And from one over-achieving brand to something else entirely. Now, its not that I like to stir, that is to say I do sometimes like to stir (?), but I have to say I’m sensing a sense of tree-mendous (Ha!) underachievement from these first glances of Married To The M.O.B.’s latest Summer collection which dropped yesterday. I mean as usual the styling/set is top notch, but as for the actual collection all I can muster is a “That’s.. nice?” as opposed to “Caralho, (swearing In Portuguese these days), gotta gather up my bitches and find somewhere to roll to, and be all like MOST off-ici-a-lee by-actes”, and so forth. Rather this makes me want to gather said bitches and roll to like Hamsterly Forest or something - visit my special stepping stone and play bat and ball with a picnic, (which for the record is the most fucking awesome way to spend the day in sunny old Englander). But what I’m trying to say that I didn’t think that’s what M.O.B. where supposed to be about, is it? Not that I was ever into the whole slogan bitch-fest which seems to pepper the majority of their collections. I don’t know, I’ve never been down with calling oneself a bitch, certainly others take pleasure in it, but I’m a good old fashioned Nicey McNice-pants, or mebeez I’m just boring. Unless ofcourse it was Missy calling me her bitch, and then I’d totally switch and be all like up in Hamsterly frontin’, getting in all the tree’s faces, saying stuff like,”You’d best be trippin or I’ll be woodchippin’ yo trunk-ass, bitch!” and the like. Perhaps. So anyway. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the M.O.B. collection. Gonna score it a vastly resounding “meh”. Can Do Better!
Thanks to AroundTheWayGirls for the info.
Aw! Cannot convey how much I am smitten kitten with Finnish brand CTRL’s new Spring collection, like this is what I’m talking about. The Helsinki-based label has just dropped its second collection por ele e ela, and haven’t they done well my pretties?! Thanks to Amelia for the update via a most fruitful article referencing to the need for nostaglia. Calling on CTRL’s roots as a skate brand back in the nineties, Amelia waxes lyrical on our seeking of the proverbial safety blanket; ‘the good old days’, that so dismal is the status quo we’ve only needed to backtrack a decade! (Lets face it; noughties = war, recession & epidemics - who in their right mind would get all misty-eyes about the now? Anyhoo, Grand kudos to CTRL for their amazzzzing ad campaign (which you will be checking out apres le jump) featuring non-abrasively gorgeous young things. And extra helpings of of CLF’s love to CRTL’s art director Freeman for speaking out about his brand’s support for Amnesty, Greenpeace and the real meaning of street culture as a COHESIVE COMMUNITY (I think we had communities in the nineties too) rather than just borrowing or just paying arbitrary lip-service to street ‘adi-tood’ like some street brands out there. And speaking of the dark days, I feel as though like the sun would shine brighter if I had that Boy From Mars sweater…*sigh*
The Cassette Society recently showed off the Winter ‘09 collection at RAFW. Reigning in all things noise-tacular, The Cassette Society has ascended into its third year of festival sparkling livery. It was an appetite for music that channelled The Cassette Society’s Katie Boyd to the creative drawing board in ‘05, and a mutual lust for street wear that united her with Tania Rickards in ‘06. Since then, the pair have teamed up with some of Australia’s unparalleled graphic talent to create a street line and a new high-end boutique line, ‘Cassette Society Uncut,’ that are both fanciful, frivolous and fun. x (Fe)