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Monday, November 12, 2007

Key Things of Fall 2007. What is in FASHION this season!

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We have little chance to walk outside in autumn, but we do have all chances to go shopping.

The skirt or trousers with high waistline

And both of them is better. That style makes hips sexier, waist thiner, and step becomes more graceful. You can find such models middle class in shops and in expensive boutiques.

Rough knitted sweater.
Soft, warm and fluffy sweater is the best friend when it's cold. Prefer only natural materials and quiet colors like beige, chocolate, gray.

Coat similar to dressing gown.
Coat similar to your favorite dressing gown is very fashion, wide sleeve-kimono without a shoulderline, the big collar and below knees. Wrap up and fasten with a belt is enough, and you feel warmly and cozy.

Ultramarine
Deep, ultramarine dark blue is color of the season. Get at least one thing of this color. Classical thin sweater that you can wear with a classical skirt and with simple jeans as well.

The Scottish chequered
It has came back - in a coat, boots, skirts, sweaters and even stockings. Everybody has to have a small slice of Scotland.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!

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Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!
What do Claudia Schiffer, Jackie Kennedy and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common? They've all been dressed and befriended by couturier Valentino, who this summer celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label. To mark the event, a series of events will take place in Rome, kicking off with the opening of a Valentino retrospective at the Ara Pacis Museum, followed by a couture show (his first in the city for 17 years) to which 1,000 glamourous guests have been invited. A book published by Taschen, titled 'A Great Italian Story', will also go on sale. At a press conference given in Rome last week, Valentino said, 'Celebrating such an important achievement in the only city in which I genuinely feel at home makes me very happy. Here in Rome I opened my first atelier, here...were my first successes.' Valentino is retiring later this year.

Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!Viva Valentino celebrates the 45th anniversary of his label!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

PARIS COUTURE:John Galliano & Christian Dior-fotos & free video!

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Every show by John Galliano feels like a celebration - and, on the tenth anniversary of his appointment as creative director at the house of Christian Dior, which also coincides with the 60th anniversary of the house itself, the bar was certainly high as A-list fans including Juliette Binoche, Monica Bellucci, Sophia Coppola, Marisa Berenson and Kate Hudson flocked to the Versailles Orangerie to see just how so many momentous moments would be translated onto the Couture catwalk. Galliano does not do disappointment. His collection was not, as expected, an homage to Dior's groundbreaking New Look of 1947, but rather referenced the legendary designer's art-world influences. Guests were treated to a visual onslaught of the most lavish creations, modelled by names only a designer of Galliano's stature can command - Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Gisele, Amber Valetta, Stella Tennant and Karen Mulder amongst them - as Caravaggio, El Greco, Monet, Renoir and Cocteau were reimagined in bustles, silks, embroidery, feathers and devastatingly elegant black velvet. The show, which was dedicated to Galliano's right-hand man, Steven Robinson, who died earlier this year, has certainly raised the stakes in Paris as Chanel, Christian Lacroix and Givenchy prepare to take to the runways today - the front row no doubt recuperating quietly after last night's blow-out black tie Dior party.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!

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News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!
Clearly it's not just us Brits who like a bit of celebrity-as-fashion-designer action. Last week, Sarah Jessica Parker unveiled her hotly-anticipated clothing collaboration with US high-street brand Bitten. But then Sarah Jessica Parker isn't just any old celebrity. Like Kate Moss did for Topshop, SJP has used her fashion-icon status to foist her style know-how upon an eagerly fawning public. The recently launched, hilariously irreverent online fashion magazine Jezebel, wrote the following about the the launch in New York, at which SJP signed autographs. 'The woman is impossible to hate, and in turn, so is her clothing line. Also, $8 for a bathing suit?
News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!News of Sarah Jessica Parker & her style!

Monday, June 4, 2007

GUCCI's BAG's!

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GUCCI's BAG's
GUCCI's cult Jackie bag - created by Jackie Kennedy in the Fifties and the Holy Grail for collectors of vintage - is just one of the pieces YOOX.COM is selling this month in an exclusive online tribute to the house. The incredible collection includes handbags, scarves and dresses from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies - meaning cyber-savvy fashionistas can tap into this summer's retro trend in rare and original pieces. Among the treasures on sale is a pure silk "foulard" scarf in Gucci's famed Flora print, which was designed by Rodolpho Gucci and Italian artist Accornero especially for Grace Kelly, signed by Accornero himself. Yoox worked in collaboration with Cavalli and Nastri, two renowned Milanese vintage stores, as well as private collectors to collate the tribute.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

FIRM FOUNDATIONS:GIORGIO ARMANI & MARTIN SCORCESE!

