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The Amazing Race

I recently met a family friend again after probably 4 years. She introduced me to her boyfriend of 3 years.  He lives in the US, and they see each other 5 weeks a year, 2 of them when he’s is Singapore for work and 3 of them when she visits on her vacation time.  Nobody … Continue reading

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Nomad Hoarders

Sometimes I feel like I want to look like someone just ate an Upper East Side (New York, I’m not referring to Pasir Ris in Singapore) thrift store and took a big, hot steaming shit on me.  All of it, just hanging off my already gigantic body. And then, I saw this, Liu Wen (yay … Continue reading

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Techno Funereal Warriors

One of my favorite fashion narratives to emerge in the last two years has been the rise of the Asian designer, particularly in New York.  Name check:  Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Joseph Altuzarra, Thakoon, Richard Chai.  All Asian, with the exception of Gurung, all yellow, youngish (who can tell … Continue reading

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Lessons from 2010

It wasn’t an easy year for me, but there were many thing I learned.  I hope I remember them moving forward.  Hence this blog posting. ABOUT ART The celebration of effort frequently results in a celebration of mediocrity. Authenticity is not excellence. It is possible for something to be completely over. Experience is not a … Continue reading

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Grotesque Engorged Obfuscation

This is a big one.  I believe in value. We’re coming to the end of the year which also usually means the end of the (fashion) winter, soon, stores will be stocked with bikinis mocking the cold and the obese. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I love the very cold … Continue reading

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Elevated Utilitarianism

Thinking that the DADT repeal was going to happen soon,  I was shopping at an army surplus store as I tend to, looking at combat pants in XXL and XXXL and I just kept thinking that those pants would be so great if they were completely covered in sequins.  Sparkly, combat pants in a hunting … Continue reading

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Cheap Bitches

Have you been living under a rock?  Do you need sunglasses? No?  So you know H&M just released (and sold out) their Lanvin collaboration right?  With lots of ruffled cocktail dresses with exposed zippers, metallic men’s shoes and over embellished T-shirts. They’re sold really well on ebay. Of course if you were an influential fashion … Continue reading

Adjacency and censorship

When I went to school in Singapore at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and studied Mass Communications, one of the first classes I took was taught by a man named Steve Milakov.  I enjoyed his class.  And one of the the things he taught us was about the concept of adjacency.  What happens when you place an … Continue reading

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The Gay’s Gaze

Yesterday I was on a train, minding my own business when a gaggle of girls got on. You know what they’re like, super generic, college aged girls, loud, obnoxious, blah.  Kinda like these girls: I severely read one of them.  I updated my Facebook profile about this, and here’s what I wrote: On the train, … Continue reading

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Humbling

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