Category: accessories

Beautiful Things: Listen Through Rainbow!

New love this summer are these chic headphones from URBANEARS.  Soft touch ear pads with a socket for sharing what you’re listening to with a headphone-wearing friend!  A collapsible construction for easy transport and  an in-line microphone with a button for answering calls and changing songs.  You will definitely want to put aside your Iphone headphones for awhile and rock these this summer.  The price ($59.00) makes it easy to buy more than one without dipping into your summer wardrobe budget!

I Don’t Think So: Noo Viktor & Rolf Not You Guys.

Viktor and Rolf Pink Rose BagI didn’t want to believe that Viktor and Rolf created this but hey, you can’t be on point and please everyone all the time. So they get a pass from me.  V & K have been spared from the brutal words on my “Don’t Think So” series this time.

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Fall ’10 Shoes Preview: What Were They Thinking?

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Balenciaga–Let’s Play Tetris.

“What was your inspiration for this collection?” A required question that the designers are asked each season.  After the Fall’10 Fashion Week, I think they should be asked the same question about the footwear they put onto the models.  The shoes, have been getting just as much attention as the clothes being showed on the runways. For some of the designers, the reaction from viewers would be the tilting of the head and a raised eyebrow.

This past week the Parisian designers outdid themselves.  I had to wonder what they were thinking and mumbled that notorious question under my breathe. Unfortunately each of the following designers were not available to answer me and my imagination started to run wild!

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Chanel–Big Foot.                                          Givenchy–Little Red Riding Hood.

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Marni– The Woman that Lived In Her Shoe                 John Galliano–Ax Men

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Jean Paul Gaultier–Arabian Nights.         Yves Saint Laurent–Last Of The Mohicans.

Photos Via Style.com

Everything Will Fit, Everything!

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Sarah Williams, a graduate student from London College of Fashion, decided that her MA project will be somewhat of a space saver for all corners and every angle.  The project untitled “Crafted Fashion” is a beautifully, innovatively designed luggage collection that goes against the grain.

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Let’s see you try to fit one of these pieces in the overhead compartment.  To purchase one of Williams’ bespoke pieces or to just browse visit  www.williams-hamdmade.com

Attending The Fashion Trade Show Coterie.

As a fashion buyer you want more than just watching the models walk up and down the runways. The buyers need to touch the clothes, they need prices, fabrics used, etc. The sooner that information is available to them the better they can tell their fashion stories to the customers.

This is where trade shows come in, Coterie to be specific. For the buyers, fashion editors, and students that couldn’t attend the fashion shows, the trade show gives them up close and personal access without the glitz and glamour.

After fashion week the serious work begins for the designers and buyers.

This video shows you what a visit to Coterie can be. My co-worker, Isidoro, and myself  spent last Monday morning getting a glimpse of what our favorite designers created, visited old friends and previewed what we’ll be wearing come next fall!

I would say it was a morning well spent!

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The Mad Hatters.

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Besides the clothes and jewelry that help define your style, what about some of us that want to add a little more with an accessory on our heads.

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Not just something with a brim, but a piece that is custom made for your head, or a style of hat that needs it’s own seat!  A hat can make more of a statement than everything else you’re wearing and thanks to milliners like  Nasir Mazhar, Philip Treacy and Justin Smith they keeps your eyes up, way up.

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Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen

They are competing with fashion designers for the attention and with their creations, they’re on their way to winning.

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Fashion Week Statement Makers.

New York Fashion Week will be over soon, and we survived this first lap of the Fall 2010 collections even with all the snow and freezing tempertures.  From what I’ve seen, we’ve layer it up  pretty well and in our own unique way.  This is something that we do well with the right coat and boots, but what about accessories?  In this case ,bigger is better because you should have to stand out with what you wear around your necks along with the overcoats and hats.

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All of the pieces featured on this page plus many more “statement makers” are available  on CoutureCandy.com

Fashion Shows Recession Style.

Staying ahead and creating trends, isn’t that what fashion is all about? Well the latest trend that should have most people pleased is the new way to see the shows during fashion week.

The numbers have increased since last year for the amount of designers giving us immediate access by photographs online after a show and live streaming their collection(s).  This works great for some fashion editors who hate rushing to several shows in one day or others waiting for hours just to see a fashion preview that lasts less than 2o minutes.

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William Rast is using the web to their advantage by “live streaming” their Fall 2010 show Wednesday 02/17/10 at 7pm.  Front row seat on the couch while wearing, what you want no complaints here!  Cutting cost anyway you can is smart.

For emerging fashion designers, spending money for a fashion show is a luxury they cannot afford.  Designers like Barbara Tfank, Chris Benz & Kimberly Ovitz gave us photos via Style.com, saving themselves thousands of dollars, and showing their creations to the consumers and fashion lovers directly.

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This form of showcasing one’s collections opens it up to a bigger audience which should help with marketing and sales.

When the creative wheels start turning, cyberspace is limitless!   Why not give us a fashion show longer than 20 minutes or a mini movie?

In a recession we creative people always have to think of ways to keep the fashion innovative, exciting, ongoing and the money flowing!!

A YSL For You And You.

Here is the first look at a Stefano Pilati’s tote for the sixth YSL Manifesto.

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Two thousand of these totes will be handed out—free of charge—in New York next Tuesday, February 16th.  Similar drops will follow in Paris, London, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Berlin. Photos of Natalia Vodianova in the Spring 2010 collection by the photography duo, Inez and Vinoodh are in the Manifesto, giving you a little something extra with the totes.  Look out for these must-haves on the fashionable corners.

Good Luck!.

www.yslmanifesto.com