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


Palmiers du Mal

This collection was inspired by the riotous theme "the young Pope goes on safari". Shane Fonner mentioned he'd been in South Africa, which kick-started the narrative. At the presentation -held at 9:00PM, late by show standards, at New York's Gramercy Park Hotel- the notes read : "the boring will not stand in the after-party, nor the pious in the assembly of playboys". Cheeky ! But then again, playboy cheek might very well be what Palmiers du Mal does best; there was a lounge-lizard draw to sweatpants vertically inlaid with flowery stripes, a faux Dalmatian-and-floral shawl, and a faux kudu blanket wrap (FYI, a kudu is an animal with a hide that looks similar to deer fur). Anything ecclesiastical faded quickly when taking it all in -surrounding the models were hyper-saturated prints by photographer David LaChapelle, including a topless Lil' Kim and a Popsicle-enjoying Paris Hilton. Perhaps the decadence and aware-wrongness of it all was some kind of commentary as to the inherent vice buried deep in even the most outwardly pure. We won't overanalyze. But we will say : for loungewear, in a kind of consciously sleazy but delectable vein, Palmiers du Mal is quickly becoming top of mind.

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