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Access Anna

A face usually hidden behind a shroom-like bob and sunglasses almost as large as her intimidation factor will be coming to a big screen near you. For the first time in the history of Anna Wintour’s career she will be letting us regulars into the inner workings of Vogue. Film-maker R.J Cutlers is the man behind the reality TV-style version of The Devil Wears Prada (so much can be said here about art imitating life imitating art imitating…. and so on):

” He takes us behind the scenes at Fashion Week, to Europe, on shoots and re-shoots, and into closed-door staff meetings, bearing witness to an arduous, entertaining, and sometimes emotionally demanding process.”

We don’t know about you, but we’re already planning how much non-fat popcorn to smuggle in.


Stolen Girlfriends Club
June 8, 2009, 12:27 pm
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by Kiwi Mohamed

Rip it Rip it Real hard.

Cult label Stolen Girlfriends Club has clearly robbed us of our hearts here at Daily Value.  What started off as a disbanded crap art band has now become New Zeeland’s answer to the grunge revival currently taking over the runways. With their latest winter 09 collection, Pretty Vacant, designers Marc Moore, Luke Harwood and Dan Gosling have managed to create a punk romanticism that is in no way cliché.  Rips, ties, tartan and hearts mix perfectly amongst the safety pins and faux fur.  If Marie Antoinette had found her self in the belly of 70’s punk, surely she’d covet the shredded lace and tartan tutu or perhaps the cobweb leggings and wire knit scarves.  Our current obsession has to be the silk bondage leggings with its peek-a-boo cut outs. We can’t resist its infinite play about potential.  Other favourites include the shredded luxe sweaters, the tartan sweetheart bustier and the men’s asymmetrical leopard print cardigan. The little heart detailing seems to be the running theme through out both the men’s and women’s wear.  These can be seen in the lining of jackets, gigantic appliqués on sweaters, red velvet Pretty Vacant badges and large tartan bags. Because of this we can’t help but wonder if the boys of SGF are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and our asking us to take a part in their little love parade.

chained to bliss
May 27, 2009, 3:16 pm
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by Kiwi Mohamed


I have found my self covered in chain necklaces as of late.  Could it be the Gothic trend of winter riding out its last moments before the blazing rays of summer turn my skin a dark purple-black? Perhaps, but this does not stop my need for purchasing more bodily bedazzlement.  Instead I dream of modern metallic bliss.  Bliss Lau to be more exact.  Her body conscious jewellery promotes lots of sex and danger.  Combined the two are easily my most favourite things.  Despite scandals and unanswered questions, Lau is venturing in to the detailed world of fine jewellery.  I can’t wait to see what she dreams up, but until then I will drool over The Diamond Top and hope that one day my chest and its delicate brass chains will meet in a truly blissful union.

Photos by Cameron Krone

See No Label
May 25, 2009, 4:55 pm
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by Kiwi Mohamed

Modern girls love modern basic pieces, and for this reason the  Toronto based clothing line Label have become huge favourites of ours here at Daily Value.  Designers Shawna Robinson and Natalie Sydoruk are a match made in heaven creating pieces that are sexy, fun, polished and flirty.  We also greatly respect the girls’ dedication in creating pieces that are ethical as well as beautiful.  Our favourite Spring/Summer 09 piece has to be the basic tank available in three colors including acid yellow with a chunky zipper detail skimming down the back.  The lovely Daniela Bosco of Chasse Gardee has picked up their entire line.  So be sure to check out the Dovercourt and Queen West hotspot for more Label love.

An Eye for An Eye

by Kiwi Mohamed


I stumbled upon Johnathan William Anderson about a year or so ago.  He debuted an accessories collection of beautifully sculptured resin jewellery, where insects and flowers sat in clear bubbles like floating jewels.  I came across him once again, happy to see his new S/S 09 menswear collection entitled “An Eye for An Eye” drenched in religious, historical and mythical paraphernalia.

With this collection Anderson combines the rudiments of traditional schoolboy uniforms with warrior detailing creating a beautiful contrast of innocence, elegance and strength.  There is a nod to historical icons, Diego Velázquez and Raphael Jonathan,  within the pale blue of the jackets and trousers and the blood red fringe elements found on the scarves and cuffs.  The intricate embroidery, short cut shirts and cropped jackets are worn with slouchy khakis.  Here Brideshead Revisited springs to mind as I envision lofty young men poised on the brink of manhood falling in love with the frills of bourgeoisie society as well as each other.

This is Anderson’s third menswear collection and may very well be his best.  I beg anyone to differ.  Be sure to check out his entire collection and look book here.

Sibling: A family affair

By Kiwi Awil Mohamed


Looking to give men’s knitwear “a good kick up the arse”, super friends Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery decided to take matters in to their own hands and create their own London based label, Sibling.  Blending together their love of traditional knitwear and experimentation, the trio are out to prove that woollies need not be boring.  Between the three they have collaborated with several big name designers including Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Giles Deacon, Bella Freud and Jonathan Saunders. And in a little over a year the brand has already garnered quite the following in Europe and Japan.

We at Daily Value have fallen in love with their sophomore collection featuring bold colors, intricate cuts and retina popping patterns and prints.  What makes Sibling a label to watch is the strong combination of classic styles and bold ideas.  Our favourites include the sequin camouflage neon twin sets and the black beaded cashmere jumper, which upon close inspection you notice glittering rats with red beaded eyes.  We also love the bright printed scarves, the sequined biker jackets and ofcourse all the neon vermin.  You can take a closer look at the collection here.


Ken and Pugh
April 13, 2009, 11:28 am
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by Kiwi Awil Mohamed

Not to be out done, during the British leg of Barbie’s 50th birthday celebrations, Ken was shown a little make over love by London’s Gareth Pugh. Black patent leather a signature of the designer’s work, Pugh had chosen to dress his limited edition Ken in  PVC coat, a scaled down version of the actual menswear piece, dark skinny pant and of course a shock of black goat hair as a Mohican.

“Ken came backstage at my Fall/Winter 2009/10 show and selected his favourite outfit for me to recreate exclusively for him.” G. Pugh

Other Barbie makeovers from over the pond included Roksanda Ilinic and Danielle  Scutt.