H&M’s Commemorative Book-10 Years of Designer Collaborations

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“Taste, and looking chic, is no longer a question of money or how much you spend, but how you create a unique sense of style. And that is the real revolution in the fashion world.”

~Karl Lagerfeld~

Karl Lagerfeld is the one who ditched the word ‘cheap’ for ‘inexpensive, a landmark quote regarding ‘the series of designers’ collaborations with the high street brand.’‘The First Ten Years,” is a a commemorative book H&M is releasing Nov. 6 coincided with its latest holiday tie-up, Alexander Wang.As for the prize?Its available  in about 250 stores, priced at 9.90 euros, or $11.50, with 25 percent of proceeds going to UNICEF. The book features imagery and contributions by designers that took the ”H&M bet”such as H&M.There will be also a  retrospective exhibition of the Swedish annual designers’ collaborations at its Fifth Avenue flagship in New York from Oct. 27.Can’t wait!

Katarina Zlajic’s Fashion Jewellery-A name to remember.- ‘Sybilia Diary’ Exclusive

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Katarina Zlajic  graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts of the Montenegro University of Arts, Department of Sculpture.With a great deal of work along with a crystal clear idea about personal style and uniqueness,she has managed to create jewelry that look like no other.She tells ”Diary” that : ”This art constitutes the major part of accessories, such as necklaces, collar, bags, glasses,earrings. Essentially, approach to jewellery is artistic, and there lies the uniqueness of models. Models generally give the impression of symmetry and asymmetry,geometry and ornaments through which permeate particularly originality… Each work of art was done exclusively by hand, combined with natural stones and minerals, crystals and zipper,aluminium, wood, stainless steel and above all each piece is unique artistically designed .. The work is based primarily on eliminating the traditional values of the art.” Her work,combining delicate craftsmanship and unique eye for style and detail stands out,,indeed.During out conversation she adds:Inspiration as someone or something does not exist. I think there is a space with a core from which we gain knowledge, strength and inspiration, and I’m sure hence comes the inspiration and to me ”Couldn’t agree more.

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Find more Here:

https://www.notjustalabel.com/designer/katarina-zlajic
http://instagram.com/katarinazlajic
http://katarinazlajicfashionjewellery.blogspot.com/

Louis Vuitton: ”The Icon and the Iconoclasts” project to launch later this fall.

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”The Icon and the Iconoclasts” is a Louis Vuitton project to celebrate the iconic ‘LV’ monogram by selecting big names of the fashion industry into a ”dream team”. The likes of Karl Lagerfeld,Christian Louboutin,Rei Kawakubo, Cindy Sherman,architect Frank Gehry and industrial designer Marc Newson  will be  offering their ‘interpretation” of the famous monogram plus,a handbag of their own design.Naturally,those items will appear as a capsule collection and rated as ‘collector’s items’-aka the dream of every fashionista. Now,executive VP Delphine Arnault said, ‘we simply went to those who are among the best in their fields. We were interested in people who work with their minds and their hands.’ As for the collection, The ‘Icon and The Iconoclasts’ project is expected to launch later this fall.

Sarah Jessica Parker’s Second Shoe Collection for Nordstrom unveiled-and its a success.

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I must admit i found difficult to understand why an actress impersonating  a shoe-lover fashionista on tv,should as well or,because of that,have any talent so as to create a statement shoe collection on her own.Well,this is not the case about Sarah Jessica Parker and i am glad to notice it.The actress just released her second collection of shoes,again in collaboration with Nordstrom. The style of the overall collection is more subtly feminine chic than fierce  trend setter. Classical designs in navy, olive, red, and coral form the collection,with Sarah Jessica Parker naming certain designs out of the women that inspired her,i.e. one statement boot,the ‘Pat’ is named after Sex and The City’s famous stylist,Patricia Field.If you look for qood quality,ultra chic footwear,well,you know now where to go!I’d vote for the ‘Blythe’ though.

 

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Christian Louboutin collaborates with Angelina Jolie -The new shoe frenzy?

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It all started with Angelina Jolie wearing custom made edgy Louboutins in the premiere of her new film ”Maleficent”.Well they did make so much of an impression, as now Louboutin is about to release the particular design in stores.The “Malangeli” shoe features a heel curved like a tendril of smoke, and two dark colourways – blood red and black.

