Monday, 9 October 2017

YOUR SEXUALITY IS NOT A WILDCARD FOR STUPIDITY



You guessed it, it's venting time again. On this blog, I have written about how being gay doesn't mean that you should like shopping, or pink, or fit any other stereotype. I have also talked about how it is okay if you're gay and you do fit stereotypes, about how there's nothing wrong with that. I have discussed the negative discrimination, the prejudice, the bad and the ugly. But lately, there's been another side of things that I've noticed, but not really talked about, and I really wanted to talk about it. People using their sexuality as some kind of wildcard for stupidity.

Monday, 2 October 2017

IT'S DEMI-COUTURE, DARLING / RICHARD QUINN X H&M


YES, we back bitches! And you already know, when we're back, we're back with something good. In this case, 'something good' means an editorial, and one that fits in with a yearly tradition we've got going on here: my collab with the H&M Design Award winner.

This is the third one I'm covering, after Ximon Lee and Hannah Jinkins. These collabs are my favourite to do, because the Design Award collections are always quite out of the box, which gives me the opportunity to try something new and experiment. In a lot of ways, these collections kinda blur gender lines and expectations of what you would expect to see in a high street store like H&M. Also, I can't express how important it is to support beginning designers, and the Design Award is just an amazing way to do that. Actually, this year's winner just showed his SS18 collection during London Fashion Week, so we're definitely talking about some influence here.

Sequins and no breathing 


On to this year's winner then! Richard Quinn is a graduate from Central Saint Martin in London, and what he does is very demi-couture. His collection contains a lot of very strong statement pieces, featuring abstract flowers, strong silhouettes (that strapless ball gown, *gasp*), and sequins. There's a lot to love, mainly because the #lewks are a lot, but you know I like things that are just a litlle extra. *looks at closet full of fake fur and sequins* Yup. Just a little extra.
The look that I am wearing today, is the fully sequined houndstooth ensemble, consisting of a tight top and a matching pair of leggings. I have actually learned something this week: if I am determined enough, I can squeeze my almost two meters long body into a women's size 36. Okay, breathing gets a little difficult, but who needs air when you're decked out in sequins from head to toe? The satin cropped jacket on top is one of my favourite pieces from the collection, I just can not get over the 80s power shoulder, makes me feel so strong! I'm totally looking to get that green satin jumpsuit as well, can't wait to serve y'all eighties feminist business woman. By the way, the collection is available online as from the 5th of October, so be sure to check it out if you want to score some pieces yourself. The pink flower lining of the jacket is what inspired the make-up and the gloves, and after some brainstorming with one of my friends (Dries is lowkey a genius), I decided to shoot this outfit in a flower shop of some sorts. I totally adored the combination of that industrial feel with the fragility of flowers, and I'm quite happy with how these pictures turned out. Next time though, remind me to find a location that does not come with a bunch of people standing around me as I pose. I've had better ideas, but hey, everything for fashion, amiright?  






pictures by Lisa De Lange

WEARING: Sequined Ensemble and Cropped Jacket: H&M X RICHARD QUINN
The full collection will be available on October 5th via H&M's online store


Monday, 28 August 2017

SKETCHY SITUATIONS


Fashion is art and art is fashion, and I love it when the two collide. For their latest collab, Belgian brand CKS teamed up with a Belgian illustrator who goes under the name of Dzia.