22 July 2007

OAKLEY to do Balenciaga Sunglasses

The first ever Balenciaga sunglasses collection will be made by Oakley. Seems that sunglasses are the new accessory du jour, obviously our ever warming world and increased movement into urban centers with their glaring reflective glass towers of death, aka skyscrapers, has something to do with it. Perpetual summer is here.

Oakley's designs will be unveiled in October and are purported to have a futuristic, robotic but hand forged feeling to them, perhaps an allusion to infamous Balenciaga metal leggings from S/S 07 that have been in a million editorials.

Hirst does NY Fashion Week.

Damien Hirst is developing a collection with Levi's. The line will be called Warhol Factory X Levi's X Damien Hirst and will be shown first at Fashion Week in NYC in September.

Fashion & Art cross paths again.

What shall we expect? Pill covered skinny jeans would go over big. Easy access and instant popularity. got my vote!

21 July 2007

I'll eat your liver and still look fabulous.

Jean Paul Gaultier's latest ads are very intriguing... His recent couture collection uses influences from colonial times, and these ads are utilizing Maori face tattoos. In the mid 1800s, the Maori people in what is now called New Zealand were colonized by the british. The British were fascinated by the cannibalistic rituals of the Maori warrior... and taking note of the popularity of the Hannibal Lecter films, the rest of the western world still is as well.

"We now live in a world where those we once called exotic live among us, defining their own identities, precluding our ability to define ourselves in opposition to "others" and to represent our own culture as universal." source

20 July 2007

Happy Harry Potter Day!!!

Call Gringott's! Someone has turned their GAP gift certificate into AMEX black card!! Get into your Hogwart's best and have a perfect chic look for your Muggle existence.

First of all, don't be persuaded into buying flat boots, those Thestrals need a good stiletto in the ribs at the most important moments.

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Hogwarts gets drafty, this veregated pullover from Chloe will keep you warm even in Forbidden Forest in the dead of winter.

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Wear pants for those long, oh-so windy broom rides. This slim fitting pair from Rick Owens will keep your wizardly modesty at rest.

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TRUE COLORS. That's right, Hufflepuff, pretending to be Slitherin in this serpent belt from Roberto Cavalli on the weekends.

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For carrying wands, toads and the heads of your conquests, if you choose. Pick a messenger bag so your broom and wand hands are free!

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Top off your wizardly wardrobe with this asymmetrically cut coat from Vivienne Westwood or a landscape embroidered cape from Alexander McQueen!

17 July 2007

New Purse on the Block

Great lines on Longchamps' new Legende bag, coming out soon!

15 July 2007

Lace it UP!

Lace up short boots are the new IT shoe. There are tons of choices for autumn from just about every single designer in varying degrees of flashiness. A solid but sleek, never chunky heels will give support and comfort, at least much more than the ice pick stillettos of yesteryear. Manolo is officially my enemy, after purchasing many pair of his shoes... I regret it. They hurt. These new styles are my saving grace for work and play. Why worry about snapping the heel or getting it stuck in a gutter? OVER THAT!

Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Fendi

Marc Jacobs, Sonya Rykel, YSL

14 July 2007

The Simpsons do Vogue

America's first family goes to Paris this month in Vogue Italia. Marge and co try on couture from this season's runway show!! And look damn chic while doing so... even with the curtain rods!

Marge let's her hair down a la Donatella and gets sexy in Versace.

Lisa looks modern and fabulous in Lanvin's reinvention of her trademark orange dress and pearls.

Marge saunters down the streets of Paris in Jean Paul Gaultier's fabulous red plaid coat and feathered cap.

The family checks out the stylings of designer Marc Jacobs front row at the Louis Vuitton show.

Patty and Selma, ever the attention desirous twins, bring their own lighting rigs with them wherever they go, apparently.

10 July 2007

Trend for Autumn: Feathers for Fall

Thakoon, John Galliano; FW 07-08

Marni, Donna Karan; FW 07-08

Nina Ricci FW 07-08

Jean Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci; both FW 07-08

Dolce & Gabanna ; Fendi both FW 07-08

Louis Vuitton FW 07-08

09 July 2007

Prada auctions off FW 2007 items

24 custom, one of a kind Prada pieces will be available via auction until July 25. The pieces are from the latest collection but they did not make it onto the runway.


08 July 2007

Christian Lacroix for La Redoute

yes. another collaboration of high & low... the ruby red ruffle coat is fabulous.

and this bag too...

"La Redoute, owned by retail and luxury giant PPR, which controls Gucci Group, has invited prominent guest designers since 1969, when Emmanuelle Kahn created 32 exclusive designs. Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Issey Miyake, Viktor & Rolf, Azzedine Alaïa and Sonia Rykiel are among those who have designed clothes for La Redoute, which dispatches some 30 million parcels every year to 22 countries.

Lacroix, who marks his 20th anniversary as a couturier this year, said he invested nine months in the project, tapping model Lily Cole for the catalogue shoot and for animated Web content devoted to his guest collection, a first for La Redoute. The site, at christianlacroixpourlaredoute.com, is e-commerce equipped and will feature new products, including crib figures and decor items, for holiday selling. Online sales leaped 23 percent last year at La Redoute."
from WWD.


06 July 2007

iPhone Recall

They forgot to add the phone part of the iPhone.

best non-true email of the day. ;-)

Roberto Cavalli for H&M

Roberto Cavalli will design a collection to debut at H&M Nov. 8. So many high & low fashion collaborations now. Very interesting trend indeed.

Miuccia Prada and Carsten Höller to partner

Miuccia Prada, queen of sleek fashion, and Carsten Höller, the contemporary artist who did the gorgeous and disarming slides at the Tate this year, are teaming up to design a bar in London. Art and Fashion meet again.

Plus...Drunk people on slides? BRILLIANT!