Fashion Lights Up the City of Turin, Italy

If you are thinking of taking a stroll through one of the city of Turin‘s many shopping galleries (please note that these are ancient galleries, and not present-day shopping malls) you will be able to admire the SAR.TO installations in the Galleria San Federico where garments are hanging in bubbles in true Christmas spirit. SAR.TO(...)
Posted in Art & Fashion, Balenciaga, Biella, Borbonese, Chieri, Dior, Editorials, Galleria San Federico, GFT, Invicta, L'Oreal, Piedmont, Poiret, SAMIA, SAR.TO, Torino Contemporary Art, Turin, William Morris, Worth | Comments Off

Dampai’ – Rubber Handbags from Elba, Italy

Rubber handbags?  You may well ask how a fashion handbag can be made of rubber, a not-so-noble material which has, however, very much changed our lives in the past century in a number of fields, including surgery (and THAT has affected us all). Rubber soles for shoes or raincoats waterproofed by this means in the(...)
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She’s A Genie

 Need a November style fix? Your wish is our command. Say hello to our style genie! This week, we collaborated with Aussie label Skotch & Ko to create this supernaturally Sneaky look. The recipe for our genie inspired outfit is a combination of  a pinch of 90’s glam, a tap of 60’s mod and a sprig of(...)
Posted in Australian designer, Couture, Dresses, Ear cuff, jewellery, Lipstick, Monochrome, Rings, {style reports} | Comments Off

The Cicret Smart Bracelet is a Projector on Your Arm

The Circet uses a Pico projector to throw your mobile’s screen into your arm. It also features eight proximity sensors which the bracelet uses to detect your finger position so as to feedback controls. This means you can use your phone as you would normally, but all right there on your arm while the device(...)
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Nailed it: up your nail game with SoNailicious

SoNailicious is the almanac of nail art. Overflowing with some the best nail art tutorials we’ve ever seen, this site has all your nail needs covered. If you struggle to get that just-manicured look or if you’re unsure of what polish brands are worth your buck, take a peek at SoNailicous. We recently had a quick gab(...)
Posted in Cute, Essie, Interviews, KENZO, Kester Black, Kooky, Lifestyle, makeup, Nail Polish, Nails and Beauty, OPI, Pop art, Prints, Revlon | Comments Off

Brickstream Acquires In-Store Analytics Provider Nomi

By acquiring Nomi, Brickstream has become the largest player in the in-store analytics space, according to Nomi co-founder Wesley Barrow, with 70 partners and 100,000 devices deployed across brick-and-mortar environments. Barrow says the companies began working together over the summer; when Nomi was looking to raise its next round of venture capital, it started talking(...)
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Frank Horvat, Photographer of the XXth (and XXIst) Century

If you are plannng to visit Nice and you are interested in art and photography, you will be able to see a splendid exhibition of the work of Frank Horvat, a major photographer of the XXth century.  Mr. Horvat, born in Abbazia, Italy, in 1928 and currently working with modern media as well as with(...)
Posted in Abbazia, Art & Fashion, Beijing, Berlin, Chantelle, Coco Chanel, Editorials, France, Frank Horvat, Helmut Newton, Israel, Italy, Life magazine, M.me Grès, Negev Desert, Nice, Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image, Veruschka, Vogue | Comments Off

Five Things We Learned About Fashion, Technology and Sustainability

Looking at technology from a big data viewpoint, the fashion industry is going to get a lot more transparent. Consumers will be able to see where their clothes are made, where and by whom. In this sense, factories will have to become more sustainable since their practices will be more public facing. – Damon Ahola.(...)
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Clothes That Charge Your Smartphone

“If you look around you, textiles cover so many surfaces, so why not give them a ‘super power’ that can take advantage of this, like solar energy harvesting,” says Grant. The idea behind Solar Fiber is a flexible photovoltaic fibre that converts sunlight energy into electrical energy via a yarn that can be worked into(...)
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Rêve Parisien

 { ‘Tea in a Buttercup’ dress by I Found Lucy, glasses by LA Eyeworks, bag by Alannah Hill, vintage shoes and cardigan }  This week’s look is inspired by the effervescent elegance of 1950s Paris.  Moulded by the likes of haute couturiers Dior and Balenciaga, the French ‘new look’ style of the post-war years is typified(...)
Posted in 1950's, Australian designer, France, Glasses, paris, Quirky, Retro, Romantic, vintage, Whimsical, {style reports} | Comments Off