Monday, October 15, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Inspiration: URBAN SPORT





Thoughts on Blogging

Blogging has lost it's touch. Once a grassroots means of sharing one's personal thoughts and inspiration, it's now a business tool to drive demand.

I'm over it.

No longer do I find much inspiration from tumblr or online sources. All I see is advertising- pushing never-ending trends onto the blind slaves who follow the grind of fast fashion, which changed the fashion industry into this giant blob of culture overkill. Street style is being utilized by marketers as a place to showcase product (great nytimes article on this). There is a blogging bubble. Too many bloggers, too much product, and not enough consumers and money and innovation to sait everyone's appetite. Environmentally it's unsustainable, endless resources going towards creating cheap clothing. Morally it's questionable, with an entire industry of exploited workers in developing nations, which I'll post more about in the coming weeks.

The aftermath of this forthcoming fashion existentialist crisis? Physical inspiration at a more localized level in reaction to the globalization of fashion. Books and magazines I think will come back into "style", as underground zines will push movements into different places and people will clamor to escape into something more unique, more real and in touch with their lives.

I'm going to start posting photographs of things I find in real life that are inspirational. And then I'm going to release a mini magazine at the end of this semester.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

blogger spotlight: boy crush

The yin of my dream blogger yin-yang, Hapsical has a unique perspective, a certain drive, and a detachment from the narcissistic buzz circus of the Blogosphere that has made the whole fashion industry much more accesible, but also less sincere as an art form reflecting lifestyles. He writes about topics close to his heart, free of product pushing mercantilism. Expect mostly Raf Simmons, some interior design, thoughts on the industry, his own travels, his own clothing-- notable past season Raf dredged up from Yahoo Auctions Japan. His style is neo minimalism at its best, mostly devoid of color, emphasis on quality, and influenced heavy by the techno culture of the late 90s, early 2000s.

Monday, July 23, 2012



 Maison Martin Margiela


Raf Simons Autumn 1999 || Disorder-Incubation-Isolation

Left: Asos F/W 2012 Menswear
Right: Something Else Spring Lookbook 2012

Diederik Van der Lee shot by Yasutomo Ebisu for HUge no.16

Givenchy Backstage: Mens' F/W 2013


Marie Piovesan for Céline S/S 2012 by Juergen Teller

Mind-numbing song, beautiful sample.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

inspiration: inter net fas hion

y2k as imagined in 2012

dosage: lofty305

I don't know much about these guys, but I have a good feeling about them. Also the videos pretty rad.

Monday, July 16, 2012

blog spotlight: girl crush

I've gotta get over my quick fashion fixie lifestyle and convert to the holy land: minimalism.

Ivanio Carpio heralds a mix of simplicity and edge at the frontier of style. Her wardrobe is a mix of basic staples and unique pieces, vintage, fast-fashion and designer, creating a uniform that compliments  a less is more lifestyle.

all images via

Daze of Days 2





Christian Lacroix S/S13 Backstage

i-d online

this weekend