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City Snapshot: Amsterdam

Although I only spent three days in Amsterdam, I fell for the city, hard. It is just an incredibly vibrant place, with quite a bit of emerging talent in everything from fashion to food to music to art. Although I live in NYC, it sometimes feels uninspiring. My little stop in Amsterdam fixed that, I felt completely renewed and newly inspired.

As I waited on line to enter the Anne Frank Haus, I caught Jared Padalecki from Supernatural exiting and graciously stopping for a photo with some fans. Personally, after such an overwhelming and intense experience, I would have probably told them to go f themselves but he was quite the gentleman. My boyfriend and I have been kind of obsessed with Supernatural for the past six months, literally watching a little over a season a month. We’re up to season 6, and I swear, it’s a good show…No, seriously!

Editor’s Note: I didn’t anticipate this photo becoming a topic of conversation on Supernatural fan sites (thank you clicky analytics). Just to clarify- I snapped a photo (mainly to show my bf who is a fan of the show) of him taking a photo with fans, I don’t consider this inappropriate. I didn’t paparazzi stalk him into a restaurant, nor am I criticizing the girls asking for a photo (I’m just saying I would have felt overwhelmed by the request, which is why, I am not famous.) Anyway, I thought it was a funny coincidence seeing him in Amsterdam since my bf and I watch the show a lot. We’re almost done, so I’ll have to try to turn him onto True Blood next.

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Soft Launch

Hello old friends

 

I know, it’s been a while. What started off as an innocent break turned into a long and drawn out hiatus. However, during said hiatus, I wasn’t completely idle (check out the blog re-design).  Anyway, just “soft launching” today, hope all is well dudes and dudettes, see you tomorrow with some proper posts!

( Wearing my favorite Chilli Pepper London dress on the Avalon Panorama.  It folds up super tiny so it’s great for travel. Paired with Skyler Man Jewelry, a Noir Bracelet and free Champagne)

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YEAH RIGHT!!

One of the things that I absolutely love about Japanese designers is that they take certain risks that others do not. Maybe it’s just that I don’t live in Japan, and they are following a certain trend, but as an outsider, the clothing and originality coming out of Japan is unmatched. The punk, gothic, street aesthetic that seems to run through most of the clothing that I’ve seen is amazing. I think I’m just sick of the unoriginality I see around me, the unoriginality of actresses at award shows, designers that are afraid to take risks, Kim Kardashian… I’m especially so sick of award shows where every actress is wearing the same type of dress that every other actress is wearing that they all wear time and time again. But, I’ll stop griping now and show you YEAH RIGHT!!, a Japanese label established in 2005 by two early 30’s Bunka Fashion College graduates (a top Fashion school in Japan).

YEAH RIGHT!! SS/11 Campaign

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The clothes are simple compared to other Japanese brands and the campaign above definitely does not do the label justice. The clothing on display in the pictures are nothing like much of what I’ve seen them put out. One noticeable trait of the label, that is not seen in the campaign above, is their affinity for deconstructed garments. They have something they call “common sleeve” as seen below, where they take two garments and exchange the sleeves. I’ve also seen them fuse two different dresses together, shirts, pants, etc. The results are interesting, a mix of sweet and punk and seem very wearable.

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Check out more YEAH RIGHT!! here.

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