fashion

Mayhap it was this, the love that might have been

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{ Richard Avedon, Stephanie Seymour, Model, New York City, 1992 | gelatin silver print, signed, numbered ‘5/5′ in pencil, copyright credit and reproduction title stamps (on the verso) 57¾ x 46in. (146.6 x 116.8cm.) | $182,500 | The stylist for this shoot was Polly Allen Mellon, the dress is by Comme des Garçons, Ms. Seymour’s hair is styled by Oribe, her make-up is by Kevin Aucoin. | Christie’s }

I against I, flesh of my flesh, and mind of my mind

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Seeing as how fashion month has just ended, I thought it would be appropriate to write about what a stylist’s role is on runway shows. On some shows, I merely choose shoes for the looks, and on others I am involved six months before the show, from creative conception to the completion of the show.

Stylists cover the gamut for a designer by bringing in an outside perspective and fashion expertise of what is relevant, irrelevant and “new.” Stylists are needed on a runway show to edit the looks, ensure the designer is showing the most innovative pieces from a collection and that the hair, makeup, and models are on target with everything else happening in the world of fashion. A great stylist can take inspiration from the designer and translate it into every element of the runway show, from the manicure to the music.

{ Sally Lyndley/Fashionista.com | Continue reading }

photo { Meadham Kirchhoff, Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear }

bonus:

If a compact Riemannian manifold has positive Ricci curvature then its fundamental group is finite

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{ According to the World Intellectual Property Organization’s website and Dime, Tinker Hatfield and his boys at the Nike Innovative Kitchen have filed patent papers for a shoe with an automatic lacing system, such as seen on the Nike Air Mag from Back to the Future II. | Nice Kicks | more }

‘The aim is not to rediscover the eternal or the universal, but to find the conditions under which something new is produced.’ –Deleuze

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Pursuit of novelty may be one of fashion’s most durable illusions. The fact is that very little in fashion is new, in any real sense, nor is it truly supposed to be. (“There’s so much striving for newness now that newness feels less new,” as Marc Jacobs told Style.com.) Many of the 175,000 people who work in fashion in New York, in the more than 800 businesses that generate $10 billion in total annual wages and tax revenues of $1.7 billion, could probably confirm Mr. Asfour’s proposition that fashion is at heart a conservative business.

{ Guy Trebay/NY Times | Continue reading }

‘Shrunken skull. And old.’ –James Joyce

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{ Copyranter }

‘God save us from imbeciles.’ –Silvio Berlusconi

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{ Imp Kerr & Associates, NYC }

He strolled out of the postoffice and turned to the right

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{ Mothe, Decay of a city | Thanks Colleen }

But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, responsible, practical

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I disregard the proportions, the measures, the tempo of the ordinary world. I refuse to live in the ordinary world as ordinary women. To enter ordinary relationships. I want ecstasy. I am a neurotic — in the sense that I live in my world. I will not adjust myself to the world. I am adjusted to myself.

{ Anais Nin | Continue reading }

photo { Kate Moss photographed by Mario Sorrenti, Vogue Australia, March 2009 }

‘The easiest way to feel creative is to find people who are more ignorant than yourself.’ –Ronald S. Burt

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How shoes can change your life–and your skeleton

You might think that shoes can only change your life if you are a sex-and-the-city type shoe lover, spending huge amounts of money on designer footwear. And for most of us, that kind of dedication to shoes is fairly incomprehensible - after all, they’re just things to wear to keep your feet safe from broken glass and tarmac, right? Wrong….

In fact, footwear doesn’t just change your life in the way that owning that perfect pair of Jimmy Choos can affect a girl. Instead, it can influence the way you walk, the shape of your foot, and even the number and type of pathologies present in your foot bones.

A recent study by Zipfel and Berger (2007), for example, has found that some 70% of European males and 66% - that’s two in every three! - females has some pathological condition in their big toe, compared to only about 35% of individuals from an archaeological population which habitually walked barefoot.

{ Going Ape | Continue reading }

photos { Lady Gaga visits MoMA | Lady Gaga’s shoes | Thanks Bucky! }

Grip my hips and move me, everybody get down on me

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Women in Paris may soon be allowed to wear trousers – which they have been technically banned from doing for 210 years.

Any woman in the capital that wishes to ‘dress like a man’ must obtain permission from the police, according to a law from 1800.

The law was relaxed slightly in 1892, when trousers were permitted ‘as long as the woman is holding the reins of a horse’.

{ Metro.co.uk | Continue reading }

photo { Emilia Nilsson }

I say can ya rock to the rhythm that just dont stop, can ya hip me to the shoobie doo?

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{ Bryan Formhals }

‘Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.’ –Shakespeare

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{ Our cynicism towards strangers may develop as early as 7 years old. Surprisingly people are even overly cynical about their loved ones, assuming they will behave more selfishly than they really do. | Photo: Tush magazine #3, 2009 }