Fashion icon & muse Dapne Guniness joined forces with photography duo Markus Klinko & Indrani to pay homage to her dear friend, designer Alexander McQueen.
Elsevier magazine released a style guide series this month. It consists of 3 editions, Stijl-ABC sieraden & hologes(Style ABC jewelry & watches), Stijl-ABC voor de vrouw (Style-ABC for the woman) and Stijl-ABC voor de man(Style-ABC for the man). I’d missed out on the 1st two editions but was just in time for the jewellry guide. This is quite fitting as I’ve taken up an interest in the art of jewellery design. So I just had to get me one.
It offers a comprehensive alphabetical rundown of all things jewellery related, well not all things. The information is also accompanied by illustrations and photography. It discusses every thing from the shapes & cuts of precious stones and grading for precious metals. Even the Place Vendôme well-known for housing prestigious jewellers such as Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels is describes within its pages.
I would say this series is more for a newbie and anyone unfamiliar with certain terms or little known facts. But if you looking to brush up this is the series for you.
Get yours at your local Kiosk or order online at www.elsevier.nl/stijlgids
! Only for readers of the Dutch language or people who like books with pretty pictures.
So I’ve overcome the blight and pestilence otherwise known as the flu to bring you another shoe installment. This is one of my faves, because of the colorful yet simple design and the transparent heel.Description: title says it all Ingredients: patent leather, lucite and rubber Technic: you guessed it, good old fashion Photoshop
Here is a fun way to mix graphic prints. It’s classy, edgy with a touch of roughness.1. 3.1 Phillip Lim Organza Box Chain Necklace – $275 2. Proenza Schouler Striped Tee – $375 3. Adam Oversized wool-blend cardigan – $385 4. Ippolita 18-karat gold quartz drop earrings – Sold Out 5. Current/Elliott The Roller low-rise cropped jeans – $210 6. Diane von Furstenberg Philomena Clutch –
Jane Aldridge, the author of popular fashion blog, seaofshoes.com hosted an art contest. The task was to create an illustration inspired by a Spring 2011 designer look. This particular contest spoke to me because of the intertwining art and fashion elements. There were no prizes involved just the opportunity to have your work showcased on a high traffic site. It was nice to draw something by hand for a change (Illustrator is quite addictive). Lets just say I had fun and I might do more of these in the near future.
For my entry I went with Victor & Rolf’s Spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway look. I also incorporated some elements based on the acclaimed Piet Paris’s set design.
So in keeping with the holiday spirit I’ve gathered some looks together to help you along the way during this very taxing season.
The woes of the modern-day woman not only consists of finding the best and most thoughtful gifts for loved ones. Butchering, declawing, gutting and basting a bird. Decorating your home à la Martha Stewart and presenting the family as a wholesome bunch but you must also look good while doing it. Phewww! Whose idea was this anyway?
My first instalment is inspired by a casual-formal dinner party with a touch of pressure. If you’re the outgoing type who likes to keep it flashy but without overdoing it, then this one’s for you. As Christmas dinners go you want to keep it classy but still be you. You want to look presentable but frumpy is a no-no. And this particular look has that classic element with a touch of pizzazz.
The Burgundy day dress is loose comfortable and the ruching provides enough disguise for your over-excessiveness at the diner table. For this look I’ve chosen some big chunky jewellery. But keeping moderation in mind I’ve kept the amount low. Two to be exact. The lovely necklace brings the desired amount of face framing *BLING* so no earrings needed. The Druzi stone ring with its rough cut provides a subtle yet pleasant contrast to the glamour of the necklace. We don’t do matchy-matchy here. Pair this look with a little tweed and gold embellished clutch. WARNING: PLEASE! DO NOT, SMUGGLE FOOD IN THIS! And then POW! those explosive metallic gold shoes that say ‘I’m a pump but I aint no sucker!’Click the link and get more info on these looks: http://www.shopstyle.com/action/viewLook?id=2263942&pid=uid6400-1809920-29 Disclaimer: The prices of these items are…hmmm how should I say, not recession friendly so this is strictly for drooling and inspirational purposes. But if you got it like that, then be my guest.
…In the virtual world at least. While going through some of my sketches I came across some printouts of some designs I’d made using templates downloaded from pigmag.com. For the Photoshop illiterate they have provided a step by step tutorial making it very user-friendly. You get to choose from 6 different styles: Air Max 95, Air Max 87, Dunk Low, Air Force 1 High, Waffle Racer B, Air Force 1 Low. So if you’re a sneaker-freaker and you’re handy with Photoshop then this could a great way to spend a dateless Saturday night.
Get ya hot templates here: http://pigmag.com/it/2004/07/09/official-sneaker-templates/