I have to say some of my favorite pieces consistently come from Laura and Ashley of Dimepiece. I recently purchased their "Hold Me Tight" dress that I was lusting over for weeks.
At first I was hesitant to wear it out, since it could send a certain signal ("Slap my ass!"). But fashion is about being fearless and I wore it with pride with my Jeffrey Campbell "Exam" platform boots (on sale now, damnit!).
I went out to the to the launch party for Nylon Magazine's 'Denim Issue' sponsored by Express that was on the rooftop of the London Hotel in Hollywood. To my relief (and perhaps disappointment) no one drunkenly tried to grab my ass. One cute blonde approached me and ever so politely asked if she could place her hand on the ass hand on my dress. Of course I said yes, it's nice to see manners still exist in LA, even if it's asking to touch a stranger's butt. Suffice to say the event was not that exciting and considering it was celebrating denim, the issue's covergirl Drew Barrymore didn't even wear jeans! But at least we got free jeans from Express and my friend Job later determined they were mom jeans.
Amazing singer/songwriter extraordinaire Bonnie McKee (responsible for all the Katy Perry songs you love), and me doing a photo fail. Can't even see my Hold Me Tight dress or boots, who cares about Express!
But back to the graphics at hand: what really blows me away are the bar-raising shoots Dimepiece puts together and graphic undulations they undergo for their lookbooks. Here's just a taste of their unbelievably sexy, irreverent, future-born absurdist-couture shoot from Spring 2010. Let me make love to your graphic designer, can't wait to see fall!
See the full lookbook for even more non-sequitur design to lust over here.
Read a full review of Dimepiece in my article for Style in Progress magazine here (last image on the post).