Don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology … but when it comes to arithmetic, we’re pros. Especially when math is fashion-related, like at Fashematics.com, a hilarious blog that decodes a style’s sum of its parts by adding up different influences to speculate on how a designer arrived at his inspiration. OK, so the posts aren’t that complex and analytical, but rather, well, here’s an example: How did Alexander McQueen come up with that infamous puffy coat/bubble-headed runway look? One dash of tribal art, plus a pinch of BMX biker. And Miu Miu’s to-die-for fall ’09 orange print dress? One half tire track, one half snake. Some of the observations, however, are spot-on, like the take on Francesco Scognamiglio’s blue blouse, which actually does look like a combination of orchids and Italian cake. In the mix you’ll also find some equally funny, but non-runway related equations: Cupcake + steak = McDonald’s Cheeseburger Deluxe, or photocopy machine + Mr. Burns of The Simpsons + a skeleton = W Magazine.
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Do you have a really fashionable friend who wears perfect outfits and inspires you to buy shirts that are a little daring but immediately become your favorites? No? Well, Agathe can be yours, even though she lives in Norway. Agathe writes the blog StyleBytes. Every day she posts artsy photos of herself modeling her fabulous, gutsy outfits, and sometimes she even includes shots of her pet pig, Molvin. (Molvin? How much more freakin’ adorable could she get!) [StyleBytes] Keep reading »