Two iconic designers, two very different styles... Both rule the runway at London Fashion Week! From the laid back Summer stripes of Paul Smith to the rock n' roll, Studio-54 style of Tom Ford - Spring/Summer 2015 Collections portray a wide variety that we are completely obsessed with!
Paul Smith's aesthetic is all about the stripe, the floral and the office chic looks. With a palette full of taupes, light blues and blush roses, Smith had to keep things interesting as he turned to fringes, tuxedo lapels and drop hems. Adding touches of feminity throughout with panels of sheer silk on skirts and blouses, pink and blue stripes on fringed tank tops, and flowy dresses with pleated and dropped hems that are perfect for Summer.
While on the complete oppostie side of the spectrum, Tom Ford presents a risque, sexy, rocker-chic collection full of black leather, dark sequins, blocky heels, opaque tights, flaired pants with messy teased hair and sunburst pasties... yes, we said pasties! Models strutted down the runway in second-skin pantsuits, skirts so short you can see the top of the stockings and sheer, sheer and more sheer everywhere! In true Tom Ford fashion, his "message continues to be that you can write your own rules."
View the entire collection here.
Hello Kitty turns 40 this year and she’s getting pearls.
Lucky for her, though, they aren’t just any random, lustrous spherical masses; instead they are from the creator of cultured pearls, Mikimoto. The brand’s Crystals boutique is one of four stores to debut the Hello Kitty x Mikimoto collection this month. Inspired by Kitty White’s signature red ribbon, 11 pieces are available to us girls who can’t get enough of the cat, (or girl, depending on if you believe recent reports that HK is not a feline but instead a little girl).
Favorites include the 7 mm Akoya cultured pearl pendant with a red enamel bow set in 18-karat white gold, the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl earrings with yellow enamel bows set in 18-karat white gold and the 6 mm Akoya cultured pearl bangle set in sterling silver, available in small, medium and large.
Load up on these precious baubles and then hop to Los Angeles for a grand celebration during the first Hello Kitty Con, October 30 to November 2, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Coinciding with this, there will be a special exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum called Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (October 11-April 26, 2015). Koreatown’s Line Hotel will feature special Hello Kitty packages and room amenities and host her big birthday bash on November 1. Vanguard chef Roy Choi will even offer a Hello Kitty SPAM® Musubi through the hotel’s room service menu.
She may entering her fourth decade, but she doesn’t look a day over 5 years old and she is worth billions … what more could a girl ask for? Pearls, you say? She’s got those, too! It is good to be the top cat after all.
Guest Blogger: Melinda Sheckells
Richard Mille introduces the RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom, a new limited edition of its flagship model.
With skeletonized automatic winding movement, black TZP ceramic case, NTPT caseband, black rubber strap along with hours, minutes, seconds, month display between 4 and 5 o’clock, oversize date display at 12 o’clock, flyback chronograph, annual calendar, 60- minute countdown timer and 12-hour totalizer. The Richard Mille RM 011 Automatic Flyback Chronograph Black Phantom is a 50-piece limited edition available in North and South America. The retail price is US$ 160,000.
Shop Richard Mille’s RM011 Black Phantom at the Richard Mille boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
The femininity of the twenties and the geometry of the thirties weaves in and out of Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2014 outerwear collection featuring exquisite materials and sophisticated design for a modern luxury. Between the animal print trench coat to the texturized capes and fur peacoats, Roberto Cavalli outerwear will have you making a statement anywhere you go!
The new icons of Versace celebrate individuality and freedom: the Fall/Winter 2014 outerwear collection allows you to be whoever you want to be. The Versace woman is sensual, feminine, provocative and proud. The juxtaposition of tailored coats with gold detailing along with fabulous boots and printed silk scarves provides the Versace women with sensuality and sophistication.