Sunday, November 30, 2008

Modern Sophisticated Nod to 1960's Feminity @ 2009 Sp/Su Runway

Photos Via
Strong Fellini-esqueCat Eye look with clean face make-up at YSL Sp/Su 2009. See more here.

Oscar De LaRenta Sp/Su2009 Collection celebrates Audrey Hepburn inspired shillouette with modern construction.

Gianfranco Ferre Sp/Su 2009. I love the simple geometric bow details, very feminime but yet tailored. Look at those dresses and suites! Very 60's chic in Ferre's architecture way. Bravo GFF designers! This is the 3rd collection after Ferre's death in June 2007. There has been no successor appointed yet since then. The later collections has been produced by his former team.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pretty Dainty Ceramics From South African Artists

I'm such a sucker for white on white, dainty, and fragile ceramics like these. You can learn more about these emerging South African artists work above at Amaridian Gallery. Look for the concept behind this Gallery representing emerging artists, It's find it pretty fresh.
All photos Via Amaridian.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Occupational Hazard at Prada Spring/Summer 2009 show

Ah...That's the price to pay for being gorgeous and getting paid ALOT for walking down the catwalk....(no i'm not bitter here no....)
There were at least 3-4 models tripped during this show. Look at those super-high hells Prada shoes though, they are hot! What a hot mess this show was!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Photography by Henry Clarke for Vogue.
I'm going to lounge just like this, fashionably after I ate my turkey and everything else that comes with.
Yes I do look this divine even when I'm stuffed (no pun intended) and feel like puking a lot. HA!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bragging About Mr.Nigel

Jamie Cullum twenty something from nigel sielegar on Vimeo.

Nigel and I met when we were art students at The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and we've been friends since then. He is currently finishing his Masters Degree at The School of Visual Arts in New York. The talented Mr.Nigel has impresses his teachers, peers and numerous institutions since his freshmen year at ILIA. One of them is this video above, which won him Certificate of Typographic Excellence fromType Directors Club at the beginning of this year. Click here to see more of his work. Ahh....I'm so proud of you Mr.Nigel *teary eyed*sniffle*

Valentino by Alessandra Facchinetti- Spring/Summer 2009

*MACKAGE* -Avant Garde Tailored Outerwear Line From Canada

Mackage, a Montreal based company by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan. Both Elfassy and Dahan were childhood friends. Since the tender age of twelve they have been honing and chatting up their future fashion career together. Their impeccable attention to detail and avant-garde tailored style made them one of the most reknown pret-a-porter household in North America.
In just ten years from the birth of the label, Mackage has gained numerous loyal followers internationally. To see more, click here to see more. Photos via Mackage.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin.

Rain droplets on the stone monument.

Cityscope by Marco Hemmerling, an Urban Jewel

Marco Hemmerling, a German designer created an installation in Cologne, Germany for architectural festival Plan08 in September. Called the Cityscope, the faceted surface creates reflections of its urban surrounding.

At night the structure surface becomes transparent and it is lit from within. Aint' this dope or what? ;) see more here.
Photos via Marco Hemmerling.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pendants a la Moi!

DIE!!!!! ERICKSON BEAMON! I'll die for your cuffs!

Santa? Are you still there? Do you see these? These are ok too if you can't get any of that Prada bling I told you about. Please take a note, Jus click below. Thank You Santa!
All images via Vivre.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yes my dear! face it! Chicago is going to be like this soon!

I know, I know....... It is going to be sad for us Chicagoans very soon. But these winter wonderland by Lake Michigan pictures are kinda look magical, no? *oh, me teary eyed* Photo by Nicolas Emine

Photo by Nicolas Emine

Photo by Nicolas Emine

Photo by 181st Child

just playing.....

Gambelle at ShopStyle

Tattooed Furniture

Amazing Textures by Helen Amy Murray

Framed "Peony" Art: Foiled leather with Rococo frame.

Helen Amy Murray, an internationally known emerging talent. Known for her stunning custom-made nature inspired textured relief fabrication. Her work media raging from leather, upholstery fabric, to wallcovering. You can see more here.

Images via Helen Amy Murray.

Amy Lau's Dexter Inspired Limited Edition Collection

So, Do you guys know that TV show, Dexter? That show about that "cupy"(cute-creepy) guy who slashes body here and there nightly? There is this interior design from Arizona, Amy Lau, she designed furniture and accessory based on the show. I loovee it, they look so cupy!!!!!!!! and unappropriate. What do you think? (images courtesy of Amy Lau Design)

Dismembered Flatware (edition of 12)

White lacquered wood frame. Upholstered in white ultraleather.

Hand embroidered blood design.

Hematolagnia (edition of 12)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Amazing Zoe Bradley

Bradley employes traditional tailoring techniques, but offers a twist from using the more conventional materials of fashion fabrics to her signature luxury papers. (

Is it too early to write a letter to Santa?

Dear Santa,
I know maybe this is too early to write to you. Thanksgiving is 4 days away and then it will be Christmas before you know it. So I just want to write to you earlier before I got busy drinking and all that holiday stuffs going on. Well, I know that I have been behaving BAD this year, realllll bad like I curse like there is no tomorrow. Even sailors are scared of me. And also there are other things that you don't even want to know, like...uhmm...really you don't want to know!. Anyway. So, I would like to propose you something. Please think about this. I will be a very very good girl next year IF you get me these new HOT Prada blings. I know it is a pretty scary time this year with the bears and the bulls going up and down at the stock market, but really these blings only costs from $200-$800 each and you can get them over here easy! Just click
here. No elves needed. See I really think about you. Oh please Sweet Santa, or else......Mrs.Claus....will never see a single daylight ever again! HA! *Owh...hold-on there's not a lot of daylight anyway at the north pole right? oops.....* anyway Santa see below, they are so prettttyyyyyyyyy.......

181st Child

Ode to Monsieur Rene Gruau

Born Italy, 1909. 1924, in Paris, Gruau began his lifelong career as a fashion illustrator. Died Rome March 31,2004.With his stunning, passionate figures, his arresting use of color and dramatic, explosive economy of line, Gruau in the 40’s developed his distinctive “New Look” which greatly impacted haute couture, theatre, art and commercial design. With his trademark use of his powerful minimal line, Gruau’s style combined seductive sophistication with classic beauty, grace and sensual elegance. The quality of the visual appeal of his glamorous and radiant “beautiful people” is at once bold and languid, and internationally his art is ranked as exceptional and masterful, timeless and enduring. In the 1940‘s and 50‘s Gruau became a favorite of the haute couture world, working with Femina, Marie-Claire, L'Officiel, L'Album Du Figaro and other “high-style” magazines. Some of Gruau’s best work can be seen in the dramatic visual statements he rendered for Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Hubert de Givenchy . In 1948 Rene Gruau left for the United States to work for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, before becoming the exclusive artist for FLAIR. He also produced stunningly beautiful advertisements for the LIDO, MOULIN ROUGE and BEMBERG. Almost right up until his death at the age of 95 Gruau continued to work for the greatest names in Haute Couture: Balmain, Fath, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Rochas while also producing fashion drawings for ELLE, Vogue, France, Madame Figaro and L'Officiel de la Couture.. Today his works are collected and exhibited by the finest art institutions including the Louvre in Paris. Rene Gruau’s artistic passion, intensity and technical brilliance have left a high-water mark on art history.

(Text by Artophile)