Archive for the ‘EXORBITANT’ Category


Witches Of The Waste

November 8, 2009




Lately, I have found myself bored with the fashion world. The immense amount of repetition has been getting me down. But ever since I laid eyes on the work of Serbian designer, Marko Mitanovski, my interest has been once more set aflame.

Never before have I seen such a perfect resurrection of fashion elements from long ago. His pieces simply drip inspiration, original to the core. I hope with all my might that these ideas trickle down the chain into some ready-to-wear versions.

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Sinister Strumpets

November 3, 2009

I’m aware that it’s a little last minute for a Halloween post, but better late than never.

Модная съемка от Тима Бертона

Trend Shooting of Tim Burton

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Grand Gorget

August 14, 2009


Truly, Miu Miu knows the way to my heart, with titanic collars. 


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Vital Acquisitions

July 14, 2009

Recently, I have come to accept that Etsy is a viable source for clothing acquisition. In the past, I wrote the website off as a gathering of silly crafts, but these designers have changed my mind.

I need everything in this post, stat!

Disapora Cage Top $175 ~Louise Black Corset $189.50OctopusMe Earrings $120

Post Tattoo Socks $13 ~ OctopusMe Necklace $65 ~  Disapora Cage Dress $185

OctopusMe Choker $120 ~ Diaspora Rubber Top $55 ~ Antiseptic Corset $750


Wired Wench

July 12, 2009

If cyber was more like this, I probably wouldn’t complain about it as much, neon green and all. 

Fresh: Paco Peregrin


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Folding Time

July 11, 2009

One of the things I forage for when I’m sifting through the current collections is this: Fabric that folds or drapes like paper. And no ones does it quite like Dior, with their fleet of origami cupcakes. 



Oh Look! A Distraction.

July 9, 2009

Greetings toadies.

Worry not! New snarky articles are on their way, but these things take time. So to keep you occupied, look forward to a few days of ‘Hey, look at this neat thing’.

Snark soon. Until then…………courage. 


Usually, Chanel doesn’t do it for me. Too plain for my tastes. But look at this outfit! Simply divine!


Lascivious Louboutin

June 4, 2009

Once again, Christian Louboutin has awoken my shoe mania. This collection showcases a wide range of heeled delicacies, made even more palatable by their  complimentary setting in these photos by Peter Lippmann. One can only hope that the designs trickle down the chain into copies that we, the shoe devotees, can afford. 

These scale heels are definitely a must have. 


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Spats and Happiness

May 20, 2009

My shoes collection has long since multiplied out of control, past all sanity, and firmly into the unreasonable regions past human grasp. One continues the search for various holy grails, picking up strays along the way: I still need the perfect pair of Knee High Black Lace-Ups. I still cast about for the Platonic ideal Wedge Pumps, and slobber at the idea of truly winning Ballet Flats.

As a result, I have well over sixty pairs of various footwear, all of which have a little of something likable, but are basically flawed. Flawed enough that I must keep searching for their successor. It’s torture.

Spats are a good compromise. They fit over your current shoes, giving you a whole new set of possibilities. I own several pairs of WWII-era gaiters, and a clutch of legwarmers besides. They’re the hats of feet, serving the same purpose as a nice coverup trilby over inches of grown-out roots.

This collection of fine leather spats (and cute little gauntlets) from Ashes and Empires is stunningly well-composed, but prohibitively expensive. Looking at it as an investment, and a multiplier of all your current footwear, the price seems more palatable, but only just.

Here’s for spreading the fruitless longing around:

Ashes and Empires [Smashing Darling]


They Call It “Gothninja”

April 14, 2009

A term spawned by necessity on the superfuture style boards, then co-opted by 4chan’s /fa/shion board, “gothninja” addresses the current runway trend for draped, layered, top-heavy, grey and black urban battledress.

Unknown, possibly Rick Owens.

“Goth”, for the monochrome palette, overall gloom, Victorian and Edwardian inspiration,tattered edges, and super-tight, bordering-on-fetishistic fits.  “Ninja”, for the obscured face, seaweed-like sweeps, and sense of sneakening.

The primary designers are Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Ann Demuelemeester, the latter unpronounceable lady I just want to murder in her spooky bed for giving birth to these boots:

As it is not financially feasible to have these boots AND a college education, I suggest you youngins sit down for a good hard think about where your priorities lie.

Like asphalt Bedouins, the gothninja tribe wraps, drapes, and jangles. The look is prohibitive: only the extremely svelte (or starved) can really pull it off.  The silhouette is stick legs and swooping shoulders, making this one of the very few nearly-non-unisex fashion statements. Lookbook superstar Biz C. pulls off some gothninja garb with applomb, but the lady is far from voluptuous.

Luckily (I guess), the signature drop-crotch harem pants sported by so many gothninja have appeared in outlets as accessible as H&M, where hipster scum are already pairing them with Wayfarers for the ultimate in street-level purgative effect.  Just the other day I saw a group of them standing in a circle, affecting disaffection while playing some sort of hackysack/lacrosse mashup, cradling the ‘sack in their sagging trousers while rolling their eyes.  I had to have a lie down.

This cunt remains ambivalent about the ol’ drop-crotch, but the rest of gothninja speaks to me on a spiritual, sexual level.  I find myself wearing too many scarves, cinching here and draping there, and generally refusing to give it a rest. I am told regularly that I “look like a crazy person” and I just cannot bring myself to care.

And it’s not all black holes and revelations; a few rebel cels have splintered off to form new flocks.

Cloudninja. (Rick Owens Fall ’09)

And of course, Steamninja. (Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 09, image from Fashion Flux)