October 8, 2009

good stuff

sukiyaki western django wasnt that great as a movie but the costumes were even better than id anticipated. one of the early scenes where these guys came out literally gave me goosebumps

i couldnt find any highres images but this short clip should give you a good idea of how michiko kitamura mixed traditional japanese aesthetics with cowboy and yakuza gear... please have a look, the costumes really are breathtaking

im guessing this guy is a michiko kitamura fan as well

some katsuya kamo for junya hair art images i had saved on my desktop

i just finished watching TOKYO! this wasnt too good either in my opinion but what i did like was the closing theme by HASYMO, a group which includes the original members of the popular japanese 80s band YMO like ryuichi sakamoto
i think it perfectly captures the lonely but comfortable feeling you get walking around in a busy city

i usually check out the shows pretty thoroughly but i dont think ive commented on them for a while.
i wanted to this time because... holy shit alexander mcqueen. mcqueens shows are always beautiful but they are usually too dark and heavy for my taste.
but this time. wow. even though it's grotesque and makes you feel a bit uneasy in that characteristically mcqueen way, it's also very very bright and vivid. and a lot of it evokes real feelings of change.. you can see that the collection begins on the ground with earthy colors, then moves underwater and travels deeper and deeper. it's serene, mysterious, a bit scary.. but exciting

wish id been there

(i got super excited cuz a few months ago i dreamt about wearing a jellyfish backpack dress that kind of looked like one of the last dresses in the show)

truly good stuff. cheers!!!

PS. my other spring favorites were christopher kane and rodarte. cdg and vivienne westwood were packed with stuff i could picture myself wearing. driesvannoten was beautiful as usual. bernhard willhelm toned it down a bit but looks ok. prada was soso and lets face it balenciaga was a big fat bore.

October 3, 2009

yo im really happy for you and imma let you finish but

i am still not in the mood to wear much black. hopefully youll see me wearing this sheepskin vest over my collarless beige trench with neon yellow boots this fall. light neutrals with neon is always fun right?

i saw l'annulaire (the ring finger) yesterday. it's a french film based on a short story by the japanese writer akiko ogawa. i thought it was beautiful. the story had no big plot or anything but the mood and the music and especially the costumes were really great. fitted knit cardigans and soft knee length skirts paired with suede sneakers...and great color combinations.im very interested in the costume designer Pascaline Chavanne now.

when i bought a pair of pointy heeled trekking boots to wear with my trench, i realized that i was subconciously referring to this photo (from 2003, bravo chloe)...so weird how images can reappear in your head years after you see them

i guess what i like is the neutrality of this look. i love my streetwear designers and all, but i think im really going to start to make the effort to mix them up with more anonymous/thrift/vintage stuff.

im in a really experimental mood with my clothes right now... one thing that i havent tried much yet is classic/romantic european style so i got this philip treacy hat the other day. i think treacy makes headpieces for mcqueen? im not too familiar with hats but i think i like it. im gonna wear it with something like a long coat and vintage tee to tone it down though

and like i said i have this urge to wear lots of cream/beige/white/nudes with a splash of bright color somewhere. lime green is such a nice color. and it's about fucking time i got a pair of tabis ! !!

this outfit has also been on my mind again lately. i think he is a well known hair&make up artist but i cant remember his name

the reason this post is ssoo incoherent is i had a ton of draft posts saved (still have a lot left) so randomly put a bunch together. gonna go watch sukiyaki western django now. im excited ive been dying to see it forever! michiko kitamura's costumes should be incredible as always