White Lightning Blog x Borders and Frontiers: Wheels of Steel Tee
Just surpassing the two year mark, Elizabeth Spiridakis' infectious fashion blog White Lightning recently came out with her own item of clothing, a witty t-shirt tribute to Pavement, Sassy magazine and Biggie. (Click image for detail.) After U.K.-based art collective Borders and Frontiers tasked her with conceptualizing a twist on the classic tee, she came up with "Wheels of Steel" featuring two strategically-placed 7" records, inspired by her favorite Pavement shirt (it had fried eggs instead of records) that she wore in high school. Playing on Notorius B.I.G.'s "Juicy," the track names on the albums read "it was all a dream/i used to read Sassy magazine," Spiridakis name checks the magazine that she says was "one of the biggest influences for me growing up."
Never one to take a straightforward approach to fashion, the writer (she's also written for T Magazine and TeenVogue.com, among others, and will be posting on Interview's site soon) and designer cropped her tee, enthusiastically explaining, "I am currently obsessed with crop-tops. I love high-waisted skirts and think nothing looks better with them than a crop-top!" One of the most refreshing voices in fashion continues, "I love my tee, I wear it all the time and I get a lot of compliments on it, I love that people are into it."
You can buy the t-shirt for $26 on White Lightning, but look out for it and others by bloggers including Tavi, Fashiontoast, Gnarlitude, Style Bubble, in the Borders & Frontiers series soon. See select images of those tees after the jump.