Archive for ‘Fashion’

April 27, 2009

Louboutin- Differa Buckle Heel

Hot.Hot. Hottttttt.  The closest to white shoes I own are metallic gold; I almost vehemently oppose white shoes, but i can do these. Ohhh man, could I do these!! The excessive straps remind me of a pair I had when I was a fresh-off-the-boat, skinny, village-tanned tween with messy, middle-parted hair….but, yep, still struttin’ cute little heels. And, I’m loving the ankle-high, punk-chic look. Coming up to $1500 at Bergdorf and Barney’s, these babies could pay for my off-campus housing next year.  Must get my priorities right.  —need job.

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August 21, 2008

Coca Cola by Cavalli

Crossing boundaries and embracing artful ways to include fashion in every day, less couture elements, Roberto Cavalli again incorporates his experimental style in a very atypical way…designing Coca Cola bottles (specifically, diet) for Fashion week in Milan. 

(Only available in Italy)

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August 5, 2008

Valentino: The Last Emperor

In celebration of Valentino’s career, Matt Tyrnauer of Vanity Fair has gathered a team of filmmakers to tell the tale of the designer’s legacy in Valentino: The Last EmperorIts premiere will be marked by 2008’s New York Fashion Week…no specific date as of yet.  

“Valentino: The Last Emperor is much more than a fashion movie. It is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership, the longest-running in fashion, and a dramatic story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career. “

A brief overview of Valentino’s iconic designs:

July 22, 2008

Ruby Slippers Galore

Judy Garland's ruby slippers

Judy Garland's ruby slippers

The Warner Bros. Studio is pulling together 19 designers for a project to commemorate The Wizard of Oz’s 70th anniversary.  The list of designers will be recreating Dorothy’s ruby slippers and its proceeds will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.  The shoes will officially be revealed in Saks Fifth Avenue September 4th, beginning the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.   The auction for The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection is set to hold in fall 2009.  The nineteen designers:

A. Testoni (design sketched below)

A. Testoni sketch

Abaete

Alberta Ferretti

Betsey Johnson (sketched below)

Botkier (sketched below)

 Christian Louboutin

Diane von Furstenberg

Giuseppe Zanotti

Jimmy Choo (sketched below)

*these will be soooo sexy*

 L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani (sketch below)

Lisa Pliner

Manolo Blahnik

Moschino (sketch)

Oscar de la Renta

Roger Vivier

Sergio Rossi (sketch below)Stuart Weitzman

Tibi (sketched below)

 Tuleh

July 10, 2008

Flowerbomb

newly discovered love…Victor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb.

Originally, it was introduced in 2004, but a new version came out in 2007 and it smells AMAZINNNGNGNG.  It’s fresh, classy, and gracefully sexy.  It’s long lasting yet isn’t pungent or overly strong.  It’s crazy good.

 

 

Victor & Rolf Fragrances

Saks Fifth Avenue

Now Smell This: a blog about perfume

FragranceX.com

June 17, 2008

Versace’s India

Earlier this month Donatella Versace presented her Resort 2009 collection, which caught my eye because of the pants in the line.  She married boyish elegance with Indian charm in creating them.  This is an ingenious combination because the traditional  South(east) Asian trousers, called Churidar, are made for both men and women.  I’m loving how they’re so similar to the everyday-hip skinny jeans.  I never caught this similarity or thought to wear my Churidar pyjamas with my everyday clothes.  Best to start slow and subtle because this is damn edgy.

Photos courtesy of www.Style.com

June 10, 2008

Sari: Tradition With A Spin

so hot...The summer season has brought upon its usual wedding craze, which has brought up the question of attendance attire, and more specifically, my ultimate submission into Desi apparel, which I can’t say I absolutely hate.  I rarely get to wear these embellished, exquisite works of art, and usually when I do, ghagras and salwaar kameezes have thus far been my interest.  Recently, I’ve been eyeing the abundant stacks and hangers of saris that my mother has stocked in her closet.  A few designs I’m really liking these days…

 

 

 

 

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From Anjana Bhargav’s 2007 collection at the Wills Lifestyle Fashion week.Design by Anjana Bhargav (www.anjanibhargav.com)

 This is from her 2006 collection from the Wills Lifestyle Fashion Week. 

I’m loving what designers have done with the blouse.  The collection on seasonsindia is especially sexy…