Revisiting Loden Dager SS11
November 30, 2010, 1:50 am
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It’s a peculiarity of the fashion calendar that talking in November about a spring collection that won’t hit stores until March can be considered “looking back.” But by the time SS11 is available for retail, it will have been at least a full 6 months after we could have gotten our first glimpse, via trade shows, fashion week or, for most people, the internet.  The web’s instant gratification only seems to exacerbate the already-short attention span of the industry.  But if you buy into the argument of fashion as art — which, admittedly, is an argument with two pretty solid opposing viewpoints — then there’s something to be said for digesting a little bit, sitting back and giving everything you see some time to breathe before making a judgment, dismissing it and moving on to the next one.

So with that in mind, let’s talk about Loden Dager SS11.

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The Tatianas, “Little Drama Boy”
November 29, 2010, 10:45 pm
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Oh, come on, Maersk Alabama!

Remember the Maersk Alabama?  That boat that we all cared about for that week when we cared about pirates, in the days before we cared about getting to second base with the TSA (third if you’re a prude) and Justin Bieber?  Well, OMG, it’s back.

In a move taken straight from the Lindsay Lohan playbook, the Alabama got itself in trouble doing the same thing it always does and landed on once more, smiling for the cameras with a vacant look in its figurative eyes and some powdery residue caked under its metaphorical nose.

Dr. Phil, Voice of a Generation (of old white people living in landlocked states) always says that his definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.  In which case the Maersk Alabama is TOTALLY INSANE. Seriously, we need a hidden camera in this bastard’s living room and some tough love delivered in front of a live studio audience STAT.

Let’s break down exactly what has happened here.

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Who You Gonna Call?
November 17, 2010, 12:37 am
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(Image via The Sartorialist)

Opening Ceremony x What?
November 16, 2010, 11:48 pm
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Take a look at this image.  What do you think it is?  A sneak preview from HSN’s Suze Orman Collection?  An early look at Ricky’s “Sexy Dick Tracy” costume for Halloween 2011?

Nope.  It’s a piece from Opening Ceremony’s new capsule collection inspired by Disney’s upcoming crapfest movie TRON: Legacy.

Wait, are you sure it’s not HSN’s Suze Orman Collection?

Sigh.  Yes, I’m sure.

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Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
November 16, 2010, 2:11 am
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This is really good, right?  I liked Adele’s first album mostly because I think she has an amazing voice, but this song — “Rolling in the Deep,” off of her forthcoming album 21 — is kind of a change of pace.  The drums, the darker edge, the slow-build momentum.  It’s a more mature, full sound than her stripped down, fairly safe debut album.  Anxious to hear the rest.  All right, enough about lady singers on here for awhile now.

Today in Abrupt Set Changes
November 16, 2010, 12:00 am
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Post-Apocalyptic Bonfire Dance Party.


Rihanna feat. Drake, “What’s My Name