Friday, February 19, 2010

Rainbow in a puddle

Calling all visitors in London—modern world lovers who appreciate the Gherkin, while enjoying the London views, consider putting on the Oakley shades; and playing The Eraser by Thom Yorke; and a Griffin jacket—uhh…maybe too much.

It was terrifying for Stanley Donwood to think of attending the Grammy ceremony in February 2009, for “Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package” for Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ album—picture Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings, overwhelmingly nightmarish and painful. Known as being inept in social situations, is Stanley seeking for a better way to hide in the crowds with the collaboration with Oakley?

House of Bastards

The Eraser

A London house

Friday, February 12, 2010

The last Atlantis

When asked by his mom: “What is your most terrifying fear” during an interview, Alexander McQueen answered: “Dying before you.” At least, he is gone without being terrified. Fashion is only a game, and he played it so creatively that it will take a long long time for us to comprehend it.

He may be going to the past, to the field of Culloden. He may have gone to the future, to have predicted what the aliens look like.

Tribute to Isabella Blow
"The Bird" From his inspiring movie to his friend, 2008
Photo credit: InStyle

Rain on the runway, 1998

Shalom Harlow as a human canvas, 1999

Photo credit: InStyle

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pants? No Pants?

Dockers ads for Super Bowl

No day is better than the “manliest” day in the American sports to launch a campaign targeting at men—men who had so much Pizza Hut that they need a new pair of khaki pants.
The song "I wear no pants" somehow does not seem to be fun as intended by Poxy Boggards when it was sung by a group of pantless men marching on a open field. Just when our level of tolerance is getting seriously challenged in front of the close-up whities, came with Dockers’ rescue: “Calling all men, it’s time to wear the pants”. Hewww, close call!

It must not be Dockers’ intention to insinuate their detest to woman’s new fashion trend—pantless look/panty bottoms. But it doesn’t hurt them to nip the trend in the bud in man’s world.

Carine Roitfeld's pantless look
Photo credit: NYmag

Lady Gaga
Photo credit: Fashionizing

pantless ensemble does not look bad at all on those long-leg girls

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Guerrilla marketing

Photo credit: Racked

Guerrilla marketing—catching consumers unaware through highly unconventional and sometimes shocking means—has brought lots of trouble to companies adopting it, including IBM in San Francisco and Microsoft in NYC. Just picture stickers of a company logo or graffiti painting that blanket city landmarks, it is fun for the viewers but intrude the public if not planned well.

Although claiming to use a guerrilla marketing campaign, Alexander Wang’s first Ad is much more mild than it sounds—putting up posters on the streets of NYC. Granted, not wasting the budget on the billboards or buses or magazines does fit the brand’s humble but urban style, but we expected it to be just a little bit grungier.

Reference: CNN

            Microsoft butterfly sticker for MSN compaign

Sony graffiti

IBM peace love and Linux