Sunday, September 30, 2007

Paris Avant Garde ?


Paris, 28 March 2007 - h. 3.30 p.m. CET . The Sisley brand inaugurates a store in one of the French capital’s most sophisticated districts, Saint Germain des Prés, Rue du Four.


This inauguration is a continuation of the brand’s expansion programme aimed at bringing the Sisley style and image to the leading shopping streets of the world’s major cities through prestigious single-brand stores. On the heels of the recent opening in Lyons on the buzzing Rue de Gasparin, the inauguration in Paris will be followed by another new Sisley store in Cannes.


These new monobrand stores are in addition to the 40 shops-within-a-shop already present in France. The latest French stores are part of an international expansion plan which includes recent new openings in New Delhi and Tokyo, with Budapest and London to follow shortly.
The Paris store sets the trend not only for the womenswear and accessories on display but also for its layout and décor. The space of some 400m² houses the Pentagram store concept created exclusively for Sisley,where black – the brand’s iconic colour – is used for fittings, partitions and the ceiling, creating a very avant-garde atmosphere and identity. Spread over two floors connected by red-walled stairs, the store interior is very dynamic with black damask elements and diffused lighting, creating a shopping experience of discreet, intimate and very personal purchases. This new store represents a step further in the international launch of the Pentagram concept.


The shop on Rue du Four opens with this completely new look showcasing Sisley’s new women’s collections for spring-summer 2007. Themes for this season focus on Sexy Puritan, where an elegantly provocative black calls the shots; City Blue, an urban look seen in a Japanese light; Ethnic Chic, or symptoms of nostalgia for Africawith the colours of the savannah; French Open for a tennis club atmosphere from the Sixties. And everything with, of course, the “right” details from the collection of Sisley accessories perfectly in tune with the brand’s fashion wear.
High-resolution images are available in the section:Image Gallery - Stores - France - Paris, Rue du Four


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Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Center of Fashions in Ithaca, New York


This is Shangri - La locate on the Historic Ithaca Commons. As state in Ithaca Fashions Blog
" Shangri - La Gifts and Publications outlet on Ithaca's Historic Commons is ground zero for style and design creativity for the Ithaca - Tompkins county central New York region. Here in this small shop backup by an impressive Internet network supporting base is Gosline and Kim working on new innovations from scratch.
Everything they do is hand sewed into intricate stiches and support seam pannels on the some of most creative fabric imported form Main Land China.Every effort has been put in making various female shapes look more sensual while at the sametime in classy styles. A combination of which no one here within this region can compare to since the vacating of Angelheart Designs [mostly dressy flax designs ] almost ten years ago. Here shape and form and taste melts into the social and personal expectations of those who made it within the upper middle class, not forgeting the sturggle in how they got their; the essential echo of all Shangri - La's female customers. "

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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Kate Moss for Roberto Cavalli A-W 07/08

Kate Moss is the face of Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli's latest campaign.


Thought an Autumn (Fall) - Winter campaign, Moss is featured in a tiger-stripe dress surrounded by desert. While such an illustration of heat may come across as a little odd for a campaign aimed at selling clothes in the cooler seasons, the anomaly is explained by the collection's Egyptian influences. Okay, so that doesn't explain it, but we'd hardly be satisfied if she was wearing an outfit more suited to Klosters.Moss has previously represented Cavalli's creations before, including campaigns through the 2006 seasons.








Agent Provocateur - New Summer Collection


Saucy lingerie label Agent Provocateur's latest summer collection has hit. Though the classic, femme fatale black lace lingerie hasn't been forsaken, it is great to see some cute, bright colours thrown into the mix.

New photos: Kate Moss for Longchamp F-W 07/08

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There may be rumours that her perfume launch is in trouble, but her career certainly isn't. Following up from last week's post of the first photo of Kate Moss for Longchamp's Fall-Winter 2007/2008 collection we now have the rest of the photos from the campaign.

Model to watch: Daisy Lowe

Following the recent announcement that Kate Moss' stint for Agent Provocateur was coming to an end, we were keen to find out who would be taking her place. As it turns out, Daisy Lowe - daughter of fashion designer Pearl Lowe and singer Gavin Rossdale - is the chosen one. At 18 she already has some modelling experience under her belt - but of course is lacking one major thing that Kate Moss could bring to the brand: star power. Still, with this lucky break Gwen Stefani's stepdaughter will definitely be one to watch.

Keeping some mystery with the monokini


For all of our readers on the sunny side of the world, you have no doubt been thinking about summer and which bathers or bikinis to wear as you hit the waves.Well there has been quite a comeback from the "monokini" - a cutout one-piece swimsuit that has the sexiness of the bikini, but leaves a little more to the imagination.


There are heaps of differing varieties and styles, everything from your basic cut at Target to designer glam that you could wear by the pool with heels. So which would you prefer, a teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini or are you taking the switch to the one piece monokini?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Rayne Oakes, profiled in Vanity Fair

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Lucire’s US editor, Summer Rayne Oakes, profiled in Vanity Fair


Wellington, April 26 (JY&A Media) Summer Rayne Oakes, the US editor of Lucire, has a two-page profile in Vanity Fair’s ‘Green Issue’ (May 2007). Ms Oakes, who has been nicknamed the ‘eco-model’, was profiled alongside other environmentally conscious names. The special section includes Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, Leonardo di Caprio and Robert Redford. ‘It’s a testament to how far ahead Lucire has been over the last 10 years,’ says publisher Jack Yan. ‘From showing our breakdown of costs to our commitment to carbon neutrality three years ago—at a time when the term had not even entered the vernacular—Lucire has been a pioneer. Summer Rayne Oakes continues that philosophy as our US editor.’ Ms Oakes says of her Vanity Fair spread, ‘The fashion and media industries are and have been a great tool for me to communicate larger sustainability topics. We all wake up in the morning and get dressed. That is a universal commonality that we all share, so why not use it as a tool to connect us to greater issues, like environmental health, conservation, climate change and social justice?’ Ms Oakes was acting editor of Lucire for two issues at the close of 2006 and had been a contributor to the magazine since 2005. Her ‘Behind the Label’ specials are a regular insight into green fashion. Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair hit US newsstands on April 7. It arrives on New Zealand shelves around now.


