Archive for June, 2013

Nicola in Rodarte

Nicola in Rodarte

June 26, 2013  |  Streetstyle

Few collections are as instantly recognizable as early Rodarte. I only own one true Rodarte piece, a cobwebby sweater from 2008 that I picked up at Tokio7 last year while trawling the East Village with Rhianna. I probably should have followed Nicola’s lead and worn it for SAIC’s THE WALK 2013, where¬†Kate and Laura Mulleavy were presented with the Legend of Fashion award for their innovative and deeply creative work at Rodarte.
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Mike

Mike

June 19, 2013  |  Streetstyle

Ahhhhh… it’s a wonderful time of year in the blogosphere. Street-style photos are pouring in from the men’s shows across Europe. Pitti Uomo never disappoints, as evidenced by photos of well-dressed, good-looking Italian men cascading down women’s Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram feeds…

 

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Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013

Spring Awakening Music Festival 2013

June 18, 2013  |  Streetstyle

Spring Awakening Music Festival began as a series of concerts at Congress Theater in 2008. With the dramatic rise in popularity of EDM music over the past 5 years the event outgrew its original venue and is now hosted at Soldier Field. Given the lineup I knew the street style would be different from Lollapalooza or Pitchfork, but I was blown away by the widespread embrace of 1990s rave culture like kandi, fluffy leg warmers and EVERYTHING NEON!

 

spring awakening music festival

 

Music festivals tap into the universal human desire to feel connected, like pilgrimages or massive religious gatherings. Dancing at an EDM concert is a joyous embrace of feeling alive as we lose ourselves in the crowd’s energy. The weird and wonderful fashions you see above are just one way people express themselves in the safe space created by the ‘alternate reality’ of music festivals, just like sports fans who paint their faces and go wild on game day.

 

After all – what woman¬†doesn’t love playing dress up?