Yep...this is the 100th post. A good age to retire gracefully. Though my cyberspace-heart has been broken by the fact that Centine will no longer be my partner in blogging crime, I'll take solace in the fact that i can still read her musings on her new blog.
I will be starting up my own blog soon, so I will do a sneeky 101st post to tell you my address once i have it.
For me this blog has always been foremost about what's going on in our lives, and secondly how this impacts on our fashion. However, after some rather cutting feedback, I have decided to break off on my own.
My new blog will explore the style and clothing trends which effects myself and my friends. It will also be about my views of high fashion, literature, popular culture, politics, history, basically anything which catches my fancy.
If you would like to visit me at fashionbuzzed.blogspot.com I'd love to have you.
Some stills from my absolute favourite mini series ever, "THE PRISONER", from 1967 starring Patrick McGoohan. The style throughout the series is equal parts inspiring/unnerving. I absolutely love it, hope you do too!
As they would say in The Village, "Be seeing you".
This Weekend, in about 7 hours actually, I will be participating in my first Centurian (One shot of beer every minute for one hundred minutes. So about 12 beers in an hour and forty). I feel that as this Centurian is pretty much my name, I'm going to OWN this evening. Watch out, Wollongong, it's Centine like you've never seen her before!
Tomorrow, on the other hand, is a very different story. It is unlikely that I'll be raising my virtual head here for a few days. Therefore, I've uploaded this happy little video from when Kaylene and I went to see Kylie Minogue at the start of this year.
Ooooo yeah! Love that Jukebox dress! If I had this dress I would wear it EVERYWHERE. I'm talking job interviews, I'm talking the movies, I'm talking family functions. Not only is it extremely amusing, it's also totally hawt. That giant collar is awesome fun.
Groan! I want that dress!!
But here are some more reasons why I love Robyn:
I highly recommend looking at her website. It's brilliant. It's a shining beacon of brilliance. It pretty much makes life worth living.
I found this awesome suede and leather top the other day, it's kinda big and boxy (being leather), but i can see lots of potential for it.
Such a rich blue!
And great subtle details too.
Who is that strange man behind me interrupting my attempt at a serious photo, you ask? Well that would be the one and only Lax Charisma (my fiancé) in his jim jams. He was disappointed that he's never featured in the blog, only mentioned in passing like a mythic character.
Oh....and you simply must listen to this Rolling Stones song, "Emotional Rescue". I love it when the stones do disco. This is the shorter version, but it has a much less epileptic fit-inducing video clip than the full length version.
I've been thinking about adapted sports in fashion for my current design assignment. As I was brainstorming, it became apparent to me just how many designers have gone done the equestrian path recently. Here are some of the more successful interpretations in my humble opinion.
Balenciaga Fall 2006
Luella Spring 2009
Pollini Fall 2009
Kai Kuhne Spring 2006
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2008 Couture
Givenchy Spring 2008 Couture
A.F. Vandevorst Fall 2009
I would have loved to adapt such a sport to my assignment, but i just think it's been done too many times, and very successfully in some cases. I need to think of a sport that has a lot of detailing in the get-up - like rock climbing, motorcar racing, diving etc. Anyone got any bright ideas? Here comes the catch....I then have to combine my adapted sports outfit with a textured cultural piece.
I'm a pretty big fan of everything Marieke Hardy does. Love her on Triple J breakfast radio, love her on First Tuesday Book Club, and today I've found a new reason to love her:
Are those 'boy-leg leopard print underpants with a political message' I see? Why yes they are! Brill-fucking-iant!
Marieke Hardy and Sara-Jane Chase are the luminous individuals behind (he he, behind) the "polichicks" design. The label "is based on the belief that being aware and actively involved in world politics is sexy". Which I dig.