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 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 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 21, 2010 at 12:14 (Clothe Me!, Designers, Fierce, La Nouvelle Collection, Mode Fashion, Picture In a Magazine)
Makes you think where designers find the inspiration for amazing dresses like these. In actuality, these were part of Viktor and Rolf’s Spring 2010 runway. Personally, we like the delicate layering and strong lines. It gives an overall picture of innovation and individuality to each piece.
It’s like Alice In Wonderland meets Edward Scissorhands!
January 17, 2010 at 15:24 (A Lovely Event, Baubles & Trinkets, Clothe Me!)
Tags: Vancouver 2010 Olympics
The Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010 in our amazing country are about to start and it seems everyone wants to get a piece. Good for all of us because we can at least see what’s going on in all this frenzy and ferocity.
First up, a $12,000 oak leaf necklace no one (sane) would buy, made of silver and gold named Buccellati Vintage Oak Leaf Necklace oOo well, it sounds couture.Whether or not we would wear it is another thing unless you lived on Olympus…
INUKSHUK, which is “the figure of a man made with stones, traditionally used by the Innu peoples of the Artic Circle, to point the way or mark an important spot” has been chosen as official mascot for the 2010 Olympics. All items are made of sterling silver with 10k gold costing from $180 – 400.
That girl with her arms folded doesn’t look too happy to be there.
HBC put on their thinking caps and designed warm, quilted outdoorsy wear ranging from $10-$350. They used the red and white colours of our national flag with hints of black and grey, much better than last year’s Beijing pyjama numbers Canadian athletes wore sadly. Hmm, we think HBC could have gone a little more racy Olympus. This is a simple, predictable design but you’d never complain about the cold! We like the video.
Ralph Lauren, on the other hand, created these for the U.S team and also created “uniforms for opening and closing Ceremonies as well as apparel and accessories for Team USA to wear in the Athletes Village and other venues”. We like it and who is that fine fox in the first picture?
Speaking of fine foxes, though there are none here, it seems as if this nice sweater needs one to fill out this nice little number even if it is $380.
Or maybe the Torchbearer jacket at $55
This is one piece from Birks Jewellery Collection for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games featuring charms and sterling silver for $350. Kinda reminds us of Stella McCartney’s Alice in Wonderland charm bracelets except hers doesn’t include a Vancouver Olympics logo hee hee!
And all of this, isn’t even the half of it. Did you know Vera Wang is designing the figure skating costumes?
January 16, 2010 at 12:13 (Américanoland, Clothe Me!, Oddities and Crazy)
Since 2001, American teenagers compete for scholarship money by using their creativity and duct tape to make fierce clothes for the prom. We wouldn’t even know who to choose.
The last one even made her own shoes!
January 15, 2010 at 17:45 (Angleterre, Clothe Me!, Oddities and Crazy)
According to a recent survey, women burn 5 calories a minute contributing to a grand total of 48,000 calories a year whilst walking around the mall. The exhaustion alone from picking up those shopping bags to finding the right store to window shopping was said to be more tiring than a trip to the gym, something that more than 2000 women asserted.
Though the average woman walks about a distance of 2.96 miles while shopping spending around 2.5 hours browsing stores every week, men spend 50 minutes on average completing a distance of 1.5 miles a week, Debenhams survey concluded.
Hold on a hot second! A week? That’s insane. Really?
January 12, 2010 at 21:00 (Angleterre, Clothe Me!, Couture & Controversy, Health/Santé, Lady Power!, Self)
Asda has created a little black dress that ”pinches the inches” and claims to take off about an inch and a half using ‘inch-pinching’ poly elastane technology employed in some control underwear or granny panties as Bridget Jones and many people call it. It works by way of panels placed across the hips, waist and bust as seen from their £28 ($47) dress and a £16 ($26) black skirt.
The 1950s style elastic corset wear is expected to be a popular item as 85% of women usually have tacked on about 2 to 3 pounds after the holidays and this states that it will smooth out the lumps and bumps ”without exercise”.
Asda also goes on to say that ”the human curve has come to represent the healthiest and most fertile form, highlighting the most suitable breeding partner and has evolved to be universally attractive to males for that reason” and that there’s ”there’s no need for women to slave away in the gym or diet to achieve the perfect shape as we should be celebrating our curves, not trying to get rid of them” because ”curves are back in fashion with the plus-size models on the rise”.
