Monday, 26 May 2014

Archibald Optics - Ambrose Clear Dawn

Meet Archibald Optics. Set up by a bunch of young entrepreneurs who want to shake up the luxury market with their designed in London, handcrafted in Japan glasses by offering the highest quality product at an affordable price www.archibaldoptics.com

 
The unisex Ambrose design is named after Curtly Ambrose, the West Indies cricketer who was part of the West Indies team that dominated international cricket in the 1980s.
Direct link to Ambrose Clear Dawn:
Colours : Clear Dawn (as above) ; Night Fog (upper frame black lower part of frame clear); Jet Black; Tortoise and Sapphire Blue.

Wear Art on your feet with Summer trainers from Bucketfeet

Chicago based brand, Bucketfeet, has a mission to find innovative new artists and collaborate with them on every design released ensuring a unique product which supports artists worldwide. With each shoe purchased, a portion goes directly back to the individual artist to support their career.

Bucketfeet Aspara 
Monochrome meets angles, dots and curves. Designed by Lisa Mam, Cambodia’s first Khmer female Urban Street artist. Lisa aka Lil Dots states that she is helping a new urban art movement grow in her hometown Phnom Penh City and wants Khmer Graffiti and Street Art to be seen all around the world.
Bucketfeet Vidaboa
A pioneer in the graffiti scene in Rio de Janeiro, artist Marcelo Ment’s pattern utilizes positive words and is a playful take on the city’s countless favelas. Rio sees graffiti as a tool to bring an experience of art to all people, especially in places where young people have few positive things in their life. Ment is among those who take their work to the streets and places where art is not normally seen, exchanging knowledge and experiences.
Bucketfeet Pasco
French artist Olivier Vouzellaud, better known as Yamas, shows his distinct style of abstract art and geometric shapes on this slip on trainer.


Bucketfeet Barca
Designed by Spanish artist Zosen, this lace up trainer has a colourful canvas telling the tale of his love of old school skate, Latin America, African masks, music and people.


Bucketfeet Duckies
Striped of colour, Duckies feature a simple hand drawn black duck print adding a touch of fun to the otherwise conservative white trainers. You may not be able to see in from this image but on the trainer’s tongue is the face of Duckie wearing sunglasses. By Florida artist Okat

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Summer Espadrilles from Carlo Pazolini


Available from

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Price £95
Price £115


VERSACE AUTUMN/WINTER 2014 CAMPAIGN: POWER AND FREEDOM


Versace’s autumn/winter 2014 campaigns represent the power, seduction, freedom and glamour at the heart of the brand. The campaign was shot by Mert & Marcus, under the creative direction of Donatella Versace.
The women’s images are provocative and dramatic, presenting supermodels Anna Ewers and Stella Tennant in a world of femininity and strength.


Each represents the contrasting sides of a woman’s character, as seen in the collection itself: Anna stood behind glass, sensual in the fluidity of bias cut, while Stella is outside, proud in the control of military precision.

Friday, 23 May 2014

KENZO Spring/Summer 2014 film by Kahlil Joseph‏ : Dawn in Luxor

KENZO’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection is about California as a nexus of experiences,radiating from Carol Lim & Humberto Leon’s teenage years.


Kahlil Joseph, a resident of Los Angeles, is known for a string of stellar short films and music videos, among which Flying Lotus ‘until the quiet comes’ and Shabazz Palaces ‘Black Up’.
Through his lens,the world appears as fragmentary, paradoxical and beautiful visual riffs. It is a perfect companion to KENZO’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which encapsulates California in all its variety: soft and hard, relaxed and intense, sophisticated and casual.
In this short film, Kahlil Joseph conjures up an otherworldly Los Angeles, awash in myths and visions: a man ordering fish in a Jamaican restaurant,the regal beauty of a woman overlooking the sea, a beautiful boy paying homage to a beached dolphin. This amalgamation of images is deployed through a loose narrative driven by pure emotion.

For more information on KENZO visit kenzo.com
For more information on Kahlil Joseph please visit the-most.com

Video Starring: Grace Mahary ,Palaceer Lazaro, Tykee Dawkins and Chris ‘Worm’ Lewis
Music by Shabazz Palaces
Cinematography by Jason McCormick
Art direction by Partel Oliva
Styled by Mobolaji Dawodu and Annabelle Baldero Lacuna
 Produced by Onye Anyanwu & Alejandro De Leon
 Produced by Pulse Films and What Matters Most

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Luxury Womenswear Designer Ong-Oaj Pairam Reveals his Exclusive Togo Armchair for Ligne Roset


Luxury women and menswear designer Ong-Oaj Pairam has turned his hand to interior design with an exclusive one off upholstery recreation of the iconic Ligne Roset Togo armchair and pouffe.  The Togo was originally designed in the 70s.  Whilst reworking the Togo, Ong-Oaj has stuck to his fashion values of using the best luxury materials and craftmanship.


