Hey, gidday mates! The polar vortex has officially arrived, so continuing on from last year’s oversized yellow puffer parka, this time round I picked up an oversized blue puffer parka by ACNE from MATCHESFASHION.COM. With its funnel neck and quilting it has the look of a jacket that might have been worn by Noel Gallagher in his 90s Britpop heyday, which means it’d look perfect with stonewash jeans and white Reebok classics, but I’ve been wearing it over my favorite grey hoodie with black jeans and my heavy-soled derbies. Generally speaking I’m a size small, but I got this parka in a size large because I’m buying everything massive right now. The more the merrier.Click to Continue!
Hey so after I wrote last week’s post about the five shoes you need this winter, I had a bunch of girls contact me and ask me to do one for them. I often get asked to talk more about womenswear and I probably should because I am finding myself far more interested in women’s clothing than men’s of late, largely due to the fact that I have a real life clotheshorse on hand who actually enjoys/tolerates being dragged around department stores and boutiques and forced to try on anything that catches my eye. It’s probably my favourite way toClick to Continue!
Photos: Noah Emrich of NOVH fame We shot our latest What’s in store at the brand new Acne store in SoHo precisely one hour after it had officially opened for business. That meant that the retail crew were still ironing out a couple of kinks and construction workers were putting the final nails in the dressing room adjacent to the one that I filled with every men’s piece in sight. Highlights included Amy, the Kiwi shop assistant; the fact that the trousers fit better off the rack than the ones I’ve been getting tailored recently; not to mention the miracleClick to Continue!
Photos: The Fashionisto Due in no small part to budgetary constraints (and the fact that my daily wardrobe is ascetic to say the least), I don’t often watch the menswear shows and think, ‘I am going to get me one of those shirts, suits or Hermes emerald green suede henley tees.’ However, when a friend showed me ACNE’s postcard sweaters from the Fall 2011 collection, I decided that in this case, the forbidden fruit must be tasted. I’m obsessed. It’s a combination of the navy blue, maroon and grey marle colourways; the slim, cropped shape; and the amazingly kitschy, incorrectly-labelledClick to Continue!
Photos: supplied 1. Acne Compass Bomber – “I’m thinking a future trip to NYC here…”2. Dash Snow (RIP) collage from his series The End of Living, The Beginning of Survival – “Loved Dash Snow’s work especially Death Penalty for Turning to Jesus. This is the third Christmas I’ve wished… Since his passing I see it becoming further out of reach.” 3. La Gras Lamp – “These are the coolest things ever. Designed by Bernard-Albin Gras in 1921. Simple yet classic, something you have forever. I want the chrome/black offering!” (Available from Simon James) 4. Rick Rubin In The Studio – “Love theClick to Continue!