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Married To The Mob Vs. Supreme

03 May 2013, 17.27 | Posted in streetwear | 4 comments »

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So the throw down between Supreme and Married to the Mob has officially blown up. For those of you looking to catch up, the story broke Monday with a New York Mag story detailing Supreme’s decision to sue Leah McSweeney, founder and owner of Married to the Mob over use of the Supreme Bitch logo for infringing upon trademark rights. Here’s an excerpt:

[Leah McSweeney's] first T-shirt was a sort of homage: supreme bitch written in the Supreme (via Kruger) style. Jebbia carried the shirts in Union, another store he owned. As Supreme’s fortunes multiplied, so did Supreme Bitch. Rihanna posted pictures of herself in a Supreme Bitch cap. Karmaloop and Urban Outfitters have sold Supreme Bitch items. In January, McSweeney took what would be a normal step for an upstart clothing label: She filed a trademark application for Supreme Bitch. Two months later, Supreme sued McSweeney for $10 million and demanded she remove the offending items from retailers.

Also worthy reads for further detail: Complex breaks down the lawsuit; A statement from Leah McSweeney; Gabriella from Miss weighs in on legalities; and Barbara Kruger, the original artist who inspired the Supreme logo, responds with an epic description: “Cluster fuck of totally uncool jokers.” (And yes, there’s already a tee shirt!)

You guys who follow us know we have always supported McSweeney. She basically epitomizes the spirit of what we consider to be a Snobette chick. Plus we have always been committed to fierce independent female entrepreneurs and that is McSweeney to a tee. That said we have no idea how this case is going to work out. It’s pretty impressive that famed civil rights attorney Norman Siegal has chosen to take on the case, that is for sure.

And maybe we’re biased but we do think from a public sentiment perspective this was a major misstep on Supreme’s part and a pulling back of a curtain that is going to expose a side of the company it’s done a very good job of hiding over the years. All legalities aside, from a strictly streets perspective you don’t bless Supreme Bitch when the scene is in its youthful we’re-all-in-this-together-non-money-hungry phase, but then decide nine years later when you only care about making more millions that, wait a second, it’s not okay, Imma crush you like a bug. Especially when so much of your brand has been built on thieving and copying in order to make you seem cool and edgy. Because of that this is a public relation’s nightmare for Supreme (and comments on the various sneaker boy blogs bear this out). We have mixed feelings about Supreme, but basically we’re like, ’bout time, this take down was a long time coming. And hahaha, they should’ve known better than to take on McSweeney ’cause that bish NEVER backs down from a fight nor does she ever give an eff or let anyone intimidate her.

And beyond the specifics of this fight, mark my words this case marks a turning point for streetwear as we know it. It’s the end of an era and an entering into a new phase, people, with Supreme leading the charge. And no it’s not a pretty or nice one. Sort of sad but this is how these things work.



Fendi Polifonia Spring 2013 Footwear

19 March 2013, 14.58 | Posted in Accessories, Shoes | 1 comment »

Fendi Polifonia sandals

A few styles of the very covetable Polifonia footwear styles from Fendi’s Spring 2013 runway have landed at Saks. The sandals above have a disco feel, we find irresistible. On the next page , see a few favorites from Fendi’s website.

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Weekly Outfit: Back To Work

04 January 2013, 17.48 | Posted in Editor Picks, Fashion | 1 comment »

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After the holidays and in the wake of a new year we are resuming our diligent routines. With the next season already envisioned, this week is all about gradually adding pieces from the pre-spring collections to our work look. Watch out for long legs in short suits – and shorts in all variations throughout 2013 – as we leave our heels at home and replace them with creepers to ground the look and keep comfortable all day.

Check out our selection on the next page.

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Design Miami: Fendi x Maarten de Ceulaer Pequin Bag Inspired Furniture

17 December 2012, 15.09 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, Furniture | No comments »

Fendi Maarten 1 Design Miami: Fendi x Maarten de Ceulaer Pequin Bag Inspired Furniture

Belgian designer Maarten de Ceulaer has joined forced with Fendi on a collection of furniture speaking to the Italian brand’s iconic striped motif. The result were a number of furnishings with multi-colored leather planks, wrapped around objects such as benches and tree stumps. The decoration items were exhibited during Design Miami.

