Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Manic at the Disco

Back in 1995ish when I moved to New York, I got very into Manic Panic. I don't actually remember how this happened, but I bet I just saw the rainbow rows of jars in Ricky's and that was the end of that. I do know for sure that no one I hung out with was dyeing their hair shades of purple and pink. People must have thought it was a little weird since my style was not punk nor grunge nor goth. For the most part, I just did the underside of the back of my head, so that you saw the color when my hair was in a pony tail.

Anyway, expect a lot of people to be busting out the paintbox in the next couple of years - people who you did not think would ever dye their hair a truly unnatural color. I just feel it coming. I am especially feeling the pastel tones; they have crossover appeal.

Image credits (from top): Stockholm Street Style, POP Fall Winter 09 via Fashion Gone Rogue, Cobrasnake, Vogue Italia via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The First of the Mohaircans


I have three things on my fall list: the chap boots, a new bag (ask me about my Zara dream-turned-nightmare), and some kind of Native American-feel sweater coat.

Lucky magazine made a half-hearted attempt to "source" these in their September issue (what they were really doing was shouting out Pendleton + Opening Ceremony). I don't really know why I would go to OC to pay 50% more* for something inspired by these items when I can just buy the items themselves here: Pendleton sweater, Pendleton coat. Especially loving the sweater!

*The "Motorcross" short jacket by Pendleton/OC is $510, which is a lot for a non-leather jacket of that silhouette, don't you think?

P.S. In case you ever wonder why magazines suck, it's because they build their "trends" around press releases. It must be so boring for the writers.

Image sources (from top): The Sartorialist, Knightcat, Stylesightings, Amlul.