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Alexander Wang Fall 2009

The Alexander Wang Fall 2009 collection is happy to announce that a great leather jacket will carry all of those leggings you bought for summer through into fall. And that open backs rock, because a sexy back is just about the best thing EVER. Knock it Off:  Larsen Gray Open Back Dress, $82.00

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DIY: Christian Louboutin knockoffs

Photos from Fashion Mongers– check out her site if you need more explanation than these photos provide. More step-by-step photos after the jump.

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Spastic Elastic

I love, love, love the new trend in elastic. Not because it is flattering, versatile, and makes your old clothes look new again, even though those things are true. But because it is 99 cents a yard at Joannes, and this stuff is so easy it doesn’t even require a sewing machine. My apologies to […]

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How to: Wear A Headband And Not Look Dumb

There is no getting around the fact that headbands are IN, in a big way. And, in fact, you shouldn’t get around it. They are one of the most useful bits of clothing ever invented. They keep hair out of your face while dressing up a dull  ‘do and giving you one more place to […]

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Pigmalion

“We saw all these fake Louis Vuitton designer bags. You always read in newspapers about other countries complaining about these fakes and then, as an artist, I’m interested in what’s fake and what’s real. I like to play with ownership rights.” Belgian artist William Delvoye At first glance, you might think that William Delvoye’s Luis […]

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Givenchy Autum/Winter 2009

Givenchy Fall/Winter 2009 collection: studded shoes, layer upon layer of black, and perfect furry gloves. Plus a couple of accessories that are easy to knock off: Knock it off: Feather necklaces: Silver chain black feather necklace, $12; Wing and Prayer necklace, $32 Fuzzy jackets: Long Sleeve Marabou jacket $73.95,  Faux Fur Shrug, $85

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Clint Catalyst Television

Ultimate scenester Clint Catalyst, known mostly for being one of those kids who is famous on the internets (totally, I note, unlike the peeps who bring you this blog), having impeccable taste which he often chooses to ignore, and for hanging out with that Audrey Kitching girl too much, has taken to putting up videos […]

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DIY Latex

Fantastic site alert : Making Latex Clothing. It’s exactly what it sounds like, a step by step instruction guide for making your own latex wears from leggings to headbands, body suits to furniture, and is loaded with tips and tricks.  If my house wasn’t full of cats, I’d be making latex footstools, but the claws […]

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Four-Point Fashion Assault 2

A few years ago as I furthered my style education it was time for my fashion-conscious adult self to phase out two wardrobe staples: big hair and big shoes. I got rid of almost every pair of chunky 4″ platforms and ditched the teasing comb in favor of pointy heels and short hair. Today, I’m […]

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Bolongaro Trevor

It’s no wonder I instantly fell in love with Bolongaro Trevor the moment I laid eyes on the line – the collection is designed by Kait Bolongaro and Stuart Trevor, the founders and former designers behind my beloved All Saints.  Layers, ruffles, and sharp angles make up the lookbooks.  My only complaint is that it […]

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I don’t worry cause my wallet’s fat.

It is time for me to buy a new wallet. I know this because my credit cards/ coffee cards/grocery cards/photo booth photos from Bar-B-Q-Bar are being held in place by a single tenacious string. Every time I open my wallet, it’s like seeing Alfred Hitchcock in a size small Speedo. It’s not pretty now, and […]

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Know When to Fold ’em

“The woman of the ’40’s through her military costumes suggests self-confidence and resoluteness”. -Dora Mojzes Hungarian designer Dora Mojzes newest collection, Diploma, uses origami folding techniques to transform cloth into geometric forms and comes out with powerful silhouettes that are at once classic and futuristic, aggressive and whimsical, and always glamorous. Knock it off: Silence […]

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Txell Miras

I was looking over some photos from the recent shows in Barcelona, and pictures from Txell Miras kept catching my eye. Ok, so the inclusion of the occasional cloth-wrapped picture frame is probably NOT going to incorporate itself into my wardrobe any time soon. But I’m in love with the drape and layer of the […]

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Fairy Tale

Photos from Vogue Italia Photographer: Tim Walker; February 2009 Knock it off: Jeweled wool cloche hat, Forever 21, $12.80 Sheer Lace Blouse, Forever 21, $19.80 Ostrich Feather Skirt, Top Shop, £65.00 Vintage Lace Drop Waist Dress, Charlotte Russe, $24.99

Recesshun: Not So Bad, Actually

More than a little reminiscent of Louboutin’s work with Rodarte, Christian Siriano’s Fall 2009 shoes hit the runway for New York fashion week and are causing quite a stir. Why? Because these these shoes are a collaboration…with…. wait for it… wait for it…. Payless. Due out in the fall, they will run $25- $45. Note […]

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Fashion Week: Phi

Dear Phi– You totally win at Fashion Week. -Haute Macabre Knock it off: Xhilaration stretch buckle belt, $15.29 or Armanie Exchange Triple Buckle Belt, $29

Mystery Designer

Stylecunt recently posted these images by photographer Sara Silver, and sadly, none of us can find the designer.  Anyone out there in the ether able to help us out?   Until then, Knock it Off :  Mini Pleated Skirt, Sequin Halter Top, Wide Elastic Belt, Over the Elbow Gloves

Viva la Design Students

Once upon a time, Haute Macabre posted about Gwendolyn Huskens’ Medic Esthetic project for her graduation project, a collection of shoes all constructed by medical supplies.  Not surprisingly, guess what has popped up on the runway?   Givenchy had their models’ feet wrapped in, what looks like to me, white Ace Bandages.   I know we usually aren’t […]

Mysterons

I have no idea what this is, or where it came from, but I know that I LOVE it. Edited to add:   Our lovely readers and one lovely writer have let me know that this ensemble is none other than Rick Owens.  There’s leettle tiny text up in that top right corner, but my […]

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Rick Owens Makes Savage Love to the Runway

Again. Layers, funnel necks and gloves with everything – many of Rick Owens‘ staples carry over into his Fall/Winter 09 collection, but there is something decidedly more savage about this look. Be it the shaved hairlines,  or the lack of buttons [or closures of any sort] on some of the jackets – there’s a sort […]