5.31.2010: Sally

Sally: Women of the Dunes. “Dolce & Gabbana” painted-on sunglasses à la Edith Zimmerman. Lace ribcage. A heavy collar of chipped red stone, or possibly rusted-over iron. Gold cameos. I bought a metal snake necklace similar to this in China (except it only cost me $2). Imagine that necklace, but twice as thick, and covered in snakeskin, real or false.

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5.24.2010: Wei-Wei

Wei-Wei: Beijing Opera makeup. Janelle Monáe‘s androgynous look and dancing shoes. The trains in Threeasfour’s S/S 2010 show. A jeweled harness and bib. Ruffled shorts with chaps in a continuation of a theme started with Chisato.

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5.18.2010: Aurélie

Laid up in bed sick and coughing. Please excuse the delay!

Aurélie: The music video for “Why Don’t You Love Me?”–particularly the martini-swilling, tear-streaked incarnation of Beyoncé. Cobblestones and felt. Vika Gazinskaya. Stigmata, but inside the shoe the metal has to curve around the foot to support it. Zippers creating adjustable holes where the arms stick out. But wear this with something inside, please.

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5.13.2010: Crust

Sorry I missed last week’s update without any warning–I was in Toronto and also quite sick. I’ll strive to make it up to you with extra accessory posts.

Crust: Michael DeForge, whom I sat next to at TCAF this weekend, and who is now a Doug Wright Award winner. Elastic and thick, loose socks. Bonsai by Anke Weiss. Rift by Andrea Meyers. Diamond leather shapes lined with burgundy suede, extending all the way up to your thigh, where they’re held up by suspenders (the kind that go over your shoulders, natch). Yeah, your legs would look fat. So what?

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5.2.2010: Chisato

Chisato: The telescope octopus and other creatures of the Mariana Trench. Stretchy chaps over a short skirt. A squared-off headband and a bow on the zipper (it’s not a real bow—tug it up and down using the loops). Gift wrap ribbon. Jellyfish.

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