I wish the folks at Threadless would approve designer C D S's latest idea for a shirt already: a charticle version of the chorus from Skee-Lo's classic track "I Wish" (embedded after the jump, for good times). For those of you watching from someplace where you can't blast vintage nerd-hop (you wish), that's: "I wish I was little bit taller/I wish I was a baller/I wish I had a girl/who looked good/I would call her/I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat/and a '64 Impala."
So go forth, and dress like Gordon.
Yesterday, while trying to eat lunch and blog at the same time, I spilled couscous on myself. Not, like, accidentally showered myself in pounds of the stuff, but definitely lost a couple of fork-fulls in my lap. And tiny couscous grains are so hard to pick up! If only I'd been wearing Spanish design lab Mitemite's Lazy Sunday Pants (pictured), a €50 pair of sweatpants modified with some Velcro and classic checkered picnic tablecloth fabric to create the perfect impromptu eating surface for someone eating on the go and/or extremely lazy. Clearly this is the only reasonable solution to my couscous-spilling problem. (DesignYouTrust)
The iPhone is just too cute. It’s similar to the way menswear is going: precious.
Pictured at right, by the way, is Mister Mort himself, rocking an oversize bow tie, peak lapels and a safari hat, just like any good soldier in the war against precious menswear.
Rodarte, the increasingly ubiquitous label founded in L.A. by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy (recently given the NYer profile treatment and favorites of our own Laurel Pinson), collaborated with Peter Kam (Hong Kong-based composer of the scores for several Jackie Chan movies) and director Wing Shya (who shoots stills on the sets of most Wong Kar Wai movies it seems) on this beautiful short film starring Maggie Cheung that's a lot like a series of four fashion spreads with movement. It also reminds of a certain Cindy Sherman series and some David Lynch dream sequences. (DesignYouTrust)
If you have a sec, check out this pretty slideshow of stylin' Greenpoint photographer Bon Duke (great name).
That last weekend was pretty gorgeous, wasn't it? I hope you enjoyed it, because this weekend looks like crap (cold!). Luckily, we sent our intrepid photo-correspondent Crystal Gwyn out and about to document the One True Spirit of Springtime. She totally found it and stole its soul. Enjoy.
Spring: The Photographic Evidence
We sent our brave, brave photographer Crystal Gwyn out to Fifth Avenue yesterday to engage with drunk people at the St. Patrick's Day parade and take pictures of them. She did real good. Enjoy.
St. Patrick's Day Fashion
In an ongoing bid to bring mainstream respectability to the totally non-corporate counterculture sport of "snowboarding," old-school snowboarder and Olympic competitor Nate Holland has been making noise recently about the importance of keeping tight, racing suit-style clothing out of the sport. As he told the Times: "I think the problem we have now is the emo look, and people trying to use that as an excuse for wearing tight clothing.”
Holland seems to want to avoid skiing's mainstream, win-at-all-costs culture (and the attendant embarrassing speed suits) so snowboarding can hang on to underground, anti-establishment sponsors like Nike, Microsoft and Visa. In that spirit of rebellion and concern for his fellow rebels, he goes on to say: “I like to wear stuff that consumers can buy at stores. And they’re not going to buy a speed suit at a store that I’m wearing during a race.” Fight the power! Consumers represent! (Sorry Kid Cudi, no X Games for you.)
The Guardian is reporting that Alexander McQueen, erstwhile bad boy of British fashion, was found dead in his London home last night. No word yet on cause of death. More details to come.
Even though we are best known as a popular television show for yuppie lesbians, I just wanted to point out that we here at The L also love things like poetry and fashion. That is why we are publishing poetry and running photo profiles of stylish New Yorkers. You also love poetry and profiles of stylish New Yorkers. Ipso facto, you love us. And we love you.
Magnus told Jim Dwyer that it’s most common to find discarded items outside H&M. After research into the amputated gloves and the de-insulated coats, Dwyer reported on Tuesday that a Wal-Mart spokesperson claims the company usually donates its unsold items to charity and that H&M remains unresponsive in the face of at least 10 calls and emails. What’s more, is that Dwyer points out the close proximity of the dumpsters to New York Cares, a non-profit who gladly accepts donations of clothing on a daily basis.
High-end brands like Chanel once had a destruction policy for un-purchased inventory, but even they have put a moratorium on such heinous policies and have opened a handful of outlet shops for cheaper, off-season retail options in the past few years. What might be a measure to prevent the sale of these items is more likely a preventative measure to ensure that anyone who didn’t pay for them can’t wear them. And, actually, it’s an affront to the 18.5% of the City’s population who live below the poverty line: on the brink of what is shaping up to be a frozen winter, the blatant disregard for the City’s poor and under-dressed is astonishing, and the lack of knowledge and follow-through by these corporations concerning their product is unacceptable.
Merry Muthafuckin' Christmas - Eazy-E is def my favorite These two dudes hanging Christmas lights…
In my defense, it works either way, & I love your stuff...
Ha - never mind, just re-read it properly for the 1st time (LOL)