Alexandra avgitidis's Blog – July 2011 Archive (27)

Softer Side of Colour Blocks

Colourblock has appeared on dozens of designers' runways for the last three seasons, but it's not all about Mondrian-style squares and hard-lined panels. As Carey Mulligan proved in a skin-baring Rocksanda Ilinicic frock at Comic-Con last week. The trend can be sweetly feminine and softly sexy as well. From Gucci's artfully-draped Spring 2011 versions to the…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 30, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

A Light And Fast Kitty

Jaguar Light is an exploration of a new design language for the brand, centering around the idea of lightness. A sense of visual reduction and economical use of materials. Inspired by decorative and structural properties of aluminum foam and the honeycomb, the resulting structure is a single sculpted foam where both the exterior and…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 30, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Lego Kitchen

A duo formed by Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti created their own LEGO kitchen. They first bought a simple kitchen island at IKEA and then they spent a few weeks covering it with more than 20.000 LEGO brick stones.…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 29, 2011 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

David Beckham's new Bodywear Range With H&M

"It marks the beginning of a significant relationship between H&M and David Beckham, with new Bodywear products being launched seasonally," H&M said in a statement on Thursday.

Beckham added that choosing H&M to retail the new underwear was "the final…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 29, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress Goes on Display



Starting tomorrow through Oct. 3, the wedding gown Sarah Burton designed for Kate Middleton will  be on display to the public at Buckingham Palace as part of “The Royal Wedding Dress: A Story of Great British Design." In addition to the gown, Middleton's handcrafted Alexander McQueen bridal shoes (size 8, with three-inch heels), the diamond…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 28, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

'Make It Hard' exhibition of work by Helmut Lang, East Hampton

At first sight they resemble some kind of organic material. Coral perhaps, or bubbling mineral deposits. But these tubular sculptures currently exhibited by Helmut Lang have a more complex significance - they are all that remains of his personal professional archive as a fashion designer.

 

Lang, who retired from his eponymous Prada-owned label in January 2005…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 27, 2011 at 6:00 — 3 Comments

Ladylike Box Bags

Lanvin, Celine, and Kenzo all showed hard-structured bags for Fall 2011, and ever since Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turned up to last month's CFDA Awards sporting a pastel pair from The Row, this retro-inspired silhouette has been topping the hit list. Polished enough to go from…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 27, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Miu Miu's Fall 2011 Noir Sunglasses Collection

1940's film Noir inspired the new batch of Miu Miu sunglasses for Fall 2011. Shot by Bruce Weber for the Miu Miu Fall 2011 ad campaign, the new frames feature oversized, angular cat-eyes and lots of retro-glam colourways-think ochre tortoise shell and metallic glitter-acetate. …

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 26, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Jason Wu's Fall 2011 Collection

Karlie Kloss, Jason Wu's usual runway opener, was at his show as usual..but this time, she walked second to last. Daphne Groeneveld opened, and Kloss's best friend Jourdan Dunn closed. But that wasn't the only big change Wu made for this season. Though known for his use of colour, Wu's Fall 2011 collection - "baroque American sportswear," as he called it- is primarily black…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 23, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Missing Pieces

In a world taken over by electronic games and virtual entertainment, the Missing Pieces table stands as a reminder of the days of patience, tangibility, and interpersonal synergy. The 4800 jigsaw puzzle pieces that make up this table are from a compilation of the Arc de Triomphe, Winnie the Pooh, the Taj Mahal, and a night sky, and serve as familiar fragments that invite us to play and enjoy…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 21, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Claridge's New Suites By Diane von Furstenberg

Even icons need a bit of updating once in a while, something fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg knows all too well; it explains her astonishing longevity in the business. So when she started noticing inescapable signs of wear and tear in Claridge's-the venerable English hotel that she's called her home away from home since the…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 21, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

The 9 Hottest Haircuts Right Now

JENNIFER ANISTON'S NEW ANGLED BOB

If there's any hair…
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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Miami Swim Fashion Week 2012: White Sands Australia

Inspired by cool, chic Australian fashion, sleek silhouettes and retro pin-up vibes, White Sands Australia set the bar this Miami Swim Fashion Week for effortless glamour. Designer Leah Madden focused the line to not only be cutting…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 20, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's Handbag Launch at Barneys

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Ashley Olsen, Daniella Vitale, Mark Lee, Mary-Kate Olsen



Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen feted their new handbag collection for The Row at Barneys, both wearing The Row-Ashley in a colourfully embellished gown and Mary-Kate in a blue…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 16, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Prada Resort 2012 Collection

Fans of the Prada lip print, rejoice — it's back in mini form on skirts, dresses, tops, and bags for Miuccia Prada's Resort 2012 collection. But it's not the only print in the collection by a long shot — grids, '60s floral brights, dots, and even lace fill out the offering. Prada accessorized each look with a printed foulard and/or beret, and lady-like pumps, mules,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 16, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

All the New Spring 2011 Ads You Missed

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Tom Ford Eyewear

 

Spring may not be in the air just yet, but the Spring 2011 ad campaigns sure are....

 

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 15, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

Blue Notes-Summer's Coolest Shade Will Go Straight into Fall

Spring 2011 collections from designers such as Jason Wu, Mulberry, and Isabel Marant were dotted with pops of rich blue tones; with even more designers offering super-saturated versions of the shade for Fall 2011, it looks like this is one color that will be sticking around for quite some time. 

Sink into a deep sea dream this season with shades of Klein,…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 15, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments

MAC Rose Romance Collection

Mac's Rose Romance is hitting the stores and includes new lip stains! Not only are there new lip stains but there’s also a new gel blush...love to try this one!!

"Colour and style bloom in A Rose Romance, our lovely new colour collection inspired by the rose, an enduring Icon of Love. Spring buds blush in fragrant new hues when our newest blush, Just…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 14, 2011 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

The Kraken-Black Spiced Rum

Designed by Stranger and Stranger who have created over 100 drinks…

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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 13, 2011 at 6:11 — No Comments

Little White Lies Film Review

Marion Cotillard Goes Both Ways in Guillaume Canet’s New Film About Complex Relationships

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard grapples with the emotional fallout from an unfinished tryst as the…
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Added by alexandra avgitidis on July 12, 2011 at 6:00 — No Comments


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