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Today, dear readers, we’re giving you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into our daily work – so you can get some insight into our exciting, dangerous and, above all, merciless daily routine as bloggers.
This exclusive story aims at revealing how we come up with all our INSTAGRAM photos the entire global fashion industry dreads so much due to their relentless realism.
(1) Choosing the subject. It so happens that sometimes we remain in the same spot and position, watching our subject. Then, suddenly we find it with lightning speed, like a bird of prey abducts an ageing opossum.
(2) The shot. Once we have found the subject, everything happens in an instant. We take out our iPhone, forget to focus the lens and then we try to hit the release button with our thumb that’s trembling of tension. Then, if all goes well, we take the photo. The tension releases. It’s done.
(3) The relaxation phase. Now, that we’ve taken the photo we hand the iPhone to one of our topless assistants to have her upload it to INSTAGRAM. In the meantime we dictate a more or less funny line on our recorders and then send them in to the office for proof reading. Next, we pat each other’s backs because: What a successful day, once again.
P.S.: The images were taken on a DANDY DIARY business trip to Budapest. I am wearing (toes to head): NEW BALANCE sneakers, black socks by FALKE, brown pants by TOPMAN, a checked shirt by RALPH LAUREN, sunglasses by BAUI JIM and a Tiger Cap by RIVER ISLAND. The latter is a tribute to what’s probably the best hairstyle a football player has ever worn: A tiger dyed into the back of the head of Stefan Effenberg. No one has got more class. Not even Rudi Völler.
On a daily-bases, press-releases by labels are reaching us, which have specialised in the production of sunglasses out of wood.
They are boasting themselves with sustainability. Are praising their work with totally funny slogans like ‘Woody since 2012′, ‘In Wood We Trust’ or ‘Done by nature, designed for your eyes’.
All die Holzbrillen-Designs von Marken wie Kerbholz, Stadtholz, Wood Fellas, WOODONE, ROLF Spectacles, Eric Lauer, Enzo Forciniti, Scherler oder Zeitgeist Berlin tun das nicht.
The Berlin-based label with the original name ‘Stadtholz’ is assuring that one ‘really has a piece of nature on their nose’, when purchasing their glasses.
But does one want that?! Having a piece of nature on your nose, when it looks bad. Sustainability is great and all. But fashion is mainly about design. And that should look good.
Plus, there is nothing more annoying than labels, who are massively pining ‘sustainability’ on their flag. Most of the times it is exactly those labels, who have as much to do with sustainability as bumm-bumm-Boris with the smart usage of Twitter. Not a lot.
Kris Van Assche will mainly concentrate on his work for DIOR HOMME. The Belgian designer announced the end of his label through a hand-written letter which he gave to his business partners and the press.
‘Times are tough for independent labels.’, Van Assche said to WWD. ‘This wonderful adventure has reached a point where I feel the need to take a break and some distance to better think about how to develop my brand in the future.’
We will miss the sporty-but-buttoned-up aesthetics by KRISVANASSCHE!
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HOOD BY AIR presented their new collection ‘Daddy’ in a cellar-like setting at the Wall Street, the centrum of finance.
The mastermind behind HBA, Shayne Oliver, showed classics from the world of fashion, like button-down shirts, sweaters and polo t-shirts in the typical unisex Hood by Air Silhouette. Therefore it came to an hybrid between polo shirt and dress. Or camel coat and tank top.
The models wore locks in-front of their mouths and tights over their heads, like burglars. The soundtrack of the show, total freedom, was ended drastically, followed by jazz, underlined with the statement of the Empire:
“I wanna show you a faggot really can run this company”.
It becomes obvious how appreciated HBA is also in the art-world, when looking at the guests who attended the show, for example Klaus Biesenbach and Grace Coddington.
It seems that HBA, even after the diss by their once supporter A$AP ROCKY, is still very hip.