With a hint of Viking/Game of Thrones , Ong-Oaj brings femininity into the mix with his flutter of large butterfly appliques perched on the corners creating a Ying and Yang effect.
Ong-Oaj's Togo can be seen displayed at Ligne Roset City, 37/39 Commercial Road, London E11LF
Price £6000

Lindsay Lohan wears Bank Fashion


Direct link is:

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

New Collaboration FitFlop x British Milliner Stephen Jones for First Edition THE JONES Loafer

British milliner, Stephen Jones has collaborated with FitFlop!


 Inspired by his love of ‘pure form’ and his famous ‘Dashing’ hat, Jones has taken FitFlop's ergonomic SUPERCOMFF™ technology to create a chic loafer.

The new first edition loafer – THE JONES™ – is available from today in French Navy, Mykonos Blue or Pistachio suede with a marshmallow vamp, or in Black leather with a gold vamp.


Online exclusive. Price £135
 

SS14 PINGHE White Noise Champagne Event.


Pinghe held a champagne event at Wolf & Badger Dover Street for a chance to view her SS14 White Noise ready to wear collection.
Above image shows her hand embroidered Golden Cocktail dress with soft leather panels £1000 .
Mannequin is wearing her Claudia top with laser cut embroidery £560 and Claudia trousers with adjustable ankle zips £400




And guests included editor of FACADES magazine, Jose Espinas; celebrity stylist Leroy Dawkins; TV presenter Prince Cassius and yours truly:

FACADES editor Jose Espinas
Celebrity Stylist Leroy Dawkins
TV Presenter Prince Cassius on the far right


PINGHE  is available at Wolf & Badger

Monday, 19 May 2014

Radley's Ditsy Floral Prints


Emu sandals for the summer

This Spring Summer 2014, EMU launches a footwear collection that delivers natural comfort matched with innovation and enduring style. Fresh, modern designs have been crafted with all-natural materials against a rich, vibrant colour palette inspired by lush jungles and the earthy tones of pure wilderness.
 Natural, comfortable, enduring, innovative and boundless, welcome to the EMU Spring Summer 2014 Collection.



Left to right: Whitsunday wedge sandals in oak. Price £150
 Also available in black
 http://www.emuaustralia.com/store/women/fashion-sandals/whitsunday.html?SKU=W10796OAK9

Burnberry Zip strappy sandals in textured nappa leather. Colour silver Price £90
 Also available in black or mandarin with pink straps
 http://www.emuaustralia.com/store/women/fashion-sandals/burnberry-zip.html

Alma sandal in textured nappa leather. Colour silver. Price £95
 Also available in pink or black
 http://www.emuaustralia.com/store/women/fashion-sandals/alma.html?SKU=W10794SILV6

Junee scarf in Australian Merino wool  Price £49
Also available in blue

Exclusive for FitFlop - Floral Prints from Budding Fashion Designer Keiko Nishiyama



Lily Allen wears the Opening Ceremony and Steamboat Willie Face Off Mickey Sweater




Copy Lily Allen's look with your own Opening Ceremony and Steamboat Willie Face Off Mickey Sweater 



See the whole range on
http://www.openingceremony.us/products.asp?menuid=2&designerid=2015

Friday, 16 May 2014

KEEP IT FAIR IN WHAT YOU WEAR”.

LEGGERA NELL’ARIA boutique on the Kings Road, Chelsea, London, played host to Calico Pr’s blogger event supporting world fair trade and ethical fashion, “KEEP IT FAIR IN WHAT YOU WEAR”.



With live models greeting guests in the window as mannequins, and the designers from calico pr’s ethical brands present , attendees were able to experience ethical fashion at its finest and learn all about sustainability within the fashion supply chain. There were a range of women’s wear, accessories and loungewear pieces all with an interesting story behind them. 
Above image, model wears from left Buenas Noches, Grace, Pineapple wrap, The Little Posh Dress. Bags from Fashion ComPassion

Buenas Noches

 The event showed attendees how now the whole wardrobe can be made with transparency in the supply chain.
 Brands in attendance included Girl with Beads, Bibico, Buenas Noches, Fashion ComPassion, Grace and The Little Posh Dress. 
The fair trade theme was continued right through to the event nibbles, with handmade chocolate from Lavolio and cupcakes from the organic Cake Hole London.

Leggera Nell’aria also stocks brands such as Anita Quansah, a stunning handmade artistic jewellery brand, alongside unique Pineapple wraps made especially for the boutique, using ethically sourced Piña hand woven and dyed using natural ingredients in the Philippines. The boutique pride themselves on supporting ethical brands that rely on craftsmanship, ethical principles and was the perfect place to hold an event to raise the awareness of ethical fashion.  With recent happenings in the industry such as Fashion Revolution Day and World Fair Trade Day urging people to think about who made their clothes, the event aimed to answer this- directly from the brand designers



Blogger & TV presenter Prince Cassius


Photography by Stuart Tingini


New British jewellery brand Augustine of England launches debut Basics Collection

Recently launched British women's jewellery brand, Augustine of England (http://www.augustineofengland.com), has just released its début 'Basics' collection.

Photography by Becca Terroni
The 'Basics' collection is a collection of six premium quality semi-precious bead bracelets that adopt a classic design. Beads are purple Fluorite, black Onyx, white Howlite, pale green Amazonite and pale pink Rose Quartz
Price £7.99 each from their online shop.

