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Me Like DIS

DIS magazine launched today. It’s onläne. It’s fashion. It’s art. It’s DIS.

Basically, I spent my whole day discovering their pages (pun intended). They first feature that caught my attention, was Multitasking. So many arms, so much to do. Check out the pictures and multiply your arms. Then, I found the CGI fashion story by Ryan Trecartin.

I got more and more disoriented, lost in the DIS pages.

Finally, I clicked on A Sunday With Susan. OMG, I screamed in excitement and wet myself (downstairs). The fashion shoot features Rumi Missabu (of The Cockettes) and Donna Personna (amongst others) in Susan Cianciolo dresses. Eons ago, I’ve written a quick blurb about Susan. Here are just 3 pictures from DIS magazine, be sure to check the whole story including a Q&A at the end:

Donna Personna in Susan Cianciolo

Rumi and Donna in Susan Cianciolo

Donna in Susan Cianciolo

I had never heard of Donna Personna before. But after watching her youtube promo reel, Join The Donna Party, I’m a fan forever. She also performs at one of my favourite bars EVER, Aunt Charlies Lounge in San Francisco. Here are some mini pics I took at ACL in June 2004: one and two. I have to go back soon. Like NOEWWW.

Also, Ryan Trecartin will be in Toronto next week for an artist talk on Tuesday and an opening at The Powerplant on Thursday.

Earlier: A Highly Advanced 3D Text Message of My Future Self

Walter Women 2010-11

OMG Walter van Beirendonck showed a couple of women’s looks during his menswear fashion show. Hats by the always amazing Stephen Jones.

Category: Me want much. Me likey.

Walter and Stephen
Walter and Stephen at work.

Walter

2 Walter

Walter

Walter

Walter

Walter

Sources: Sonny Vandevelde, Un Nouveau Ideal and Chris & Tibor
Also: Mini interview with Walter van Beirendonck at Dazed blog

What Is Going On Huuuur?

Stunning

Since DSquared is designing the clothes for their coming tour lead-singer Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel had the honor to open their menswear-show in Milan. (Source)

I never thought I would mention this brand on produzentin.com but here we go. Has this blog jumped the shark or isn’t this a great combination? IS IT?! Tokio Hotel & this Canadian brand.
Mary, this is your fault, thank you very much.

Roisin for Viktor & Rolf

Earlier today in Paris. Roisin Murphy performed new songs, “Hold Up Your Hands/Royalty” and “Demon Lover”, during the Viktor & Rolf fashion show for spring 2010 (via).
Watch the runway and a few pictures below.

Yes, that is Roisin to the right in the giant pink tutu, which is hiding her pregnancy.

Not sure what is more stunning the new music or the new fashion?! Love, love, love the giant dresses with cut out holes & shapes.

WELCOME BACK!

Update: Backstage photos at Diane Pernet’s blog

Best Ever Holes

Sliced

And the back of it is stunning too

Wow.

Pictures: style.com

Liberty x Hermès

London’s Regent Street just got a new pop up-flash shop (whatever you want to call it) which is open from September 7 to October 18. On sale are the limited edition Liberty and Hermès printed scarfs and ties.

The scarfs feature classic Liberty micro floral patterns with a Hermès”™ ‘Ex Libris’ design dropped on top. All that comes in the finest cotton.

Needless to say, Mary and myself really want such a limited collabo scraf.

Mary loves Liberty x Hermes
Mary’s favourite

Proddy loves Liberty x Hermes
Proddy’s favourite

Pictures from the opening party.

Thanks Mary.

Huge Lips Skinny Hips

Mary sent me a note about the wonderful lipgloss Huge Lips Skinny Hips that has been cooked up by Purple Lab founder Karen Robinovitz.

The gloss helps to pump up your tires and makes you believe you just ate. Perfect. Vitamin B3 will plump your lips upstairs and some mysterious African plant extract will drop a few pounds downstairs (I’m going to drink it):

The product contains Hoodia Gordonii extract, which is derived from the plant found in South Africa and Namibia. The ingredient is claimed to be a natural appetite-suppressant, which is said to work by mimicking the effects of glucose on the brain, tricking it into thinking you’ve just eaten.

I'm going to drink it

HLSH is available in six sheer shades, with names including Kitty Poledancer & No Panty Lines.

Paris Fashion Week Today: BW and MMM

My two favourite designers showed in Paris on the same day. Again, both had a stunning catwalk.

I’m such a fan of Jutta Kraus now. She is mostly responsible for the Bernhard Willhelm Women’s collection. And of course, Maison Martin Margiela brought the shoulders. And clouds.