Images Images for this release may be downloaded at http://jya.net/070425pr0.htm.
About Lucire Lucire, the global fashion magazine (http://www.lucire.com/), started on the web in 1997. In October 2004, it became the first magazine in its sector to extend its brand into a print magazine. By May 2005, it became the first web magazine to spawn two national print editions. Lucire became the first fashion industry partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, http://www.unep.org/). It is headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand and published by Lucire LLC. For print edition information, see http://www.lucire.net/ .


About Summer Rayne Oakes Born on a rainy summer day in an old coal mining community of northeastern Pennsylvania, Oakes was naturally curious about her surroundings from the start. Her early interest in art and nature propelled her at six years of age to begin advanced art courses normally reserved for students much older than she. By 10 years of age, her fascination with American Indian and world cultures began to shape her interests; photos and stories from sources like Edward S. Curtis, National Geographic, natural history field guides, and her own backyard began largely influencing her artwork, writings and lifestyle. At age 13, Oakes began serving on the Environmental Advisory Council in her township and focused much of her attention on extracurricular activities, including sports, peer education, teen suicide prevention, community service, and environmental and scholastic teams. After having visited the picturesque Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY that same year, Oakes set her sites on attending. Due to financial concerns while being raised by a single mother, Summer Rayne began living on her own at 15 with her focus on college never wavering. Her early decision acceptance into Cornell came shortly after and the young Oakes began working on a number of research issues ranging from stream ecology to human health issues from sewage sludge application. At that time, she realized she may not be maximizing her potential for creating a shift in mindset. From her core love for environment and social issues, Summer Rayne had a desire in infiltrating the issues into mainstream audiences. By combining her past love for artful expression, her innate curiosity, hard work, and natural beauty, Oakes began modeling during her time at college to get closer to change agents within the fashion and media sectors.


Summer Rayne worked across long distances and began working for clients such as Nicole Miller, Occhiali da Sole, StockinGirl, Zimmerli, Carasan, D'Angelo, the Beauty & Fashion Channel, and others while maintaining a rigorous school schedule, research, and the unfinished development of a collaborative environmental and avant-garde project (Organic Portraits), which won the support of a National Wildlife Federation Fellowship. Summer Rayne Oakes was also awarded the prestigious Udall Scholarship, PCC Women's Research Award, and Baccalaureate Service Award during her time in college. From there, Oakes has transcended boundaries by seamlessly and simultaneously combining her work and core values with her image. By September 2005, she was able to tie in her vision more by founding her own think-tank and consultancy company, SRO; launch the pilot stages of a curriculum entitled Ecofashion 101; author her own editorial entitled ‘Behind the Label’ for global fashion magazine, Lucire; speak at and spokesmodel at various venues from college campuses to international cultural causes; publish articles on sustainability, ecofashion, and social topics; and continue moving forward on related ventures and business pursuits, including her budding career as a host and director of environmentally-focused programmes. Though the world is just unfolding and the path is being carved every day, Summer Rayne will continue to move forward with the same ethic she had when she was a young girl.


Notes to editorsLucire is a registered trade mark of Jack Yan & Associates and subject to protection in certain jurisdictions. Vanity Fair is a registered trade mark of Advance Publications, Inc., and subject to protection in certain jurisdictions. All other trade marks are the properties of their respective owners and are only used in a descriptive fashion without any intention to infringe.

Tuff Soul" Eco-fashion Boutique Opens in Ithaca


A cute and actually sizeable eco-fashion boutique called "Tuff Soul" opened up in downtown Ithaca, NY recently. I spent Earth Day on the Cornell campus with some good friends, met the university's new President, David Skorton, and later spoke at an intimate gathering at the Tompkins County Library.


The organizer for the event, Wendy, took me to check it out. JoJo and Autumn (picture above) carry a diverse line of vintage clothes, jewelry and accessories and an ample line of Loomstate and Mavi organic jeans. The best thing about it? If something doesn't fit quite right, JoJo and Autumn will rehem and resew your new duds on the lower level.

Summer Rayne Oakes to speak in Ithaca, NY for Earth Day

New York City-based fashion model Summer Rayne Oakes will speak at the Tompkins County Public Library at noon on Saturday, April 21, about the importance of earth-friendly fashion. Oakes, a graduate of Cornell University, has taken the fashion track in a radically different direction. She is not only a glamorous model, she is an educator, spokesperson, TV host, and eco-fashion entrepreneur. Oakes frequently speaks on college campuses and she has designed a K-12 curriculum that introduces sustainability concepts into traditional subjects. Her career has been noted in numerous print and broadcast media, including Vanity Fair, Outside Magazine, E magazine, NPR and CNN.Born in the spent coal country of northeastern Pennsylvania, Oakes took an early interest in the environment.

At 13, she was the youngest member to serve on her town's environmental advisory council, and she helped reclaim land at old mining sites. Her leadership continued at college, where she researched and published several papers on natural resources. While at Cornell, Oakes became interested in the fashion world as a way to network and influence change.To accompany her talk, titled "What is Eco-Fashion?," Oakes will display examples of earth-friendly fashion and she will be available for a question-and-answer session. From 11 am to noon, a community fabric swap will be held at the library for sewing enthusiasts, crafters, quilters, or anyone who works with cloth and fibers. Items to exchange must be clean and folded. The talk and the fabric swap are free and open to all.

For more information, contact Wendy Skinner, 607-277-7611, ws (at) twcny.rr.com.
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Friday, May 25, 2007

International Fashion Show Producer of Couture and Luxury Events Announces Company Expansion




The producer of couture and luxury events including Couture Fashion Week and Champagne Fashion Brunch series announces company expansion to converge the fashion, owner-user resort and private club industries. IFG, Inc. producer of Couture Fashion Week and the Champagne Fashion Brunch series will soon be expanding its menu of services beyond the fashion industry.


With an eye toward becoming an emerging public company, IFG, Inc. will be working to converge the fashion, owner-user resort and private club industries, benefiting from a substantial competitive advantage in each area. Included in this exciting phase will be the launching of a number of private clubs in select locations that will provide vacation accommodations and other amenities to their members -- a rapidly growing business concept.


The company is now selecting a board of directors.