 
Better yet, in support of British design and manufacturing, all pieces from Augustine of England are handmade in England.

David's Bridal Donates 150 Prom Dresses to Promising Students


Last week leading US prom retailer David’s Bridal, made their mark on the prom scene in the UK by partnering with the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales and donated 150 prom dresses to promising students from Newham based secondary school, Sarah Bonnell at a prom pop up shop.


 Essentially as prom is becoming more and more popular in the UK, schools are incentivising young girls to do better in their GCSE’s by creating prom passports.The more revision sessions they do the cheaper the prom ticket and the more amazing it is.


 David’s Bridal, as the leader in prom, wanted to reward these girls and empower young women to do better in their education by building the store in the school for 150 of the top performing students to pick a dress for free!

 

Storm London Watches new Razzle Jewellery Collection


Direct links:

Elorna watch http://www.stormwatches.com/watches/womens/elorna-31398 Razzle bracelet http://www.stormwatches.com/jewellery/womens/razzle-bracelet-32046 Razzle pendant necklace http://www.stormwatches.com/jewellery/womens/razzle-necklace-31962

Steal Cara Delevingne's Style with CelebBoutique


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CALZEDONIA OCEAN GIRLS LAUNCHES IN THE UK THIS WEEKEND

Italian lingerie and beachwear brand CALZEDONIA & FREMANTLEMEDIA present the new reality adventure “CALZEDONIA OCEAN GIRLS” airing 17th May 2014 on http://www.calzedoniaoceangirls.com/


The new TV show produced by Freemantle (Britains Got Talent) will involve a group of 10 women who must compete in a series of physical and extreme challenges in the Canary Islands. Before each task the Ocean Girls are taught by a pro athlete who specialises in that week’s chosen water sports. Many of the mentors are world record holders and Olympic Champions in their field, including Tanya Streeter who will be teaching free diving and Andrew Cotton who will be teaching big wave surfing.

The goal is to find a real woman who embodies the spirit of the brand and is therefore ideally placed to become a real Calzedonia Ambassador.

The programme will also be on Sky One Italy HD on May 16th with 6 episodes aired from 20.20 and will be rerun on Cielo
 

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Henri Lloyd - Ocean Heritage

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, this seasons collection contains a unique blend of heritage, modernity & technical excellence whilst always staying true to the sea; all available to buy online now at www.henrilloyd.com.



Since Henri Lloyd’s birth in 1963, the original British sailing heritage brand has continued to push the boundaries of style & technical innovation to become one of the country’s most iconic heritage brands.  The story started with one man’s vision, Henri Strzelecki or Mr Henri as he was to become later known, was a keen sailor & saw the potential in the wonder fabric Bri-Nylon & through this opportunity started Henri Lloyd Ltd in Manchester.  

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Cocorose London Pops Up in House of fraser

Cocorose London, the brand known for their original and revolutionary foldable shoes are showcasing their collection in the flagship House of Fraser store on Oxford St, London from 12-16 May.

Alice shoe from the Royal Ballet Colelction

An official gift partner to the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) since 2010, Cocorose London have gone on to collaborate with iconic British brands The Royal Ballet and Liberty Art Fabrics to create limited edition capsule collections, available globally. So come in and see which pair the  celebrities are gifted!

Pop in and see them. You'll become a Cocoroser when you see the beautiful designs and experience how comfortable and practical they are.
Frumpy to funky is a Cocoroser!!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

FIAMMA - The new Handbag from Salvatore Ferragamo


FIAMMA is the new handbag from Salvatore Ferragamo and draws inspiration from the different female generations of the Ferragamo family and their enduring influence on the House today.

The handbag is named after Salvatore’s late daughter Fiamma Ferragamo, the house’s leather accessories and shoe designer for almost 40 years and who also founded the iconic shoe Vara.

J Lo Wears CelebBoutique Castalia Skirt for New Album Cover

Direct link to the patent leatherette pencil skirt is:

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Opening Ceremony Unveils Its First-Ever Fashion Collection Inspired by Disney's Steamboat Willie



Opening Ceremony, in collaboration with Disney, has launched a special capsule collection to celebrate the first Mickey Mouse animated film, Steamboat Willie.  The fashion collection includes ready-to-wear apparel, footwear, and accessories -- all showcasing one of the most iconic and beloved characters in the world.

The Mickey Mouse collection by Opening Ceremony features new and exciting prints inspired by Steamboat Willie artwork and film stills.  The film prints are translated in vivid colors on button-down shirts, tees, sweatshirts, and plush-soft knit sweaters.
To round out the collection, Opening Ceremony also collaborated with its renowned brand partners to create accessories:  New Era for the classic 5950 caps and custom developed bucket hats, Vans Classic Slip-On, Authentic and Sk8-Hi shoes.
Mickey Mouse continues to influence pop culture through designer collaborations and new collections with fashion-forward specialty retailers. The Mickey Mouse collection by Opening Ceremony is available now exclusively at Opening Ceremony stores and http://www.openingceremony.us/entry.asp?pid=9560

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