Archive for the fashion Category

British street style: skinheads

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture, Music with tags , on September 9, 2009 by lili



Skingirls (flickr photoset)

Skingirl haircuts (flickr pool)

Merc figures

Posted in Art/Style, fashion on September 8, 2009 by lili

When Eddie went to London, he brought me back these MERC figures:


More figures …







Link to Merc Store

“I’m One-21st Century Mods” Video

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, Mod on August 31, 2009 by lili

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “I’m One-21st Century Mods Video“, posted with vodpod


STREET STYLE by Ted Polhemus

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture, Mod, Punk, Rockabilly on July 17, 2009 by lili

'Ted' family

Rude Boys

Rude Boys

More at: Street Style (pages) – a set on Flickr.

The premise of this book is that the fashion on the catwalk has its origins in the street… the “bubble up” effect.

But it is more than the price tag which distinguishes the genuine article from its chic reinterpretation. It’s a question of context. And when fashion sticks its metaphorical gilt frame around a leather motorbike jacket, a Hippy kaftan, a pair of trainers, or a Ragga girl’s batty-riders, it transforms an emblem of subcultural identity into something which anyone with enough money can acquire and wear with pride.

However much street style and fashion might superficially resemble each other, they are actually poles apart.

The book is a bit outdated but still a great resource for images. I love that there is a section at the back with lists of suggested books, music and films for each subculture. (These lists need to be updated!). There is also a big subculture flowchart – click on the pic below to enlarge.

Street Style

OH –  I just found out that Mr. Polhemus has a website –

Makeup Orange

Posted in fashion, Music on July 17, 2009 by lili

FUN makeup tutorial!!!! ( I ❤ Pizzicato Five)

For more color inspiration, there’s also Makeup Kung-fu –

and Makeup Satan.

Kawaii Hairstyles!

Posted in fashion with tags , , on July 12, 2009 by lili

It’s not like I am actively googling for hairstyle images. It was pure coincidence that I found this cute ‘hair gallery’ on a blog….

[GirlTalk : 2008 Kawaii Hairstyles! |]

The blog where I found this is, run by two Singaporean girls  who also publish MANIFESTO,  an online fashion magazine.

Issue #1 of MANIFESTO  is HERE. …which I have bookmarked to read later.

Cool bike images

Posted in fashion, Gadgets on July 11, 2009 by lili

Via The Cool Hunter – Bike EXIF.

Related links:

A flickr set by COOP: Electric motorcycle!


Cezeta - WOW!

Cezeta - WOW!

1947 Salisbury

1947 Salisbury

More vintage eye candy –> 20th Century Motor Scooters flickr pool.

Mr. Ray’s Design Secrets

Posted in fashion on July 10, 2009 by lili

More here! Mr. Ray’s Design Secrets – a set on Flickr.

(Thanks to PCL Linkdump!)

Remembering QUEEN

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture on July 9, 2009 by eddie


The magazine that is!  I found these 1967 issues at Camberwell Market in 1983, and wish I’d have bought more; they have been an invaluable style reference over the last 20-something years.  Queen documented swinging London like nothing else – even down to the Pop Music column written by the great Nik Cohn himself.



Even the ads were cool!


Remembering i-D & The Face

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture on July 9, 2009 by lili

In the 80’s and early 90’s in a time before the internet, I used to buy almost every issue of  i-D magazine (not to be confused with i.d. magazine) and The Face . I was fixated on the imagery and sometimes risque fashion spreads.

Via the archives page of the i-d magazine website:

i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and soon became essential reading for the fashion-aware. i-D has now developed into a glossy magazine that documents fashion and contemporary culture, and has gone a long way toward defining it.

Magazine covers via i-d magazine website

[i-D fashion spread – image found on flickr]

I have no idea what  i-D magazine is like today as I stopped buying magazines years ago…

Found via The Face Magazine (1980 -2004) flickr pool –

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