Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
The advertising campaign featuring Mischa Barton and their new "Be Cool" slogan is a brilliant way to insert Keds, a rather classic brand, into the mainstream "cool" market of teens and young adults. Their promotional Mischa Barton website is, well, cool! Very interactive with great video clips, downloads, music and information geared toward the young, student population. I think they have a done a great job for 2007 and they definitely succeeded at making Keds cool. Now time to get me a pair or two.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I viewed the promo site and I think it is worth viewing, with some minor glitches and a hugely annoying closet assistant, the site is well done. The promo movie reel is quite entertaining, and I don't know how quite I mean that exactly.
It seems people were expecting more outlandish pieces, just as I guess, they expect more outrageous concert performances by the Material Girl, but what we keep forgetting (I especially) is that she is no longer that Material Girl but Mrs. Ritchie & Mommy. She has changed and the M line for H&M greatly reflects this change. I still will check it out tomorrow (if there is anything left (and if there is anything left after a week that means it really was not a success)). My favorite two pieces are the white trench coat and a puff short sleeve shirt.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
I went on Marni.com, which to my surprise have added e-commerce content. You can now purchase Marni product direct from their site. They have some other fantastic coats for spring 2007. You won't find anything under $1,000 but you will find stylish, unique items. If you love that Marni deconstructed look, you will love these coats.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Limited-Edition Fresh Bloom Allover Colour, comes in Peony or Pink Poppy, $28.00
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
I've been through this before, where I wanted to boycott fashion and go to the Arctic to save the polar bears. I was so guilty for being so absorbed by fashion when our planet is falling apart. I didn't feel I was making use of myself where it really mattered but then I slowly realised, with help from some outside sources, that I can make my difference through fashion.
It is true that it is the big corporations that must step forward and fight for a greener environment, it is they who have considerable power to make a difference. I think we are making a difference, I think the fashion industry is a laggard when it comes to this issue but slowly, slowly I see differences.
Take for instance the shoe company out of Santa Barbara California, Simple Shoes, they make fully biodegradable footwear. Their shoes are made with recycled car tires, milk jugs, organic cottons, and bamboo. Their products are eco but so is their amazing and not to mention very powerful advertising. They are slowly starting to seep into the popular "fashion" culture with advertisements in Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone (I am really waiting for an ad in Vogue- then I could really say that they are getting into our fashion fixated heads). And starting this season their Global Warming flip flops (proceeds from the sales go to stopglobalwarming.org) are being sold at Kitson and Nordstrom's.
It think that this little shoe company is a fantastic push toward making a difference. I would love for the fashion industry to make "saving the planet" fashionable. I would love to see Vogue, Elle or Harper's Bazaar all have a sustainable style section in their tomes.
Like Mr. Gore mentioned in his speech, it's all of us together that will make a difference and it is time that the fashion industry (and I mean New York, Milan, Paris and London) start making a real difference. I pledge from here on I will continue to find some green fashion to talk about. It is my responsibility to our planet.
Photos:youthactionmontreal.com, wwd.org, simple.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Credits: Dress - Dolce & Gabbana, Belt - Ports 1961, Necklaces - David Yurman & Erickson Beaman, Braclets - David Yurman, Alexis Bittar, Amrita Singh, Robert Lee Morris & Yvette Fry, Rings - Robert Lee Morris, Baccart , H.Stern
Photo: Latin American Vogue March 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Anlo Jeans, Tibi Cami, Tibi Cropped Jacket
All items available at neimanmarcus.com
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Love this quote...it is so true. People who are tough and ambitious are usually people who get called a bitch by the people who wish they were tough and ambitious. You are who you are, a bitch or not.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I actually like the wide leg jean, one in particular actually, the 7 For All Mankind Ginger Pant in the dark mercer wash. These jeans are high-waisted, slim fitting and flared at the knee and look amazing on.
I am actually happy to see that the wide legs have made a comeback as it gives me more variety when it comes to my denim choices. And no, I am not ready to give up my skinnies but I will definitely be adding these babies to my repertoire.
