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When I came across Connecticut´s prop stylist and designer Kristen Meyer´s work, I was mesmerised.  Her meticulous pieces are constructed by organic gatherings she collects and represents them in precise circles or squares.

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Among the natural materials, she uses everything from stones, pebbles, shells to flowers, food and even biscuits.

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Her precise geometric designs are compounded carefully into harmonious images working with colour and texture.

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You can find more of Meyer´s incredible work here on instagram or shop prints of her images on her website Salvage Design.

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Click here to watch a quick video of the making of one of her designs.

Images taken from My Modern Met.com

Farewell Judith

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Last weekend, we said goodbye to one of the greatest bag designers of all time, Judith Leiber.

Her oh so cute yet very expensive bags are memories of her fun creations and these will be truly missed. Famous for turning food and luxurious items into these sparkling accessories is something I always enjoyed looking at.

Here are some of her little treasures, which suits everyone’s tastes. These are fab for the sweet-tooth girl in you…

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Or for the more glamorous side in you, this lipstick clutch can only be described as hot and sexy.

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One of her last collaborations was with Alexander Wang when she created the $100 rolled note bag which was seen in Wang´s S/S 18 runway and below worn by Beyoncé.

 

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Check out more about Judith Leiber and her exclusive bags in JudithLeiber.com

 

McQueen´s Upcoming Documentary

Lately, I’ve been doing my research in the history of fashion and part of it I´ve done it by watching documentaries on designers.  I’ve loved each and every one of them, but the one that moved me the most was the story about Alexander McQueen.

So, when I heard about the new documentary on the designer, McQueen, I was jumping with excitement.

This great artist, as troubled as he was, really had a true talent on wowing the audience.  His legend will live forever and hope this upcoming film will show many viewers like me the value of his work.

Check out the full article in Vogue UK

 

 

Ghostly Weaving

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Moving Up by Key-Took Geum

Can you guess what you’re looking at? What seems like blobs of delicate translucent strings of colour are actually sculptures of garments made of wire and beads (seen from the bottom).

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Moving Legends by Key-Took Geum

Korean artist Key-Sook Geum has brilliantly made these beautiful ghostly shapes of garments from wire and beads and what impresses me the most is the space and volume she creates and the delicacy in her works.

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Nirvana in White by Key- Sook Geum

Almost like ghostly souls rising from the dead, these pieces are truly remarkable and have a silhouhette of their own.

Not only does she create dresses but other garments too, like coats, vests and shirts.

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Navy Juangpao (detail) by Key-Sook Geum

Here we can see a close up of how detailed the work is.  Quite a masterpiece.

Check out more of her wonderful pieces here in Callan Contemporary

 

Head Over Heels

 

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Dolce & Gabbana A/W 18

What do us girls wear that make us feel more powerful, confident and sexier, but gladly kick off when we get in the cab or walk in the through the door? Our heels, of course.  I recently read a very interesting article from Huffington Post which really made me think about women and heels and it´s so controversial. It makes you realise that whether we like it or not we´re still being judged about what message we want to put across and how heels are there to impose and cover our insecurities.

Well, this part of a shoe has always made a statement in a woman’s life whether she is looking to add some height and slender the figure or simply feel she can step into her role with a stronger attitude.

On the runway, we’ve seen heels change into curious shapes and been given make-overs with embellishments which make shoes the more interesting to look at.  Therefore, today I’m putting together a few of next season’s funky heels we´ll be seen in the streets.

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Prada A/W18

Prada has opted for a futuristic almost architectural type and Rick Owens´  bizarre looking `no-heel´ boots and brown tip amorphously change feet.

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Rick Owens A/W18

Now, loafers are yet popular on the runway again and there’s something so lady-like in this form of shoe which I absolutely love.  Here, we can see Rochas´sparkly brown loafers with a python covered chunky heel.

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Rochas A/W18

And talking of chunky heels, check out Gucci´s creamy white slip-on sandals. The exaggerated wide heels on these pair suit perfectly to the 70´s vibe they have going on.

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Gucci A/W18

Of course, cowboy boots are coming back strong and their heels will also stand out with triangular pointy shapes as seen in Isabel Marant.

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Isabel Marant A/W18

Or perhaps keeping the cowboy heel in pretty metallic reliefs but in mountain like-boots in laces and rubber sole as seen in Chloè.

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Chloe A/W18

Last but not least, I must mention these gorgeous mega sophisticated pair from Jacquemus where the heels remind me of an elegant wooden barred staircase and combine perfectly in rusty orange.

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Check out Vogue´s ultimate shoe trend guide for A/W18 here.

Crocs on the Runway 2018

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Christopher Kane Crocs Collection S/S 18

Just when I said goodbye to my pair of Crocs as I popped them into the donating box two summers ago, they come back bolder than ever!!

I loved my pair. Light, airy and so colourful for happy comfortable feet in hot summer days but, for many their chunky foam aesthetic appearance was best kept for paddling in the pool or walking around the jungle like the Spanish adventurer Frank Cuesta would in his bright coloured pair covered in mud.

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Crocs X Balenciaga

So, when I was flipping through my Elle mag the other day and saw them on the runway at Christopher Kane S/S18 I was laughing my head off and of course, kicking myself for having been too fast of getting rid of mine. As you can see, Balenciaga also collaborated with `the ugliest shoe brand´ making them into monstruous platforms and covering them in colourful pin-embellishments. Unbelievably, these sold out before they were released for a staggering $1100!!

Check out the full article in The Mercury

Timeless Jumpsuits

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Uterqüe

Driving past Uterqüe last Saturday, I was taken by this simple yet so sophisticated jumpsuit on the shop window.  Its clean and structured line, buttoned pipeline and wide belt all in the same colour gives it a 60´s twist to it.

This made me look into the history of  jumpsuits and came across these cool facts.

Did you know the first ever jumpsuit was made in 1919 by a Florentine designer, who went by the name of Thayat, for parachutists and skydivers? Hence the name jumpsuit, which was quite a suit for jumping!

It was not only until the 1930´s when Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel made theses iconic pieces coveted by women eventhough the later´s designs were much more daring.

 

From the Hollywood screen, it became a glamour piece when Katherine Hepburn wore the monogramed one-piece in the film Stage Door in 1937.

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Katherine Hepburn in Stage Door. Image: Fashion Revival

During WWII, these glamorous jumpsuits turned into coveralls, more known today as overalls, as Vera Maxwell designed this jumpsuit worn by millions of `riveting Rosies´, who were the American women working in factories.  The famous `We Can Do It´poster of Rosie The Riveter in her jumpsuit and her polkadot headband has become inmensily known for the empowered feminine figure.

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Rosie The Riveter

Later in the 60´s, they hit the catwalk with Courrèges´ futuristic one-pieces and then in the 70´s became iconic signature pieces from Elvis and Abba in their palazzo shimmering jumpsuits. The beautiful Charlie´s Angels were also seen in their disco fever pieces.

 

Many pop icons followed this trend and were seen in pop videos wearing tight-fitting versions such as the red PVC Britney Spears wore in her ´Oops! I Did It Again´video or Spice Girl Mel B in her characteristic animal-print piece.

 

And here we are in 2018 and it´s still going strong. We’ve seen them in military overall versions, sleek and black for evening wear and now we’re seeing their more laid-back side in floral, fresh fabrics and even in denim for the upcoming sunny weather like this fab one from Asos for just €62,99.

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There is not one I don’t like and I look forward to seeing how it will inspire designers in the future to keep this comfortable and oh so sexy piece in fashion.