These positions will provide attractive benefits including director fees and equity participation. Interested parties may e-mail a brief summary of their business experience and complete contact information to receive an Executive Summary. e-mail: newyorkfashionshows@yahoo.com OR fax 212 202-4604. About USA International Fashion Shows Producer of fashion shows, event management, fashion content for media and advertisement -photography and video. Producer of Couture Fashion Week. Twice a year - 3-5 days of continue fashion and luxury shows and exhibits in New York and Palm Beach targeting high end consumers. Also produces bridal and luxury fashion shows.


The event is an excellent marketing and branding opportunity for luxury products and services such as real estate, banking, investments, jewelry, fancy automobile, travel, resorts, beauty, personal care, image consulting services and all things gorgeous. Attending audience is upscale with plenty of disposable income and an impeccable taste for luxury. On the catwalk: creative couture designers from around the world. The event enjoys national & international press coverage.


More about the shows

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Stay Crazy, London

When Marc by Marc show with its Hollywood hangers-on crashed London fashion week last Friday we were worried sick about Gareth Pugh - the maddest designer in entire United Kingdom (and that is no easy feat).

What if Marc's loud publicity apparatus overshadows our young deranged genius? But, guess what, it didn't. Some shows are just exciting on their own and not because of Selma Blair's new haircut. That's all.



Coco in Gareth Pugh coat from Spring collection / "Sensory Overload" by Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue. (Merci Frostfrench!!)

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Review:Like everything else English. They have very little to work with when compared to their Empire years, Yet they give off an impressive array of culture and social events backed up by impressive productions. This latest entry, also in an attmept to influence the fashions industry where they have always been weak is a very good try.
RK March 14, 2007

Here some African Fashions presented in 2005



















Rumors: Erin Fetherston for Target?


So the blogosphere is already buzzing about Libertine doing a collection for Target, but the little whispers are lately revolving around the possibility of Erin Fetherston and Target teaming up.

It would be an interesting step for the up-and-coming Fetherston, known primarily for her clean, floaty frocks and dollybird spirit, to do day and casual wear for the mass market. The idea is exciting, of course -- who wouldn't want one of Fetherston's pure, adorable dresses for a song? Of course, these are just rumors, but if it's true, it's great to see Target picking up on emerging talent in a business that can be all too precarious.

Something from her latest collection:

Review:" A lttle dab will do ya " was an old saying for one of the popular men's haircreams of the late 50s before the wind-swept male hair style created by the short lived Kennedy era. Fetherston lay-back stylings is not what Target should be looking for simply because the womyn who shop there are the more athletic types, than the subdued looks being sold by Fetherston.

A lot of the models look they could use blood tranfusions too!

RK, March 14, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Just stepping out

Just stepping out looking and feeling good in the pieces is enough to be grateful to God for Washington, D.C. (PRWeb) January 31, 2007 -- The successful fusion of fashion and faith has never been done before; that is until now. A classy and sophisticated clothing line, O2GOD Collection, is blazing a trail in the territory of couture. The line offers a quality product for men and women with a fashion and design element that just can't be found anywhere else.





Created in 1999, O2GOD is releasing an exciting, revitalized line for Spring/Summer 2007. Christened The Royal Collection, it will be available for purchase and merchandising 4 March. The Collection joins the ranks of the most well-known names in upscale fashion with the anxiously awaited line filled with luxurious colors and fabrics, and flattering fits.Presently based in the D.C. area, O2GOD Collection is the brainchild of CEO Jerome Boatright, of northern Alabama.


A long time volunteer, he has spent a great deal of time mentoring youth in churches, juvenile detention centers, and group homes. His goal was to create a clothing line that would spread a message of living every day with focus; wearing a conviction in a way that could become not only a permanent fixture of the wardrobe, but a lifestyle. "Just stepping out looking and feeling good in the pieces is enough to be grateful to God for," says Boatright, and the aim of the Collection is to appeal to one's sense of style as well as their sensibility.


Head turning, original designs are sure to attract admiring glances, and even a knowing nod from those who share the same sensibilities.Building on a foundation of basic black and white, the Collection adds a luscious gold that brings the pieces to life in both fabric and adornment. Featuring unique, bold graphic designs and distinctive embellishments, the pieces are fresh and creative, and are an expression of style and individuality.


It's casual but chic, combining comfort and elegance in an upscale look that can effortlessly make the transition from day to night. Contemporary fit, flair, and texture appeals to the fashion conscious, and embodies a timeless style. Currently on the drawing board, the Gold and Signature Labels promise to offer must-have pieces, from intricately detailed polo's, to crisp, characteristic button-downs.


The Gold Label will use rich, brilliant fabrics that emulate the sun, while the Signature Label proposes exceptional, refined designs like those found in boutiques. The collection will also expand to include golf wear, children's clothing, and various accessories.With O2GOD Collection, clothing communicates; you don't just wear a label, but you wear a lifestyle. You walk infused with confidence, and proudly serve as a reminder to others to take pause and give credit where it's due.


The line will be exhibited at the following trade shows:


MAGIC, Las Vegas, 13-16 February; Americasmart, Atlanta, 1-4 February; Mercedes Fashion Week, New York, 2-9 February; Chicago Collective, Chicago, 4-6 February. For more information, visit the website at O2GOD.COM, or via email.###
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

oooppps...got to include this photo...









The Month end Review: Oh ya...this means other bloggers based up keyword searches. This one being The Fashions Bitch Ithaca, Fashion Bitch Ithaca, and the The Fashion Bitch Ithaca. Thus the following........... RK, January 30, 2007




This blog leads us all, and here is a kissy for the blogger too! The photo is a mild representation of what the blogger had included. Real on the edge. Thursday Nite Fever: The Quote Wall -Warning - not for the young to watch either! got to be at least 40.
Some " Blaw " reference on other bitchy fashions blogs with Ithaca as part of the search.






African Fashions Making Their Way " Finally "

African Fashions and Designers Win World Acclaim


Africans are painting the world in a kaleidoscope of bold, vibrant color combinations and dazzling patterns. The rich fabrics and virtually unlimited selection of turbans and other festive headgear, bright scarves, colorful wraps, wearable art and elegant gowns that brightened our days and lit up our evenings in Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire Uganda, Benin, Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania, Guinea and other African destinations, were simply outstanding. What's more, so were the creators. During the past decade as publishers, we've had the privilege of meeting several of the brightest stars in Africa's fashion galaxy, and thanks to the magic of serendipity, more will surely appear in the near future. As I've learned, in many African societies, the choice of colors and textiles has special significance to the wearer. For example, hats often tell stories of everyday life, with its struggles, spiced by uplifting periods of joie de vivre.

