Friday, September 13, 2013

Converse X Maison Martin Margiela

Maison Martin Margiela gives the All-American trainer brand Converse and avant-garde makeover for autumn. 
Maison Martin Margiele and Converse's collaboration features a range of high-top All-Star and low-top Jack Purcell trainers launching in stores this month that are completely hand-dipped in bright white paint - and we mean completely. The canvas, eyelets, laces, and even the soles get the treatment.
The paint cracks as you wear them to reveal one of four colors underneath - heritage Converse colors including red, black, navy and a Maison Martin Margiela exclusive, vintage yellow.
"The Maison has always been obsessed with white; it is used as a layer to give an incognito feeling. A sort of poetry, with the passage of time, the shoes asserts itself,' says Maison Martin Margiela. 

Retailing at $230, these are available at Maison Martin Margiela stores and select Converse First String retailers from September. 

Music: Alt-J "Breezeblocks"

"Breezeblocks" is a song by British alternative indie pop quartet Alt-J from their debut studio album An Awesome Wave. 

Botkier: Honore Cross-body Handbag

Clutch & Cross-body All In One!
The must-have bag for Fall

The Honore Crossbody has adjustable straps, easily covenverts into a clutch with a hand-belt so it is easy to carry when you're in the go. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sophia Webster Teams Up With J.Crew

The designer's capsule shoe collection steals the show at J.Crew spring/summer 2014.
At home among the brights and patterns, Sophia Webster's capsule shoe collection for J.Crew was a highlight of their spring/summer 2014 show. The collaboration perfectly blends British designer Webster's love for the crazy and colorful with the aesthetic of J.Crew's latest collection. Webster told WWD, "The collection is really fun and feminine, very me, but still a hybrid of the two brands."

President and executive creative director for J.Crew Jenna Lyons likened the detailed shoes to "miniature sets - a beautiful world for your feet to spend the day in. Each shoe tells a unique story." The Sophia Webster for J.Crew Collection features 12 styles in an assortment of colors and patterns, from polka dot to Aztec-style cut-out to floral. An undisputed designer collaboration success, the shoes will launch in selected stores and on in early 2014.

Introducing Instant Lab by Impossible Project

The impossible Instant Lab is an innovative tool that turns digital iPhone images into real analog instant photos on Impossible film, using an accompanying Impossible iPhone app.
Florian Kaps, Co-founder of Impossible. "The Instant Lab is the Impossible solution to a problem that we were trying to solve since a very long time: Is there an easy and pure analog way to melt our everyday's iPhone images into these unique, real and magic photographs we love so much? The way it feels to finally merge the digital with the analog world of photography with this Impossible machine exceeds our wildest expectations."

Deborah Lippmann Fall 2013 Collection

If there’s one thing that Deborah Lippmann does well (which may be hard to declare what with her unique square bottles, luxe formulas, and on-trend pigments) it’d have to be those glitter polishes. From the cult classic Happy Birthday chunky glitter to her recent scintillating Mermaids summer offering, the nail veteran is known for paints that sparkle and shine in whole new ways. Now for fall, Lippmann is dialing up the dazzle factor to its very brink with the all-new holographic Jewel Heist collection.
Launching this month, the offering is inspired by the flash and opulence of sapphires, emeralds, and pure gold. The six-piece line includes glowing crèmes ($17), gleaming shimmers ($17), and glistening prismatic mega-glitters ($19). We caught up with Lippmann in a brief interview to ask what we can expect from her new ever-twinkly lineup. (Note: sunglasses sold separately.)

What was your inspiration for Jewel Heist and what made you choose the colors you did for this fall collection? 

I love jewelry and am always inspired by beautiful jewel tones, especially for fall. This collection includes luxurious hues of gold, emerald and sapphire—it’s like wearing jewelry on your nails, but you can do it yourself. The collection offers classic, subtler shades, with complementary glitter that can be layered or worn alone. There are both sophisticated and chic hues and opulent versions. This allows an option for every mood and occasion.

We've seen holographic polishes floating around here and there for a few seasons now. What makes these so unique and on-trend now for fall?

The mega-holographic polish in this collection is new to my glitter range. It offers a high-impact reflection of a full spectrum of color. Texture in general is also a huge trend for fall—whether it’s a holographic glitter, a matte finish, or a layered look. This collection offers options for simplicity or layering.

How can we make such a sparkly look more wearable for every day?

You could paint just an accent nail or make the rest of your look very simple. Let your nails be the statement, with very minimal makeup, straight or pulled-back hair, and simple clothing without patterns otherwise. Also, for a subtle hint of sparkle, you could place a dab of glitter on the tip of the nail to create a modern French manicure (which I call a duet), or an ombré look.

Fall '13 Jewel Heist Collection
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Introducing the New iPhone 5s & 5c

iPhone 5s Forward Thinking

iPhone 5s is purposefully imagines. Meticulously. Precision crafter. It's not just a product of what's technologically possible. But what's technologically useful. It's not just what's next. But what should be next. 

iPhone 5 set a precedent, with an amazing amount of technology in a remarkable thin, light, design. iPhone 5s builds on that achievement with Touch ID - a finger identity sensor. An A7 chip with 64-bit architecture. An even more impressive iSight camera. And ultrafast LTE wireless. 

iPhone 5s is the first 64-bit smartphone in the world. And IOS 7 was designed with that in mind, built specifically for 64-bit architecture. Which makes IOS 7 just as advanced as the iPhone it's on. 

iPhone 5c For The Colorful 

Color is more than just a hue. It expresses a feeling. Makes a statement. Declares an allegiance. Color reveals your personality. iPhone 5c, in five anything-but-shy colors, does just that. It's not just a for lovers of colors. It's for the colorful.

