Check out these looks from Primark's autumn/winter collection! Most garments will be in stores in September. They're expecting a cold winter, if you look at all those garments with fake fur. I love the look with the blouse, shorts and lace booties. The black dress with gold embellished shoulders looks great too. Cheap never looked this good!
Watch what happens when Creative Director of Elle Magazine (USA) Joe Zee takes Chanel’s abominable snowman costume (with fake fur!) for a spin through New York City on a particularly hot summer day.
Hysterical! I love Joe Zee, I laughed my ass off watching this!
Man: "Isn't that hot in there?" Joe: "No, it's Chanel." Man: "It's Chanel, what..?" Joe: "It's designer, from the runways of Paris." Man: "That shit is hot, son! You're bakin' in there!" Joe: "It's hot in a good waaay!"
Socialite and 'The City' star Olivia Palermo is on the cover of August issue ASOS magazine. While the cover photo isn't looking very appealing to me, the photos and the outfits inside are gorgeous! More pics after the jump!
The Belgian brand Filles a Papa is hosting a fashion party at the Kitsch club in Knokke (Belgium) on Friday 6th of August.
On that day, fashionistas from all over gather in the shoppingstreets of Knokke for the Nacht van het Zoute. Shops stay open until late at night and customers are spoiled with champagne and appetizers. When you're done shopping you can go to Kitsch Club and party all night long!
Entrance: free, but limited space (200 ppl max!)
You can find Filles a Papa at:
MUST HAVE 12, Duindistelstraat Knokke
MASON'S 11a, Kustlaan Knokke
For more info on Filles a Papa and where to buy, visit: Fillesapapa.com
Also check out this Spotlight video about Filles a Papa. Note: the video is in Dutch/French
A decade ago Natalie Massenet started to sell luxury brands on the internet. Nowadays, Net-a-Porter is a big company with over 600 employees and has offices in London and New York. Last year they also launched an online outlet called The Outnet and soon Mr Porter, a luxury webshop for men, will go live. 'The Business of Fashion' got a tour in their new office. Take a quick peek at one of the biggest luxury online retailers of the moment!
Amsterdam Fashion Week has just ended and another fashion week is just around the corner. This year London Fashion Week will be held from 17 - 22 September. Sass & Bide, House of Holland, Twenty8Twelve, Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson, Acne, Peter Pilotto, Mark Fast, Paul Smith, Burberry Prorsum and Designers Remix are some of the many names to show their creations for spring/summer 2011.
You can view the schedule for the LFW catwalkshows here.
Besides the catwalkshows there will also be a ceremony to honor British designer Alexander Mcqueen. The ceremony will be held for family, friends and colleagues on September 20th in the St. Pauls Cathedral.
Last Sunday, Project Catwalk 2010 winner Roos van der Kamp showed her third Roparosa collection 'Come out and play'. Being able to show her collection at AIFW was one of the prizes of the competition. Roos searched for inspiration in forms and materials that are used in functional sportswear and she aims for comfortable power dressing: playful, independent and feminine. The SS11 collection is a sequel of earlier collections 'Catch as Catch Can part I and II.
Unlike other designers, Conny Groenewegen showed her 'Request for landing' collection outside of the Westergasfactory. The guests were asked to put on headphones, kind of like a silent disco. The models were standing in front of them, wrapped up in plastic. As the music started, they slowly started to move and free themselves from their cocoons. You've probably guessed it already; this collection was based on the process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. We saw knitted jackets, raw knitted details, metallic bodysuits, butterfly sleeves and earthtones mixed with pastels.
Daryl van Wouw really surprised a lot of people on Saturday when he showed his new collection at AIFW. He's known for his streetwear, but this time he chose a completely different style from what we're used to. For this collection, he got his inspiration from the videoclip of the song 'Paradise Circus' from Massive Attack, and Shanghai, where he currently lives. He named it 'Lovely weird world'.
Last week Swedish label Dagmar showed for the first time during Amsterdam Fashion Week. Dagmar’ clothes usually are inspired by the Art Deco period of the twenties/thirties. Moving images, architecture, art, music and dance often are an inspiration for the collections too. For this collection, named 'Goddess of the favela', the sisters got their inspiration from rawness of the Brazilian slums in Rio de Janeiro contrasted with the beauty of nature.
On Friday, couturier Monique Collignon showed her new line MC by Monique Collignon. The new line is classic with a twist, overall very elegant and feminine designs. Some dresses with ruches, but also feminine power looks. Apart from black, beige and white, there were also touches of blue and some animal prints.
Seven young & talented designers showed their skills during the Frans Molenaar award show on Friday. They all presented five of their looks on the runway. The contestants were Hyun Yeu, Piotrek Panszczyk, Tischya Oedit, Fred Farrow, Ratna Ho, Marie Burlot and Denise Esser. A jury of three fashion professionals chose Fred Farrow as the winner of the Frans Molenaar award. They thought his collection was very new, beautifully made and had lots of nice details.
