fashion / 23.06.2010

The history of Blackface is that it is theatrical makeup used first in the United States in minstrel shows, and later around the world, where the practice became popular during the 19th century. It is associated with American racism such as the "happy-go-lucky darky on the plantation" or the "dandified coon." Do we still need to go over this..Black face is not to be put on as make up. The 60th anniversary of Stern Fotographie magazine pays tribute to ultimate Glam God, Karl Lagerfeld’s. The issue was published with six different covers, each an image of Claudia Schiffer styled in a...

fashion / 22.06.2010

1)The Ad is controversial2)Marc's body has never looked better (hair transplant, tan, tattoos,earrings)3)We've not forgotten that he invented GRUNGE - sort of4)He is the map of fashion - GENIUS labels (eponymous line, Louis Vuitton)5)He is SO New York (born & bred)6)He's been criticised by Oscar de la Renta as a mere copyist (DRAMA)7)Although an accused copier, Ed Hardy blatantly copied his quilted nylon bag (see post below)8)His most impressive work: his makeover. 3yrs ago, he was long-locked, four-eyed and buttoned-up geek chic when he hit New York’s legendary Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And now look...

fashion / 21.06.2010

I grew up with football on the telly all day! Am I fan? Maybe..There is NO doubt that The Top Team has an ongoing love affair with Louis Vuitton. The FIFA World Cup South Africa final is on Sunday and in the event of the cup, FIFA has special ordered a case to hold the World Cup Trophy! The case has been handmade by a single craftsman, and has been designed to accomodate the celebrated trophy. Covered in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram canvas, the travel case is fitted with the company’s signature brass lock and corners, and has a dark...

fashion / 20.06.2010

BB Dakota (California label) was lucky to have Kristen Stewart wear their their $70 multi-pocket jacket in the infamous mega-movie Twilight. Free advertising!!!! What designer wouldn't absorb and capitalise from such phenomenal product placement.Summit Entertainment however wants to pee on their parade..the studio behind the film franchise is NOT happy and filed a lawsuit agaist the label for copyright and trademark infringement,in terms of marketing.Apparently, BB Dakota may have gone too far as they were promoting their cotton jacket on their website with the description: “Bella Swann wears this jacket in Twilight and scores the hottest vampire in high school,...

fashion / 11.06.2010

1)MTV loyal fans,2)Tween scene fanatic followers, 3)She's beautiful, 4)She's been on two successful reality shows, 5)She's had a huge following with her eponymous fashion label and that was parlayed into a line for mega-chain Kohls,6)She's a bit controversial as some say she has no talent,7)She's had the same agent and publicist since she arrived on MTV in 2005, 8)Her stylist is no doubt talented,9)She already has three other books that are bestsellers,(10)Finally, the critics l-o-v-e to hate Lauren....

fashion / 11.06.2010

First rule of fashion design: If you've been inspired by a certain item (ie. Marc Jacobs handbag)you MUST change 7 things on the actual item to call it your own. You can't just switch the color, add a school of fish and call it your own: Ed Hardy....

fashion / 05.06.2010

                                                                          Our favourite pricey designers love to tease us with fashionable trinkets. Just because you can't afford their decadent line of clothing, bags, shoes etc - you can certainly still feel like you are the scene by wearing their tank tops and carry their totes. Here are ten things you must have for June..well the Chanel bike was too exorbitant to put a price on it...

fashion / 04.06.2010

She was born in ManchesterShe is a Central Saint Martins graduate '97Her personal style is minimalist with a Queen Elizabeth I edge..shocking!She snagged a job at Alexander Mcqueen in '96 before graduating from CSMShe is 35yrs oldShe became head of womenswear at Alexander Mcqueen in 2000She barely wears make-upShe completed 16 of the pieces for Lee's final collectionShe unconditionally loves Alexander McQueen!I love her quote - "The creation of modern beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee's vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy."...