Sunny day, so naturally I’m wearing #DRKSHDW, @joinchapter, and @haerfest.
Crazy dude just came in asking for directions to the Soviet Consulate. I didn’t have the heart to tell him that the USSR has been gone for a while now.
Cold shit! Designer Michael Costello literally bought and sold my girl’s design as his own! Giving no credit at all smh like how did you not think this would come to light LOL because she doesn’t have 100k+ followers? Help expose this snake!
Its so hard for these up & coming designers out here. I’m glad she spoke up on it.
Damn def not a fan anymore
So sorry to wade into this, but I don’t see how this lady is an “up & coming” designer. After waiting a mind-numbingly long 0.17 seconds, Google spat out the following result:
And has anybody actually looked at the “designs” this woman is putting out?
Looking at this, what is more likely? A) A relatively well-known dresser for socialites and actresses decided to copy a complete unknown from across the country or B) A woman with questionable taste works in LA and buys (and alters) pre-made patterns mass-produced by large-scale Asian pattern makers and factories?
But even all this is really missing the point.
If you want to make promoting small designer your thing, that’s great and people who do ought to be commended for it. Light industry in America has been on a seemingly irreversible design for the last half century and opting to buy $150 dresses of unknown origin (this “designer’s” site literally does not list fabric content or country of manufacture for any product) is not the best way to fix that. Find small boutiques, find small brands that design and produce locally, and give them your dollars. Show H&M and Zara and Topman and All Saints and Uniqlo that though you love a good bargain, you love keeping talented and dedicated pattern makers, weavers, sewers, leather workers, and other craftspeople not just employed, but swamped with demand.
It might cost a little more and it might take more effort than reblogging something you saw on Tumblr, but supporting businesses that have made the commitment to keep their production in the hands of people they know and can look in the eye is a huge deal. I don’t care whether you’re buying $1700 bombers from Public School or $90 wallets from MAKR or $200 necklaces from Marisa Haskell. Don’t say you support designers, actually support them.
Favorite part of babysitting (aside from the munchkin): reclaiming the @wingsandhorns blanket I gave my sister years ago and (now empty) bowls of yogurt and granola.
Honestly, first HBA piece I’ve ever seriously thought to myself: “Yeah. I could fuck with that.”
(Source: tres-bien.com, via thebengalstripe)
Fuuuuuuuck. @trambach just threw some jalapeños in this fucker and my stomach is so freaking happy.
But don’t think you can sneak those menswear exits past me, Chalayan.
Any bets on whether or not it’ll actually get produced?
Tomato-almond pesto over linguine. Weeknight success!
I’ve taken the plunge into one-piece land with @joinchapter. There’s no going back now. (at Acrimony)
"I designed a top JUST like this!"
— Girl handling a Rachel Comey top. I mean, of course I believe her. It’s why she’s the world famous designer and Comey is just a nobody, right?
It’s hard to believe that fall’s already here, but there’s no need to believe when SILENT Damir Doma’s latest collection for men has arrived.
Soft jerseys in deep shades of purple, washed out fleeces, and modern military jackets will have you ready for cold weather in no time flat. Believe that.
You guys, why didn’t I order any shit for myself. You guyssssssss.