That moment when you realize that everything is going wrong: I’m broke with expensive taste, uni sucks big times and I just crashed my glasses this morning, because I was sitting on them. WTF? Why is life turning from being super awesome to being a serious piece of shit?
But it’s time to be bold and bright! Bold and fucking bright!
Just like London-based fashion brand Typical Freaks. All collections are hand crafted jewellery and clothing, designed and made in London by Sonia Xiao and Seun Ade-Onojobi. And the collections are getting better and better and better: very urban, very street and that lookbook seems to show some real life moments (which I am a huge fan of!).
Pictures via Typical Freaks
Photographer: Nuala Swan – MUA: Molly Sheridan – Model: Grace at M+P – Hair: Rochelle Jolley
I truly have to apologize for being the worst (and maybe the best at the same time, just kidding) blogger ever. Because this right here was on my “To Write” list since forever and I just kept on pushing it back for whatever reasons. So don’t ask me why! But finally the day has come and I really want you to not forget breathing when I talk about DI$COUNT UNIVER$E.
Co-Founders Nadia Napreychikov and Cami James are based in Melbourne/ Australia. They started the label in 2009, launching their online store in mid 2010. Prior to releasing actual collections the girls were being interviewed as designers by some of the best publications, based on the breakout success of their blog and their utter conviction and dedication to their path. Since then, the brand has grown at record pace. They met at RMIT University whilst studying and both had a strong desire to shake up an industry they felt was stuck on repeat. Their designs are provocative, satirical and thoughtful and have caught the eye of some of the best creative minds of this century.
DI$COUNT is a brand, an idea, an image, a dialogue, a strategy, a transformation, a design, this blog, a motion picture, a label, a personality, a website, a quote, a garment, an emotion and an evolution. A
nd that vision can be seen in their TRA$H Collection. But WARNING: If you wear one of these pieces and I see you wearing it on the street and you look cute at the same time, then I just might marry you (for real!). Like no escape. In the meanwhile check out some of their fashion pieces:
Pictures via DI$COUNT
I have to admit that I am genuinely very interested to know what kind of people are reading this blog. And I don’t want to say that I stalk you guys, but I really wanna know what you do and where you from (well, this sounds very stalker-ish, non? But I don’t mean it that way!)… And every now and then I found some shit that you do so dope that it’s externalized on this page.
Best example: Berlin based clothing brand The Bronze Medal.
The Bronze Medal does not follow any trend or fashion world rules or any season collection order, because The Bronze Medal is not a fashion brand.
The Bronze Medal is free from these matters, and is based on projects that can enable a series of pieces, for example, but none ends with seasons; perhaps materials may change in case same project goes on with summer and winter garments, for example. The essence of every project is always alive and in The Bronze Medal mind, because there is always the possibility of new ideas coming up, maybe in some days, maybe is some years.
Actually, ideas keep on coming out just following the instinct, so you might see a temporal order and probably make your own “sense” or “evolution” idea of all the works. By now, there are two clearly different lines: The Bronze Medal Apparel and The Mesh Label Collection.
Here are my favorite fashion pieces (and I would buy all of them, especially the white marble neoprene sweater and the white graphic mesh tunic and the t-shirt on the first pic above…why can’t I be rich? Life is unfair), but make sure you check out www.thebronzemedal.tictail.com since there is a lot more.
Pictures via The Bronze Medal
Back at home and today I don’t feel like doing anything,
I just wanna lay in my bed,
Don’t feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything…
That’s how lazy I am. No plans. No deadlines. No nothing. And actually I just need vaca from vaca. If I could put my current mood into a fashion collection I would def pic Lazy Oaf’s new AW14 collection.
Lazy Oaf is a London based fashion label designing bright bold clothing and accessories for men and women. Founded by designer Gemma Shiel in 2001, the brand started as a small run of men’s T-shirts hand-screen printed in Gemma’s dads garage and sold on a market stall in Spitalfields. 11 years on and their designs can now be found on their own website, in their independent Soho boutique in London and in over 250 stores worldwide. What started as a small T-shirt collection has now evolved into a complete product range with knitwear, outerwear, shoes and stationery recently added to the ever-expanding Lazy Oaf line.
Lazy Oaf collections are notoriously colourful, cartoon-focussed and always with an element of weirdness. Their design philosophy is not trend driven but focused on their unique directional vision referencing street wear and youth nostalgia.
All that pizza, the laid back attitude and that comfy fashion is just what I feel like right now. Plus I have a couple of Lazy Oaf pieces at home and I have to say the quality is really good. So peep the their Autumn 14 lookbook right here, right now:
Pictures via Lazy Oaf
Photography: Harriet Turney Photography, Styling: Seetal Solanki
It’s a hard knock life for us…
and it’s getting harder with every Celsius on that thermometer. And I am talking fashion. Like the hotter it gets the less you wanna wear, but you can’t walk around butt naked (which could be both blessing and curse at the same time, but this is not the right time to discuss). So sometimes I find myself rather having the dopest clothes on, but be sweating like crazy, as long as the look is kind of cool… like fashion comes first. But for this post I actually found the perfect combination.
This time I am basically on the fashion front-line with frontlineshop and a little bit of Asos. I decided to be a little bit dapper, but still keeping it hood (Ghetto-Canel). And these 4 fashion pieces (shirt, shorts and shoes from frontlineshop.com and shirt from Asos, but see end of post) not only look, but feel light and clear. And since orange is the new black…Just take a look:
Wanna shop the look? Lemme hook u up with the links:
1. Shirt: Roscoe (frontlineshop.com)
2. Shorts: Roscoe (frontlineshop.com)
3. Shoes: Superga (frontlineshop.com)
5. Jacket: Reclaimed Vintage (Asos)