Curated by The Design Museum London in conjunction with the designer, this exhibition celebrates 20 years of Monsieur Louboutin’s designs and inspiration – from stilettos to studded sneakers – revealing the artistry and theatricality of his aesthetic. And for legions of Loubie fans, it’s a magical journey of style, glamour, power, femininity and elegance. The Christian Louboutin exhibit will be on display from June 21 through September 15, 2013.
In other LV related news of the day: have you seen the word of the internet as of two days now? It’s fashion related but it really triggered a world of response and not all of it positive. It involves Louis Vuitton luggage and a couple of Buddhist monks, a jet, some mirrored sunglasses, iPhones and worldly possessions that would normally describe fashionable individuals.
But wait, they’re monks! Something’s not right here, is it? Countless news outlets hurried up in releasing statements with regards to the temptations of the monks or their rules of conduct. But that doesn’t change the simple truth: a Louis Vuitton monogram bag is just as appealing to a humble Servant of (any) God as it is to mere mortals, fashionable or not. Yes, this may not be your regular preach&teacher Buddhist monk but they sure live connected to the world. (hit the jump to watch the actual video)
Plastic is always fantastic when it comes to Barbie, and while she has a legion of fans across generations, none are on the same level as Jason Wu.
Though he’s now one of Michelle Obama’s go-to designers as well as the new artistic director of Hugo Boss, Wu got his start styling the much smaller fashionista with a collection that boasted over 150 dolls! And it wasn’t just the clothes he took to either, he took beauty into account as well. “I remade Barbie clothes. I would buy Barbies and take them apart and then remake their looks,” he told Interview. “I used them for hairstyling. It was a whole process. I had a lot of dolls—like 150.”
Wu admitted that would spend top dollar to dress Barbie in nothing but the best, putting the sewing skills he learned from a fashion student when he was in elementary school to the test. “My mom would give me, like, $ 200, which was a lot of money, and I’d go downtown to the fabric store and buy a little piece of the expensive fabric that was in the glass case—of course. [All] you could buy was like a half-quarter yard. But I would take that and draft patterns to make clothes for the dolls,” he explained.
Clearly a far cry from the company’s last ad campaign which featured Karlie Kloss and an outdoor setting, the new Fall 2013 Juicy Couture ad campaign with fashion’s new hot model Andreea Diaconu and Edita Vilkeviciute look surprisingly good. For a fashfitness lesson.
What’s fashfitness? I will try to explain it the best I can as I just came up with the word and seems like an honest, representative concept for countless occasions. Including this one. Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele styled the two girls in a series of up and down, curved, bent and all around gymnastic-y poses for Inez and Vinoodh‘s cameras that try to set an entirely new standard of defying gravity and comfort in the name of fashion photography.
Which would be perfectly fine if an entire legion of fashion bloggers won’t replicate the set with either the same fantastic clothing or something similarly tasteful. Admit it: you’re more attracted to the laws of physics in those images, than to the laws of fashion’s good taste and style measure! All in the name of ‘sexy and wild’ as wwd noted from the Juicy Couture’s reps!
One of my favorite beauty trends this season is the denim-eye look. It’s all about using those blue satin and shimmery eye shadows to replicate a pair of your favorite skinny jeans, and today I’ve created a look that is definitely eye-catching and plays right into the trend.
This look is so easy and also incredibly fun, and with its extra glittery liner this look is ideal for a night out with friends or even a fun date – the options are endless!
Photo Credit: Jason Wu courtesy of Elle, Neiman Marcus, PCN Photos
As we all know, in fashion, hemlines ebb and flow every season. One day miniskirts are the big thing, the next day everyone is wearing floor-sweeping maxis. Handkerchief hems, asymmetrical hems, and hi-low hems have all been popular in more recent times and if you’re looking for the latest way to hem it up, why not try the latest trend-on-the-verge, jagged hems?
There is definitely something about this trend that makes one feel grungy, so if that’s your style, this is the look for you. Even though jagged hemline skirts are purposeful, the deconstructed nature of these garments feels very punk. When added onto a normal sundress, the look is quite eye-catching.
If a proper beach bag isn’t fit for your summer adventures, a casual canvas tote may be more your style. These practical purses are durable, versatile, and easily carried and cleaned, making them the most convenient carrier of everything from your sunscreen to your sneakers. Best of all, these bags are anything but boring. With an array of graphics and catch phrases to choose from, you’ll be toting your things with style and sensibility.
1. I’m Really a Mermaid Tote Bag, available at Wildfoxcouture.com for $ 15
2. Maptote Canvas Tote, available at Nordstrom for $ 17.50
3. Eden Parrot Shopper, Accessorize.com for $ 17
4. Bicycle Tote, available at Forever 21 for $ 3.80
5. Retro Lips Canvas Tote, available at Forever 21 for $ 3.80
6. Wisdom by Winston Tote, available at Modcloth.com for $
7. Maison Scotch Skull Tote, available at Madisonlosangelos.com for $ 25
8. Madness Is The Lust Bag, available at Karmaloop.com for $ 24
It’s safe to say we’ve seen Katy Perry styled up in all manner of looks; think anything from playful vibrant coloured tour costumes to weird and wonderful red carpet outfits, but it’s safe to say Katy’s style has grown up of late, which is certainly reflected on her latest high profile appearance on her début US Vogue cover – she looks nice doesn’t she?
For the cover, Katy looks refined and grown up wearing a gothic feel Rodarte dress with blood red lip and jet black signature locks (apart from they’re not blue any more). The shoot is set to a natural grassy back drop and Katy is set to reveal all about her “fresh romantic look” (and he life and loves obvs). What do you make of Katy’s new look? Let us know in the comments below.