A6 chip, 8MP iSight camera. 4-inch Retina display. Ultrafast LTE wireless. iPhone 5c has the things that made iPhone and amazing phone - and more, including IOS 7. All in a completely new design that feels great in your hand.

Alexa Chung Launches Her New Book "It"

The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic style.

With influences that range from the sultry beauty of Jane Birkin to the rocker chic of Mick Jagger, it's no wonder that everything worn by Alexa Chung instantly becomes the latest trend. Already a hugely popular television personality and muse for Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld, Chung s now a co-anchor of the nightly music show Fuse News, covering today's hottest acts and entertainment news. Chung's first book, It, provides her legion of fans with a long-awainted inside look at the fascinating world. 

A wholly unique collection of Chung's personal writing, drawings, and photographs, It covers everything from her candid thoughts of life, love, and music to her favorite ensembles and how to decide what to wear in the morning. With Chung's characteristic wit, charm, and refreshingly down-to-earth attitude, this full-color compendium is a must-have for anyone who loves fashion, music, and just about everything Alexa Chung.

Ralph Lauren: The Soft Ricky Bag

Made of supple calfskin and available in a veritable rainbow of different shades, the hand-made Soft Ricky, a re-edition of Ralph Lauren's Ricky bag designed as a tribute to his wife, is set to be the star of the Paris-based Ralph Lauren boutique this Vogue Fashion Night. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pantone: Women's Spring 2014 Color Report

Designers take a modern twist on the traditional for spring 2014 by pairing soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium. Inspired by a mixture of blooming flowers, travels abroad and strong, confident women, designers use color to refresh, revive and defy conventional wisdom.
"This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations."
Three very adaptable pastels sit on one end of the palette, and, because we are so accustomed to seeing them as nature's background, they can be creatively combined with any other color in the spectrum. Placid Blue, like a picture-perfect, tranquil and reassuring sky, induces a sense of peaceful calmness, while Violet Tulip, a romantic, vintage purple, evokes wistful nostalgia. Similar to the verdant shade of springtime foliage, Hemlock, a summery, ornamental green, provides a decorative touch that's very different from the greens of recent seasons. Pair any of these versatile pastels with a bolder hue for an au courant look.
Sand, a lightly toasted and amiable neutral, conjures images of the beach and the carefree days of summer. Try pairing Sand with Hemlock for perfect, natural balance. Paloma serves as a quintessential neutral, interesting enough to be worn alone or combined with any color for sophisticated poise.
Cayenne, a high-pitched red, adds a dash of spicy heat to neutrals, and heightens the excitement when mixed with Freesia, a blazing yellow that is sure to illuminate wardrobes this season. A tropical, floral-inspired shade, Freesia's warmth and energy help set the stage for Celosia Orange, an optimistic, spontaneous hue. Pair Celosia Orange with Violet Tulip for a captivating vision, much like the setting summer sun.
The palette is brought full circle with Radiant Orchid, a bold counterpart to Violet Tulip, andDazzling Blue,a scintillating, polar opposite to Placid Blue. Surprisingly, these strong, vibrant colors also pair well across the palette: They are perfect companions to pastels, and add confidence and vivacity when mixed with other bold colors.
For more than 20 years, Pantone, the global authority on color, has surveyed the designers of New York Fashion Week and beyond to bring you the season's most important color trends. This report previews the most prominent hues for spring 2014.

Happy Hours For iPhone

Happy Hours, the USA's premier happy hour guide, shows all of the food and drink specials going on near you. Click through to see a photo of the bar or restaurant, and details such as the menu, location, amenities, and what other people have to say. 
As featured on CNN, CNBC, TechCrunch, Mashable & Gizmodo's.

The Brante: Tribal-Esque Industrial Jewelry From Brazil

The Brante is an accessories and artifact brand from Brazil that started as an experimental creative process, resulting in distinctive and innovative design. 

The Brante explores possibilites and develops new ideas. They are constantly seeking new perspectives so they can recreate and offers a young avant-garde style to their customers.
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Monday, September 9, 2013

Coco & Breezy Eyewear

Corianna and Brianna, also known as Coco & Breezy, are founders of this cutting edge sunglasses brand based in New York. The brand aims to reach new fashion heights and introduce fashion connoisseurs all over the world to their unique sense of style and original accessories. Coco and Breezy designed the brand based on their own passion for making avant e garde fashion and accessories available to all retail consumers. 

"Your eyewear is always your outfit and your clothing outfit is always your accessory."
- Coco&Breeze
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Kate Bosworth Sees Her Oscar de la Renta Wedding Dress for the Very First Time

Kate Bosworth returns to the Oscar de la Renta showroom in New  York City to see her dress for the first time in the final fitting of her wedding gown paired with a dramatic cathedral veil. To balance the gorgeous simplicity of Oscar de la Renta's custom gown, Kate tries on a selection of sparkling state diamond jewelry to polish off her wedding day look.

Adidas By Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney and sportswear giant Adidas create performance ranges that are both functional and luxurious. The collaboration activewear collections - including fashion-forward running, yoga, and tennis outfits - prove you can work out without losing your cool.
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