Sunday, December 21, 2008

Vera Wang Drops Out of Fashion Week

The designer drops out of Fashion Week due to the poor economic climate.
The list of well-known names opting out of presenting at the tents—which costs between $100,000 and $750,000—is growing. Betsey Johnson and Carmen Marc Valvo have also canceled.
There is no denying that the current economy is impacting the fashion industry as much as it has other industries.

Jeremy Scott for Adidas

Sergio Rossi for Puma

Kartell Launches Shoe Collection

The first shoe collection of furniture manufacturer Kartell will be available in boutiques starting January 2009.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Shalom Harlow for Purple Magazine

Milan Men's Fashion Week- Drop One Day

After Fendi became the latest brand to cancel its catwalk (as Marni and Valentino already did), Milans Men's Fashion Week is to revert back to four days in January.
Fendi will present the collection by private appointment in Rome.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Obama's New Tux

Its been 15 years since President-elect Barack Obama has bought a new tux- the inaugural balls on January 20 will be the perfect occasion to break that string. Obama plans to wear a union-made tuxedo by the Chicago-based men's wear firm Hart Scaffner Marx.
The big day is expected to draw from 1 to 4 million people to Washington.

Harry Winston Paris Store Robbery

Just over a year after a similar raid on the same Harry Winston store on the Avenue Montaigne, another meticulously planned robbery took place yesterday.

Millions of euros were stolen. The cheapest piece they stole was a platinum ring worth €2,000. The most expensive item: a €3.2 million diamond-studded bracelet.

A reward of $500,000 USD (352,000 €) has been offered by Harry Winston in Paris for any information leading to the recovery of the stolen merchandise

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

H&M Introduces Home Collection

H&M is launching a cheap and chic home design collection with on-trend home textiles and accessories.
The first collection will only be available in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.
No date has been set for the US just yet, but it's something worth waiting for!

No Trendy Tennis Shoes in NY Prisons

In order to avoid tension between prisoners, New York prisons decided to ban prisoners from wearing trendy tennis shoes.

Katie Holmes- New Face for Miu Miu

It had been rumored for weeks that Katie Holmes would be the summer 2009 face for Miu Miu's campaign.
It is now confirmed that she will indeed follow in the steps of Vanessa Paradis, Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore and Kirsten Dunst.

Princesse Tam-Tam Founder Dies in Mumbai Attacks

Loumia Hiridjee, the 47-year-old founder of women's fashion brand Princesse Tam Tam, came from a family of Indian merchants who had settled in Madagascar. She and her sister, Shama Hiridjee, studied in France and created Princesse Tam Tam in 1985.
Loumia and her husband Mourad Amarsy had been dining Wednesday at the Oberoi Hotel in Mumbai. The hotel was among the sites targeted in the terrorists' spree of violence in India's financial capital.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Graphic Designer Axeel Peemoeller

Graphic Designer Axeel Peemoeller- Interview

Axel Peemöeller is a young freelance graphic designer. His collaborations can be found around the world in different industries such as music, literature and fashion, just to name a few.
He currently lives in Hamburg but has lived all around the world.
I was fascinated by his creativity after seeing some of his work.

I also had the opportunity to ask him a couple of questions..

Q: I understand you have done some work with fashion? What have you done?
A: For about five years I was running a small label which was mainly about print graphics. I have also designed graphics for some skate and snowboard companies. At the moment I am working for a girl's fashion label. But as I am a graphic designer, I mainly design the graphics that go on the fabric of garments, labels and tags. I would love to work on a corporate identity or on a shop fitting for a fashion label.

Q: What inspires you?
A: I love life and I love looking and touching things, everywhere I go I keep my eyes open. I get inspired by mechanisms, nature, animals, music, constructions, errors and processes.

Q: Where do you get ideas from?
A: Hard to say, I try to force myself to think in different ways, try to find an alternative solution which is different to the obvious, I try to simplify thoughts and ideas or show a process. Usually while experimenting I get ideas.

Q: With what industry would you like to do a project with (a new industry)?
A: If I can morally agree to the industry and people's intentions, it would be any industry. Interesting projects can be done for any industry, so it depends more on the client. I wish I could do more environmental design or objects like sculptures.

Q: What and where has been the most visually creative thing/place you've ever seen/been?
A: Oh at first I didn't know how to answer this, but the underwater world in Malaysia was definitely the most visually creative place I have seen.

