Designer Annex, of New Zealand, has designed these lovely frocks from vintage maps of the world. Unfortunately, you can’t wear the dress…but according to her website, you can “hang [it] on your wall and dream of new adventures”. F*ck that, I’d absolutely try to put it on. Then, after I ripped it from doing something so stupid, I’d hang it on the wall (so you can’t see the rip, natch) and would then dream of other ways to get the damn dress on. Because these are way too cute to leave on a wall.
Here’s more from her website:
Travel the world or visit a favourite city with maps made from vintage printed maps. Hang on your wall and dream of new adventures or recount fond memories. Each dress is handmade and unique. Approx 90cm long and 60 cm wide.
Dresses are $195, bags $80, please email for more images
63 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand
ph +64 9 3786018
anne at annex.net.nz
Twiggy = Dressing up as Princess Leia before Princess Leia did.
Well what do you know. That looks like Princess Leia, but about fifteen years too early! It’s Twiggy; apparently she’s out of this world. She must be, considering she inspired fashion on Alderaan.
George Lucas: ”In the 1977 film, I was working very hard to create something different that wasn’t fashion, so I went with a kind of Southwestern Pancho Villa woman revolutionary look, which is what that is. The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico. Then it took such hits and became such a thing.”
I Hopi did his research. But I got to thinking…how much do you want to bet George’s mother read fashion magazines when he was growing up? Happy Friday!
The Perfect (Peplum)
Little Black Dress.
It’s at Zara and it’s only $99. [WoW] I had to post this because I would’ve gotten it by now, if I hadn’t already spent my fashion budget for the week. How?
OH twist my arm… okay, I’ll tell you.
Last week I took a giant bag full of professional clothes from 8…er, 10?…years ago - and paid a tailor approximately $150 to remake $1,000 worth of clothes, to make them wearable again. We turned a-line, knee-length skirts into fitted-at-the-waist mini-skirts with pleats; shortened ungainly dress hems to appropriate lengths and took blazers in about two sizes so they fit; and finally, we turned one dress into a tailored peplum blouse (with fabric left over for the cumberbund belt I plan to make out of it). She did a lovely job, by the way.
All in all, it felt terribly successful. I’m relieved! I nearly had a heart attack spending so much money on clothes back then, being fresh out of college and with hardly a penny to my name. Still, I had to look presentable for the C-Suite, so I paid through the nose (and probably built my credit too). Once I began working from home in 2007, these fancy duds went into boxes and were nearly given away many times. Now I can say I’m glad I kept them: I love new dresses, but especially when they’re old. :]
McQ, prefall 2012
Wheeeee, I wish all designers made it this easy to peruse their line.
The clothes are nice — I’m mostly posting because the idea caught my eye.
And I love dresses. (But not with ankle boots. I can’t do it. I’m a classic pumps lady, myself…)
Just add backseam pantyhose (they go with everything) and we’re good to go!
Shoes of the Very Famous
Robert Frank’s Red-and-Yellow Brogues, Circa 1974-1975
For all you photo nerds out there…
The groundbreaking Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank spent two years crisscrossing the United States, photographing all strata of society. In all, he shot some 28,000 frames. The result was his 1958 magnum opus called The Americans, a searing look at the contradictions of life in the U.S. Frank accidentally left these shoes at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, N.Y., while working with film students in the mid-1970s.
See more: Shoes of the Very Famous
OOH, the duck on your head really brings out your eyes.
WTF? That’s a duck on her head. And then a link to some fashion pictures, where she continues to wear the duck on her head and stare at us aggressively.
Ooookay. Maybe it’s an Australian thing.
Anyway, here’s to firedrill Friday proposals, conference calls scheduled for Saturday and version control nightmares. Happy Friday, all!
This tribal clutch with geometric shapes is pretty. I love it! And of course, the post title might make you cringe but I wasn’t going to pass that opportunity up. :]
So anyway. As far as accessories go, I don’t usually like clutches (not a fan of inefficient fashion)…but this is so nice, I would stick it in my armpit any day.
After some Scotchgard treatment, of course.
Hahahaa *ahem*. So apparently, Waverly makes menswear now.
I know floral patterns are the next big thing in fashion, but this is…um.
I have no words.
Just…silence. Flowery, stunned silence.
Do you think he’s wearing socks? I mean, if you’re already hitting completely abusurd on all levels by wearing pink rose floral head to, uh, knee, then what on earth do you put on your feet? I’m going to suggest whimsical wedges in a neutral leather. If only they came in Men’s sizes…
fun being Creative Director
for Kinetic Consulting, too
(but the views expressed
here are wholly my own and are not those of my employer, cool?).
Somewhat Interesting Tidbits:
I am a gutsy critical thinker,
a passionate dance and yoga lover, exuberant (but not always successful) reverse-engineer in the kitchen, and proud Mom to my kiddo and
two kickass ocicats.