Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


Vivienne Westwood

The reference promised reverence but proved trickier than a straightforward tribute. Dame Vivienne Westwood sang the praises of the Prince of Wales in her show notes with a paean to his spirituality, his organic farming, and his other Westwood-friendly preoccupations. She had, she pronounced, adopted him as the "patron" of the collection. The first model duly emerged wearing an ensemble broadly appropriate as an homage to one of Savile Row's most celebrated customers : windowpane-check gray trousers and a borderline tartan peaked jacket. Donned by androgynous model Elliott Sailors -a woman actually. The designer's banana skin was the pair of blue suede high heels. Vivienne Westwood and her husband, Andreas Kronthaler, have turned such acts of runway radicalism into a well-practiced routine, but even when you expect it, these shows have impact. Look-twice touches this time included British sterling banknote-print clothing (and great sneakers), an interesting spasm of one-shoulder Fred Flintstone stretch knitwear, a look featuring floral-lapelled eveningwear and a balaclava, and a cluster of butch men with clutch bags. And the guy who came out with his pants half-down -namely, Justin Gossman. All this slapstick was a laugh, as ever, but a distraction too : it obscured the richness of a collection that pulsed with poppy tailoring twists, radical casualwear, and fine footwear -even those heels, if that's your bag. And sure, some of the shtick was a lighter way of enunciating the "relationship between men and women" theme that has been so current on both sides of the fashion-show calendar's gender divide. The dame emerged wearing the prince on her chest, alongside her king.

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