Saturday, 24 November 2012

Givenchy for H&M 2013: True or False?

The most stylish meme that's been popping on the interwebs this week was of this image above that's starting rumors that the next big designer collaboration with Swedish High Street retailer H&M will be with Givenchy next year. 

No doubt Givenchy has been killllllllin' it the last few seasons with graphic prints galore thanks to Riccardo Tisci (the same guy who also designed the album cover for Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne). 

While nothing is officially confirmed about the collabo, it's definitely a super rad bones to the maxies rumor.

Maybe this time next year, we'll be able to find some pitbull jumpers at affordable prices thanks to our friends Hennes and Mauritz.

UPDATE (12/1/12): Givenchy has denied any rumors about a pending collaboration with H&M. Le sigh.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lindsay Lohan, James Franco & Terry Richardson Star in R.E.M.'s Latest Music Video

It's only Sunday night, and the award for most random music video of the week already goes to R.E.M.'s latest clip that stars Hollywood hot mess Lindsay Lohan, photog du décennie Terry Richardson, A-List-now-C-lister Aggy Deyn and art genius freak James Franco.

And guess who directed it? Nope, not Terry, but James Franco of course! By now, you should be aware that James Franco is no stranger to hanging out behind the lens (especially since he dropped that zany Francophrenia at the Tribeca Film Festival this year).

If you have trouble recognizing Mr. Franco in the clip, it might be because he's in tons of drag for most of the time in this video (the footage of him as a her was taken while posing for Terry for Franco's cover shoot for gender-bending magazine Candy last year).

The video itself is ok, though visually blurry and weird for the most part. It's like Franco decided to do a massive footage dump and collage it into something that's supposed be "arty". Whatever.

[via Oyster Mag]

Meet Etre: iPhone/iPad Friendly Gloves For The Winter

London's Etre creates some seriously quality goods. With a small line of dapper goods (including outerwear, sweaters, gloves, scarves, hats and bags), each item oozes out classic, British heritage style. 

Even though they seem like a brand that's geared more for the lads than the lasses,  girls who aren't afraid to rock some uni-sex appeal and some boyish charm will totally dig their cozy sweaters, as well as their warm and 21st century approved wooly gloves. 

Crafted for the modern gentleman (and lady), Etre's wooly gloves have special tips at the end of the fingers that make it capable for you to check in FourSquare or update your status on Facebook on your iPhone or iPad this winter.

Starting around 40 GBP each (or about $64), these gloves make excellent gifts and/or stocking stuffers for the holiday season ahead. I managed to score a pair myself, and have been already rocking them thanks to the cold front that's already hit the NYC region (I swear it's about to snow any second now...).

A tip for the ladies - if you plan on buying a pair of gloves, I recommend getting a pair in a size small (unless you have crazy huge monster hands).

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

EXCLUSIVE: See 400+ #NYFW Photos in Under 2 Minutes [VIDEO]

This weekend, I did a major #NYFW photo dump from my camera and resulted in close to 460 images of the week-long mayhem. with so many random bits and bobs, I decided to put all the photos together in one short film set along to a sweet soundtrack.

The result is this 1:54 film that you can watch below. Featuring cameos by Shaun Ross, The Glamourai, Ilirjana Alushaj, Lacee Swan, Blood Orange, @SGCNY, Mr. Newton, Alex Catarinella, Natalia Kills, Chelsea Leyland, Hannah Bronfman, Natalie Off Duty, Michelle Harper, Suzy Menkes, Franca Sozzani, Nicky Hilton, Bill Cunningham, Natasha Bedingfield, Don Hills, Pier 59 Studios, Milk Studios, Lincoln Center and a shit show of people.



