Saturday, 31 March 2012

Davod Koma AW12 Collection

David Koma draws inspiration from ancestral portraits, the slender elegance of the 1920s and the minimal fashion detailing of the 1960s.

Koma combines influences from the lithe greyhounds of Louis Icart Art Deco paintings with...
.. Boldini's portrayal of the Marchesa Luisa Casati's charms.

Inspired by Thierry Poncelot's portraits of dogs in aristocratic attire, volume is created using ruched draping to minimise the waist and enhance the femal figure, reminiscent of Victorian dress.

Collars are high and stiff, recalling those on the mens shirts worn in the 1920s

Wool, fur and silks combined with technical fabrics adding a modern sportswear twist.

Colour palette was black and white with rich accent shades of dark blues, olive green....

... and plum tones.(Check out the greyhound silhouettes on the print)

The exclusive footwear was designed in collaboration with Alain Quilici and features sculpted greyhounds on the heels (you can just see on the model's white shoes in the background)
Cashmere knitwear has been developed with Hawick Cashmere of Scotland

Friday, 30 March 2012

Clements Ribeiro AW12 collection on video

Now you've seen the still images of Clements Ribeiro AW12 collection, soak in the atmosphere and watch the  video below:

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Clements Ribeiro AW12 Collection

Inspiration for Clements Ribeiro AW12 collection was folk with a play in proportions, pop colours and conventional chic. 

Colour palette:
 Klein blue....

... shocking pink,...
.. bright orange, and the more neutral black and white.

The collection is made up of:
 masculine slouchy pants, oversize sweaters and cardigans

Cashmere sweaters with intarsia designs
Metallic lace designs

Black synthetic leather in skirts, slouchy trousers, leggings, tops , jackets and shorts
Black/white and Royal blue/black Scottish plaid

Black lace print

Mohair coats

Folk print in electric blue and orange.
And a swirly ‘Nouveau’ print                                   

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Get Your Incredible Body from Hair Care brand Umberto Giannini

Hair care brand Umberto Giannini have chosen ‘Made In Chelsea’ star Millie Mackintosh as the face for their new Incredible Body hair products range. 
For the launch Umberto Giannini have created a graphic online novel with Millie playing the luscious ‘mane’ attraction , the femme fatale  who uses her  Incredible Body (products) to get her man.

To see Millie in action go to

You can even finish the story by adding your own caption to the last image (shown above), plus a chance to win some Umberto Giannini products.

And here are these Incredible Body products:

Volume Shampoo for Big Hair – Increases body and fullness. Also has added conditioning ingredients for shine and smoothness. £5.29
Volume Conditioner for Big Hair – This contains an intelligent conditioning agent that only conditions areas where needed.
Volume Mousse for Big Hair – Polymer resins lift and thicken the hair whilst giving a lasting hold.
Volume Blow Dry Spray for Big Hair- has the fixative and styling Polymer, Polyqueternium-11, which gives medium to strong hold whist improving shine and volume.
Old School Setting Lotion for Big Hair –bringing back the classic ‘set’ of the 50s but with a quick drying formulation. Gives volume, bounce and shine plus a long lasting hold.
Full Volume Hairspray for Big Hair- Has added Panthenol to strengthen and condition whilst giving full bodied volume.
Root Boost Volume Spray for Big Hair – Holds like a hairspray but also achieves height and volume at the roots. Maximum fullness for even the finest of hair.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Sunshine Fragrances for Spring 2012

Spring is here, the sun is shining and that means it's time to change your heady winter fragrance to something lighter and fresher.
Here are a few new spring fragrances which aim to capture the scent of  tropical islands, sunshine and cool sea breezes..

Bvlgari Omnia Coral

This new addition to the Omnia range was inspired by the shimmering hues of precious red coral and far off oceans.
It’s a fruity floral fragrance with notes of the Tropical Hibiscus and pomegranate.
Top notes:  bergamot and goji berries
Heart:  Hibiscus and Water lily
Base notes: Pomegranate and cedar wood
For all of the Omnia range, this Italian Jeweller has emulated two interlocking links of a chain coated with a gemstone colour for the bottle. This time the colour is coral representing  the ocean’s treasured gem.

