Thursday, March 29, 2012

This is a Man's World (But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl)

Leave it up to Miuccia Prada to bring the sexy back into fashion. To do that, she had to bring a man's eye to women's fashion.

Women and cars, with a healthy dose of 1950s nostalgia, serve as inspiration for the latest spring collection. But I would argue that the collection is really designed for the men who drive those cars and the women who dress for the men. 

In a season of demure hemlines and delicate florals, Prada counters with bandeau tops, pencil skirts, and bright pops of crimson. She even goes so far as to turn the women into cars, with tailpipe fire shoes, colors reminiscent of auto-paint, and prints that seem branded by"spray-painting mechanic boyfriends".

The gaze of the invisible man has been expertly translated by a 62 year old woman. In a way, this is a collection about how a woman thinks a man thinks a woman should dress. I love these collages (although she stole my idea) as a way to see the 1950s from Miuccia's perspective translated into the collection.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Caught in a Net

I love how this photograph initially appears very simple; a single figure against a wall. But the elements are extremely complicated; a gradient blue background, a pane of light, a face obscured by bird cage netting.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

For Sale!

1960s Hand painted Silk dress

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

That Face

Daphne Groeneveld on the cover of Self Service
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Friday, March 16, 2012

New York Greys

After several days of nearly perfect springtime weather, the grayness of today felt all the more acute. What better way to chase away those blues than with sequins? 

Dress by Intermix, Jacket by Iro, Shoes by Ninewest
Photos by Nick Shepard

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lost Vegas: Daria Werbowy in French Vogue

This is pretty much my dream photoshoot. It features my favorite model, Daria Werbowy; the best photography duo in fashion, Inez and Vindooh; not to mention deserts, showgirls, rugged men, and Stella McCartney. Basically unbeatable. 

Video and Photographs by Inez and Vindooh for French Vogue

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Boys Town

We have been a bit bias here at Neon Mamacita, the girls have been getting all the attention. But we love ourselves a well dressed guy, and thanks to Terry Richardson  we have 15 to choose from.

via Image Amplified

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Comme des Garcons Makes Fashion Week a Little Brighter

In a relatively uninspired season, Comme des Garçons literally stood out. The designer, Rei Kwakubo, played with dimensionality and repitition to a superb effect. The final pieces of the show flattened dresses until they became illusions of the real thing, While other pieces bulked up, with sculptural flowers and clouds tumbling off the clothes. A hint of playfulness with colors and patterns invaded all the pieces making if one of the most memorable of the season, albeit one of the least wearable. 

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