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Review: " Finally " is the right word I choose for this posting, and for alot of good reasons.

Everyone believe that Africans should be on the forefront of style, as the some of the social and cultural aspects of traditional America lingers behind the curtain or degree of Americans know it all cultural smugness.

None the less, and with the first attempt, as personally acknowledged by this writer back in 1970, made by designers from Ghana at an exhibit at Howard University indicates other - wise. The central factor is that as a result of free-ing themselves from the European colonnial yoke, many newly emerged African states planned cultural events around the ethnological National '" not Tribal "pride in their peoples traitional folkways of fashion; they made a paticular point of investment " for " with the few dollars they have to budgetted.

What this article is, and I am gald to have found it on the InterNet, is that their are indications that youger Africans, who now have the money, and not some absentee past colonialist, are looking for something different, and at the sametime to show some connection to the fashion cultural " National " traditions.

RK, January 30, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Liquid Metal Wicked Fashions






Liquid Metal Sexy ClubwearThe WT Liquid Metal Clubwear is made from the finest double-pass metallic lycra available. This fabric is very bright & glossy, ensuring that you will turn heads and command attention. All pieces in the collection are available in any of the 7 colors we have.
Review:
This is one of the most daring styles around. Moreover, the slick and shine look, as I saw it at the popular 54 Club in Las Vegas, litterally glitters against the strobe lighting affects mixed in with the club's lasser scheme.
All quite alluring, and according it keeps you cool too - while you swet during Hip Hop dancing. Sort - of auto - dry.
RK, January 23, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Fashions and Visions


Paul Poiret, Visionary Artist-Couturier of Early 20th Century, to be Celebrated by Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute in Spring 2007

Gala Benefit to Take Place May 7 with Honorary Chair François-Henri Pinault and Co-Chairs Cate Blanchett, Nicolas Ghesquière, and Anna Wintour

Exhibition dates: May 9–August 5, 2007
Exhibition location: Special exhibition galleries, first floor

Press preview: Monday, May 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Paul Poiret – who at the height of his career in pre-World War I France was the undisputed "King of Fashion" and whose sweeping vision led to a new silhouette that liberated women from the corset and introduced the shocking colors and exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture – will be celebrated with a landmark exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 9 through August 5, 2007. He has not been the focus of a major museum exhibition in more than 30 years.

"The historic significance and influence, up to the present day, of Poiret's work is breathtaking," said Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute. "He pioneered a self-confident modernity based on woman's seductive femininity, and envisioned a 'total lifestyle' that extended from how she should dress, to what fragrance she should wear and how she should decorate her home – an approach reflected in the strategies of many of today's fashion houses." Presented in a series of tableaux, the garments on view will highlight the multiple facets of his astonishing inventiveness – including the beauty of his draped, unstructured fabrics and his fascination with the Ballets Russes, the Wiener Werkstätte, Orientalism and the 1001 Nights-will be complemented by paintings, illustrations, sculpture, and other objects that explicate his much broader artistic vision. At the core of the exhibition will be a grouping of the stunning creations acquired by the Metropolitan in the much-heralded 2005 sale of clothing from Poiret's estate."

The exhibition is made possible by Balenciaga.

Additional support has been provided by Condé Nast
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To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Museum's Costume Institute Benefit Gala will take place on Monday, May 7, 2007. François-Henri Pinault will serve as Honorary Chair of the Gala. Co-Chairs will be actress Cate Blanchett, Nicolas Ghesquière, Creative Director of Balenciaga, and Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue.

More than any other designer of the 20th century, Paul Poiret – who is credited both with liberating women by making the corset démodé and with restricting their gait with narrow-hemmed hobble skirts – elevated fashion to the status of art. Like the artists with whom he collaborated, Poiret's work was fueled by the dominant discourses of the day, including Classicism, Orientalism, Symbolism, and Primitivism. The "Pasha of Paris," as he was known, was responsible for introducing the vivid colors of the Fauvists and the exotic references of the Ballets Russes to the haute couture. Poiret's protean genius also extended beyond fashion to the realms of art, theatre, architecture, and interior design. As well as discussing his design legacy, the exhibition will focus on Poiret's collaborations with such artists as Paul Iribe, Georges Barbier, and Georges Lepape. Poiret's designs will be presented in a series of vignettes evocative of the drawings of these artists for such fashion periodicals as Art Goûx Beauté and La Gazette du Bon Ton.

The exhibition will include several garments from the May 2005 Paris auction of the private collection of Paul Poiret's descendants, many of which had never before been photographed or put on public display. The Metropolitan Museum acquired several of these garments – which were made for Poiret's wife Denise, who was his muse and wore his designs without any concession to prevailing tastes – at the auction.

While apprenticing in his teens to an umbrella maker, Paul Poiret entered the world of fashion when he sold some of his sketches to Madeleine Cheruit at her Paris fashion house. After stints with designers Doucet and Worth, he opened his own house in 1903 and was boosted by the patronage of Réjane, a famous actress of the period, among others. In his groundbreaking designs, he led the way to the chemise dress (later refined through a reductive modernism by Chanel and his other rivals) with his revival of Directoire silhouettes and his referencing of the simple cuts of ethnic costume. In 1911 he became the first fashion designer to create and market his own perfume, which he named after Rosine, his first daughter. Also in 1911, he created a series of workshops for the production of fabrics, furniture, and a range of decorative objects as an extension of his overall aesthetic. He and his wife were renowned for their glamorous excess and sumptuous entertaining, marked by fêtes such as the now-legendary "Thousand and Second Night" party in June 1911 – at which all of the guests were required to wear appropriate costume. Poiret spent the last decade of his life in debt, having been superseded by other designers including Coco Chanel and Jean Patou. As the famous, and perhaps apocryphal, story is told, of the 1920s chance encounter between the "King of Fashion" and young Coco Chanel: Poiret inquired of the black-clad Chanel, "For whom, madame, do you mourn?" to which Chanel replied, "For you, monsieur."

Credits and Related Publication

Poiret is organized by Harold Koda, Curator in Charge, with the assistance of Andrew Bolton, Curator, both of the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute.

A book, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press, will accompany the exhibition, which will also be featured on the Museum's Web site (www.metmuseum.org).

