Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Diane von Furstenberg Marmite Fetish Bag

Diane von Furstenberg debuts a Limited Edition Collection created with New York DJ Harley Viera-Newton on november 1st. Inspired by Viera-Newton’s beloved black cat, Marmite, the collection consists of a Feline Fetish Bag and a Feline Headphone & Play Button perfect for spinning—and gifting. The piece de resistance is the finely beaded fetish bag with its oh-so-distinctive style and sleek feline features defined with hand beaded crystals and pink thread embroidery.
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“I am so honored to share this collaboration with DVF!,” says Viera-Newton, who DJ’d the After-Party for the DVF Spring 2013 Runway Show. “Diane is so iconic, so talented, and so much fun - I can't think of a better introduction to the design process.”  
Diane von Furstenberg is comments, “I am so excited to work with Harley. She has effortless style and I think we have created something fun for the holidays. And I love the cat because it is so authentic to Harley and I am always telling young designers to be true to themselves!”
 DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Spring 2013 After Show Dinner The Limited Edition Collection is available on
Pictures © DVF.

How do you like the bag? How do you feel about the recent 'cat trend' in high fashion?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Celebrating 50 Links à la Mode Posts

The Links à la Mode are each week`s twenty best blog posts voted by a different contributor of the Independent Fashion Bloggers. Over the past three years I had the honour of having fifty of my posts voted into this exquisite selection.
Here is a look back on my 50 Links à la Mode posts 

 1.  Ten ways to style the classic Chanel jacket young & fabulous.
 2.  Burberry S/S 11 Show Coverage
 3.  The first ladies of Vogue – a closer look at the most important editors in chief.
 4.  The definitive IN/OUT list for Fall 2010 bags
 5.  Best outfits 2010 of style icon Giovanna Battaglia
 6.  10 Ways to Wear Tartan & Plaid
 7.  The Best Vogue Covers of the 80′s and 90′s
 8.  The 20 most pointless designer accessoires ever.
 9.  20 Alexander McQueen Runway Moments that blew my mind
10.  Retrospective: The medieval warrior women of Dior Couture fall 2006
11.  Fashion Show Coverage: Roberto Cavalli S/S 12 Menswear
12.  Inspiring fashion since over 50 years: Alfred Hitchcock`s blondes
13.  Vivienne Westwood and Photographer Jurgen Teller campaign for a Better World.
14.  Roberto Cavalli Fall 2011
15.  Fashion`s Night Out Berlin 2011
16.  Jean Paul Gaultier F/W 11/12
17.  Louis Vuitton Exhibition at La Trienale, Milano
18.  Backstage at Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 12 and what I learned there.
19.  Investigating Alexander McQueen`s Eshu collection and it’s Yoruban inspiration
20.  Trend Colour SS12 – Purple
21.  Summer 2012 Trend: The 1920s
22.  Runway Trend S/S 12: Harnesses, Corset & Waist Belts
23.  White for All Occasions S/S 12
24.  Retrospective: Givenchy HC F/W 98/99 by Alexander McQueen
25.  The 10 Most Fashionable Vacation Destinations SS12 & What to Wear There
26.  The Four Shades of Yellow SS12
27.  The Row Resort 2013
28.  Atelier Swarovski Diana Vreeland Legacy Collection
29.  Jean Paul Gautier + Madonna’s MDNA Tour
30.  Call of the Wild
31.  Fashion’s Night Out Dusseldorf 2012
32.  Who Deserves to Sit Front Row?
33.  Style Snaps From Milan Fashion Week S/S 13
34.  How To Wear The Military Trend
35.  The Royal Luxembourg Wedding
36.  Inspiration from Roberto Cavalli menswear F/W 12
37.  Coat Trends F/W 12
38.  Metallic Trend FW 12
39.  The (Illustrated) History of Chloe Part 1/2: 1952-2001
40.  Jean Paul Gaultier’s Homage to 80s Pop Icons
41.  Bar Refaeli’s Custom Roberto Cavalli Gowns & Illustrations
42.  Exhibition: Alaia. Azzedine Alaia in the 21st Century
43.  Colour Trend S/S 13: Ink / Royal Blue
44.  The 10 Definite Mens Must Haves in Summer 2013
45.  Wearable Avantgarde: Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 13/14
46.  Backstage at Burberry F/W 13/14
47. Roberto Cavalli`s ‘Gentlemen`s Club’ Collection
48.  The 10 Definite Fall 2013 Trends
49.  Backstage at Jil Sander F/W 13/14
50.  The Top 10 Ankle Boots F/W 13/14

