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Vogue TwItalia December 10, 2009

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I can’t count myself as a person who regularly reads Vogue Italia, or Vogue anywhere for that matter, but my interest was piqued when I heard that they had put together a spread, and indeed a cover, inspired by TwitPic. Yes, you read that correctly, a fashion spread made to look like the models took a couple of dodgy camera phone pictures and uploaded them to their personal Twitter accounts.

The pictures, shot by Steven Meisel (with TwitPic renamed MeiselPic) feature models like Agyness Deyn, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. The results are quite varied, with some being positively meh-worthy and others actually quite interesting.

I’m sure the whole thing is supposed to be some sort of commentary on our ‘fast-moving’ society and how we’re more likely to look at these actual TwitPics then a true fashion spread. Food for thought.

Click ‘more‘ for a selection of pictures from the editorial.


Unisexual American Apparel November 12, 2009

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American Apparel Unisex

[Originally published in edited form in Flux]

The days of contending with the tiny ‘men’s section’ tucked into the corner of a clothes shop are coming to an end with the arrival of American Apparel in Dublin.

Never before has a shop designed so many of their items for both men and women. While this is likely to lead to a lot more embarrassing ‘matching couple’ incidents, mainly it means more variety for the sadly under-appreciated fashionable male.

The selection available can be a bit daunting at first. Don’t be put off by the sea of multi-coloured leggings on the shop’s ground floor – they’re not for us, thankfully. But venture to the upper floors of the shop and things begin to improve.

The fact that sizes are also unisex means that you’ll have to be pretty picky about what one to buy. Guys who are a small in every other shop may find themselves buying medium, or even extra-small, you never know.

T-shirts are available in every colour and style under the sun, and the same goes for hoodies. One of the only items reserved just for men is American Apparel’s range of pants, centred mostly around their basic ‘slim slack’, and available in colours from bright purple to classic grey and black. Track pants and cords are also in plentiful supply.

While I found it a bit ridiculous that the picture American Apparel used in their Dublin shop for ‘men’s briefs’ actually showed a female wearing them, their selection of underwear is vast, although they’re only available in block colours.

The company’s Circle Scarf, which can be worn 12 ways for a girl can sadly only be worn two for guys (unless you like hooded scarves or shawls). It is perfect for winter even though the extreme amount of material can be initially terrifying.

Now’s probably the time to get down to the Dublin store (or online), as they’re currently offering 30% off men’s socks. Can’t argue with that.

Where the Wild Things Are Expensive September 30, 2009

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With the release date of the Where the Wild Things Are film fast approaching, there’s plenty of people trying to get in on the merchandising act. Urban Outfitters are stocking a number of different style t-shirts, while Opening Ceremony have gone one step further and commissioned a Where the Wild Things Are line in collabration with the movie’s director, Spike Jonze.

The collection includes an adult-sized Max suit (pictured above) with, as they put it, “super soft faux fur one piece with six brown buttons down the front, a snap off faux raccoon fur tail, attached fingerless gloves, and a hood with attached ears and a snap closure at the neck.”

I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that the perfect Halloween costume? But think again, because this creation will set you back $610. Yes, I want a Max suit but I also like being financially solvent.

There are some cheaper items in Opening Ceremony’s Where the Wild Things Are line, but by cheaper I mean $220 – and that’s for a skirt. Despite the prices, the rest of the clothes actually look wearable, with items such as Max’s lined parka from the book and skirts, jackets and more inspired by Max and the wild things. To see these and more, click here.

[via Opening Ceremony]