February 10th, 2013
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3D printing is the future of manufacture, and it will very soon be commonplace with no exception to fashion. Though some designers are worried that they will be cut out of the design process, much like the professional photographers with the explosion of amateur DSLRs, some are arguing that the technology is the key to a much more creative fashion future.

To illustrate: a video featuring the N12 Bikini from Continuum Fashion, the Morphogenesis Shoe by Pauline van Dongen, and the Seed of Life Corset from Forty West Designs. All of these garments manufactured with 3D printing technology.

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February 10th, 2013
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We didn’t need mid-winter Blizzard Nemo to remind us how sick we are of the cold. With our heating cranked up high, we’re warming up to spring indoors.

(via It may still be snowy outside, but it’s springtime in our apartment)

February 10th, 2013
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Girl crush? Who us? We can usually play off our various affections in a cloud of cool disregard. But when it comes to Françoise, we just can’t help ourselves. One of our all time favourite girls and a source of constant inspiration is the french pop chanteuse Françoise Hardy.  We want her pea coat, her black eyeliner and most of all we want her voice. Plus, her music is a spot-on holiday party choice when the carols are too much. The snaps below should provide ample motivation to live a life plus belle in 2013.
(via Vacation on pl0y.com)

Girl crush? Who us? We can usually play off our various affections in a cloud of cool disregard. But when it comes to Françoise, we just can’t help ourselves. One of our all time favourite girls and a source of constant inspiration is the french pop chanteuse Françoise Hardy.  We want her pea coat, her black eyeliner and most of all we want her voice. Plus, her music is a spot-on holiday party choice when the carols are too much. The snaps below should provide ample motivation to live a life plus belle in 2013.

(via Vacation on pl0y.com)

December 2nd, 2012
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THE SLIP DRESS
Call us crazy, but there are some things that are just eternally cool: black, dresses with boots, Kate Moss circa 1994. There are also some things that are eternally sexy: black, spaghetti straps and silk. Although some may argue it never really left, the slip dress is back in the game, giving us everything good we were too young to pull off in the 90′s.
Day to night dressing has never really appealed to us (office to happy hour accessorising tips are better left in the pages of Good Housekeeping) but the slip dress may have changed our minds. It’s not an expected choice day or night, by making you both overdressed (long dresses can have that effect) and underdressed (simplicity can really throw people) at the same time. 
Don’t mistake this as a reincarnation of the “underwear as outerwear” trend that seems to resurface every few seasons. The slip we’re dealing with is preferably lace-free and covers enough to keep you from looking like you just forgot to put a dress on read: was never actually lingerie.
Our go-to reference for all things of this era, Cher Horowitz, knew a good slip dress– hers made by the king of the silky heap, Calvin Klein. So did John Galliano who made waves with his 1993 collection. Chanel, Armani and Prada got in on it, and a 1996  Vogue issue proclaimed the style one of the “best”  pieces of the time.
It makes as much sense now as it did then – we dug around the archives to prove it.
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THE SLIP DRESS


Call us crazy, but there are some things that are just eternally cool: black, dresses with boots, Kate Moss circa 1994. There are also some things that are eternally sexy: black, spaghetti straps and silk. Although some may argue it never really left, the slip dress is back in the game, giving us everything good we were too young to pull off in the 90′s.

Day to night dressing has never really appealed to us (office to happy hour accessorising tips are better left in the pages of Good Housekeeping) but the slip dress may have changed our minds. It’s not an expected choice day or night, by making you both overdressed (long dresses can have that effect) and underdressed (simplicity can really throw people) at the same time

Don’t mistake this as a reincarnation of the “underwear as outerwear” trend that seems to resurface every few seasons. The slip we’re dealing with is preferably lace-free and covers enough to keep you from looking like you just forgot to put a dress on read: was never actually lingerie.

Our go-to reference for all things of this era, Cher Horowitz, knew a good slip dress– hers made by the king of the silky heap, Calvin Klein. So did John Galliano who made waves with his 1993 collection. Chanel, Armani and Prada got in on it, and a 1996  Vogue issue proclaimed the style one of the “best”  pieces of the time.

It makes as much sense now as it did then – we dug around the archives to prove it.

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December 2nd, 2012
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SECRET CLUB

These older gentlemen all ooze confidence. Maybe it’s the hair colour, or perhaps they’ve all been inducted into some secret club where they hand out answers to some of life’s enigmatic mysteries, but each of these fellows had that air of self-assuredness. While there is more to it than meets the eye, there are definitely some ideas here worth borrowing.

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December 2nd, 2012
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These tights are the only reason we’re getting out of bed in the morning these days. An oversized knit dress and boyish boots keep the polka-dot kitsch from going over the top. Trust us, this is the best alternative to black nylons (even the word is depressing) that you’re going to get.

November 20th, 2012
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WING SHYA, AGAIN

We’ve talked about Wing Shya before, but we’ll talk about him again because the man is some what of a Hong Kong legend who drifts effortlessly between shooting fashion editorials and being an applauded filmmaker. Though his work is varied, it all subtly shows a concurrent underlying theme: a sort of grungy, dystopian romance.

