Luiza Villar

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In Plaid on 04/30/2009 at 9:29 PM


Born in a warehouse loft in New York City, I Don’t Like Mondays is an online fashion boutique that instantly became a favorite. Founded by Colin Talbot and Dean Rodgers who were later joined by Rila Fukushima, the company has evolved into a platform to showcase contemporary fashion designers that push the boundaries and bend the rules in fashion. IDLM is not only about selling the usual fashion merchandise, it is focused on blurring the lines between art and apparel. I still don’t like Mondays but I sure like this.



In Plaid on 04/26/2009 at 11:32 PM


 Christopher Lee Sauvé’s creations are inspired by irrelevant absurdities of the modern society or however you want to call it. Christopher’s T-shirt collection is inspired by random things such as a stylist trade-marking the words “bananas” and “I die”, and by the rumors of famous fashion editors being replaced or the indifference of people concerning the economy. Whether these things are just plain irrelevant or at least not worthy of your time at least such things inspired a line that is.


Mixed Tapes: Blonde Redhead

In Mixed Tapes on 04/23/2009 at 1:47 PM


Blonde Redhead trio Kazu Makino and Italian twin brothers Simone and Amedeo Pace whose band is named after a song by the New York No wavers DNA, have a sound somewhat influenced by No Wave and an undeniable resemblance to early Sonic Youth. Blonde Redhead isn’t like other experimental avant-garde rock bands, which often come across as detached and supposedly overly cool and intellectual, their records are actually filled with violent, boiling emotions. Very much like how an indie kid would feel if their bike or vinyl collection ever got stolen.


In Plaid on 04/20/2009 at 1:58 PM


Influenced by psychedelic imagery, record covers art, and the ethereal beauty of nature and animals, Melbourne designer Natalie Wood’s style is at once though and pretty. Something Else’s style is a reflection of edgy experimental fashion in its most advanced form. Something else is the result of the fuse of Wood’s prior lines resulting in the most eclectic and visionary line. Think of it as dressing in the dark meets stole my brother’s vintage tees coolness.



In Plaid on 04/16/2009 at 4:16 PM


Ostwald Helgason is a brand founded in 2006 by Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason, who met while working in a London design studio.The brand’s collections are a complex composition of drapery, tailoring and prints all to produce clothing that could easily be considered pieces of art. Ostwald helgason’s surreal twist reflects their fondness with the modern era art movement, and appreciation of oddities. The brand eccentricity  is reflected in their prints which often seem like impressionist art. Is this foil paper or am I blind?

Mixed Tapes: Yeasayer

In Mixed Tapes on 04/12/2009 at 10:58 PM


Any band that defines their music as “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” is worthy of a listen. Yeasayer is this unusual looking, trippy sounding band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band consists of Anand Wilder, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, and Luke Fasano. Their ultra-modern twist using heavy echo delay, synthesizers and random electronic textures makes it the most avant-garde band of the moment.Just say yes.


In Plaid on 04/09/2009 at 2:36 PM


Full of clever slogans Henry’s range of T-shirts scream trendy! House of Holland coolness isn’t anything new, but his latest collections “Sex Lies & Volleyball” and “Flower Power” are so daring and out there that I felt were worthy of appraisal. The “Flower Power” collection proves that the brand wittyness isn’t only in their slogans. The new collection has comic drawn fashion icons in the nude only covered by flowers which I though was genius, almost like a Botticelli painting…Yeah right!

Go Downtown…

In Plaid on 04/06/2009 at 9:18 PM

page_1This wash has a pH less than 7.0 and can only be toned down with a basic.  This trend has all the potential to be just as bad as those 80’s outfits, but combining these acid washed pieces with modern ones and giving it a more contemporary twist it is bound to be the coolest thing in town. At least in Downtown it will.

Mixed Tapes: Thieves Like Us

In Mixed Tapes on 04/03/2009 at 7:08 PM


No, it’s not your favorite song from New Order. Thieves Like Us is a Swedish-American trio based in Paris. Their charm is in their French filter house with romantic beats you will bob your head without even noticing. If you were expecting New Order, don’t be disappointed! Actually, the beats of their song “Fass” are very reminiscent of their vibe. Give it a try, they will certainly steal your heart!



In Plaid on 04/01/2009 at 6:57 PM


Should I disclose this little secret of mine? Does everyone already know about this? Well…in case you don’t, Nasty Gal is the coolest go-to site for anything fashion. Nasty Gal’s merchandise ranges from a selection of cool vintage finds to new clothing from contemporary designers. Whether you are looking to shop a little or just to get creatively stimulated, Nasty Gal provides both with the most fashion savvy merchandise and original look books.