Burn These Bones

dead like me

Posted in backstage, life by burnthesebones on 09/22/2009

Hell week is finally over (for me, at least) and now it will be a jolly old time recovering and trying to catch up on my readings and assignments for school. Should admit that I’ve barely checked out out any of the collections but from what little that’s been seen so far…not too compelled to look any further. I’m not quite twenty years old yet, and have nearly NO stamina at all- even fainted at one point during the week..whether due to malnutrition or lack of sleep, not sure?

Sadly these are the very few images I have to share (time to invest in a pocket sized camera or learn to be quicker with the phone).

Taken at the Rodarte show (that was some trip, let me tell you…)


The uber-brilliant stylist Panos Yiapanis wearing Givenchy tartan breeches, and Courtney Love (lol) sporting a Rodarte cobweb knit cardigan!

Close-up of the Givenchy courtesy of Jak and Jil.


This is an awful picture, but I loved this woman’s outfit. The pairing of the soft candy pink cardigan with the long floral print dress and the infamous Ann Demeulemeester lace-up sandals is so unexpected and striking but it works so well! She also had a washed gray bucket bag with domed studs on the bottom (Alexander Wang?) slung over her shoulder that complemented the ensemble perfectly.

And I just spotted this on Style.com via Jak and Jil (once again):


The constantly inspirational Taylor Tomasi. Can’t get enough of her. I’ve never considered those plum Ann Demeulemeester sandals even after seeing them in the flesh, until now…

And this has nothing to do with the rest of this entry but for those who watched the VMA awards and caught Lady Gaga’s epic performance:


The bloodied outfit, put on display in a Plexiglass vitrine the next day for her admirers to enjoy…

Be on the lookout for a fashion week giveaway to be posted in the next few days!


treble in trouble

Posted in backstage, life by burnthesebones on 09/09/2009

As fashion week approaches, it becomes critical time for the many bloggers, who put their new-found determination of legitimacy and industry relevance to the test. Looking forwards to seeing your coverage of this hectic time!

Especially since I won’t be able to extensively cover the madness on here. And I won’t even have time to look at the collections until it’s all over.

I’ve already been helping out with the production efforts of several highly anticipated events or the past few weeks. Going straight from class to the office everyday with little time or energy for anything else, so this week will be chaotic/stressful x 100 and my most highly anticipated event will be a good night’s sleep.

Will be heading “underground” while others enjoy themselves observe the hustle and bustle of it all from a spectator’s point of view…I’m envious of this perspective, which I haven’t really experienced yet- I’ve always worked behind the scenes and can’t seem to break away from that. Sometimes I really have a crisis and ask, “What am I doing with my life and why should I give the slightest modicum of concern for these smug, self-entitled people?” and “I’d rather be dead than here!” But in the end, it can be quite fulfilling to proudly look back to something you worked hard on and put so much time and energy into.


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wrap it up

Posted in review, themes by burnthesebones on 02/23/2009

Mark down another individual to the roster of those disappointed with (most of) the fall collections so far- I can barely be bothered to take a second glance. I’m kind of burnt out at the moment.

The VMan/Ford party at the Sky Rink was such a fun way to end the week! (as you can see in the video below).

I only wish I had actually WENT ON THE ICE! But I dared not risking a fall in front of so many discerning people.

With that said, some quick thoughts:

Glad to see prior acknowledgements of the horror theme, realized in the flesh (of course I won’t take credit as it was only matter of time until bondage progressed to bandage).


Mummified wrapping thigh high boots at Rodarte.


Cut out leg wrappings at A. Wang.

FRANCK TELL FW09 New York 02-14-09


Completely enamored by the caged body armor fashioned out of gold daggers by Pamela Love, at Frank Tell. Would love to attempt a DIY version of this.


Boots at Proenza Schouler.


Posted in backstage by burnthesebones on 02/13/2009

Jump-starting the fashion week festivities, tonight’s opening featured the photography of the venerable Paul Rowland (founder of Supreme and Women agencies). As such, the gallery was swarming with models, and nearly overwhelming with stimulating visuals.

I only had the chance to take a few awful photos with my Blackberry.

++EDIT 2/14: I added new photos (see more at Supreme Being).

Hanne Gaby Odiele with the androgyne Iris Strubegger.


Daiane Conterato, Kasia Struss, Hanne again, and Toni Garrn.


Alana Zimmer


Meghan Collison


And Cecilia Mendez- what happened?? She used to be one of my favorites…


When I spotted a girl wearing this all Phi (sadly, an immensely underrated label) fall ’08 outfit, I just had to take a shot of it.


The same look on the runway, as worn by Natasha Poly (I was jabbed in the leg by the spike heels of her deadly YSL Tributes):

And finally:


Amid a sea of models and industry movers and shakers wearing the most coveted Rick Owens, Alexander Wang, Margiela, Chanel, etc. pieces of the season, this girl’s outfit stood out for its daring mixture of proportion, shape and texture.

She is wearing Acne silk harem-esque trousers, an Acne sheer dust-grey blouse with raw edges, a gorgeous softly draped suede motorcycle jacket also by Acne, and black suede cut-out Opening Ceremony wedges.

Click here for more details on the Transformations exhibit.

sweet love for planet earth

Posted in backstage by burnthesebones on 01/22/2009

Rodarte’s Spring/Summer ’09 show was undoubtedly a top highlight of fashion week this past September.

Once again, the collection referred to a bewildering pastiche of inspirations, including land art, a decaying post-apocalyptic vision of the future earth, robots and androids, electrical wiring, and human anatomy.



The Mulleavy sisters possess the uncanny ability to take seeming arbitrary influences and from them, produce stunning yet cohesive collections, in which the references are never made too obvious.

The show’s production values were impeccable (thanks in part to the esteemed Bureau Batek), starting right off with the invitations.

Upon seeing it, I was puzzled. Then I held the plastic sheet to the light- there was faint trace of a ribcage.



it was printed on old X-ray negative film! It certainly made me excited about what was to come. Looking back, the printed medium gave the perfect hint about one of the prominent themes: human anatomical and skeletal structure, as seen in the slashed tops.

Credits: Autumn DeWilde

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