Tuesday, 5 June 2012

NOT DEAD YET

This blog is still alive. Hell, it has more life than a Beverly Hills morgue with Lindsay Lohan doing community service. I'm going to TRY to update more frequently from now onwards.

Here is a list of things I bought at the Raf Simons archive sale in April:

FW01 jacket:


FW03 sweater with Peter Saville graphics:

SS02 shirt:

FW04 shirt with removable back panel, and José Ortega y Gasset quote:

SS05 T-shirt with Giordano Bruno references:

SS05 T-shirt with Brian Eno references:

FW98 mesh top:

FW97 T-shirt:

So I spent *all* my money in the sale, but I lost track of time in there, and when I came out I realised my flight was leaving in less than an hour. TAAAAAXI! But the driver was like, you know we're in Antwerp and your flight is going from Brussels.. that's another city, I don't go that far, you'll never make it, you have to take a train etc. I had flown in from Chicago to Belgium that morning just for the sale, so I was jet-lagged as hell, had about 50 huge heavy bags and it was pouring with rain, non-changeable flight tickets, phone battery had died, had to be at work the next day in London, so I totally flipped and was like I SERIOUSLY I DON'T GIVE A ----, NOW STEP ON THE GAS..

Luckily he turned out to be a loony driver who went at 90mph with no hands on the wheel most of the way in rain which was by now coming down horizontally with about 2m of visibility ahead. After a cheeky €130 taxi fare, made the flight by about 30 seconds. Had to manhandle old women, children, you name it, out of the way in the security line. MOVE, MOVE, ME AND MY RAF ARE COMING THROUGH, GET OUT OF THE WAY.

The lengths I go to for old clothes.

Here are some non-Raf things I have recently purchased:

Junya Watanabe FW07 boiled wool zip shirt:


With Prada shoes.

+ DRKSHDW Rick Owens parka:


Helmut Lang year ? down-filled vest:

Wearing over COS varsity jacket with Prada shoes. Jeans & trousers always from Topman - not exactly a top brand choice, but the ONLY place I can get a 31" waist and 30" inner leg (fuck being short. seriously). Life is too short to buy "designer" trousers and have them altered out of recognition, because they are all cut for 6 FOOT BLOODY 4 models. A 30" waist on, say, Prada trousers would have roughly a 36" leg. Fuck that shit. Sunglasses are Oliver Peoples Altman frame. Now I have found *my* pair, I have dispensed with all other sunglasses.

Been wearing this a lot recently.. Raf SS03 shirt, Gap black long-sleeve T-shirt, B-Store desert boots:


These are basically the only three pairs of shoes I'm wearing regularly at the moment:

New Balance M373 and Prada's.

And these are the only glasses I'm wearing.. old Starck x Alain Mikli. It's nice to keep things simple. I used to rotate about 4 different pairs of glasses. No longer bovvered.


Oh also,,,

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20 comments:

  1. fucking amazing purchases.

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  2. oh my gosh you're back! i missed you so much... kisses from your anon admirer

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  3. peter, are you wearing something beneath this jacket on the first pic? i guess not *soft core porn material* kisses from your anon admirer

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  4. I might post my sex tape if you're lucky.. (10)

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  5. you're so pretty jesus

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  6. Can we make a love child?
    Sending love from New Zealand.

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  7. i guess you've stopped eating rusks and being milk fed. u've lost the baby fat...what gives?

    cactus

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  8. In love with your tardy flight catching story. And your old Starck x Alain Mikli glasses! Hootchie mama.

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  9. Good to hear from you again, was wondering where you went after chicago. I got something that might interest you to have a bit of a read about since you were part of who inspires me to start a blog. My blog is new!

    Read this: Prada Runway Shoes
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  10. Love your blog, you should let your hair grow :)

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  11. what skin products you use on your face? looks flawless!

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  12. What has helped the most is (a) taking Roaccuatane for 6 months and (b) totally cutting dairy, refined carbs, fatty/fried/processed food, red meat and excessive alcohol out of my diet. Unclear skin is often a manifestation of inner bad health. Only products I use are Cetaphil cleanser and moisturiser and Lab Series 3-in-1 post-shave, all of which are affordable + can be found in the drug store.

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  13. yes this blog is so alive!
    so jeal + happppy for your black clothings. I went thrifting today and got this tommi hilfiger weeird photo print boy shirt that has intense football match scene. hard to explain. but i think you'll like it. something about sport... that's so fascinating like a non-sporty person like me. you are always so impeccabble!

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  14. ugh your commentary is so good. I'm jealous that you feel so comfortable in black all the time, I can't think of a single black thing in my wardrobe except some trousers. Then again, I was probably one of the only people wearing colour when I met you in Paris! Your Raf collection must be looking pretty impressive nowadays, although I have to say (and this will probably annoy you) that the Junya wool shirt is one of my favourite things out of this selection. Love your New Balance, and the glasses are so classic, I have long been a fan of transparent frames although for my last pair I opted for dark grey transparent so its not too obvious unfortunately. It is so nice to hear that somebody else has used Roaccutane! I took it for about a year a couple of years ago but since then my acne relapsed so I am back on them currently - what a bore! Anyway, love the SS05 tshirt

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  16. how did i not know about your blog? it's amazing.
    you've got a new fan

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  17. Holy fuck the José Ortega y Gasset shirt is amazing. Was gonna by a sweater version on eBay but I'll hold out for that now. Not that I'll ever find it. Awesome purchases.

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  18. wow
    amasing purchases!
    how could I know in advance the next Raf Simons archive sale?
    Thanks!

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