Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gareth Puke

I'm continually frustrated by the accolades Gareth Pugh receives for his work. Not because I find his fashion particularly bad (although it is damn unwearable) but because of his insistence on the black and white check in a smashed mirror look. It is houndstooth through the looking glass and its time has come... and gone. It's like piecing together scraps from the floor of the dressing rooms of an Alice in Wonderland set that have first been eaten and passed by chickens. If you need that much black and white in your life... go play Go.

Monday, August 23, 2010

McQueen Fish Lure

I wish there was more fashion in fishing.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Houndstooth Photobomb

Once you become aware of it the houndstooth dress in the background pops out like a dart in the eye. Thanks once again to K. at Vélo Vogue for pointing out this shot from Bart's photostream. Burn Paris Burn!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Feininger's Houndstooth

Feininger's houndstooth cigarette. Burn skirt burn!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Houndstooth Bicycle Bell

Houndstooth, the bell tolls for thee. Ding. Ding.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Houndstooth Cycle

A sick raincoat on Cycle Chic. Sick! Thanks to Kristin at VeloVogue for pointing this one out. Sick!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Houndstooth Stationery Set

The houndstooth trend continues its tireless surge into 2010 with an army of houndstooth pockmarked products including this stationery set by Capri Designs. Have mercy!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Houndstooth Briefs

Candid Underwear brings the world houndstooth briefs to complete the male houndstooth fetishists wardrobe. A review of them at gives them an overall 4.8 out of 5 rating. They have obviously done their research: "It is an amazing blend of cotton and spandex, offering a nice combination of strength and stretch."

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Houndstooth Card

It's all too much! Just focus on the nails.

Monday, April 19, 2010

iPad Houndstooth Case

iPad case in soul-destroying grey and black houndstooth. All the light in my universe has just been sucked out by a powerful vacuum of blandness. Available on Amazon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Houndstooth Zone

Welcome to my nightmare! A room decorated entirely in houndstooth! You can get houndstooth wall stencils at the Cutting Edge Stencils site. I guarantee that within a matter of days of living in that world you will go COMPLETELY INSANE!!! Just like what happened to this poor girl:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Skullcandy Houndstooth Headphones

No no no no no!!!! Please don't try to coordinate the speakers to the music with these Skullcandy houndstooth headphones. That is just sick!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

McQueen Houndstooth Boots

McQueen still haunting from the grave. Here is a photo of McQueen thigh highs from a spread in Dazed and Confused, courtesy of the scrumptious Booted Up blog which tracks boot fashion and 'celebs in boots' sightings.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Prada Houndstooth

Prada's Spring/Summer 2010 menswear collection is certainly espousing the houndstooth contagion. And stills from Yang Fudong's "First Spring", a Prada commissioned short which resembles a frigid and neutered re-imagining of Robbe Grillet, are being used for the menswear print campaign. Sick.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Future Houndstooth

Some hype surrounding NADA's 3-D film fashion show which features model avatars in some videogame scenario selecting clothing from NADA's new line before battling it out in Mortal Combat style. Apparently houndstooth is featured. No image yet but I'll be digging.

I'm sure it can't beat Tron Legacy though, which looks suspiciously like the old changing rooms at cyberdog.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Claude Rains stands beside some random guy in a houndstooth jacket in 1941's The Wolf Man. And I thought nothing could be scarier than Lon Chaney Jr.'s acting.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beyonce Houndstooth

Another one of my heroines falls prey to houndstooth's temptations. Beyonce wearing McQueen at the New Jersey Nets stadium. I wouldn't want that on my ♪♪ video phone ♪♪.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Houndstooth Bike Accident

Vélo Vogue documents further houndstooth atrocities on the streets of San Francisco. Car door. Ooops!

I've been seeing this macro houndstooth jacket everywhere recently!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Gaultier Houndstooth

Here comes another platform for the houndstooth dishtowel pattern. Jean Paul Gaultier's Fall 2010 RTW. This compendium of world fashion dances dangerously close to a tired school textbook, saved only by the occasional stunning revelation. With an abundance of odd color and pattern choices better suited to IKEA children's bedroom furniture the collection feels noisy and disjointed. It's as if Gaultier has thrown everything into the pot without letting it stew long enough to reduce the ingredients into a cohesive whole. Hideous gimmicks abound, like this disturbing head which I have seen staring up at me from the center of a toilet bowl in some of my worst mezcal induced nightmares.

Consistently fantastic thigh-highs though.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Monica's McQueen Dedication

Sultry Monica worships McQueen in her latest video for the track "Everything to Me". I have to admit, with great reluctance, the houndstooth dress is incredible. Although its shelf-life concerns me. I can already see Norma Desmond wearing it while Erik Von Stroheim chauffeurs her around in a decaying 1929 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Castagna Transformable.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Trussardi 1911 Houndstooth

Designer Milan Vukmirovic is hard at work keeping the houndstooth trend's head above water. Suzy Menkes reports on the new collection which features the clown pants pictured above. And the bulbous chamber pot hat.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Miga Houndstooth

My fave Olympic mascot Miga betrayed me by endorsing this houndstooth winter jacket that popped up in the tourist shops along Water Street. And after I carried and protected her through the mad multitude of Olympic fans and introduced her to Patron and a handsome polar bear! Bad killer-whale-bear-thing!

