Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2010

Caught a glimpse of Roberto Cavalli's men's Spring 2010 line while flipping through WWD this morning. I'm crazy about the fold over details on the pants. Everything else is leaving me a little cold.

images courtesy of

Friday, June 19, 2009

Feed My Eyes, Can You Sew Them Shut?

Been feeling a little bit moody lately and listening to Man in the Box over and over and over again lately.. Layne was such an amazing singer


For the past year or so, I've been completely obsessed with getting my hands on a plain black maxi dress (non-empire, non-halter) or plain black long skirt . It also seems like everyone else is on the same page, because everytime I found one, they'd always be sold out or out of my size.

A couple weeks ago, I finally found it: A gorgeous Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto maxi dress with horizontal stripes of varying degress of sheerness.

Originally wanted to wear my platform boots (from my early college days) but I was anticipating a day of possibly carrying boxes around the office, so decided to stick with the flat motorcycle boots.

I tried taking pictures of the actual outfit I wore, but the details wouldn't show up, so it's just the dress and boots.

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Let Them Eat Cake" She Said..

Just wanted to share what is, quite possibly, my favorite Christian Dior Haute Couture collection. This is Spring 2006 inspired by the violence of the French Revolution.

I love practically everything about this collection. The corseting, the asymmetrical skirts, the volume, even the blood.

I particularly like how some of the makeup makes the models look like wax death masks a la Madame Tussaud. If you do a google search for Marie Antoinette's death mask, it'll pop up, as well as Louis XIV's.

I suppose I only wish the shoes were stronger.... and that I could afford it (I suppose that's a given).

I say this everytime, but it doesn't hurt to say it again.. Click the pictures. They blow up approximately 3 X bigger.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Scarification, like tattoos, are utilized by tribal communities for any number of reasons. Just like in present Western societies, their purpose can range from pure decoration to a permanent declaration of membership to a specific group.

Some tribes start to inscribe their children at birth. This process continues even after death.

I find the amount of commitment and trust one must possess to endure such a process, as well as the beauty that comes from what I can only assume as an excruciating process extremely inspiring. While I could never get this done, I'd love to emulate the look through embossed leather in similar motifs.

"At a time when the Western world is desperately seeking to escape a dreadful uniformity of dress, it is important to understand the wealth and symbolism of practices from other corners of the world, a veritable language employed by people who are sometimes still dubbed 'primitive.' Yet aren't we all 'barbaric' in someone else's eyes?" - Bernenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, Ethnic Style History and Fashion (2001)

The pictures below were scanned, again, from Ethnic Style. A great majority of these images were taken in the early to mid 20th century.

More images I pulled from google images:

*images from uihealthcare, flickr, and beautyisnotonlyskindeep blog

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Stainless Steel heels by 6 Inch Heels Forever .. Soo sick. I love the look of a severe arch. My feet on the other hand...

I also wouldn't mind owning a pair of these. They're just so trampy, I can't help but love them.


More scans from Ethnic Style . This time, I have selected various images of African tribal coiffure.

Ladder Coiffure showing high standing for major social occasions

Mangbetu woman

Woman from Angola

Woman from Ethiopia

Woman from Angola
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