Saturday, May 5, 2012

Charlotte Olympia: Sirens Collection

Charlotte Olympia Dellal graduated from London's Cordwainers in 2004 and spent time at Ungaro and Giambattista Valli before launching her London based shoe brand Charlotte Olympia in 2007. 

Olympia's design philosophy is focused in femininity and is inspired by the allure of glamour of old. Her designs have a classic shape and meticulous attention to detail. Each shoe is handcrafted in Italy using the finest materials and is finishes with the brands signature gold spider web on the sole.  

In addition to the Charlotte Olympia flagship store in London;s Mayfair, the collections are sold at some of the world's mod prestigious retailers, including Bergdorf Goodman, Dover Street Market, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Iseten, Neiman Marcus, Net-A-Porter, Podium and Selfridges. 

This Spring/Summer'12 Charlotte Olympia's Collection: Sirens is inspired in palm trees, pink flamingos, mermaids and sea shells. The collection encapsulates the 40's and 50's holiday trend.

Check out the collection + their video presentation:

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Keith Haring

Today's google doodle was inspired by artist Keith Haring, and what would have been the artist's 54th birthday.  I am  huge fan of his work!

Keith Haring was born in Pennsylvania in 1958. He developed a love for drawing at a very early stage learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him like Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. 

He enrolled in the Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburg, a commercial arts school. He soon realizes that he had little interest in becoming a commercial graphic artist and, after two semesters, dropped out. Hearing continued to study and to work on his own and in 1978 had solo exhibition of this work in Pittsburgh Arts and Crafts Center. 

Keith had a fruitful career, during the 80's. Haring's work was featured in over 100 solo and group exhibitions. In 1986 alone, he was the subject of more than 40 newspaper and magazine articles. He was considered a great artist that was not afraid to express his thoughts to the world. 

Haring died of AIDS in 1990 at the age of 31. Today his work can be seen in exhibitions and collection of major art museums around the world. 

Here are some of my favorite paintings:

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AU: Bec&Bridge

Becky Copper and Bridget Yorston met at design school,  they knew their friendship was destined to greeter things. A shared vision to managed their friendship with a business partnership led to a formidable force on the Australian fashion scene. Bec & Birdge strikes a fine balance between aspirational and achievable fashion, a niche it's creators have worked hard to perfect since the labels inception in 2003. 

All of the collections have  strong design, with their signature style, contoured lines and sleek silhouettes, the look is the epitome of young modern and chic. 

Bec & Bridge has many celebrity followers and can be found on some of the countries most prestigious boutiques as well as leading department stores. 

After opening Australian Fashion Week in 2011 with their "Violet Haze" Spring/Summer collection the brand soared to new heights with an overwhelming response from internation buyers. 

Here are my favorite looks from their AW12 Collection:

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

FCUK: Catwalk Collection

UK brand French Connection just realeased their Catwalk Collection and it's now available for purchase at their online store. 

The collection features molten metallics, pretty pastels, luxe lace and power prints.

Here are my picks:

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Acne: Snowdon Blue

As a phtoographer, Snowdon has portrayed some of the most outstanding figures of our time, from celebrated actors, art world giants and top fashion designers to literary luminaries, political leaders, pop stars and royalty. This May sixty of his portraits will be presented in Snowdon Blue, the first book to be published by the Swedish fashion company Acne Studios. The book showcases his use of the color blue in his this collection of portraits taken through his career. 

The launch of the book will be accompanied by a touring exhibition presenting the sixty portraits in the Acne Studios stores in Paris, and Stockholm, starting in London on May 3. 

This incredible compilation of photographs got my attention when i noticed an obsession with the color blue and for blue shirts. The book: Snowdon Blue is a 96 page slipcase, cloth bound hardcover in a limited edition of 700 numbers copies. Famous Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Graham Greene, Sidney Nolan, Manolo Blahnik, Tony Blair and David Bowie, are all in the book and guess what? they are all wearing blue shirts! 

Snowdon even made a special collection for Acne of silk shirts for men in different blue tones. You can even buy Manolo Blahnik's blue PJ shirt from the picture below (Snowdon IV PJ). To see the full collection and to buy click on this link:

"You don't have a green shirt, white is too bright, black too funeral and I like blue"
- Snowdon

Manolo Blahnik
By: Snowdon

For more information go to: 

Anna Dello Russo for H&M

H&M just announced a special collaboration with fashion icon and legendary Fashion Director Anna Dello Russo. A famous blogger whose flamboyant outfits are endlessly documented by style photographers and broadcasted globally through the web. Anna Dello Russo proved her good sense of style by creating a special collection of accessories for H&M. They are glamorous, playful, and full of details. The collection is going to be available October 4, 2012, at the peak of fashion week. The collection features jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, bags, and a trolley. 