Bernhard Willhelm Women Winter 2009/10

BW

Love this one: Messy

Hot

Dollar Bill: Love it

Pictures by WWD, click for whole collection and showstudio, they have a short video

Maison Martin Margiela Women Winter 2009/10

Just Shoulders

Clouds

Polka Dots

Like Plastic Hair

Photos by Francois Guillott/AFP/Getty Images. More.
Roisin Murphy was there with the always great Diane ASVOF

MMM in M on M

The Maison Martin Margiela exhibition at the MoMu in Antwerp closed its doors at the beginning of February. Now, it seems to travel to Munich.

The show is going to be at the Haus der Kunst from March 20 to June 1: “in verschiedene sektionen unterteilt, gibt die präsentation einblick in die stilmittel und kreationen des “mmm” sie bewegen sich zwischen müll und märchen”. It doesn’t sound quite as funny in English: “the presentation provides an insight into “mmm” stylistic devices and creations; they shift between garbage and fairy tales”

I’m not sure why Munich has all the luck. Last October, they got the first German Margiela boutique on Maximillianstraße. Na dann, pfürti!

MMM MoMu Catalogue

Chit Chat with J

My favourite Canadian designer & friend Jeremy Laing is showing his new Autumn 2009 collection at New York Fashion week, February 15. Head over to papermag.com for a quick chit chat with J.
It will surely be a stunning runway, as another favourite, the dance-disco-house band New Feelings will be playing for the show.

JL Summer 2009
Jeremy Laing Summer 2009

CC

I’m a litte bit late with this, but jut now I saw the pictures below at El Fashionista. In case you were wondering what Roisin Murphy wore during her latest tour and the concert that was streaming on her website, two of the best outfits are by Cristophe Coppens.
CC was trained as a theater director and actor. Started his own fashion line in the 90ties, made hats for Yohji Yamamoto and Guy Laroche and became the milliner of the Belgian royal family.

And now, I also want to carry a deer on my back.
Such an amazing look.

Model in CC

Caught in CC

London Interviews

# Interview recorded with Viktor & Rolf during the final week of their exhibition at London’s Barbican Gallery: Inside the House of Viktor & Rolf

# Interviews with Head of Press and In-house Architect of Maison Martin Margiela at the opening of the new London boutique. There was a strict “no face photography” policy at the event.

JPL 4 1.2.3.

Jean Paul Lespagnard sent me pictures of his spring 2009 collection for 1.2.3. Here is a another excerpt from my interview with him:

“Sometimes I’m finding fabric, sometimes I’m hearing stories., sometimes I meet someone and I get inspired, sometimes it is a movie. Like my next collection (for 1.2.3.) is about Sylvester Stallone. When I was in Hyeres, I had this idea about doing a collection about Jaqueline, like she is fed up with Texas and she is watching the movie Cliffhanger. So she decides to go to Austria to become a climber and she is completely obsessed by Sylvester Stallone at the end, so she is watching Rocky Balboa. So my next collection will be about climbers and boxers.”

Interview with Jean-Paul Lespagnard for Mode Depesche

Mode Depesche

The new issue of Mode Depesche has just been released. The cover of the fashion magazine features model and actress Marisa Berenson (granddaughter of famous fashion designer Elisa Schiaparelli). You may remember Marisa from her roles in Barry Lydon or Visconti’s Death in Venice. Of course there are many photos of her. I only want to point you to the cover of Vogue (July 1970), together with Helmut Berger.
Also, there is an interview with Peter Berlin done by Claus.

Anyway, at the beginning of July I did a short trip to Brussels to meet up with designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard to talk about his latest collections, French fries, obsessions and Madonna”™s death.

Pictures of his work and the interview after the jump.

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Sausage Necklaces

Here is my to-be-expected Bernhard Willhelm fashion show post. When I saw the first pictures, I liked the collection, thinking it was very modern with a mix of Bernhard styles. Some of which were shown in previous catwalks, but now with updated patterns and cuts.

Then I saw the close ups below. Sausage necklaces.
I’m tempted to call the buyers of the boutiques to make sure they have ordered those.

Sausage

Necklaces

Here are some of my favourite outfits.

BW Summer 09

BW Summer 09

BW Summer 09

The whole collection seems very wearable to me. ‘Wearable’ sounds like something horrible to write about a collection. Anyway, it’s amaaaaaazzzzzing (pronounced in a very gay way).

