Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy (colourful) Feet

Happy Socks are a recently formed Swedish label currently attempting to conquer the world of fashion socks. We are told that they were created on a rainy Sunday afternoon (most of my best plans are hatched during this scene) and the label is determined to give the world a mood boost with a blast of colour. "We design the kind of socks we want to wear ourselves, simple as that”, says Creative Director Viktor Tell. There can be little doubt that colour has an affect on our moods but unfortunately we often over look our feet. I must admit that before I fell in love with the colours on offer at Uniqlo I only ever wore socks in monochrome a push navy but now I just love my colourful socks. However you like to dress your feet Happy Socks is well worth a visit. We hope that they don't just stop at conquering the world of fashion socks but go forth and the conquer the world. The time for a colourful sock revolution is now.

Celebrity style: Halloween special: cranii/skulls

Pentru ca astazi este Halloween-ul m-am gandit la un post mai special, mai scary. Nu, nu este vorba de celebritati fara machiaj, ci de celebritati care poarta imprimeuri cu cranii, simboluri ale acestei sarbatori alaturi de dovleci, vrajitoare, pisici negre, fantome si asa mai departe.
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Nicole Richie cu celebra esarfa semnata Alexander McQueen

Hilary Duff cu cercei cu cranii

Lauren Conrad purtand un top Lauren Moshi

Mischa Barton cu un cardigan Giulia Piersanti


Paris Hilton

Lindsay Lohan cu esarfa Thomas Wylde

Victoria Beckham cu pulover Alexander McQueen

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Left feeling cold by wise words

Fashion156's latest editorial showing winter essentials by James Long and Melanie Broder.

During my obligatory Sunday call to my Grandparents where I hear about their weeks worh of trials and tribulations (who knew watching TV all day could be so hazardous and downright dangerous? I jest, I love my Sunday chats with the old folks.) my Nan warned me about that the cold weather on the way, she even mentioned snow. Snow in October, that's crazy talk...oh wait. As I was partaking in a pumpkin carving and soup making extravaganza on Wednesday night I noticed it getting cold, then it rained, then hailed, then snowed. It blew my fragile and somewhat excited little mind. I will never doubt my Nan again. Winter is upon us my friends. My calls for an early winter have been answered. Right on cue Fashion156 released their new issue, The Structured Issue and the editorial just makes me want to wrap up in giant knitted creations.

The chill factor makes me long for James Long's aw 08 collection

I've realised that even though I wanted Winter to arrive, I'm just not ready for it. I am going to James Long's AW 08 collection as my inspiration. I will go to war with the new chilly environment using a heady mix of sheepskin, suede, leather chunky knits and combining them with buckles and zips, to create my modern warrior look. This weekend will be a shopping filled one. More on this later...

Designers talk about the world of tomorrow

In light of the uncertain times ahead (more economy talk, I'm afraid but hear with me!) have asked an eclectic mix of designers (ranging from Dries Van Noten to Yohji Yamamoto) for their predictions for men's fashion in the year ahead. We might all be sick of this constant recession talk but the points made here are much more interesting than the bog standard lazy journalism we have all been frustrated by in recent weeks and just look at the awesome illustrations (by a chap named Mickey Duzyj). The full feature can be read here.

My favourite illustrations on show...Browne, Simons and Yamamoto

Here is a summary of what the designers had to say...

Dries Van Noten - "There may, in parallel, even be a subtle slide toward the conceptual."

John Galliano - "Fashion has an insatiable appetite for change, for the new and for the innovative. Anything goes, as long as it's exciting."

Patrick Ervell - "From a creative standpoint, chaos and collapse can lead to great things and new beginnings. I think a little bit of creative destruction can be healthy and bracing."

Raf Simons - "We have to give the audience beauty and something to be excited about and something that stimulates."

Thom Browne - "I don't know what the future of men's fashion will be like. I just hope that everyone does their own thing… Because that is what I'm going to do."

Yohji Yamamoto - "Am I still going to be alive in 2009? I really hope so. I am a designer; I will go on designing until I die. This is my way of talking about 2009, 2010…"

What have I learned from all of this? Well, I've learned that I want nothing more than a Mickey Duzyj drawn comic charting the trials and tribulations of our favourite menswear designers!

malayalam singer anchor Latha Krishna

malayalam singer anchor Latha Krishna

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Celebrities and Their Unforgettable Shoes

Everyday we see our favorite stars in their latest fashion get-up. Their taste in fashion were unveiled right before our eyes as we watch them on tv or read them in the papers. With all their photos, we can't really seem to remember who's looks hit or miss last week or even last month. compiled a slideshow of celebrities wearing their unforgettable shoes. Can you walk with their shoes?

