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With even Maison Martin Margiela collaborating with H&M I’ve started wondering what’s going on with high fashion. Will the masses not care if they’re wearing real MMM or the H&M version? Think they’re interchangeable?
The fact is, with the economy still struggling and the ease of creating knock-offs and lower priced lines we’re encouraged to settle with second or third rate products. But lately I’ve been thinking…really? Is this a good idea? Don’t get me wrong: I like a deal as much as the next person. But I’ve also really begun to question fast fashion –so much of it ends up in landfills and is crap quality to begin with– and I’m interested in buying fewer things of better quality. Even getting a few “investment” pieces -translation: it cost alot but it’s exquisite quality and I’ll own it forever!
For these special, unique pieces you have to look no further than Byronesque.com! Looking to transform a culture dominated by fakes and fast-fashion, Byronesque is the first combined editorial and e-commerce website dedicated to authentically 20-years and older vintage fashion. Equal parts fashion & culture editorial, and curated shopping experience, the site is the first of its kind in the industry.
Clauda Montana Embroidered Leather Cuffs Sweater
Byronesque’s editorial content pays intellectual homage to the lives and minds of the most important characters and contemporaries in fashion history, whose work inspires new generations to challenge the mediocrity of popular culture. Creatives such as Diane Pernet, Zebra Katz, A.F. Vandevorst, Simon Collins, Eve Salvail, Kate Lanphear, Roger Burton, Rad Hourani, Boy George, Jake Chapman and Dan Witz (among others), have contributed to, or been featured in the first round of content that is set to gradually roll-out with the launch of the site.
Following the site’s initial editorial and consumer components, the company is launching a subscription-based service designed as a creative inspiration tool for industry insiders, and fashion designers – but never knowingly fast-fashion brands. Through site subscription, members will receive additional services that include exclusive editorial content, preferential access to new merchandise, a personal shopper service, and a growing vintage reference archive – making it an invaluable resource for under-served creative rule-breakers and directional designers.
Are you excited? I am!
Lately I am super hating the meatpacking district in New York. It has long lost its tranny loving edge along with Florent, the best restaurant to view the nightlife provocateurs. But as we all know, New York City neither sleeps nor stays the same – so when I ended up in the ‘hood with the brilliant and lovely pop star* Natalia Kills and our mutual friend Alex Catarinella we ended up doing an impromptu photo shoot which plays with both the old and new meatpacking district.
Natalia’s in the middle of recording her sophomore album with producer Jeff Bhasker (who has also worked with Beyonce, Kanye West and Lana Del Ray). I have no doubt that it’s going to be s!ck. This girl is witty and wicked and has style for days and this comes through in her songs like the infectious “Kill My Boyfriend” (Check out the video at the end of this post!)
And a few things that rock Natalia’s world:
Food- I love macarons. I definitely have a sweet tooth and the ones from Laduree are classics!
Drink- Earlgrey Tea in the day, Lychee Martini at night
Recent song or album- Zebra Katz “Ima Read” and the new Garbage album “Not Your Kind Of People”
Book- Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palaniuk
Artist- Gwen Stefani.
NYC spot to go out- Tuesday nights Westgay at Westway is wild
NYC spot for creative inspiration- The glass window bridge on the Highline.
Vacation/getaway spot- Paris
Indulgence- Walter Steiger shoes
Fashion designer- Alexander Wang… I love every collection
Article of clothing- My Chole Sevigny dress
Go-to cosmetic- Eyeliner
Favorite thing about being a popstar- Airplanes. I love flying more than anything else in the world…
Historical time period that you never experienced (and why) 1960 to late 1970s because those were my Grandma’s glory days. She’s my idol.
If you want to see more images from our night out check out the gallery below. I also want to give a shout out to Le Bain at The Standard NY as the exception to the rule of the meatpacking district. Especially Jordan Balanchine’s party ZigZag where we shot some of this. (before we got kicked out…but that’s another story!)