Donatella Versace chose her favorite looks to be shipped over to New York for the 2010 Cruise presentation and in the process, she returned to the house's chronically satisfying basics. The brand's strengths were omnipresent during the collection: timeless jackets, vibrant color blocks, statement metals, and luxuriously soft leather. Polynesian floral prints dominated the successful dresses and the overall Versace message was clear. The designer understands what the costumer intends to invest in with this long-shelf collection, and she put out all the delights on the very appealing, signature platter. (FWD)
It appears that Versace as well as other designers are focusing on a fresh and "youthful" look for their resort collection.
Featured is the beautiful "vintage look" jewelry from longtime fashion designer Arnold Scaasi. He created gowns for former First Ladies Hillary Clinton, Jacqueline Kennedy, Laura Bush, in addition to notable personalities such as Joan Crawford, Ivana Trump, Lauren Bacall, Diahann Carroll, Elizabeth Taylor and Mary Tyler Moore, just to name a few. It's obvious that his aesthetic has always been "high glamour" which is reflected in the beautiful pieces that he has created for HSN (Home Shopping Network). Such eye catching pieces should surely make the wearer feel special.
GiBB is a brand new accessories brand with a brilliant future ahead. Created by fashion designer/artist Karlla Girotto and stylist Fawsia Borralho, the brand is grabbing the media's attention for its intelligent mix of materials and hipster twist, a combination that's timeless and appealingly eccentric.
Famous for conceptual one-of-a-kind pieces, Girotto's creative personality matches perfectly with Borralho's background as a stylist and museologist. This is most clear seen in the collection's great gathering of unusual and culturally rich materials, such as bull horns and riding crops used as straps, or interesting details and decorative motifs, such as an embroidered African fan, Brazilian gems and vintage silver plates. The objects are applied to leather, vintage and modern textiles and only ten pieces of each model are produced to guarantee the brand's exclusivity concept. This limited quality also assures the creation of pieces that are embedded in culture and history rather than in trends. (jcreport.com).
I love their design concept as well as their bags.....I especially like the black fringe bag.
Louis Vuitton's 1001 Nuits (or 'Nights') is a striking collection of brass, pewter, and multi-colored crystals that come together to form a group of sparkling, logo-heavy jewelry pieces perfect for wearing this holiday season. Available in Amarante or Orange color schemes, the collection includes earrings, bracelet, brooch, ring, necklace, and even a hair barrette (an accessory that often gets forgotten these days) all of which tie together nicely but can also stand alone. Key design features include inset multifaceted strass crystals and a logo-engraved nail located at the center of each flower. $355-$890. (Luxist) I'm usually not much on the "daintier" pieces, but these I like.
1. Shoes from the Jimmy Choo collection for H&M 2. H&M's Ceative Advisor, Margareta van den Bosch with Tamara Mellon.
The Swedish chain, H&M, is continuing its incredible run of ‘designer fashion marriages’ by signing a deal with the red carpet, shoe and handbag brand, Jimmy Choo.
This latest venture comes hot on the heels of H&M’s cheap-chic, sell-out collections by Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, and Britain’s ‘Boho King’, Matthew Williamson.
From November 14, high street shoppers will be able to get their hands on bargain-priced version of the spike heels and ankle boots worn by Hollywood stars such as Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry and Hilary Swank, for between €40 and €200. The Jimmy Choo bags for H&M will be in the same price bracket.
The accessories range will be complemented by a one-off capsule collection of Jimmy Choo womenswear, as well as a men’s range of shoes, bags and accessories.
“We are privileged to be among the fashion greats who have been affiliated with H&M so far, and to be designing a collection appealing to fashion-savvy, street-smart women, and to be including some great pieces for men, too“ said Tamara Mellon, the founder and president of Jimmy Choo, who launched the deluxe celebrity brand in 1996.
“We adore Jimmy Choo’s shoes and bags,” said Margareta van den Bosch, the creative advisor for H&M and the ‘brains’ behind the chain’s impressive roll-call of designer tie-ups, which includes Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf, Karl Lagerfeld and Roberto Cavalli, in addition to Comme and Williamson.