Fendi creative director for accessories Silvia Fendi explains:

“These are definitely more functional works than former collaborations. We were lying on his floor bed thinking about how to develop a bag that transforms into seating.”

See more images on the flip.

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DSM x Fendi Special Edition For 15th Anniversary Of The Baguette

10 October 2012, 14.42 | Posted in Stores, bags | No comments »

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Fendi celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Baguette handbag by opening a series of dedicated pop-up stores. Fendis RTW designer Karl Lagerfeld now created an exclusive drawing to celebrate the iconic handbag featuring patterns that pay homage to the Baguette. The drawing is featured on a limited number of white shirts and silk foulards exclusively available from Dover Street Market London and Tokyo. See more on the next page.

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Louboutin Argues For ‘Very Specific Red’ Sole

08 February 2012, 16.38 | Posted in Designer news, Shoes | No comments »

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Christian Louboutin in an interview with French newspaper Libération (translation via Vogue UK) laid out his case against YSL for designing a shoe featuring a red sole:

“….it is a red in a specific context [in the way that], there is Ferrari red [and] Hermès orange. Even in the food industry, Cadbury recently won a lawsuit against Nestlé for using purple packaging. All this proves that the colours play a part in a brand’s identity. I’m not saying that red usually belongs to me – I repeat that this is about a precise red, used in a precise location.”

He also shed some light on his own relationship with PPR, a publically-traded company, which owns YSL and has made numerous offers to buy Christian Louboutin, all of which Louboutin has turned down. He then flips from business to personal, going in on YSL’s decision to design shoes with red soles:

“I find it most incredible that a group like PPR would take the risk of defending itself as a plagiarist. They claim to fight against counterfeiting and plagiarism of which they are victims and yet behave like this.”

What a distraction this must be for Louboutin. I wonder sometimes if he doesn’t think, why did we even bother with this in the first place. After all, even though he isn’t the first to do red soles, among people in the know, that design element is metaphorically owned by him. But something in his gut must be telling him to fight another day so in the end we just hope he has his way for reasons we posted here. If he does not, it will be intriguing to see what the fall out will be.



Kanye Writes Twitter Novel On Fashion Etc

05 January 2012, 15.10 | Posted in Fashion, Music, celebrity | No comments »

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Well, something good came of the false story of Kanye starting a Dw Twitter. Besides revealing that his label is called Kanye West, not Dw, he started Tweeting big time and what followed was sort of a train of thoughts on fashion and his views on life and people and planned projects. For now, here’s what he said about fashion, which, yea, I stole from Eletrostaticluv….again. So when you steal this from us, credit him ; )

…They [say] you only live once but every time I come to work I feel like I’m starting a second life.

You guys might think I have some type of backing for my line but I don’t. I did the first fashion show out of my own pocket and used the money I made touring to follow my passion. I’ve been working at this for 8 years now, from the first offers to do urban clothing lines that I turned down to begging Bape to do my line and never making any real headway to having an office in LA that was shut down after the “MTV” moment along with my tour with GAGA.

I moved to Japan for one month after that and designed every night in my room. I had this opportunity to intern at Fendi and was also offered a position at Versace wich I could not take due to my contract with LV, which was for 2 years. I moved to Rome after I left Japan and worked at Fendi for 4 months under cover. I was there to give ideas for the men’s collection. I snuck to [the] Giuseppe Zanotti Factory still under contract and learned to design women’s shoes for 2 years before my first show in Paris. After doing the first LV collection, I was sure I would get a second shot to create but was never given the opportunity. I designed a sneaker called the YEEZY with Nike. I’m “allowed” to design 1 pair of sneakers every 2 years. I have more ideas…

Early 2011, I moved to Paris and opened a small design studio. The language barrier was quite difficult. I still don’t have a Paris VAT number to this day. I don’t know what a VAT [is], but every time I asked why we didn’t have fabrics, they said it was because of the VAT. In Paris, I met many great people in design including the master Azzedine Alaia. Azzedine even came by my studio one day. : ))) This was the greatest feeling to stand in his presence in my embarrassingly small Paris studio in a courtyard opposite Collate.

