Me Hearts It

>>By posting this new A/W 09 collection by Vanessa da Silva, I'm completely contradicting an excerpt I read by Fran Lebowitz in this vintage book I picked up over the weekend called 'Cheap Chic' where she condemns slogan tees or gimmicks of any sort in Interview magazine twenty years ago…

"While clothes with pictures and/or writing on them are not entirely an invention of the modern age, they are an unpleasant indication of the general state of things, which encourages people to express themselves through their clothing… I mean, be realistic.  If people don't want to listen to you, what makes you think they want to hear from your sweater?"

Sadly, I don't have a voice as powerful as Ms. Lebowitz's so I'm happy to resort to more literal if banal statements such as these tees from Vanessa's I Heart London collection which I saw at a press day a few months back.  I'm also willing to declare my love for the Big Smoke even more strongly today having returned from a family meal where the parents have pleaded me to have a back-up city to work in after London and Hong Kong…. to which I replied… "I have no other place to go though…". 

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30 Replies to “Me Hearts It”

  1. i like the first one, but i’m not fond of the hanging tassels(?) at the bottom of the shirt..and i love the rest of them as well

  2. Oh I actually still agree with Lebowitz. However, that does not mean I don’t wear ‘statement’ shirts because, after all, my inner being is a pure hypocrite. That said, I don’t think you can see these as statement shirts. I see this as a parody or creative rework of tourist shirts. So love away! =D

  3. I love clothes with print, but sadly enough I have never been to London! This Tee’s are absolutely fantastic though. The first is def my favourite, because it has something special and different about it.

  4. Oh I love London but I heart not the slogan of NYC origin – I just wish it would stay in NY. We need a new slogan for London – what’s wrong with stating your cause!

  5. I just love the collection. Every item has its own detail which gave the simple “I love London” tees some kick. My favorite is the 1st one.

  6. that first top is amazing. i love it. i wish i owned it. i’m not much for print tee’s but that one is just superb.

  7. these are so much better than your average slogan tee. love the first cut out one!
    come to melbourne 🙂

  8. I think most of us don’t have voices as powerful as Ms. Lebowitz – and anyway, I love slogan tees – it’s not just about the message, typography is design too!
    By the way, Hong Kong’s jumped on the slogan/design t-shirt bandwagon too: http://de-vote.com

  9. The first one is really cool!
    Why would you need a back up city to work in, is it in case London and HK flooded or something?! 😉

  10. Missmilki: My parents have an obsession with ‘back-up’ plans…. they think to extremes…. they reckon London’s time is up and it’s not all it’s cracked up to be….

  11. Sure you do, Antwerp is very willing to have you 🙂 (though I admit were probably a bit to small townish compared to London or HK…)

  12. Oh Susie B what can your parents mean fearing this town of ours is game over’d? Take ’em over to the Museum of London next year, (when the new Galleries of Modern London open) and show ’em why we love this dirty city of ours x x x

  13. i disagree with with ms lebowitz but i love to hear what she has to say. and have to point at that, though lacking in text, her clothes certainly make a statement!
    http://images.google.ca/images?q=fran%20lebowitz&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
    i also love how she dresses.

  14. Such a amazing dress. i love the first one too. it really caught my attention. cute style. hope to wear that. keep it up!
    -sidney-

  15. satisfy, so-called he who is content is always happy.
    Learn to independence, can’t blindly bother other people, their own things done, so-called heaven hel those who help themselves.
    Learn to forget, cannot live in the past time, memory has gone, continue to present life.
    Learn to grow up, can’t again so capricious, so naive, so

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