Just look at that case, it's like a little gothic window for the lipstick to look out of. It's made without a ton of stuff that's probably bad for you, cruelty free, highly pigmented, handcrafted, reasonably priced (for a high quality product) and most importantly BLACK. They have a lot of other really cool colors especially for "women of color" (I'm quoting from the website). Detroit native Melissa Butler, started this little company, definitly put her personal stamp on it, and I wouldn't be surprised to see this in Sephora soon!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Studio Toogood headed by designer Faye Toogood, created this gory scene in the Hermés London store. I suppose it is a cheeky nod to the origins of "fine leather goods" i.e. animals. I imagine vegans everywhere are horrified at how the fashion house revels in the brutality of fine leather. I personally like this installation, though I see how some might feel this is in poor taste. I have never been in denial about where all that leather I love so much comes from. It might even start a few conversations, hopefully not just about the stupid brand.
Photos via loveisspeed
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Nostalgia, Model Li Wei,Photographer Alexandre Valerio, stylists Shanna Nicole and Elissa Aimee for Fashion Gone Rouge source
The title of this editorial is Nostalgia, but nostalgia for what? I believe that nostalgia is a form of escapism. The past wasn't so great after all. Escapism is a special topic for me, I find it difficult to do anything other than indulge in some form of it; books, movies, perfume, music, daydreams, nostalgia, fantasy, fashion and this. There is no escaping escapism.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
'Curtsey while you're thinking what to say. It saves time.' is the real quote from Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll.
Photographer Richard Bush, Model Daphne Groeneveld, Spring issue i-D Magazine. via touchpuppet
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Linsey Wixon for Vogue Japan 2013, photographer Emma Summerton of CLM source
No one does winter fashion better than Russians. If we do one thing right, it's winter fashion. Although this editorial consists of mainly the regular top designers; Vuitton, Dolce&Gabbana and so on, the influence of old imperial Russia is conspicuous. The fashion war really the only good thing about it, that and the folklore, but I guess the two things are inextricable.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
3D printed is certainly one of my themes here on this blog. I CANNOT wait until I can print out something like the bolero jacket above but maybe more of a mororcycle style jacket, for less than $6,000. The dress is also by Van Herpen and can be found here.
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