December 7, 2011
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"I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess - an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme." - Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen introduces a short backstage film, created by young filmmaker Sean Frank, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of Sarah Burton and the Alexander McQueen team preparing for the Spring/Summer 2012 runway show, which took place during Paris Fashion Week 4th October, 2011.
View the entire Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2012 collection here.
Just discovered this fab designer in Singapore thanks to a new blog I started following called 'Bonjour Singapore' and I just had to blog about it too!
Noël Caleb is the meaning of Christmas and Devotion combined. It is an independent label from Singapore that just started in February 2011.
What I love about these designs is the use of playful use of color and the funky wearable styles. My favorite has to be be the Alexandrova twist draped skirt. They're available to buy online here until one of our favorite local stores start to stock them.
September 2, 2011
This stunning film was directed by Jake Lunt with The Viral Factory to announce the opening of the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. The film starts in 1911 and the couple dances all the way to 2011. It takes you through a journey of fashion, dance and music over the past 100 years in 100 minutes. I think I've watched this 10 times already. Enjoy!
August 23, 2011
And I must say she has done just that. Not only does she create custom pieces but she also has a whole range of ready-to-wear jewellery using only the purest precious metals and stones.
July 28, 2011
Fashion Documentaries or as some like to call them 'Fashion-mentaries'. And as much as I hate anything to do with portmanteaus I can't help but love these.
There are two that are on my radar at the moment one is called 'The Tents' which is a documentary about the history & evolution of New York Fashion Week. There are loads of interviews from well known designers like Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi and Zac Posen among others.
"The term 'The Tents' now resonates as a metaphor for the fashion show venue itself as well as the overall fashion week experience." says The Tents Director James Belzer.
Oh here's a lil NYFW trivia for you that I found out while re-searching for this article, apparently the first NYFQ was called Press Week and it was designed to shift the attention from French to American fashion during World War II. And it worked, a lot of Vogue magazines at the time would feature French designers however NYFW made them focus more on the American fashion industry.
Anyway check out the the trailer for 'The Tents' - what do you think? It will be screened in September during the New York Fashion Week.
Another "fashion-mentary" that I am looking forward to watching this year is 'God Save My Shoes' a documentary about the relationship between women & their shoes. I'm sure you all will agree that most women (myself included) love shoes. There's just something about them that makes everything better.
I think what attracted me to God Save My Shoes is firstly because its about shoes and secondly there are interviews from Christian Louboutin & Manolo Blahnik two designers that I adore.
This documentary will premier in Paris during fashion week but until then check out the trailer:
June 15, 2011
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April 5, 2011
I just found these fab animal inspired faux fur accessories called SpiritHoods. These unique handcrafted hoods are made in L.A and what’s great is that no animals were harmed – it is 100% faux fur and from what I hear it feels and looks real. These quirky hoods have been spotted on quite a few celebs like Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, Fergi & Pink to name a few.
SpiritHoods also believe in the conservation and protection of animals, and they’re helping out by donating a portion of their online proceeds from their ‘Product Blue’ line that help rehabilitate and protect that particular animal.
The Polar Bear SpiritHood is for people who tend to look out for those around them. The Caretaker. They are focused and goal driven, knowing what they need and doing whatever it takes to get it.
The Leopard SpiritHood is for people who are able to blend in to many different circumstances with ease. People with the Leopard spirit find comfort in many different social situations yet also appreciate being alone. Often territorial and protective the Leopard naturally commands respect, without needing to demand it.
It's an accessory that expresses your wild nature. I think I’m going to get myself a ‘Snow Leopard’ or ‘Black Cat’.