The design for the 2007 Costume Institute gala benefit will be created by Jean-Hugues de Chatillon and Raul Avila

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About SHOP.COMTM


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Asian Invasions " The Models "








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Press Release

NEW YORK - December 21, 2006, DesiClub.com made available its ground breaking Sexy South Asian Girls Calendar for the year 2007. The calendar is the very first of its kind, showcasing South Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi) models from North America. The calendar was produced and developed to recognize the overlooked and highly attractive appeal of South Asian women in the mainstream fashion and modelling world outside of the Subcontinent of South Asia. The style of the calendar is in scope with popular magazines MAXIM and FHM, but very much has its own unique flavor, giving it an even greater edge.


DesiClub.com joins the ranks of giant brand Kingfisher who produces a similar, more conservative calendar in India. "By publishing this calendar we have established a platform for South Asian models in North America to utilize as a stepping stone for their careers, just as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar has done for the mainstream market. Even with the success of many South Asian actors and musicians in the mainstream, there is still a great lack in foundation and support for 2nd and 3rd generation models and we are very pleased to be able to provide that." Publisher of the Calendar, Saroosh Gull said and continued, "...our main objective in producing this calendar was to showcase the beauty of South Asian women and to project an image to the mainstream market that South Asian women are just as "American," being beautiful, attractive and capable in the mainstream fashion and modelling world as Latinas, Blacks, Whites and other Asians, if not more so. By advancing with this agenda, we are doing something that has never been done before, which makes this entire project and the impact it will have truly ground breaking."


Ayesha Hakki, Editor and Publisher of Bibi Magazine lent her strategic support to the entire project and provided encouragement. Ms. Hakki said "...we think this calendar is a great way to showcase strong and sexy South Asian women. It's an idea whose time has come and we are very proud to be a part of it. Through out the entire process, we wanted the photos to be sexy and tasteful and I think the end result is a testament to the inherent beauty of South Asian women."
The calendar itself is not without controversy. The cover girl, along with several other models in the calendar are of muslim background and posing in bikinis has caused quite an uproar in some communities. Cover girl Mariyah Moten, who is originally from Pakistan said "I am very pleased and very proud to be attached to this project and being able to express my freedom as a Pakistani-American is something I truly cherish."


Co-Publisher, Ojas Vaidya added, "The calendar is for all South Asians, as it has all of the Muslim, Hindu and Sikh holidays noted on it, along with Christmas, Easter and so on. We wanted to make sure that we weren't just putting together some sexy pictures for people to look at, but its actually a pretty good and informative calendar. As you know, its very hard to find a calendar that has all South Asian holidays on it. I, myself am very happy to have something on my wall that shows all the days we, as Desis celebrate."


In responding to criticism for the controversy surrounding the calendar, Mr. Gull summarized by saying "...it was very important for us to break stereotypes and allow the reality of South Asian-Americans to be expressed. In maintaining our desire to depict the South Asian-American community accurately, we are proud to have been able to bring together models from different locations, backgrounds and careers. We are very proud to be able to include women with Pakistani and Indian backgrounds, who have traditionally been categorized as shy, introverted and reserved. As you will see in our calendar, we are showcasing beautiful, intelligent, ambitious women who have no insecurities about who they are and the independence they represent. We have been very lucky to be able to work with these models, as they have all shown their strong will and dedication both personally and professionally."


The calendar was sponsored by one of the largest Beer companies in India, which is making headway in the American market, Hayward's Beer. DesiWear, the leading Desi Clothing company, GoToMedSchool.com, BiBi Magazine, IndianParty.com and the Miss Pakistan World Pageant also contributed greatly. There was also crucial support given by mainstream brands Monster Energy and Virgin Mobile. The calendar can be purchased online from


http://www.desiclub.com /calendar and plans are already underway for the 2008 Calendar.
About DesiClub.com: Founded in 1998, www.DesiClub.com is the leading South Asian media entity, focusing on the 2nd and 3rd generation population of South Asians in North America and the UK.

" Go Fug Yourself "

This is new discovery ~ Go Fug Yourself ~ which I was search out the net, and came up with .......

See how Heather the site's owner write about the photo above.
" Methinks something is trying to liberate itself. Every which way Sharon stood, that side of her dress sagged dangerously and her right breast seemed ever more ready to run for the border. We appreciate a breast's desire not to be pinched, as this one appears to be (somewhat painfully, I might add), but once the boob is inside a couture gown on a red carpet, it kind of needs to suck it up and stay put. We don't think it ever actually did pop out, but this is a perfect example of why you should never commit to a strapless gown without first waving your arms around, jumping, stretching, and otherwise making a fool of yourself in front of a mirror to ensure that everything still stays where it should. "

Posted by Heather at 12:05 PM in Golden Globes Permalink
A real kindred spirit gals....

Sunday, January 21, 2007

--- Antonio Beradi ( 2003 collection ) ---





Review:
The Magnificent look, and I still trying to locate some of his recent creations. Thus the Antonio Beradi ( 2003 collection ) instead of something more contemporary.
Please report if you seen any of his recent creations...include the URL too!
RK, January 20, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Mini's " Updates "



United Colors of Benetton S/S 2007 Collections
WOMEN’S COLLECTION

Light. On second thoughts, ultra-light.This adjective best defines the UCB Women collection for the next Spring Summer season. It’s a question of fabrics and weights. Obviously. But also, and perhaps above all, of content and style, because lightness and freshness is the way of life the collection exudes. Severity with grace, fuss-free glamour, trendy without exaggeration, natural elegance.

Code Breaking. The rules have changed, but the elegance is the same. White and an urban tennis look achieved through loose frilly blouses and trousers in various lengths; featherweight cabled or ribbed mini pullovers; close-fitting men’s shirts and linear short jackets. The polka-dot dresses or sporty shirtwaisters under trench coats or canvas duffle coats come straight from the VIPs’ enclosure.

Heavenly Creature. A corner of heaven on earth where all is pale and ethereal: puff-skirt dresses swollen by a light breeze, loose silk- or cotton-muslin blouses, crinkly skirts like angel wings, impalpable lacework knits, petal patterns, lace, stripes and light sweatshirts. White and dawn shades.