And just to add another dash of bitterness, that wasn't the only betrayal taking place during the games. Derrick O'Keefe summed it up in his commentary in the Georgia Straight.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Black and Gold Houndstooth

My black and gold fetish hits a houndstooth wall with these Converse hi-tops.
Details at Sneakerhead News.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Houndstooth Heart

Break a heart into a thousand tiny houndstooth pieces.

One of the many rubber stamps from Impress.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Nicole Kidman Houndstooth

With an outfit like that this L'Uomo Vogue cover should have been titled "Crazy Women" not "Crazy for Women". Nicole Kidman has taken on some brilliant and risky roles in the past but nothing as outlandish as this Chaplin meets houndstooth diaper fiasco.

Thanks to D for the recon on this one.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lizard Brooch Horror

What is with the lizard brooch? I have to admit that whenever I see one I'm repulsed. No offense to lizards but I wouldn't want one scurrying up my lapel. They are agents of decay like worms and insects. They remind me of dutch still life paintings of rotting fruit. So my apologies to the lady on the bus this morning. My horrified stare wasn't entirely directed towards you. It was more for your lizard.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Houndstooth Cupcake

Butch Bakery is a New York bakery whose mission is to produce "manly cupcakes, for manly men". This includes the "B-52", a "kahlua-soaked madagascar cake with bailey's bavarian filling" which is topped with camouflage. I don't know if Bailey's and Kahlua are really manly flavors. I would have preferred an iris gin and mezcal based cream myself. Maybe that's what's in the houndstooth cupcake they also sell.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Megan Fox Houndstooth

Megan Fox sports Armani houndstooth on the March cover of W Magazine. We all have our bad fashion covers. Even the flawless.

♪♪ Hang the stylist ♪♪
♪♪ Hang the stylist ♪♪

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Houndstooth Olympics

SEC football isn't the only sport to have embraced houndstooth. I'll be tracking the houndstooth pattern during these next few weeks to see how it creeps up in winter athletic fashions. And from the archives: a stern Estonian coach in threatening houndstooth.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Your Houndstooth Valentine

Alyssa and Joslyn at Jane Joss have created this Valentine's Day plant for houndstooth lovers. It requires no soil and no water. It thrives on misery and tears.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

McQueen Dead 1969 - 2010

After all those nasty things I said. Houndstooth can't even be talked about without some reference to McQueen. Fashion lovers and goths will be tolling the bells. He joins Mishima in the Elysium fields reserved for eccentric genius. Fashion has lost its cutting edge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Houndstooth Virus by General Idea

One of General Idea's crests from the 1985 installation The Armory of the Miss General Idea Pavillion at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This crest is called "Houndstooth Virus". Glorious!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

L.A.M.B. PVC Houndstooth Bag

Trust L.A.M.B. to continue its houndstooth crusade with this shocker of an 80's retro stylings of a bag. Something you might have worn with your parachute pants while out shopping for Duran Duran records. The "acid" fading makes it look like it has been sitting on a trash heap since the 80s and only recently creatively repurposed with a seatbelt for a strap. $175 at ShopBop.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Taylor Momsen Houndstooth Reaper

Spotted, Taylor Momsen houndstoothing it on the set of Gossip Girl. Watch out little J, the grim reaper called and he wants his vestments back. You know you love me. XOXO.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Houndstooth Stamper

WTF! It's all I can muster. WTF!!!!! Why would you need a stamper that stamps houndstooth. Unless maybe you were tagging in the stairwell of Dover Street Market. Or leaving enigmatic clues on some grim trail of argento style bloody carnage. I could totally see a leather clad glove carrying this and a straight razor around on a crime spree. A slash and stamp. What would you possibly use this for!! And why would I feel so angry about it?!! Crap. No wonder the world is crumbling. When we invest all our ingenuity, effort, and materials into manufacturing things like this! And then provoking other people to waste time blogging about it!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sean Lewis Does Houndstooth

New York artist Sean Lewis dallying with houndstooth. Another example of an artist fascinated enough by the pattern to provocatively squeeze and mutilate it while seeking something more than its straightforward and insipid mathematics. Good work.

Keri Hilson Houndstooth Hobo Sack

Keri Hilson at the Georgia GRAMMY Nominee Reception in Atlanta. She's carrying one of the previously profiled McQueen sacks which looks like it's made of materials left over from shredded houndstooth dresses he couldn't sell.

And this top view of the bag only reaffirms the allusions to the Alien movie franchise that are appearing in his latest works.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Bama wins 37-21 Over Texas

Houndstooth fans will be celebrating Alabama's victory over Texas at the Rose Bowl. This will mean a huge spike in SEC houndstooth caps and panties.