Thursday, 3 March 2011

Open ceremony X levis 的雞肋之作譲我們潮死去





美國INDIE牌來一次CROSSOVER,這次合作不是與H&M般的跟天價名牌合作。而是大衆經典levis合力設計“8件collection”於2月經已發售。筆者不見得興奮或者吸引。

雖則OP向來走的也只是大路簡約風格,但以crossover作gimmick總需要爲消費者帶點驚喜吧。其單品離不開那幾樣夏天必備,crop jecket, indigo牛仔,hoodies。顔色縱然繽紛,可愛青春度有增,活力也是有的,可是就不怎麼特別,亦無設計感或魅力可言。雖説靈感來自90年代,本來相當誘惑我這種時代懷舊穿着風格的人。但眼看還是平實無味的雞肋。只有8件的collection雖有gimmick,能發揮的應當許多,但最後這樣看來只是用作製造noice的潮流尖端事宜,實質懶躲賣錢作祟而已。

數落了許多,最後不得不提及的賣點是其由我的大愛photographer。Terry richardson操刀的campaing(造型上也很有他的影子)。不過,不知道是否大作太多,cult brand crossover 牛仔實在爲小品,這次大師也較casual了事,照片跟他的visual daily photo blog 差不多。

唉。現今市場只要crossover就能大賣且夠潮創意工夫省得下就刪去。我看這世界快要滅亡,我們一塊潮死去好了。 -strangejoanne

The american cult label is doing a collaboration with the legendary denim brand Levis. There's nothing luxury like H&M dose. But practically 8 pieces collection selling in Febuary. I literally don't think it's attractive to me at all.

Their items are always the formula of spring /summer. Such as the crop jacket, indigo denim, hoodies. Even though they are colourful, lovely and energetic enough, definitely nothing special or interesting. So not creative or sexy at all. It supposes to be inspired from the 90's. As a vintage decade fashion style lover, I'd say it's just simple as American appearl. And the 8pieces collection gimmick is cool. There should be room to be innovated. However, the result is just a fashion trend issue without a bang. It's just sales and marketing driven.

Last but not least, Terry richardson, one of my favourite photographer is the one who managed the campaign. But for this, he has just done the simple casual work as what he usually posts on his visual diary blog. Not much to impressed.

Today's market has been cutting budget and less creativity. They just want the items to be sold and be trendy. I belive it's almost the end of the world. Let's just simply be the most trendiest hipster and that's it and die! -strangejoanne

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

冬天離,春天起; 入貨好時機

冬天離,春天起。
入貨時機,多穿兩天,擺至下年,也夠划算。

從左到右上至下排列好的有;
左上。 媽媽買的夏天貨,彩色繽紛,blocking粗跟/小boutique/hkd2xx
右上。 少見生膠底幼跟peep toe/香工/hkd40
左下。 真獍皮大熱棗紅2way /BERSKA/On Sale hkd99
右下。 真皮再來棗紅Clogs/ZARA/男朋友送/On Sale hkd199

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Obcessing the amazing item multi-way scarf as turban 情繫絕世佳品 萬用SCARF當TURBAN


本來我日新月異的形像令人無所適從,但自從4年前的頭巾熱不知不覺地頭巾物體成為了我的必需品甚至是朋友對我的認知。頭巾們跟隨筆者多年,我決定要好好表揚一番。

I have been in different style frequencely which my friends said they sometimes don't rekon me. However since I have been wearing the headscarves, it has became my signature and need. I will have to be proud of having them with me and give them the honor with this post.

至於出處是由中東北美西南亞的民族特色演變過來。從20年代,英印生意來往緊密,文化交流影響。Turban就成爲潮流事。70年代的hippies潮也是當時Ethinic文化。於是每逢春夏的gypsy, hippies look就少不得HEADWEAR。

The turban was came from middle east, north America and Southen West Asia. Since the 1920's the british had close business relationship with the indian. As the crossover of the cuture, turban had came to England and it had became a fashion trend. Hippies was influenced by the ethnic culture too. That's why the gypsy and hippies have the turban or headwear in every spring and summer.



Accessories對 outfit的重要性是常常被忽略的。港人特別漠視其無比威力。即使配襯簡單,平平無奇,加上頭巾後絕對也能吸引眼球,立刻出衆。而且它爲頭髮亂了立了是最佳出場之時,幫了我個大忙。這亦是我情系head accessories原因。
Accessories is important for style and outfit but it has always been forgotten. HongKongese don't know how powerful it is. Even the outfit is simple or even boring, when you add on a headscarf, it can be very different and stand out of the crowd. And the best thing of it is to cover up the greasy messy hair which really has give a big hand. This is why I m in love with turban.

PRADA
SS11大熱ACCESSORY是也! SS11 hottest trend




筆者自用的多是圍巾絲巾綁出來的。這樣較原隻TUrban多用途。打結、綁蝴蝶結、頭巾鄉村大姑的綁法配合各不同的造型。大多是看心情打結的。圍巾絲巾多是vintage產物,買下的都是別人捨棄的或二手vintage舗買下。除此之外,highstreet有售的圍巾圖案款色也很有vintage感。昨日香工一行,有見carriage花樣大巾,亦非常誘人,98大元其實也合理。合理在於其多用途、價錢平、收藏易。上身得、上頭得、當腰帶亦得。從此請多留意這絕世佳品! - strangejoanne

I usually have the scarves to tie as a turban which is more flexible to actually buy one. It can be tied in a knot, a ribbon or like a country girl to fit my different looks. It depends on my mood. Most of the scarves are vintage goods from friends' unwanted or from vintage secondhand stores. Moreover, highstreet also has very nice scarves in vintage style.I have been shopping in HK industrial centre in Lai chi kok. There are lovely pattern scarves, very adorable and fair price for hkd98. Because of the multi-usage, low priced, handy for storage. It can be wore on body, head or even as a belt. From now on, look for your new scarf. -strangejoanne



打結容易TURBAN難綁,附上以下網址TUTORIAL.
It's easy to tie a knot but hard to do turban, here's the website for tutorial
http://caseykoester.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/how-to-tie-a-turban-like-hedy/

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