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GIORGIO ARMANI & MARTIN SCORCESE fotoGIORGIO ARMANI has announced his support for Martin Scorcese's newly-launched initiative, the World Cinema Foundation, in Cannes. Armani was thrilled to get involved with the project, which is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of important and neglected films from around the world. "Just as for Martin, cinema has inspired and influenced my life from when I was a young boy," he said. "I commend Martin Scorcese and his fellow directors for their vision and commitment to fulfil such an important mission." Scorcese announced that he and Armani will also work together on a film tribute to modern Italian cinema in the same vein as their earlier collaboration Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, adding: "I am particularly honoured that my good friend, Giorgio Armani, has agreed to help us." Elsewhere in Cannes, Eva Mendez was guest of honour at last night's sit-down dinner hosted by De Grisogono's Fawaz Gruosi; guests Mischa Barton, Lily Donaldson and Tamara Mellon ate lobster before Kid Rock stepped up as DJ. Today will see Goldie Hawn and Gemma Ward join Montblanc for lunch prior to the world premiere of Ocean's 13.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

ABOUT BOWIE WONG & SPRING/SUMMER 2007 AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

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Born in 1969, Bowie Wong was intrigued by fashion from a very young age. As the son of a Chinese Opera singer, his fascination developed from the elaborate costumes by which he was surrounded. The visual feast of the operatic world fed his hunger for fashion. Bowie still treasures two of his mother's costumes, within his personal collections from which he gathers inspiration. Ironically however, it was the intensity of opera that led Bowie to leave home at the tender age of 11-years-old. “I was a difficult child, perhaps because I was so curious. My parents were always busy with the opera, so they decided that it would be best for all if I lived with my cousin. It was then that I became exposed to popular music and western culture.” Having developed his creative mind and experienced modern culture, Bowie decided to pursue his passions further a field and fled to Japan to study a degree in ‘Pure Art and Design’, aged 17. By 1989 Bowie returned to his roots, studying degrees in ‘Theatre and Drama’ and then ‘Stage & BOWIE WONG fotoCostume Design’ in Canada. Passionate and now educated, the next few years saw Bowie’s life become pure theatrics. Bowie worked on ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Canada, for Paul McCartney on his world tour, and for Madonna on her European ‘Girlie show’. “Watching her work from such close proximity was intriguing. The relentless desire for perfection and the need to reinvent herself time and again was a great lesson for me.” The hype continued with Bowie returning to his native Hong Kong, in a multitude of creative roles that were increasingly fashion influenced. Bowie worked as a TV producer on HKTVB, image designer for Joyce boutique and creative enhancer for HKTDC fashion show, for the likes of Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Trussardi and Calvin Klein. “At this point I felt destined to work in fashion. I was creating shows for these great designers and I was more and more drawn into the world of fashion.” The lure proved too much for the self-confessed fashion fiend. Keen to adapt his skills Bowie moved to Australia, where he enrolled to study fashion design at East Sydney TAFE. Whilst the project was intended to direct and broaden his talent, Bowie found the course stifling and restrictive. Bowie therefore immersed himself into the fashion industry, where his hands on experience combined with his extensive knowledge of design (gained whilst obtaining three degrees), proved to better training than any course or teaching could provide. The result is the increasingly innovative and original label of Bowie Wong. Bowie Wong the label, not the person was launched in 1999 and represented Australia in 2000 at Hong Kong Fashion Week. The Wong was dropped with Bowie Women and Bowie Men launched later on in 2004.

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Friday, May 4, 2007

AUSTRALIAN FASHION WEEK & COLLECTION OF KSUBI

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After a two-season break, Ksubi designers Dan Single and George Gorrow made a return to the catwalk last night with a dramatic and moody collection. The pair flew in Erin Wasson and the American supermodel opened the show, charging down the runway in a floor-length, black-studded coat. Structured, heavy-duty pieces provided a refreshing contrast to the metallic, micro-mini hemlines we've seen over the week, with a nod to Gareth Pugh's exquisite, macabre creations showcased last February. Josh Goot, who attracted Dita Von Teese and Wasson, both of whom applauded his neon pink leotard-tight dress, complete with Supergirl cape. "It was truely superb and his sense of colour is sublime," said Henri Bendell buyer Anne Watson. Alice McCall also impressed with her signature, endearing prints in cuts that displayed more of a sporty edge than usual. Her red and white striped sleeveless hoodie caused enough of a stir to suggest that "Where's Wally"-chic is sure to be one of next season's key looks.


