Friday, December 7, 2012

People We Love #1

Eiko Ishioka

Have you ever heard of Eiko Ishioka before? If yes, I reckon we should totally be friends and have a cup of coffee or tea and talk about gowns and capes and fabrics and all that jazz But If not..then we have a problem.

No, no, don't get me wrong. It is completely fine. What we're trying to say is; you missed out on the life of - in our opinion - the best costume designer ever. Her death is a tremendous loss to both film and fashion industries. There are so many designs to choose from and it is extremely hard to pick only one. So these are our favourites.

Eiko Ishioka

We found her work immensely vivid and intricate. She was able to create the sort of eye-catching visuals that were so perfectly in tune with the project at hand. Her Oscar-winning work on Bram Stoker's Dracula is the very definition of a masterpiece. Her designs elevate an already beautifuly made film and help Francis Ford Coppola's film feel unique..set apart from all the other vampire (and specifically Dracula) films that came before and after (no, we're not fans of Twilight, and no we're definitely not missing out. Although Interview with the Vampire came close).


Her designs for Mirror Mirror looking very much like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves come to life. They look like moving cartoons made of fabric and whatever other materials Ishioka deemed fit to incorporate.

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

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Mirror Mirror

The golden breastplates and fantasy robes of Immortals were brought to sensuous life by Ishioka's eye.




In conclusion...Eiko Ishioka knew her way around avant garde and she was a brilliant designer in the face of mainstream audience.

.........and you should agree with us.

A documentary about Ishioka released in 2007 was titled The Costumes are the Sets. We definitely highly recommend for you to watch it.

Who's your favourite designer?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Movies We Love #2

W.E (2011)

We can't say we're fans of Madonna's directorial work, but we absolutely love her movie W.E. Not for the story, not for the cinematography but for the beautiful costume designs. 

If you're keen on fashion and you're currently looking for that 'kick' to help you with your design, W.E is one movie you shouldn't miss. And if you're still a tad doubtful let us do some name dropping; designers who were involved were John Galliano, Madeleine Vionnet, Balenciaga, Issa and so on. We don't want to spoil anything for you - you just have to see the movie yourself!

Hats off to Arianne Phillips who made all the dresses!

All photos courtesy of Vanity Fair

Monday, November 12, 2012


We were actually going to reveal our new collection later on next week but we're waaay too excited!! 
If you see our last post you could probably sense we adore Annie Hall. We channeled our little obsession towards our design and we came up with...


Annie (Camel)

Annie (Grey)

These two bags are available at The Goods Dept.

Thank you Diane Keaton! Oh and our design team of course!!

Movies We Love #1

Annie Hall (1977)

One of Woody Allen’s cinematic masterpieces is without a doubt Annie Hall. Both a comedy and a tragedy, the movie contains solid examples of creativity in comedy. It is a film about the absurdity of the human condition. We can go on and on and dissect the movie but we’re not going to lecture you on that.
Annie Hall is a perfect example where masculinity has become a trend in women’s wear. 

Here at Screaming Cheap, we all agree that Annie Hall is the movie that started the 'boyfriend's clothes' look. The fashion forward Annie, played exceptionally well by the young Diane Keaton pushed the androgynous look in the fashion world. 

Suffice to say, this movie inspired us the most for our next collection!

Keep checking our blog for a sneak peak! 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Music We Love

Hi peeps! We're currently working hard (yep, really) in our studio designing our next collection and we thought, "wouldn't it be awesome if we can share our inspirations to our lovely friends?". Thanks to technology, we can! 

If you're keen on NIN or you think that Trent Reznor is a genius (he is) we recommend you to check out his latest project, How to Destroy Angels. Keep it Together is the first single from their second album. It's eerily beautiful....

Now... time to somehow incorporate this into our design... Back to work!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hi, all!! We're back from the summer break & we've a new bag available shortly inspired by our long holidays.  The Amelie bag is compact, light, made from durable material & in the most neutral colors that will fit into your wardrobe easily.  It has a long strap that can be worn simply slung on the shoulder or thrown across the body like a postman bag.  Price is at Rp 295,000 (at The Goods Dept. starting from tomorrow!)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Brightspot Market!

Hey all! We had a fantastic weekend hangin' at Brightspot Market and we'd like to thank you all for coming and showing your support for Screaming Cheap! We even made it to Whiteboard Journal's blog if you wanna take a peek :). Here's the link and we hope to see you guys again soon!