Feb 27, 2009
Feb 25, 2009
Open minded shopping is always the way to go. Judging a store is never good. Payless is one of those stores that is pretty much killed in reputation. When buying a pair of shoes from payless I never deny it, cause the shoes are always very well complimented. Like a pair of military boots a got a few month ago, people never believe they're from payless. Now, those boots weren't exactly in the cheap price range you usually see at payless. They cost me about $35 or $40, which is still cheap 'cuase the boots I really wanted from Macy's or Nine West were over $150. Payless has come a long way, I would say, from it's 90s reputation of bad function and some really bad designs. Now they have teamed up with Christian Siriano and made some really nice heels. Obviously, they wont be $20, $30 or maybe even in the $50 range. Will this be something that people will actually go for?
Here is a random letter I found reading through this "issue" (its not the end of the wourld, ya know?)
But its a really funny and pretty accurate letter that someone wrote.
Sunday, December 21, 2008Dear Payless Shoe Source:
You think you’re hot shit, don’t you, Payless?
How else to explain the fact that you are attempting to charge $75 for FAUX SUEDE PIRATE BOOTS?
What gives, Payless? Have you been dating above your class, or something? Did you have a fling with a Louboutin and think that’s your world now? Because I have news for you, Payless: IT’S NOT.
I’ve always been your biggest proponent, Payless. Ever since that cold blustery day when I was on my way to work, and the rain was basically falling horizontally, and I, not wanting to ruin my pricey flats, stepped in out of the cold into your warm, pleather and vinyl-scented embrace. Yes, you were the only shoe store open at that time of the morning, but still. I gave you a chance. I bought a pair of cheap shoes that, to my surprise, were among my most-complimented heels. They wormed their way into my wardrobe rotation…AND MY HEART. Even when popular opinion branded you cheap, crappy and generally the footwear equivalent of Bad Idea Jeans, I championed your wares. Sure, one runs the risk of losing a heel in a sewer grate while wearing them, or perhaps tearing an ankle strap in public, but I found all of that to be part of the excitement! I never knew WHAT was going to happen, but if something DID go awry, I was only out $25, tops, and I had a story, to boot! (Heh. Boot.)
Which brings me to today, Payless. I’ll admit, you're not generally the first place I look for boots (or the last), for that matter, but I was online, and one click led to another. I was curious. After all, I reasoned, you’d just brought the most perfect pair of black t-strap heels into my life…
So perhaps you’d also have some cheap-ass booties for me? I’m admittedly not sold on The Whole Booties Thing, you see, and have a hard time envisioning myself wearing them without looking like an extra in Little House on the Prairie. Of course, I figured that you, Payless, would have the perfect pair for me to test-drive this latest trend without committing to it completely, by which I mean, “shelling out a ludicrous amount of cash, only to openly weep about the stupidity of the purchase in six month’s time, much like I did after the Great Jellies Resurgence of ‘95.”
I clicked through a few pages of boots, when one pair stopped me cold, and my jaw dropped. The boots were knee-high, faux suede, and would not look unbefitting on Captain Hook. It was not the appearance of the boots, however, that elicited such a reaction, but rather the price. Though they were presently on sale for $49.99, apparently, at some point in the recent past, they were SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS.
Payless. PAYLESS. Come on now. You’re the cheap, plastic shoe place. NOTHING MORE. And yes, I’m aware that Pat Field of Sex and the City fame
slapped her name ondesigned these bad boys, but that does not make this okay. We all have aspirations, Payless. Hell, I’d love to be on any number of competitive dance shows. But I know in my heart (and my unlying, uncoordinated hips) that it is not to be. And likewise, Payless, you too should take a step back, just for a moment, and remember your roots: The roots of delightful bargain pleather footwear, and not freaky faux suede boots (described as “supple,” no less) costing nearly as much as a pair of flats from J. Crew.
Get it together, Payless.
With warm wishes for the holiday season,
Feb 24, 2009
"Before grey was the new brown, before Kate Moss, grunge and heroin chic, there was a fashion moment that bore Pam Hogg's signature. At a time when Britannia was generally considered uncool and fashion stars of the future such as John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney were still learning to cut patterns, Hogg was one of the few British designers whose clothes could be found in the international editions of Vogue"PAM HOGG at the LFW
Source: Facebook and telegrapuk
Feb 23, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
I just copy pasted the whooooooooooooole thing from MISSBEHAVE MAg.
It's a classic.
