Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

essential hockey fan #2

random out of the blue costumes... check


so watching the half-pipe the other night and i was so amused by the french teams fake mustaches. i looked around a bit and apparently ive been under a rock because the fake stache has been flourishing in the accessories department - like the american apparel mask and the necklace below it. now if only i could catch someone pulling this off without being pretentious i would be vurry happy!

essential hockey fan #1

canadian flag paraphernalia - check

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

essential vancouver- house

wood paneled exterior, part boat house part house house, on granville island facing false creek, the yaletown condos and north mountains, with a canadian flag in the window... don't worry i'm sure this is occupied by an owner of an independent record label, who used to teach snowboarding to children, and his wife who plays bass guitar and also is the graphic designer of all the covers. On Sundays they do yoga next door, then they go shopping with their kids for the next week's (organic) groceries which sipping on chai lattes.
But that's just a hunch.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

To Mr. McQueen

As many of you will know, Alexander McQueen passed away yesterday morning.
This has been quite a shock for the fashion world. It has also caused me sadness and concern over the future of the fashion industry. Alexander McQueen was one of the last designers who worked on an artistic level. He didn't produce shows for consumers. However over the past years the fashion industry has pushed towards clothing lines which are meant for mass production, and there has been a movement away from couture and other artistic lines.
I hope Alexander McQueen's death draws attention to the mechanization of the industry, and the loss of passion, love, fantasy, theater, craftsmanship and above all art which he so loved to use in his shows.

This dress which i show above (without a wearer) is made to expand and contract based on the air in the room. It is quite grand and very well made. It is a work of art.
I hope that this designer, and many others continue to push the industry back to its artistic roots. Do not let Alexander's work be forgotten.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

plaid polo

here's some more plaid! funny how this same shirt on someone else would be punk, but on him its more traditional.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

plaid scarf

a simple plaid (slash tartan... not quite sure on the difference- but im looking into it i promise!) scarf for you today. his cape is quite amazing. he told me he got it vintage and that it used to be a british cop's uniform- the numbers on the collar is the cops employee number.

oddly enough this isnt the only cape ive seen on a man... its apparently all the rage for film and foundation students.... look into it!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

plaid flannel

what did i say? i think im going to be unstoppable with this canadiana...

let the plaid begin!

how could i not show plaid for the olympics? i warn you this is only the first-

just take a look at the details in her pants- its awesome! there are buttons going up all the way in the back