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Friday, October 31, 2008
www - with what is possibly one of the most important US presidential elections to date coming up in just a few days, designer zac posen has posted a new youtube video promoting his campaign of "fashion the vote." in it, he asks for everyone to get to the polls, and send him a picture of what their wearing!
Posted by Zeba at 7:12 AM
Thursday, October 30, 2008
www - in the last ten years the advent of technology has made a huge impact on the fashion industry, and on november 24 emilio pucci will join the slew of high-end fashion brands that have online boutiques. exclusive limited-edition pieces will be sold online only, and in lieu of mannequins pucci will use interpretive dancers to showcase the movement of the clothes.
Posted by Zeba at 7:45 AM
london - this isn't a celebrity gossip blog, but sometimes the world of hollywood and the world of fashion collide - most often on the red carpet. recently, the new james bond flick, Quantum of Solace, had it's royal world premiere in london. guests in attendace like prince harry and prince william, elle mc-fierce-son, and of course the star daniel craig came out in their sunday best. but there is one particular red carpet walker who i think made the biggset impact...what do you think?
Posted by Zeba at 7:34 AM
JUST ASKING...IS JOHN LEGEND'S OUTFIT SUPPOSSED TO BE ECLECTIC/CHIC? SOMEHOW IT JUST FEELS INCOMPLETE...
Posted by ZANDILE BLAY at 2:27 AM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
new york - armani has annouced that posh spice, aka victoria beckham, will be the new face of their worldwide advertising campaign for emporio armani's spring/summer 2009 season of women's underwear. the campaign will be photographed by mert alas and marcus pigott, and marks the second beckham to be commissioned by armani for an ad campaign - footballer david beckham being the first.
Posted by Zeba at 2:44 PM
worldwide- the fashion industry has always been stereotyped as superficial, but ford model chanel iman shows that there is another side to the fashion world that wishes to help those in need. here she shows her support for ONEXONE, a non-profit organization whose goal is to end hunger and poverty amongst the children of the world. for more information, visit onexone.org.
that said, this girl needs an angus cheeseburger from mcdonald's herself and you know it.
Posted by Zeba at 12:12 AM
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
picture courtesy of wwd.com
berlin - coming after its successful collaboration with comme des garcons, h&m has teamed up exclusively with C.neeon, a design duo comprised of clara kraetsch and doreen schulz, who met at college in 2001 and have been designing together ever since. known for their bold colors and geometric designs, the designers have created 300 limited edition t-shirts, retailing at $34 each. the shirts will be sold in the new h&m store in the hackesche markt area of berlin, and all proceeds will go to the berliner tafel e.v. charity, which provides food for the homeless.
below is a video of C.neeon's spring 2008 collection:
Posted by Zeba at 11:36 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
www - my wonderful friend, stephanie scott of 3lab brought my attention to this sumptuos bag. its one of chloe's latest creations and features a killer combination of rich leather and glossy gold hardware. and at a price point of $1, 695, you won't have to work all year to save up for it ( a good four months should do.) i heart this bag and am willing to let you buy it for me. seriously, i won't stop you. stephanie, thanks for spottting this fierce buy!
image via fashionweekdaily.com
new york - ...but why does she still bore me? that said, it's a lovely cover and i love the spread with her and nina ricci designer, olivier theyskens.
photos via www.fashionweekdaily.com
www - faithful readers of my blog know about my chanel habit (currently saving my coins to get my next pair of ballet flats, plus a bag for the spring). i am looking forward to mommyhood for the sole purpose of carrying a chanel diaper bag. and now, i may have to take up fly fishing, because karl lagerfeld and his team at chanel have graciously designed a new fishing rod for fashionistas who like to catch trout in their spare time. this inspired me to look up other uber-luxrious-if-not-necessary-chanel-goodies. enjoy this feast for the eyes.....(times like these, i am tempted to become an escort to raise more capital...)
images via fashionweekdaily.com, chanel.com
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
usa - i like foxy and keyshia cole. but something tells me they are not wearing these rose colored herve leger dresses with style and grace. i am sure they had every intention of oozing sex and on-trend appeal. but those high hopes seemed to have been lost in translation...what sayeth thou?
london - well that's how bloggers seem to be treating it. the pop singer wore it to the africa rising event in london earlier this week. its not exactly the best look christina has worn down the red carpet. but then again, what is? she always seems over done and tranny-ish. she reminds me of a baby-cher, circa 1996. i agree that its a fugly look, but for aguilera, its normal.
new york - its getting lots of mixed reviews from blogs. i think its edgy and flattering - and fits seamlessly with the look she's promoting for her new album.
photo via crunktastical.net
www - wait, lupe fiasco is still relevant!? i'm not throwing any shade, just asking as i haven't seen - or most importantly - heard him in a while. but what do i know... in anycase, he has co-designed a siiiick pair of kicks for the product red line. i truly love these. they are scheduled to be on the market in january. listen, don't hesitate to buy me a pair. i wear a 7 1/2.
connecticut- a special thank you to my little sister zeba, for coming along and taking photos of the event. she shared a few with her friends on her live journal page. i was expecting compliments, but talk about dashed hopes. almost every one who commented found the dress to be incredibly ugly. i still love it. it is an iridescent purple nicole miller fall 2008 dress which i paired with black tights and high patent leather wedge open-toe heels. i loved the look. but do you hate it?
