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
From the sleek and futuristic to the street art found throughout New York and the pure, beachy flair found on the coast of California, New York Fashion Week not only brought personality but personal inspirations to each Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
This season, Porsche Design’s creative director Thomas Steinbrueck labeled his show “Zentech” and riffed on elemental Japanese minimalism with an enthusiastic does of futuristic style. For the women, a palette full of navy’s and neutrals, he teamed tube tops with flowing, high-waisted trousers, figure-hugging shell tops with plunging necklines and a draped maxi shirtdress. For the men, Steinbrueck fashioned up cargo jackets with collarless white shirts, baggy shorts and attractive ribbed knit sweaters.
From the sleek yet futuristic to the street art inspired Donna Karan collection. “Time to show your colors and paint the town with urban chic.” With black and white scribble print skirts and high-waisted pants paired with structured bras, to the vibrant red V-neck dresses and belted shirtdresses in indigo and ivory – the entire collection looked fresh throughout all the prints and embroideries.
From the east coast art to the inspiration of her glamorous vacations spent in California and the South of France, Nanette Lepore’s Spring 2015 collection provided a glimpse into her pure, beachy, unadulterated fun lifestyle with uplifting colors of yellows, tranquil blues and blush pinks. Channeling a coastal sensibility, Nanette Lepore created a laid-back attitude with zesty opening shirtdress with multiple pockets along with silk slips and sporty swimsuits.
View all the fabulous looks here.
In her new role as Tiffany’s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof took the measure of the city—its power, energy and daring—and captured it in the graphic Tiffany T.
Born in New York, Tiffany T is an icon for a new era. Amfitheatrof dedicates it to the world’s great cities and the global travelers who gravitate to art and culture—and the edge, where creativity sparks change. The graphic angles and clean lines of Tiffany T create a message that is bold, unapologetically modern and fueled by an American ethos of design. The collection designs a symbol for modern life and the relentless energy that flows through New York and drives art and culture around the world.
Tiffany artisans are the master builders of Amfitheatrof’s brilliant play of angles and curves. Their skill with 18 karat gold—rose, yellow and white—and sterling silver gives Tiffany T the strength of architecture with which it travels from chic to sublime. Minimal bracelets and monumental cuffs perfectly contour the wrist. Multiple chains of varied lengths and elegant pendants drape the neckline. Rings stack seamlessly and earrings move with grace. Altogether, Tiffany T is a rich mix of options, layered in striking looks of pure ease and sensuality.
Shop the Tiffany T Collection at the Tiffany & Co. boutique located on the second level of The Shops at Crystals.
From now until September 30th, theGALLERY, loacted on Gallery Row at The Shops at Crystals, is pleased to offer a complimentary limited first edition of the Chihuly Garden Installation book (a $300 value), signed by the artist, with the purchase of a Studio Edition by Dale Chihuly.
For more information please call: (702)590-8733