14 Nov
A high-end collaboration for the high-end Italian fashion house

Wes Anderson lends his particular talents to Italian fashion house Prada for a short film about a beleaguered hero (are there any other kind in Anderson films?) who finds himself marooned in a small Italian village called Castello Cavalcanti. The film stars Jason Schwartzman, naturally.


12 Dec
Remarkable works from designers of the 20th & 21st centuries

We featured Taschen’s up-and-coming books on fashion game-changers Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo a little while back. Now, Taschen celebrates a hundred years worth of fashion’s greatest idols — from Balenciaga and Chanel to the great McQueen and Westwood. Coming straight from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, this […]


30 Aug
Wingtip meets espadrille hybrid shoe for Fall/Winter 2012

High fashion house Prada has created another hybrid shoe for Fall/Winter 2012. Taking inspiration from wingtip shoes and espadrilles alike, the “Levitate” wingtips are a mash-up of the high-end wingtip with the performance and comfort of an everyday sneaker. The sneaker soles have a transparent cushion while the upper is burnished leather with brogue detailing […]


13 Jul
Malawi artist shows his "Stabby Woman" in Venice Beach

C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice Beach, Cali is currently exhibiting new work from Kid Acne in a show entitled Stand & Deliver. The new work features mono-prints, screen-prints, drawings, and paintings of a debut version of Kid Acne’s signature Stabby Women (above and in gallery pictures below). The Stabby Women embody a powerful female genotype that has come to […]


12 Jan
How Anne Hathaway made me feel like a hobo

The continuing saga of one girl’s quest to cut through the red tape. Read previous posts HERE.. Ah first class. The swift ease of being whisked to the airport or private jetway by your trusty driver. The elegant roll of your Louis Vuitton valise as it passes ratty backpacks and broken Walmart suitcases, hobbling pitifully on […]


1 Oct
Simplicity was a big theme throughout the shows

photos courtesy of nymag.com Milan Fashion Week recently ended and the runways were amazing. Most of the girls had pretty natural makeup around the eyes and the hair was not overly complicated. Simplicity was a big theme throughout the shows, which had a lot of flowing dresses, lace, and clean construction. Make the jump to […]


17 Sep
Propping up Seoul's nascent street culture, and pushing the movement forward

I had the opportunity to check out the R-16 (R = Respect) festival last year in Suwon, just outside of Seoul, Korea. I haven’t been to many breakdancing contests. OK, that was my first one. It didn’t take much, though, to realize that the event is bringing a level of legitimacy to an artform that […]


31 Aug
Guns, grenades and chainsaws vs. fashion’s biggest designer logos

Gazing out from behind Prada sunglasses in a cloud of Burberry and Alexander McQueen, you must often find yourself pondering: Self, wherein lies the limit to my insatiable thirst for designer labels? Well, refer to artist Peter Gronquist for a worst-case scenario. His Sculpture + Weapons series features guns, grenades and chainsaws (disabled first, of […]