torstai 26. tammikuuta 2012
Thom Browne has a thing for exaggerated shapes, plaids, studs, wool suits and tartan. This latest menswear collection features all of these things. I have rarely seen studs used to make geometrical shapes or decorating mens suits so to me it is a fresh way to use this customizing tool. The stud plaided/striped jacket and pants are my favorites.
Thom Browne Man Fall-Winter 2012-2013. Via Homotography.
keskiviikko 25. tammikuuta 2012
Last sunday we shoot the second editorial to my upcoming book. This one took place in an all night mini market Delish (much like Seven Eleven). Under the fluorescent lights our trashion heroine was on its way home from a party looking as dashing as ever. Fiona worked my dresses so that people passing by were gasping for breath. See what I mean..
Thank you Fiona, Milja, Aino-Sofia and Mikko for an hotness filled Sunday evening!
sunnuntai 22. tammikuuta 2012
Oh the joy! I finally have joined my generation and acquired an iPhone. I bought it used (of course) since I just need the device, and not the latest version. I got my laptop also used and it has been working super. Just listen what your geek friends are saying about how to keep them happy and running and you´ll be fine.
Well anywayz.. What fashion / DIY apps are you guys using???? What is your fav podcast? How do you manage your fashions in smart phones? I hear Style.com has a pretty cool app where you can browse all the collections, but what else? I´m also on the lookout for iPhone case DIY tutorials. One thing I realized is that now when my pictures have geo tagging on I can snap pictures of new secondhand shops and have the street infos saved with the photo so I can find them later. This should make life super easy while travelling.. But also I can have my inspiration pics folder syncd with the phone so I´ll have all the pictures with me when I go looking up materials. I´m already addicted and don´t know how on earth I managed to get this far with out one... I´m so happy!
I´ve uploaded these apps so far:
Hipstamatic camera app (much like Instagram), for cool looking pictures, to the blog mostly
Toycamera, like the Toycamera Analogcolor software I use to edit my photos for my blog
Style.com for looking up runway collections for inspiration
Pulse Fashion and design news
Etsy for shopping all things handmade (and vintage!)
perjantai 20. tammikuuta 2012
Today I feel like going out second hand shopping for plaided pants and ripping the sleeves off every blouse and t-shirt I find. Actually, now that I look at the first image more closely, it looks like a t-shirt with the front piece replaced with a blouse front. T-shirt shirt?
Natalia by Lindsey Drennan for Fashion Gone Rogue. Via Tobacco and Leather.
torstai 19. tammikuuta 2012
When visiting second hand book shops (and I try to pop in to every one I walk past) I look up old art books. Catalogues of museum collections. For a few bucks you get a complete inventory from a certain period, artist or movement! These books have no real value as collectors pieces, but they are great for making your own art or using them in collage crafts. These paper candle lanters are beautiful and very easy to make.
Found via Anthology Magazine, original project and tutorial by Fellow Fellow.
I love and hate Photoshop. It is a wonderful program that has spawned a new form of digital art, but at the same time fashion industry and marketing people are abusing it to the max. It has profoundly effected women's self esteem and the way we perceive beauty. And there is a direct link of how happy/stressed we feel. Personally I love "laughing wrinkles" around eyes and hips, tummy and bum that are there and teeth that are not pearly white. I love original things.
The thing that disturbs me the most is fashion bloggers who use too much photoshopping in their own pics. I mean I´m nobody to tell them what to do with their own faces and curves and of course the colors/light needs to be perfect (I use readymade photo effects myself) but I just ask you to be careful. Young girls read your blogs and see them as reality opposite to glossy magazines. If you make yourself intentionally thinner, curvier or younger looking it will send the wrong message in my mind. I mean just think about it. Fashion blogs are supposed to be reality, they begun with people showing how fashion works on the streets and real everyday life. As storytellers and writers I feel we do have the same responsibilities in what we put out there as regular journalists.
How much do you Photoshop pictures of yourself?
Top photo via Fashion Photography blog.
tiistai 17. tammikuuta 2012
Remember when you took some floral cotton fabric and patches or widened your 80´s styled light blue jeans with it? I do. This was back in 1992. I was 15 then and felt so cool in my customized jeans. You could not buy them at any shop. That´s why I love the pastel grunge styling and pants from this shoot for Metal mag #26. Those allover patchworked jeans are also pretty rad. I´m dying to find more pics of these pants. Does anyone know if they are Levi´s? What season??
"Metal Lovers" – Ilse de Boer joins male model Louis Simonon for the winter cover shoot of Metal Magazine. Photographed by Emma Tempest with styling by Verity Parker, the pair wears grunge inspired looks featuring the designs of Burberry Prorsum, Paul Smith, Marni and Levi’s. / Hair by Marrit, Makeup by Lotten. Via Fashion Gone Rogue.
D&G had their Summer 2012 womens and mens collections refashioned with classic silk scarfs. Basically what they did was to replace a part of an garment by sewing it from scarf satin. Def DIY for next summer. But I´m not in a hurry. It´s still 3 months to spring and today it was -15 Celsius outside. Freezing.
Photos via LuisaViaRoma and Style.it.
Scarfs and Rosie the Riveter styled bandanas are my newest weapon against bad hair days. If you don´t have a scarf or cannot find the right color in any secondhand store, you can make one by cutting a similar sized square piece from your t-shirt. Jersey works as well as satin/silk but is less slippery on your head. Just make the curl in front (if you don´t have bangs), pin it and tie a scarf around it. My hair is pretty short in the back so I just do the front curl, but below you can find two videos on how to work scarfs on longer hair. I love to combine this 40´s scarf look with some fake gauge earrings to make the look more rockabilly. Here´s How to tie a 40s headscarf tutorial by Vixen Vintage and a few how-to videos from YouTube.
maanantai 16. tammikuuta 2012
lauantai 14. tammikuuta 2012
This is the Alexander McQueen skull. Save it, enlarge the image to the size you like, print it out and cut to a stencil. For fabric printing and spray painting. The skull stencil to rule all other skull stencils.
lauantai 7. tammikuuta 2012
Minimalism with a hint of humor has found it´s way to accessory design. These fabulous bags from Anve look like common paper lunch bags but are in fact made of very soft leather with a snap closure and are very pleasant to touch. They are handmade with love – either crafted by small Portuguese manufacturers or created in their own studio in Lisbon and only available in small editions. The Baggu leather shopper is also something that is easy to DIY from leather.
To make one yourself, you´ll need:
real paper bag / plastic bag as model
soft leather (skirt, pants, jacket)
leather / textile glue
1. Measure and cut the piece from leather.
2. Mark folding lines.
3. Fold leather using a ruler and softly hammer the folds down.
4. Glue bottom and top fold.
DIY Zadig et Voltaire Cut-Out Skull Tee by Runway DIY. See the complete tutorial at here.