Q: What is your favorite color??
A: Black

India Textile Cut Down

By April 2009, India's textile industry, considered the country's second largest economic source, will cut 500,000 jobs as a result of the global economic meltdown.


Pirelli Calendar 2009 by Peter Beard

It is Peter Beard's turn in the 2009 edition of the famous Pirelli calendar.
Last year Patrick Demarchelier's images made us travel to Shanghaï and this coming year's destination is Botswana.
Through Beard's images, he communicates his distress towards the destruction of nature.
«My preoccupation, entrusted Peter Beard, is the global level of the destruction of nature. We completely forgot on what is evolution based and until what point nature's diversity is so important».
Under his guidance, seven fragile models pose alongside elephants, seeming to return to a wild state.
It is a setting that screams sincerity.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sylvia Toledano Crystal Clutch Bags

Sylvia Toledano's Austrian incrusted crystal evening bags.
They are creative, bit over the edge and unique.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

NY Fashion Week Celebrates Barbie´s Birthday

Barbie, America´s plastic sweetheart, makes it even bigger at fifty!
She will celebrate her 50th birthday with her own fashion show at New York Fashion Week this February.
Mattel (first toy company to do so) will embark on a three year partnership with the Council of Fashion Designers of America starting February

Martin Margiela- New Jewelry Line

Martin Margiela makes its debut in the jewelry industry with a collaboration with the Damiani Group.
This new collection is inspired by the XXL concept.

Kidswear Line by Jean Paul Gaultier

Hand in hand with the Zannier Group (global leader in kidswear), Jean Paul Gaultier will launch his first kidswear collection.
His new creations are due Fall-Winter 2009.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Unlimited-Chanel's New Bag and Accessory Line

Karl Lagerfeld brings to birth Unlimited, a bag and accesory line.
Key words within Chanel's Universe- Paris, 31 rue Cambon, Coco...- will be stamped on the models (bags, canvas, clutches, etc..)/

Tod's Introduces Jewelry Line

The Italian brand recognized for its shoes and bags launched their first jewelry line.
Bracelets and key chains are now available, while rings and necklaces will be available on spring 2009. Their prices will vary betwenn 398 and 1100 Euros depending the piece.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Styling Sheena Tschang I

Dress: Wolford
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Fake Raybans
Belt and Necklace: Vintage
Bag: Fendi
Bracelets: Chinese Markets

Styling Sheena Tschang I


Styling: Sheena Tschang I


Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Isabel Marant Dress

FASHION ICON- Iris Barrel Apfel

She has been called a creative force, a fashion icon and a woman with an incredible eye. She is one of the most vivacious personalities in the worlds of fashion, textiles, and interior design. Iris Barrel Apfel has become even more celebrated as a woman with remarkable offbeat taste in clothing and accessories.
Her personal style is both witty and peculiar. Her originality is typically revealed in her mixing of high and low fashion with discoveries from flea-markets.

"On the streets in New York in the summer, everybody looks like they’re going to the shower…the flip flops…it’s so awful."
Iris Barrel Apfel

Friday, November 7, 2008

Chanel Shoes

Claudia Schiffer for Yves Saint Laurent

Claudia Schiffer was chosen by Stefano Pilati to become Yves Saint Laurent's Spring-Summer 2009 face.
She will take Naomi Campbell's place, who embodied the brand for the Winter-Fall 2008/2009 campaign.

She is also the new face for Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana.

Target and Alexander Mc Queen

Alexander Mc Queen will be "Fashion Collaboration's" pioneer with Alexander McQueen for Target.
Target, the american low price store has already collaborated with rising fashion stars such as Proenza Schouler and Luella Bartley. But through "Fashion Collaboration" Target will associate with already existing fashion stars, such as Mc Queen.
Mc Queen's mini collection inclines towards globe dresses, tight jeans, leather shorts, jackets and coats; all in a very Punk and British spirit.
"Fashion Collaboration" will aim at seducing a whole new clientele.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 OBAMANIA

30 Seconds to Mars (Jared Leto)

MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 OBAMANIA

Katy Perry wearing Jean-Charles de Castelbajac dress

Jean Paul Gaultier Prepares his Burial

Fashion taboo challenger Jean Paul Gaultier, surprises (to some, others are not surprised anymore by Gaultier's ability to be ahead of his time) once again by preparing his own tomb. 
Jean Paul Gaultier wanted to have a safe space for him and his family in French history, therefor he renovated a white stone tomb at Paris best-known cemetery PereLachaise; where Chopin, Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison lie.