Thank you so much IFB!
  Sorry, posts 1, 4-10 & 12 do no longer work - I had to remove them due to copyright reasons :(.
What`s your favourite Links à la Mode post of mine?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Runway Video: Givenchy F/W 13/14

How do you like the show and collection?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Burberry Man F/W 13/14 'I Love Classics' Collection

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The Autumn/Winter 2013 collection celebrates sartorial Burberry classics and heritage outerwear, including trench coats, tailoring, topcoats, duffle coats, donkey jackets and cabans.

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Elevated fabrics are cotton garbardine, cotton linen, nylon wool, canvas wool, cashmere, silk knit, calfskin, lambskin and translucent rubber.

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Colours range from trench, camel, Windsor red, dark royal purple to dark racing green.

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The collection introduces the Burberry Boston bag, animal print classic sunglases, cashmere House check scarves, studded winklepicker shoes, animal print, winklepicker shoes, animal print Chelsea boots and features The Britain watch.

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The show featured Burberry campaign models Charlie France, Max Rendell and Alex Dunstan.

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Guests at the Milan show included British musician Tinie Tempah, British DJ Greg James as well as British actors Harry Treadaway and Luke Treadaway.

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Runway Music
Someone Told Me – Jake Bugg
Country Song – Jake Bugg
This is The Life (Acoustic Version) – Amy Macdonald
Pride (Live at the Engine Room) – Amy Macdonald
Seen It All – Jake Bugg

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Pictures © Burberry.

How do you like the collection, gentlemen? Which look would you like to see on your man, ladies?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 Black & Orange High Fashion Looks for Halloween 2013

z1 All Rena Lange  
 z2 Bag & dress: Versace, shoes: Etro 
  z3 Dress: JW Anderson for Versus Versace, watch: Karl Lagerfeld, shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo 
  z4 Clutch & shoes: Elie Saab, dress: Ralph Lauren
   z5 All Jil Sander 
 z6a Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
  z7 All Roberto Cavalli
  z8a Outfit: Rena Lange, bag: Vivienne Westwood 
  z9 Necklace: Roberto Cavalli, shoes: Vivienne Westwood, dress: Karl Lagerfeld 
  z99 Dress & shoes: Versace, clutch: Burberry  

Pictures are property of the respective brands. Looks styled by DressCode:Highfashion.

Which look is your favourite? Which one would you wear this Halloween?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Runway Details: Etro F/W 13/14

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Pictures © Etro. Collages compiled by DressCode:HighFashion.

What`s your favourite detail? How do you like the prints?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Backstage at Etro F/W 13/14

1 Karmen Pedaru, Kasia Struss & Julia Nobis
2 Yumi Lambert & Manon LeLoup
 3 Ava Smith
 4 Joan Smalls & Jacquelyn Jablonski
 5 Irina Nikolaeva & Katya Riabinkina
6 Josephine Le Tutour & Yumi Lambert
 7 Jacquelyn Jablonski & Ava Smith
Karmen Pedaru & Kasia Struss
Pictures © Etro.

Which model looks best in her Etro-look? How do you like the hair & make-up?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Etro F/W 13/14

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Pictures © Etro.

Great collection! I love how Veronica Etro stayed true to the house`s signature paisley-prints and colourfulness but fully seperated it from the folklore-look. I could have never imagined those prints working with sporty, almost futuristic cuts - but they do! Bravo, Veronica!

What is your favourite thing about the collection?