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Monday, April 23, 2007

In the Jeans:Fashion & Comfort

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Fashion & ComfortJeans for all reasons
Keep up at the back, denim is about to move on again. Just as you've found your comfort zone of skinny Baxters and ballerinas, along comes a brace of new cuts to challenge your look. Just how did we get here? One minute jeans were Fashion & Comfortsimply workwear for miners and loggers, the next they're the height of glamour and we're not even blinking at the idea of Ј150 jeans. Actually, hang on a minute, jeans have been around since the '1800s so perhaps its not so inconceivable that fashion has moved on. From cowboys and rebellious screen idols, to the laidback '60s, it wasn't until rule-breaker Yves Saint Laurent used denim as part of his luxurious ready-to-wear collections in 1969 and his denim trouser suits became the sexy choice of the androgynous style set that denim became dressy, paving the way for the designer jeans of Gloria Vanderbilt and Calvin Klein. These mixed messages underlined the rebellious cool associated with denim.
in the jeansWhat next?
These days denim is considered acceptable in almost every situation although interestingly some old school institutions use it as a barrier to keep the riff raff out. Nevertheless it's so ingrained in the psyche of every fashion-literate mover and shaker that even dress codes won't put them off.While most of us judge our denim brands by their ability to flatter, there will always be the fashion faithfuls who follow a look because it's new and not necessarily because it looks good. But snigger though we may, they're the ones who help keep fashion afloat - where would the drainpipe jean be if it wasn't for those mavericks who tried it first? In the end there's room for all styles of jeans. Instead of striving for the perfect pair these days it's about aiming for the perfect wardrobe of jeans. So which ones have you got?

in the jeansjeansBright and beautiful
Hands up who lived in black and grey Superfines all winter? Guilty? Then this is the season to store them to make way for new summery shades. With white set to be the colour of summer it makes sense to employ white jeans as the mainstay of your warm-weather wardrobe. Bright white denim comes into its own at Lee, Jane Norman and Notify and it also looks fresh against hot summer brights and natural tan tones. Or why not experiment with the influx of new coloured denim? Think Matthew Williamson-style clashes of red skinny jeans with acid-bright Converse and Lacoste's pastel preppy poloshirts. Elsewhere on the high street you'll find Benetton-bright denim at Sass & Bide and Tsubi and soft pastels at TopShop and H&M.
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It was only a matter of time before the baggy jean reentered the fold. Ultra-wide trousers are set to be key for next autumn so it's not surprising some people are keen to get a head start on the trend now. A primarily relaxed look, these jeans can be dressed up with a heel but only if the jeans are long enough or worn over tall boots. Clumpy sandals like Chloe's wooden-heeled platforms work well as they can be too heavy with narrower jeans. Labels like Oasis, Diesel, Gap and French Connection are backing baggy jeans. French Connection's jeans have been a bestseller for months while Gap's jeans are a timely antidote to the stretch-skinnies so prevalent elsewhere on the high street.





Thursday, April 12, 2007

News!Penelope Cruz collection!

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Penelope Cruz, the Oscar-nominated star of Volver, has teamed up with Spanish high-street brand Mango for a special Autumn / Winter 2007 collaboration. The limited-edition collection, due to be launched worldwide this autumn, will include eveningwear, knits and denim pieces. As well being the face of the range, Penelope will also contribute to the design, and has asked her sister, the equally stunning Mуnica Cruz, a TV actress in their native Spain, to help. Penelope, who is currently working on a film with Woody Allen, is the latest in a long line of female celebrities to put their names to high street brands. Others include Kate Moss for Topshop, Madonna for H&M, and Scarlett Johansson for Reebok.

