31 October 2006

iota: middle distance runner.

black cat: spankrock.

30 October 2006

chung's new coat.

22 October 2006

panda head features...

name: Rory Patrick Sheridan
age: Twenty Six
occupation: As of now Prepress designer, but in five weeks I will be growing a mustache and riding in a van with 8 dudes for a week drinking PBR and skateboarding. After that I don't know or care.

on any given day, what are you likely to be wearing?
Nike Skate shoes, tight ones, tshirt, perfect hair, and a smile

do you dress according to trends? any you especally like/dislike?
Not consciously - I try not to get into any trends. I used to try to model my steeze after Marty Mcfly from the 'Back to the Future' movies. As far as trends, the hipster shit from the late 90s has morphed into this over-the-top shit which is just ridiculous. It’s not as bad out here in DC, but when I go to a coffee shop and see a 22 year old dude dressed like David Bowie from the Diamond Dogs era I want to throw up. I also want to vomit on girls with elf boots or bright colored eye shadow. I haven’t noticed any “trends” out here that really catch my eye, I just like a nice creative kit that doesn’t cry out for attention. Subtle radness.

where do you like to shop?
I like thrift stores in middle America. Painted Bird in SF has the best deals. There is a Christian thrift store on Route 1 in Alexandria that has some gems. I got an Arch Enemy shirt with “Pure Fucking Metal” printed on the back for $1. They almost fainted when they realized they were carrying such an item...The only chain [store] I’m into is Target for sox. I hate Urban Outfitters.

your definition of 'fashionable' or 'stylish?'
Perfect hair for girls, sneakers for guys. Frank Sinatra hats are sick. Spontaneous tattoos.

style inspirations?
HAL HARTLEY!! Woody Allen, Rambo, west-ghost.com, Cy Twombly, Peter Tsouras, Ferris Plock, Devendra [Banhart], 29, Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Ames, 'Commando,' and 'Coming To America.'

any philosophy behind your clothing line, superperfecthair?
Being productive outside of your “job” with a positive mental attitude (PMA) while keeping true to your teenage counterculture roots as you move toward your thirties. Admiring perfect hair cuts while sipping a pineapple royale cocktail, poolside.

what do you spend money on (clothing-wise)?
I bought a Peter Gabriel shirt for $35 the other day.

DC trends you've noticed? Your opinion?
Faux hawks and AFI influence on dudes is wack. Wearing bandanas on your neck like Sebastian Bach is sick. Jean shorts! For girls, the hair has gotten a lot better since last time I was here. Bad on girls, that neon purple eye make up shit. Its like a DVD bonus of Party Monster.

Your take on DC fashion?
There are too many sub-sects to say, but I think it’s wrongfully ignored by the rest of the country. But not for long. It's on the come up.

rory wears a thrasher tshirt, ferris plock sweatshirt, diesel jeans, vans slip ons, and a smile. he accessorizes with superperfectwife, jessica olympia sheridan.

rock and roll hotel: garutachi/american (apparel) psycho party.

19 October 2006

18th street: adams morgan.

18th street: adams morgan.

14 October 2006

velvet lounge: new rock church of fire/ctc/the beatings.

11 October 2006

18th street: adams morgan.

09 October 2006

a peace offering?

sorry for the lack of posts last week, we saw plenty of you well-dressed things out and about but the panda head team was busily preparing for an event. i promise to make it up to you this week in spades (but not in kate spades. ew.) but for now, if you're bored at work and need some kind of fashion fix check out looks i especially dig from the spring 2007 shows.
*link should be working now!*

04 October 2006

panda head features...

name: Alexandra Laurier
age: 22
occupation: Production Assistant, “Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria"

describe your personal style.
I guess my style is kind of all over the place. I think my favorite thing is when you see little kids who've obviously dressed themselves- and they look totally crazy but really proud of themselves- I'd like to be more like that and just have fun with whatever I'm wearing. And I really like stripes and polka dots. And dresses.

what’s a current trend you like and one you dislike? why?
I'm really happy that people are starting to dress up again- I love dresses and I really like the new cuts and shapes this season. Dresses are just easier to wear- you only have to worry about one piece of clothing. I still love jeans though, and I'm happy that skinnier styles are back. I'm a little worried that once everyone starts wearing them, things'll get ugly...

your favorite local shops? favorite chain stores? any frequent ebay searches?
I shop at Nana, Junction, Meeps, Pop, and Polly Sue's. I get basics and new stuff from American Apparel and H&M. And if I had the money, Barney's Co-op and Muleh. No ebay- I like shopping too much- but I do go on petfinder.com all the time to look at canine americans.

any discrepancy between dressing for work and how you dress on your own time?
I have a hard time at work because I like being really dressed up or just in jeans. I try, but it's hard to dress kind of conservatively and still look ok. Everyone in DC has their work wardrobe and their fun wardrobe- a salesman in Neiman's told me that!

how would you define ‘fashionable’ or ‘stylish?'
I like to see people who have fun and are excited about their clothes- even if it's something I'd never wear! Like Dolly Parton, not for me and kind of ridiculous, but she's amazing! I also think that no matter what you're wearing, you should know your body type and find cuts that look good.

style inspirations?
Lou Doillon, Kate Moss, David Bowie, Mick and Bianca Jagger, Jane Birkin, Sofia Coppola, Faye Dunaway…I love the Sartorialist, and Pandahead, obviously.

if you had unlimited funds what would you buy for this season?
If I had money... Marc Jacobs tunic mini dress, Balenciaga pants, Hermes two-toned riding boots, Jeffrey Campbell ankle boots... there's too much, this is making me sad!

your take on DC fashion/style and its perception?
I grew up in DC, so I know all about its bad style…the good thing about [that] is that it forces you to be more creative with how you dress. You can't just run out to the nearest store and buy something and look great the way you can in LA or NYC. You have to work a little more, but I think that makes someone's style a lot more interesting.

top picture- gold dress: polly sue's. "I love it...I never get to wear it!" bottom picture - jeans: express, boots: rerun (takoma park), belt: nana, jacket: thrift, t-shirt: kathleen shafer. t-shirt was a recent crafty bastards purchase!

every two weeks or so panda head would like to feature a local someone with great personal style...if you think that you or someone you know should be featured here send your nominations and contact info to panda_head_blog@yahoo.com.

03 October 2006

alexandria: del ray.

02 October 2006

alexandria: king street.

01 October 2006

adams morgan: crafty bastards at the marie reid learning center.

rocknroll hotel: the whips/the echoes/death by sexy.

black cat: the goons/the twats/86 mentality.

swann street.