Forty years ago, Swinging London was yet to swing. Everything was in black and white and, in class-bound Britain, fashion photographers were trades-men – polite, smart, seen but not heard. A new breed of snappers changed all that – Terry O’Neill, Brian Duffy, David Bailey and Terence Donovan. Bailey and Donovan started their careers in the West End studio of the doyen of fashion photographers – John French. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Sep 1, 2008 -
"I haven’t figured out whether cracking open your computer, attaching it to an Underwood typewriter, then inserting it into a combination Victorian mantel clock/desk and calling it “The Nagy Magical-Movable-Type Pixello-Dynamotronic Computational Engine” is some sort of daft wit or evidence of a pedantry bordering on the pathological. "
- Steampunk'd, Or Humbug by Design
, design writer Randy Nakamura takes a look at the Steampunk phenomenon.
posted by Artw
on Jul 23, 2008 -
The editors of the Chinese lifestyle magazine New Travel Weekly
thought it might be a good idea to shoot a fashion spread
in the rubble of the Sichuan earthquake. The editors have now been sacked
and the magazine is undergoing rectification.
posted by Sitegeist
on May 24, 2008 -
Taaz is a fun, easy-to-use website that gives women the opportunity to “try on” the hottest makeup and hairstyle looks from the convenience of their homes. From creating the perfect smoky eye to painting on a dramatic ruby-red lip for a night out on the town, taaz.com allows women to become their very own makeup artist and create the perfect look for any occasion. [more inside]
posted by Dave Faris
on Apr 4, 2008 -
The Sound Of Clothes
features the precise sound of fashion materials such as feathers, sequins, glass crystals and beads, nylon, taffeta, leather, velvet, jacquard, zips and metallic chains
, recorded in an anechoic chamber. Videos linked from the page might be NSFW.
posted by jack_mo
on Mar 12, 2008 -
- a very
comprehensive collection of information about foundation garments. The site is generously illustrated, so it may be NSFW.
posted by tellurian
on Mar 10, 2008 -
After I posted this
article, many people asked me who listens to that berserk music. Well, it's most popular with Japanese girls lumped under the general term "gyaru". It is not really a fashion movement per se, as it has fractured into scores of rapidly-evolving subgroups--usually hostile to each other, even though many appear the same to the uninitiated. In fact, the book Japanese Schoolgirl Inferno
, published in 2007, is already said to be out of date. This
website is a bit more current.
What do "gyaru" look like? There are now quite a few slideshows of gyaru on the streets of Tokyo on YouTube. Examples: here, here,
And for those who need to buy these "fashions", the primary bibles are FRUiTS
There is something wrong with that country.......
posted by metasonix
on Dec 23, 2007 -
Handbags of Horror
High-fashion handbags: They're expensive and ugly. So ugly, in fact, that they could only have been inspired by monsters from horror movies. Radar compares and contrasts.
posted by Faint of Butt
on Oct 3, 2007 -
"I've hidden myself and covered myself for too long. Now I want to show myself fearlessly, even though I know my body arouses repugnance. I want to recover because I love life and the riches of the universe. I want to show young people how dangerous this illness is."
French Comedienne Isabelle Caro
, 27, an anorexic who weighs just 68 pounds, was displayed on Milan billboards (NSFW)
for fashion designer Nolita
as the city celebrated fashion week. The prevalence of eating disorders within the fashion industry
have only recently been addressed
officially, however Georgio Armani
has complained that since Caro isn't a model herself it proves "even people who take no notice of fashion get anorexic."
posted by miss lynnster
on Sep 30, 2007 -
I think....that unicorn love is a beautiful thing, and that if you find a spicy sexy unicorn stud muffin and want to let him fill you with his magical glittering seed, that is just fantastic.
posted by nebulawindphone
on Sep 12, 2007 -
"Couture [...] represents the fusion of fashion [...] and costume."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
and its Costume Institute
present designs by Charles Frederick Worth
, Cristóbal Balenciaga
, Christian Dior
, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
), Paul Poiret
, and other designers
such as Lanvin, Vionnet, Schiaparelli, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent.
posted by bijou
on Aug 5, 2007 -