Saturday, October 15, 2016

very chic

1. Text ripped from Vogue Italia Oct 1993 
2. John Scarisbrick, Deliciae Vitae N2 Spring 2002 
3. My doctor's heavenly trash

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

push it along

1. Typography/design by William Metzig via Lubalin Center Archive (circa ??)
2. Thomas Schenk, Jalouse Nov 1997

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


1. Jack Pierson, Detour magazine, Nov 1997 (model wears John Bartlett)
2. Lucas Samaras, auto-polaroid 1969-71

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Thursday, August 13, 2015

8/15 mood

1. "Future" graphic t-shirt now available from Yesstyle
2. Patricia Piccinini, Game Boys Advanced, 2002
3. Excerpt from Jean Cocteau's Diary of an Unknown, 1953
4. ? Stickpin from the now defunct, Bonwit Teller, 1965, eBay
5. Closeup of an ad for Maxwell Paper by Anton Bruehl, c 1955
6. Le1f in Eckhaus Latta AW14 by André Herrero
7. Union Bay ad, Fall 1997

Sunday, May 31, 2015

way way up

1. Robert Clergerie at Bergdorfs ad, Spring 1984
2. Old Clergeries, eBay
3. Old Barneys NY, eBay
4. Martiniano @ Maryam Nassir Zadeh

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

found me out

1. Mainbocher dress, photo by Hoyningen-Huene, Vogue Paris, 1934
2.  Emporio Armani Magazine n°4, Sept 1990

Monday, March 23, 2015

control plus

WWD, March 22, 1984 | Claude Montana velvet coat over silk robe and pants, WWD, April 20, 1984 | Shamask at Bergdorfs ad, Fall 1982

Friday, March 20, 2015

face value

Thanks to Asian e-tailer Yesstyle...I bring you a fashion love poem.
Embedded codes beneath clothes (usually concealed, obscured, or abstracted) are brought right to the surface.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Victor Hugo x Halston

1975 display, photos by Malan Studio
Halston looking through the window of a 1976 display, photo by Malan Studio

Victor Hugo created the Halston store window displays on Madison Avenue starting in the mid 1970s. Warhol called it street theater, New York magazine called it mayhem, and Hugo simply called the windows his "weekly paintings." Most themes leaned toward the Grand Guignol, with mannequins being used as a site for fantasy, melodrama, and violence.

Just like the style of brutal eroticism in 1970s fashion photography (Bourdin, Newton, Von Wangenheim, Turbeville, etc), many NYC retail windows echoed the same sentiment. Along with Hugo, there was Candy Pratts Price for Bloomingdales and Robert Currie for Bendel's, who all constructed bold narratives that asked more questions than they answered.

Luxury and terror in a fashion image: an unlikely or now obvious pairing? Often appealing nonetheless. Shock and seduction as an allure to purchase. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Parka by Irving of Montreal at Saks, Vogue, Dec 1950 | Waterproof mittens by White Stag at Lord & Taylor,  "zippered so you can keep mittens on, still get at cigarettes, tow tickets," Vogue, Dec 1950

"Paris, this winter, gives a new ballet flavour to the ski-run. Offers: a new look to legs, in pants of black gabardine, tight as tights. A new look to ankles, in red leather straps laced high like a dancer's." Carven, Vogue, Dec 15, 1946

"White rawhide thong (like those in your boots) threads the sack-neck of this black nylon parka; easily pulled on, pulled close." Vogue, Dec 1950

Nylon jacket with removable hood by White Stag at Bloomingdales, Vogue, Dec 1950 | Parka with emblems of Swiss cantons by Irving of Montreal at Saks, Vogue, Dec 1950

"A lift from a Swiss milkman's jacket" by Picard of Sun Valley Idaho at Bloomingdales, Vogue, Dec 1950

Alpaca cape coverall "worn between runs. With collar that's almost a hood." Vogue, Jan 1947

Vogue Paris, 1953? | Lanvin ensemble, Vogue Paris, Jan 1938 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Adidas FW 1986/87 | Ed Ruscha, Strength, 1983 | Alberto Giacometti, Woman of Venice, 1956 | ceramic mirror by Juliette Derel, 1950s