Monday, December 31, 2007
Shot by Zoe Cassavettes and staring the super models...... Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, Angela Lindvall and Natalia Vodianova. Full of bright colors and lacquered vintage cars, it's the runway show continued. The bags were designed in collaboration with artist Richard Prince and probably require a body guard.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
If this is a sign of what's to come for the Fall with Missoni, I defined can't wait. The collection may be inspired by Mary Tyler Moore but it certainly is neither kitchy nor vintage-looking, it look perfectly modern and suited for what every girl from Cory Kennedy to Lou Dillon would like to wear. The gloves make it especially chic even if they do remind one a bit of the Prada socks from last season and the skirts are either very short of floor length, as it should be.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Finally a celebrity "designed" line to look forward to, Natalie Portman has designed a line of vegan shoes for Te Casan. Pre-orders will be taken from Jan 15th and it will be online and in stores Feb 2008. Hope she was able to capture that easy elegance that her style embodies.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Yup. Fashionista editor in chief Faran Krencil discovered to be former anonymous blogger Imaginary Socialite. She tells The Huffington Post that Imaginary Socialite is alive and well "and stealing vintage Biba dresses from her mother's imaginary townhouse in Boston. She's the little stepsister of Fashionista.com and is planning to stay that way." Read the rest of the in HP interview here. Fashionista.com sounds like it will rock.
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Check it out here.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is Jen Kao's second fashion collection, the first was only available in Tokyo at stores such as Loveless. Jen has her own atelier in NYC and makes the clothes all herself. Detail and functionality are the core for this collection. The pieces include such details as hand pleated piping and exquisite linings stitch inside the jackets. Her individual pieces are adjustable, in that the wearer can change shape with their mood. Her second collection will be available in the USA in the springtime.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Fashion industry scandal was aired last week on Italy's Rai 3. The story titled "Schiavi del Lusso," or "Luxury Slaves," discussed how luxury fashion houses including Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Ferragamo all use illegal Chinese immigrants to craft high-priced bags. They showed the factories that produce these luxury bags employing black market labor. In particular, Prada (the nylon bags cost the manufacturers 26€ versus 440€ in the store in Milan), Fendi (a canvas bag costs less than 20€ while at the store it costs 720€) and Dolce & Gabbana (a leather bag costs between 20€ and 35€).
It also discussed how fashion editors especially Franca Sozzani consults for all the major brands (Cerruti, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Diesel etc...) and uses the very same labels for their editorials. Finally, it accuses Anna Wintour and Conde Nast of boycotting Milan Fashion Week.
If you speak Italian, the program can be viewed here.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Vogue Nippon and Vogue China both featured the same Dior coat from the F/W 07 RTW collection on their covers by sheer coincidence. The retail price of this coat is $17,990, but in case you don't feel like shelling out that much money on a lime green coat, French Connection was kind enough to be inspired by it and it can be yours for a mere $268 and it's sans the mink cuffs which an upgrade imo.