On a recent trip to London, I laid eyes on the most beautiful coat -Balmain chained calf hair coat - simply out of this world.
Friday, 10 December 2010
Once ruling the nightlife of NYC long before Paris Hilton. Known for her striking, unforgettable beauty that one could see in her.
Here for a good time, not a long time. Edie Sedgwick left her mark. (Quotation taken from Sam Griffin.)
Hussein Chalayan, 'Son' of Sonzai Suru, 2010
Dai Rees, 'Carapace: Triptych, The Butcher’s Window', 2003.
Yinka Shonibare, 'Little Rich Girls', 2010
The exhibiton is divided into four sections, Storytelling, Building, Belonging of confronting and Performance. The contemporary art pieces are very much out there and I must say my favourite is 'Little Rich Girls' by Yinka Shonibare.Yinka Shonibare and Hussein Chalayan, new work was commissioned especially for Aware by London College of Fashion and the Royal Academy of Arts. Yinka Shonibare has created 18 designs of childrens dresses with inspiration from the 19th century. She worked with bespoke tailor Chris Stevens to create a wall of memorial.
Friday, 26 November 2010
Yael Aflalo was born in LA in 1977. After attending the University of California, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Aflalo began designing clothing. She would use unique pieces of reworked vintage Levis for her frist 'collection'. Fashion buyer Jon Eshaya noticed Aflaola and encourag3ed her to create an entire collection. The reformation with Urban Outfitters involves two things, the first of the two is taking vintage clothes, cleaning them taking them apart and then reforming then into a new garment, the second is creating new garments out of vintage fabric. If Yael has one crazy idea she is urged to try it. The companies current collection has a very dark colour pallete, although the colour pallete may not appeal to everyone the colours chosen really compliment the style and silhouettes of the garments. Lots of florals and biker style pieces appear in this collection, the range also includes lace and silk dresses starting at $58.00. Since the Reformation collection made an appearance at Urban Outfitters sales grew by 10.6% to $266 million at Urban Outfitters.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Gok Wan and Pixie Lott take to the stage to talk to presenter Rick Edwards about some of 2010's biggest fashion diasters. Known for making a statement in what she wears, an impersonation on Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress' came on stage and was described by Gok as the most hideous thing he'd seen.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
People turned out in their hundreds to watch merseysiders strut their stuff in a High street versus High end catwalk face off. Gok took on Boutique owner Brix Smith-Start who dressed his models in high end labels.
Fashion guru Gok also delievered his verdict on his love for scousers and the engergy they put into the clothes they wear.After the show Gok tweeted, "Wow!!! What a show liverpool! Thanks for being my home for the week! I've had an amazing time meeting all you wonderful scousers! Kisses! X". All I can say is 'Wow' Gok is one true fashionista.