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In October 2014 the shoes will go on sale at four Christian Louboutin flagship boutiques.Other versions of the shoe in red and gold are also soon to be released.This collaboration has a charitable character perfectly  tuned with Jolie’s philanthropic action. Given the above Profits from the sale of the shoes is scheduled to be  be donated to SOS Children’s Villages, the charitable organisation supported by Jolie .

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Drawing with..diamonds? The unique work of photographer- visual artist Sanjay Kothari !

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When i first came across Sanjay’s new project, as impressed as i may have been, by his previous ”Glassheads” one,  this time i was very well stunned. Sanjay Kothari explains the idea behind ”Drawing with diamonds”: ”This was a campaign for Diamond jewelry that I developed with the creative director. I wanted to show the detail of the jewelry but didnt want to do the usual thing of a necklace around the model’s neck.” And so he invented a story where diamonds play first role along with his petite yet so refined female figures.Definitely a winner idea for me!

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Hungry for more?check: http://www.sanjaykothari.com/

Tome FALL 2014 READY-TO-WEAR- ”Good things happen to those who wait”-Fashion Repost.

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(i felt like re posting it. All ‘why’s and ”but’s’ are also my issue.Thanks,)

Leaving away  the fact that it was actual a runway debut for Thome,we can focus on the clothes per se. And as the presentation went by, i had the feeling that Tome designers, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin did possessed this much-sought ability of creating great clothes in a unbiased sense that appeals so much both to celebrities and working women. .Martin and Lobo’s muse, the artist Shirin Neshat was seated front row and its indeed a very complex and interesting Israeli woman to dram inspiration from.Modern meets tradition,Balenciaga meets arabic tunics and so on.

The designers working while keeping a low profile have managed something that Raf Simons would have loved to  the know-how of all this creative mix of tradition ended in a minimalistic yet oh-so flattering outfits collection.

To cut a long story short,this debut won me all over.There was of course of lack of extravaganza,but the House was never familiar to that idea of haute fashion. Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin not only got valuable inspiration from the House’s archives,they also find a way to ”translate” them to suit a modern woman,with self confidence,carefully hiding a second,much alluring persona .Raf,Hedi,Alexander,do take notes pls.

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Charm: “The Magazine for Women Who Work” publication history by Robert Newman

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Charm, November 1951

Nothing beats the excitement where i find a good post,a post that its writer has done a thorough search in the fashion archives plus he’s also loving what he’s doing.Robert Newman in his namesake site presents the charm of the ”Charm magazine that started in the 1940s, but it came into its own in 1950, when it relaunched as “The Magazine for Women Who Work”.

Charm magazine started in the 1940s, but it came into its own in 1950, when it relaunched as “The Magazine for Women Who Work,” and hired Cipe Pineles as art director. Pineles is a legendary designer who earlier art directed Seventeen and Glamour. Charm was the first magazine for working women, and the covers featured a sharp, stylish take on the working woman’s lifestyle. Charm is woefully under archived, although Conde Nast has some nice examples in its print collection, featuring covers from 1944-59.

Pineles moved on to other magazines and projects in the late 1950s. Here are 14 Charm covers from 1950-55 that feature her brilliant art direction.

(Ilia Sybil Sdralli comment: Cipe Pineles literally create awe withher talent in art direction.She became the first female member of the Art Directors Club. She was later inducted into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1975.Pineles received the AIGA Medal in 1996.)

 

 

Charm, April 1953

Charm, April 1953

Charm, August 1955.

Charm, August 1955.

Charm, December 1954

Charm, December 1954

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Charm, February 1951

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Charm, February 1953

Charm, January 1954

Charm, January 1954

Charm, July 1951

Charm, July 1951

Charm, June 1951

Charm, June 1951

Charm, May 1954

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Charm, November 1953.

Charm, November 1953.

Find more info at http://www.robertnewman.com/
With our special regards.

Paule Ka F/W 2014-2015 ad campaign-”First be a Woman”

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Not surprisingly,one of my favorite ad campaigns for the  Fall/Winter 2014-2015 season.”First be a woman”,aided by sartorial elegance and personal style. Raquel Zimmermann is the epitome of class in this great spread, lensed by Andreas Larsson.

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