Suburban Beat. Even the street look takes a softer turn. The compulsory blue and black denim join forces with narrow sailor stripes, flowery muslin tops and bon-ton twinsets. Carefully crumpled asphalt-black blazers and Bermuda shorts are made of madras-style linen. Tattoo embroidery and even tiny lace edging.

Mistaken Identity. Girl soldiers straight from the tailor’s. The army style goes off duty. Regulation safari and bomber jackets, blouses and blazers with high-fashion proportions. Cargo trousers and colonial shorts obey the same orders. Around these are light empire-line dresses, lingerie tops, crumpled-effect knits and jungle patterns.

Update from South America. The summer heats up to a South-American beat. Striped denim, flowers and samba colours, tango black and red, white frills, siesta lace. A South American journey around clothes hangers: petticoat skirts and jazz pants, puff sleeves, layered tops and twirling dresses. For muchachas the world over.

High-resolution images are available in the section:Image Gallery - Collections - UCB - S/S 2007 - Lookbook - Woman

ACCESSORIES COLLECTION

Designed to match and enhance UCB apparel, the accessories collection also lives an independent life. Fun, funky, vibrant and rich in detail. And with an overall feeling of lightness and informality.

Bags play with materials, mixing and matching them with imagination. Leather is never left on its own, it intertwines with tape to create a chequered pattern, it mates up with floral-print fabric, with brightly-coloured nylon and tea-cloth striped canvas. PVC forms an external coating, mainly on sacks: it's coloured to "change" the inside colour or transparent to "gloss" sequences of polka dots, wallpaper-like flowers and the ever-present logo. Textile bags display embroidery, sailor stripes, upholstery-like flowers and stripes, and shiny sequin appliqués. Straw and raffia and seasonal classics look back to the Sixties and cover themselves in little bows, pompons, crochet cables and Brazilian-beach colours.

Wooden clogs are a must for the summer and they focus on eye-catching pressed-leather uppers and on soft tasselled nappa. A whole kaleidoscope of ballerinas and flip-flops gratify our love of simplicity, while ultra-feminine sandals tied at the ankle range from leather to flowery fabric. There are sneakers galore for sporty types: from bright B-06s to upholstery-fabric basketball shoes.

Belts too play at mix 'n' match: leather with studs, flowers, coloured stones, lace, embroidery and punching, with a definite preference for narrow styles, including some that go twice around the waist.

As always, brightly coloured or floral cloches, flat caps, peaked caps.

High-resolution images are available in the section:

CHILDREN’S COLLECTION

A perfect expression of the Benetton spirit, the Kid collection for S-S 2007 is all about natural, spontaneous shabby chic. Yet everything was constructed, studied and made with the utmost care, precision and richness. The ranges – seven each for boys and girls – reflect a wide variety of influences, moods and genres from various latitudes. There is an overall light, modern feel symbolic of this worldwide brand.

GIRL

Pearl Girl, sweet urban allure in a profusion of stripes, spots and shimmering mother-of-pearl in tone-on-tone embroidery. Army Flower, nothing warlike on show, just retro flowers and camouflage fabric, sugar pink and worn denim. Tattoo, permanent decorations in all shades and sparkles, but only on jeans and T-shirts. Tropical Cruise, multicolour fine-ribbed piqué means a cruise holiday sails into town with funky prints and embroidery with a candy flavour. Soft Rock, the only thing left of the rockerette is silver, the rest is lace, flowers and embroidery in a sea of pink. Mexico Beach, white, flounces and flowers of all colours. Urban Exotic, ethnic skirts, prints, colours in the hot shades of Indian spices.

BOY

Chic Vintage, a return to the past with new details: a pink for boys, and reversible jackets. London Mood, a Little Lord Fauntleroy passion for the casual look in script motifs and red-and-blue stripes, sneakers and baseball cap. Street, colours and army camouflage for urban life and school adventures. Sport Concept, an acrobatic sports mixture: script motifs, numbers, colours and apparel as long as they have a sporty look. Minimalist Blue, linen, chic white, faded prints and yachting polo shirts for beguiling little boys. Fashion Flower Surf, checks, T-shirts, cotton tunics, hibiscus flowers – all he can think of is surfing the waves of the world. Fashion Boy Scout, short trousers and it’s already a holiday; dressed almost offhandedly, but very, very trendy.

NEW BORN

So small yet so fashionable: the newborn style’s new slogan.
Sweet Heart little girls, not with hearts but flowers, even on their feet; Glam Colors, dainty details and snazziness in a mini format; Sunny Day, floral fragrance and colours, best of all against white backgrounds.

Kiddie Bunch little boys, for those who believe in starting sports early; City Walker, mini-rapper styles including an edgy denim jacket; Surf Cup, ocean colours and sand, dreaming of surfboards as we play with a bucket and spade.

High-resolution images are available in the section:

For further information: +39 0422 519036

Paris Fashions - Paris Night Life ( NightLIfe ), RMC

Paris Fashions are going a little dry now. Nonetheless, this webpage makes an attempt to fill in the caps. Its brief by its does have a good basis, and I have been told a lot more is coming too!

RK, January 21, 2007



Paris Fashions WebPage of Paris Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC

Carnot de Femmes

Review:
This is more a photo review. I found this on the internet and know you should see this blog Carnot de Femmes' Blog and some of the designs depicted.

To those of us who are movie buffs of the ole genre when Hollywood was the biggest thing in American'dom, these style were the average curve of glamor. Thus is use Maryland Monroe's pict below to give you a hint of what is coming.

Retros are now becoming Glamor - Retro - Buffing of a sorts. So enjoy the site gals.

RK, January 21, 2007

P.S. See what to buy the man .





Sexy and Satin " Some Ideas Part One "



The Knot Unveils Wedding Trends for 2007

From the 'What's Big in 2007?' Online Trends Gallery, Now Live on www.TheKnot.com
NEW YORK, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- What's hot in weddings for 2007? For engaged couples, it's all about the cocktail hour, the color orange, and the country Italy, according to The Knot (theknot.com), the nation's leading wedding resource.

