Archive for the ‘fashion’ Category

Dazed and Confused

Published November 18, 2009 by Dallas

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The December issue of Dazed and Confused is a Wild Things fashion bonanza. A mash up of all the WTWTA-related looks including an in-depth profile on the line for Opening Ceremony. If that weren’t enough they also catch up with the dynamic duo of Spike and Maurice, pictured below hard at work.
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It’s already on newsstands so grab a copy today.

Backyard Bill

Published November 9, 2009 by Graham

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In a refreshing departure from both contrived celebrity fashion shoots and impersonal street safari style sites, Backyard Bill is a blog that showcases the personal predilictions of regular ol’ chic people. Choosing one subject for each post and then shooting them in beautiful real-world environments wearing their own clothes, photographer William Gentle creates delicate, naturalistic images that elevate to an art the seemingly simple genre of fashion portraiture.

Following each beguiling photo essay with a brief interview, Gentle’s work teases us with brief, yet somehow intimately revealing glimpses into the lives of these dapper New York denizens. Backyard Bill draws easy comparisons to stunning interior decoration documentary blog The Selby, whose eponymous creator, Todd Selby, has his own photo shoot on Backyard Bill.

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Olympia Le-Tan

Published November 4, 2009 by Spike

“Books you can’t read.” Handmade by our great and talented friend Olympia.
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How To Make a Max Costume

Published October 29, 2009 by Graham

For all you craft-inclined Where the Wild Things Are fans, the very useful how-to site Howcast pictures of your homemade digs. Happy trick or treating!

Get Socky Part II

Published October 27, 2009 by Molly

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It’s no secret that humans respond positively to repetitive forms. Architects deploy this principle to great effect, designing buildings that please the eye with recurring elements. So do artists like Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Sandy Skoglund, Yayoi Kusama and a billion others. The pleasure of repetition is one reason why sushi rolls look so delicious, and why giant bins of candy cause kids’ brains to short-circuit.

We were pleased to find that the same principle applies to clothing. These socks are made in Turkey at a family-run business that supplies socks for both the Belgian and Turkish armies. They’re woven on Italian machines computer-controlled to guarantee the exactitude of each pattern (ROBOT SOCKS!)

We think they’d make equally good hand puppets.

Lucy and Bart

Published October 15, 2009 by Molly

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Lucy and Bart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess, both Netherlands-dwellers with a shared interest in pushing the boundaries of art, fashion, and that nebulous area where the two meet.

McRae was trained as a classical ballerina and architect, so her interest in the human body is one with a precedent. Hess, for his part, maintains that he’s a better storyteller with visuals than with words, and has a fascination with robotics and imaginary animals. Together, the two “work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.”

Their manipulations of the human form (via costume and digital voodoo) are eerie and beautiful in equal doses. Also occasionally grotesque––but never less than perfectly executed.

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Cool Kid: Arlo Weiner

Published October 14, 2009 by Graham

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When I spotted Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, I couldn’t help but notice that one of the four kids with him was randomly dressed in a tuxedo. “Maybe he just came from church,” a friend suggested, but then why would he be the only one dressed so dapper? The only plausible explanation was that this precocious boy was just constantly stylish, channeling the effortless suavity of Don Draper himself. My hopes were confirmed upon the discovery of GQ’s profile of eight-year-old Arlo Weiner, complete with Arlo’s satorial commentary on mixed patterns, ascots, turning bathrobe belts into neckties, and the juxtaposition of red against black. He’s got his old man’s eye for detail!

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NYC Special

Published October 14, 2009 by Molly

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In honor of the New York City premiere of Where The Wild Things Are it seems appropriate to give a nod to NYC by featuring this sweet pizza pouch as an accessory. The wallet is creepily realistic and comes with a delicious mixture of pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper and onion toppings. There might also be some sausage on there! Beats a Mets hat any day.

DIY Wild Things

Published October 13, 2009 by Molly

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How to keep your neck warm as the seasons get chilly? Combine two old favorites: DIY and Max.

WTWTA x Opening Ceremony Window Display

Published October 8, 2009 by Spike

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Humberto passed this on to us.