Friday, January 28, 2011

Dressed To Impress

I recently moved into a brand new apartment and catch myself finding all sorts of interesting home goods (in which I want them all!). Here's a unique take on dressing up for dinner . . .


Dinnerware by Marianne van Ooij - Brooklyn based Dutch designer who works in a variety of disciplines: including textiles, furniture design and ceramics. Ooij trained as an industrial designer at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Netherlands and at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.


http://www.mariannevanooij.com/ 






Thursday, January 27, 2011

Obsessed

Ricardo Tisci's Spring 2011 Couture show for Givenchy was again flawless. His inspiration stemmed from Japan - robot toys and the dancer Kazuo Ohno. 


"The detail was as crazily consuming as last season's. One outfit required 2,000 hours of cutting and 4,000 hours of sewing. A single pair of trousers had 90 meters of plisse." - Tim Blanks


These images speak for themselves . . .











Photos from Style.com


Sophie Theallet Collab with Nine West

On Tuesday, Nine West announced that for its spring collaboration, they worked with Brooklyn based and CFDA winner Sophie Theallet! The accessories are slated to hit stores on May 1. Look for raffia, stripes (Theallet designed herself) and adorable charms - nothing will be more than $109! 
  
Can we all say "très chic"! 
  
Also, Ungaro designer Giles Deacon is working with Nine West as well for a capsule collection due out this fall. 






Hello Kitty

She's iconic, everyone LOVES her and she is known all around the world. . . of course I'm talking about Hello Kitty! 


Sephora/makeup + Hello Kitty = Bliss


Shop here!



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Light As A Feather

Just as soon as pre-Fall wraps up, Couture begins! 

Separate pieces in a woman's wardrobe keep her looking easily chic, but Karl Lagerfeld's separate, couture, beaded and stunning separates deserve a whole new category.

Although most of the garments were beaded and embellished, they still kept a light and airy feeling! 

Also, take a look at the ballerina flats each model was wearing - is this a sign that skyscraper heels are no more? "I was sick of all those Eiffel Towers, sick of all those violent colors," said Lagerfeld.  



Photos from Style.com