i figured i'd get this out of the way earlier in the week, as it's bound to be a busy week, with work, traveling, and vacationing...! enjoy.
-fly points at some amazing fashion & style slideshows, on the new york times website. she's a fan...now, so am i! thanks again, fly, your site is a constant source of inspiration for me (and others, surely!)...
-from portfolio.com's fashion inc. and the wall street journal: luxury still equals snobby, at least when it comes to the outward behavior of salespeople and displays at the high-end retail establishments like YSL and D&G. my note to said salespeople: this is 2007, lose the nasty act...because it's just that, an act (both the product and your behavior), and we all know it.
-astute and intelligent fashion blogger jill danyelle of the laboratory shares a paper magazine feature wherein artists from creative growth, an art group for persons with disabilities in the bay area, did their own take on new york's fashion week. as seen on the laboratory, the results are quite beautiful, colorful, and expressive...i almost like them more than the inspiration!
-H&M: hate them, or love them? think it shills cheap crap, or is a godsend? no matter which side you stand on, you might want to peep this thought-provoking post and it's comments on the suburban queen.
-handiwork that hides in plain sight: experimental japanese fashion designer aya tsukioka has created a hand-sewn dress that can transform into a faux vending machine, in order to disappear into one's urban surroundings and deter crime. (via everyone and their mother on the web of late, and the new york times)
more on matters of surroundings: i love the sneak peeks into artists/designers/creatives homes on design*sponge. pictures of one's interiors are like a self-portrait, really because what surrounds an individual says so very much about them as a person: what they love, what's important to them, how they live their life. completely and totally fascinating, non?