I love Balmain and all but this Balmain-mania has to stop. First you’ve got Team Vogue Paris as in Emmanuelle & Co. sporting the goods fresh off the runway. Then you’ve got the boatload of fashion bloggers recreating the Balmain look for less with their bleached ripped jeans and now the celebrity brigade have joined the bandwagon too. There’s Michael Jackson in that swarovski-studded t-shirt, Beyonce in that black Balmain jacket and now Rihanna in the denim military jacket. This is too much. Wayy too much. Perhaps it’s just me but I feel like the universe is shoving Balmain down my throat.
How does Rihanna (who, btw, is TOTALLY channeling Michael Jackson with THAT hair) make you feel?
I don't know about you but I like to think I'm desensitized to everything that goes online. If you record a "reaction video" of me looking at every imaginable internet meme out there (from 2 girls 1 cup and 1 guy 1jar to meat spin and goatse.cx) chances are, the most you can get is a flat face and the words "ok, next".
Until now. Well, yesterday because that's when I got the email.
Warning: please be 18 and over when you click THIS link to see the video. It is NOT SAFE FOR WORK.
Average Joe vs High Fashion Fall/Winter 2009 Collections Part 2
I know this video is approximately 10 minutes long so it can be a pain to watch (or should I say listen) but trust me when I say you’ll burst into laughter towards the 2nd half and until the very end of this video. Twenty-year old Brandon from Brandon, Florida is highly opinionated and boy he has some interesting comments about Lanvin, Louis Vuitton and Missoni.
Lanvin apparently went overbudget and bought belts from Target’s sales racks. Olga Sherer is a “microchip” model. Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 is a Mickey Mouse look-a-like contest and Missoni is Lord of the Rings meets King Arthur.
“It’s a raincoat over a bra. It looks like this was pitched to the lonely girls who like, she can’t find a boyriend but she still wants to feel like a guy gave her a coat.” – Brandon/20/Florida
Oh and one last thing: your new word of the day is TARGETY.
More to follow in a few days…
PS. I *LOVE* this project! It’s soo refreshing to talk to non-fashiony people about fashion to be honest.
Average Joe vs High Fashion Fall/Winter 2009 Collections Part 1
“Non-fashion people have fashion feelings, too” is back! My obsession with the Average Joe and their commentary about today’s fashions continues. I had an interesting conversation last night with a heterosexual non-fashion guy about Balmain, Balenciaga and Givenchy.
“My knowledge of the fashion industry as far as that goes, is that the uglier it is, the more expensive it usually is.” – Sal, 21, New Jersey
Enough Heidi Montag. I just bought this track on iTunes and I’m obsessed! I’m a fan of Friendly Fires and their track Skeleton Boy is such a feel-good song! I’m gonna play it on my iPod the next time I mince down the streets.
I close my eyes on the dance floor…I forget about you. I lose myself in flashing colors, I’ve gotta see it through.
You’re too much, I take it that we’re over. Should we even care at all? Too much, too much. Let’s shake hands and say goodbye. Your love is out… believing despite the loss. Give me your hand… let’s face this night and see it through. Your love is out… believing despite the loss. Give me your hand… let,s face this night and see it through.
I know I *sometimes* provide mp3 download links I gathered from the net as a courtesy to internet freeloaders but I leave it to YOUR conscience (if you have one) to support the artist by buying their tracks on iTunes. I know I do so don’t be such a cheapskate. GO!