Monday, April 2, 2007

PIA'S ARM CANDY

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"IF a woman is investing in a handbag, then it has to be the best quality that it can possibly be, otherwise it's just cheating the customer," says Pia Tonna , whose namesake handbag collection won the UK Trade & Investment "Passport to Export" government-backed award for "Exceptional New Exporter" on Thursday night. "I am so excited to have won this - the Piatonna brand is now being sold in 23 countries and will be moving into Harrods, Fenwick and Pia TonnaFortnum & Mason for the first time with our autumn/winter collection." After studying fashion in the UK, Italian-based Tonna worked for fashion houses including Paul Smith and Chanel. "In the back of my mind I always wanted to design and one day I approached my manager at Chanel with my tail between my legs. I let her know I was going to start my own business and expected to get fired on the spot, but she was incredibly supportive. I stayed at my position there until the design side grew too large to focus on both jobs." Inspired by the fine craftsmanship of vintage designer clothes, Tonna's bags don't skimp on the details – quite the opposite. Totes feature several different types of animal skin – python exteriors, soft deerskin on strap undersides and laminate leather linings. "I love to spend hours at leather trade fairs to hunt out the most unusual skins. I don't care how much it costs, it has to be exceptional quality and it has to stand out. Handbag labels have such stiff competition now. I try to make mine as beautiful and original as possible." Bright rope piping and lasered gold leather inside bags do indeed add a luxurious touch to Tonna's products. "My favourite detail is the little cowbell on the side. It detaches, so you can use it as a keyring, and it's a useful way to find your bag if it's lost under a pile of coats. I know that because we were celebrating after the awards and having had a few cocktails, the bell came in handy!"

Thursday, March 29, 2007

CARMEN GET IT!

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Manolo BlahnikBAGGING the latest It-accessory just isn't enough anymore: this season is all about the limited edition shoe. As well as planning the April opening of his new store on Hans Street, Knightsbridge, Rupert Sanderson has created Carmen. Sanderson joins Manolo Blahnik, who is currently designing two unique shoes for his new Kuwait boutique (for more details, click here); Christian Louboutin, who has made Activa, a midnight blue stiletto, exclusively for Harvey Nichols, and Burberry, who got in on the act with an ostrich-trim slingback for Matches. The king of elegant heels, Sanderson decided on a gold leather sandal knotted at the toe for Carmen. "My inspiration can come from anywhere from the most mundane to the most luxurious and rarefied," says Sanderson. "In the case of the Carmen 'knot shoe' my imagination was sparked by the knot of a Judo suit - the rows of stitching in this instance used to add strength to a garment worn in one of the world's most physical sports translated into a striking detail on a luxurious evening shoe. Limited edition shoes work as promotional tool both in a design and retail sense. There is a strong demand for exclusivity, customers want to feel that they have something special - something that isn't available in unlimited quantities."

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

COCO RIBBON shop!

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COCO RIBBON is launching Coco Ribbon Neutral next month, a COCO RIBBONveritable swap-shop where customers can bring their unwanted designer clothes to the Notting Hill store and will be given shopping vouchers to spend in the boutique instead. "We came up with the idea ourselves," says founder Alison Chow. "Sophie [Oliver, Alison's co-founder] and I were chatting about the state of the environment and how quickly things need to change - and we came up with this fun and rewarding way for people to shop and recycle at the same time. As a company, our philosophy is indulgent, but we also feel that everyone - no matter what area of life they work in - needs to think of different ways to do their bit for the environment. Whether it is recycling at home, in the office and just doing a small bit, the fashion industry needs to follow too. People like Anya Hindmarch have already started with her eco-friendly handbag and I admire her for being such a good role model and pioneer." Garments will be sold by the store online and 50 per cent of profits will be given back to the customer in Coco Ribbon pounds. If your clothes are incredibly fabulous, however, the boutique will give you an extra Ј10 on the spot. "Our girls have been trained to know what will sell and what won't, and the goods need to be freshly dry-cleaned and in mint condition" says Alison. "The best selling designers include Chloe, Prada, Miu Miu, Missoni and Roland Mouret, but we don't accept trousers or jeans."

Monday, March 19, 2007

MIU MIU AUTUMN/WINTER 2007-8

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MIU MIU
With Miu Miu in last place on the schedule, there was no danger of Fashion Month going out without a bang and Miuccia Prada gave us all something to think about and discuss at length at our post-show dinners last night.