Ah what could have been a good temporary idea has failed in our eyes with the above ridiculous statements. Firstly, yes, it is said that wider hips supposedly remind men of fertility and we agree. We also love curvy or hour-glass figures. However, it seems that the brand director for George, Fiona Lambert is saying that exercising is for women who have self-esteem issues, who cannot accept their curves. Au contraire, my deluded Scroogy one, exercise is very important in daily life as well as a healthy diet. You should feel comfortable in your god given curves and body but you should know that you are healthy when you’re flaunting them not living a sedentary lifestyle and complaining that the world doesn’t accept you.
Also, comparing plus-size models to curvy is silly because plus-size models are not curvy as we have seen, they are big women. Marilyn Monroe was curvy. The Dove women are curvy but plus-size women are bigger than the average woman or at least what the average healthy woman should be.
So we’ll say that it’s not a new idea because corsets date back to hundreds of years but the dress could be used as a temporary feel-good curve dress. No one likes feeling uncomfortable in their clothes so we can say that it’s a bit of a self-confidence booster, which we like but we wouldn’t recommend it long-term.
January 10, 2010 at 21:27 (Baubles & Trinkets, Clothe Me!, Couture & Controversy, Innovative Ideas, Shoe Amour, Très Adorable, Trends)
According to Lepoint.fr, it will. We think it’s a great idea to take into consideration. We already know that black is the safe choice that everyone inevitably chooses for elegance and poise but can you wear a little black dress during the day with the same effect? This does sound a little similar to Chanel’s new year resolution for lip wear.
However, grey does carry a sense of refined, sophisticated prestige and chic that black at times, cannot provide during the daylight hours. The grey trend has reached to influencing accessories, bags, smooth leather goods and velvet pumps. Not only this but it is also quickly becoming the new basic colour for fashion collections where the fashion designers imagine silouettes ”lined in wool, cashmere and satins”.
We like that imagery
It even says that for the house, grey is a lovely choice for sofa coverings, drapes or rugs. With that list, you’re sure not to run out of ideas.
January 8, 2010 at 14:18 (Clothe Me!, Health/Santé, Lady Power!, Self, Something To Think About)
Bra colour status updating is the newest trend to hit the facebook waves. Updates such as, “White and black stripes… Pink flowers and light blue… Fuchsia leopard print…” rage the site, describing what colour women and even men are wearing underneath. Some just note the colour!
Though the real source of the trend has yet to be discovered, most sources point to breast cancer awareness as the cause for the colour reveal.
What a great idea! It’s good to see that Breast Cancer awareness is not relegated to the confines of the month of October (Breast Cancer Month) and as it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women today, it is very important to be aware.
For more information about Breast Cancer, click here or here
Update: There are two updates going around
We are playing a game…… silly, but fun! Write the colour of your bra as your status, just the colour, nothing else!! Copy this and pass it on to all girls/Females …… NO MEN!! This will be fun to see how it spreads, and we are leaving the men wondering why all females just have a colour as their status!! Let’s have fun!!
And this one, which we love
Some fun is going on…. just write the color of your bra in your status. Just the color, nothing else. It will be neat to see if this will spread the wings of breast cancer awareness. It will be fun to see how long it takes before people wonder why all the girls have a color in their status… Haha .
December 30, 2009 at 19:26 (Advertisement Intrigue, Canada, Charitable Acts, Clothe Me!, Metric)
Canadian music group Metric has joined forces with the Yellow Bird Project and have created a t-shirt for MusiCounts. The charity aims at giving schools the capability to support students in their quest to envelope themselves in the wonderful world of musical notes and song.
Their cloth creation above reads, “Keep the dream tight,” while the concept remains..
Let the bright and guiding lights be your guide.
But remember to keep your dreams close to your side.
Give in to the rhythm, give in to the beat.
Give in to Metric’s fashionable t-shirt treat.
A symmetrical delight for a cause?
We think this calls for a round of applause!
Help empower our youth, help them seize the day.
Support Musicounts, and let the beautiful music play!
We have a slight problem here, we are not liking the ad pictures! It’s screaming a little street urchin delight instead charity. We refer to the image not the cheery jig, which was also extended a few lines too many, a bit.
However, let this not deter you from a good cause. Students should be able to have a full music education and see that there are many options out there.
December 12, 2009 at 23:29 (Awards, Clothe Me!, Kanye West)
Tags: Taylor Swift
Kanye West’s now infamous interruption during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech has become legeeendarrrryyy and available to wear to anyone who has a keyboard and credit card. This t-shirt is also from BustedTees. We commend their good work. Hahaa!