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one size fits (almost) all

All images via V Magazine.

I’ve had a few days to chew on these images, a sneak peek of V issue #63’s One Size Fits All article, and their attempt to break through the size barriers by showcasing the clothing on one ‘model-sized model’ (Jacqulyn Jablonski) and one ‘plus-sized model’ (Crystal Renn). I’m decidedly undecided about it, so I’ll leave you with my initial thoughts.

The good:

  • The clothing: I love that all of these ensembles are unapologetically bold, bright, patterned, & skin bearing.
  • The styling: both models look amazingly fresh and right now.
  • The modelling: fierce + sultry. my favourite.
  • The photography: so very, very clever.
  • The models don’t appear to be that much different in size: I suppose this could be a bad point, but I appreciate that, even though there’s quite a large distance between their sizes, both bods are completely stunning (all of those LEGS! *drools*)

The bad:

  • The comparison: while I suppose this could be a good thing, I feel like I’m forced to make the comparison in every image. I’m not allowed to just be happy about these beautiful clothes on beautiful women. 
  • The lack of variety: though the message is heard, it’s kind of a drop in the ocean. this shoot really only goes about a quarter of the way. a variety of models in a variety of shapes and sizes workin’ it the way these two do would make for better delivery.

All in all, I think it’s a good effort and I sincerely hope other vashion mags take their cue. What do you think?

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ruffles are the new black

Ruffles have been inner than in for a few seasons now and I have to say I quite like that and they’re no likely to go away any time soon.  Although I do argue that ruffles can go horribly, horribly wrong, I love that they’re being applied to just about everything for a fresher, softer, more romantic look.  Everything in moderation, right?

Here are some favourite ruffly things, via etsy.  Click the pics to go to the store:

Alright, nevermind the thing I said about moderation.  This profusion of ruffles melts my heart:

…as does this one:

…and this one too:

Are you wearing ruffles?  What’s your favourite ruffly thing?

Discuss.  I’m going to go put ruffles on stuff.  Possibly even the dog.

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for certain categories of reprobates and outcasts

Despite the undeserved scorn for them in the fashion world, their affiliation with pompous twats like Tim Burton (I LOVE YOU TIM BURTON…even if you’re a pompous twat) and neurotic status in decorating…eye ❤ stripes of all stripes.

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more spats love

from etsy!

Love these colours for houndstooth.  It’s on such a great scale for this application too, don’t you think?

from minniekins.

Crinkly leather jobbies:

from ashes & empires.

Knitted lovelies:

from corpse knit.

Tapestry:

from maria pozo design.

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