Conversation from the vid:
|harry:||i love you.|
|sally:||how do you expect me to respond to this?|
|harry:||how about you love me, too?|
|sally:||how about, i'm leaving.|
|harry:||doesn't what i said mean anything to you?|
|sally:||i'm sorry, harry. i know it's new year's eve. i know you're feeling lonely, but you just can't show up here, tell me you love me, and expect that to make everything all right. it doesn't work this way.|
|harry:||well, how does it work?|
|sally:||i don't know, but not this way.|
|harry:||how about this way? i love that you get cold when it's seventy-one degrees out. i love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. i love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're lookin' at me like i'm nuts. i love that after i spend the day with you, i can still smell your perfume on my clothes. and i love that you are the last person i want to talk to before i go to sleep at night. and it's not because i'm lonely. and it's not because it's new year's eve. i came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.|
|sally:||(feeling manipulated but also melting) you see. that is just like you, harry. you say things like that, and you make it impossible for me to hate you, and i hate you, harry. i really hate you. i hate you.|
Another conversation that I'm sure a lot of people can relate to:
Harry Burns: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Sally Albright: Why not?
Harry Burns: What I’m saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can’t be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Sally Albright: That’s not true. I have a number of men friends and there is no sex involved.
Harry Burns: No you don’t.
Sally Albright: Yes I do.
Harry Burns: No you don’t.
Sally Albright: Yes I do.
Harry Burns: You only think you do.
Sally Albright: You say I’m having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Harry Burns: No, what I’m saying is they all WANT to have sex with you.
Sally Albright: They do not.
Harry Burns: Do too.
Sally Albright: They do not.
Harry Burns: Do too.
Sally Albright: How do you know?
Harry Burns: Because no man can be friends with a woman that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with her.
Sally Albright: So, you’re saying that a man can be friends with a woman he finds unattractive?
Harry Burns: No. You pretty much want to nail ‘em too.
Sally Albright: What if THEY don’t want to have sex with YOU?
Harry Burns: Doesn’t matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
Sally Albright: Well, I guess we’re not going to be friends then.
Harry Burns: I guess not.
Sally Albright: That’s too bad. You were the only person I knew in New York.
Feb 21, 2009
I want their book and love there work. They remind me a bit of David Lachapelle.
But no so much really.
"Kings of cult and pop
Pierre et Gilles create dreamy portraits that transport their subjects--as well as the viewers--into an alternate world where camp, pop, burlesque, religion, and eroticism mingle in perfect harmony. Creating the sets themselves, and with Pierre as photographer and Gilles as painter/elaborator, they create one-of-a-kind artworks of an unmistakably original style. A host of stars has passed before their lens, such as Iggy Pop, Madonna, Marc Almond, Nina Hagen, Catherine Deneuve, Laetitia Casta, Marilyn Manson, Mireille Mathieu... though many of their portraits also feature unknowns.
Marking the 30th anniversary of their collaboration, the Jeu de Paume in Paris is hosting a retrospective of their work from June to September, 2007.Much more than just an exhibition catalog, this book brings together all of the 130 works included in the exhibition as well as an additional 170 pieces focusing on the past ten years. Also included is a tribute text by the artist Jeff Koons. What better way to (re)discover the work of Pierre et Gilles"
Feb 18, 2009
Well, starting off, This last 2 weeks have been filled with work, and emotional draining. PMS came STROOOOOOONNNNNGGGGG. I thought I was gonna go mad. When the Big M hits it usually affects me emotioanlly. But this month it wanted to kill me. I fill my head with stupid thoughts. Then the Big M leaves, and im usually left feeling worse because I start thinking that nobody wants to be around me or be friends with me. I really love my friends, my BFFS. I really don't know what i would do without them.
Im afraid. I don't know why I'm always so afraid.
I think thats all I'm going to vent for today.
Speacially cause I'm not making any sense and
I'm talking about things here bien por encima.
Thank you fo reading.
Feb 17, 2009
Feb 15, 2009
My initial post was going to be about Hervé Léger on his 09 collection at the Mercedes Benz fashion week. Realllyyy loved the collection. Simplicity and details. Some of the forms of the dresses reminded me on the basic silhouettes on McQueen's dresses in his controversial animal Paris runway show.
Still as I changed my mind and decided to shift the focus of the post to Maison Martin Margiela. First of all, his site really took me back to '98 or '99 when web pages where really basic and navigating the site meant going through little folder icons back and forth, that was a treat :P. A well made video on Dazed and Digital left me wanting to share it here. I've seen Margielas designs before and I've always been a fan, but the video pays special detail to the pieces and just portrays them in a way that enhances the collection even more. Below are a few pics of the The 20th anniversary show and you can see the video here.
Feb 14, 2009
This shoot features clothing made by an EAP fashion student named Jarisbeth. She came to me needing some pictures of her outfits, a moodel, a photographer and a graphic designer. So I helped on all of those areas. I may not be the best model but at least she was pleased with the final outcome. THANK GOD cause everything here was pushed out like going to labor in only 2 and a half hours.
I think miracles can happen.
Feb 13, 2009
“Sadly enough, there‘s no medicine for a sick earth. But each of us can contribute something for our world to feel better.”
"Loving the snow? Try sleeping in it."
*For the link to each page click on the quote above each picture