Carley Roney, editor in chief of The Knot: "Couples continue to seek out ways to make their weddings completely unforgettable. They're crazy for signature colors, surprises at the reception like entertainers, after-parties, and wild cakes -- and they're all about showing off their sense of style. And, we don't see the destination wedding rage slowing down anytime soon."
Planning a wedding next year? Roney encourages couples to create a festive atmosphere with the following trends pulled from the brand new digital trends gallery on www.TheKnot.com :

THE COLOR: MAJOR CRUSH ON ORANGE

Brides have a major crush on orange this year. From creamy peaches and mod citrus hues to deep tangerines and burnt siennas, this bold color is being paired with a range of colors to achieve a variety of moods. For a modern, retro appeal, it's being teamed with chocolate browns, lime greens, and sky blues. For a preppier feel, it's being tied with blushing pinks, lemony yellows, and sage greens. And, for a romantic aura, it's being paired with deep jewel tones-red, aubergine, and gold. What better way to take your tangerine palette up a notch? With a great pattern. Think starbursts, swirls, and playful polka dots on everything from the invite to the bridesmaid dresses, wedding cake, and cocktail napkins.

THE DRESS: ALL HERALD THE TRUMPET SKIRT

The fit-and-flare trumpet gown continues to be the silhouette of the moment. Whether its lace, taffeta, or luxe silk satin, this sexy, feminine shape provides a runway-ready look for the bride who wants to make a fashion statement on her wedding day. We're certain this slim shape is hot because of the kick of drama it adds to the altar-and the dance floor. Combined with a rise of dramatic fabrics and details-bling, flowers, sexy sleeves, and even black-designers are finding thousands of ways to put their own spin on this fresh silhouette.

THE LOCATION: IT'S ALL ABOUT ITALY

Destination weddings continue to be the rage, and in 2007, it's all about Italy. TomKat put Rome on the map for their fairy-tale wedding event at the Castle Odescalchi on Lake Bracciano. From the picturesque cliffs of Portofino to the streaming canals of Venice and the magnificent architecture of Florence, Italian cities have become destination wedding hot-spots -- popular not only for the views and the delicious food, but the unmatched sightseeing opportunities for guests. Check out www.theknot.com/italywed for Italian resorts, planning tips and regional rules for tying the knot in the land of amore.

THE INVITATION: WEDDING BLOGS GONE WILD

Personal wedding websites with URLs on invitations are now standard. Wedding websites will continue to up the ante on sophistication (some will even rival the sites of Fortune 500 companies). Look for deluxe digital applications: daily blogs by brides, digital music, streaming video, online RSVP-and even live webcasts. To build your own, see new designs and features of online wedding webpage builders like www.WedORama.com or www.WeddingTracker.com.

THE PARTY: COCKTAIL HOUR TAKES CENTERSTAGE

The cocktail hour has become one of the night's major events -- and couples are skipping the not-seeing-each-other tradition to take pictures pre ceremony so they can be there to enjoy it. Design and foodwise, they're taking this pre-reception party to extremes: awe-inspiring flowers (towering cylinder vases filled with orchids submerged in water); special entertainment (jazz bands, steel drum players, and mariachi bands); and an insane spread of munchies, from full-on raw bars to live sushi chefs and crepe stations.

THE CAKE: THE GARGANTUAN DESSERT BUFFET

The wedding cake is a given. But the new guest at the dessert table is a massive dessert buffet-traditionally known as the Viennese table. Guests are surprised by tables filled with delectable goodies rolling out onto the dance floor or taking up a whole reception room on their own. Popular items are chocolate buffet stations featuring all types of cocoa creations-mousses, truffles, chocolate fondue, and pot du chocolate; cheesecake sampling stations with all flavors from Key lime to snickerdoodle. And candy buffets overflowing with sweet surprises from gourmet pretzels to sweet and sour jelly beans.

THE HONEYMOON: WONDERS OF THE WORLD

While Hawaii and the Caribbean remain on the honeymoon hot list, this year it's all about adventure trips to the Seven Wonders of the World. Couples are seizing the opportunity to see the most exotic famous locales from the Taj Mahal to the Great Wall of China and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. And more and more couples are looking for destinations that offer plenty of adventure: rafting in the Grand Canyon, hiking in Machu Picchu, and getting up close with nature on African safaris.

More Notable Trends:

THE MINI-MOON: The mini-moon -- a quick getaway six months out from the wedding to take a break from the planning -- is becoming more and more popular. Whether it's a ski weekend in Vail or lounging by the beach in Southern California, couples are stealing away from the stress -- and mandating a 48-hour freeze on wedding talk.

DESTINATION BACHELORETTE BASHES: For a while, last blast trips to Vegas and Miami were solely for the guys. But now the gals are getting in on the getaway action, traveling with all of their close friends for a fun-filled pre wedding weekend by the beach or on the town to learn something new, like surfing!

VINTAGE RINGS: Like Christina Aguilera's vintage-style diamond patterned setting, it's no longer just about the solitaire with side stones. Pave diamonds have lent to more creativity, and we're seeing a lot of one-of-a-kind designs on ring fingers. Vintage remains the rage, and white metals remain white hot.

ZEN-INSPIRED REGISTRIES: From Japanese-inspired pottery to Asian motifs (cherry blossoms, Chinese characters, and more), sushi and tea sets, and even spa packages, couples are filling their wedding wish lists with gifts that evoke a relaxed mood in their homes (perhaps to escape the chaos of their busy lives-and stressful planning?).

GREEN WEDDINGS: Eco-conscious couples are spending a lot of time and money planning weddings that reflect their environmentally friendly lifestyles. They're using recycled paper and minimizing the amount of paper used for invites, place cards, and programs; creating centerpieces with pesticide-free flowers and potted plants (that can be planted in the yard, post wedding); and serving organic and vegetarian menus.
For more hot trends, check out TheKnot.com and pick up your copy of The Knot Weddings Magazine Spring/Summer 2007 issue, out this January. To speak with an editor and receive camera-ready images to illustrate your wedding trend stories, contact Sr. PR Manager Melissa Bauer at 212.219.8555 x1020 or email her at mbauer@theknot.com .
About The Knot Inc
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The Knot Inc. (Nasdaq: KNOT) is a leading life stage media company. The Company's flagship brand, The Knot, is the nation's leading wedding resource that reaches over one million engaged couples each year through the Web, newsstands, bookstores, national television and more. Its award-winning website, TheKnot.com, is the most-trafficked online wedding destination generating over 100 million monthly page views. The Company also offers national and regional editions of The Knot Weddings Magazine, seven books, a TV series on The Oxygen Network, a Video On Demand (VOD) service for Comcast Cable, and content distribution partnerships with MSN and Comcast. The Company's portfolio of life stage brands also includes newlywed resource The Nest, teen site PromSpot.com, and personals site GreatBoyfriends.com. The Knot Inc. is based in New York and has several other offices across the country.
Review:
You will need some big buck here. None the less this press release really gives you an update on trends, and gals getting hitched want the best. do you not agree?
RK, January 21, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Silk Styles, and a Introduction to She Knows



She Knows Press Release:


Whether you’re looking for jet set soybean cashmere sweats to wear on the plane or the best tote of the summer (hey, if it’s good enough for Julia Roberts and Katie Couric, it’s good enough for you), there’s something for everybody in Mary Jo Matsumoto’s round up of the latest and greatest travel essentials at www.sheknows.com.

