Ksubi Kustom Kompetition


The good folks over the General Pants Co Bubble are holding a kick ass competition to design your very own Ksubi Kustom vest. If you win they will make it… You know what, thats all well and good but when I read this “you will be able to experience the design process first hand and collaborate with the Kustom team to produce your piece.” I nearly blew my proverbial load. I have had a massive style crush on Ksubi for as long as I can remember, actually since they were frickin Tsubi! It’s like an old school love affair and the idea of like getting to hang out and collaborate with them is about the best thing I could  imagine. The Ksubi Kustom studio is located behind their Paddington store and looks like this..

ksubi kustom studio

I would be open to selling my first born to hang out and create here. Anyway I had a crack at a couple of designs, basically you have to use three of five elements; studding, painting, patches, bleaching or shredding. They said they wanted lots of colour so my first design is a pretty colourful, My Little Pony inspired vest; it has a rad pink hood, butter soft yellow leather across the back and décolletage, my little pony patches on the pockets and back, and some sexy studding! The second design references the current Ksubi Collection. The Crushed Crome pattern on the back and shoulders is from the current collection as are the American Flags. The Cross Dollar is pretty well known Ksubi sign and that has been painted on to the front breast. There are some studs about the place and lastly there is a pretty gangster All Seeing Eye patch across the back of the vest.

Let me know what you think, you can check them out here and here and if you want to check out some of the other designs or submit your own go here!
kustom vest for general pants / ksubi competition

kustom ksubi vest my little pony

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Gold on the Ceiling

gold lame, metalic knit, polyvore, maxi skirt, grunge, unif, jesus loves you so I dont have to, sass and bide
1. Unif Jesus Loves You Tee
2. Sass and Bide – Lip Service Bag
3. MINKPINK – Foiled Plans Jumper
4. Wittner – Rise Boots
5. Hamish Munro – Rope Necklace
6. House of Harlow – Sunburst Ring
7. Top Shop – Wrap Skirt

Metallic Knitwear, a mullet skirt, a kilim bag! This outfit is whoring out more trends than I know what to do with. But damn I do not give a flying f*ck, I love mixing up grungy pieces with serious bling. Its kinda like the MK & A hobbo chic look, you weren’t really sure why loved it so much, but damn it you did and you a cupboard full of flannelette shirts and oversized cardi’s to prove it. Bare legs in winter is pretty bullshit, but I think if you were going to do it, this would be the best way… aka with chunky boots that you can fit your hole proof explorers in to and thick jumper that has been matted with gold paint to stop the wind coming in. If you were real trendy you could even throw on a beanie.

Stolen Girlfriends Club

So today while surfing on the interwebs I cam across the newest Stolen Girlfriends Club campaign. Shot by Derek Henderson, the raw rock n roll vibe of the campaign took me straight back to my to my high school days. Hanging out with boys in bands in rooms so thick with posters you had no idea what colour the walls originally were, drinking goon from cracked, floral mugs, eating mi-goreng at 2am straight from the pot cause you couldn’t find a clean bowl. Those were the days!

Anyway aside from the AWESOME campaign the collection its self pretty bad ass, I am loving the lace dresses with baroque skeletal detail, I am also a fan of the silk georgette dressed with the ‘nervous man’ print that Stolen Girlfriends Club describe as “Russian dolls, crooked Russian pirates, skulls, exploding hearts and bottles of poison” the whole collection has a crazy South American meets Russian rock n roll theme going on. Gotta say, Stolen Girlfriends Club have nailed it again!