Thursday, August 27, 2009

Artist Claire Cowie Makes Me Feel Weird

Looking at Claire Cowie's work makes me feel weird. And I like it.

And who doesn't believe in/love unicorns??

More here.

Friday, August 21, 2009

When it Rains, It Pours: Umbrella Skirt

Umbrella repurposed as a skirt. Why hold an umbrella, when you can wear it?

More here.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Atsuko Kudo: Latex is Not Just for Fetish

Today I stopped in a great little clothing/art store on Polk Street where they had a mini latex florescent orange beret. Yeah - you heard me. And you bet I tried it on. And you bet it was amazing. I came home and immediately looked up the designer: Atsuko Kudo.

I was told by the store owner that aside from the beret, Atsuko Kudo was mainly a fetish brand. But that couldn't be further from the truth. True, we all know that traditionally latex is used for fetish wear - but Atsuko Kudo uses latex in innovative and sophisticated ways. What you get is high-fashion, sexy, and truly adorable. Might be a little much to wear everyday (after all, latex is hot), but then again ... how about keeping this secret underneath your clothing all day?
Hot Hot Hot!

100% Pure Latex Gaganess:

Also very well-known for her leggings:

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fashion Illustrator Naja Conrad-Hansen Likes Monkeys and Cupcakes

Copenhagen fashion illustrator Naja Conrad-Hansen's illustrations are light and airy yet incredibly impactful and mood-evoking. And I love her almost inconspicuous use of monkey's and cupcakes, and her use of color.

Check out her label here.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hipster Biker Seen on 3rd/20th: Impeccable Matching Ability

Not only did this hipster match his purple pants and turquoise/purple vintage Gymnastics jacket to his purple rim and turquoise bike seat (did he get the color-matching done somewhere?) - but when I asked if I could take a photo of him, he started posing and doing trackstands immediately. Now that's a good hipster. People who put the time and effort into matching like this get an A+ in my gagabook. Even if it is a little bit cheesy. But Gaga does ride a fine-line between cheesy and spectacular!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Glove Love: Fingerless Gloves Have Great Handfeel

A few years ago I cut the fingertips off of my Mom's vintage black leather gloves from the 60's and I've been feeling guilty about it lately. But now I'm feeling a little bit more at-ease after seeing what glove designers out there are doing to get creative. Because your hands want to express themselves too! Available at Lulu and Shash and Glove Up.