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We Were Once a Fairytale

Posted in Random Selections by peeped on October 19, 2009

This Spike Jonze directed short film from Kanye West apparently “walks the fine line between self aggrandizement and self mockery.”  It begins with the star staggering about a club having had a little too much vino –  fairly run of the mill- don’t give up though, it gets weird.

African Apparel

Posted in Fashion by peeped on October 18, 2009

Optical Opulence #20

Posted in Fashion, Random Selections by peeped on October 13, 2009

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last purchase: number (n)ine jeans

Posted in Fashion by peeped on October 12, 2009

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The exact reasons are unclear as to why Takahiro Miyashita decided to close the doors of one of Japan’s most innovative and intriguing fashion brands earlier this year, the official statement read, ‘When you’re finished changing, you’re finished’, indicating a design led decision, few however would dispute that number (n)ine was more likely choked by the acrid cloud that has engulfed the retail sector of late.  In fact, it’s a surprise how few closures have been caused by this beast,  I worry that the full repercussions have yet to be been fully realised. The financial meltdown will have been particularly hard on the small high-end labels – those without the backing and financial support of huge conglomerates with their lucrative high street connections or rich client bases. Perhaps it was n(n)’s odd retail choices (their flagship Tokyo location was notoriously out-of-the-way), or maybe it was their increasingly niche and stylised collections. Either way Number (n)ine’s quirky runway shows will certainly be missed and the closure of the brand is undoubtedly a blow to Men’s fashion. What will Miyashita do next? We’ll have to wait and see, but with number (n)ine’s prestigious track record, I am certain he won’t spend too long out in the cold.

I grasped my final chance to buy a pair of n(n)’s excellent basic slim jean’s from a store the other day. I love the unique details on these with the darts on the thighs and behind the knees. This fall 09 collection ‘A Closed Feeling’ is your last chance, take it, from this point on we’re left with the joyless task of scouring yahoo.jp.

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