Friday, February 29, 2008
Jovovich Hawk is a very talented team designing their RTW line.
Now for S/S 2008 they have designed a line for Target. Which is priced at a level low enough making ME being able to go buy it.
It is Very cute.
check it out.
For a store near you: www.target.com
Thursday, February 28, 2008
protoge of Rei Kawakubi/ Comme des Garcons.
Tao is doing her own witch mixed with being a beautiful baglady, for the f/w season. In Love With the talent of Hers. Always changing direction but somehow it is She. You can recognize an item of clothing made by her.
London means music and street fashion to me. This is the place for the young and free.
Too it means vintage markets (portobello and camden etc) where you can buy clothes by the pound.....
I have found a few stars in the market of Vintage Stores:
Beyond Retro: 112 Chesire Street. A huge store. W/ lots a cute dresses and pumps in all colors you would want.
Radio Days: 87 Lower Marsh Street. Wonderful store with more than clothes; here you can find old phones ( 30's to 70's), magazines, perfumes etc.
Rokit: 107 Brick Lane. Always find items here. Both for myself and for my styling. The last item i bought was a wonderful black eggshaped coat with fur collar. Beautiful!
Rellik: 8 Golborne Road. A little more expensive but Full of designer vintage. just go at least for inspiration. if you go on a Friday or Saturday; the portobello market is in the area so you could do both....
Wow Retro: 10-14 Mercer Street. Most items are priced around 10 pounds. Cool items.
After Wow Retro you could go have some cakes at Candy and Cakes.
My other favorites are:
Harrods and Selfridges. Just to look at the beautiful Window displays they always have.
To Primark for cheap stockings (2 pounds).
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Marc Chagall: Russian-born French painter. Born to a humble Jewish family in the ghetto of a large town in White Russia.
Very early in life he was encouraged by his mother to follow his vocation and she managed to get him into a St Petersburg art school.
After he went to Vitebsk, became engaged to Bella Rosenfeld (whom he married twelve years later), then, in 1910, set off for Paris, 'the Mecca of art'.
He was a tenant at La Ruche, where he had Modigliani and Soutine for neighbours.
His Slav Expressionism was tinged with the influence of Daumier,the Nabis and the Fauves. He was also influenced by Cubism. Essentially a colourist, Chagall was interested in the Simultaneist vision of Robert Delaunay and the Luminists of the Section d'Or.
For a while he returned to Viebsk (where he worked at the theater) only to return to Paris in 1923.
His emblematic irrationality shook off all outside influences: colour governed his compositions, calling up chimerical processions of memory where reality and the imaginary are woven into a single legend, born in Vitebsk and dreamed in Paris.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The movie was about a series of naked, fantastical nymphs who roam through flowers and look suspiciously like Miuccia Prada's favorite models, alien beauties like Sasha, Gemma Ward, Jessica Stam and Lily Donaldson.
Love love love it.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I will Never forget the first time i heard Miss Mae.
I lived in New York, Brooklyn Heights and studied Fashion Marketing at the time. My life was very busy, so i used to study in the mornings. At 7am I started study at this cafe on Montague Street (can not remember the name of the cafe), and the guy (whose name i can not remember) was used to me being the first customer (hihi).
Anyhow, he used to play Loud music in the morning to "wake up". One of these mornings he played Vanessa Mae and Suddenly i just Felt so Alive. So Alive.
She is the most wonderful Violinist/ Musician I have ever heard. Then it was the most beautiful thing i have ever heard in My whole life. The power of music, you can sense it when ones you've heard it.
I RAN to buy it that day. And been a follower since that day in 1999.
The violinist Vanessa-Mae was just in her mid-teens when she shattered the mold of the release of her first fusion album The Violin Player, forging a new style.
Born in Singapore on October 27, 1978 -
Vanessa-Mae moved to London with her family when she was four, began classical violin studies the following year and made her professional debut on the international stage at the 1988 Schleswig-Holstein Festival in 1988, the same year she made her concerto debut in the U.K. with London's Philharmonia Orchestra. Her classical career was a prodigy's dream - the youngest violinist ever to record the Tchaikovsky and Beethoven violin concertos, a world tour with the London Mozart Players during the Mozart bicentennial year, great reviews from international critics - and she had three classical albums to her credit when she was only 13 years old.
On stage she's Explosive. She has toured around the world several times.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
is The place for Antique Jewelry.
I always hunted amazing pieces here for The New York Times Magazine; and the "T" covers.
A few times too for actress Kristin Davis of Sex and the City.
Of Course Me Myself Fell Absolutely IN LOVE with the jewelry and as market editor of Some Must Have pages i just Had to include them.
If you happen to be in New York, either living or on a visit you HAVE to go see for yourself.
They specialize in jewelry from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
773 Madison Avenue
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Born: January 26, 1877, Delfshaven, Netherlands
Died: May 28, 1968, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Cornelis Theodorus Marie Van Dongen, his complete born name. A Dutch-born, French painter and printmaker who was one of the leading Fauvists and was particularly known for his stylized, sensual portraits of women.
I am Fashinated.