Tuesday, 10 May 2011

How does one become a fashionable man? For starters coloured trousers are definitely a no-no.. or are they?

First off a little disclaimer, this little something something is how I feel about mens fashion and styling at the moment and if I was to write something on the same topic in a years time, chances are that my opinion would have changed dramatically or even not so dramatically but never the less it will probably be different. That is not me saying I don’t have a spine and change my opinion on a constant basis but I also believe in that not every single thing that one says or writes should be weighed disproportional to the amount of views and opinions expressed on a daily basis. Not a single statement makes up a character or view but more the collection there of does.

So let’s get to the good stuff, Men’s Fashion, more like the corset of masculinity and society that it seems to be tightly roped into these days. When absorbing fashion information, I must admit one of my favourite hobbies especially during time I should be spending on revising for upcoming fun exams, browsing blogs/ fashion magazines/ newspapers with a style section/online shops etc. it seems to me that the general consensus is that for a man to be stylish one has to fall into two categories:

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Lady Gaga - Judas

When I watched this I asked myself: how on earth does one go about styling a video like this. There are so many people, all looking as outlandish as each other and so many different scenes and general looks.. Lady Gaga is wearing 8 outfits, if I counted correctly and there are about 3 general look for the dancers and background peeps. Must have been an organisational nightmare and a half. But then what else is expected of pop royalty. Particularly love the bejazzled Morningstar/Meteor Hammer at 2:44 and this spikey collar worn as some sort of face mask by the guy on the right of 'Jesus' at 2:06. Exceptional video, great song. Sweet revision break.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Scandinavian Dreams: Camilla Wellton

I stumbled across some pictures of Camilla Welltons work on a website some time ago, I can't quite remember which one it was but either way she is a Stockholm based designer. I think the pictures speak for themselves, such lovely pieces. Enjoy! 


All pictures from http://www.camillawellton.com/

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Natalia Kills It.

Natalias new video for her song 'Wonderland'. Love the dark, sexy and slightly grotesque aesthetic approach she has to her work. At one point shes wearing those divine Dsquared2 skeletal-heel high heels. Such fun! I would.

Natalia Kills - Mirrors (video+download) von ninamasya

'Mirrors' such a tune and how amazing are those YSL hair heels? So much sexual energy going on in those videos.. think I might just open the window and enjoy this most beautiful sunday outside, get some fresh air and all.

Awesome remix of Natalias wonderland song. Generally not a massive drum'n'base fan but since so many of my friends eat that shit up I have been listening to it, without a choice obviously, so much over the last couple of years it has grown on me..

Love love

Saturday, 9 April 2011


Velvet rose with pheasant feathers.
I love the hats that we used in the show so much, I thought I'd share a couple of shots focusing on them. These hats are by JRF Rogue Milliner, the milliner that I have previously mentioned. He makes the hats using 'ethical fur', ie. fur from roadkill, vintage stores, thrown away pieces etc. same goes for the feathers.
Decaying zombie show girls hat. Love Love Love.
Janus inspired hat.
It is really quite extraordinary, the creative energys that go into making these hats, they are so imaginative and interesting. I personally love all things feathers and I am most definitely not opposed to fur, however I do oppose farming for fur. Arent all the hats stunning? They are all unique pieces as well... obviously good to know no-one else is going to be wearing your extravagant hat.. that would be awkward.

This hat has black iridescent cockerel feathers attached to it on the left on this picture, it doesnt come out properly but its a cool picture anyway.
Its like a Lions mane, spectacular!
Four Fox Sake, 4 fox heads and loads of ostrich and pheasant feathers. Its mine. Like actually. Bahhhahaa.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Lets [D]evolve shall we?

Note the artwork in the centre at the top of the runway. 
I was lucky enough to take part in this years annual Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show, it was held on the 18th and 19th of March in.... Edinburgh! Big shocker there. We raised a spectacular amount of money (I dont have a final figure yet but will post here as soon as I know.) for Breakthrough Breastcancer.
IsNotDead Paris. I want that dress and the mask so badly.
Raising money for charity is obviously always important and rewarding but combining it with fashion in form of a show, like ECFS has done for 10 years, it is a hugely enjoyable experience. The whole committee is made up of students of the University of Edinburgh and the vast majority of models are students in Edinburgh as well, except for one model and he is on his gap year right now.

The theme that the Chairwoman came up with was [D]evolution, which I think is a fantastic theme, representing so much that is in fashion right now. Inclusive without being too broad, edgy without being in your face annoying. The fashion team then took this notion and came up with the running theme, in fashion terms, of the [D]evolution of gender. The designers showcased were from all over the place, some local boutiques let us borrow their stuff for the show, designers from London, Paris and Amsterdam and to finish off we had fantastic pieces from Graduate designers from the Edinburgh College of Art. The main accesories we used in the show were from James Faulkner, from JRF Rogue Milliner, his spectacular hats were dotted around the whole show. To form a basic structure, from a fashion perspective, of the show, it was segmented into 4 sections.

Starting with the first segment (I know, really pushing the boat out here.) it was termed 'Romantic', meaning this segment focused on women wearing clothes that are thought of as 'womanly', dresses and gowns and men wearing classical menswear, suits, shirts and generally quite conservative. 
Segment numbero dos was coined 'Rock Chîc' and here you could see the two, men- and womenswear, edging closer together, essentially becoming more androgynous. Jeans for women (Like I said before. Soooo edgy) slim jeans for guys, leather jackets, studs.
This brings us to the next segment which was called 'Andorgynous' and, lets be honest, is pretty self-explenatory. 
Finishing with a bang, the big finale, 'Futuristic' was where the men and women apparel really overcrossed, guys wearing leggings and skirts.

Afterwards there was an afterparty in the same venue, which was a converted church and it was pretty awesome, if I am being completely honest here! The amount of work that all the Directors, the whole committee and all the models put into this event really was extraordinary. I was lucky to have been part of something so exciting!
Check out the website www.edinburghcharityfashionshow.com and have a look at the campaigns that were shot as well, such wonderful pictures.

Photo credits to Edmund Fraser and Paris Ackrill

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Nicola Formichetti for Mugler.

Nicola Fromichetti, known as Lady Gagas stylist, creative director of Dazed & Confused magazine, fashion director at Vogue Hommes Japan and Uniqlo, has been appointed as the creative director at Thierry Mugler, changing the name of the house to just Mugler and presenting the houses first menswear collection yesterday in Paris. This is a link to the fashion video using snippets of the show amongst other material. Check it out, it is obviously fantastic. What else is to be expected, eh? The "latex skin" slowly being ripped off and the tattooed sking shining through, I find it surprisingly soft and harmonic, much lighter than it sounds, especially with the nature of the body paint or tattoos, showcasing the bonestructure underneath the skin and quite literally covering the model head to waist. Lady Gaga, who provided the soundtrack for this video, made sure the music really pulled it all together by not making the music too dark or claustrophobic. I hope that this is a start for a great revived fashion house and I am excited to see which way they are heading with the womenswear collection in March.