YSL

Before heading back to Germany, I spent the last couple of days in Montreal. The musée des beaux-arts de Montreal had just opened their retrospective to span 40 years of creation of Yves Saint Laurent. I was especially impressed by the 1965 wedding dress which still looks very modern today.
Below are pictures from the show, click to enlarge.

By now you have probably heard that the designer passed away this weekend.

Wedding dress, 1965
Wedding dress, 1965

Tom Wesselmann inspired dresses
Tom Wesselmann inspired dresses

Moroccan collection
Moroccan collection

micro blogging

Received a pink laser cut silk scarf made out of circles from the Margiela spring/summer collection 2003 in the mail today. New with tags. Stunning.

English lesson of the day:
The ‘pen’ in ‘penalised’ can be pronounced like the ‘pen’ in ‘penis’.
Can you use it in a sentence, please?
You will be penalised.

If you are in Canada, CTV is now streaming a couple of TV shows for free, like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Degrassi, etc. No Gossip Girl, though.

My Favourite Sandals

Want it Need it

A couple of years ago, I saw these Martin Margiela sandals at a shop in Cologne, but they were not available in my size. Now, I found them online, again, not my size. And I’m not that crazy (yet), that I’d buy them 3 or 4 sizes too small.

The black leather tabi sandals are to be worn with clear tape wrapped repeatedly around the sole and foot. By using different colored and patterned tape everytime I’d wear them, I’d have a new shoe in seconds.

The closest thing (and still a far stretch) that I found in my size are the sandals below. I might have to get them. Just to get piece of mind. For one week.

Want it? Need it?

Can’t Believe I Did It: Dip & Dye

Had gay brunch yesterday and all of us went on a crafts project after. I choose dip dyeing. The fashion bloggers Style Bubble and Flying Saucer showed me how to do your own Lacroix.

Dip & Dye
Wait till you see the dress

A lot of times when going out in Toronto, especially when wearing Bernhard Willhelm or Comme des Garçons, I get the insulting question: “Did you make that yourself?”
Guess I have to face the demons now.

Getting in Line, Now

Mary Messhausen called and sent me this blurb a sec later:

H&M’s designer collaboration this autumn will be with a name it said has been “top of [its] wish list for a long time”. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons will create womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, plus accessories and an exclusive unisex fragrance in the latest of a series of successful designer partnerships that have included Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli.

We’re basically getting in line right now. Mary wants to buy all of the children’s clothes and make an outfit for herself. Can’t wait. I hope it’s all shredded, sleeves and holes only.

More at Vogue UK

Me Wants To Be Morphed Into a Mermaid, NOW

The mystery is finally solved. On the cover of her next single, You Know Me Better, Roisin Murphy wears Givenchy Couture Spring 2007. Roisin spilled the beans in the comments of my favourite myspace spy.

Riccardo Tisci, the creative director at Givenchy, says that the collection was inspired by “the metamorphosis of sailors into mermaids.”

How do you say ... Givenchy Couture?
You Know Me Better is out at the end of March
Listen to remixes by Toddla T and Guy Williams (via the great Roisin blog)

Here’s the complete Roisin fashion stalk-a-thon. She wears:
Givenchy Couture on the You Know Me Better cover
Sandra Backlund on the Overpowered album cover
Maison Martin Margiela in the video to Let Me Know
Gareth Pugh: Overpowered video, Let Me Know single cover, Let Me Know video
Viktor & Rolf on the cover of the Overpowered single

Going Shopping

Mary and I are at a department store, just strolling around. Looking at a few tops I suddenly discover a Bernhard Willhelm label on one of the sweaters. Mary and I get super excited, why do they sell Bernhard here? The sweater is really beautiful, lots of patterns and nice colours. It looks like it would fit me. I discover the price tag on the lower back: $695. That seems to be OK.
Out of curiosity, I turn the sweater inside out. By doing so it becomes obvious that the sweater is made out of two towels, just sown together at the top and the sides. Some tailoring on the sides provides fitting. Mary and I are exited by the simplicity. I try to put the sweater on, but I can’t get in. It’s too small. Someone in the back of the store yells at us: “This sweater is overpriced and ugly”. (woke up)

Four

new bernhard pants

produzentin.com turned 4 last week. I want to say thank you to all you wonderful readers out there by giving you a little present which involves the pants I’m wearing above.

The pants are from the latest Bernhard Willhelm collection. I was at the fashion show in Paris in January. They’re in the 5th picture from the top, the model in the coat watering the bucket is wearing them.

Get your own Bernhard after the jump.

