STATE OF THE UNION: The Week That Was

Rather than focusing on anything specific this week I thought I’d give y’all a brief glimpse into a few things going on in the realm of fashion right now. So, here’s my presidential address for this week:

 

IN THE WORDS OF PARIS HILTON, “THAT’S HOT”

COPYLAB

I’m a sucker for art parodies, like these viral snapchats of famous art with amusing captions superimposed, which Buzzfeed says will “give you life”. After letting those snapchats revive your cold, dead body, check out @COPYLAB’s instagram. Copylab combines two of my favourite things – high art and high fashion. I mean, I’ve always wanted to see Frida Kahlo in a Céline shirt or Grant Wood’s American Gothic revamped with Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Credit for these beauties goes to Chris Rellas who blogs online at Public Revival.

 

 

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Via @COPYLAB’s instagram

 

 

DEEP POCKETS

I ain’t talking money (although that would be nice), but rather the large pockets on this season’s garments. This article on the Daily Mail draws a possible correlation between the deep pockets and the upcoming iPhone 6, with its rumoured 5.5 inch height. Even though it’s very possible designers weren’t thinking about technology when they produced these fine get ups, I like to live in a world where iPhones dictate the aesthetics of everything else. There are also already some accessories being developed to accommodate the enlarged iPhone, so you don’t need to worry about your clutch not being able to close. Shh. Look at some huge pockets.

 

 

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Via Daily Mail

 

 

KENDALL JENNER

Some of you are probably definitely going to disagree with me here, but fuck it. I feel like when it comes to the Kardashians people fall into two distinct camps: you either adore them and spend hours watching Kylie Jenner make-up tutorials or you think Kris Jenner has sold her soul to the devil in some weird pact to ensure her family’s success. Regardless of where you stand, I actually really like Kendall as a model. Even though none of us have any real perspective on celebrities, I feel like she has a good head on her shoulders and a really solid work ethic. I mean, her name can’t have hurt in initially getting noticed by designers, but I think she’s really beautiful and that’s ideally what a model should be. She’s walked for Chanel (and Chanel Haute Couture), Givenchy, Giles and Marc Jacobs and landed a spot as one of Givenchy’s faces for autumn. She got that Christian Dior Denim Flow. (I’m just gonna try make a Kanye joke in every post from now on.)

 

 

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Via here

 

 

 

THAT’S NOT

 RAJ SHETYE’S FASHION SHOOT

Titled “The Wrong Turn” and showing a glamorous woman in a dangerous bus setting with multiple men was a little too close to the story of a 23 year old women in New Delhi who died as a result of her gang rape on a bus. This article on Huffington Post contains some of the images from the photo shoot and delves into more detail about the whole thing than I’m going to, so click that and get informed. Shetye is doing damage control and saying his motive behind the shoot was to promote women’s rights and address the issue of safety in India. Whether this is true or not, the shoot hasn’t generated the best public response, so I’m filing it under the non-Paris approved section of a “not” for this week.

 

 

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Via Huffington Post

 

 

JANDALS WORLDWIDE

This is a much more lighthearted “not” and really just a personal peeve of mine, but this New Zealand Herald article is suggesting that jandals are going to be the next big trend. Soz Berlin Fashion Week, but don’t you dare try and make jandals a happening thing. (This being said, one of the pictures included has the male model wearing sandals so maybe NZH is just confused.) I don’t like seeing feet, and if you wear jandals in winter you are a savage. This might be really unpatriotic of me because jandals are like a staple piece in New Zealand’s wardrobe but I just can’t do it. I’m sorry.

 

 

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Via NZH

 

 

If you haven’t put me on your blocked list for hating jandals, comment below with your hots/nots. In the name of Paris Hilton, I’ll see you next week.

 

 

Header image sourced from here and emojified by urs truly.

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