Monday, January 20, 2014

gender according to jw anderson



Gender is so passe.

Why is it even a topic of discussion? It will always, and will be, a topic of discussion if we continue to divide the men's and women's collections right? Will amalgamating the two really be an answer in combatting "gendered" clothing? Probably not.

Dazed magazine moseyed over to J.W. Anderson fall 2014 collection to further discuss a world of post-gender. Anderson stated that "I feel that in a modern culture, if it's about gender then it's a very dated concept. I wanted to achieve something awkward, less comfortable." Men in high heels is not fucking awkward and does not make me feel less comfortable. It's fucking amazing and I want the stark white pair.

I concur to Anderson's thoughts and the idea is, idealistic in a society that is secured on galvanizing  controlled gender. Everybody has an agenda with gender. Corporations have an agenda with gender. Have you wandered through those pink and blue toy aisles? I could essentially use my gender to oppress those of the opposite sex. G.I. Joe has weapons and Barbie, depending on what collection, has a divine set of Louboutins. I won't oppress, but society has structured it in my favour. Does gender have a purpose? Biologically, sure. But when referring to the socially constructed connotations of masculinity and femininity, then yes, we have to progress and look beyond dated visions.

Essentially, Anderson sums it up: "It's not gender for me, it's just clothing."

Thursday, January 16, 2014

is this the face of tax evasion?


Get it? Get it??

Alright, tax evasion is not a laughing matter and it's serious shit. Miuccia Prada, Ph.D. and her husband Patrizio Bertelli were under investigation for tax evasion from Italian tax authorities. Lets not shit on Prada's parade because this campaign is glorious.

According to Forbes, the couple paid a settlement of 420 million euros and probably a few Spring/Summer 14 pieces for good measure. Like most white collar crime, you can always hire enough PR to pacify media and pay authorities enough to avoid the orange jumpsuit. Like Martha Stewart, I'm sure Prada and Bertelli will be back to business as usual.

But wait... They're still under tax investigation and I'm hoping this taxing circumstance will manifest itself in Fall 2014.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

trends in campaigns: carven



I streamed two episode of Girls last night and it was just fucking melancholic as ever. I know Shosh is going through some soul searching epiphany, but couldn't she have like done a fish-tail braid or something of that complexity?

Carven commissioned Belgian super babe Guerrino Santulliana to front their Spring/Summer 2014 ad campaign looking astonishingly bright and playful. Can we discuss for a bajillion minutes about those high-waisted cropped denim? High-waisted pants are no longer for the female 20-something. Guiseee, we can pull off the high-waisted pants given that we properly tuck our John Thomas. (That's euphemism for cock, FYI.) We should all oblige to throw on a boxy top and then frolic in a garden of surreal botanicals.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

will your photo-op be as good as this one?



Alexander Skarsgard shits in the South Pole and causes an internet frenzy. I shit in my toilet and sometimes it causes the toilet not to flush. We have already seen his cold blooded flesh playing hunky Eric Northman in True Blood. So what is the big fucking deal?

What I want to know is do you use 2 or 3 ply and what are you reading?

Tell me now or just glamour me forever!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

for you grindr enthusiasts



Men's London Collections are strutting down the runway as we speak and sometimes cock just inspires the designer in us. Well, more like the app Grindr. I am not going to bother to elaborate because every gay man should know what it is. If you don't, I wish I was you. As for heterosexuals, get yourself a GBFF.

Holy fuck. I need to get myself a FUN NOW! jumper.

Why couldn't gays just say: "you're horny, I'm horny, lets fuck".

Babe on the right. BABE.

(I HEART YOU!)

a sneaker that doesn't wreak of hypebeast


But will it be approved by urban 20 somethings?

I've been salivating for a pair of Common Projects Achilles for some time now and I think I just found its competitor. Acne Studios White Adrian Sneaker is minimalistic, sterile, and at a cool $375, it's $100 cheaper than the aforementioned CP's.

You're basically shoplifting.

I'm going to sport these to the premiere of Looking.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

hey, you, yeah, with the headpiece


Peppermint latte and a fudge brownie: $7 with tip.

Overhearing a business transaction about headpieces: almost priceless.

This business transaction involved the designer and the business woman conversing about headpieces for women. Women have fascinators they can wear to exclusive royal weddings, funerals and tea time. Did I mention funerals?! And then you have those ornate things that sit on or around your noggin. They are ubiquitous as ever when it comes to: music festivals, urban cities, a trip to Urban Outfitters, millennia's, etc.

Perry thought, why are men not donning these fancy head contraptions? Sure, we have headbands, but we don't want to look like a Juno movie 24/7. Perhaps, it will make us appear effeminate, high-maintenance and gay. OMG! GAY! Like, calm the fuck down.

It's really about where we occupy space when choosing to wear elaborate, or not so elaborate headpieces. At Burning Man, fuck yeah. At a Lady Gaga concert, is that even a question. To Whole Foods, only if it's organic. To the premiere of Girls next Sunday on your sofa, obvi.

Headpieces will be a thing this year for men. I call it right now.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

copywriting, it's not like writing in your journal




I always fathomed what a career (any career) in FASHUUN would look like and so far my search has been pretty bleak. What interests me with a blog is that I have this fascist type creative control in how I wish to publish what I want, in the tone of my choosing. I am not promoting fascism. I am encouraging you to be your authentic-self like you should have been in your freshmen year of high school.

SSENSE: my dream wardrobe curated almost daily just for my viewing pleasure. How do you not get aroused when a set of Christopher Kane printed pieces get posted? When pieces get disclosed, there's a lot of labour into publishing. There's stock photos, models, make up and what I am solely interested in is: copywriting. Writing for commodity.

They're currently hiring a copywriter. I've never been a copywriter, but I feel like I could be a good copywriter. I know the difference between colours and the definition of opaque and transparent. Qualified, I tell you. This is my chance to put all the essays I've written in college and university to good use. Of course, I am going to have to figure out how to shorten a 5000 word essay into five sentences, max. Okay, facetious copywriting is en route.

1. Markus Lupfer Blue and Black Leopard Colourblocked Sweatshirt: Have you seen a colourblocked sweatshirt this amazing in your life? No, because you haven't lived until you live in what could cause a seizure. It's 100% cotton (amaze) and suitable to wear when swapping dic pics.

2. Saint Laurent Red Plaid Shirt: You are Canadian and yes, you love plaid. However, you're no northern Canadian. You are either from Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal and you wear Saint Laurent made of 100% wool and it's made in Italy for your pleasure. Then, you can tell all your friends that you bought it on sale. Sale. (Still pretty steep when you could have went to the now closed Zellers.)

3. Givenchy White Bambi Crewneck Sweater: Here's the gist: we all want to look like Amanda Seyfried via Givenchy fall 2013 campaign. Just don't forget to belt it. Everything is made in Portugal and that's excellent. Factory tour soon?

4. Saint Laurent Blue Suede Paris Pumps: Okay, ladies, it's pretty disgusting that society marginalizes you, but that income gap is ever so decreasing. Teeny tiny. There's statistics! (Somewhere, I'm sure.) But when you feel like you need to gain what you need by getting pretty: blue suede pumps! It hold powers. Those chauvinistic pigs are probably donning square toed shoes. It's not on sale, but with that promotion, maybe?

Photos: SSENSE