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OPRAH’S CRUSADE AGAINST GRUNGE!

{Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage}

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.

-Oprah Winfrey

 

Since the Golden Globes, Oprah is on everyone’s mind after a poignant acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony which has gone as far as having people saying “OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!”

The model for elegant maturity and refinement for most, it has come to our attention that this Queen of the Screen really fought hard against something we totally take for granted – GRUNGE STYLE!!!

That’s right people. I think Oprah hates GRUNGE; that iconic style that emerged from the late 80s which rejected the gloss and polish of mainstream fashion for a more relaxed, tattered and easy vibe and was popularized by designers Marc Jacobs and bands like Nirvana, R.E.M, and Pearl Jam to name a few. . .

from ‘Grunge & Glory’ shot by Steven Meisel {US Vogue / c. December 1992}

Flannel plaid, cardigans, army boots, ripped jeans – you’d have to be living under a rock to not be able to characterize this style, especially considering every mainstream fashion brand from Los Angeles to Seoul are touting the trend . . .

We say it time and time again, but style is absolutely cyclical. That’s why we always promote our mantra of seeking the {past} to influence the {present} and shape the {future}. I really wonder what Oprah would be crusading against these days . . . there would definitely be plenty of material for her to draw from.

Enough said, however, let’s take a look at just how much Oprah hates GRUNGE!

Makes me wonder what she would say about Grunge now? She really seemed to be not into that. Like, when she questions those cool black leather witch boots the teenage daughter gave her Mother in her own 90s Grunge Makeover.

The worst part is – they never look better!!! I totally prefer their personal sense of style over the manufactured cookie cutter that Oprah seems to be tied to, sadly.

Fun, nonetheless! Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Until next time,

{theEye}

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“All the Glitz and GLAMOUR IN THE HAMMER 2017”!!! Video by Style Group

In our society, it’s easy to take things for granted. Food, water, shelter- all things that we wouldn’t second guess or question as being a part of our lives, are for too many people, a day to day question of when, where, and how? 

Here in Hamilton, Ontario many of these people in need are helped every year by The Good Shepherd who last year alone provided food and clothing for 61, 466 people, and not even including the thousands of tenants they shelter around the city.

For the past three years, we have had the honour of showcasing our own original vintage inspired collections at the Good Shepherd‘s fabulous night of fashion – “GLAMOUR IN THE HAMMER”.

This year the event sat upwards of 800 people, and showcased looks from 10 of the city’s unique designers including Blackbird Studios and a vintage retrospective from Milli’s boutique featuring some of the haute couture and designer fashions she has acquired over her many years providing luxury designer fashion in the steel city.

And in a society that is very focused on ‘self’ – it always feels good to feel compassion for people in need, and know that somehow through our passion for fashion we are able to help others while we do it!

Style Group is another fantastic company who lended their many talents to archiving the event, and here is a little taste of what the night was all about! Kudos to Alex Coombs for putting it altogether!

 

This year The Eye of Faith presented +GODDESS+ , a collection of one of a kind garments inspired by the kick ass-ness of 80s and 90s supermodels. It was a collection of pure glamour, and we are so pleased with the outcome.

We can’t wait to share our designs with you, so stay tuned!

Also, if you would like to make a donation or learn more about the Good Shepherd – click here!

Until next time,

{theEye}

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Suddenly Sedgwick!

[Photos by: THE SARTORIALIST]

“You live alone, creating life as you.”

-Edie Sedgwick

Seems like the world is going to become even closer to Edie Sedgwick, Andy’s Warhol’s famous factory girl, and high priestess of hip, thanks to Marc Jacob‘s latest Spring/Summer 2013 presentation in New York City this month.

“If all I cared about was me, I could make a million. And that’s what they will never
 understand.”

-Edie Sedgwick


Sedgwick became an international sensation, embracing the life force that so radically inhabited her pretty prep school self. From her smudged eyes and leopard spots, to that undeniable charisma, Edie owned her persona A to Z, making it unbelievably hard not to fall in love with.

She had a bit of a tragic life, but who doesn’t? Far greater than her tragedy are the precedents of beauty, vitality, and ingenuity she possessed throughout her life, and the veiled mystery she still seems to portray. Sedgwick was also able to make a name for herself as an actress, playing versions of herself in art flicks directed by Warhol, among others.  Somehow, she was able to make her entire life a work of art, in a way, which is also tragic but also profound.

“Isn’t that sad! I’m so fragile! It’s tragic! Can you believe it? That’s so sad.”

-Edie Sedgwick

The collection is being lauded as one of the designer’s absolute best, so expect to see the scene come alive with these notions. “Young girls need to learn that sexiness isn’t about being naked” says the iconic designer, and who better than Edie Sedgwick to illustrate this.

The sexiest we see Edie isn’t naked, but when she is talking art and/or philosophy, or doing a dance in a shift dress. It’s her tightrope roping the sidewalks, or simply just having a laugh. What truly defines this appeal is her lack of inhibition and selfless expressionism….


Jacob’s collection captured the very essence of the iconic free bird of the New York City art scene of the 60s, and created a collection that is both classic and forward. There is no doubt, we will be seeing a lot more of Edie, and the inherent {TRADITIONS} she has been able to release into the wild….

I think something very weird‘s going on now, ’cause the power that is permitted to youth is quite extraordinary. And they are sort of run by that kind of power.”

-Edie Sedgwick

Sincerely,

{theEye}

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Dancing in the Dark: Tim Burton’s “Dark Shadows” Trailer Stirs the Pot

Seems like Tim Burton’s done it again! This time, it seems he couldn’t be more at home with the Collins family, the salacious supernatural soap opera family that made its way to the Boob Tube in the mid-sixties, and then again in 1991.

Burton, who has made his entire career out of his penchant for his unique, dark and twisted fantasies all with a light-hearted edge – after all, he did get his foot in the door at Disney. Nevertheless, this tale of a vampire from the 17th Century finding himself plopped in the middle of 1970s New England seems like perfect material for Burton to work his unique magic.

And with a cast that includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Jackie Earle Haley, Christopher Lee, Alice Cooper, and long-time collaborator Johnny Deppp – this one’s sure to stay with you far beyond even the grave. Also loving the vintage-inspire costumes provided by Colleen Atwood.

Check out the new HD trailer above, and mark May 1 on the calendar this one looks like a keeper.

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