Last Friday, The Red Rail showed a collection of clothes which you can buy by giving your blood for the next half year. After that the clothes will be presented in the Young Designers United store in Amsterdam. With this project, the Red Rail wants to create awareness about Leukemia patients that can be helped by donating blood. 18 Designers created an unique outfit with the support of Dutch designer Claes Iversen and Angelika Groenendijk Wasylewski from Young Designers United. Together they created 20 different looks for men and women.
For Lichting 2010, 7 Dutch acadamies sent their 2 best designers to present their graduation collections during AIFW. An international jury had to pick who had the best collection. This year, it was Marije de Haan who convinced the audience with her meanswear collection called 'Flatliners'. The collection was inspired by crimescene photography at the beginning of the 19th century.
Designer Marloes Blaas presented her first summercollection at AIFW last week. Like Franciscus van der Meer, she also used WWII as an inpiration, but she mainly focused on the peasant life of that period and the atmosphere surrounding the liberation of the war.
This year, the INDIVIDUALS show of the Amsterdam International Fashion Institute (AMFI) was named 'Some dream of running away to the circus'. Individuals is an ever changing collective of young creative designers. By combining talent every time an inspiring story is told. Every generation adds it’s own unique chapter to the continuing story of Individuals.
Have you ever gone through a lot of trouble finding the perfect dress to go to a party and then find out someone else is wearing exact the same one? Oh, the horror! That's exactly what happened with a Miu Miu dress from the fall '10 collection. It happens to be on the August covers of not two, but three (!) major glossy magazines at the same time!
On Thursday, newly graduate Oda Pausma presented her 'Hobohemian Heaven' collection. It was based on the fusion of two worlds: poetical and rebellion. Where the poet cared for constructed folds, the rebel added a twist like pants and skirts where the hip has been pushed forward. The clothing was inspired on the 'Chelsea Hotel' in New York in the seventies. The only colors that were used are white, black and some yellow accents.
Visit the website here.
Franciscus van der Meer got so fascinated by the holocaust when he read 'The Diary of Anne Frank', that he decided to create a collection around it. He used the concept of oppression vs freedom: a lot of black, coats cut in half, held together by suede belts and a stripe that fades away, reminiscent of that camp-uniform…
"I tried to put a new, or different, light on a terrible part of our history. This medium has the power to communicate within a human scale, in an individual way, in a way that hopefully creates more understanding between people and their communities," explained van der Meer.
Designers Marie Burlot and Jimmy Paul seemed to have a lot of fun making this collection and it looks like they didn't take themselves too seriously if you listen at the false version of Britneys 'Gimme more' soundtrack that was playing.
The collection was inspired by JonBenet Ramsay and told the story about going to school for the first time. It felt more like a trip to Barbieland to me though. They used a lot of pink, glitters, fake fur, feathers and crowns. Not very wearable if you ask me, but definitely fun to look at.
Designer Indra Welman wanted to honor the little black dress (LBD) and decided to create an whole collection around the iconic piece, called 'Une petite robe NOIRE'. Yet not all the models were black from head to toe. A green top and two beige dresses with black accents came by too. Welman used embellishments like paillettes, fringes and ruches to create different versions of the LBD.
The second show on the openingsoiree of AIFW was Iris van Herpen. She showed a small preview of her s/s 2011 collection, which will be fully shown at London Fashion Week in September. Her 'Crystallization' collection is based on the transformation of water into crystal where the designer has taken the process from liquid chaos to a hard structure as a starting point.
Kate did good with her bag collection for Longchamp last season. Now she's back with another one for this fall. It's the second collaboration between Moss and Longchamp's Artistic Director Sophie Delafontaine. The collection is inspired by the 70's and uses a mixture of leathers including zebra lining and imitation crocodile.
The Body Shop has a yummy looking new make-up collection called 'Baked to Last'. The collection has duo eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers which are baked in the oven on terracotta plates instead of being pressed. This process provides more intense colours on the skin and leave a nice shimmery finish. You can find the products in The Body Shop near you.
Labels: beauty collections
Lilo has done it again. This time it's a 90-day prison sentence for violating the terms of her probation (which was going to alcohol education classes weekly) *Oops!* But why all the fuss about the 'f*ck you' written on Lindsay Lohan's middle fingernail? Spite from the f-word, I think her rainbow tie-dye nails look amazing! Want it!
Lilo kreeg het weer eens voor mekaar. Deze keer moet ze 90 dagen de cel in omdat ze niet naar haar verplichte wekelijkse alcohol cursus ging. *Oeps!* Maar waarom gaat al die aandacht naar de 'f*ck you' op de nagel van haar middelvinger en niet naar de kunstwerkjes zelf? Behalve het f-woord, vind ik haar regenboog tie-dye nagels helemaal geweldig! Hebben!
