Archive for January, 2011

Styled Up Harajuku

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Neon wigs, playful stockings, rainbow colors, ruffle skirts and the craziest make-up style ever! Lolitas and Mangas, punk boys and dollish school girls were all together on Gaia’s night of Harajuku. And now, from the happy side of perfect looks, we introduce to you our very…creme de la creme of Harajuku(s)!

Housemaid going Manga

Doll-on-Doll & Shades of Pink

Stocking-High

The Goth of Lolita

The Native, the Plaid, the Neon

The Corset Bag

Fishnet and Polka Dots

Sky Blue Wig

Flash the Animal Print

When Ruffles Meet Hood

Statement Dress, Statement Shoes

School Girls Happy

Rainbow Colors

Stripes and Bunnies

Girl with the Topper

Odissey in Metal Gold and Vibrant Colors

Punked Up

Black Look Harajuku

Details never die, glasses never lie

Dolls in Dots and Pastels

Hairdo to Remember

Cartoon Fever

TRASH 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Last Sturday of the month, it’s all about TRASH! This last Saturday of the month, we go back in time as if it was yesterday. This last Saturday of the month we’re celebrating the 1 year anniversary! Huge! Huge! Huge! And if you’re ready for the the most extreme ride ever, here’s a small preview of what we have in store for you! It’s gonna be hardcore, it’s gonna be MAD! Are you gonna have a slice of our TRASHiest anniversary cakes?

 

Radiohead-ing

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Oh, the Radioheads! Sau, daca iti place sa spui despre tine ca esti ascultator de “muzica buna”, un must must must! “Creep”, “Stop Whispering” sau “Anyone Can Play Guitar” vorbesc perfect despre britanicii care ne invatau despre rock alternativ intr-o perioada in care multi dintre noi inca nu ne nascuseram. Mai low-key in ultima vreme, cel mai recent album pe care acesta l-au lansat se numeste “In Rainbows”, iar de pe el ne-am gandit sa ascultam “Reckoner”, cel de-al treilea si ultim single extras in septembrie 2008. Ce mai urmeaza? Vom auzi. Acum, sa ascultam!

TRASH-TOTAL DEMENTIA

Friday, January 28th, 2011

 

It all started a year ago on the last Saturday of the month! The rest…is history! A history that you and us wrote! A year full of total madness, freedom, in a world without  rules! It’s time again to leave at the door all the problems, manners and labels and come in as you are! The 1 year anniversary will be huge! Are you ready for the most extreme ride ever? It’s gonna be hardcore, it’s gonna be MAD! Be there or be square!

What about Andy Warhol?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Am stat sa ne gandim, pe loc si din scurt care sunt acele lucruri certe pe care le stim si cu care il asociem pe Andy Warhol. Pop Art? Picturile cu chipul lui Marilyn sau cu cele 100 de cutii de Cambell Soup sau cu 100 de sticle de Coca-Cola? Studio 54? The Factory? “Lonesome Cowboys”? Celebra vorba “15 minutes of fame”? Da. Iar toate acestea adunate echivaleaza cu ceea ce am putea numi “vizionar”, un salvator al artei in forma ei contemporana si un personaj care ne inspira si ne bantuie pana in tinerii ani 2000. Asa ca ne-am gandit sa mai dam un tur de forta prin viata lui si sa mai aflam ca:

A inceput desenand imagini regasite in reclamele la pantofi 

A continuat desenand materiale promotionale si coperte ale albumelor lansate de RCA Records

Este de origine slovaca

A dezvoltat o intreaga filosofie si fascinatie in jurul sticlei de Coca-Cola pe care a pictat-o pana la epuizare : “All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.

A fost aspru criticat  pentru ca incurajeaza consumerismul si cultura de masa

O pictura cu celebra Cambell Soup s-a vandut in cadrul unui eveniment, la inceputul carierei sale, cu 1500$, in vreme ce un autograf pe o cutie de supa costa 6$

A existat o tentativa de asasinat asupra sa, cu doua zile inainte de cel comis asupra lui Robert F.Kennedy

Desi o figura emblematica pentru Studio 54, era mai curand un tip timid si retras. I se spunea “the white mole of the Union Square”

Adora Hollywood-ul, glamour-ul si plasticul sau

Era bun prieten cu designerul Halston, a avut o scurta si semi-obscura cariera de model de catwalk, cat si carti scrise despre moda si cateva picturi ce infatisau pantofi

Sexualitatea sa incerta, evidenta tendinta spre homosexualitate, cat si ipoteza virginitatii sale au fost intotdeauna subiecte controversate 

A desenat, a pictat, a sculptat, a scris, a facut muzica, film, televiziune, teatru, fotografie, moda. A fost un geniu foarte apropiat de timpurile noastre and for all that, mister Warhol, we are very thankful!

Designerul francez Jean-Charles de Castelbajac a creat pentru colectia iernii trecute rochii si tricouri cu figura lui Warhol imprimata si cu epica sa frizura dezordonata, parul alb si privirea fixa.

So wear a Warhol tomorrow night, wear a t-shirt, wear colors, wear sequins, wear white, wear a wig, wear a bow tie but most of all wear Warhol as a state of mind, be arty and feel arty, be bold and be shy, be creative and be nostalgic, be as you think you could have been if you were rocking Studio 54 next to him during those glorious 80′s!

