July 16, 2010 Leave a comment
July 16, 2010 2 Comments
Berlin Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, took place July 7-11 in Germany’s capital city. The event took place in the heart of the historic city at Bebelplatz, Berlin’s public square. Growing in popularity, Mercedes-Benz is now the primary sponsor of Berlin’s Fashion Week for the seventh time in a row, making Berlin one of the “it” cities for fashion-forward, innovative designs.
Some of the highlights from Berlins Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week:
30Paarhaende, literally translated into English “30 Pairs of Hands,” was one of Berlin S/S 2011 Fashion Week’s biggest hits. Focusing on an extremely neutral color palette, the show featured a few orange accent pieces, like one beautifully constructed tulip shaped skirt, but primarily featured pieces in black, beige, white, gray, or taupe. Perfectly tailored dresses were the most striking pieces of the collection; a collection, which one could easily say, is extremely wearable, making the beauty of the pieces that much more appealing.
Austrian designer Lena Hoschek was another favorite during Berlin’s S/S 2011 Fashion Week. Showcasing a Betty Page meets Katy Perry collection, that although undeniably retro, still felt modern and fresh. Mixing patterns, and fabrics, the collection was flirty, feminine, and wearable. The mix of classic and contemporary makes was a refreshing twist during Berlin S/S 2011. The fifties housewife is back with a vengeance.
DIMITRI’s S/S 2011 showing at Berlin’s Fashion Week rocked the runway. Colorful, creative, and contemporary, it featured big, bold statements with cultural undertones from around the world. Chunky jewelry, mostly wood and metals, fashioned like what you would expect to see on an Amazonian tribe, completed each look. Animal prints and leather were also used to complete the cohesively “worldly” collection. DIMITRI’s S/S 2011 brought culture and fashion together in a way that’s never looked so beautiful.
Alex Woo’s jewelry has been delighting stylists, celebrities, and regular people like us. She is probably best known for her trademark letter and number charms that can be mixed and matched, (as well as charms featuring small animals and other figures), which make the perfect everyday accessory. But her offerings also include bolder styles and extend to rings, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces in different styles.
Her designs are inspired by her travels, as well as her native New York City. She was named a Rising Star by the JCK Show Design Center and included in Crain’s Business’s “40 under 40” list of successful people in New York. All of Woo’s designs are made right here in New York City. We caught up with Woo recently to get to know her better…
Show off gorgeous summer skin with these flattering and revealing styles
Given the gossamer lightness of some of the dresses Karl Lagerfeld came up with for Chanel haute couture this week—specifically, all those exquisite midi-length looks in navy lace or tulle—it’s fitting the house has floated the idea of the feather as the leitmotif of its latest fine jewelry collection. The diamond feather pin Coco Chanel designed in 1932 was the starting point, and her original design has been re-editioned by the house; it’s designed to pin into the hair, on the shoulder, at the waist.
Chanel showed her version in her apartment on marcel-waved dummy heads, the kind of thing that you’d see gracing the salons of the Fekkais of the thirties. Back in the day, that was considered shocking. Now the idea wouldn’t ruffle any feathers, but those jeweled plumes haven’t at least lost any of their sparkle—as this Plume necklace, top, in 18kt white gold, set with two pear cut 6.5 and 3.5 carat diamonds, and with 446 round cut and 159 baguette cut diamonds ably demonstrates.
Red was a major color trend seen on the runway for Fall 2010.
Several brands like Comme Des Garçons, Prada, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Wunderkind all used the color in different ways.
At Comme Des Garçons, Rei Kawakubo focused on the use of red through a lumberjack plaid print, which served as the fabric for several looks from her pillow-inspired collection.
Miuccia Prada used reds in a more toned down way, although it was a heavy motif in the collection. Hints of deep red and burgundy were seen in the cable knit pullover sweaters, felted wool skirts, and even belts and shoes.
The deep red tone worked perfectly with the womanly aesthetic of the collection, which gave the models a sense of strength without being too blatant.
Ricardo Tisci was inspired by the colors of the Bauhaus this season, focusing on red, black, and white. Red was not only used for strongly cut coats, pant suits, and skirts, but the color somehow made it into every piece of the collection, even as a beauty accent for the models. Even Tisci’s lace was done in a shockingly bright hue, making his version of red a main influence on the trends of the season.
On the final day of Paris Fashion Week at Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs’ take on red for a ladylike collection was similar to Miuccia Prada’s. Instead of a multifaceted dark red, Jacobs lightened up with a burgundy chambray for the structured corsets and flowing floor-length dresses. He used the same shade for a diagonal plaid fabric, crafted into a perfect full calf-length circle skirt.
Wolfgang Joop showed a much more tribal-inspired collection with plenty of red accents. The grey shawl that opened the show had a native-inspired cream fringe trim with an exceptionally bright red stripe along the edge. Later on, red blazers were shown, similar to the ones at Givenchy. Joop made red more of an accent rather than the main focus of the collection.
Red is a strong color, but you should not be afraid to wear it. It exudes passion, and makes you look fierce during the cold winter months. A red blazer or scarf is the perfect accent to your winter wardrobe that will make you stand out in the crowd.
via Trend: The Color Red.
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July 16, 2010 1 Comment
After the Growing Jewelry by HAF here is now the Terrarium Necklace by Erica Weiner. For only $40 you are getting those cool vintage watchmakers’ vials who are carefully planted with a tiny living specimen of moss.The charcoal at the base of the plant keeps the little ecosystem healthy. Open the vial and place a drop of water inside every 2-3 weeks, air it out occasionally, and store in indirect sunlight. If your moss does someday die, take a sample of moss from a favorite woodsy spot. Use tweezers to re-plant your new terrarium.
July 16, 2010 1 Comment
To achieve great makeup girls should take proper care of their skin. Perfect skin makes your look attractive and healthy. I have collected some useful skin care tips and would like to share it with you.