Thursday, March 13, 2008


Okay, if you're a female who has the slightest interest in high fashion, you should know by now after about 2 years that oxford heels and women's dress shoes inspired by men's dress shoes are the shit. They are definitely a must have, and will be a timeless trend. They add tons of character and uniqueness to your outfit.
If you aren't familiar with such styles of oxfords and men's dress shoes, apprise yourselves.

These are brown and black laced oxfords platforms by Marc Jacobs

These are brown leather laced oxford platform by Jeffrey Campbell (who makes amazing shoes at a reasonable price)

These are grey patent leather laced oxford platforms by Michael Kors (love the grey and patent leather)

This one is the Jeffrey Campbell wing-tipped brown leather shoe which I personally own.

They're amazing, comfortable and definitely a one-of-a-kind.

I suggest everyone (male or female), invest in a pair of modern-classic dress shoes.
They make a boring outfit exceptional.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Music and fashion

I've always thought that fashion and style originates on the streets. Fashion and music go hand in hand because they are all forms of expression and they way people present themselves (blah blah blah), so who started it first (because this is the quintessential question for one upping the person next to you)?
I'm not sure.


I remember the first time I saw the video for "New Noise" and I thought "Oooo... Dennis is a fine dresser" with his kind of high water black skinny trousers and black sweater with the white button-down inside and just a hint of a black tie. Its a classic style, but where'd he get the idea to dress this way from? Certainly not from his earlier incarnation as grungy Swedish teenager. Ugh. It was minimalist, like their music aesthetic. So this, I feel is the music influencing fashion, most definitely.


Conversely, an obviously recent trend is epitomized in the Cool Kids.
Of course they are going to look like they walked out of 1992, they are 1992. In 1992, they were watching Barney just like everyone else (don't get me started on light blue jeans and neon colours). They grew up, figured this was a great way to show what era they felt was the best and mimicked it. Is this necessarily a bad thing? Not in all cases. If you're going to dress like a particular scene that has fallen by the wayside and been recycled yet again into fashion, don't get the most obvious things and "mix it up" or whatever with something present. No one wants to be so authentic that they look like an extra on Saved By the Bell. I smell eau de new rave coming off of this pic.

In short, I find its quite easy to predict what a person listens to by the way they dress. Puhlease don't give me that "ooo... I'm so more dynamic then what you're labeling me as" stuff. Then DRESS more dynamic.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


The music video for Justice's mix "DVNO" is out directed by So Me/Machine Molle. With the video, you can now catch onto the lyrics and what he's really saying. For example, I did not know he says "no offense" in the beginning. But I still do not know what "DVNO" means.. Whatever. Check it out. It's creative and catchy as always.

Justice - DVNO

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Spring 08 - Tribute to Blow

Alexander McQueen's spring and fall 08 lines consisted of outrageous hats with over-the-top, sassy and classy garments that were eye-catching and different. His inspiration and muse all came from one person who discovered him and has helped him throughout is fashion career. Her name was Isabella Blow who passed away on May 6, 2007. She is known for being a fashionista who wore unique, avant-garde hats, where some covered her face. In the remembrance of Blow, McQueen has designed looks representing Blow.