I’ve been obsessed with all these chica Australian designers as of late. When you live in the third world where the weather is nothing but pure torture (though I can’t say that’s the case these days because it’s been raining every day for the past few weeks and I LOOOVE it!!), shopping Australian is the best antidote to the Fall/Winter shopping season in the west. There’s mayyyjah sales everywhere but do I really need another cashmere sweater? No. Do I really need another wool coat? No. But I need tees. I need tank tops. I need shorts. I need fun things I could wear in the third world with ease.
Let’s play a little game on how well you know your Spring 2008 collections! Judging from the photos below (and after the jump), I want to see if you can identify the fashion designer associated with the stage/set. I’ll post the answers tomorrow. Just answer the poll without leaving this browser window. No cheating!!!!
The Brazilians are at it again! Artist Kristofer Paetau made 5 custom, fake Chanel fashion accessories made out of dead rats — a bra, a handbag, a handkerchief, a slip and a pair of shoes and got 5 Brazilian trannies to model them. I’m all for creative expression but what in the world is this? I don’t think the House of Chanel would be pleased if they knew about this. Coco Chanel is rolling in her grave right now as I’m typing this and we all know Uncle Karl is not into Ratatouille!!!!!!
Click click click for more sewer-worthy trannie extravaganza! It’s soo crazy and trashtastic!!
HOLY JUNKO SHIMADA MARC JACOBS! Who knew Suzy Menkes writes for Preview, a fashion magazine in the third world? A friend just forwarded a scan of Suzy Menkes’ article (One Size Fits All) that appeared on this month’s Preview Magazine. I don’t usually read magazines because everything is available online and it’s weird because I remember reading THAT particular piece during fashion week (late September) on the International Herald Tribune website. I know, because I’m one of those many people who are anxiously waiting for Suzy’s reviews…
I love Suzy Menkes but something is not quite right...
What do you think?
Update 4PM – FYI: I got an update via email!!!! According to Pauline Suaco-Juan, Editor-in-Chief
of Preview Magazine, they purchased both articles from New York Times
Special Features, which syndicates the International Herald Tribune in
Proper copyrights, full attribution and credits were made on the issue itself. Enough with the emails already, mmmkay? At least Preview got Suzy in tow! Oi Vey! Haha!
I love Vogue Russia. I really do. In fact, a lot of their covers are so much better than the boring, predictable polly, celebrity-infested covers of the usual American mag rag. I also think their editorials are absolutely stunning. It’s a shame we don’t have Vogue Russia in the third world otherwise I would religiously buy their issues and keep it them archived. Printing scans (from the internet) on glossy paper is not quite the real deal. Anyhoo, I thoroughly enjoyed this fashion editorial from the April 2007 issue. Three things immediately came to mind when I saw some of the pictures.
1) Celebrity Culture 2) It really sucks to be "normal" and I feel terrible for people who try so hard to be normal… or people who want to "blend in" in the sea of sameness. 3) Asia is the new "Out of Africa"!!! You know how like twice or thrice a year, British/American Vogue or what have you, go on a wild expedition somewhere in Africa and take pictures of a white person in haute couture and million-dollar jewels whilst being surrounded by tribe people in their beads, spears and primitiveness? Well, take out the beads and replace them with fake fur, take out the spears and replace them with digital cameras and shove typical Asian consumerism in the picture and what do you get???
Ching ching ching! Click click click for more beautiful photos!
I haven’t updated Fashvids in quite awhile so I’m looking for videos etc. Lookie lookie at what I found — Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 4 Tryouts!
Keep an eye out for that girl from North Africa or god knows where. I think she totally lost the plot. When the guy asked her why she wants to be a model, homegirl said something like modeling will give her the ability to change the world. Right. What a brilliantly executed canned answer. When you’re busy running around doing castings and photoshoots, hopping from one show to the next, and trying to decide whether you should have a tablespoon of raisins or a packet of marlboros for lunch, changing the world is the last thing on your mind. Repeat after me: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MODEL TO CHANGE THE WORLD. HELLA LOOK AT ME. HELLAWWW? I’m doing my share to the human race and I’m no skinny tall bitch.
So Bryanboy, why do you want to be a model?
Me: Well… ummm… I love attention and I want people to like, look at me like, all the time, in videos, billboards, stores and fashion magazines. Can you imagine the furor and the envy from people when they see a huge ass billboard of my plump brown arse in the city? I also want to like, travel all the time and meet lots of like, hot boys and have sex with like, lots of male models. I also love fashion and I want to wear lots of like beautiful clothes and lots of high heels and like, OMG, Chanel, I love Chanel. I also want to meet all the fashion powers that be. Oh did I mention I love fashion? Yeah.
Do I make good reality TV or what?
I say gas them all !!!! Just kidding. Australia’s Next Top Model is the BEST amongst the NTM series. They make America’s NTM look all amateur etc. Don’t even get me started with Philippines’ NTM which turned out to be the biggest television flop in the history of the third world. I’ve seen clips on YouTube and to this date, I still have emotional scars. I seriously feel bad to whoever bought the rights because nobody watched that show other than the people in it. Get a refund from Tyra! LOL.