Anna Dello Russo is a really cool chic, obsessed with jewelry, "Accessories for me is the focus in my life" she says. the video shows some of her pieces up close, a chunky layered necklace and bracelet with charms and coins, in gold. I LOVE IT!! They are definitely a statement piece. Can't wait for the collection to come out.

Here is a sneak peak + an interview with Anna Dello Russo:

For more information got to:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Muubaa Designer Leather For Women

Muubaa has been discovered by the leaders in fashion retail and is now stocked in over twenty countries, including fashion capitals such as London, Paris, New York, Miland and Tokyo.

Muubaa's design philosophy is to create current and timeless pieces that every women can make their own, everyday. Each piece tells a story of contrast: a distressed finish on a tailored cut, feminine detailing on a tough shape, a twist on a classic silhouette. 

Fit cut and finish is their hallmark. They experiment with different ways to treat the material, and bring the unexpected details. They embrace the variable nature of leather so that each piece is unique and individual like the women who wears it. 

If you are looking to buy a good leather jacket this is the place to buy it, it has the most amazing cuts and finishes. The leather is really good quality, very soft!

Here are my favorite jackets:

Zeyna Soft Cowl Neck Suede Biker Jacket in Desert Peal

Turan Laser Cut Leather Cardigan in Black 
Merini Leather Biker Jacker In Peach
Cortez Raw Seam Leather Biker Jacket In Dark Clouds
Kendyll Distroted Leather Biker Jacket in Black

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Wrap your head in Nicole Miller

Indego Africa and Nicole Miller have created a new Indego Africa head wrap turban. Available in 5 different colors: Pink Green, Rust Maroon, Brown Nude, Hot Pink Turquoise and White Black. For $25(USD) each. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to Indego Africa

This is a fun way to brighten up your summer look + by purchasing one you will help women artisans in Africa!

Check them out:

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Tory Burch: 2012 Summer Lookbook

Tory Burch just released it's Summer Lookbook: Sunshine Daydream! Beautiful prints and lots of color! 

Summer Prints: Polka dots, stripes & florals
Bikinis, Tunics, Sunglasses, cover ups, dresses, skirts, shorts, and beach bags are all a must this summer. 

Inject a little color(or a lot) into your summer wardrobe with a bright, easy dress, or accessory
- Tory Burch

Here are my favorite looks from the lookbook:

To check out the rest of the lookbook or to buy online click on the link below:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ART: Milo Lockett

Milo Lockett is a plastic artist from Resistencia, Argentina. He started his career after working for various years in the textile industry. 

In 2002 he closed his textile fabric and abandoned completely his business activities to dedicate completely in his painting.

His public today covers from major collectors to young professionals all looking for their first work of art. 

Milo Lockett donates an estimate of 40 works to auction to hospital benefit, HIV prevention, Red Cross in Argentina, and the UNICEF project "A minute for my rights". He has even organized massive outdoor painting workshops in Festivals in Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. 

If you happen to be in Buenos Aires, Argentina you can go to: Hipodromo Argentino De Palermo to enjoy an exhibition from Milo Lockett. Starting April 27 ending July 2 2012. (Salon PB Tribuna Paddock)

Here are some pictures from the exhibition:

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UK: Alice Temperley for John Lewis

Alice Temperley is teaming up with John Lewis to design a more affordable collection, Somerset by Alice Temperly this Autumn/Winter 2012. 

The 60 piece collection will launch on September 4 in selected stores. Prices will start from £29.99 for a scarf and £99 for a day dress, and £1,000 for a sheepskin coat.

"I wanted it to be very much a collection of essentials and to design a collection that would provide a feline and functional wardrobe for women in their everyday life"
-Alice Temperly

"We have spent the last ten years building our lines and Somerset will compliment our existing collection, it is a very accessible product that will take our aesthetics to a wider audience"
- Alice Temperly

Temperley's creations normally retail from £495 for a silk blouse, and a dress anywhere from £995 to £4,900.

Here is a sneak peak:
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Parallel Universes: Vahram Muratyan x Prada

Creative graphic designer and artist Vahram Muratyan is collaborating with Prada this 2012 Spring/Summer Mens and Women's accessories, which is being rolled out on, the house asked the designer to create an animated fashion fairytale of his own to bring to life their latest collection. 

Prada's "Parallel Universes" was created as an experiment, looking of new communication media.

I loved this project, its super creative and fun! If you go online you will see the complete project, all the images have movement and they even have a camera icon that takes you to the real product. Vehram Muratyan is an amazing artist, very talented!

To see the complete digital project go to: