Com(e) bat to me!

September 27, 2011 at 17:39 (Fashion) (, , , , )

Combat shoes, only freaks wear them, right? Right…?
Well, if that is true, I want to belong to the freaks. Some research learnt me that combats can be very nice. Like these hysterical shoes:

I think they will make your foot look smaller, which is a good thing, because combatstyle shoes make your feet look bigger. Therefore: *like*. And it doesn’t matter if you loose some studs. These deserve to look worn, it will make them even better.
Combatlike heels also exist:

Pretty nice, but the combatspirit is fading here already.
While searching on Google (Google’s 13th birthday today!) for ‘combat shoes’, this was one of the offered pictures:

To secure peace is to prepare war, Metallica has warned us. (Metallica again?! Yes, get over it)
Back to the combats. You might have to search a little, but you will be rewarded.
Fashion Combat Boots For Women

There are also some extreme combats:

If you are a little angry at me now, I can’t blame you. Why could you be angry? Because I’m not getting to the point. None of these are the real combats. I know, I know. Don’t be angry though. Here they are!

I even did the effort to make them links, all of them, so you can click on the pictures if you want more information.
And now I really must go shopping, I think I need some combats…


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Funny fast fashion

September 16, 2011 at 20:01 (Culture, Fashion) (, , , , )

This is a great video, so well-made that you must admire it anyway. I can’t say anymore about it. It’s fashion again, I know. But it’s dance too, and watch how all pieces just flow into each other! And how even the dancing fits the period! It’s just fantastic!


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Fashion feeling’s fucked up

September 10, 2011 at 14:39 (Fashion) (, , , , , )

“Wear this denim skirt with a white blouse and dark panties.”
“Don’t combine black with black.”
“Never wear two prints together.”
Everyone with a slight interest in how to look good in clothes is being hit by millions of advice: do’s and don’ts. Ignorance is the best way of handling them, I guess, because those tips are in fact not more than a attack to your own taste. Why should we only wear one print at a time? Because when you would be seen by a fashion editor, she would think you’re dressed in a wrong way? But people who dress differently are remarked and called ‘self-willed’ in a positive way. So tell me, why would we listen to advice that changes every time a new collection is showed?
 Lady Gaga: which came first: chicken or egg?

Fashion designers like people that inspire them, like Lady Gaga (it’s up to you to decide whether she’s worth it or not!), but do you ever hear them talk about people who always wear exactly what they made? Let me tell you this: they find it probably quite boring that someone only wears catwalk copies instead of having a personal style and taste. You have a lot of people though, who only care about ‘the newest! the latest! the real!’. Par exemple Anna Dello Russo. She has an appartement for clothes only, because she has so much clothes and shoes that she needs it. Straight from the catwalk stuff, worn once or not and then a news collection arrives and the ‘old’ clothings can’t be worn anymore. Imagine that she would be seen in a pair of trousers of last season… As a fashion director you can’t do that. You’d deserve to be banished.
. Anna Dello Russo, can you even remember this dress?
It is a weird life when you have so many stuff that you are not able to wear everything, and that you wear everything just once. For average people this is impossible, and in fact it is really decadent. Today’s tendency, dear readers, is that you have to renew yourself every time. Every f*cking time you show your face, you should surprise, shock, entertain. You should be feminine, a little bit male and completely up to date. Because – and this might just be the most surprising thing – that would mean you have ‘feeling with clothes’. You’re ‘fashionable’.
Daphne Guinness Daphne Guinness attends the launch of NARS 15X15 a project to celebrate 15 years of NARS at Industria Superstudio on November 12, 2009 in New York City. Daphne Guinness, please shock us!

Permission to doubt all of that? Thanks. I’m not an obedient fashion magazine reader. When someone tells me to do this, I’ll want to do that. Et cetera. Therefor I’m not ‘fashionable’ and so on. But a few weeks ago I combined a  sweater/dress-sweater I bought two years ago with a new pair of stockings and I rediscovered the beauty of the sweater. In my very humble opinion, that is more ‘feeling with clothes’ than Anna Dello Russo has. Clothes are not disposable things. The Zeitgeist wants us to cherish our clothes, to buy clothes that will last long time. The new luxury, remember? Why are fashion pioneers not participating? When, oh when have we stopped thinking for ourselves?
Please. Do me a favour. Wear what you want to wear, don’t mind the opinion of fashion people/magazines and so on. What do they know? In the end, they have to change their mind every collection. We don’t have to. Hell to their opinion, we’ll have our own!

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