465 posts tagged fashion
Some more gems from the September 1956 “Seventeen” I dug up today at an antique store.
1928 shoe store ad
Today in thrift store finds: September 1956 issue of “seventeen”
So I have a baby here and I have some bathwater and I only want to get rid of one of them. And really that thing is the idea that fashion writing is inherently stupid, and that real fashion writers must transcend this stupidity in order to write about what really matters, or that all fashion magazines must be destroyed before they infect the real (or at least, men’s) publications….. The people who believe this … are upset that Vogue has stooped so low, are indulging the masses, playing to the lowest common denominator, and then some of them are upset that people even care one way or the other about a Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cover, and they are all wrong in such a deep and disturbing way that I would happily throw a baby out a window just to get rid of their bathwater.
Great fashion writing doesn’t reduce everything to what is for sale, what’s hot and not. Great fashion writing looks at clothing and the uses of clothing with the same amount of cultural reverence we give a Lars von Trier movie or the U.S. Open, as something that exists, and it asks why it exists, and how it fits into its larger culture.
haley killin’ it over at the awl on vogue and more
Vogue Italia - June 2009
"All Tomorrow’s Parties" - Stephen Meisel
do you ever see one random image in your dash which you immediately recognize from an editorial you, like, freaked out over / saved / tore out of a magazine / etc years ago and then have to obsessively google until you find the entire thing, yes, that just happened
can we talk about how ‘amercan hustle’ was like kind of whatever but still really fun and shiny and how amy adams’ wardrobe is the best fucking thing i have seen in a movie in years and how i want to take out stock in stylist’s tape now so that i can wear necklines that low on everything for the rest of my life
and today in “purchases i don’t regret”
that’s two hands full of rings and weird knuckle rings and a SNAKESKIN PRINT GREY CRUSHED VELVET WITH LEOPARD-PRINT BURNOUT BITS CAMISOLE, was this not clear
accidentally dressed like i’m en route to warped tour today, oops
GIVENCHY BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN RTW FW 1998/99
look how damn blade runner / fifth element this whole collection is, my god
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE (BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN) S/S 1997
jamie king by nan goldin for matsuda naked new york, 1996
paolo roversi, christian lacroix 1997 ad campaign SO GOOD
today’s look is “b-rate ‘goth’ fashion blogger from 2010”
File under “Things We’re Still Not Over And Probably Never Will Be:” Dior Homme SS 2002 “Boys Don’t Cry / Red,” including the Richard Avedon ad campaign. DYING. STILL.