Category: Designers

Who’s Your Daddy Luke Skywalker?

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“From a simple idea in 2005 to a record-setting exhibition in 2009,   The Vader Project features 100 of the best underground artists and designers working today.”  A dream project for many artists, only the chosen 100 of best underground artists and designers like Tim Biskup, Marc Ecko, Michelle Valigura and Amanda Visell each “customized a 1:1 scale authentic prop replica of the Darth Vader helmet featured in the STAR WARS™After touring the world, The Vader Project will be auctioned off at Freeman’s Auction House in Philadelphia on July 10th.

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The last time you can see the entire collection in person would be from July 5-9.  Can’t make it to Philly, buy the Vader Project Catalog.


I figure the helmet that gets sold for the most amount should be the daddy, having a legend like Luke Skywalker to support is not getting cheaper, doesn’t matter how old he gets.




Her pieces show the hard work and time that went into making each one of them. Once upon a time you would had to order Sandra Backlund’s custom made designs to fit your body, now with Maglificio Miles, an Italian knitwear company who Ms. Backlund has collaborated with, Sandra Backlund garments can be worn by some of the fashionable ones who cannot or just doesn’t want to spend a lot.

I dare say that Backlund creations will keep us interested for years to come, because of  her innovative three-dimensional garments that shows us her own signature signature silhouettes that you either love or hate, nothing in between.


Beautiful Things: Throwing Up Pucci Style!

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A great new book to have in your fashion library, Emilio Pucci by Vanessa Friedman and Armando Chitolina.  If not for inspiration, but just to look at the pretty colors over and over again!  Can’t wait to get mine next month.


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Chain Me Up and Lead Me To Happy Times!

Lanvin Chain strap sandals


Something worth climbing into! Use the studs as anchors to get you to the top.

Brian Atwood Temptress Studded Open Toe Boots

L is for the way you look at me. O is for the only one I see...

L is for the way you look at me. O is for the only one I see…

Georgina Goodman Leon LOVE platform sandals.

The chic version of the clear high heels.

The chic version of the clear high heels.

Lanvin Two-tone leather sandals

I Don’t Think So: Hermes Wants You To Ride With Your Jewels.


Luxury brand Hermès, is going full force with their brand.  Forget their $6,000 birkin bags.  Last month they unveiled a high-tech modular saddle featuring a tree made of carbon and injected thermoplastic, blah blah blah, the saddle cost $9,100.   They didn’t stop there, keep the wallets open ladies.

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For the price of about two and a half of the Hermès saddle, you can buy a pair of clip-on rose gold and black jade earrings, which cost $23,675.  Why get a pair of earrings when you can get a  diamond necklace for $880,000.  What do you get for spending so much on a piece of jewelry, a custom-made alligator box.  That’s the least they can do after you’ve spent enough to buy a mini mansion?


Beautiful Things: Seeing Through The Wood Herrlicht.


These glasses you may not find at Lens Crafters.

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HERRLICHT has become a synonym for wood glasses, thanks to designer Andreas Licht who has created refined glasses that are nevertheless easy to handle.  In every HERRLICHT frame, the individual grain of the wood is preserved much like the rings you see in a tree.  A bonus part of the HERRLICHT collection is a beautiful case, too, naturally made of wood. Now, my only question is do we use Orange GLO to clean the frames!

They Look Just Like Butterrr!

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Only the best from Chanel!  Produced exclusively for Assouline by Chanel, this luxe slipcase is made of genuine black quilted leather and adorned with a metal Chanel logo.  The slipcase includes 3 memoires celebrating Gabrielle Chanel’s revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Fine Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume.

The Chanel 3 Book set, Special Edition

Madonna, Dolce and Gabbana’s Shady Life.


MadonnaDomenico Dolce, and Stefano Gabbana are showing people than their friendship can surpass all others while looking to chic for words in shades.

M and DG are collaborating on a six-piece collection of sunglasses ($248-$289) that will go on sale at Dolce & Gabbana stores worldwide and Sunglass Huts in May.