Wedding headdress, India

I was gifted the book (un)Fashion by Tibor and Maira Kalman this past Christmas, and I have to say it was probably my favorite present! For a National-Geographic-Style image hunter/addict like myself, this book was a godsend. It's filled to the brim with a collection of inspiring images of people highlighting their styles from all over the world. My favorite thing about this book is the fact that all these people are wearing what they'd be wearing on any normal day; a showcase of pure, innate style. But I'm not posting to review the book, I thought I'd work on scanning the book. In my hunt for scans, I haven't come across any decent scans and figured I'd share mine with you guys. So here's some pictures I found most inspiring from the first few chapters with descriptions the book provided. I highly recommend picking up this book since my scans hardly do the pics justice!

Man with red scarf, Namibia
Woman with pot on her head
Tribesman wearing penis sheath, bigger the sheath, higher the rank, Paupa New Guinea
Charles Manson dress, USA

Spotted man with goggle mask, Indonesia

Two men carrying umbrellas, Mali

Soccer supporter, Nigeria

Two hip cats, Japan & Huli wig man painting face, Papua New Guinea

Mackerel can bracelet, Papua New Guinea

Woman wearing vest with buttons, USA

Kewa woman in mourning, Papua New Guinea

Woman with painted white face, Brranquilla Carnival, Colombia

Woman with jewlery, India

Highlander tribesman wearing yogurt lid through his nose, Papua New Guinea

Masai wearing pineappple can earring, Kenya



If you have any questions about the board or want image credit, just shoot me an email. :)



Levi's denim jacket, American Apparel micro mesh shirt and skirt, Cheap Monday jeans, necklace from a flea market, and vintage rain boots.
"Hey can your bring your AA skirt to school tomorrow? I'll explain then."

That was the text I sent to my good friend Paige the other day. Under any normal circumstances, a request like that would raise a lot of questions, but in our case Paige knew the time had come. For readers who have been following Denim on Denim long enough, you might remember a post I did about men in skirts, and I still stand by what i said. So it was inevitable that one day I would try my hand at the look. It all started when my dad bought me an awesome Levi's jacket. It brought to mind Rick Owens' S/S 2010 collection, so I set off to playing around and trying to emulate the style.

"...It brought to mind Rick Owens' S/S 2010 collection..."

Eventually I realized that all I was missing was a Rick Owens skirt to complete the look. With a pretty good memory of what my more style-savvy friends wear, I inquired to Paige about borrowing a skirt of her's that I thought might just do the trick. I think it worked out pretty damn well, a suitable upper-lower-middle class version of the runway style. My only regret so far is that I didn't get a chance to go to the grocery store in it after we took these.

Definitely needed a clunky shoe to weigh down this look.

Gonna help out F21's Heritage 1981 team with a shoot on Thursday - should be fun! For now I have a desert biome diorama to build. Yes!



January's flea market trip just in time for February! Lets kick this post off with a very long pair of jeans...