Chanel eyewear Bouton collection fall winter 2010 Ad campaign photographer Karl Lagerfeld
Chanel eyewear Bouton collection fall winter 2010 Ad campaign photographer Karl Lagerfeld
I’m happy for both these ladies, for Kate Middleton because she is marrying Prince Charming, and for Daniella Issa Helayel, because Kate has confirmed she chose the designer to create her wedding dress.
Every fashionista knows that 2.55 Chanel bag is an iconic piece. It costs a fortune but is definitely worth investing into, because carrying it shows the world that you are where you want to be in life. 2.55 Chanel bag was first created by a legendary designer Coco Chanel in February, 1955 (2.55 stands for the date the bag was introduced to the public). It looked pretty the same as it looks now – a quilted rectangular bag with a chain shoulder strap. It featured a cute Mademoiselle lock and Chanel logo which is overlapping C, one looking forward and another backwards (two Cs are Coco Chancel initials).
For me shoes are more important than clothes. And I have lots of pairs. However, I wouldn’t mind adding a few more from Brian Atwood Spring/ Summer 2011 collection.
I totally love the leopard shoes with lace insets. They look fabulous and are very trendy this season. Besides, I have an eye on zebra-printed laced high shoes. A gorgeous pair.
Which pair of Brian Atwood shoes from Spring/Summer 2011 range would you like to own?
So I have already blogged about logos of such fashion brands as Lacoste, Versace, Chanel and others. Now it’s time to talk about Hello Kitty, sportswear brands Puma, Nike and Adidas, as well as Gucci, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton. Besides, you’ll have a chance to find out about Levi’s logo.
Nike company logo is the famous swoosh that represents the wing of the Greek Goddess of Victory statue. The design was created in 1971 by Carolyn Davidson, a graphic design student at Portland State University who was paid for this work just US$35. Carolyn had been offered the job by Philip Knight, one of company founders, who said he didn’t love the logo he got from the young designer but was sure it would grow on him. Later when Nike became an international sportswear producer Knight gave Davidson a diamond Swoosh ring and an envelope filled with Nike stock to express his gratitude.
Adidas brand was established in 1948 by Adolf Dassler after his father’s company Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik was split. The name of the company was initially Addas as abbreviation of founder’s initials. However, a few months later Addas was re-named into Adidas (Adolf was often called ‘Adi’ by friends). The ‘Three Stripes’ that feature the company logo were bought from the Finnish sport company Karhu Sports in the 1950s. By the way, the stripes symbolized the popularity of the company on three different continents.
Adolf Dassler’s brother Rudolf Dassler, in turn, founded Puma brand, which was named Ruda in the first time. The initial logo of the company was different from that we know now. According to one of versions it was created by Rudolf himself. And only in 1960 the logo re-designed into the picture we are all familiar with.
Gucci company was founded by Guccio Gucci in 1921 in Florence. One of his six children designed the Gucci famous logo in 1933 that featured overlapping G letters. However, these aren’t only G letters, they symbolize two stirrups showing the brand’s legacy – Guccio Gucci used to sell horse accessories.
Givenchy fashion brand was originated in 1952 by Hubert James Marcel Taffin de Givenchy. Now the company manufactures perfumes as well as clothing and jewelry. The Givenchy designer logo is very attractive but rather simple at the same time. It consists of a quadruple ‘G’ forming a larger square. Givenchy logo reminds of Celtic jewelry with a similar kind complicated design.
Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Franconia to San Francisco, to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goods business. But already in 1870s they started selling denim overalls. Modern jeans were not produced until the 1920s. The first logo of the company appeared in 1886. It was named Two Horse Brand and featured horses trying to tear a pair of jeans part. According to a legend a locomotive driver tied two carriages with jeans and drove both to the destination station.
Louis Vuitton fashion house was opened in 1854 and until now it has been famous for their high quality goods. The company logo is a stylized Japanese inspired floral motif, representing the brand’s initials.
Hello Kitty character was created in 1974 by Shintaro Tsuji, Sanrio company owner. In 1976 the cute kitty was registered as the trade logo of the company. Initially there were two names: Hello Kitty and Kitty White. The first seemed to be more appealing.
Alexandra Richards, the daughter of music legend Keith Richards, becomes immersed in a gothic fairytale for Lush magazine‘s latest issue for which she is also the cover star. Captured by Elias Wessel, the model poses in Autumn/Winter designs by Dolce and Gabbana, Naeem Khan and Chanel, and even sits down with the magazine for an intimate interview. Alexandra divulges on her passion for music, her future and her favourite hangout spots around the globe. The issue hits newsstands tomorrow
Congratulations to the one and only fab Stella McCartney!!! The British fashion designer had her fourth child daughter Reiley, with husband Alasdhair Willis. The baby was born last Tuesday, Nov. 23, in London. The parents already have two sons Miller and Beckett and now two daughters Bailey and little Reiley. As a mom to a "Riley", I feel extremely happy for her! Her children's collections have been a major success and a staple in my son's wardrobe! Stella isn’t the only woman from the fashion industry with the newborn. Nina Garcia, fashion journalist (and the PRunway judge) and critic, has also welcome a baby – son Alexander David Conrod.
The lovely Leighton and Natalie look absolutely beautiful! Although I am not a huge fan of Mila, her outfit is beautiful and she looked amazing as well!
Vlada looks so glamorous on adverts for Swarovski Spring/ Summer 2011 collection. While the face of the girl is a bit blurred Swarovski crystals shine brightly as if they are far more important than the beauty wearing them.
Blake Lively loves her Loubs — she even has some named after her! So it’s no surprise that she walked away from the Christian Louboutin sample sale with over 40 pairs. Except, it is kind of a surprise. Because while sample sales provide deep price cuts, I have to assume a girl who has a freakin’ Louboutin named after her always gets a special discount of sorts.
