We Can be (Valentino) HEROes

A few weeks ago, you learned about the superhero splendor that is the Valentino X Goop “Wonder Woman” collection. A capsule that was only a small part of a larger collection set to be released in April. Well, here now  is yet another glimpse of how Valentino plans to superpower your wardrobe. Continue reading

Introducing SlashCode: The Brand That Geekdom Needs

On my never-ending quest to find examples of designers bridging the gap between the geek and the chic, imagine my delight when the mountain came to Muhammad. That mountain is SlashCode a new premium brand after my own heart.

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McQ Alexander McQueen X Manga

Forward to Fall

Fall is just around the corner, you guys. We’ve yet to hit a 100 degree day in NYC, but while we’re out and about getting a golden glow, the fall collections are starting to arrive in stores.  Here’s the first of a few favorites in this mini series to get you excited for the approaching season. 

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Not since Paradise Kiss have I witnessed a fusion of luxury fashion and manga that sent my heart soaring, and indulged my every fashion obsessed geek girl’s dream. The only other book to ever do that was Sina Grace’s Not My Bag. Which was in fact largely a comic book ode  to Alexander McQueen (so obviously a favorite of mine) and, note to self: It’s high time I review that for you here!  In the meantime… Continue reading

If My Blog Was an Outfit

At long last I have jumped aboard this chic geek girl blogger bandwagon, joining my friends: The Nerdy Girlie, Girl Gone Geek, and Leslie IRL; the originators of this link up party: A Dose of Paige, and Hairspray and High Heels;  and several other awesome geek girl blogs (scroll down The Nerdy Girlie’s post for a list!)

If this is your first time reading my blog, welcome! You’re about to get me and point in a nutshell. Here’s hoping you’ll be enticed to read on..

 

The Outfit:

 

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Intrigued? Excellent!

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Interview with Black Milk’s Cameron Parker: “We Are Truly Sorry”

Moving Forward with Policy Changes, Lessons Learned, and Sincerest Apologies from Captain Cam Himself

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You’ve heard the story.  Brand posts meme.  Fans object to meme.  Fans feelings are dismissed and worse in an epic social media/ customer service fail. Google it. You’ll find a number of sites reporting on it. We’re not dwelling on it here. You see, even after Black Milk issued their latest apology, the social media team was still being harassed. Much of the community was still hurt and angry. And some customers just weren’t satisfied. Which brings us to this post. Being a part of such a large geek girl community, I’ve witnessed how the incident affected my friends. And while many have been talking about Black Milk, (and in the case of FaceBook, talking at Black Milk) No one was actually talking to Black Milk. So in an effort to appease the community– and in the interest of, you know, actual journalism– I reached out to Black Milk directly. The result: honest answers to some tough questions from the head of sales and marketing. The ones that needed to be asked so we can all move passed this.
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Menswear Monday: Medieval Magic at Dolce & Gabbana

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What is a well dressed, well-to-do Game of Thrones Fanboy to wear out and about, but  pieces from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall/winter 2014 collection?

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RED Valentino + Snow White

Snow White never looked so sweet street.

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Once Upon a Time, we witnessed the appearance of Star Wars characters on not one, but two runways and eagerly wondered if there would be a third. Why? Because the unofficial rule of fashion is that three makes it a trend. And while Paris fashion week has only just begun, in an interesting twist designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli may have already delivered on the real trend here. No, it’s not a Star Wars collection, but much like Disney had approached the designers of Preen for collaboration, it looks like Mickey’s Marketing Team had their hand in the hig-end pot once more (<—interpret that as you will). The result: The Ultimate Snow White Collection for the modern urban princess.

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Jeremy Scott’s New Moschino Collection: Horrifying, Tacky and Genius

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Our Happy Meal came with a Spongebob toy…. and… beer?!?!

Anyone familiar with the Moschino brand knows of it’s reputation for being subversive. It’s also no secret that Jeremy Scott shares that same humor with the house’s late founder. The difference however is in execution. One of my favorite things about the Moschino label has always been it’s ability to be fun, silly, quirky… while still maintaining a lady-like charm. There’s always been a sweet and sexy feminine sensibility to the clothing that served as the perfect counterpoint to the occasionally over the top humor. It was whimsical. It was Disney princess funny. Continue reading

The Blonds + Catwoman

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Season after season The Blonds are out to prove that they have more fun. And we are ever so grateful they take us along for the ride.

Remember last year’s Spring show, when the design duo drew inspiration from several iconic “Blonds” spanning all of time and space? Tinkerbell, Barbarella, Tweety, C3P0?

Well this time, they got all the material they needed from another widely recognizable blonde. The world’s sexiest most legendary crazy cat lady: Michelle Pfeiffer as Selina Kyle. That’s right: CATWOMAN!

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Star Wars + Fashion Week : Episode I & II

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left: RODARTE at New York Fashion Week. Right: PREEN at London Fashion Week**

EPISODE  I : Childhood Nostalgia in New York

The Mulleavy sisters wear their geek pride on their sleeves, and want us to wear it too. The chic “sci-fi freaks” who brought us their ode to LARPing* (yes, that happened) took us on a trip to a galaxy far, far away. And oh, did we travel in style! Continue reading