Friday, November 26, 2010

Links a la Mode - this week`s 20 best blog posts voted by the Independent Fashion Bloggers

+ Be Fabulous Daily: Applying old-school academic standards of original content and citation of sources to fashion blogging
+ Boheme Noir: Best outfits 2010 of style icon Giovanna Battaglia
+ Fashion Butter: How to DIY Fur Collar with Chains
+ Fish Monkey’s Writing Stuff: Lanvin + H&M: Is there a downside?
+ Frock and Roll: A code of ethnics for advertorials on your blog
+ Grit and Glamour: RSS and Sharing for Dummies—and Lazies
+ Haute Halifax: Out of sight, out of mind? A look at the impact of the textile industry in Africa
+ Holier than Now: The Under $50 Gift Guide: Fashion, guy-friendly goods, eco and charitable finds and more
+ Independent Fashion Bloggers: Are you addicted to blogging?
+ Make the World a Prettier Place: 30 Vogue covers from 1922 to 2005
+ Mary Van Notes: A vintage style post from a tree house
+ Pancake Stacker: Lessons from “Changing Fashion: Internet and Blogging” featuring Liz of Late Afternoon, Yvan Rodic of The Face Hunter, and more
+ Positively Bleak: Tips on staving off the winter blues – with a bonus compilation of free demos and EPs from alternative rock bands!
+ Previously Owned: A carefully selected gift list for the foodie, fashionable, beauty obsessed and generous
+ The Chic Curve: Winter coats for everyBODY. No matter what size or shape, there is a fabulous jacket just for you!
+ The Coveted: Frock Luxury Vintage: A local NYC discovery
+ The Fashion Pawn: The Business of Blogging: Your Blog Brand
+ The Lingerie Addict: 5 things Every Woman Should Know About Her Lingerie
+ The New Professional: A bloglover’s tips for keeping up with your blog reading
+ Tickle Me Chic: Get rid of those blogging blues: Tips and links to ban discouragement
+ Wanderlost: 10 things to look forward to this winter

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Lanvin loves H&M shopping experience

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I arrived at H&M (Königsallee 76, Düsseldorf, Germany) at 7.30 a.m. (it usually opens at 10 a.m. but today it was scheduled to open at 8.00). There already was a crowd waiting in front of the store.

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I received a bracelet, that marked my shopping time for 9.20 - 9.35.

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I intended to buy the black ruffled lace skirt and the fur coat but when I got in at 9.20 I had to learn that the fur coat wasn`t available :(

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Everything in my size (36 / S) was sold out already and only one pair of shoes in my size was left.

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The ruffled lace skirt was very unflattering on me (it made my hips look two sizes larger than they are), the shoes looked quite tacky (so did the bags...) and the sole was super slippery, so they were not an option.

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So I chose the black ruffled dress for 149 Euro.

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I`m content.

Even though the whole experience didn`t meet the expertations that were built up by all the hype during the last weeks.

How was your shopping experience? What did you buy?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Joop! Collection Women S/S 11

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Self-confidence, a secure sense of style, sex appeal and modernity - these are the underlying themes for womenswear. With the new looks for the spring/summer 2011 season, the JOOP! woman is able to live out and display all the facets of her style and femininity in full. The stylistic spectrum ranges from decidedly feminine aspects to urban yet relaxed looks topped off by lascivious/dreamy elements. The focus is on the mutual attraction of opposites. The specifically contrary links between feminine details and casual outfits create a particular appeal and deliberately seek to convey a sense of tension.

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A light summertime look, a natural appeal and bold contrasts are the main theme here. The juxtaposition of femininity and precise tailoring finds its expression in the interplay of sharp crisp

materials and soft fine images. Summer wool, cotton/elasthan gabadine and linen structures are contrasted with cotton piqués, shimmering taffeta, fine silk batistes and pleated silk crêpes.

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Multi-layered and perfectly harmonised colours highlight the individual message of the collection. The first theme uses light neutrals and deep hues of grey with a touch of purple as the base colours.

In the second group, tobacco brown and a dark ocean blue conjure up a deep and mysterious aura. This base is supplemented with elegant summer neutrals such as Cabana and Champagna. They are combined with strong luminescent blue and green hues as highlights.

The reflecting light of a summer afternoon inspires the range of colours in the final delivery. Light sandy shadings are supplemented with delicate powdery pastels, joined by brown nut tones and cool pistachio green. Oceano remains relevant as a base colour and a variation of classic black.

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Bags

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Shoes

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I love the nude & powder colours and the retro-modernity of the elegant cuts.

What are your favourite looks & accessories from Joop! S/S 11?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joop! Collection Men S/S 11

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The collection is characterised by masculine sex appeal, a strong sense of style, clear lines, and perfect fits. To create this message, skilfully fitted sports jackets and suits with slim silhouettes, exhibiting elegant cuts, wide pocket flaps, elevated waistline and pockets, take centre stage. Sartorial details and features emphasise the premium quality of the deconstructed jacket and suit types. In the area of evening wear, dinner jackets with white mirror silk lapels radiate glamour and confident extravagance. Slim silhouettes and carefully worked out details inspired by authentic uniforms characterise the jacket and coat variations.

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The used materials range from summery, light materials over classic wool to compact, masculine trench coat weaves and double faced qualities. Traditional cotton blends and cotton weaves displaying a wool mélange look are found side by side, showing a modern combination of the different aspects of the materials. High-quality performance and shape-memory fabrics stand in contrast to markedly natural fabric qualities and finishes.

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A dark, masculine base colour tonality, made up of midnight blue, deep brown and anthracite, weaves its way through the entire collection. Camel, sand, shades of mineral grey as well as graphic white form an additional signature feature. In the rhythm of the collection, this neutral basis gradually develops into a new, summery harmony, with modern, summery accents such as dynamic red, fir green, legion blue, and frosty berry shades.

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Eyewear

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Men`s Bags

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Shoes

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I love how this collection is young & classic at once. I`m also loving the sophisticated green and the yuppie-ish round glasses!

What are your favourite looks & accessories from Joop! Men S/S 11?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Atelier Swarovski by Karl Lagerfeld Launch, KaDeWe Berlin (November 4th 2010)

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Model Franziska Knuppe

On the evening of november 4th Atelier Swarovski presented their new collection, designed by Karl Lagerfeld, at KaDeWe, Berlin. The evening was hosted by Nadja Swarovski (Swarovski), Christiane Arp (Vogue) and Ursula Vierkötter (KaDeWe).

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Model Luca Gadjus and photographer Max von Gumppenberg

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Nadja Swarovski

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by Karl Lagerfeld F/W 10/11

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Bracelet

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Brooch

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Necklace

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Bracelet

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Brooch

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Necklace
Copyright: Swarovski

What do you think of Karl as a jewelry designer? Do you like this collection?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Burberry Store re-opening, Düsseldorf / Germany

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Last night I attended the re-opening of the Burberry store (Kö 50) in Düsseldorf.

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Music on the evening was provided by British DJ Stuart Bevan.

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Over 300 invited guests attended the cocktail reception.

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The 395 square metre Burberry store, set over two floors on Königsallee 50, opened on 16 October 2010. It has Menswear, Womenswear, Non Apparel, Fragrances, Timepieces, Eyewear and the Collections: Burberry Prorsum (Womenswear), Burberry London, Burberry Brit and Burberry Accessories.

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The store design concept was developed by Burberry Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey.

British materials and themes are used throughout the store with Burberry Digital Theatre Technology - video plasma walls that receive streaming content, touch screen technology, and audio and video control using the latest iPad wireless technology.

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Copyright: Burberry