Archive for October, 2008
Oh, Pixie Market, how you amuse me with your adoration of ironic 80’s style (I am NOT a fan) and so-hip-it-hurts stock. Despite the site’s need to win the hipster homecoming crown, it does have a good selection of unknowns and constantly rotating items.
So, even if you’re not a fan of clothes you can only get away with by wearing them for irony’s sake (worst trend of the aughts), there is plenty to choose from that you can wear straight.
As much as I poke fun, here are some of my favourites:
Most of El Naturalista’s shoes are way too crunchy for my tastes, but I can’t help but love this nerdy, school-marmy ankle boot. They look insanely comfortable and are eco-friendly as well.
There isn’t much from the 1980′s that I like or ever liked. I remember hating much of the decade when I was living through it (young as I was!). However, there are a few things from that time that remain appealing, and I don’t mean in the tired ironic sense.
Designer Matthew Ames manages to revive and freshen the boxy, baggy Japanese look of the 80′s with his Autumn 08 collection. There is nothing that feels contrived or derivative about his pieces, and yet they immediately bring to mind a style that is associated with the decade of excess.
Pieces featured are mostly from the fall collection, but there are a couple from his Spring collection, as well. Be sure to check out the website.
Four more photos after the jump