 

 

POP ART STUDIO – A Tribute 2 Andy Warhol

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

 

“I’d rather buy a dress and put it up on the wall, than put a painting, wouldn’t you?” He definitely had more than 15 minutes of fame. With his 100 million dollars worth paintings, leading the visual art movement, Andy totally had it all! He really knew to party like an animal, so, this Thursday, 27 of January be in Gaia and feel the passion of a man who rocked Studio 54! Be a piece of pop art yourself! Cause fashion and art meet once again! Wear Warhol’s famous prints like the Cambell’s tomato soup can, the Eight Elvises or the best known Marilyn! If you don’t have a Warhol, no worries…Wear colours, prints with adds…like Coca Cola, Pirelli, or anything else.

Un bulgar la Berlin

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Daca am fi trait pe la jumatatea secolului trecut si am fi fost martorii revolutiei semnate Chanel in moda, probabil ca ne-am fi zis cu totii: “Dupa Chanel, potopul”. Daca i-am fi fost, mai apoi, contemporani lui Dior si inovatiilor sale, am fi zis iarasi: “Ce-ar mai putea veni dupa Dior?”. Daca am fi fost martorii ascensiunii lui Yves Saint Laurent, am fi strigat in cele patru zari: “Moda moderna s-a incheiat cu Yves Saint Laurent”. Iar daca l-am fi urmarit pe Tom Ford in furtunosii ’90, am fi concluzionat simplu: “There’s nothing left to say”.

Acum ca unii le-au trait pe toate (sau mare parte din ele), altii ca le-au vazut, altii ca au auzit sau citit despre ele, altii ca le-au imbracat, cu totii ajungem in punctul in care, inevitabil, ne intrebam: “Ce moda mai exista dupa moda?”. Un soi de variabila la “What’s new?”. Ce mai e nou? Si asa ne-am gandit sa cautam ce mai e nou. Nou si inca necunoscut. Sau cunoscut numai unui public restrans de initiati, ceea ce ni-l face cu atat mai fascinant pe bulgarul Vladimir Karaleev.

S-a nascut bulgar, a crescut la Sofia, dar a studiat moda la Berlin, iar colectiile sale exista inca din 2007. Si acum intrebarea-cheie: ce avem special la el? Avem inca un designer experimentalist si conceptual, avem influente usoare din Fujiwara si Rei Kawakubo si, mai ales, din arta contemporana. Formele si liniile hainelor sale sunt intotdeauna o transpunere in texturi si culori a unor structuri geometrice perfecte. Creeaza in egala masura pentru femei si pentru barbati, iar colectiile lui nu se pot vedea niciodata pe podium, ci sub forma unor shooting-uri neconventionale, care traduc aceeasi afinitate cu lumea artistica. Which means… there’s still fashion to build up, write down, cut out, wear out, live from!

 

 

InTEAMity at its very Best

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

There’s always a time for InTEAMity and you guys certainly know how to make it worth the while! It’s that feeling you’re at home and wear whatever you like and do whatever you please and spy whoever is right across your window. InTEAMity is no safe game to play but it sure always leaves us craving for more. And until “more” is close at hand, here are the looks we loved!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O coperta cat un exces de zel

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Cam care credeti ca ar fi fost sansele ca o revista intitulata LOVE ( o creatie relativ recenta a grupului Conde Nast) sa scoata pe piata un numar dedicat fenomenului/ trendului/ notiunii de…androginie? Date fiind meandrele sexuale ale vremurilor in care traim, ati fi tentati sa spuneti: “toate!” Si evident ca ati nimerit-o. Mai tristi cei care visau la pagini rozalii, idile diafane si creatii Lacroix, insa, cum s-ar zice, aceia se vor bucura.

Si pentru ca sus-numita LOVE Magazine are acest numar dedicat special Androginiei (cu A mare!), o coperta care nu ar arata scandalos, parca de  neconceput si usor in exces nu ar putea fi interpretata ca o coperta. Asadar, se ia transexualul Lea T (despre care v-am povestit chiar aici pe blog, cu ceva vreme in urma), nud si machiat,  se ia stravezia Kate Moss (asezonata cu o freza punk, geaca din piele si manusi Chanel), se improvizeaza sarutul vinovat, se scrie un titlu de coperta din categoria “This is Hardcore” si iata frenezia!

Cat de previzibila a fost alaturarea unui transexual care a luat cu asalt lumea modei si a unui model-style icon-fashion victim-party animal ultra-titrat, pentru o coperta de pe care initial a fost respins Justin Bieber fotografiat de catre Terry Richardson, va las pe voi sa judecati. Dar nu-i asa ca parca…nu va mira? Who knows…Justin Bieber poate ne-ar fi amuzat macar:) So spread the Love and give Androginy a break!

Fabulously GOLD!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Gold Gold Gold! Rich, pure, opulent, classy, loud, delicate, extravagant, disco, fashionable, decadent. Gold was our party last Thursday, Gold was our mood, Golden we are and not afraid to say it! So here come our very best Golden looks!

Some Golden 20′s

Team it with a Skin Tone Color

Gotta give it to a Total Look

Tone it Down or Bright it Up!

Neverending Disco

Ode to the Blazer, Ode to the Sequins

Gold & Denim

The Good Accessories

Black & Gold

The Brown, The Yellow, The Black  and the Golden Details

The Customized T-Shirt

In a MJ State of Mind

Immaculate Gold

Some Perfect Leggings

Wear it Precious

Heavy Prints

 

Buttons, Chains and Bows

The Sequin Jacket

The Many Colors of Gold

Rocking Fringes

Statement-Maker

Gold Loves Orange

Show some Shoulder Pads

Matching Bangles

Washed Out Gold

Twist of Gold