Aqua Oriens by Van Cleef & Arpels
Inspired by a blue lagoon, this is a lighter fruity floral fragrance with woody notes to the original exotic Oriens
Top notes: Pear and lime zest
Heart: Orange blossom and honeysuckle
Base: Amber and musk
This Paris based Jeweller designed the bottle with a chunky gem like stopper in bright aqua blue reminiscent of the crystal clear lagoon waters.

Sunny Diane by Diane Von Furstenberg

We have to wait until May for this limited edition to come out, which is apt as it was inspired by a sunny summer’s day.   
Like the original fragrance Diane, this is based on the scent of frangipani flower. But instead of  woody tones, Sunny Diane is more of a beach babe with notes of sundrenched driftwood, aquatic and mandarin accords.

Which one would you take on a desert island?

Images provided by KGA PR

Get ready for the Summer with Moroccanoil's Hair Products

Now the sun is shining, it's great to take advantage of the warm weather and sit or stroll outside, But the sun's rays can leave our hair damaged and dull, so it is even more important to keep our hair in good condtion.
Argan oil, found growing only in Southwest Morocco, has traditionally been used by Moroccan women to treat their hair. It is rich in antioxidants which help to renew cell structure and increase the hair's elasticity and so can restore shine to dull lifeless hair.
Morrocanoil are the original innovators and creators of Argan oil infused products. I'm a great fan of their oil treatment and here's a few more I've recently discovered

Luminous Hairspray

Infused with Argan oil, this hairspray offers a luminous shine, soft to the touch but still long-lasting and without stickiness. Has the gorgeous argan oil scent.

Glimmer Shine Spray

Helps eliminate frizziness and it states that it also protects against environmental elements. Use sparingly as too much can make the hair greasy. Good news it will last you for ages!

More information and products on

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Central Saint Martins Jewellery 2013 Runway Show - Neutopia

Central Saint Martins held its first jewellery runway show at the new campus, Granary Building, Kings Cross.
Titled Neutopia, this show reflected an awakening of senses and the mind, describing the ascension into a new Utopia.
 Thirty nine 2nd year BA students showcased their designs using sustainable materials. Here's a few:
Sarah Narici

Concentrating on the 2012 apocalypse premonitions of obliteration and destruction, Narici’s work focused on a symbiosis of terror and elation in face of change and the prospect of rebirth.  Chunky metallic bulbous forms surround the neck as a choker and cascade down the body. Hope springs up in the form of the colourful green, yellow and orange fringing as shoots and buds bursting into new life. 

Min Kyung Lee

Rebirth & Recycled created by knitting with jersey fabric and recycled rope

Momi Momii
Titled Nostalgic Futurism

Natha Khunprasert
Inspired by the head adornments of the Surma and Mursi tribes of Ethiopia.

Payson Ni
Materials used: painted card paper and fabric. Inspired by Chinese architecture of Han dynasty and mixing with western elements.

Wonjung Han
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you

Yona Kato
‘Chameleon’ created with sisal, kitenge, kanga, balloons, latex sheets, garnets and wire.

Beatrice Bongiasca
Red gold plated chain adorned with fluorescent Perspex rod and neon accents woven into copper

Bella Mung
Questioning the beauty of a woman’s figure

Benita Gikaite
Gikaite wants to spread the awareness that everything we consume has its side effects and consequences, thus this piece is Cornucopia the horn of plenty showing its dark side.

Claudia Rice
Rice draws inspiration from the old African tradition of the Benin bronze armlets which were presented to brides as their dowry. Beads signify pride, power and identity and the colour red symbolises courage and bravery. 

Go Un Lee
Lee's piece blends abstract with traditional. The piece creates a new language of movement with volume and layered shapes. The idea of having the face partially covered came from the African tribal masks.

Lin Huang
Many layers of new materials and artificial colours are used to represent the future atmosphere and create a new scene of Africa

Maja Rohl
The piece is made from frayed and dyed rope . Rohl drew her inspiration from the animal kingdom combining both primal and present.

Serena Wilson
Inspired by snakes shedding their skin, Serena has tried to encapture the beauty before it was discarded.

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