Where the price for our minds shall squeeze them tight like a fist*

The semi-annual YOHJ JUN VIV posts have been a part of this blog for six years, beginning in October 2010. But, as you may have noticed, I couldn’t bother this past season. Most… Continue reading

But if you pray all your sins are hooked upon the sky*

Released last night at midnight, Sanctus‘ new ‘Blasphemy‘ collection features some delightful (vegan) references to religious garb, including a jacket made with brocade otherwise found in liturgical vestments, a tank with a clergy-inspired… Continue reading

And fly it from the toppest top of all the tops*

For some reason, styling a bathing suit top over clothing has entered my mind at least a handful of times this past summer, and now Oskar Metsavaht has realized that idea with a… Continue reading

Trapped between the rocks/Blocking the waterfall/The songs of dust*

Apparently I already missed NYFW and LFW. But, in my defense, the last month of my life has included death, Iceland, and Nick Cave on repeat. So, here’s my commentary on the only… Continue reading

Then we jump thru hoops, we’re divisible now, just disappear*

Not sure what it is about this S/S 17 collection (entitled ‘Dreams and Reality’) from Orphan Bird that really strikes me. Might be the memory of that one time I bought a top… Continue reading

Someone fetch a priest / You can’t say no (to the Beauty and the Beast)*

Though I’ve pretty much dropped all pretenses of having a budget when it comes to ordering new underthings (oh hai, Under the Root and hopeless!), spending on actually publicly viewable pieces has been… Continue reading

Look back in anger / Driven by the night*

I’ve come to hate Facebook more and more, particularly as I used to use it primarily for keeping track of designers/labels, but Facebook’s sneaky changes and algorithms mean that I now rarely see… Continue reading

Those midwives to history put on their bloody robes*

  Oh my. When I came across Yousef Akbar’s work this morning, my mind went immediately to finding a Bowie lyric to play off his name (though, yes, it’s missing a ‘c’).** But… Continue reading

Putting on my gloves and bury my bones in the marshland*

With the majority of my Twitter and Facebook feeds being fashion-related, and with the fashion community being one big wonderful borderless mosaic, the xenophobic and far-reaching decisions being made on both sides of… Continue reading

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