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Milking It: Band of Outsiders Goes Cousteau

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Yesterday evening at Milk Studios, we left a damp and darkening street behind for the sunny climes and blonde models of the Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2010 presentation. Inside, guests dressed in their Topshop best mingled in the middle, while the perimeter veritably glowed with the youth and beauty of a lazy summer on the seashore. This was the idea of the Band of Outsiders collection; Jacques Cousteau re-imagined.

Since they used many of the same models as last season, and encouraged the same indifferent, cocky attitude of a moneyed teenager, the show was glazed with a sort of sneaky, up-to-no-good feeling, as though the models could at any point kick sand in your face and laugh about it.

Nonetheless, the clothings was extremely on trend with menswear-inspired looks for the women, Herve Leger-looking bandage skirts, and rolled cuffs everywhere. Men in small knit hats directly referenced old images of Jacques Cousteau and crew, and we fell really hard for a women's navy blazer dress in which we could play sexy (yet classy) sea captain. The sandals and heels worked directly with the idea of bandage wrapping, and we were really feeling the flats versus the heels, which reminded more of a mummy than anything.

As far as the crowd, we spotted the Cobrasnake, and about a bajillion people who had dressed specifically to have their picture taken by him. This made it easier for us to access the models, while the guests focused on photographing themselves.
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