As a blogger I am fortunate enough to receive some very exciting packages from time to time. This week marked – potentially – the best ever: my very own Victoria’s Secret Angel robe personalised with Swarovski crystals.
I mean, look at it.
This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show marked the 11th season of Swarovski being its exclusive crystal sponsor of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Obviously, it was as glitzy as ever. And now, I’ve become an unofficial part of the it. Eek! (I would say something ridiculous like ‘Watch out, Adriana Lima’, but I really think homegirl has nothing to worry about. I am like an overexcited child in this thing).
As each look from Jason Wu‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2012 trickled out, there is one person I couldn’t get out of my head: Paris Hilton. Now, this is quite an unexpected thought to have when you’re looking at collection that oozes hints of masculine charm. Essentially, Wu’s collection is the makeover I’ve had in mind for Paris for the last six years.
Wu himself said the effect of the collection was “old-school techniques that look electrocuted”, and electrocuted they were. Humming shades from bubblegum pink to chartreuse, there was a savvy combination of French elegance and American fire. It was swimming in sweetness and designed to be dumbfounding without an ounce of theatricality. Jason Wu even teamed up with street artist KAWS to create floating petal prints which overlaid a hands motif (to reflect how many hands work on a piece before it is presented), and brought Tom Binns in to handle the heavy metal jewellery. No Swarovski-embellished collar, feather-lined peplum, nylon trenchcoat, cigarette pant, or eveningwear fantasy was unaccounted for. I die. View Post
2010 Swiss Textiles Award winner Mary Katrantzou is imperative to your future fashion vocabulary. There was a welcome re-acquaintance with trompe l’oeil prints – an aspect from which things only further impressed. Built from the idea of a fabergé egg, every single print and shape was state-of-the-art, down to the Katrantzou-printed Louboutins. No-one else could construct a Swarovski encrusted skirt and make it look like a gem-covered pink flower garden of green jewels. With the addition of separates, her Fall/Winter 2011 offering was wearable without compromising the vanguard progression. See the top five looks below! View Post
French culture magazine Blast has just released it’s latest instalment with colette as Guest Editor and the captivating Chloe Sevigny in blue-tinted glasses for the cover. Joining her in the Fall issue is Larry Clark, Bret Easton Ellis, Daisy Lowe, Ryan McGinley, Gareth Pugh, Mark Ronson, Nadia Swarovski, Kuntzel + Deygas, and Brady Corbet. You will also also find the “colette Family” – from Paris to New York, with a stop in London – colette’s best sellers and top choices of the moment: books, exhibitions, designers, andbeauty. Blast is where it’s at.