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“Runaways” the ONIKAI Look Book Fashion Film is finally online!
From the designer about Runaways: “In the film the main character is being chased by her dark self and she comes to realize in the end that this dream land that her mischievous side is existing in is really reality. It is this idea that we can not really hide from those dark parts of our selves, and I really think this idea is translated into the collection.”
“…you can call Runaways a look book, a fashion film, a story… what ever you want to call it. The film does not highlight the collection as a whole, but some of my favorite key pieces that helped tell the story of Runaways and vice versa, it gives the emotion and idea behind the line.”
“This is why I love fashion so much it can not be contained in a box, it can not be cornered or limited to one idea… it is what ever us designers want it to be.”
Usually I don’t do the “i hate this” blog post, but I just saw a woman in Starbucks who had on feather earrings, cut-offs and Jeffrey Campbell “Lita’s” and it pushed me over the edge lol.
1.) The Jeffrey Campbell “Lita”. Once upon a time I loved this shoe… and I still sort of love this shoe if it’s in a print or novelty fabric. HOWEVER… this shoe is SO over exposed on the web, Instagram, blogs, fashion events… and all over the streets of Los Angeles. Women are walking all over town with horse like hoofs for feet! The worst is when you see someone with an awful, ill fitted outfit paired with the JC’s… it’s like a runway model got robbed by the fashion illiterate. Over it.
2.) Feather… anything. Do I even need to elaborate? Feathers are for birds and Alexander McQueen… not your face. Over it.
3.) Bow tie necklaces. Yes fashion should be playful and fun… but when every other person is walking around town with these on it’s time to pass them on to your younger sister, dog or wait the 4 year trend circle for them to come back around. Over it.
Apologies if I am offending anyone with my opinions… now go take those feather earring OFF.
Couldn’t make it to the ONIKAI fashion week event? *sad panda* But guess what?! You have one more chance to see the ONIKAI fashion film live!
ONIKAI is showcasing their fashion film & 2012 line at the RAW artist event in Hollywood on April 14th! Purchase your ticket online & save $5 off of the door price!
Make sure to select ONIKAI as the artist that you are supporting!
A little info about RAW: RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, photographers, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.
RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 22 artistic communities nationwide through monthly showcase events.
If you ever run into me on the streets of Los Angeles and I’m wearing high-tops or Nikes of any sort… you know it’s been a long day and/or that I am half asleep. In fact I pretty much don’t like to run into anyone on the street when I have tennis shoes on (ha) I even grocery shop in some sort of heeled boot or shoe. The only happy medium for me is combat boots or a flat fashion boot. Yesterday I was flipping through the pages of Nylon and came across this new sea foam green Palladium boot that looks like an updated version of Timberland meets hiking boots on crack. I love them. I would rock these into the sunset with a leather jacket and pair of Ray Bans. No it’s not Christmas but it’s never to early for gifts… hint? I think so.
Kanye West debuts his runway collection in Paris… and well… I am pleasantly surprised. It’s not that I didn’t think Kanye could actually conceptualize a good collection, but more so that it wouldn’t be cohesive. The collective in total in very cohesive, has good texture, fits into trend and has some unexpected elements such as whip like belts and matching belted up boots. I do however feel as if I have seen this collection before, the sort of ode to a female modern day warrior… while it is imaginative and strong I would say that it is not original, and a lot of the pieces look like they could fit right into Kim Kardashian’s closet or perhaps on sale at Barney’s. (seeing as most people don’t have the desire or funds to spend 3k on a fur top nowa days lol) In total I’d say… I’m interested to see what he dreams up for NEXT season.
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