September 21, 2010 at 20:30 (Clothe Me!, Couture & Controversy, Mode Fashion, Oddities and Crazy)
Coca Cola fashion! No, not really but it is clothing that sprays out of a can. It’s called Fabrican Spray-On Fabric and the reason it has been created is for all those who can never get clothing tight enough or to fit ‘just right’! The idea comes from Imperial College London researchers and a company called Fabrican.
The couture sprays out by use of aerosol technology, which ‘creates a thin layer of light, textured, nonwoven fibers that have the look of interconnected snowflakes.’
What’s even more amazing is that ‘the sprayed fabric can be peeled off, washed, worn again, perfumed, and even decorated to create patterns’. Almost hard to believe it can do that considering that it comes out of a can and vaguely resembles silly string. In any case, it sounds interesting!
Who knows what they’ll think of next?
February 11, 2010 at 23:22 (Couture & Controversy, Designers, Haute Couture Royalty, Rest In Peace)
Alexander McQueen was found dead in his apartment today following the death of his mother the week before. It is speculated that his death was a suicide but there is no conclusive evidence and no foul play is suspected. The passing of Alexander McQueen has left a vast hole in the fashion industry as his revolutionary and seemingly theatre-inspired shows were the reason behind why the British fashion scene was revived.
An inspiration and artist is gone.
February 6, 2010 at 16:51 (Chèr, Disney, Shoe Amour)
Pascale Fabrizio brings to you glass slippers with a decadent twist. Along with its Murano glass outline comes accents of leather, beads, and 24k gold. A wonderful way to feel like the princess you are every night!
Whether Prince Charming or you will plonk down the $7500 for the 100% Italian made shoes is another question..
February 1, 2010 at 00:14 (Awards, Clothe Me!, Lady Gaga)
Tags: Katy Perry
Oh there was failure all around in big red, garish packages except for Katy Perry who looked elegant with her beautiful bindi and Lady Gaga with her originality and faboosh (and 5 or 6 costume changes).
January 28, 2010 at 00:22 (Baubles & Trinkets, Science & Technology)
Ways to avoid predictable problems and dilemmas while keeping your privacy private seems difficult to conquer sauf for this handy new I-phone app that fingerprint-activated. It keeps wandering eyes blind and curious hands baffled.
For one now very famous cheater and golfer, this would have been handy.
January 26, 2010 at 12:02 (Haute Couture Royalty, La Nouvelle Collection, Tragic Times)
Chris Brown, pick up the phone. It’s irony calling. On January 21st, Gaultier was in Paris for his boxing theme menswear fashion show so, his “bruised” appearance is all makeup.
However, doesn’t this remind you of Rihanna’s picture after she was beaten? What is failed to be understood is why people say, ‘Chris has still got it!’, when no one questions his talent but his qualities as a role model. A year hasn’t even passed and he’s posing in a picture like this?
Incomprehensible! And it’s not over-sensitivity talking. It’s blatant shamelessness!
January 26, 2010 at 10:53 (Artistry, Baubles & Trinkets)
Yvan Arpa calls himself not a watchmaker but an artist and if you have had the pleasure of seeing his art watch creations for his new brand Artya, you would agree. Typically when a unique watch enters the market, the price will usually be in the $100,000 dollar range but these one-of-a-kind watches are roughly or under $10, 000!
This apparently has something to do with the organic way in which the cases are made as Artya creates unique cases more organically using artificial lightning that “tortures” the watches. Though most cases are ruined beyond recognition, this can creates interesting and unique water-resistant pieces.
In the watch pictured above, there is also the element of toad skin. Unexpected but different!
January 25, 2010 at 22:54 (Advertisement Intrigue, Clothe Me!, Couture & Controversy, Science & Technology)
These women really do have imagination. They have recently launched their website for their line The Row and despite having admitted that they aren’t that tech-savvy, they’ve created a world within their site where clients can ‘interact’ and ‘feel’ the fabric. We might be exaggerating a tiny bit but the site speaks for itself. It’s sophisticated but subtle.