Seems like Karl Lagerfeld can't get enough of shooting short films. After his short film debut 'Remember Now', he now released 'Shopping Fever', to honor the new autumn/winter 2010 pre-collection. The film shows Abbey Lee Kershaw and Dree Hemingway getting back to their hotel from a huge Chanel shopping spree. Male model Baptiste Giabiconi also stars as a bellboy.
Het ziet ernaar uit dat Karl Lagerfeld geen genoeg kan krijgen van kortfilms maken. Na zijn kortfilm debuut 'Remember Now', lanceert hij nu 'Shopping Fever', ter ere van de nieuwe herfst/winter 2010 pre-collectie. De film toont Abbey Lee Kershaw en Dree Hemingway die terugkomen naar hun hotel, nadat ze zich tegoed hebben gedaan in een Chanel boetiek. Mannelijk model Baptiste Giabiconi is er ook te zien als bellboy.
Oh, how I love the Christian Dior flower dress Jessica Alba wore to the Christian Dior Couture Fall 2010 fashion show. The bustier floral dress combined with a golden-colored belt that compliments her waist and a pair of white pumps made the Hollywood beauty look absolutely stunning!
The Cophenhagen Fashion Council wants models for their Worlds Greatest Catwalk event during Copenhagen Fashion Week August 11th-15th!
12 girls from all over Europe will now get a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the 250 professional models at Worlds Greatest Catwalk. Topmodel Helena Christensen will be the protector.
The Worlds Greatest Catwalk is with its 1609 meters of red carpet the longest runway ever. The world has never had more than 100.000 spectators to one fashion-show before. The show will also be broadcasted all over the world and live on the Internet.
Haven't found the right designer handbag on sale yet? Be sure to check out Delvaux' stock sale in Brussels on July 16th. Handbags, wallets and other leather goods will be offered at -50% 'til -70%! First come, first served!
Stock Sale Delvaux, Friday July 16th, 9 am - 9 pm, 'Arsenaal' Louis Smidtlaan 7, 1040 Brussels. Parking: Waversesteenweg 1015
De juiste designertas nog niet gevonden in de solden? Ga dan zeker eens langs bij de Delvaux stockverkoop in Brussel op vrijdag 16 juli. Handtassen, portefeuilles en andere lederwaren worden er aangeboden aan -50% tot -70%! Men verwacht opnieuw een grote opkomst, wees er dus snel bij!
Stockverkoop Delvaux, vrijdag 16 juli, 9u - 21u, 'Arsenaal' Louis Smidtlaan 7, 1040 Brussel. Parking: Waversesteenweg 1015
It was only a matter of time before Burberry would launch it's own cosmetics collection, but this week it finally happened! Burberry Beauty was born. It took them 2 years, but the result is a great collection that delivers a light, natural look. The collection consists of foundation, powder, bronzer, lipstick and eye shadow and has Burberry written all over it thanks to it's signature on the metal packaging and embossed in the product itself.
The line is not yet available in the Benelux, but you can buy it through Nordstrom.
Het was een kwestie van tijd vooraleer Burberry zijn eigen cosmeticalijn zou lanceren, maar deze week was het eindelijk zover! Burberry Beauty is geboren. Het kostte hen 2 jaar, maar het resultaat is een geweldige collectie die voor een lichte, naturelle look zorgt. De collectie bestaat o.a. uit foundation, poeder, bronzer, lipstick en oogschaduw en is heel herkenbaar door het ruitjespatroon die op de verpakking en in het product zelf gegraveerd is.
De lijn is nog niet in de Benelux te koop, maar je kunt hem wel aanschaffen via Nordstrom.
Labels: beauty news
A new part in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, just hit the theaters and again, all around the world people are going crazy! I haven't seen the movie yet. Have you? What do you think of it? (No spoilers pls!)
Anyway, the new July issue of ASOS magazine is featuring Twilight star Ashley Greene (playing Alice Cullen, Edward's sister) in a lovely photoshoot.
>>More pics after the jump. You can view the full magazine here.
Labels: style inspiration
Anna dello Russo is an Italian powerwoman who works for the Japanese Vogue as a fashion director and is one of the most photographed people during Fashion Week. She wears designeroutfits exactly as shown on the catwalk, wears them only once and stores them in an appartment in Milan, where she hardly even stays. If only I had a designercloset like that.. what a waste.. *sigh*
Anna dello Russo is een Italiaanse powervrouw die voor de Japanse Vogue werkt als mode redacteur en is één van de meest gefotografeerde mensen tijdens Fashion Week. Ze draagt designeroutfits precies zoals ze vertoond worden op de catwalk, draagt ze vervolgens maar 1 keer en bergt ze dan op in haar appartement in Milaan, waar ze zelf zelden verblijft. Had ik maar zo'n designerkast.. wat een zonde.. *zucht*