Wednesday, October 8, 2014

past go

Some 90s activewear inspo from WWD, featuring mystery brands that probably no longer exist...

 1.By Taylor, Aug 1, 1996 | 2. BodyWave, Feb 18, 1997
3. Weekend Exercise, Dec 4, 1997 | 4. Aerodynamic, Aug 28, 1995
5. Confetti, Aug 1, 1996 | 6. San Francisco City Lights, Aug 1, 1995
7. Crunch Gear, Dec 8, 1994 

Sunday, September 21, 2014


1. Bonnie Cashin pantsuit, leather and wool, 1960

2. Jigsaw FW98 ad, photo by Juergen Teller

3. Zoran cashmere silk sweater, Vous Officer pants, 
Vogue, June 1984, photo by Oliviero Toscani

4. Rex leather belt, L'Officiel 155, 1934

5. Le Trani Episode, Louise Bourgeois, 1971

Thursday, September 11, 2014


1. Dog with Human Head, painted wawa wood, 1999, Stephan Balkenhol

2. Under arm, Norbert Schoerner, The Face, Nov 1996

3. Elsa Triolet necklace, disks imitating mother of pearl, 1930s

Triolet was a Russian born, French writer who for a brief period from 1929-early 1930s, designed jewelry for couturiers to support herself and husband/poet Louis Aragon. She was known for her use of diverse and unusual materials. Most notably she created a porcelain necklace resembling aspirin for the house of Schiaparelli in 1931.

4. Sybilla bag, 1980s 

5. Lauryn Hill in Levis, 1999

Friday, August 8, 2014

over theirs

  "Backpack Hype" feature, The Face, Oct 93

Photographed by Alexi Tan, Styled by Jeannine Umrigar

1-2: Timberland
3. Union
4. Polo Ralph Lauren

Clothing by A.P.C.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


1. Dutch #40, 2002, Photographed by Matthias Vriens, styled by Timothy Reukauf
2. Spring Break 1982-83 by Keith McManus
3. Blur, 1990
4. Supreme ad, 1996 by David Shadi Perez
5. Gap jeans ad, 1998


1. Image from Hugo/Hugo Boss catalogue, SS99, photographed by Liz Collins, Art Directed by Marc Ascoli  
(I will forever be inspired by the catalogues/campaigns Marc created in the 80s-90s for Yohji and Jil Sander.)
2. Elaine Constantine for The Face, 1997
3. Ad by Miles Aldridge for Isabella Rossellini's short-lived cosmetics line "Manifesto," 1999
4. Y's Yohji Yamamoto lookbook, SS01, Max Vadukul, via November Books

Sunday, July 6, 2014

- - - -

 Contrast stitching at the Prada "Men's" SS15 collection reminded me of this 1970s skirt I own. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

the march

     1. Ruffo jacket + embrace, Vogue Italia, Sept 1997, photo by Peter Lindbergh
     2. Vintage Matsuda Nicole dress coat from eBay
     3. Geoffrey Beene 2pc suit, 1973 via MET collection
     4. Claude Montana shoe, SS00 via firstview
     5. Schiaparelli enamel heart and swords brooch, 1939
     6. Matsuda shirt/dress combo, WWD, Nov 17 1993

     (P.S. I am now live on Twitter!!!)


 When I think of street style photography, a name that instantly comes to mind is Shoichi Aoki's. You may have seen his photos of Harujuku teenagers in the cult Japanese magazine he founded called, FRUiTs. Aoki also created another publication in 1985 called, STREET, showcasing street style in London, and during fashion week in Paris and NYC. He was the sole photographer of the magazine until 1997. 80s and 90s back issues are pretty rare, so when scans do appear online I get pretty excited. The images above are from STREET #53, 1993.
 [via erik modesvu]

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

slouch on by

slouch on by

 Margiela shirt
MiH jeans
Adidas superstar 2 sneakers
The Row bag
Beauty & Youth socks
Issey Miyake watch
Carved bone ring from 1stdibs 

after laughter

  Acne Studios sweatshirt
 Miyake PLEATS PLEASE pants
90s DKNY sandals from eBay
Marni bag
Silva/Bradshaw ring
Antique ring from Erie Basin

Sunday, May 18, 2014

u a hot boy

This H&M boys sweatshirt is actually very sexy.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


1: Ad from Emporio Armani Magazine #7, 1992 / 2: Now-Then, Viviane Sassen, from Die Son Sien Alles
3. Madame Agnès sun hats, photos by Horst, Vogue, Jan 1935
4. Untitled (Beach Equipment), Paul Outerbridge, c. 1936 / 5. Blond Girl 2, Elad Lassry, 2010
6. Photo by Bruce Weber, 2000 / 7. Photo by Bernard Pesce, Zoom magazine, Summer 1985
9. Taryn Manning in LA, Lauren Greenfield, January 1999, from Girl Culture

Friday, May 2, 2014

hey lover

Testino-lensed spread for Dutch #22, 1999, accompanied w/some very wise captions.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

insert any miguel song here

1. Photo from Surf Story series, Elfie Semotan
2. Beach braids via Poorly Dressed
3. Diptychs are boring…paint me a triptych,  2011, Alistair Frost
4. Catalina men's swim trunks, LIFE, June 6, 1941
5. Perry Ellis 2pc look, Vogue, November 1983
6. René Boivin starfish pin, Harper's Bazaar, 1938

Monday, April 7, 2014

red, hot and blue

Schiaparelli fingerless gloves + Picasso's Blue Boy painting +
Verdura for Paul Flato cigarette case made of diamonds, sapphires and rubies. It was specially made for Cole Porter (a very good friend/customer of Verdura's) who gifted it to wife, Linda for the opening of his musical "Red, Hot and Blue" in 1936. 

Vogue, February 1937, photo by Horst
Cigarette case design sketch by Verdura via jewels du jour

Friday, April 4, 2014

2001 leftovers

Left over contents from my sister's RISD portfolio case:
Drink lid | tarnished pyramid stud earring | black light body glitter | 
photo of a friend | whistle | metallic bangle | Advil | glow sticks 

Thursday, April 3, 2014


"Mr. Simons has a gift for abstracting ideasfrom music, art
and making the results seem not merely new but also concrete." 

BLESS N°10, Scarfs Unlimited, Nov 1999   /
Christian Dior FW14

Prada briefs, 1999

1. Dutch #23, Sept/Oct 1999, photo by Matthias Vriens
2. i-D, Dec 1999, photo by Collier Schorr (dress is Prada as well)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

backstage 2000-01

 1. DKNY FW00 /  2. Marni FW00 / 3. Antonio Berardi FW00
4. Jill Stuart FW00 / 5. Calvin Klein FW00 / 6. Gucci SS00
7.+8. Marithe & Francois Girbaud SS00 / 9. Pucci SS01
10. Chanel FW01 / 11. Alberta Ferretti FW01 / 12. Vivienne Tam SS01

[via Firstview]