Left: Victoria Beckham wore a tall Antonio Berardi boots with no heels while launching her perfume in N.Y.C.
Right: Madonna in her pistol-heeled Chanel pumps that she wore to her directorial debut in N.Y.C.

Left: Beyonce opted for Rainbow Brite Balenciaga sandals at the American Music Awards.
Right: Rihanna wore woven Balenciaga gladiator boots while shopping.

Left: Mary Kate Olsen grabs the knee-high Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci gladiator sandals straight from runway.
Right: Mischa Barton felt like she was a celestial goddess that's why so she took the moon boots while walking with her dog.

Left: Lily Allen struts in her two-in-one (stiletto and platform wedge) Louis Vuitton satin platform heels.
Right: Julianne Moore enjoyed a pair of flitflops last summer.

Left: Sarah Jessica Parker made a comeback as Carrie in the Sex and the City movie in flower-bedecked Alexander McQueen heels last March.
Right: Ashly Olsen showed off her own over-the-calf Azzedine Alaia gladiator sandals at an event in August.

Style Salvage's Tony Hart Moment

Steve has tried and failed (countless times) at picking up a pencil and producing something that it is worthy of your viewing pleasure. EJ has sketched something special but is nervous about posting - it will follow one day soon. Step forward Susie Bubble who has actually been pestering us to post her effort.

Here comes Style Salvage's Tony Hart moment...Readers have had more luck than us with a pencil and have put me to shame, we thank you all for taking part and apologise for the delay in posting your efforts. Even though Steve couldn't produce anything worthy of showcasing on the blog, his infantile sketching efforts certainly made him think about outfits in a more intense light. As he stared at the outfits of choice he analysed them deeply, taking in the cut, the use of colour, uncovering often over looked short, even though the act of sketching was a failure the task was certainly worthwhile.


Did you pick up a pencil? If you did, please let us know!

Massive FashionBinge Savinz at jb and me -- For Reals, 40% Off!

Hey fwenz! My new fwenz at jb and me -- they're a mother-daughter boutique in Holland, Michigan, and they're expanding their online presence -- are relaunching their WHOLE site and just hooked us AWL up with a promo code for 40% off all original price items. Seriously.

Just use promo code: TAMAR (heeee!) from now until November 2nd.

A few things I'd recommend, nu?
($99, BCBG Girls,
$59 with awesome promo code TAMAR! The mirrored heel is holiday footwear HOTNESS!

($130, Population,
A VERY Catherine coat. Only $78 with promo code TAMAR!

($148, Free People,
I love everything about this dress, and it looks like it costs a bathousand bucks! But it's only $88 with promo code TAMAR!

Now have AT IT, ladies!


Equal adversaries.
As we know opposites are attracted to each other.
Black clothes perfectly get on with bright ones this season, laconic clothes get on with superfluous, tight-fitting get on with puffed clothes. The modernes designers and modellers are assured that all these shapes andstyles have the right to a life this fall-winter 2008-2009.

Gaudy colours: Dresses: Emilio Pucci, Shoes: CĂ©line
Black colours: Dress: Jil Sander, Coco Chanel

James Piatt's Fashionably Weird/Violent Bags

When you visit James Piatt's website, you can see his handbag creations that will surely caught you by surprise. Let me tell you something about them.

Tinkerbell bag was based on Paris Hilton's discarded pet. According to the site, the design of the bag capitalizes on the trend of carrying a small dog as a fashion accessory but as we can see it looks like a dead Chihuahua.

The PeaceKeeper 400 bag offers you a handy self-defense gadget for $85. It is manufactured with a soft polyurethane handle that looks like a brass knuckle. Definitely, you can handle terror attacks in a fashionable way.

The Pursuader bag comes in the form of a machine gun. It features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. With this bag, you can create a fashionable war-freak look.

The Chesterton is an everyday bag with a large compartment for carrying many items and an internal pocket for portable electronics. This $220 bag is styled with a polygon shape that looks like a pyramid that was cut in a half.

Valentino Garavani: The Last (Fashion) Emperor

Valentino's fahion house is among the world's most famous haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion empires. For almost 45 years, he created some of the most sophisticated dresses to be seen and worn in the glamorous world of fashion. Valentino became known for his red dresses, popularly called "Valentino red" in the fashion industry.

Valentino: The Last Emperor was produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer and documents the colorful personal life and career of Valentino. The film also tackled about the special relationship between Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, his business partner and companion for 50 years.

The filmmakers shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage from June 2005 to July 2007. The film spans between Valentino's seventieth birthday and his final couture show


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Philippine Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2009 Updates

The following are the photos taken during the Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2008.

Opening Gala Show

Frederick Peralta Wedding Collection

Design Fusion Collection

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