Monday, 12 November 2012

Alice Dellal Stars In A Very Un-H&M H&M Video

One of my favorite anti-model models Alice Dellal stars in this fashion film/potential European commercial for Swedish retailer H&M. Produced by the Swell NY gang (known for making sick fashion shorts), you see Alice in her typical gear sans anything with a CHANEL label on it, goofing around (London?) town with some other "scruffy" looking walking mannequins.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Azealia Banks Goes Sea Punk in New "Atlantis" Video [WATCH]

So, I'm like a big nerd these days for Azealia Banks. She makes sweet music and her style is da bomb diggity bomb bomb -- and that's an astrological fact. She just dropped her latest music video about an hour ago on the World Wide Interwebz, for the track "Atlantis." The song is dope, and the video will have you reminded of your Trapper-Keeper-Lisa-Frank-Pog-Slammer-ABC's-Reboot-cartoon-loving days.

Fashion call outs:
-A T-shirt that looks like it's based off of a screenprint of a 500 Euro bill
-Jeremy Scott Sunglasses
-Capri pants that came straight out of 1999 (at least that's what I'm going to assume)

AB -- you get your mermaid raver on, girl.

Much love,
Sushi Sue xox

NYFW Flashback: Ostwald Helgason SS13 Takes Prep to the Year 2050

Ostwald Helgason presented his Spring/Summer 2013 collection on Saturday, September 8th at Milk Studios during this past New York Fashion Week. Out of the few shows I was able to catch that week, this one definitely left an impression with me. It's so hard to find designers presenting in NYC to actually show some fun with their collections.

Thanks to his use of a broad color palette that's perfect for the warmer seasons, along with the fine, preppy sophisticated cut of the garments, Helgason developed a clean yet still spunky collection of duds that could totally play up to a range of people's personal tastes. From the Upper Eastsider to the Downtown fashionista, it's quite easy to see his clothes on all sorts of folks.

At the presentation I thought to myself, "This is what people in the 1980s probably thought what preppy clothing would like like in the year 2012." Heck, even now in 2012, Helgason's SS13 collection looks like what ESPRIT/Benetton/Lacoste will be creating come 2050.

PS Why do these models look so pissed off more than models normally do at shows? It's probably because I came at the tail-end of the two hour presentation. I've never seen a model able to hold a smile for a full two hours - have you?

Saturday, 10 November 2012

3 Minutes of Men's Fall 2012 Style Inspo From Barneys NY Co-Op [Video]

Barneys New York Co-Op has a really solid fashion film for the Fall 2012 season. Featuring mostly menswear looks,  you see one babe of a male model (Jamie Wise @ New York Model Management) sporting different ensembles from the department store's range of labels including Rag & Bone, Carven, A.P.C., Alexander Wang and tons more.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Top 8: Camo Coats For Fall/Winter 2012

Camouflage coats are a safe bet this fall/winter 2012 season. Why? Tons of designers have been dealing and shuffling into the graphic print trend, showing their cards with a full flush of loud, mixed and digital-heavy patterns. And if you want to hit the streets as a poker barbie of style, then these 8 coats will have you covered. 

From top left to bottom right:
1. A.P.C. Parka With Fox Fur Collar, $1000, at APC.FR
2. Thakoon Addition Army Trench Jacket, $580, at Kirna Zabete
3. Goen.J Camouflage Double-Breasted Hooded Coat, $495, at Opening Ceremony
4. Karl Ordina Camo-Print Stretch-Cotton Jacket, $345, at Net-A-Porter
5. Bellfield Camo Bomber, $114.34, at ASOS
6. COMME DES GARÇONS Printed Coat, $2131.95, at Farfetch
7. Bernhard Willheim Jeepers Jacket, $1125, at Opening Ceremony
8. Elizabeth and James Rollins Parka, $995, at Barneys New York

Thursday, 8 November 2012

// Designer to Know: Daniel Palillo //

1. Born in Finland
2. Studied in Helsinki (in Finland)
3. Does some really cool fun clothes
4. In the same class as Jeremy Scott and Cassette Playa - mixing pop culture with cartoons with street wear
5. Was featured in an exhibition this year in Israel
6. Did a collaboration with surf brand ROXY that was released in Hong Kong in early 2012
7. Pajama club wear
8. He's rep'd by showrooms in New York (International Playground), Toyko (Duomo Showroom) and Milan (Pink Milano)
9. Marge Simpson and Bugs Bunny