Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fashion Obsessions

Obsession isn't even strong enough a word to describe the feeling that I have for these boots. Their totally worth eating ramen noodles for a week.

Bess studded combat boots. 282$

Why can't I be rich......or have a sugar daddy.

Ferragamo boots. 750$

Ok I really need to have my line of credit extended......or sell drugs. ( Don't Judge me!!!)
BBlessings Weekend bag 645$

Port by Port

ResidencSea is a floating city where people buy space on this mega Cruise ship. They actually buy space like in real estate. The average minimum income of most residents are 5 million. And I must say this ship is luxurious living. What an exciting way to live. The Condo space you buy aboard the ship is tailor made to you tastes. After all you spending millions of dollars. The occupancy is full time and they travel the world.
What recession? These people don't seem to feel it.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Chic Design and function

What happens when you combine chic design with an individual flair and cutting edge technology. You get the uber hip and innovative website They sell the work of independent designers. Customers can buy a range of products. They also have a blog where they display new products. I am personally obsessed with this site and as soon as I can get some money I will be buying this bag. Ahhhh a boy can dream.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I haven't been blogging in awhile but I've been thinking about projects to start.

1. New hairstyle....maybe a paige boy or short afro or dreds.
2. Re-imagining old clothes for new situations.
3. Investing in classics that will last.
4. Hats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. New Accessories...bags,bracelets,glasses
6. I just adopted a hermit crab.

I have new things I am writing right now that are really interesting.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tea Staining

After watching the documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton I have become more and more interested in the random and chaotic style that is Marc Jacobs. Like any queer worth the penis in his ass I bow to the God of everything cool and hip. He is the hipster king and debatable one of the most influential American designers of our generation. We still see him as the geeky long-haired neophyte in glasses who put supermodels like Naomi Campbell on the runway in cashmere flannel shirts. His grunge collection for the label Perry Ellis was applauded by critics yet lost him and his business partner Robert Duffy their jobs. Fast forward years into the future when he is the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton to his Spring 2007 collection inspired somewhat by Virginia Woolf's Clarissa Dalloway. The random destruction of lace dresses and tea stained fabrics and bags referenced from the Victorian era; Jacobs created a collection filled with sweet confections with a dark undercurrent. There was something off kilter about the sweet flower girls traipsing down the runway. Its interesting that after all these years Marc Jacobs can still make clothes so expensive look as casual and unpretentious as a pair of Levis.

All of this has everything to do with my new project, which involves tea staining and an old pair of Vans that my father wanted to throw away. But Marc Jacobs in his infinite hipness is giving them a new lease on life. New updates as the project progresses.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

(pictures from the sartorialist)

Every morning when I log onto the internet I check the sartorialist for well, some sartorial advice. Actually.... not to sound obsessive but his blog is my homepage so I never have to look for it when I get on. Today was no different I checked his blog and ran across a gorgeous picture Titled: Variations on a Theme, Milano. The proportions of the woman in the picture's outfit are interesting. Loose slim pants and an oversized, possibly a mans shirt in a crisp color. I just wouldn't do it with a pair of white pants. Too much to look'd have to check out where you sat and what you ate. And washing them would be a bitch. But, otherwise I really want to try out this outfit.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Cinderella Fashionista

After hours of immersing yourself in documentaries on high fashion and the world of haute couture, nothing wakes you out of your luxurious slumber like your mother shrieking for you to clean the bathroom. Does Daphne Guinness or Amanda Harlech clean bathrooms? I think not.

Denim Cut-offs for men

I recently wore a DIY fashion experiment that I had created on a boring Saturday filled with hours of time that I had free.

I've had a pair of destroyed jeans that I had bought during my Abercrombie and American Eagle phase for ages and the seams below the knee started to come loose. I didn't want to just throw them out. I had payed a good amount of money on them and my dad had threatened to throw away every time he saw me prancing around in them.I loved these jeans, I had saved them from the trash so many times.
So after seeing a few men on the Sartorialist and other streetstyle blogs sporting the look I happily took to the pants that had supported my ass through 3 years of high school with a pair of scissors.
They turned out ok....the legs are a little uneven but I think that it gives them character. Plus the looks people give me when they see a boy in cut off jeans are interesting. They're only cut off right above the knee and I would occasionally roll them up to my thigh and wear them a few inches above my knees but I think for many southerners I am showing more that the prescribed amount of leg a guy suposed to show. But, oh well maybe when fall hits I can wear leggings and really shake things up.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Are these Pretty?

Prada is known as one of the most innovative and thought provoking labels; with Miucca Prada as the creative director, Prada continues to set the tone for the fashion scene. That said, are these pretty. When I first saw them on I was taken back and then they grew on me. The remind me of the Classical god of travel and messenger, Hermes. I expect a girl wearing one of these shoes to fly away and dance on clouds.

Rosario Dawson

I am in love with Rosario Dawson. Oh what the hell I've always been in love with her. Such a beauty and she has such a nonchallance about her that is too sexy.


Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Manly Bag or baguette

When was is it decided that a man with a clutch is unacceptable. I am sick of having to carry around either everything in my pockets or in a messenger bag. I detest bulky pockets that bulge out like two massive erections, and I am through with the messenger bag that's just bothersome on days when all I need is storage space for my keys, phone, money, cigarettes ... need I go on?

I want a clutch!

A man can carry a clutch or any such small bag and pull it off as long as one carries it with a sense of nonchalance. For that matter, a man should not fear the clutch's neglected brother, the tote, for everyday use. I love this Louis Vuitton Richard Prince joke tote. I want to hate it but I can't! It is too garish to not like. I'm sure I will see some trashy blonde bitch swinging it around paired with her True Religion jeans and Abecrombie t-shirt......Ugh!!!!!!

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This Hermes green clutch is so chic and luxurious. It's great for everyday use.

This Prada clutch from fall 07 is simply beautiful and the ombre effect on the leather is breath-taking.
(www.pursepage .com)

Monday, July 7, 2008

I was musing today on my personal style and came to the conclusion that I had no real point of view or statement for myself. Now, everyone needs a philosophy to govern their wardrobe purchases. These statements can change continuously throughout our lives because while style might be timeless, that does not mean that it is stagnet. So, I have a philosophy that will evolve with me as my style changes throughout life.

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."
--Gore Vidal

"Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal. "
--Diana Vreeland

I know Gore Vidal might seem an odd choice for a style philosophy, but the quote refers to something far deeper than clothing. His words reflect on how we view ourselves as people in relation to other people.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

east by west

TAKASHI MURAKAMI is exploring/exploiting not only the variety within his japanese culture, but that of the western world as well. how can he get away w/ it, perhaps b/c he thinks it's all fair game. on his site-- he claims in the spirit of OSCAR WILDE: "When I consider what Japanese culture is like, the answer is that it all is subculture. Therefore, art is unnecessary."
in 2004 he released a line of LOUIS VUITTON bags grossing around $30m dollars world-wide. however, he focuses more on the anatomy of anime and their ... hm-hm, shall we say bodily functions. not to undermine his versatility, but most striking are his series of semi-nude/nude anatomically correct anime-esque sculptures caught in the act of lactating or ejaculating, but not in the least modest as bright smiles are plastered across their faces. he is also widely acclaimed for his adorable DOB creature (who's bright eyes can be seen in the LV print above).