Oh the delight of new-found discoveries! I love these gorgeous, gold-dipped headpieces designed by Sydney milliner Suzy O’Rourke. The folks from Bless’ed Are The Meek used them for their show at this season’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Suzy makes some of the most fabulous headpieces around; you have to visit her website to see more of her work.
Hey ladies — I’m thrilled to be back in Sydney! It’s been four years since my last visit. I’m back in town for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia as a guest of Destination NSW. The New South Wales Government launched an exciting initiative yesterday afternoon where they picked Australian fashion designers Camilla Franks, Camilla Freeman-Topper, Dion Lee, Rachel Gilbert and shoe designer Terry Biviano, to act as Fashion Ambassadors to show guests, like myself and my friends, Rumi Neely, Candice Lake amongst others, their version of Sydney — where they work, shop, eat, drink and play. I was paired with the lovely Camilla Franks; her work is known for her stunning use of colour and prints.
I look forward to seeing you all over the next few days. I can’t wait to make new memories in Sydney!
Get your 3D glasses ready. Hugo Boss will present their fall/winter 2012 BOSS Black collection in magnificent Beijing and will livestream the show, in 3D, online on May 18, 2012 at 2:45PM Berlin/Europe Time and 8:45PM Beijing/Manila Time. The livestream is going to be presented by Patrice Bouedibela and Wang Yi-zhi.
If you live in the USA, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and France, don’t forget to join the Facebook competition where you and a friend could fly to Beijing for the fashion show.
During the days before and after the live steam, Hugo Boss will continuously update their website with behind the scene images, videos, etc. Click HERE for more information or to learn more.
Replay Jeans debuted their ‘Laserblast‘ collection during Salone del Mobile in Milan last week. Laserblasting is an eco-friendly and safe method of creating distressed denim; a great alternative to the old, not to mention dangerous, way of sandblasting jeans. I went to the launch at Replay’s flagship store at Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
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Prada recently commissioned Armenian illustrator Vahram Muratyan to create these animated GIFs (the project is called ‘Prada Parallel Universes’) featuring accessories from the blockbuster spring/summer 2012 collection. It’s interesting how Vahram saw such pieces — the handle of the Pyramide bag was used as a steering wheel, the men’s golf shoes (dubbed ‘Rocket shoes’) were used as skyscraper toppers, or, a chic earring, with the case of the rhinestone-studded version. Even the bi-color, saffiano envelope clutch was used as a diving pool.
Click HERE to view the entire Prada Parallel Universes project.
Patrick Demarchelier shot Charlize Theron (in Versace) for the cover of British Vogue’s May 2012 issue. What a beautiful, glamorous cover. I love the all-white backdrop, including, yes, the couch. At least there’s something. I was starting to wonder when they’ll stop using their tiresome studio backdrops…
Check out this trailer from denim brand Replay. They’re launching a new, eco-friendly technique to create the distressed effect on jeans called ‘Laserblast’. Barring the cheeky, hollywood film-like voiceover, I must say I’m impressed by the video production. They sure made the models work. ;-)
Click HERE to learn more.
Are you Florence-bound this spring? From now until June 1, 2012, the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum has a new exhibition called “Secret Archives”. The museum (Piazza Santa Trinita 5/2, Florence) is open every day from 10AM to 6PM except on Tuesday. For more information, visit http://www.museoferragamo.com.
Sneaker wedges are nothing new. A few seasons ago, before the whole Isabel Marant madness exploded, I got a pair from See by Chloe in navy. I’ve been lusting over these Marc by Marc Jacobs sneaker wedges ever since I saw them on the runway last September. I love the three inch hidden heel inside (perfect for vertically-challenged people like myself) and of course, the changeable shoelaces. So cute! At $320, the price point is much friendlier than the distant Isabel Marant cousin. The sneaker comes in two multi-color versions, one with a white base and another in navy blue.
Click HERE to buy them from Shopbop.