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Alexandre Plokhov: Master of Shadows

Oh, hey Alexandre Plokhov. Didn’t see you there, since you layered black on black, and set yourself up in front of a black background… at night, probably.

Not making fun of you, or anything. I am after all, a recovering NYC Goth. I know all about black on black on black just for the hell of it.  I’m just saying that if you’re trying to sneak up on homegirl, you probably should do it in pieces I’m more likely to ignore.

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On The Infernal Uniform

Alright, alright. I know what you’ve been thinking.

You’ve probably been hanging around here thinking to yourself, “My, there certainly is a lot about gaming (or you know, Technology) around here, but not so much about Fashion, and the Geek Out might not be so Du Jour.

Allow me to beg your pardon, but the truth is, the fashion of my fashion has been somewhat subdued lately. I seem to have committed the worst of the faux pas, and found some pieces that I am utterly comfortable in.

I know!  I am oh-so-boring these days! Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it will change soon enough (because that’s how I roll) but for the time being, most of my outfits look more or less the same, and if I were to actually post those here, you would probably find yourself staring at a steady stream of bedroom selfies, all of them somewhat akin to this one:

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There you have it. I am literally wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt of some sort, and some wedge sneakers, which is the same I have been wearing pretty much everywhere for the last few weeks. I’ll concede you might have liked to see one or two, but I’m willing to bet, you’d probably get sick of the entire endeavor pretty quickly.

Truly, I felt we needed to clear the air on that one, you and I. :)

Now that we got that out of the way, there is some disseminating to be done, if you’re into it. For instance:

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Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag – The Style Guide

It seems like it was only yesterday. You were sitting right were you are now. I was here as well, having a chai latte, I’m sure, and we were all exceedingly excited about Assassin’s Creed 3. 

Remember how I was so excited about it that I even dared to suggest that Nicholas K’s Spring 2013 collection might have actually been some sort of secret collaboration? Yeah, I know. I’m so silly.

Imagine my surprise then, upon recently learning that not only is the assassination frenzy not over, but the assassinating will now be done in between bouts of swashbuckling to boot.

That’s right, kiddies. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is about a pirate trained by assassins, which if you ask me, seems remarkably unfair to all involved. As far as I knew, one was required to have either booty or stealth. Having both is surely against a rule written somewhere, right?

Which got me thinking: What would I wear if I were a pirate assassin? (Other than a white hoodie, I mean.)

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The Marantification of the Fall

“Shoes are a funny thing,” said a recently met friend of mine during our very first conversation. “You go into the store, you look at the salesperson, and you immediately wave them away. You say, ‘no thanks, I don’t need any help…I’ll know it when I see it.'”

Do you have a funny relationship with your shoes? And when I say funny, do you understand it as “completely one-sided?”

Maybe you don’t subscribe to the idea that you ought to worship your shoes, or subject your feet to torture for the sake of aesthetic pleasantries. Is it possible that maybe, you don’t believe in fugly comfortable shoes, either? Do you want your shoes to look awesome, and not be modern day torture devices? Maybe, you expect the world of your shoes, and for this reason, you are a picky as hell shoe-shopper.

Well, that makes you my kind of person, and I hereby request permission to view your shoe closet. Not because I actually want your shoes, (what size are you, anyway?) but because I’m wondering just what variety of wedge sneaker you’ve got hanging around there. I know you’ve got at least one pair, and no, this has nothing to do with that well-intentioned, but ill-fated Scary Spice costume from back in the day.

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Ksubi Fall Pieces

Aussie Duality

If for some reason you knew about Australian label Ksubi before I did, now is the time to own up and apologize for leaving me out of the loop.  That was just not very nice of you.

Sorrow overtook me when I discovered the sporty boyish pieces, and and the glassses, and the… well… oh, who am I kidding? It was beyond exciting to discover these guys on my own. Seriously, thanks for not mentioning it, even though I probably should have known about these guys ages ago. Continue Reading

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