Wednesday, March 30, 2011
It's certainly more functional, but it still looks like a Project Runway challenge gone horribly wrong. The fit on those pants! The height of those boots! Does this costume designer not understand proportion at all? If only Ngila Dickson wasn't expensive now, because pretty much all of the costumes in Xena are amazing. At least Adrienna Palicki's face looks normal.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Because this is making the rounds on the internet, and because I am pretty opinionated when it comes to costumes, I thought I should probably bring this up. I really only have one thing to say though: CHEAP. Well, two I guess: REDO. Oh yeah, and I guess if you didn't know already, NBC is working on a new Wonderwoman pilot for this fall. My consensus? If they can't get even the costume right, this is gonna be BAAAADDD.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It's not big secret that I loves me some Patrick Stewart. He is my top Starship captain FOREVER. But also, this dude knows how to dress. Look at how dang classy he is. Not many younger stars can step it up as well as Sir Patrick!
Friday, March 11, 2011
So I have been sucked into the abyss that is Dragon Age 2 this week, and I couldn't help notice that one of the characters, Anders, wears a feathered capelet not unlike those that Dior made in either the '40s or the '60s. I couldn't actually find a picture of one, but here is a picture of a similar one.
Monday, March 7, 2011
So I just watched a Japanese film called Ichi, basically a sequel to Zatoichi the blind swordsman, and one of the actors in it looks JUST LIKE JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT (my movie and boy style boyfriend). But Japanese of course. To the point of freaking me out. Like, how he walked, expressions, EVERYTHING. His name is Yosuke Kubozuka, and I might have to watch everything he is in now due to awesome. Also he is apparently a reggae musician when he is not acting, which I also find delightful.
Check out the pictorial evidence y'all!! I swear I'm not a crazy person!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
G-Dragon and TOP are a pair of Korean rappers/pop stars, and their style game is ridiculous. Their videos are literally full of couture, and they don't follow the typical hip hop rules of dressing. They wear leather, very punk outfits, along with capes, sequined jackets, anything. Plus they wear are clearly fans of the Louboutin spiked loafers, which are awesome. They are amazing. I can watch their videos like so much, just for all the pretty.
Definitely check out their video for "Knock Out", there is definitely some shortpants action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL0sfti1DcA&feature=relmfu
Friday, March 4, 2011
You've gotta love the inspiration for this collection: "His muse was an artist's wife who flies off the handle, tears apart her partner's canvases, and remakes them as pieces of clothing. With her darkened eyes and disheveled hair, she had a wanton quality that the clothes picked up and ran with." (style.com). I just love this collection. Love the simplicity of the shift dresses with the dissolving tweeds or paint spatter patterns. Plus this is a hugely wearable collection, and a lot of these looks would look great on women of all shapes and sizes. I have a couple other shows that I really liked from London, but I haven't even gotten to Milan, and Paris fashion week is almost OVER. Sigh. But anyway, I also loved from London Burberry Prorsum(http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2011/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/burberry/) (I am a huge fan of Burberry all the time anyway and OMG THE COATS), and Peter Pilotto's (http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2011/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/peterpilotto/) mix of colour blocking and prints was also quite awesome, almost like if psychadelics and mods had a baby.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I went to Tokyo last year, and damn is that a fashionable city. Tokyo girls will wear their heels riding their BIKE, that is how committed they are to their look. I have to say I was pretty envious, because I can barely walk in high heels most of the time, much less ride a bike. Plus they did it in skirts too, which I have definitely never managed to do gracefully. So anyway, this guy's outfit is pretty much rocking my world. I love how it is sort of a hyper stylized take on the school uniform he has to wear every day. Also if you're not checking out the blog JAPANESE STREETS (which is where I found this) yet, you definitely should.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Oh my gosh I am so behind! London fashion week was like, AGES AGO, and Milan is almost done! There are several more New York shows that I really liked this season, particularly Derek Lam, Prabal Gurung and Tadashi Shoji, but it's simply too far away now to go over it. So I have moved onto London, and the first collection I really liked was Issa. Love the kicky prints, the maxi skirts, and I love how they were styled (but of course I do love a crazy hat). Totally appropriate for the modern young woman on the go, and I think a lot of these looks would be both fashion and weather appropriate for a Toronto fall or winter. See the whole collection here: http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2011/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/issa/
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
So I was reading the most recent Marie Claire and there is a whole page dedicated to what are essentially high end pyjama pants. Apparently this was a trend for spring? Printed, drawstringed and everything. Now, I thought we were long out of the It's OK to Wear PJs in Public decade (this is what I really like to call the "aughties" because I think that term is weird). Have Stacy and Clinton taught us all NOTHING!? Needless to say, this is a trend I won't be participating in. I don't even think I could pull off striped ones, much less the crazy prints they were suggesting. Or that Karen Walker is suggesting in this particular runway look from her spring 2011 show (luckily her fall one is pretty awesome).