connecticut - i. had. a. fabulous. time. i swear! the students were absolutely amazing. seeing as though it was a monday, on a holiday at 7pm, i was expecting roughly 20 students to come. almost 100 showed up. they were super attentive and asked spot on questions about the fashion industry and how to break in. special thank you professor hanley for bringing his entire class to the speech, tony black and christopher wescott as well as lorella praeli of shades for inviting me and michael lyle for getting the ball rolling on this. i also want to thank ray andrewson, general managaer of wqun radio, for having me on his morning show to promote the talk.
p.s here is what one very kind student had to say about me on her amazing blog, fashion forward.
new york - you've absolutely totally gotta love it! j.crew has a new store called j. crew collections which sells its most imaginative, luxurious - and expensive - pieces yet. i've yet to go, but if the reviews i've read are any indicator its a must see for any clothes horse. so...if you are interested its located at 1035 madison avenue @79th street.
photo via jcrewaholics.com
italy - boy is that news to me. apparently, dolce & gabbana began using a red flower pattern in their merchandise similar to one trademarked by marimekko. the poppy pattern is called unikko. the finnish textile company clearly plays no games when it comes to their sought after patterns and promptly sued d&g. now the case has been settled out of court and d&g has agreed to pay the appropriate fees.
image via designfinland.com
jakarta - its good to know that fashionistas are still spending like crazy despite the turbulent economy. at least thats what harvey nichol's is banking on with the opening of its fifth overseas store. it is debuting a 107,000 square foot, four story, flagship in the city of jakarta on october 23rd. the interiors for the store are designed by the american firm, callison, which worked on h.n's dubai store.
image via citizen-citizen.com
paris - is it just me or does lvmh own a whole lot of businesses and properties. i mean, i understand that that's the whole point of being a conglomerate, but still. lvmh owns a 26,000 square foot retail complex in paris called la samaritaine. (please don't give me the side eye if this is general knowledge. one can only know but so much.) in any case, lvmh wants to redevelop the space into a mixed use property including retail, food, apartments and a hotel. the french government has blocked their hopes, because they'd like to add a social housing component (read: poor people) to the mix, which we can all be sure lvmh is not happy with. this has put the company's plans to reopen the space by 2013 on hold. stay tuned..
pics via travellerspoint.com
l.a. - somehow lauren conrad has managed to finagle a career as a supposed fashion designer out of her stints on reality television. recently, she debuted her s/s 09 line at l.a. fashion week, to mixed reviews. the line is a hodge podge of simple white cocktail dresses, printed party dresses, and high-waisted shorts and skirts. in other words: things one would find in lauren's closet, or on a rack at charlotte russe at the very least. or am i being too harsh? here are a few examples of the line, what do you think?
you can see the entire line here
Posted by Zeba at 9:08 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
new york - honestly, what is this? i am so confused. i am all about evolving your image and changing your look, but whoever styled michelle williams for the diesel party this past saturday is dead wrong. this cacophony of accessories and yards of black fabric is only overwhelming michelle. i'm not into this. y tu?
Monday, October 13, 2008
Zandile is speaking at Quinnipiac University tonight about how to get into the fashion industry - pictures coming sooon. Blogging will be back in full swing tomorrow!
Posted by Zeba at 1:55 PM
Friday, October 10, 2008
new york - i just spotted this on perez hilton's webiste: cosmo girl, the bible for stylish and intelligent teens is folding. i literally cannot imagine this to be true. but one never knows. according to perez, the staff was told that the mag is shutting down earlier today. media is so volatile right now. i swear there's more job security in stripping.
new york - now this is why louboutin is louboutin: sexy, imaginative, and comfortable sky high heels. i love these shoes. they reportedly cost around $2,700. and you know what? its worth every dollar. here is janet jackson wearing it on her way to tape a segment for the tyra banks show. sandrarose.com reader, pilar, also sent an upclose of the shoes on her feet. i think their amazing. whats your take? sidenote: these shoes are currently sold out everywhere.
images via sandrarose.com
new york - is that twisted of me? i'm sorry but this man's swag is extreme. here's a candid shot of him out and about rocking a skirt, or kilt, or whatevs you wanna call it in the streets of new york. i live for him!
image via sandra rose
Thursday, October 09, 2008
www - maybe, this post is exclusively for people like me whose entire wardrobe consists of leggins, tees, and cardigans from american apparel. its not that i love the brand. instead its that i appreciate easy comfort and sultry silhouettes but can't -yet- pony up the cash or more adult lines like norma kamali and donna karan, who work in a much more sophisticated way with jersey. but i digress...my point is, there's another lovely line that is now giving legging lovers like myself options. can you guess which one? members only! i know - i thought the same thing you are thinking. its not just about their bomber jackets any more (which are back on the market.) now its about their poured on liquid leggings and sexy velour leggings. celebs like rihanna, nikki hilton and fergie are already fans. the genius behind the revived interest is former fashion editor kelli delaney who left the editorial world (she was fashion editor at mags like allure, us weekly and glamour) to be creative director of the brand. she's done good. i love this stuff. log on to http://www.membersonlystyle.com/ to see more merch.