Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Latest Obsession: Lykke Li

Straight out of Stockholm, Sweden, Lykke Li (Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson), brings a unique voice, sound, and style. At first, I did not think anything of her, but the more and more I researched and listened, she gave me that sense of "something new". It is like a piece of art work that is easy on the eye, but avante-garde at the same time. Her style and presence is strange but beautiful. After watching "Little Bit", the top bun never looked so good with a silver jacket and striped shirt. Also, it might be safe to say that she is definitely bringing the bun back. Another trend you will see in her videos are dancing; unique and interesting dancing. Why not? She does have a past of dancing on Swedish T.V. shows.
Not only does Li have an interesting voice, but her clothing and style are up to par as well. She keeps her color palette quite simple by wearing colors like black, grey, and white, with some gold jewelry. Her style definitely defines and represents European street fashion. She' so cute and fierce at the same time. I can't get enough of her.

Oh, and I recommend watching live acoustic videos of her because her voice live will blow you away.

Here is "I'm Good, I'm Gone" music video.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Deconstruction at its finest. It is a growing trend in and out of the fashion industry. Clothing that have been deconstructed, are seen everywhere from the runway, on to the streets of Stockholm and any other popular cities.
Remember when Christian Siriano was complaining on Project Runway, "Deconstruct, deconstruct. All they want us to do is deconstruct. Its so elementary."? (Well, he said something close to that). Too bad Christian, looks like deconstruction is back in full force this year, and probably next year too. Designers from Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood, and the notorious Rodarte with their deconstructed tights, are all in the hype of deconstructing their clothes. So if you think your clothes look tattered and ripped up (intentionally but not, kind of), do not fret, you are on the path of following a trend.

Yves Saint Laurent

Vivenne Westwood


Maison Martin Margiela

Jean Paul Gaultier


Dior Homme

Dior Homme

Costume National

Comme de Garçon

Comme de Garçon

Christian Lacroix


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tycho ISO50

Scott Hansen is a genius.

I was listening to his "The Disconnect" and a friend listening in said that it "sounds like colour", which is so spot on, but such an odd way of describing sound. How can music sound like colour? I'm not sure, but it does, and it looks like his posters, which are the best reimagining of late 60s early 70s advertisements, besides being classic good design. I attribute this visual/auditory awesomeness to his design influences, which he and others write about in his popular blog. I get a lot of a Northern California influence feeling from a lot of his posters, and it specifically reminds me of this one Walnut Creek area house I was once in that had wood panelling and basement type place with chartreuse shag carpeting, but it was built in to the side of a hill, so we could see into the woods. Also kind of reminds me of the house I grew up in, built in the 70s, it had that pumpkin orange and brown tiling and a lamp made out of that translucent seashell material. Anyways, I can't get enough of his style. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So Good, but a Bit Expensive

Having trouble finding Euro-styled clothing in America?
Well I got an amazing store for you. Pixie Market. The price is not cheap, but not ridiculously expensive. If you got some moneys, you should spend it at Pixie Market. Everything from their dresses, coats, shoes, and accessories will blow your mind. They got lace ankle boots, braided scarves, jumper dresses, tapered trousers, and more. I can't get enough. Cat and I give it a thumbs up.

Here are some samplings of their amazing-ness.