Friday, March 25, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Seriously, i don't understand why Rick Owens sneakers are so expensive. Every pair is above €600, even the most basic ones. I can understand why the Croc leather one cost more than €1000. The reason is pretty obvious. As for the rest, i am totally clueless. What's your thoughts?
I must admit, the full black one look pretty cool and sleek. It look like a pair of boots but yet it is a sneaker (might consider).
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
As we all know, the Louis Spikes that are coming in this season are the patent ones. Apart from that, Louboutin is producing the suede ones again but with black soles (i like). As for the next season, black leather ones will be produced again and this time with black soles and black studs! Black on black is just simply gorgeous! I will be getting a pair of Louis SOON!
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Judging by the celebratory dancing in the roped-off VIP section—some of which occurred atop couches—other partygoers, like Karen Elson, Kate Moss, and Florence Welch, shared Dello Russo's sentiments. "It was amazing. The hats were genius!" gushed Nicole Richie, who, clad in a Givenchy black leather zip-trim dress, had to call it an early night due to an a.m. return flight to New York, where she'll work on her new range of Fall handbags. But other guests, like Kanye West, Giovanna Battaglia, and Gareth Pugh, continued to toast Tisci until the very wee hours.
Lea T, who chatted with a veiled Catherine Baba for much of the fête, admitted she had some serious pre-show jitters before strutting down Tisci's catwalk earlier in the evening. "I'm so proud of Ricky! I just want to find him and give him a big kiss," she said. And as soon as he arrived, arm in arm with Liv Tyler, who was layered in two pairs of Wolford stockings and a Givenchy menswear top, she did just that. But what does the much adored Tisci have to say of those Dior rumors? "I felt this was a strong, positive season. And I'm happy at Givenchy." How could he not be?
— Katharine K. Zarrella, style.com
When I approached Hedi Slimane about doing this interview, his first in almost three years, he agreed on the condition that he could answer my questions by e-mail. Well, why not? This series is about the future of fashion, and—who knows?—perhaps this type of electronic exchange is the future of journalism. Besides, I thought that Slimane might bring a unique perspective to the subject at hand. He has been both an insider (as, among other things, the highly influential designer of Dior Homme from 2000 to 2007) and an outsider (since stepping away from Dior, he has pursued a more nomadic existence, focusing chiefly on his photographs for magazines and his Web site, www.hedislimane.com). Here, he discusses today’s “costly and overwhelming fashion avalanche,” whether or not he plans to return to design, and the enduring relevance of Pete Doherty. If this interview reads less like a conversation than a kind of manifesto for the future, I don’t think it’s any less interesting for that. Ultimately, though, it’s up to the reader to decide how well this format works.
How do you think technology—tweeting, blogging, social media, etc.—has affected fashion? For better or worse?
It has affected different aspects of fashion tremendously. From commentary to fashion design, communication, and distribution.
The fashion Internet community is like a global digital agora tweeting passions and opinions. Anyone knows better, and each one is a self-made critic.
This is a fascinating idea, as I always favored amateurism (”the one that loves”) over professionalism, attraction over experience. It obliges anyone in the industry to think in a fresher way.
Of course, it is hard to say if any “authority,” someone like Suzy Menkes, might one day come out and use digital means to lead with integrity, enough background, outside of any conflict of interest.
On a design perspective, it has allowed any young designer or indie brand to get an instant audience, if used with wit and invention.
I am not quite sure of the future of retail as we know it. This is a truly important thing, maybe the most important one, as it might already mean there is nothing standing between the design and an audience/consumer.
Finally, the better and the worse have always been part of fashion, with the Internet only magnifying it and creating a joyful and noisy digital chaos.
The bottom line is that any note can create music. It is only a matter of taste.
You photograph for magazines, but you also have a strong presence on the Internet with your Web site. Do you see a difference between the two mediums in terms of the presentation of your work?
They complete each other.
The Internet is about immediacy. Besides, I also operate my Web site directly, as I can decide if I want to post a story or reportage every day or every month. I also generally have a more complete edit on my Web site, after publication.
That said, I do love the strict frame of magazines, and to tell a story in an edit of ten or 12 pages, or to sum it up in a cover. It is a discipline.
Posted by Monsieur AG at 3/08/2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Ever since i stumbled across the Christian Louboutin and Miu Miu glittered shoes, i have been looking around for a pair of sneakers with glitters. This is what i found at Jimmy Choo, another famous shoe designer...I like the design and material, particularly the "star" eyelet and pebbled leather. Unfortunately, my size has been sold out at www.jimmychoo.com. Now i have to search high and low for it....
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Is it a case of a brand copying another or simply Glitter is the trend? Either way, i am sure most people will think that Louboutin "inspired" Miu Miu...Given that both prices are similar, most people would choose the Louboutins (but i want the black oxfords from Miu Miu)