Photos: perezhiltion.com; shopbop.com
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
If this was a pure SJP p.r. move I would think they would travel a different direction. Perhaps, the H&M route. I could see that as more of a fit, actually a great fit, or better yet, Target. So, I am assuming that this is part of Steve & Barry's marketing plan for revamping their company. I have to say that it is smart on their part but I would like to see the execution process. For one they are going to have to invest some time, effort and money into their design team and their advertising plan.
Apparently, the name of the clothing line is based on SJP's sentiment after she walked into, and was exposed to the whole Steve & Barry's concept - 'stylish clothes for less'. The press release for the line put it this way - “Parker was blown away by the company’s mission and bitten by the Steve & Barry’s bug after walking into a Steve & Barry’s store for the first time.”
I have to say...I'm not buying any of it. There are a multitude of retailers out there tooting the whole stylish-clothes-on-a-dime strategy, this is nothing new, so I don't understand what to get bitten or blown away by.
I seriously think this was a grand master plan put into force by S&B's and somehow, someway SJP jumped up on that bandwagon.
I would have really liked to see a "real" SJP line. I'm quite surprised she took on this endeavour.
The collection is to launch June 7th at all Steve & Barry's locations across the country. Every item is priced at $19.98 or less. Repeat: $19.98 or less. So, perhaps this is a new concept. One that is really taking the cheap & chic trend to the very next level.
I still am curious to see how the collection will turn out. I have no doubt that it will be a complete success. I am sure that, with this launch, S&B's will instantly make their dollars for the year.
For more information view fashion week daily.
Monday, March 12, 2007
I actually have mixed feelings about this launch. On the one side I am not surprised she launched a clothing line and I look forward to what she has to offer but on the other side I am a bit skeptical about this being an entire p.r. move. She has been out of the spotlight for a while and what better way to make a comeback (besides a sequel to Sex in the City) than with a fashion line.
I remember when she launched her perfume Lovely (which by the way, has become my staple scent), I specifically recall her telling Jay Leno (or it could have been David Letterman) how she has waited so long to launch the perfume... that it has been a dream of hers, and that she was apart of the entire process and it was a passionate project.
I do believe she is a passionate being and I also believe that she would not venture into any project unless she was truly passionate about it but I am not fully convinced of that fact with this new endeavour. I am anxious to hear more about it and see the collection. Oh, and I definitely want to know more about the origin of that name (obviously something to do with the Big Apple, the city she is so passionately in love with).
I will most definitely keep you posted.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
For more info, visit victoriassecret.com
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I'm not saying that Theyskens' is not capable of it, he is plenty capable, just look at what he did for Rochas (one of the other collections I came to depend on for great feminine looks). I actually still can't believe Rochas closed down but I will not venture off down what could be a long road of complaints and dismays.
I understand that Theyskens is trying to freshen up the look of the house (as any new designer with a new appointment does) and make his imprint. I guess I am not one for major change. When I get used to something and start depending on it I don't deal well with it changing on me. And I guess I am referring to everything in my life not just the Nina Ricci collection.
Even though it wasn't a true Ricci line-up, there were still some great pieces and definitely great craftsmanship apparent throughout the show. I loved the dove grey sweater dress. This is my favorite piece of the whole collection but I still want my feminine NR dresses back.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
I absolutely love this coat. Love it. I need to find one exactly like this. I also love her hair and that bold eye makeup.This is great grey tone on tone layering. She looks very comfortable and at the same time very chic.
The leggings with the Chanel flats and the pea coat. Love that look.
Satin bow tie shirt, blue jeans and knee boots. Great style.
Fabulous boots and bag.Love the dress and pendant (I also love her hair - smooth, sleek, the perfect length and shade).
I adore the handbag and the chicness of a simple scarf wrapped neck.
She made three tones work - the butter boots and the cognac bag mixed with her grey ensemble. The grey coat is perfect length for the coordinating dress, creating a nice line.
Love this whole mix it together look. She pulled it off well. I particularly love the oversized metallic bag.