AMEONNA, RAIN SPIRIT OF JAPAN
A couple weeks ago I asked for some suggestions of Asian folklore for Textbook and got tons of responses, so thanks for that. The first one up is Ameonna, a Japanese rain spirit. Legend has it that she exists as a cloud in the daytime and rain in the evening. Pretty snazzy. Collection wise I was happy to hit up Tsumori Chisato and you know, Rodarte because I use them for everything. Hooray for...
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LAUREN SANTO DOMINGO, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
My latest post for Fashionista, Lauren Santo Domingo, contributing editor to Vogue. Check it outtttt. All images from Vogue UK.
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PERSEPHONE, QUEEN OF HADES
So this past weekend I was boning up on my Greek Mythology, you know by watching Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief because I’m 13 and I thought I’d give Persephone a try. Traditionally she is known as queen of Hades but before that she was just a goddess who was chillin. One day she was hanging out with her nymph friends and Hades kidnapped her. TWIST! Meanwhile,...
BALMAIN FALL '11
I get a lot of shit for supporting Balmain across the board. But good god, this collection was awesome. I’ve been keeping an eye on their menswear and it gets a little better every season. True it is outrageously expensive, but the menswear is much more approachable then womenswear. Plus, it’s exactly the way I like to dress. I do believe I’ll pick up some Balmain come Fall...
I can’t wait to see this, it’s going to be amazing. Every time I see Mr. Cunningham around, I freak out. He’s an institution here in the city and in the fashion world. I think Anna Wintour says it all in the trailer, “I’ve said many times that we all get dressed for Bill…” Can’t wait.
ANNA DELLO RUSSO, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
Hey kids, my latest post for Fashionista is up and ready to go. Click away click away. Leave me hints for next week. All images from Vogue UK.
I NEED SOME HELP GUYS
So lately I’ve been really into Chinese Opera…don’t ask me how it started because I couldn’t tell you. As I was rolling around the city listening to Chinese Opera it made me realize that Asian Literature/History has been SORELY neglected here on Textbook. So if you have any suggestions let me know—folklore, legends, history, stories, mythology, anything is welcome....
SWEENEY TODD, SWEENEY TODD
A long time ago I said I was going to start doing more menswear posts. I haven’t really lived up to that, so here’s my way of making it up to you. Recently I found a new place to get much better images of menswear so the quality issue I was having is fixed, huzzah. Over the weekend somebody left a message in my ask box to do Mrs. Lovett and Sweeney Todd. I love the story and...
MARNI FALL '11
I never really get to show my appreciation for Marni because they don’t do traditional runway shows—which means I can’t Textbook them up. But nevertheless, I always love it. All the clothes are approachable but have that same “Shit, where did you get that?” quality. As per my usual opinion, the outerwear was tops (#2) and I would definitely pick up some of the...
BOTTEGA VENETA FALL '11
I always like Bottega, although it will always be beyond my reach. So far, they have my favorite look from all of the Milan shows, NUMERO DOS above. Along with Burberry and Jil Sander, Bottega has picked up on the color vibe. I don’t know, I don’t really have much else to say…Bottega is always good and I want that coat…too bad it’s like more than $4000.00 All images...
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD FALL '11
I always check out Vivienne Westwood expecting a little bit of theatrics and a very little bit of wearability. Who could forget the collection that was quite literally Derelicte from Zoolander? But her fall ‘11 show was a pleasant surprise. Finely tailored suiting, a nod to her English heritage and plenty of pieces you could do whatever you want with. That cardigan thing up there in #2 is...
RULE OF THREE
Milan is colorful this season. If things keep up, it’s going to be a very bright fall. 1. Bottega Veneta 2. Burberry Prorsum 3. Jil Sander All images from Vogue UK.
ZEGNA FALL '11
Yah, so I want all of this. No commentary. Done. All images from Vogue UK.
BURBERRY FALL '11
As usual, Burberry was a tour de force in outerwear. Then again, that’s what fall shows are really about. The most memorable pieces were definitely the technicolor dream coats that started off the show. This group was patent and bold, a nice change to the often muted outerwear pieces that tend to dull an entire look down. After the vibrant pieces came a more subtle and traditional mix of...
DAISY BUCHANAN, THE GREAT GATSBY
I’ve received tons of requests for a re-style of Daisy Buchanan. She was one of the very first posts I did back in 2009 so she was due. Having been unable to marry Gatsby prior to the story taking place, Daisy found herself a rich and suitable man in Tom Buchanan. However, once Gatsby begins hosting lavish parties and bathing in money, she rekindles their relationship. When her husband...
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DAPHNE GUINNESS, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
My latest post for Fashionista is good to go! Enjoy Daphne Guinness, as you might expect there’s some Gareth Pugh, some McQueen and all kinds of awesome. Get to it. Hop to it. All images from Vogue UK.
CHRISTINE DAAE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Ever seen Phantom of the Opera on Broadway or on film? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. I think we first saw it when we were kids. It’s a pretty spooky story about a tortured hipster that dwells beneath the Paris Opera House. When new management comes in, things start getting a little crazy. What unfolds is a tale of murder, chandeliers, love and toy monkeys! The heroine of the...
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ZELDA, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
I love nintendo, I really do. For many years it replaced friends in my life and to a degree it still does. Also, I look extremely graceful playing the Wii, it’s like a dance. Anyway…the holy grail of Nintendo titles for me has always been the Legend of Zelda. From NES, to gameboy, to SNES, to N64, to Wii and everything in between it’s fucking amazing. The story’s heroine...
KATE LANPHEAR, TEXTBOOK FOR FASHIONISTA
Ahoy Textbook friends. I’m stoked to let the cat out of the bag (again, whoops I posted it for 3 minutes yesterday) about this Fashionista Jonie that starts today. I’ll be posting over there each week, but instead of doing characters from books and history, I’ll be doing fashion industry people. We chose Kate Lanphear, Senior Style Director of Elle to start because she’s...
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If you’re on tumblr, I’m hoping you have the deep appreciation for The Addams Family that I do. After all, before there was Lydia Deetz, there was Wednesday Addams. I think I may have watched Addams Family Values over 100 times as a kid which may explain my cynical nature. I too longed to destroy Camp Chippewa. Anyway, this is Morticia, Matriarch of the Addams clan. Nobody pulls off a...
CHACHA DIGREGORIO, GREASE
Since you all loved Sandy, I thought I’d take a stab at ChaCha. Who could forget how she stole the spotlight from Sandy at the National Bandstand competition, or that crazy dress she wore. Alas, I could not find a dress to match her light blue on black with crazy ruffles and fishnet ensemble. 1. Riding in the wannabe Greased Lightning with the Evil Danny Zukko Jacket by Burberry Prorsum,...