post some of my favourite collections soon :)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Cult of Love

It's my last week at home before I leave for college so I'm just hanging out in my room listening to music and watching movies
So. Much. Pink.
most of my outfit is from Topshop. I bought the paisley mini skirt from my cousin because I loved it so much. Topshop are selling some really cute mini skirts atm
I bought these sandals in the Topshop sale, they were supposed to go with my coral dress  I wore to a wedding but they turned out to be more peach than pink, I couldn't bring myself to return them hehe
My pink bag is from Warehouse. Warehouse have a really great collection this season, I love this leather jacket and this leopard print jumper
Too True by The Dum Dum Girls - I was listening to this record all day, hence the title Cult of Love
I watched Ciao! Manhattan last night. The movie is about the life of Edie Sedgwick and the late stages of the sixties revolution. Towards the end of the movie it starts to focus on mind control and aliens and to be honest I couldn't follow the plot at all haha. On the the back of the dvd there is a quote from The Village Voice which describes the film as "The Citizen Kane of the drug generation" so maybe that's why there was a wealthy business man influencing the other characters, maybe?? Although I did really enjoy the footage of the factory and Edie's Sedgwick's audio interviews (most of that footage is on youtube if you're interested). Edie died three months after the making of the film so it was interesting to see what she was like in the weeks leading up to her death. 
There is an article in the booklet by one of the directors David Weisman. He talks about the misfortunes of the Edie Sedgwick and Paul America and how they influenced the film's production. The film took almost five years to produce because the leading stars where unable to continue filming. Edie had suffered severe burns from a fire she accidentally started in her room at the Chelsea Hotel and Paul America was in jail for a narcotics charge. It is shocking how much of the film is based on real life events. One of the final scenes is filmed in Paul America's actual prison cell. The directors John Palmer and David Weisman struggled to make sense of the unfinished film so they decided to piece together the 35mm black and white footage of Edie Sedgwick in Manhattan with the footage of Edie Sedgwick in California creating a parallel between her glory days and her tragic downfall.