I’m not pointing fingers at anyone, but all I can tell is Rebecca Minkoff’s newly released Julian backpack.
The Stowe is an independent designer based out of Montreal, Quebec, and they’ve had this design available for about a year. I actually own the Denny, and can attest to the construction, pebbled leather and hardware as top notch. It’s definitely better quality than some Alexander Wang bags I’ve purchased in the past, some that have retailed at upwards of $900.
At the end of the day, no matter who came up with the design first, it all comes down to construction and material quality. The Stowe creates their bags from high quality, thick, pebbled leather in Montreal, while Rebecca Minkoff’s designs are made in China, and fall apart after a month of wear, as my mom experienced with a RM satchel.
If the fashion world continues to take style cues from the geekier humans of the globe, I’m wondering when we’ve going to have a Lagerfeld Grumpy Cat sweater, Princess Monster Truck skirt, or maybe a host of Dickbutt inspired tops and dresses.
After super high fashion houses Rodarte and Preen both took major design influence from Star Wars, nothing is outside the realm of possibility.
It’s safe to say these are definitely the collections we’ve been looking for.
2014 is the year my dreams have come true – Star Wars has been seen on multiple high fashion runways.
We first saw Rodarte’s evening gowns featuring famous screen captures from Star Wars films of Yoda, Luke Skywalker, the Death Star (and more – woohoo!), while Preen seems to have stuck with a singular Darth Vader theme. I suppose those Jedi (or Sith) mind tricks really are very convincing.
Rodarte’s gowns are definitely a bit more style restrictive, but I can see myself rocking all of those Preen tops during day and night… what an extreme torture for the budget conscious fashion loving Star Wars fans to know these items are out there, but just out of fiscal reach!
It’s the holy grail of 90s grunge superstars – the Fluevog Max boot is here for everyone looking for a bit of height without the teeter of thinner, higher heels.
I’ve been a fan of the chunky heel since they gained trendstar status in the 90s, and have enjoyed a resurgence in mainstream status since recently appearing on Timo Weiland’s NYFW runway.
As it happens, the Max boots are on sale right now for $179, from $345. Fluevog kicks are notoriously well made, which makes them great investment pieces. If this style has been on fire on and off for the past 20 years, chances are you’re going to be making a good investment.
Valentine’s Day has always been a bit of a sucker’s holiday, but one can navigate through Hallmark’s best attempt at selling merchandise without earning a facepalm.
These five sweaters are my favourites, and it’s no coincidence that they’re all grey – after all, I’m a monochromatic type of dresser to begin with, and if you’re going with floofy hearts, greyscale is the way to go.
My favourite is the Elizabeth and James flaming heart applique for it’s cartoon like style. Chinti and Parker’s black and white heart sweater is a close second, since the hearts themselves aren’t taking centre stage. MSGM’s sweatshirt, Equipment’s all over print sweater and Dorothy Perkins’ fluffy heart piece are also worthy mentions.
I am aghast at the inaction of the Vancouver Police Department’s inaction concerning the harassment and menacing of the Vancouver Animal Defence League’s aggressive protesting actions in Yaletown against Brooklyn Clothing.
The above video is one of the latest vlogs from Brooklyn Clothing’s owner, Jason Overbo concerning the ongoing abuse he and his neighbours are still experiencing at the hands of abusive protesting tactics by the Vancouver Animal Defence League.
These fools have been menacing the neighbourhood for two months, and the police have chosen to ignore all neighbourhood complaints. It is clear the Defence League doesn’t care about spreading the message, but bullying small business owners while shielding themselves with a self righteous message.
If this group was serious about making a difference with their cause, they would be protesting larger companies and government agencies that allow imports of fur products from countries that have been documented to be overtly cruel in their attainment of animal fur.
It is clear that they haven’t done so because large companies wouldn’t stand for this type of abusive, petulant behaviour. Private security would remove them, and the police would be much more likely to start caring about a company that provides more local tax dollars.
It seems as if the VPD is being selective with whom they protect. Clearly, the neighbourhood surrounding Brooklyn Clothing isn’t a high value to the city’s police force. Vancouver has a pitiful reputation when it comes to mitigating aggressive, harassing protestors, and this ongoing example of inaction is no exception.
What can you do?
Tweet the VPD, and tell them they must protect the residents of Yaletown from abusive protesting.
Write a Facebook message on the VPD’s Facebook wall to demand they take neighbourhood and business complaints of abusive protesting seriously.
She was one of my favourite models; her off duty style was eclectic and cheeky, and with her spunk, she made even the stiffest of shoots come alive. We’ve come a long way from the days when Agyness Deyn used to rule the fashion landscape, and the results are far from inspiring.
While checking out Aggy’s new label Title A, I was aghast to see the 30 year old former model (she quit to act, and then design) looking rather dowdy. The portrait of her with a rack of clothing seemed to show Aggy stripped of all creativity. Instead, we have 30 year old gal dressed and coiffed as if she were in her forties.
I still base my haircuts off Agyness’ 2007-2011 looks, so it gives me a major sadface to see her looking so damn boring. I get that she has her big girl designer pants on right now, but you can be a mature professional while maintaining creative expression.
While we can’t tell very much of Title A’s style from the low-fi polaroids that have been submitted to the press, but from what I can tell, the label isn’t going to be making any style waves.
Bring back old school Agyness!