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Category: What the Frock??

Flying the friendly (?) skies

I recently traveled to Houston, Texas, which was interesting. Just kidding, I had a great time. The nightlife was not my cup of tea, but that’s okay. Having just gone through TSA, I thought I’d share some of my helpful tips on how to make your journey through airport security conflict-free and speedy.

1. Don’t fly anywhere.

Seriously.  If you can avoid flying, I suggest you don’t bother with it.


I can’t stress this enough. If you’re traveling domestically, you may have to pay to check your luggage, but it’ll be worth it if you don’t want to deal with the threat of being strip searched or having to explain for the third time that, no, your hemorrhoids cream is in fact not an explosive.

3. Follow directions to the letter!

If the limit is 3.4 oz, they mean it. Don’t try to weasel around it or you might end up without your expensive cosmetics, perfume or whatever. The exception is medication, either prescription or over the counter. You can have those, but I suggest that you put them all in the same compartment so they’re easy for you and the TSA agent to find. Also, don’t be surprised if they ask you for a sample. You will probably, in one way or another, have to explain what your meds are, especially if they’re generic or don’t have the script stuck on them.

Pressing questions

How exactly does one wear a cape and a backpack at the same time? I maintain it’s impossible. Just the idea makes me feel a little claustrophobic! (Okay, maybe I’m being a little dramatic.)

Breaking news: Alexander McQueen dead

What a shock. I don’t really know what to say. There’s no denying his talent, his vision and what he has given to the fashion world. It’s a shame that he’s gone at such a young age and just at the beginning of Fashion Week. He will definitely be missed at London Fashion Week, and not just because of the clothes he created. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

Here is the BBC reportage.

I wonder where this L.A.M.B. look came from…

Now, I’m not actually accusing L.A.M.B. of er, plagiarism (?), just pointing out the similarity between these shoes. In fact, every time I see the L.AM.B. shoe, I think it’s Bally until I take another look.

Which do you like better? Voice your opinion on the poll to the right or in the comments!


It’s things like this that make me think that fashion designers/editors are really out of touch with the world.

If you walked down the street in New York dressed like this:

Japanese Men’s Vogue

Is anybody really surprised that the cover photo, shot by Hedi Slimane, looks like this?

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I’m a little upset that the cover model is a white guy carrying a samurai sword. Why not just get a Japanese model? It’s not like there aren’t any.

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One collaboration we really DON’T need to see

I just read that Danity Kane is going to join up with Dollhouse Jeans to create a line of jeans… Does anybody want to dress like them?

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This is the nicer of the two pictures I was going to post. Most of their clothes could actually be nice, if they hadn’t tarted it up so much. For example, the one on the left (I think it’s Aubrey?) has a beautiful top on — I rest my case. It’s a top, not a dress! She needs some pants, ASAP. I mean, come on. The shirt has slits down to her navel and up to what looks like her hip. This would be indecent if she wore this outside.