Mary-Kate said, “We looked at a lot of different web sites before we started working on our own, and we thought most of them were too loud. We wanted The Row web site to be subdued and very direct,” but they found that they didn’t like what was out there and so, used “high-res images of actual fabric swatches from their collections” for the background visuals. Mary-Kate continues, “We wanted the viewer to really see all of the details of the beautiful fabrics we use—washed red silk charmeuse, the scales of our python skins, our cashmere modals. We wanted it to feel like you could reach out and touch everything.
”We worked on every single piece of imagery and content on the web site directly. It was a very hands-on experience, which I didn’t expect — it felt more like making a beautiful collage than a web site team.”
We adored the illusion of the fabrics’ tangibility. With each page, the fabric does, in a way, come alive.
What did you think?
January 25, 2010 at 20:58 (Beauty, Couture & Controversy, Models, Tyra Banks)
Tyra Banks really does seem to have the welfare of young women at heart. She has announced the launch of the Fiercely Real Teen Model Search contest that will feature ‘average sized’ young women aged from 13 to 19, between the heights of 5′ 9″ and 6′ 1″.
Tyra explains, “I’ve always felt it was my mission to expand the narrow perceptions of beauty; through America’s Next Top Model, True Beauty and The Tyra Show I challenge industry and universal standards by featuring and celebrating non-traditional beauty, and stressing that true beauty is both inside and out. Plus-sized tends to have a negative connotation and I want young girls to realize that what’s considered plus-sized is the average American woman. That woman is healthy, fit and beautiful. Adolescence is such an impressionable time in a young woman’s life, and I hope this contest helps teen girls discover their own beauty from the inside out.”
The only qualm we have with this is that the ”average American woman” is allegedly 5,4 and 164lbs and growing. So, when we tell young impressionable women that plus-size is who they are and who the rest of American society is, isn’t that promoting obesity? Shouldn’t we give them examples of women who are ”healthy and fit” of every height?
How can any woman feel beautiful with Supermodel thin and Plus-size obesity as options?
If you are interested however, click here for more information and here to enter.
We wish you luck but remember, be healthy. A beautiful body is one that should never be abused.
January 25, 2010 at 19:24 (Photoshop Happy, Picture In a Magazine)
Yes, we know who Kourtney Kardashian is. As we’ve said before, we don’t actually like talking about people in reality TV or who don’t have any accomplishments beside that of what their parent(s) have done. That said, we did think it was admirable that she did speak up about this obviously doctored photo.
What we notice is her face has been replaced for a thinner version and her pregnancy weight has mysteriously disappeared. Khloe told WWD, “They doctored and Photoshopped my body to make it look like I have already lost all the weight, which I have not.” She also shared that she never spoke with the magazine nor posed for the ‘creation’, which was taken from the January 11th issue of Life & Style.
OK Magazine has declined to comment, not surprisingly. What is contemptible about this is that she looked so beautiful in her post-baby picture. It seems comical and absurd to change how someone naturally looks and to have made it so silly. If you look at the placement of her arms, lopping off of her wrist and the too clean lines made with erasing of her stomach, it is disheartening.
It also provides yet another example of a media-created form of reality that, sadly, negatively influences society when it should instead be society influencing the media.
January 25, 2010 at 15:23 (Cosmetics, Couture & Controversy, Harry Potter, Picture In a Magazine)
Hermione Emma Watson always looks so young in her photoshoots, too young to pull off the womanly femininity photographers, magazines and tabloids would have you believe she possesses. The make-up bleeding from the eyes is honestly too much for her to pull off. No one would argue that she is a smart and healthy girl but this photo is more nonsensical than something awe-inspiring and different. It seems to have no purpose other than to attempt something we can only imagine is ‘edgy’.
Photographer Ellen Von Unwerth did shoot this well but there is something off about it.
January 24, 2010 at 21:51 (Fierce, Francophilia, Picture In a Magazine)
Anja Rubik, though frail and easily blown over by light winds appears unafraid of slithery cold-blooded snakes as she posed for Vogue Paris in a series of confident and colourful shots. Paris really does know how to step up its game.
Though we have to say, we were amazed she was able to hold up the weight of the snake all by her lonesome.
Images via Vogue Paris