Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Loving Right Now: Fever Ray

Fever Ray is both the project name and album title of Swedish singer Karin Dreijer Andersson's most amazingly awesome new endeavor. (If you don't recognize her name, she's one-half of the Knife, which you have surely heard of.) Anyway, I think my friend Erik of Think Pink Radio describes the musical tone best: "It's like if spring were made of goth." Heh, what's not to love? Sadly, they're only touring in Europe this summer, so New Yorkers are S.O.L., but you can hear the single "If I Had a Heart" on their website here. Felix Rey whaaa!?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Felix Rey for Target

Speaking of big bags, Daneen over at Spoiled Pretty got an exclusive sneak peek at Felix Rey's collection, launching for a limited run soon: March 29 through June 14 to be specific. Fergie would probably do well to switch out that leopard printed heinousity that's threatening to topple her over and step out with this studded Felix Rey for Target tote instead, no? Get the full scoop at Spoiled Pretty.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

How Do We Feel About Shoulder Pads?

The chapter that is Fall 2009 Fashion Week has officially come to a close, and I'm not just exhausted, I'm also deeply concerned. There were those suicidally high platform shoes at Nina Ricci and Alexander McQueen, scary hair dresses at Givenchy and enough black lipstick to supply an army of goth teenagers. (Ah, memories.) But out of the myriad 80's themes, the one that seemed to reign was shoulder pads that would frighten the bejeez out of a linebacker. Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and Donna Karan were just a few of the designers who sent hulky girls trudging down the runway with alarmingly wide upper-regions (it's a wonder they weren't constantly knocking each other over), and I must ask you: If the trend truly comes to fruition—we're talking the next H&M designer collaboration is rife with them—will you be wearing shoulder pads come fall? I mean, on the one hand, it's kind of a handy recession fashion movement: Thrift stores are freakin' full of ample-shouldered castoffs. But the question is, did we not collectively agree that this does not a flattering look make a few decades ago? Dude. You tell me. (Personally, I kind of like a slight shoulder here and there, but then again, I also tend to gravitate toward the odd harem pant, too.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Biggest Bag Ever

I'm sorry, but Fergie's bag here is just. Ugh. (Thanks Grazia.) I kind of love a jumbo-sized carryall, but the leopard print here is overwhelming, especially given her petite frame. NEXT.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flight of the Conchords "Fashion is Danger"

You think you know fashion? You think fashion's your friend?

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Best Dress From the McQueen for Target Collection

You know, I was so dang excited, but now that McQ for Tarjay is here on the real tip it's kind of meh. For one the ads are everywhere, so everyone is going to be wearing a little piece of it, and on second glance the whole collection reads very, very young. (Ah, to be an early 20-something again; and yes I am aware that this blog sounds like it is written by a 12-year old.) The one redeeming factor: This silk dress is so pretty and drape-y, and now it's the only piece I want. O fickle heart! Of course, wouldn't cha know it's already sold out everywhere and people are selling it on Ebay for a kagillion dollars (originally $70). Oh well. Next. Still, slightly sad to look forward to something so much and have it disappoint. I wonder if that's what it's like quitting smoking for a year and finally sneaking a puff at a party and it tastes like shit and you're all like, huh.

I leave you then with an image that embodies my feelings of emptiness and despair:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Daft Punk + Tron 2

The good news: The official word is that DP will record the soundtrack. The bad news: We have to wait until 2011. Guess in the meantime, we'll have to make due with crappy You Tube trailers and stuff.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Nina Ricci Platforms Not for the Faint of Heart

What is going on at Nina Ricci? Luckily, no models were harmed in the making of this show. Still... YIKES!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quick Poll: Are These Zucca Boots Hot or Not?

Being (mostly) unemployed and all, I really shouldn't even be looking at shoes online period, but I just came across these slouchy, knee-high Zucca boots from Japan and I'm all like, "HEY-O!" Then again, I can't decide if they're absolutely outrageously out of control awesome or just kind of out of control. Still, that leather looks awfully buttery. Yum.