WHO WORE IT BEST?
WHO WORE IT BEST?
It seems as if the Olympics are getting more and more glamorous each year..
Athletes are standing out with their candid outfits and winning much more than a medal this year. London is sparkling with bright colors and fashion statements.
From classic cuts to blunt uniforms, designers are making their mark and getting ready.. set.. go…for LONDON OLYMPICS!
Stella Mcartney for team GB
ARMANI unveils for Team ITALY
PRADA for Italian sailing team
RALPH LAUREN for TEAM U.S.A
RUSSIAN TEAM GO KING OF POP!
Let me know which is your favorite..
Fashion Illustrator or Artist?
I guess you don’t need an application for this one… LOL
Voyage, Tribal, Eclectic, Romantic, Ethnic, bohemian and CHIC..these are the words that summarize this brand.
ANTIK BATIK is not just a parisian based label but it is also a lifestyle brand..
It all started in 1992 on a journey to Indonesia, Gabrielle Cortese, was inspired by the BATIK technique of weaving silk, her inspiration led her to making sarongs and accessories, but her successful pursuit quickly became much more which emerged with the creation of clothes.. from which the name ANTIK BATIK was born.
The philosophy behind Antik Batik is a fusion of pictures, ideas and people, deep feelings for the young crowds on the streets, movies, Russian avant-garde, art nouveau, and the bohemian life icons of the last century. Through her Gustave Klimt painting print dresses and embroidered batik silk…The reason this brand is so unique is that it takes us into a nostalgic trance..feelings of freedom and Independence, the magical journey in the clothes gives us a certain unexplained “Joie de vivre”
From the beautiful beaded shoulder bags to the tribal cocktail dresses…here is a taste of
Let me know what you think..
One of a kind commercial for a one of kind perfume..
Although Birkenstock sandals are not officially qualified as fashionable or stylish, people all over the world have at least 1 pair at home..
Regardless of their look, even the most modish of people swear by them.
Hence why they are worthy to be written about.
Let me introduce to you my first and only Birkenstock sandal, it stood the test of time and back, traveled through different continents, and now it is finally residing in my home in Qatar…
The story of my famous sandal started exactly 6 years ago in Nice, France where I was spending a nice vacation with my uncle and cousins.
Truth be told, I had never heard of Birkenstock or any type of similar shoe until that day..my 14 year old cousin at the time had a couple of pairs and seemed extremely keen on having more and different colors..
I was wondering why such love for such an ugly shoe?
i didn’t dare say that at the time but I was surely thinking it.. a couple of days later, my uncle of course bought me my first pair as a gift from a small shoe shop in old nice.
Now that I had a pair, of course I had to wear it for the time… I didnt want to be rude..
As soon as I arrived back home, I threw it in the closet and never looked at it..at least not until..a year later…my sandal saw light again as I was preparing to go on a camping trip with my friends and all my sandals seemed to girly and fragile for this kind of trip..so I dusted off my Birky and officially marched into the wild with it..
6 years worth of sands, lands, and oceans later, my birken still lives and like wine only gets better with age..
The Secret of this orthopedic shoe lies in its simplicity: A Cork and rubber foot-bed that conforms to the wearer foot shape.
Birkenstock exists since 1774 and still continues to find new and innovative ways for comfort in their shoes..
For this, I am now proud to wear it, regardless of the style, Birkenstock is a sandal you can really rely on..
The tip of the day: If you are going on vacation and you will be doing a lot of walking.. go buy a pair of Birkenstock sandal and you will thank me later..
They definitely are a must in my book..
For those people that are not fashion-savvy yet and you’ve been wondering what is the difference between Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear, well here is the answer..
HAUTE COUTURE is the French word for “High sewing.” Couture clothes are those that are fitted and sewn specifically for a client, often requiring several fittings for a thorough fit. The clothes may be specifically designed for the client, such as a one-of-a-kind wedding dress or a special red carpet ensemble, or they may be part of a designer’s couture collection, which are the pieces the designer shows that are available for custom fit.
Usually, couture pieces are made of fine fabrics or feature extensive hand work (like beading or embroidery) that drive up the price to thousands or even tens of thousands PER PIECE. Couture is also known as made-to-measure or bespoke.
READY-TO-WEAR or prêt-à-porter is designer clothing that’s made ready-to-wear in standard sizes and sold through boutiques, while consumers can have pieces tailored to fit after purchase, customization is not included in the cost of ready-to-wear apparel. Many brand-name designers, like Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera, only show ready-to-wear collections, but still create a handful of couture pieces upon request for important clients.
So when you read in a fashion magazine or hear on television that designers are showing their ready-to-wear collections, you know that those are the pieces that you’ll find in their boutiques or in department stores come the new fashion season.
Take a look at Haute Couture examples… Diane Kruger in DIOR and Beyonce in GIVENCHY.