Friday, 29 May 2009


How lovely are these against all the continuing skinnies. Opening Ceremony


Thursday, 28 May 2009


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Wednesday, 27 May 2009


I've just received a timely e-mail from Superfine with their men's & women's AW09 collections. This is much appreciated as:
a. Superfine's images are always stunning, and this season continues their thing of scoring an amazing model and making them look like they were always Superfine girls. This season uses Irina Lazareanu being all casual, edgy and semi-naked. No cigarettes although Superfine are never shy of using 'smoking is cool' iconography. (I don't disagree, I'm just glossing the pics.)

b. I've been super-busy lately, and haven't had much time to devise exciting posts.
c. It makes me feel really important when people e-mail me stuff, even though:
d. I only post it unless I am interested in it. If I'm going to shill stuff for people, then I require free gifts at the very least, e-mails won't do.

Having said that, if I like it, you only need do the bare minimum to get me to post it. The e-mail with the the Superfine AW09 collection images was totally blank, just the attachements. I figured out from the e-mail address they were from Superfine's PR - Hi Neil! Perhaps we'll work up to a word-based relationship. In the meantime, thank you.

I'll put 1/2 today, 1/2 tomorrow, and the men's after that.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


I think it might soon be time to have a separate category for Australian brands (and include New Zealand brands in it just to annoy Kiwis).

Arnsdorf is the label from Melbourne designer Jade Sarita Arnott, who I first noticed wearing tonal jeans & shirt combinations on the Garance Dore blog, looking like a fresh-faced daughter on Dallas. Her collection doesn't disappoint, especially in the tonal jeans & top styling, which I love. I think the pale colours are really brave, and beautifully styled, and I think the fit looks, well, brave also. Higher waists and defiantly 80's fits around the rise, thigh and in the leg lengths.

Saturday, 23 May 2009


Love these photos!

Eel Pie Island, 31st August 1960. From Google’s Life magazine collection. They feature some teenagers at a ‘rave’ on Eel Pie Island at Twickenham on a Wednesday night August 31 1960.

Two girls called Marian Dawson and Kathleen Mayo, the original caption made sure we knew that Kathleen is holding her boyfriend's drink while drinking apple juice.

The wall decoration is described as 'beatnik graffiti'.
Source: Another Nickel in the Machine