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Speaking of Rodarte, never would I ever have believed someone could convince us, and even make us want, to wear spikes. The most unique thing in their show, in our eyes, were these studded fingerless gloves for the Ready to Wear line. The scrunched fit is more often employed with boots, the look of which is common and rightfully so, but it was refreshing to see it used with an accessory item not linked to the legs. And back to the studs – what does it for us is the use of spring 09 colors – the lighter shades of power and attention demanding oranges, being one. Silver and black studs bring to mind skulls and pitt-bulls, and perhaps some S&M in between, and although some might and do find all of these things awesome, the larger public seem to get too much of an intimidating, and often confused, vibe from all. Particularly in the context of fashion.

While we are a bit less excited about the shock induced when looking at the models feet, there is nice consistency with image. The platform heels in this show were spotted with studs and spikes as well, reminding me of those picture-happy paparazzi and their tendency to always capture Mary-Kate Olsen wearing similar clunkers. Needless to say, they do help us height-challenged girls stand tall.

Ultimately, when it comes to Rodarte’s interpretation and execution of this previously viewed fashion tool, we continue to appreciate the choice to often fashion the studs in the same shades as the main materials. It takes away my inclination to categorize these shoes as smut-model material. I say: We are respectful, if not converted fully.

[ diane ]

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oh hello there

we at festo are super into all things lively and cultural

something lively and cultural on our minds at the moment is fashion week, duh, and as we are ferociously tearing through photos of (sheer sheer sheer brights pastels long blazers ohmygod is it the 90s again and haven’t people been rolling up their mom jeans for a while now?) gorgeous clothing, we thought it appropriate to share some of our thoughts. don’t you worry more will soon follow.

charles anastase, wheeere have you been since spring/summer 2005? with the caveat that we melt for big ugly hip old man glasses, and also any collection that merits a mention of lula, we thought his mellow spring-y colors & fabrics (look number one, the little white dress in eyelet lace, awww) combined with snazzy puffy silhouettes, make it easy to picture what one would want to wear while following a herd of well-dressed sheep around a flowery meadow. also of note: that straw hat that was all over marc jacobs, puffy tutu shapes a la miu miu last spring, onesies like whoa (reminded us of stella mccartney’s pajama party), layers layers layers, prominent socks and ankles (a trend we first noticed in stockholm last year), and softness punctuated with leather and other tough stuff. charles, we like you.

oh and luella, holy crap luella, what pretty perfect outfits. asymmetry without being icky, really successful blending of bright colors without looking too much like the klaxons used to (put that neon green away, and grab some tangerine instead, and then throw on some purple, and then, kapow), hair bows!!! we totally knew the 50s were on the upswing (another stockholm-related epiphany), coco chanel esque layered pearls, one shouldered dresses, still floral prints of the liberty-inspired variety, and teased hair all over the place. oh we are fans. such enormous fans.

and another thing, we were reading the latest issue of tokion yesterday, and learned about a techno festival in new york that features a deaf disco, that plays music with the bass turned up so that deaf festival goers can feel the vibrations and dance about with all of their hearing friends. pretty bitchin.

come back soon. read more. we’ll bake you a pie.

[ stefanie ]

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