"Your clothes may say disco, but your eyes say rock'n'roll"


We All Go Back To Where We Belong

Spontaneous, natural, beautiful Kirsten Dunst in the Warhol-esque video for R.E.M. final song.
A sweet smile for one of the best bands ever.


Designers Carve Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns

Nicholas Kirkwood

"At Vogue, they found it interesting to give designers and tastemakers carte blanche to trick out a jack-o’-lantern in their signature style. What turned up ranged from the simply clever (Warby Parker’s mummies) to the labor-intensive (Moss Lipow’s squash-on-squash sunglasses)."

Warby Parker
Shipley & Halmos
Chrissie Morris


Fetish Fall: The Night Porter

Looks like Liliana Cavani's Il Portiere Di Notte (The Night Porter, 1974) has been used as inspiration by many people this season. Costumes in this controversial film were made by Piero Tosi, who had already worked with Luchino Visconti creating the amazing looks in La Caduta Degli Dei (The Damned, 1969).

Charlotte Rampling's ensemble of army boots and pants, suspenders, peaked cap, and black opera gloves has been imitated countless times in pop culture (Madonna's Justify My Love or Lady Gaga's LoveGame videos among them). But this "Nazi Chic" style has also been an influence in fashion for years, starting in the mid-seventies with the emergence of the punk movement in London. It kept growing and passed from being a marginal trend to become incorporated by big fashion houses to their collections, such as in John Galliano's Christian Dior A/W 2000-01 Haute Couture.

Christian Dior A/W 2000-01 Haute Couture

This season it seems to be more present than others, not only in collections such as Marc Jacob's Louis Vuitton A/W 2011-12, but in magazine covers and editorials as well.


The Inspiration Equation (II)



(Pictures scanned by me from Elle UK October 2011)



Sofia Coppola & Kim Gordon wearing t-shirts from X-Girl, the 1990s indie fashion label started by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and stylist Daisy Von Furth.


Erin Wasson's Rules of Cool

"People are cool when they have opinions"

Watch this short Erin Wasson's interview for Net-a-Porter and listen to her ode to effortless style and how not trying so hard is the best way to be cool without forgetting to be yourself.


Ponystep F/W 2011

The second issue of the biannual fashion magazine Ponystep is out, this time with a lineup
way more eclectic than the precedent one, starring three of pop culture’s most original icons:
Donatella Versace, mistress of the dark Elvira and Dame Edna.

Dame Edna by Alice Hawkins

Donatella Versace by Miles Aldridge

Elvira by Matt Irwin
Behind this magazine, which was launched in Paris fashion week at the start of the year in the French concept store Colette, there is the photographer Richard Mortimer, who also has several stable partners as iD magazine and Alice Hawkins, among others. So don't forget to check the inside too, because it comes with editorials that delight...

Valerija Kelava by Ben Weller

Felicity Hayward by Miles Aldridge

Erin O’Connor by Maripol


The Inspiration Equation (I)


(Pictures scanned by me from Elle UK October 2011)


Ashleigh from Greek

Obviously, if it's possible to extract some fashion moment or inspiration from this TV show, the character in charge for it would be Ashleigh Howard.

With her neon clothes and pop culture references she could have easily become "Clueless, The College Years". But over the course of three seasons Ashleigh has revealed herself to be one of the shows most fascinating characters.

If you've watched this show, you're probably aware of her cloud/rainbow sweater and i'm sure it attired your attention too. It had loads of supporters and opponents...count me between the first ones; so this is a tribute to this funny sweater.


Still Rebel Without A Cause

Androginous look is rocking this season, everybody with a internet connection or who's walked by some newstand has been able to take a glance to all those dandy inspired covers, pictures and headlines. Looking masculine is the new feminine. So I thought of recovering this old Elle spread.

 I also wanted to post it because I miss Agyness Deyn on the fashion world (apart form the recent Elle cover and interview she made), I can't wait to see how she does in her developing career as an actress, which will take off starring Pusher, remake of the successful Nordic thriller directed now by Spanish director Luis Prieto.

Agyness Deyn (who styles herself) is photographed by James Franco, who's always looking for new forms of art/self expression and is now adding photographer to his expanding repertoire. This editorial is about the influence that "Rebel Without a Cause" still has on the American cinema, youth and culture nowadays.


Anna's Disco Fever

Last Friday, 30 September.
What to wear if you are the Vogue Japan fashion editor during Paris Fashion Week and you're also going to attend Terry Richardson's exhibition opening in Colette and the Club Monaco?

Well, you stick to your singular and personal style, and take a step further in your love for weird headdresses.

Left: Christian Dior S/S '12                 ///                                    Right: Colette

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