6.6.2010: Carmina

Carmina: A cowhide cape/poncho/habit, still slightly furry, shaped into an enormous bow. Mori girls. Ruffles sewn onto a nylon skirt. Thick ribbed socks under wraparound ribbon wedges.

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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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4.27.2010: Pauline

Pauline: A recursive dress featuring a girl wearing a dress featuring a girl wearing a dress featuring—and so forth. I had a set of four tiny plastic bears when I was little that were covered in some kind of cheap velvety finish. One of them was named “Dainty” before I knew what the word meant—I simply liked the sound of it. I imagine those cat earrings would feel the same to the touch. Mesh dress with doubled (and tripled) mesh layers where the dress is recursive, or is that gimmicky? Heavily jeweled gloves.

(I just got back from Stumptown and boy are my stumps tired. Back on track this weekend.)

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4.20.2010: Bones

Colleen Baran’s Ring A Day project. The translucent plastic bones on the bracelet jangle pleasantly with every gesture. 24K gold finger bones on navy elastic ribbon. If you wear all nine on one hand and flex, they cut off your blood flow. Maybe I should’ve drawn gold thimbles for your five finger tips, but how would they stay up?

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4.18.2010: Lauren

Lauren: Opalite spines. Armor and vulnerability. A headband with carded, twisted wool (dyed pink) attached, or a volcano cerebrum made of cotton candy–either one. Elsien Gringhuis, Matthew Harding. A tiny candle/cigarette holder.

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4.11.2010: Diane

Diane: Gareth Pugh F/W 2010, Rick Owens F/W 2010. Cage/armor/ribbons. Hussein Chalayan’s laser dress. Anna Dello Russo’s jeweled cape. A ceramic deer. Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House.

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