Sunday, March 22, 2015

Shoes: Some Tips for This Season

Buying shoes is a staple among the fashion savvy and trendy, but you have to keep these pointers in mind when you’re aching to burn some cash for some hot picks for this season. 

Invest in year round shoes.  You’ll definitely have staples to use all year round but if you’re choosing seasonal items don’t invest too much in them.  For example, it’s fine to go for fastfood fare like Topman for fashion items that are specific to a season, such as Summer 2014 for example.  You’ll be wearing them for a couple of times in the course of a year so it’s not practical to spend too much on them.   

Wait for Sales.  Sales are pretty common in any shoe shop, so if you don’t want to buy cheap, buy smart by watching out for deals!

Spend on what counts.  Shoes, coats, blazers should be your main spending priorities—simple shirts and other clothing items don’t need to be brand label level clothing.  Just pick the part of your wardrobe to accentuate and wear clothes around those items. 


Spend for comfortable shoes.  Spend as much as you can on your shoes and your bed. If you’re not in one you’re in the others.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

When the Money Monsters Ate the Fashion Wunderkinds: The Death of Coutorture.com and Fashionologie.com

As if losing Coutorture.com wasn't devastating enough, revamping Coutorture.com into Fashionologie and then dumping both and turning into mainstream fare called Popsugar.

What I love and remember about Coutorture is that they have all the collections from runway shows catalog per season and goes as far back you could imagine. Fashionologie has a directory of designers (a wiki of sorts) that showcased what they've done, where they came from and whether they're emerging or pro or just outdated or still active in the biz. I just love that part because that's the link I send my non-fashionista friends to.


What really happened was- the Sugar Network went shopping and hoarded all the promising and ingenious fashion blogs out there. They played with it for awhile, kept a few gems until they didn't know what to do with the blogs anymore. That they had to chew them back in again and spat out that thing redirects Coutorture and Fashionologie fans to PopSugar.com ~ WHAT A TRAGEDY!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Stella McCartney Tours Asia

Stella McCartney took a trip to the Far East to open several of her flagship stores with a ultra luxury event culminating in Hong Kong with supermodel Kate Moss.

Not to be outdone by HK though, the Stella McCartney event in Beijing was purely spellbinding!


Contortionists and plate spinners abound



The second Stella McCartney shop in Japan opened in Roppongi Hills, to much style as well, using simple and natural materials and getting crazy with the amazing eponymous topiary.



There were cakes and Japanese cream puffs in the 127 square metre shop which reflects the brand's intimate and personal side.




Stella McCartney's plexi-glass clutches on display.


Stella seeing to detail before the show at the British embassy in Tokyo.


Stella spent the last month boosting her brand's profile in Asia's key fashion capitals with much success

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Byzantine Couture Hit the Dolce & Gabbana Runway at Milan Fashion Week 2013

Walk fierce and wear a fresco: a rich historical tableaux of religious iconography took center stage at the latest D&G collection in Milan. Mainly inspired by Sicily’s Monreale Cathedral and perhaps a recent resignation of a pontificate.


Golden mosaics, A-line full skirts, the classic Sicilian silhouette revisited and fabrics in cardinal red- all stunning with a crown to cap it off.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Posh Victoria and her Spice Boys

Fashionable familia ever! The Beckhams were game-on at the press night of Viva Forever last December 11 at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England. Viva Forever is a Spice Girls musical about girl's venture into instant celebrity thinking it would last forever.


The Spice Girls – Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm – took on the red carpet together while Victoria Beckham attended the event with her lovely family.




Little Harper Seven maybe outta sigh at this family outing, but the Beckham boys- Brooklyn, Romeo & Cruz- are really rocking their Burberrys with their posh matriarch. Victoria, however was adamant to wear only her eponymous label. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

H&M and the House of Margiela Collab

H&M and Margiela has just given their official statement- the exciting collab will be available on November 15 2012 in 230 stores and online!



The house of Margiela without the real Margiela is quick to add that "The democracy of our fashion has always been at the centre of our creativity, and the collaboration with H&M allows us to push this instinct further. We will bring together the contrasting universes of the two houses in ways that will surprise all."

For those new to Margiela, the house is known for their pristinely cut pieces- mostly basics in the line of everyday shirts, skirts, pants, and sweaters. More hard-core fans should expect lovely suiting, morbid photography prints on fabrics and attention-grabbing shoes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Uniqlo Wake-Up Alarm App for the iPhone and Android

Good morning world! Uniqlo that online retail catalog store from Tokyo, Japan is at it again! Known for their awesome social media and marketing campaigns, Uniqlo is now dipping its feet into mobile apps and giving their customers a very pleasant wake-up call with their edgy UNIQLO WAKE UP app. Worth a download in my book!

Wake up with music that changes with the weather. Share the start of your day.
 
UNIQLO WAKE UP is an innovative new social alarm app that aims to make waking up every day an enjoyable experience. The alarm music, which is automatically created based on the weather, time, and day of the week, was co-written by 51st annual Grammy nominee Cornelius (Keigo Oyamada) and Yoko Kanno, who is active in songwriting across a wide range of genres including video games and anime (COWBOY BEBOP, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Macross).



The app allows users to share a record of their awakening – specifically, the time, weather, and temperature at the moment they stopped the alarm – via social media (Facebook, Twitter, RenRen, Weibo). In addition, the “wake up records” shared by users around the world are displayed in a part of the app entitled WORLD WAKE UP.



Mobile App Features:
• Users can set an alarm.
• Users either select their location from a pull-down menu or allow the app to find their location using GPS. The app then displays the current weather and temperature.
• The alarm music changes according to the weather and reads out the time, day of the week, and the weather.
• The alarm music vocals are available in English and Mandarin Chinese.
• Users can share the time, weather, and temperature of when they wake up on Facebook, Twitter, RenRen, and Weibo.
• The information users share is displayed in the WORLD WAKE UP part of the app.
• The app background changes according to the day of the week.