Regardless, Lively doesn’t plan to keep all 40+ red-soled pairs: “I have sisters, so I’m getting gifts for them and for friends.” Among many reasons, this makes us wish that we were friend. Sigh. The invite-only VIP sale was indeed super-exclusive — WWD reports hearing at least two women begging to be let in (one was reportedly “on the verge of tears”). Oh, what discount shopping will do to people!
It was really only a matter of time before Donatella Versace asked Mad Men star January Jones to front one of her campaigns. They’ve been an inseparable pair ever since the designer tapped the actress to star in an Elle spread featuring her dresses last spring. Or, at least as inseparable as they could get through Jones wearing Versace almost everywhere she went.
But now, it’s official. WWD reports that Mario Testino will shoot the actress for the house’s spring campaign, even though a Versace spokesperson would only go so far as to say that Jones is “featured” in the campaign.
Whether she’ll simply stand alongside other beautiful women (Can you imagine the entire female cast of Mad Men in Versace? Our hearts be still!) or be the sole focus of the shots will be unknown until we see the campaign for ourselves. But what is known is that even a tangential amount of involvement is all Jones needs to be happy in fashion. Last year, Jones said to Donatella, “I want to be in fashion. But I wouldn’t want to be the actress with a fashion line that other people design.”
And honestly, in an age when even Lindsay Lohan has her own clothing line, (with its own legging of the month club) that sentiment is refreshing — admirable, even.
When I saw Taylor Swift on the red carpet, I had to do a double take. I had no idea who she was and I was trying to place her face when she decided to open her mouth and speak about her new cd. I absolutely love the sleek hair. It's a nice change from her normal cascading curls. She looked absolutely beautiful.
Another girl that looked amazing was Miley Cyrus, who I swore I would stop blogging about. But the girl looked great! ( Is it just me or does she look like Beyonce in this photo?)
Ashley Olsen and Mary Kate Olsen don't often reference their Full House days, but TGIF addicts of the '80s may remember the show's opening montage, with the girls sailing through San Francisco in their infant car seats.
The city's hippie spirit may not have infiltrated the show - the only pot Danny Tanner had was the kind he used to cook spaghetti - but it's definitely infused in the Olsen's latest collection for J.C. Penney.
For 2011, Olsenboye has florals, tie-dyes, and brightly colored stripes, all flouncing around flirty dresses, swing tops, and leggings. There's also a fair amount of shrunken soccer tees and Balenciag-ish piped blazers for the Blair Waldorfs among us.
Perhaps you’d like a ring exactly like Kate Middleton’s, except really fake looking. Good news! QVC has one available for $39.54. Oh, QVC, you give out crystal colored dreams every day!
I wish I was kidding. Seriously.
When I served our community service for drug possession and obstruction of an officer, I wore an old pair of jeans and some ratty Converse. Well, that’s a lie. The most dangerous thing I’ve ever done is get a speeding ticket. But if I were to get arrested and then sentenced to community service, I would definitely wear sneakers (or at least ballet flats). Paris Hilton? Not so much. The heiress wore heels — Louboutins, of course — while painting over graffiti with the Hollywood Beautification Team.
Back in August, Paris was arrested in Vegas and plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts (the aforementioned drug possession and obstruction of an officer). Her mugshot was actually kind of pretty, and she tried to class it up for her court appearance. The whole Chanel cocaine bag thing was a disgrace, but Paris got away with no jail time. Instead, she has to be on probation for a year, go through a substance abuse program, pay $2,000 and perform 200 hours of community service.
I’m not quite sure why Paris’s community service stint was photographed, but it did allow us to see what you shouldn’t wear while doing manual labor: heels, skinny jeans and a top that you don’t want to get dirty. Paris did slip a yellow HBT tee over her outfit, but that didn’t protect her from getting completely covered in paint.
I wanted to learn a bit more about this Hollywood Beautification Team business, and a scan of their website led me to this: “Anyone wearing open toe shoes, sandals, high heels, etc, will not be allowed to work. This is for your own safety.” I guess Hiltons are exempt from this rule???
when im sick, i draw. it gives me comfort
Thank you everybody who has voted like crazy over the past 3 months to help make Riley Gap's New Child Model!!
He has placed FIRST!!!! in his category (Babyboy) and 8th OVERALL!!!
December 6th, we will all find out who the finalists are! Keep crossing fingers that the judges choose Riley! Winners get a free trip to San Francisco and prizes.
Top 20 Finalists all need more votes to see who makes it to #1!!!!! So as of December 6th, if we are chosen, Riley needs just a little more votes!
Thank you again to family (especially Aunt Ginny) and friends!
Helena Bonham-Carter sported this morbid-yet-bedecked-with-hairbows outfit not to attend a funeral, but rather, to switch on Christmas lights.
Look — I’m not saying that she can’t pull this off, but only because I don’t think that Helena Bonham-Carter is ever trying to “pull something off.
Russian supe extraordinaire Sasha Pivovarova poses for the December 2010 cover of Vogue Korea with radical angled hair, wearing a slinky red number from Donna Karan’s eco-chic line Urban Zen
Perhaps you’ve heard about that blue Issa London dress Kate Middleton wore to announce her engagement. Look, it’s a beautiful dress. Really beautiful. That kimono shape flatters a lot of figures and that deep blue flatters even more skin tones. It’s a lovely, demure, tasteful dress. And even with it’s $620 pricetag, it sold out within hours of the images’ publication. Rather than ask about Middleton’s sudden enormous influence on fashion, I want to get specific. Are you as crazy about this dress as everyone else seems to be or is this just a royal case of idol worship?
How convincing does she look?