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Top 10 Looks From S/S ’92

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Screw what's happening for s/s '12, we go way back to the ’92 runways. Above a Thierry Mugler look. 1992-Kurt married Courtney, Wayne’s World partied on for the first time, and MTV's Real World debuted. Most of us were probably watching Disney on VHS or just warming up to the idea of boys. In fashion, it was the year of the big six: Kate, Christy, Naomi, Claudia, Cindy, Linda. Gisele Bundchen was just a wee one. Karl Lagerfeld still had grey hair, and models smoked while they strutted. So, as the world turns to the s/s '12 runways, we look back 20 years to '92. On the streets it was plaid and tees but on the runways, the trends were sleek satin with deep v-necks, metallic, and cropped tops with crazy detailing. The season also hailed chunky necklaces and high slits. Twenty years later, these looks are making a come back--tribal is in, and so is the cropped top. Dying hair unnatural colors is also having its welcome home party. And we may even be saying hello to chokers. Peruse our mini-retrospective f our Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

1. Dolce & Gabbana It's an authentic Italian potato sack, re-thought. It asks "I'm sexy, and You?" in bedazzled jewels and tomato sauce can type. Also, loving those moussed up locks. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

2. Thierry Mugler It's like Thierry Mugler dreamed up Madonna as Evita four years before it even happened. Except an evil, evil Evita, which is much, much sexier. Complete with plunging neckline makes for unmistakable 90's outrage. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

3. Anne Demeulemeester The post-Club Kids were into black robes, rope and feathers. They protested shirts and reasonable hairstyles. So was Anne Demeulemeester. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

4. Chanel Well, since the eighties were only two years before this look, we understand why red leather made it’s way onto a power suit, buddied up with pearls and chains in true Chanel style. Substitue shoulder pads for blue eye shadow. Brittany Murphy from Clueless post-makeover? Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

5. Kenzo Tribal styles. ‘Nuff said. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

6. Genny Remember when your mom went to fancy parties when you were still going to bed by 8:30? This is probably the look she was going for. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

7. Lanvin This hits our top ten easily. This Lanvin dress is undeniably beautiful. Sparkles will always be fantastic. And other than the grainy film and model Linda Evangelista, we might not have been able to place this in the ‘90s. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

8. Salvatore Ferragamo Spandex and nylon were the new cool. A bit of a stretch (pun intended), but there is nothing like a boat neck and cap sleeve to remind us of how much we all wanted to look like Rachel from Friends. That high slit might be asking for trouble. Even better. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

9. Issey Miyake Spring ’92 took inspiration from natural landscapes and kitchenwares. Result: an attention-grabbing, minimalist saran-wrap iceberg. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!

10. Versace This is a perfect example of the ‘90s inclination towards Brooklyn-Italiano Mafioso babes, with a peppering of Puerto Rican attitude. Click to see more Top 10 Looks from s/s '92!


Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Terry Richardson goes "full-figured" for his latest spread in Vice Controversial fashion photographer Terry Richardson steps out of the world of paper-thin models and into the land of curvy, full-figured women in Vice's latest photography issue. The shoot titled "Tons of Fun" features real plus-sized women of a variety of proportions posing against Richardson's infamous, stark-white backdrop in clothing of their choice. Richardson also posted a behind-the-scenes video on this blog which showed the 11 non-models entering his studio in day clothes and transforming into seductive Playgirls. The shoot's style is classic Richardson but the subjects have changed. Check out more photos of Terry Richardson's Tons of Fun shoot with vice below. Spotted on: Fashionista & Terry's Diary

Kate Moss in Everglade

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
As Kate Moss writhes around on a black leather couch, illustrations of worm-like creatures sit on her chest, smoking, as the ashes fall into her hair. Tornadoes swirl around the couch. Moss' hair changes color like a strobe light. And trees grow from between her legs. Just a normal shoot for Moss, we assume. Photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin set up surveillance style cameras to capture Moss' performance during the Balmain fall/winter 2010/2011 campaign. Using this footage and cropping it together with illustrations by Jo Ratcliffe, Van Lamsweerde and Matadin created the music video for Antony and The Johnsons' track, "Everglade." Van Lamsweerde said of the project: “Surrealism is always there in our work, whether it’s in camera or through computer manipulation. We’ve had the idea for this video for some time. We are fascinated with the different realities going on in one shoot and so the music, the animation, Kate’s movements and the camera angle represent these layers of perception.” Via: AUX

Round Up

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Someone figured out which states have the biggest ding dongs. Literally. [Thought Catalog] It's December now which means end of the year top tens all around. What did you Google this year? Megan Fox? Oil spills? Britney Spears? Really? [Yahoo] Looks like being pregnant is the new black. [The Cut] Super sexy abdominal thrust commercial makes the Heimlich maneuver into a Victoria secret-esque sex stimulation. [Vimeo] Jezebel raises $15,000 so Catelynn and Tyler from Teen Mom can go to college. Hearts melt all over cyber space. [Jezebel] A silly little marriage of Jonathan Richmond, Mark E. Smith and art school music video attempts. We heart Peace. [Vimeo]


Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Photoshop used to be an elite program that was reserved for professionals working in the ever-growing field of digital photography, now everyone and their dog can re-touch their profile pictures before uploading them online. And just because everyone has access to Photoshop, it doesn't mean that everyone knows how to use it. Even the professionals seem to mess it up sometimes. These imperfections need to be pointed out and thanks to the good folks at PhotoShop Disasters, they are. PhotoShop Disasters is a collection of the most horrendous of errors ranging from the minimization of Blake Lively's chest to the disconnect between a random model's arm sockets to Oprah's disfigured form. All of these changes result in the photo looking completely unnatural and ridiculous. Re-touching zits and red-eye is cool, but stretching legs to reach super-human lengths is just going to get you busted. Check out more here.


Friday, May 7th, 2010
"Panty Plunder Cucumber Salad" is about as sexy as a naked Dorrito. [The Sexist & Cook to Bang] We'd like to call your attention to a really lame joke. [The High Definite] Great interview with Jennifer Herrema, the ever-stylish singer from Royal Trux. [Vice] You've been binge drinking and eating pasta all winter, but now it's spring so you're going to ride your bike everyday and burn off all the excess winter weight, right? Wrong, kind of. You'll try, but spring/summer collections always come with a side of "getting drunk in the sun." You'll feel guilty, freak-out and resort to a cleanse or insane diet to slim down before it's time for bikinis. Here are 7 of the Biggest Diet Myths you should consider before cutting the trans fat and switching to diet soda. [Live Science] The American Apparel debate of "real models" vs. "real girls" continues. [The Cut] This is how you get your girlfriend back. "Dick Slang". [Prefix Magazine] Quote of the Week: "When Heidi woke up from the anesthesia [last time], she was angry [her breasts] weren't bigger. She said she wanted to punch the doctor in the face. I try to stop her. She'll do what she wants with her body." - Spencer Pratt talks to Life & Style [Pop Eater]