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


Palm Angels

Putting the Kama Sutra into suiting via a jacquard of athletically impressive positions of mutual pleasure was just one amongst multiple thrills in Moncler's art director Francesco Ragazzi's own collection. Very vaguely about rebellion and festivals and a Venice Beach skateboarder he once took a photograph of who he thought looked like Jimi Hendrix, this collection was a carefully tended stew containing a slew of evergreen youth culture staples. There were military pieces, including one M-65 jacket the Italian designer said had taken scores of man-hours to rip and fray just so, and appropriated approximations of Walmart and Sports Authority–sourced deer-print hunting gear. A women's dungaree was layered with badges featuring the gothic-font PA initials as eyes on a smiley face : another nod to high-production values applied to clothing of low provenance. Loungewear, grunge-touched pajamas, bucket hats, and hoodies -featuring that smiley- similarly played counterweight to a tiger-print fur coat and that exactingly produced X-rated tailoring. The Palm Angels manifesto is not rocket science, yet Francesco Ragazzi has a coolhunter's eye for delivering with-a-twist tweaks on long-established templates. In a nutshell, this is disappointing.

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