Last Friday was payday! So of course, I went out and bought some clothes. I went to American Apparel, obviously, and bought a bright pink t-shirt. It has been such a long time since I’ve bought coloured clothing. I might be changing or it might just be the excitement I have for summer.
Afterwards I went to H&M. I was there on Thursday when I saw that they still had a lot of pieces from the Marni for H&M collection. The yellow shorts grabbed my attention. I could not wait to buy them on Friday and was really hoping they still had them. They did! I tried them on, loved them, went to the cash.
Look at Pelayo Diaz in his allyelloweverything/allmarnixH&M outfit. Gotta love it!
I then went to Zara because my friend Jasmine wanted to get something since she was going to The Weeknd’s concert that night. I ran into one of my friends who works there. Then he brought up the fact that he tore one of my blazers. I lent him a black blazer for work and he tore the armhole seam. He felt bad so he bought me these black drop crotch pants from the store to make up for it!
Isn’t the zip at the crotch just genius?
Cannot wait to be working full time and so I can buy everything and whatever I want :) .
Here’s Sébastien Bertrand. Stylish dude from Lasalle College, studying in hotel management. Yeah, I thought he was in fashion too…
Him and his shoes from Zara.
I seem to be liking colours these days which surprises me. I really want these shoes! I’d be in all black everything mode with that little pop of colour at my feet. WAAANT THEM NOOWW!
haha! ok ok
Me: Who is the owner of the website? I’d like to get to know a little about you.
Sam: Me (Sam) and Dean. I am currently studying graphic design at university and Dean is a fine art graduate.
Me: How did Forty Ounce become?
S: We started Forty Ounce because we felt we could do better than what is currently out there, we both have a nightmare clothes shopping especially for t-shirts.
Me: I love the Emilio Estevez Club and the Biggie tees. Why use pictures from The Breakfast Club and Biggie?
S: Thank you, Breakfast Club is one of our favourite films and we also love 80’s-90’s design/themes. We just think Biggie was a fucking cool guy.
Me: On your website, I found the mix tapes category. Is there a reason behind this? Or is it jet to let people know about new music or artists you appreciate?
S: I am obsessed with finding new up and coming music so the mixtapes are a way to show off musicians we like and whom we want to be associated with the brand.
Me: Where are your clothes made?
S: The t-shirts are made abroad and then they’re printed in the UK.
Me: What is your vision of your website in 5 years?
S: We hope to have a full line including jeans etc.
Me: Is there a celebrity, or someone you admire that you would love to see in your clothes? And why?
S: ODB would have been ideal, as for a current celebrity not many…Daniel Johnston?
Me: Are there any new designs that you are working on?
S: Yes we are always working on new designs, it keeps me up at night.
Me: What is the most difficult thing you encounter when running your own website?
S: People copying our style, packaging up the orders is pretty boring haha but cant complain about that and our facebook page got deleted recently for no reason which really bummed us out.
Me: Will we be able to see some interesting collaborations in the future?
S: Almost certainly.
Me: One thing you would like people to know about you or about your website.
S: We are a small independent brand and we really appreciate everyone that interacts with us in anyway. We hope people realise we are artists above businessmen and we’re trying to give people something original and something we’re proud of, we aint just doing it for the $$$.
Fortyounce clothing official website: www.fortyounce.co.uk
Official Tumblr: www.fortyounceclothing.tumblr.com
I discovered Fortyounce clothing not too long ago on Tumblr. I saw a post where you had to reblog to get the chance of winning the t-shirt of your choice from Fortyounce. I took a look at the website and immediately reblogged. I had a couple of questions for the owners of the website so I contacted them and ask them my questions. The interview will be posted soon. For now, enjoy their website. Great music + Great t-shirts = Great Website. www.fortyounce.co.uk
Here is the little Facebook interview I had with Enrico Costantini! Very interesting person :)
BGFM: First off, I’d like for you to tell me a little bit about yourself.
Enrico Costantini: Hello I am Enrico Costantini! I am from Venice, but I’ve been living in Rome for 5 years. I am graduating in interior design and at the moment I am working for Dolce&Gabbana magazine SWIDE.COM. Have a look at my personal articles there :) . I love travelling, photography, fashion, design, I enjoy life and I am always ready for new experiences, hope that you will enjoy my Interview.
Me: It seems like you have a passion for fashion. How did this passion become?
E: I don’t remember exactly when or how, I must admit there is not a certain period of my life where it grew particularly, but like everything it takes time to develop. I started to get interested in certain things and Underground lifestyle. But yes I admit it, I’ve always been into or interested in “dressing up” since I was very young, like 3 years old in kindergarten my favourite thing was playing in the “dress-up” room lol.
Me: Describe your style in one sentence.
E: Eclectic? Well like most things in evolution are…
Me: Name three of your favourite designers.
E: Miuccia Prada, Riccardo Tisci and Andrea Ravieli (soon).
Me: Is there a trend you are looking forward to wearing next season?
E: I am not looking forward to any trend in particular. It would be too much of a closed-minded perception to have just one static idea of what you want and would like to be, or like, would like to wear if we want to be more practical. For me everything is a continue evolving machine, so you’ll never know what it is going to be later, but now I always wear what I like and what I feel the most. Not to be banal, but we all know that as a “visual form” to wear what you like is to define yourself, and to somehow show your personality. That’s why we all tend to wear something and say “it’s so me” and feel represented in that thing itself. And sometimes, I can admit, it’s like a game. I always say that to have one static idea, about anything that it can be, kills the evolution of that thing. So you always have to look around and be like a sponge, always ready to absorb from what is surrounding you.
Me: One colour that you would never wear.
E: I don’t usually like orange.
Me: One clothing piece you cannot live without.
E: I can’t live without shoes. For me, it’s the main garment, the one over all. Shoes tell a lot about a person and I always stare at them. You can look stunning in your dress but if you matched the wrong shoes with your dress, it can look increasingly cheap.
Me: What do you think makes a garment beautiful?
E: All that our 5 senses can get is important. So the smell, the sight, the touch… Well more than shapes and the idea behind. Maybe the quality of the material and the shades of colours are fundamental. Then it depends what the garment is for. Many things in photography look amazing and in real are disappointing.
Me: Where do you get style inspiration from?
E: Just looking around. Anything can inspire you. Not only a dumb website like style.com
Me: One person in the fashion industry and one question you would ask them.
E: I had the pleasure of having a small after party dinner with Domenico Dolce. I asked him how he succeeded and he answered ” You have to believe in your dreams and always have passion in what you do, no matter what”. So I never stop dreaming!
Me: I see you and Andrea Ravieli are close friends. I took a look at his blog and saw some posts, written by you. How did you end up working together?
E: We never ended up anywhere, we just began :)
Him with Andrea Ravieli(right).
For his personal articles on SWIDE.COM : http://www.swide.com/luxury-magazine/search/1/NONE/NONE/venice%20in%20the%20sky/?
This stylish young man, Enrico Costantini, added me on Facebook not too long ago and I fell in love with his style. Maybe a bit in love with him also… ;) . I asked him if it would be possible to ask him a couple questions for an interview and he agreed. The interview will be posted soon!