Friday, 9 July 2010

Diamond Eyes // Romantic Rights

On first glance of some of rick owen's new collection, a part of my dark design and desire was dissapointed by the tamed down affair; like a cobweb that had been stitched back together into a silken patchwork instead. But after the initial comedown, there's a beautiful ambience that couples the haunting air that perfumes the runway. There's an art to minimalism, with a fine cobweb line between slick and indulgently simplistic, to just plain...plain. And thankfully Rick Owens shows how a white vest can fit the gothic lux aesthetic perfectly. with subtle asymmetric shapes that contort around the chest, and fabric that practically melts to the eye, the vest has never been reinvented better. I'm personally not a fan of the current Twilight craze, but I love this runway interpretation of urban vampire's with a regal and empowered stance. Gothic attitude meets the city landscape with sticky knee length boots that have serious chunk to them.

Inspired by this clash of black and white, I couldn't resist a hooded poncho from Juun J this Summer. It has a labyrinth of zips that allows constant transformation of its look, and creates the perfect balance between ghetto funk and bohemian movement. In other news aswell, along with the Carolyn internship, I've also secured journalism experience with Harper's Bazaar at the end of the year. To say I'm excited would be an understatement!
[Rick Owens image credited to Clement Louis]


36 comments:

  1. I love this picture !
    Cool sweat and trousers !

    Ciao Bello !
    Loïc from BE TRUE TO WHO YOU ARE

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  2. love your poncho..!!!

    my GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow!!
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  3. you kinda killed the romantic vibe with the photo edit, but the poncho, idea and your writing is so good that i don't even mind

    x

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  4. big crush on the poncho :)
    you made a really nice review!

    Castor Pollux

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  5. I love your review!! I think the simplicity is quite mysterious and beautiful! I love your poncho, the hood is so cool!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  6. Love your hoodie/sweter or wathever =S

    nice pics

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  7. LOVE the pictures here, and you look amazing, xoxo

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  8. wow lovely designs, love your poncho
    I'm following you!

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  9. Very cool. I really like the motocross-ish boots with the white-and-black outfits.

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  10. Love the rick owens pieces simple but with an edge. Great interpretation :)

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  11. LOVE this!!
    xoxo

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  12. Great top.

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  13. that picture is incredible, it reminds me of lady gaga's Alejandro video

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  14. Congrats on the Harpers Bazaar experience and the internship! SO EXCITING. And so valuable!!

    Love the open zips on the side of this sweater. Your boots are rad.

    x

    Caroline

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  15. i just love rick owens, and you rock it perfectly

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  16. That poncho looks great ;)

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  17. I love the top, you look awesome!

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  18. love the pic ( : && it reminds me of the alejandro vid !! awesomeeeeee

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  19. you always have a great photo,and style. i love it.
    especially the poncho.

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  20. I see the inspiration from the collection. Nicely done Charles.

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  21. woah! you are some kind of awesome! these are just...woah!

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  22. love your look and love your blog !

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  23. thank you so much for your comment! it really means a lot!
    your blog is amazing, as is your style!

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  24. Hi!!! I like your blog and I've decided to follow you!
    Do you want to follow mine?
    kisses

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  25. great photos!!
    i love your blog, is very nice!!
    good style and post!

    kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

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  26. I love your style! I'm taking inspiration from it. I also looked at your previous outfit posts. Gosh I love your style. I could even imagine myself in it even though I'm a girl. Thanks for the positive comment I truly appreciate it! I'm following you now :)


    hearts,
    Melai and Style and Soul

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  27. Thanks for your comment & visit !
    Your blog is a nice discover :)

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  28. great top. i really really enjoy rick owens designs -he's such a genius!
    wish i could own one of his designs.. particularily one of his perfect draped leather jacket---aaaa theyre brilliant!!

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  29. great look, love the romantic inspiration

    thanks for your comment

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  30. I love love love your poncho/top/jacket thing. Where's it from?

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