Amosu Diamond Blackberry is the premier luxury cellphone embellisher. Using 18k gold and nearly 4,459 diamonds (almost 29 carats) it takes 350 hours of craftsmanship, which can be yours for $240,000. No wonder only 3 will ever be made. In love yet? They designed 3 different luxury blackberries, an diamond iPhone and a Cannon digital camera. See them all at www.amosu.co.uk
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Ann Taylor has been known to be your moms store for her secretary clothes. Not so much anymore with their new head designer (formerly from Club Monaco) in tow and millions of magazine ads that express the new Ann is less work and more play. Instead of the focusing on boring basics, they did it up with accessories, ruffles, hints of color, boyfriend blazers, oversize sweaters and larger-than-life pearls. Do we like?All images photographed by Sara Conley for insidethetents.com.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The only think I love as much as fashion is fashion illustration. I'm so excited I found Danny Roberts on etsy.com who sells his illustrations for $20 - $200 (and there's a few pieces for $1,000). He also sells this organic, hand painted t-shirt for $42. For more info visit his blog Igor + Andre.
I've never heard of the UK clothing line Ashish until this morning, looking at backstage pictures. There have been many runway shows that I though was not for me, weird or too couture but I've never flat out said "I don't like a collection" until now. Haven't we seen this look from the young 80's wannabees walking around Soho, NY last spring. These oversized t-shirts and tanks are not flattering on anybody even if they are sequence. And when will the large printed, cheesey fraze shirts die.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
NY Fashion Week is officially over but a secret hobby of mine is to go view EVERY collection online. Here's a preview the spring 2010 highlights. To view the entire collection via style.com, click on the designers name.
Ralph Lauren tells an interesting story with his spring 2010 runway collection. Focused on the depression era, Ralph gets very detailed dressing the models in newsboy hats, vest, distressed boyfriend jeans, floral frocks and mens suits. Towards the end of the collection he gets a little glitzy in blue flowy dresses and gowns. "I believe in the resilient spirit of America. Hard times seem to sharpen our capacity for idealism and our optimism that tomorrow will be a better day. I am inspired by the character of the worker, the farmer, the cowboy, the pioneer women...I have always admired the honesty of their work wear..." Ralph definitely nails this collection!