Dress Your Face: Harlequin Makeup

In this edition of Dress Your Face, we’re taking a trip back to 16th century Italian commedia dell’arte. Mysterious, masked and incredibly iconic, the commedia’s famous harlequins are the inspiration behind this makeup look. Ready to get the look for yourself? {Eyes} The trick? Blend until you can blend no more, sneakies! We used our brand […]
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Italian Modern Jewelry in Paris – April 2 to April 25, 2015

If you are as fond of modern jewelry as I am, you should try not to miss this exhibition, if you are in Paris during the above dates.  More than a dozen Italian creators will be showing their work and I will be giving you samples of their very modern pieces in this post.  Let […]
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Sophia Webster Drops Bridal Collection For The Coolest of Cool Brides

There are moments when we wish that it were legal to marry pizza. That way we could get married tonight, giving us a legit reason to purchase a pair of pumps from Sophia Webster’s adorable new bridal collection right now. It’s a cruel world. In true Webster style, the newly dropped collection features a palette of sorbet tones, butterfly-adorned […]
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Paris Highlights (My Own) A/W 2015-16

I have made a selection from the Paris fashions which I find are the most innovative/interesting/elegant….. On the right, a beautiful example of linear, no-frills combination of top and skirt (not to ignore the shoes), orange and white from Céline, supremely chic. This is very much the future season’s trend and I welcome the abundance […]
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Digital Couture: 8 chic, wearable gadgets you need to know about

Sneakies, we’ll be honest. When fashion design has a rendezvous with technology, the result is almost invariably awkward, unwearable or just plain hideous. Now don’t get us wrong, sneakies. We love a good robotic shoe-handbag-fridge. But what we’ve really been searching for is something beautiful (rather than gadgetty) in its own right. Thankfully, Dolce & Gabbana made our couture dreams come true by unveilling a series […]
Posted in Chanel, designer, FitBit, Michael Kors, Opening Ceremony, Ralph Lauren, Rebecca Minkoff, Technology, Tory Burch, Wearable Technology, {style reports} | Comments Off

The Come-Back of the ’70s (or is it We Are Going Back?)

The outfits above have just been shown at Milan Fashion Week and are part of Prada‘s collection for A/W 2015/16.  It couldn’t be said they are very reminiscent of the ’70s, for their category is quite their own, always extremely original, matching styles and colors in a rather unique way, perhaps not always to everyone’s […]
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WIN a custom iPhone cover by artist Elliott Nimmo

Sydney artist Elliott Nimmo cooked up a mean serving of citrussy chic at his latest solo art show, HyperSigns. Last week, we took an artsy adventure inside the brain of the artist himself by visiting his HyperSigns exhibition. Pop-hued and iconographic, the exhibited paintings constitute a visual bridge between the worlds of fashion and advertising. Art and industry, as conceptualised in Nimmo’s […]
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Tommy Hilfiger Solar Powered Jacket

Tommy Hilfiger is selling a unique jacket for men and women for the cold winter months. It’s designed to keep you warm and your phone fully charged at all times. The jacket itself is using the new flexible solar panel screens which are waterproof, however the provide low efficiency and therefore Hilfiger needed to add […]
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Fashion Rules or Old Wives’ Tales?

On the right, you can see an interesting example of “rules” from Japan on “wafuku” i.e. Japanese combinations, as opposed to “yofuku” which are color matches in western fashion….you can read more about it in the author’s very interesting blog. Still, that is not perhaps entirely the issue, for we have been expected to follow […]
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China Starts Using 3D Dressing Rooms

In Hangzhou Jiebai Shopping Plaza, a shopper is trying on clothes in front of a mirror; but instead of actually putting the clothes on, the customer simply uses a wave of her hand to choose virtual clothing that scrolls in the mirror. “It is a novel experience for me. I can firstly see how the […]
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