The absolute best accessory I’ve worn this year has been my Phosphor Appear crystal watch. Typically, I am not a ‘watch person‘. With my Blackberry almost permanently glued to my hand, it is as good a time-teller as anything else.
The on-trend enlarged face is overloaded with Swarovski crystals. Thanks to mini rotors, even the time itself is crystallized. With extremely advanced technology, the watch emits an electromagnetic field that shifts the position of the crystals as time goes on. It is mesmerizing.
As you can see in the video below, there are also three modes of the watch. Time mode – featuring a twelve hour display, Seconds mode – a ‘party pleaser’ if you will, and Off mode – which shows an entire screen of crystals.
And since the watch has far exceeded my expectations, I have teamed up with Phosphor to give one away!
Francesco Scognamiglio (say it three times fast) is the go-to man for exclusive star style. His designs – especially from Fall/Winter 2011 – are dramatic, and inspired by the feasible relationship of romance and sin. Where cleavage was on show, it was prescriptive. Where grandiose fox hems were placed, there was a connection with the discreet. Where 5-inch, thigh-high boots swelled with Swarovski crystals, leg was visible through the most micro of minis. It was a performance I could watch again and again: truly phenomenal. See the top five looks below! View Post
It’s movie season, which means big news for the world of fashion. Apart from “Burlesque“, I am beyond excited to see the Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis thriller “Black Swan” by Darren Aronofsky. Main reason? The costumes are by Rodarte, with a huge amount of Swarovski crystals used in the pieces.
Lead costume designer Amy Westcott will pack a powerful punch. So, what can we expect? Spiderweb rehearsal knits and an epic white column dress encrusted with jewels, including lots of play between dark and light (the best transitions between Nina Sayers, Erica Sayers and Lily.)
Michael Kaplan did Flashdance, Blade Runner and Fight Club. Now, he continues his streak as costume designer extraordinaire by controlling the clothing of the much-awaited film, Burlesque. He told the LA Times, “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I was thinking about the effect of the movie on fashion. I do what I think is right for the character. I want them to look like they exist in the world.” Take a look at Christina Aguilera, Cher and some of the key costume moments below. View Post