But why him? Well, why else? A good artist explores his environment, but a better one asks questions.  His work interrogates both the pervasive feelings of alienation we get just from being in a city such Hong Kong, as well as the sub-cultures in which we seek refuge. We think his images resonate because of his clever photographic style: almost photo-journalistic while remaining somewhat whimsical. Liken this to nostalgia in the way that you long for something you knew previously to be real, but the more you dwell on the memory, the more you let your imagination decorate it. He treads a dark line between realism and fantasy, or between consciousness and hallucination, that leaches onto our urban anxieties.

Wing Shya is a Hong Kong-based photographer and filmmaker working in fashion, film and art. He started his career as a graphic designer after studying at the Emily Carr Institute in Canada. Upon his return to Hong Kong,Wing Shya set up the Shya-la-la Workshop, an award-winning design studio. He is also the exclusive photographer and graphic designer for Wong Kar Wai’s films including Happy TogetherIn the Mood for LoveEros and 2046Wing Shya contributes to numerous international fashion magazines including i-D and French Vogue and his commercial clients include Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, A Bathing Ape and Nike. Aside from photography, Wing Shya is also a recognised director. He has directed several music videos for artists such as Karen Mok, Eason Chan, Jacky Cheung and Vanessa Mae.

Just take a look at a history of his past work for i-D magazine and you’ll understand why we’re so enthralled with him.

More photos, on http://pl0y.com 

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November 20th, 2012
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OH, MANOLO!

One of our favourite weekend pastimes is scouring the vintage stalls on London’s Portobello Road. We recently spied a pair of 80′s-era Manolo Blahniks whose narrow sole and soft suede were easily recognisable as products of the Spanish gone Brit shoe designer. Although Carrie Bradshaw may have made him a household name in the 90′s, we figure it is pieces like these pink suede booties from the 1986/87 collection that early tastemakers fell for. Chic, cheerful and always elegant, we dug out the visionary’s drawing collection and found the original sketch.

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November 18th, 2012
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Fantastic set of bifocals, acid wash on the pants paired nicely with the heather grey socks and hat. Thought we’d spotted British songwriter-producer Starsmith with this fellow.

(via Casual Friday)

November 18th, 2012
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You may remember this smooth, handsome man tickling the ivories on his Casio keyboard in this moviemaking a young Anne Hathaway swoon.

If not you perhaps by chance caught him in your weekly Sunday night viewing of The O.C., this man’s velvety vocals vibrating on the song Shakin’ with his then band,Rooney. In this episode, the sneaky Oliver Trask plots to steal Marissa away from Ryan, and we are given a taste of what is to become a common reoccurrence on the show, some beautiful music being showcased. Check the clip here, in case you missed it nine years ago. As well, this guy’s older brother, Jason, co-wrote the theme song for the show.

A year or two before his band Rooney’s 2010 album Eureka, he started putting out some top notch 1980′s infused tracks under the moniker Solobob.

Listen up here:  The Victim.   As well, if you can sleuth up two more for yourself on the interweb called, “Heart Attack” and “Give It Up” you will not regret the time spent in doing so.

In 2011 he released his solo album, Double Capricorn, under his own name, dropping the 1980′s veneer and opting for a more contemporary production.

(via Robert Schwartzman – Love Is All Around)

November 8th, 2012
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Okay we admit it. It’s cold (and in some parts of the world, very, very windy)  If last week’s street style didn’t provide adequate inspiration, the dropping temperatures certainly will. Hand knit in Northern Ontario, Canada with Argentinian wool, these scarves are everything we want right now. The thick knit shawls are multipurpose, while the collar is a cozy alternative to fur. Below zero never looked so good.

All products can be ordered from Good Night, Day.

(via Goodnight, Day)

November 8th, 2012
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Now that the election is over and the anxiety has subsided we can get back to concentrating on more important things such as scifi, Channel and glow-in-the-dark watches.

(via For the love of all things Sci-Fi)

November 8th, 2012
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Psst, looking for bags? 
Come see our recommendations over at pl0y.com…
(via Backpackin’)

Psst, looking for bags? 

Come see our recommendations over at pl0y.com…

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November 8th, 2012
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We’re lusting over these modern vectored clutches. Made of diamond shaped laser-cut acrylic and pleather, the clutches faultlessly showcase a growing trend in apparel design: cross breeding industrial manufacturing techniques with traditional tailoring.

The bags are part of the Vectory collection by Baguera; a Portuguese brand founded in 2011 by Jewellery and body sculptor Branca Cuvier.

The clutches come in six colours but we’re personally recommending the sleek black, the mirror and the multicoloured ensembles, seen at the likes of MeMy Mode Fashion Week Paris, Vogue Fashion Night Out Lisbon and Gallery New Values in Berlin. They’re sleek enough to add a futuristic edge to any ensemble, and are subtle enough in colour to easily match.

(via Baguera Vectored Clutches)

November 8th, 2012
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