Friday, March 25, 2011
Been in the place I call home. There will be a loaded update around the time I get back. In the meantime, I'm celebrating this vacation with tonight's Gatekeeper gig, then Nunslaughter Saturday. Looking good while doing so, of course.
Posted by Rika Nurrahmah at 6:26 PM
Saturday, March 19, 2011
It's 1:36 a.m. and I'm sipping a cup of Silver Bridge coffee (Appalachia, fair-trade, locally brewed, yadda yadda... good stuff), blasting MSTRKRFT through a pair of anti-bass earbuds that are in dire need of being face down in a pit of fire, and cursing at a scratched DVD of "Weird Science" that Netflix sent me. Finally done with my last winter quarter of college and I'm doing what I've been longing to avoid during the week-long break. The joke's on me!
I've been floating in and out of all the fashion week coverages among the major cities. Been trying to tell myself to web surf as much shows (that I actually give two damns about) as possible this season, but I've rightfully diverted my attention instead to Egypt, Libya, the Ohio SB 5 debacle, running a radio station and 19 credit hours worth of school work. Most of what I did catch made me salivate, and off the top of my head: Theysken x Theory, Christopher Kane, Demeulemeester, Rad Houriani, Wang, and Ann-Sofie Back. Extreme silhouettes, draping, geo inspirations and prints... you get the pattern. I'm not one to trend hop on designers who simply don't cater to my style - in which cultural interest/lifestyle comes first, fashion just happens to be its echo.
In project wardrobe revamp, there's been a mass liquidation on all items of clothing and accessories I've seldom worn in the past few months. If you're a frequent eBay-er and have seen items pop up under seller parlezvousbrah, then you've seen my stuff. Spread the word/buy 'em, I don't want them. In exchange, I'm downsizing my wardrobe to basics - with the occasional ridiculous dress here and there. (Exhibit A: Topshop Unique shark sweater dress.) The runways have catapulted me into a pool of monograph prints à la Bauhaus artists like Anni Albers, and a craving to get a little naughty with skin exposure. Other than that I'll be cycling through three pairs of jeans, and my sea of band shirts and crop tops.
Dare I say it? Platinum blonde hair may be happening in my foreseeable future. It's been a feat I've been contemplating for months because a) hair's just hair and b) I think it could actually look pretty sweet, despite the potential beach bunny backlash. It's best to leave this job to a renowned professional, because I don't want to relive my sophomore year of high school's terror of pulling out blonde strands of hair in the shower. No thanks to Hot Topic dye.
And that's all that's been keeping me up until - shit, 4 in the morning. I'll be heading out to NYC Wednesday to cap off my spring break with a bang, but I'll discuss that in a later post.
Leaving this post with some records coming at ya - a.k.a., I figured out how to make animated .gifs.
Image sources: Jil Sander S/S 2011 ad campaign, Fashiongonerogue, and Vogue UK.