Why is the Veil Look Trending in 2015?

Vogue  had an nice piece recently noting a veil trend in the Spring 2015 couture collections of Chanel and Giambattista Valli.  They noted several reasons historically for wearing “one of the oldest female accoutrements”,

religious,  formal (mourning), functional (motoring, bee-keeping), fanciful (fashion), and seductive

Their explanation for the why veils are trending in 2015 is a  sense of mystery.

While this might be true for Paris couture, we think there is a “street style” veil look which we call the “DeFaceLook” that stems from a desire for privacy in a world where your photograph can be taken and posted on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr, etc. without your permission.

Here is the look from the Spring 2015 Paris couture collection,  Note the lack of any protection.

Veil Look – Chanel, Spring 2015
Model: Kendall Jenner

 

Veil Look – Giambattista Valli – Spring 2015
Model Vanessa Moody

Here are some looks that are more attuned to our DeFaceBook look — veil as privacy.

 

Veil Look : Audrey Hepburn 1966
From How to Steal a Million Movie

 

Veil Look – Rihanna 2009

Veil Look: Jordan Baker from Gatsby Movie

We are still working on our approach…the footprint is the snowboard goggle.

Veil Look – Snowboard goggles

The fabric is a double thick Point d’Espirit Tulle

Point d’Espirit Tulle Veiling

 

Post-Mod Exposed Zippers

First, a few looks at current offerings of exposed zipper skirts by

Nasty Gal, Kenzo, Michelle Mason and Hot Topics

The look is functional and significant.  Sexy for the first 3, but banal in the case of Hot Topics.

Exposed Zipper Skirt by Nasty Gal – functional and significant

Exposed Zipper Skirt by Kenzo – functional and significant
Exposed Zipper Skirt by Michelle Mason – functional and significant
Exposed Zipper Skirt by Hot Topics – functional and significant

Next is our Post-Mod take on the exposed zipper skirt. The look is functionless and ironic.  Cute and also banal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Post-Mod (Ironic) Take on Exposed Zippers

Exposed zippers in fashion — straight-forward and functional

Exposed Zipper Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narciso Rodriguez – Spring 2009 – Exposed Zipper Dresses

 

Exposed zippers in fashion – ironic and functionless

 

Post-Mod® Exposed zipper Shirt
Post-Mod® Exposed zipper Shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Mod® Exposed zipper Shirt


Post-Mod® Exposed zipper Shirt

 

 

Dia de los Muertos: The New Trendy Holiday

Google Trends – Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

It appeals to the spiritual, the multicultural, the goths, punks, and bikers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altar at Day of The Dead Celebration- Mission San Luis Obispo – 2014

Winner wearing our racerback at Day of The Dead Celebration- Mission San Luis Obispo – 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at Day of The Dead Celebration- Mission San Luis Obispo – 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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