Ms van den Bosch said the Jimmy Choo bags were: “glamorous and sexy, and they add instant style to the simplest of outfits. I like the way we have worked with clothes to accessorise the shoes and bags rather than the other way around. This collaboration is particularly exciting because it’s our first shoe designer collection.”
The Jimmy Choo collection will be launched in 200 H&M stores worldwide on November 14th and will be available in the UK at the Oxford Circus, London W1 flagship and branches in major cities. (Telegraph U.K.) Love the shoes....can't wait to see the rest of the collection.
MORE EVA: Calvin Klein Jeans was singled out by the media on Tuesday for its provocative billboard at the corner of Houston and Lafayette streets in Manhattan, which show a seminude threesome. It’s the kind of media attention the brand thrives on, but soon it will be out with the old ads and in with the new — and for fall, the campaign includes actress Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan. Steven Klein shot the duo in, true to form, racy new black-and-white images for Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear. In addition to billboards, there will be Jeans ad inserts in the August issues of Lucky, Elle and GQ, and the September issue of Vanity Fair, as well as cover gatefolds in W, Nylon, Details and Interview. For women and men’s underwear, four-page ad units will run in In Style and GQ. Mendes has developed close ties to the company, adding the new Underwear and Jeans campaigns to her work in Calvin Klein Secret Obsession and the current Underwear campaign. Dornan has worked with the brand for years, previously alongside Natalia Vodianova in fall 2004 and Kate Moss in fall 2006. He’s also in the new Calvin Klein white label ads, with model Edita.
Meanwhile, more campaigns are set to roll out soon, including Calvin Klein Collection with model Jac, shot by David Sims on Long Island, New York. It’s the model’s first appearance in a Calvin Klein ad campaign and she also appeared exclusively in the last runway show. Fabien Baron, who is returning to Interview as the sole editorial director, was the creative director behind Collection, Jeans, Underwear and ck Calvin Klein, which has Jourdan Dunn in ads, shot by Craig McDean in New York. For fall, Calvin Klein will run a total of 1,080 ad pages, globally. — (WWD)
Vera Wang has easily segued from beautiful wedding dresses to a designer collection that encompasses her respledent jewelry. Beautiful eye catching pieces that beg to be worn. It's always exciting to see her new "jeweled creations"
After dancing the night away in heels, female club-goers in Britain can still enjoy a comfortable trek home thanks to new vending machines that sell flats for just 5 pounds (about 8 bucks) a pair. "After getting tired of giving my girlfriend a piggyback home every Saturday night, I had a 'eureka' moment," says Rollasole founder Matt Horan of his clever invention. They aren't available in the US just yet, but shoe designer Eileen Shields—who counts Angelina Jolie as a fan—sells party slippers that are flexible enough to fold up and stash in your bag until you've hit your stiletto pain threshold. From June 12 to July 12, InStyle.com readers will get a free pair of fold-away party slippers with the purchase of full-priced heels. Just enter the code "InStyle Party Slipper" in the special instructions box when you place your order at Eileenshields.com. Trust us, your feet will thank you. (ELLE) Cool idea!
This eighty-six year old lady is the epitome of style. She wears big, bold jewelry and beautiful ornate clothing. So popular is she, that a book was written about her titled: THE IRREVERENT IRIS APFEL: RARE BIRD OF FASHION. The book contains clothing and jewelry that is absolutely breathtaking. I like the fact that she has and revels in her "individual style". She does not follow the "fashion path"....she has created her own.
Gracious Beauty Audrey Hepburn
I think that she will always be remembered most for her role in Breakfast At Tiffany's, but from what I have read about her, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Here is a quote that was spoken by her that I think sums up the type of person that she was...."never let yourself grow up believing that anybody if different from anybody else.....love each other and do what you can for your neighbor".
Billie Holiday gave new meaning to singing a song.