I remember being 5 years old… and my mother taking me with her shopping at the discount fur spots. She said I would always point to the most expensive furs even as a child. LOL. [There]’s something about making clothing that always brings me back to that point. For the first 16 or 17 years of my life the only thing I knew about… woman’s clothing was what my Mom would wear. I guess some critics would joke that I still don’t know anything. LOL. My Mom would wear blue jeans with a fur and an embellished “Cosby Show” sweater : ) to pick me up from school. The teachers said I couldn’t focus… I used to get kicked out of class for bringing dirty mags and drawing Nikeys in 4th grade.

Being a celebrity has afforded me many opportunities but has also boxed me in creatively. I was just discussing becoming the creative director for The Jetsons movie and someone on the call yelled out, “You should do a Jetsons tour!” This just happened a few hours ago. I was very insulted of course becuase for anyone that’s seen the Watch the Throne Tour or Coachella or Glow in the Dark or Runaway, you know I have real ideas. I appreciate having the most nominations at the Grammies but I feel so conflicted by the fact that award shows sometimes are completely illogical. Good logic tells me, ‘Smile Kanye. The world likes you again… Red or blue pill? … aaaaand Swallow.’ Lol. I wouldn’t have the prestige I have if it wasn’t partially for the Grammies validation and I honor that.

….hmmmmm what to wear… here I go again… Yeezy the trend setter or complete fucking fashion victim … the verdict is still out.

This is just a train of thought, but [I] figure it’s better to read than trained thoughts.”

Luv you, Kanye.



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Fendi Shoes & Bags Spring 2012

05 October 2011, 16.11 | Posted in Shoes, bags | 1 comment »

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For Fendi’s Spring 2012 leather shoes and bags perforated leather was the uniting theme. In my mind Fendi is positioned as the badass lux brand so meh, a little disappointed by this accessory collection, which felt a little too good girl to me….like, the candy-colored studs just made me sad. Still, there were a couple of items that stood out, like the straw bag with the leather front flat featured here–very wicked. And then there are some feather-trimmed clutches that are interesting. You can see them on the next page and see for yourself if you agree or disagree. All via Style.

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Kreayshawn On Cover Of Complex

20 September 2011, 19.46 | Posted in Magazines, Music, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Kreayshawn (who we discover in the interview was born Natassia Zolo and whose mom is Russian–ha, shocker…not!)  is having a coming out party via a cover story in Complex magazine’s October/November issue, in a big feature called “About To Blow” that includes a photo shoot and interview. Here’s what the young lass has to say about her sudden stardom and the resulting chatter–much of it very nasty:

“People are so crazy that they’ll make their own fantasy life story of me. People have such passion loving me and such passion hating me, but it’s good to have passion either way. I never looked at myself as a marketable person. I just try to let my personality shine through. Do you think a 16-year-old girl gives a fuck about where I’m from or what I’ve done? No, she loves the songs.”

There’s a lot of interesting content and it’s definitely more revealing than a lot of bios done so far on her (apparently she’s beefing with half a dozen rappers, including Nicki Minaj!). As for what she wears in the shoot, lots of Jeremy Scott for Adidas, American Apparel and Nike, but no sign of Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada….

See the photo shoot and a video on the next page.

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Prada ‘Cavallino’ Leopard Print Bag Autumn 2011

21 June 2011, 16.22 | Posted in bags | No comments »

 Prada Cavallino Leopard Print Bag Autumn 2011

Gucci, Gucci, Louis, Louis, Fendi, Fendi, Prada…..Autumn goodies are starting to hit retail and in the handbag category we’re spotting lots of fur. Prada offers up this “Cavallino” leopard print bag which you can preorder for an October ship.