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Pinned!

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When two people from different backgrounds collaborate, the end result can be rather stunning. That’s what happened when Charlotte Olympia and Tom Binns married their ideas.

Charlotte Olympia’s designs are whimsical, fun, and full of intense femininity, while Tom Binns tends to err on the side of anarchy. The two created this Punk Rock- inspired collection of shoes and handbags to coincide with the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The show will reveal early day Punk style and how it has gradually inspired the fashion industry over the years.

I remember in 1981 when the band Black Flag came to my high school (Katella) in Anaheim, CA. Punkers came in droves from surrounding cities just to see them play. It was a sea of rebels with mohawks and black, skin-tight pants. Doc Martins covered the walk ways, while bad-ass anarchists smoked their cigarettes and invaded our school’s front lawn. A huge riot broke out in the streets and within minutes the cops were there to break it up and cancel the show. It was the most exciting thing I’d ever seen.

I found myself wanting to be in the midst of the action, well, I was in the midst of the action, but wanted more of a screaming and yelling in the streets kind of action. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite fit in with my Dittos and ’70s-inspired, ruffled blouse. But, if I would’ve had these safety pin pumps and clutch bag, I may have been bold enough to run out there and shout a few words of my own.

I love their classy collaboration and the collection will be available for sale at http://charlotteolympia.com, and some Macy’s stores in the beginning of May.

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Creatures of Fashion

It’s so exciting to see what the designers are preparing for the Resort collections of 2013. Many  are drawing their inspiration from the animal kingdom. From creepy crawlers to pink flamingos, next spring is sure to be a wild array of designs.

I’m in love with the flamingo bathing suit by Lisa Blue Swim, but I wouldn’t be happy wearing the tarantula cuff by Tom Binns (unless I had a good supply of Xanax). I hate spiders, and to constantly have one traveling on my wrist (even if it’s in the name of fashion), would give me great anxiety. Other than that, the eagle suit by We Are Handsome is pure genius and of course,  Stella McCartney’s lion T-shirt is a must!

I hope everyone has a great week!

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