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Roisin Does Kanye, Gossip, Divine

Metro: Kanye phoned to ask who styled your video. How would you make him over?
Roisin: I”™d tell him it”™s all about shoulder pads.
(60 seconds interview with Metro)

And now it looks like Roisin’s boyfriend is styling the Kanye West live shows.

Watch Roisin perform a cover of Gossip’s Standing In The Way Of Control. Thanks Maria.

Cry Baby, one of the songs on Roisin’s album (due in the UK next week), samples Native Love (Step By Step) by Divine.

Auf’d in T.O.

Yesterday evening saw the premiere of Project Runway Canada, the casting show looking for an innovative new designer. The US-American version of the series is of course hosted by Heidi Klum (which I heard someone refer to as die hohle Kuh). Anyway, the Toronto based designer search is hosted by Iman. The show started with the contestants getting to know each other at the Toronto Islands, where Iman arrived by yacht.

Iman, c'est moi

Just by announcing the prizes it became obvious that the Canadian version will be even trashier than south of the border: The winner will present a collection at Toronto Fashion Week and will be able to sell the work at Winners.
Out of the 13 designers, 6 are based out of Toronto, some of them had a lil’ boutique on Queen Street.

Hab mich lieb

I have the feeling that I am going to be a bit addicted to the trashiness. Iman acted like a robot (always a plus), looking totally airbrushed in some of the segment trailers. And I enjoyed her tagline, which she got to use quite often in the first episode as two designers got Auf’d:

“Sometimes in fashion, you just don’t measure up.”

New Bernhard

A Shaded View on Fashion has first pictures of the Bernhard Willhelm mens collection for spring / summer 2008 featuring French porn actor, Francois Sagat.
Achtung Auspuffaction.

Socks collection

I’m not sure if I’m ready for wearing a mattress around town, maybe tomorrow, when I have talked myself into it. Anyway, I’m looking forward to Bernhard’s women collection for this winter: It’s all about pot. Love #6.

In more BW news, the ModeMuseum in Antwerp has an exhibition on his works starting July 13, called Het Totaal Rappel.

Rappel

Earlier:
BW Men Winter 2007/2008
BW Men Spring Summer 2006

J’adore MMM

J’adore the video for the current men’s summer collection of Maison Martin Margiela. I’m feeling the subtle rent boy / Stricher vibe. I know it is a bit of a stretch – at certain points the imagery reminds me of Faustrecht der Freiheit. Maybe it’s the crotch shots.

Here is a direct link to the flash movie, though you should probably make the window size smaller.

I’ll threaten to post more pictures if you don’t watch it.

Love it

Love it

Love it

Love it (nuts)

Love it

Earlier:
They call him the Greta Garbo of fashion

Get Your Own Volta

Download and print your own giant poster of Björk’s Volta album cover at showstudio.com. It is composed of 48 pieces, 34 of which have image content and 14 left blank. Day by day you’re able to download one piece. Then puzzle the giant 1.1m x 1.9m Nick Knight/Björk/Bernhard Willhelm collaboration together and let the Earth Intruders be with you.

The Guardian asks: “Is it an advert for tomato ketchup? Is it the latest Disney monster? Is it a nu-rave cartoon? No, it’s just Björk’s new look.”

Volta

(thanks Kevin #1)

Earlier:
No Limit

Another HOT look

This is H.R.H. Princess Diandra. (via Lady Bunny)

H.O.T. M.E.S.S.

Some older news by Michael Musto, Village Voice about H.R.H. Princess Diandra, so you can put her in the picture (no pun intended):

“HRH Princess Diandra (…) just tussled with David LaChapelle at Lucky Cheng’s, creating electromagnetic sound waves that had people running. The fab but excitable Diandra was mad that her image was cut out of a Rolling Stone group shot LaChapelle once took, so she tossed a drink in his face, using his eyeballs as martini olives. (Remember, Diandra’s the one who screamed “you hideous has-been woman” at Diana Ross during Ross’s last concert and was dragged off a platform by security.)”

J’adore

J’adore Caroline Torem-Graigs, the night life photographer for papermag. When I saw the picture of her over accessorized full on leopard print outfit, I turned into a fan faster than you can say:

PATTERNS PATTERNS PATTERNS
COLOURS COLOURS COLOURS
OVER ACCESSSORIZE NOW
CRAZY PERSON LOOK CRAZY PERSON LOOK

Don’t you think it is a fantastic look?
Reminds me of the Vivienne Westwood quote:
In case of doubt, overdress.

I may have to stalk Caroline in New York, soon.
Her I’m-talking-on-the-phone/what-time-is-it pose is just perfect.

J'adore CTC
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