Farewell, oh farewell my friends. Viennese waltzes, Mozart Haydn Schubert, pints of Pilsener, Milan Kundera, Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimit, Rubik's Cube, Goulashes, Sachertorte, and Castles not in clouds. East Bloc, here I come!
Its crazy how a few yard of rope, a handful of embroidery threads and a little bit of colour coordination can turn these otherwise Primary School handicraft tools into something so editorial friendly! Inspired by this spread in Flare magazine, the girls from Honesty wtf decided to embark on a little Do It Yourself and posted a step-by-step guide to these trendy, yet nostalgic friendship necklaces. I bought myself a Klutz Friendship Bracelet book just about a month ago and am finally perfecting the knots. I'll post my results when I get a full collection out. Stay tuned!
Raising awareness to the ever so disastrous Gulf Oil spill, Vogue Italia braves the critics and runs a controversial photo spread of haunting models drenched in oil and fishnets, coughing water and lying life-lessly on the blackened shores. An outcry to the fashion community?
Should we give her some slack? Being the new face of Baby G, Ke$ha, the surprisingly responsible brand ambassador decided to use her newly bloated bank account to purchase 10 boxes of sparkly crayons. Not just any crayons under the sun but a carefully selected shade, identical to the brand's logo, and painted her lips, her eyes and even three swipes around her arm, a hideous aquatic blue. The result? An oddly sexed up version of the Titanic's Kate Winslet, frozen in water and dying in the Atlantic Ocean. Undeniably, she's caught the media's attention, and mine. When was the last time I thought of Baby-G as a brand? Probably 12 years ago when ugly plastic watches was all the rage. Ke$sha probably up their brand equity by a notch, just by being ugly! Good job Casio!
Giles&Brother's designer Philip Crangi decided to keep our wallets afloat with his new capsule collection, these super duper affordable glass bead necklaces are to die for! And for only US$55-70, I would buy 10! Channel summer African tribe deluxe
Penny loafers, oh the back to school charm. (and it's only the beginning of August!) I think of hop scotch and lunch boxes, homework and HB pencils, white socks and crisp shirts, or the lovely beige trousers with a illustrated colored cloth belt, so masculine chic, swing that tanned messenger bag across the body and stare into your first love's eyes with a pair of dark rimmed spectacles. Miu Miu does it best this fall, classic patent brown or with a little twist, black, dotted with a scatter of studs. Pick yours for £264 - £361!