MIU MIUFirst question: will you pull your coral nylon tights over your waistband and tuck your cardigan into them next winter? "I loved it!" said stylist Charlotte Stockdale. "The tights were fabulous and the shoes were rocking. There was a sort of strange Fifties futurism about it as if the models were perfectly beautiful aliens. And I loved the really full skirts. If you're going to wear something that full and attention-grabbing, I think you should really go all the way." Matt nude and peachy pink lipsticks gave the models' faces a blankness that let us imagine they were alien - perhaps that's why they committed such fashion faux pas as no slips inder pink and orange gauzy skirts or blouses and the aforementioned tights - though in fact the band of nylon at the waist gave a clever slash of coral to nude and camel-coloured Fifties skirt-and-cardie combos. Miuccia Prada simply has a knack of making must-have what, for anyone else, would seem geeky at best. The "rocking" shoes (they are always a hit - nine pairs of the current season's double-strapped Mary Janes were spotted in one row alone), had brogue detailing, clusters of crystals up the heel or leather frills facing up the foot - and were all worn with fawn school socks. Cashmere suits in grey and camel had pinched waists, exaggerated hips and stiff, full skirts. No little sister to Prada this, the Miu Miu girl is cutting edge and confidently experimental - a glittering lame tweed for a stunning dark blue coat, leather suits that matched the models' lips and twinsets and full skirts of sheer, translucent, stiff nylon, that showed a ghostly x-ray impression of their limbs inside. The delicate colour palette of vanilla, tan, grey, peach, coral and baby pink gave this collection a Stepford Wives femininity, while Last Of The Summer Wine padded nylon housecoats added old lady kookiness that only a Miu Miu chick can pull off. It brought Fashion Month to an end, but as usual with Miuccia, it felt like this was just the beginning.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Gucci autumn/winter 2007-8!

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GUCCI'S NEW BLACK
GUCCI's chief executive Robert Polet has silenced his critics by announcing impressive sales figures for the label during 2006. "It's hugely satisfying when you have achieved things others thought could not be done," he told the Financial Times - referring to his appointment in 2004 that many found incongruous with his previous role, as head of Unilever's ice-cream and frozen foods division, with some even nicknaming him "an ice-cream seller". But a 44 per cent rise in profits, which far exceeded analysts' expectations, has been put down, in part, to e-commerce. "I think it's the most exciting new territory and will become the most profitable and fastest-growing store for each brand," he said. Polet also revealed that Gucci Group stablemates Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen are on track to meet their financial targets for the year. The only label to make a loss was YSL Rive Gauche - though Polet pointed out that the house had at least improved its financial situation compared to the previous year, 2005, and further improvements can be expected considering the rave reviews that creative director Stefano Pilati's latest collection received.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fashion news 2007

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Paris fashion week
Paris Fashion is coming to a close which means another season's shows are over and all the tired fashion editors can go home. Celebrity sightings have been a little bit thin on the ground, although Mischa Barton turned up to watch Dior, the Olsen twins are in town and, our personal favourite, Barry from Eastenders put in an appearance at Hussein Chalayan. Aside from that, everyone's talking about the fact that Nicolas Ghesqiere has abandoned his sci-fi influences in favour of a thoroughly wearable ethnic/preppy look (our shopping list is compiled already), and the way that Viktor and Rolf tested their models to the limits by rigging them up with lights and speakers. Still yet to come are Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Lanvin and Chlo, as well as the Olivier Theyskens' debut collection for Nina Ricci, hotly anticipated since Reece Witherpoon stepped onto the red carpet in one of his creations this week at the Oscars.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wrangler to open Carnaby store

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American denim brand Wrangler in is due to open a UK flagship in London's Carnaby Street. It will be the company's first UK Concept store showcasing Wrangler's mens and womenswear collections.In store Iconic denim brand Wrangler has chosen one of the capital's most renowned shopping destinations, Carnaby Street, to open their first UK Concept on the 22nd March 2007.

For denim connoisseurs a must see will be the Blue Bell Archive area showcasing the history of the first modern day 5 pocket jean. The Blue Bell range was first designed in 1919 by the famous rodeo tailor ‘Rodeo Ben' Lichtenstein, whose clients included Roy Rodgers and Bill Hailey.

