Monday, August 31, 2009
80's HOLLY HARP Sheer Layered Dress
Vnyc has scored very few Holly Harp pieces in our time and this one puts those to shame. The shape, the ruched elbow length sleeves, the frothiest silk mesh overlay, the muted embroidery at the hem, & that it is Black makes it a perennial. Past scores were lovely of course but they were more L.A, maxi's likely accessorized with a fairy crystal hair band.
This one is dark and flou, more New York or Paris, more Lou or Charlotte and best with Demuelemeester boots and messy hair. Most important to us is that it is absolutely signature Holly. And Holly, come to find out, was a bit of a rebel. A California girl who's designs were intentionally counter-culture and worn by Janis Joplin and other tough hippie chicks of the me-generation.
In 1977, she recounted that one of her poppy hued shifts reminded her of a flame, and so to enhance this effect she blow-torched and charred its edges. She abhorred conventional dressing and had no regard for "age appropriate" clothing and uniformity in dressing. She is, to us at Vnyc, a sort of Baudelaire of fashion: Her designs are beautiful and romantic but also inherently defiant. Stevie Nicks mixed with Patty Smith. Very Vagabondnyc.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
From St. Martin's alum Francesco Vezzoli comes this beautiful short video that was directed by Roman Polanski and stars Michelle Williams & Natalie Portman as aggressive, brazen beauties. We love its cinematic quality & hope you enjoy it...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
70's Lanvin Rounded Safari Hat w Chin Strap-$118
We were so plused by the over-all tone of the site that we immediately contacted it's founder, fashion expert & stylist Sharon Haver to see if we could get in on the action with some smart collaborations! And Sharon is one enthusiastic fashion expert, with a bouncy spirit and a non-stop roll of concise fashion sound bytes, it's easy to see why her site is so unique.
Last month we styled a few videos with Sharon and our house model Nora for Barney's New York & About.com that were focused on adapting classic wardrobe foundation pieces. And this Sept yours truly will be covering the Spring 2010 fashion shows for FoS with reviews that we hope you find equally insightful, honest and in-depth.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
The perfect palette cleanser after a sunny aft wasted gorging oneself on Yoox.
This is one of the less rtw focused equations and maybe an annoying insidey sorta thing. Still, it's my favorite. It says so much with so little. Ahhh:
I'm sorry W. You are by far BY FAR the best of the three (Vogue, Bazaar... y'know) but it's hard to justify spending 4 bucks on one editorial and 12 ads. That said, if it's a spread shot by Juergen or Inez+Vinoodh and/or is styled by Camilla Nickerson or Joe Mckenna, I'll throw down. But things aren't looking good...YOOX would and could do well to offer W a few chunks from it's grotesquely over-stuffed larder.