Style expert Mary Jo Matsumoto, known lately for finding the latest breaking high tech trends in fashion and life, sheds light on the newest products that will make your summer sojourns sweet and easy. If you’re looking for a crash-proof pink laptop bag, a tiny perfume scientifically proven to take six years off your age, a milk spun sleep mask that will keep your eyes from getting bloodshot on long plane rides, an mp3 player the size of a pack of gum, or a battery re-charger that will work anywhere in the world — then you need to check out this handy list of travel essentials.

For those of you less enamored with life in the fast lane, there are also loads of charming irresistible products that you may find you can’t live without. For example, Matsumoto profiles the latest old-fashioned paisley roll-on suitcase with matching travel organizers, an all-natural skin care travel kit that fits neatly into your carry-on bag, an aromatherapy spray to get rid of “hotel smell” and lovely silk pillowcases to make your room feel like home away from home.
Even if you’re not going anywhere, you can still get the feeling of exotic romance by wearing Scent of A Woman, a new fragrance Mary Jo recommends which is based on the historical meeting of Anthony and Cleopatra.

To see recent articles by fashion and lifestyle writer Mary Jo Matsumoto, go to sheknows.com/about/Beauty_and_Style/Fashion_and_Style/Reel_to_Real

Review:
Both the magazine reference, and She Knows web sites could be, depending on your taste, extremely important to you in your list of items to consider. It is in " how " you are represented in public which really denotes your willingness to embrace life.

Moreover, there is nothing more moody and relaxing to the touch of a womyn's skin than silk. And whooo...aw all the way when its a good fit and style. Can you feel yourself buzzing now ? Satin is another gem of wearing fabric.
RK, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Gwen Stinks it Up





No, I’m not talking about her latest single (although I definitely could be), but about her latest fashion/beauty project. Coty has enlisted Gwen Stefani to create a series of L.A.M.B. scents, the first of which will be released in fall 2007. Stefani says Eau de Gwen #1 will be “broad, classic, and timeless, but from there, I can get more specific with my next one.”


Somehow I completely trust Gwen’s ability to create fun, unique fragrances. She may get a bit weird with her musical endeavours, and have strange taste in hairstyles from time to time, but her L.A.M.B. line is always on point (check out this amazing dress to see what I mean.) If nothing else, we know her scents will come in cute bottles.
Review:
Gals its the this amazing dress portion of this press release you should take a gander at.
RK, January 17, 2007

Pink ????


thought of those wild-haired troll dolls that were popular in my youth when I saw these pictures of Pink at the E! Golden Globes after party. It’s her hair, of course, but the dress is also too short for her and has the effect of making her look like a toy. It’s even got pockets on the side where you can stash little barrettes and a comb for her hair.

Pink has recanted her statement that people should boycott Australian wool, saying that she appeared in a PETA video without doing research on the issue. She said she was not aware that the Australian wool industry has promised to phase out the practice of mulesing, where strips of skin are stripped from around the sheep’s tail. Mulesing is different from just removing the wool, and is initially painful to the sheep. The wool industry argues that without mulesing, sheep can get maggot eggs in that area, which is arguably more painful for them and can result in death.

The troll in the header image can be purchased on eBay, and its owner even lovingly weaved a lot of mohair together to give it two-toned hair. Maybe Pink should get some extensions
Review:
I swa this, and thought. Well reader what do you think? Does she? Or doesn't She ?
Err....
Is pretending to be a Doll ? And at the Oscars too - the last one that is ...
RK, January 17, 2007

Get your ASS to Ithaca


Shangri-La's most wam and cozy ready made silk velvet devore burnout garment is the kaftan, modelled after traditional Middle Eastern attire for men, this is a fabulous unisex garment. Shangri-La's charmeuse kaftan is equally suitable to use as a robe for lounging around the house or as a cloak for going out for a night on the town. It is available in all of our exclusive silk velvet patterns and colors.
Review:
One of the reason why I writing is because of someone who I learned Latin dance from in Ithaca. The other is that I like what he his doing with the Internet. Thus I ran into one of his links on Ithaca Night Life ( NightLife ), NY. and found Shangri-La Gifts - who I visited last Summer.
I can not begin to tell the additional items in which they are creating Kim and Gosline. But if you really want a real one of kind and extremely trendy then get a ticket, reserve a hotel room and get your ASS to Ithaca. Now!
RK. January 17, 2007

Some additional LA styles from 2006




Go: Park Vogel sample sale, October 6 in L.A.

Once upon a time I had a Park Vogel long-sleeved tee that was maybe the most perfect t-shirt I've owned in all my life, supersoft and with real good cling - like, better even than American Apparel or the most nicely faded thriftstore tee you could ever find. But because I'm sort of a five-year-old and prone to so much messiness, what was once white has now become stained and spotted with various colors from various kinds of spills. Heartbreaking, because I especially adore Park Vogel for its eco-conscious production practices:
To help curb air pollution, designers Julie Park and Vanessa Vogel get their Swiss cotton from an energy-efficient Australian mill that recycles its chemicals (so that they're not put back into the environment).
The happy ending to my story is that this Friday, Park Vogel (along with Woo) will be joining the Lily McNeal sample sale happening in L.A.. That means up to 80 percent off beautiful t-shirts, which may or may not include my favorite Park Vogel styles:
Hey college gals...this is it for that lazy evening to impress the academic, and make the nerds swet. Nonetheless, especially if you are applying for grad school at the same campus, then you should get in to this immediately - survival gals.
The model far away distant and dumb looks is appealing. But just for a while. None the less, it does convey the image of the style.
RK, January 17. 2007