Thursday, April 17, 2014

What I've been reading this week

Into The Gloss took me back, with their retrospective on the delia's catalog, circa 1996. Oh the glittery metallic makeup... and the fashion, my god the fashion! [Into The Gloss]

A good read about Federico Marchetti, CEO of Yoox, and his e-commerce empire [The Telegraph]

An amazing surprise party thrown by some of the most acclaimed chefs for crazy food chemist Wylie Dufresne [The New Yorker]

Fashion in the Age of Instagram. What good can come from designing fashion for digital media? [The New York Times]

Something about the costumes on Game of Thrones? Yes please. I will take it NOW. Fashionista's overview of last episode's "Purple Wedding" hair and costumes, and an interview with head costume designer Michele Clapton and hair designer Kevin Alexander. Things like this make me want to stop everything and go into costume design. Now off to watch that episode again! [Fashionista]

I'll definitely check out the new Dazed Spring/Summer 2014 issue The Outsiders. Gotta love Jamie Bochert in Ann Demeulemeester's feather halter top circa 1992. The issue also features images of Rick Owens' Vicious team- see a preview on the Miami store's instagram account [Dazed]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

the process

Here is some of the process behind making the wax statues of Rick Owens that grace some of his stores. They are made by Gems Studio in London, specialists in wax and fiberglass figures, mannequins and conservation grade forms. The studio was founded in 1885 and was the leading maker of dressmaking forms and wax costume display mannequins. They make mannequins and display pieces for top fashion and costume exhibitions in the UK, such as the David Bowie exhibit at the V&A and the more recent Paul Smith exhibit at the Design Museum. Also worth noting, Rick's hair knot.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

My hypothetical tropical vacation

Every now and again I get this itch to go on a tropical vacation. Which is very unlike me. Usually I can't handle the heat, and I'm extremely pale and burn easily, but the lure of the beach still gets to me. Lately I think the arrival of Rick Owens swimwear has fueled my fantasies of a beach trip. Just for fun I compiled my hypothetical beach-bound shopping spree.

Rick Owens one-piece swimsuit. Obviously. [Rick Owens draped lycra bathing suit from Luisa Via Roma]

Rick Owens head scarf. Because my scalp burns in about 5 seconds and putting sun lotion on your head is gross. I know from experience. [Rick Owens head scarf from]

Kuboraum x Julius sunglasses. I love these. I want these. They're the "ipromiseiwontbuyanotherpairofsunglasseseverevereveriswear" sunglasses. Another frame shape I like from them that is generally less expensive than those is the A2. [Kuboraum sunglasses from Far Fetch]

Rick Owens flip flops. Because why not. [Rick Owens flip flops from]

Institut Esthederm Adaptasun. I've heard a lot about this brand, which is supposed to be really good for sun intolerant skin. [Institut Esthederm suncare from Space NK]

Yoko Ono beach towel (not pictured). Of course I would need a beach towel, but not just any beach towel. Why not drop some cash on a designer Yoko Ono beach towel that I spotted at the Tate last week? [Yoko Ono "Imagine Peace" beach towel from Tate Modern]

Rick Owens tank dress (not pictured). For a cover up, I would go for a super sheer tank dress one or two sizes bigger than normal for a less skin-tight fit. [Rick Owens tank dress from]

Rick Owens mesh bucket bag (not pictured). Of course I need a bag, so why not top off my Rick beach look with the Drkshdw mesh bucket bag. I love this shape and really want one in leather for everyday. [Rick Owens Drkshdw net bucket bag from]

Now that I have everything planned, I just need a plane ticket to somewhere exotic and warm!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Zana Bayne Sample Sale!

While my own sample sale excursion didn't go so well yesterday (trekked all the way there to find out they were sold out and closed! See my instagram.) if you're in New York don't miss Zana Bayne's sample sale on Saturday and pick yourself up a spankin' (pun intended?) new harness!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Borough Market

Yesterday I decided to take my camera out and visit Borough Market and walk along the bank of the Thames to the Tate Modern Museum. Luckily it turned into a nice day, and I spent some time on the grass in front of the museum with everyone else trying to catch some rays of sunshine.

I couldn't resist a gigantic cookie for £2 each!

This same stall also had huge meringues with bits of cookie or brownie on top!

The Southwark Cathedral is right beside the market, so I recommend getting something to eat and sitting in their courtyard to enjoy it. The full Borough Market is open Wednesday-Saturday. Try to go on a weekday if you can, to avoid the crowds.