The store opening will coincide with the launch of Wrangler's new womenswear collection, called Blue Bella. Louise Vaughan, Wrangler UK Marketing Manager said, “Wrangler introduces the best collections to date for spring summer and it is fitting that we open our first UK Concept store to showcase them in. Carnaby Street is a Mecca for denim aficionados and the Wrangler Store will be a key destination for this consumer.” The Wrangler boutique opens on 22 nd March.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Carolina Herrera: From Munch to La Mode

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New York - Though Carolina Herrera remains America's pre-eminently classy designer, she's inspiration for her latest collection was Edvard Munch's painting of a bohemian anarchist. Yet the contradiction, far from confusing designer led to one of the finest collections we've seen so far in the New York season.
Munch's painting of the radical Hans Jæger, whose neighborhood in Oslo, Christiania, was a funky and alternative quarter, may have been a bizarre source of stimulation but the net result was couture quality coolness. Ideal clothes for the very opposite sort of people the super-well-heeled women from the Upper East Side who sat front row.
Remarkably sleek tunic dresses finished with glass bauble trim reminiscent of the modernist functionality of Art Deco or brilliantly wrought robes with erratic geometric appliqué patterns echoed Munch's imagery and obsession with Jaeger.
Yet Herrera's collection for fall 2007 oozed haute sophistication, from the remarkable jacquard coats to the stockings finished with jade.
Munch's friendship with the freaky bohemians led by Jæger deeply marked his life and was source of almost permanent inner conflict. Ironically, designer's connection to Munch's art made for remarkably balanced fashion, clothes that flattered, had poise and looked great. Uncanny, surprising and unexpected, but true.

Underwear. Not only fashion but healthy!

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There’s nothing like good underwear, is there? Comfortable, nice-fitting undergarments can make the whole day go better. The problem is that what’s comfortable isn’t always the most attractive choice for feeling sexy. And sometimes, what our partners want us to wear can put more than our comfort at risk. Barely-there undies can have real repercussions on our sexual health.

I always say that the rule when it comes to thongs is this: Anything with a string is for special occasions only. The same goes for shiny, inflexible fabric. While these design features work great for increasing the heat inside the bedroom, they also increase the heat that’s on your genitals! Fabric that doesn’t move or breathe creates an environment that breeds bacteria and infection. Strings or other parts that chafe can cause irritation (and transport bacteria from one part to another, know what I mean?).

However, there can be a happy medium between this and your cotton bloomers. Good underwear can be pretty, too. Just check out the Hanky Panky line of colorful, lace thongs and panties or the Lisa Masterson. The key is that the fabric moves with you and all styles have cotton crotches, with no strings attached!

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Fashion Shoes. What should we expect from the next season?

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shoes tendenciesExamining footwear models of a new season, one can get cultural shock. But there are strong reasons for compromises and even gentle affection towards bulky boots, to jackboots and to dizzy high heels.

Designers, especially Mark Jacobs and Prada tried to create art-objects of footwear, which you can wear in in theory, but it's better simply to admire them. Those shoes are proving female's royalty and the right to be capricious. Such girls just stamp their little feet, sponges blows, order and stay in an eternal reflection. And fashionable footwear is their best ally.

FashionTime has revealed 9 attributes of fashionable footwear:

1. All kinds of footwear have a tankette or a platform.
2. Extremely high heels (10-12 cm).
3. The narrow noses.
4. Shoes let you "to show" the world your fashionable leggings or knitted stockings, besides they are very functional and will look perfectly even with a dress.
5. With gaiters or leggings you can wear new-pumps, the most fashionable of them are with leopard print and "French finger ".
6. Orthopedic footwear. The rule is: the more original design, the more fashionable. The best illustrators are Marc Jacobs (with a gold tankette), Louis Vuitton (with boots on a wavy platform), Jil Sander (classic men's boots on a platform), Prada, Balenciaga.
7. The colors are grey, black, red, metallic. A structure: a varnish, textiles, exotic animals' leather. Print: leopard, cell.
8. High jackboots, we should wear with short dresses.
9. Extremely sexual shoes, similar to striptease footwear, we should combine them with easy Look dress.

Shoes with the srtasses, the oblique heels, tankettes without a platform is footwear that you should avoide the next season. If you like decorations, use lists, fur pompons and metal buckles and rivets.

The designers confidently tell us, that the fashion is not going to back in habitual channel. So you should better buy platforms, tankettes and very high heels for the future. In fact besides the basic duties they are called to counterbalance volumetric clothes (skirts, sleeves, A-silhouettes). Everything is interconnected.

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