As unlikely that it is that you’ve found your way onto this site and haven’t had an interest in Paris Fashion Week, it’s important that we note that Paris Fashion Week recently took place, and was able to highlight a lot of great things which are on the way for 2013. It might sound as though it’s quite a long way away at the moment, but you’ll see just how quickly that time manages to come around soon. It will be then that you discover whether predictions as to the flavour of the high street were correct or not from all of these fashion shows. One of the big names that a lot of people wanted to find details about is Vivienne Westwood, who made a massive impression, as ever.
For the upcoming year, Westwood’s latest venture is the Red Label. It’s an interesting collection and one that managed to catch lots of eyes, because of the way it manages to play on a lot of old ideas, but ones which you might not expect to see coming from Viviennne Westwood’s direction. For example, one of the things that comes through is the very New York early 1980′s bags, which you never would have got from this designer 30 years ago. She was in a different place, and so it seems quite strange that she would return to that decade and do with it the thing that she was trying to shy away from at the time.
Don’t get ahead of yourself yet though; she hasn’t completely lost her vision and knows what it takes to stand out and keep her characteristic charm intact. This time around, she manages to inject it in different ways that what you would have expected to do in the past though. Here’s she’s more about making colour the focal point to the designs, rather than putting the in-your-face shapes and silhouettes as the defining features. It’s an interesting take on what she does, and it shows that she’s still finding new ways to reinvent herself and evolve in ways that you might not expect her to.
There’s a perception with a lot of high end fashion designers that they are so stuck in their world, they fail to see how the wider corners of the globe are advancing and what they engage with. A lot of them are very traditional, so don’t have very good relationships with technology, as they may feel as though it doesn’t really have much to do with what they do. However, it couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, everyone can benefit from keeping up with the sorts of fads that are going on, especially if they are on a mainstream level. There’s often a way to make your own lane, if you decide to jump in early enough. That’s exactly what Donna Karan did. Very early on in the world iPhone buzz days, back in 2009, the Donna Karan app found its way onto the Apple iTunes store. In the time since, it’s proven to be a pretty successful platform.
If you ever wanted to know what Donna Karan were up to, all it takes is a few clicks and you will be swallowed up into their world. The app is like a warp, which pulls you in the minute you launch the app. It’s designed to give you an early insight into the latest things that DKNY have been showing off on catwalks around the world, and it will give you a heads up on where to buy some of the most popular items which they currently have in production. Of course, anyone with an iPhone or iPad and has a thing for the brand is likely to want to get the app and there’s literally no reason why you shouldn’t The only thing it’ll do is take up a little space of your memory as it doesn’t cost a thing.
We know. You’d expect someone like Donna Karan to expect people to pay for an exclusive feature like an app, but theirs is 100% free, and is regularly updated to keep you in the know with their biggest announcements and all the little things that they are getting up to behind the scenes.
She might only be eight months old, but Blue Ivy Carter is already getting treated as though she’s a megastar. The daughter or Jay-Z and Beyonce has received a present that her parents are likely to cherish for many years to come – a pair of exclusively made baby boots. Ruthie Davis took it upon herself to make Blue Ivy some customer footwear which is adorned with real Swarovski crystals. Yes, we know, the baby girl is not even a year old, so won’t be wearing the shoes for very long at all, but at least she’s got some of the most exclusive boots to ever come out, and that’s only fitting for someone with such a big name in the under 1s world. She might even be the biggest known under 1-year-old on the planet right now.
Dubbed the Baby Ruthie 1s, these specific shoes contain $800 worth of Swarovski crystals. In UK money, that’s a fiver off £500. You could only expect someone with a-list parents like Beyonce and Jay-Z to have shoes like these ones, and it’s anyone’s guess whether she’s be trotting around in them in the near future. We’ll just have to wait and see whether any paps catch her out and about them. One thing’s for sure, you’re hardly going to mistake them for some other shoes, so we’re bound to hear about it soon enough, if that is the case.
The shoes were unveiled via the designer’s Instagram. It was fed through her Facebook feed with a caption that read: “Take a look at the Baby Ruthie’s I made especially for Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy… SO Sweet, right?” Who is going to disagree with that then? They are enough to light up anyone’s day, and it would be good to know what the parents’ reaction was like when they saw them for the first time. This isn’t the first time that Ruth Davis has jazzed up some shoes in the past. Since starting her brand back in 2005, she has lent her name to many a shoe. Although she’s tends to work with adult shoes, she made exception to the rule with this one.
It may have been a while since we’ve seen a face-off as fierce as this in fashion, but Dior and YSL have been engaging in a tussle to determine who has the upper hand at France’s Paris Fashion Week. As one of the ‘Big Four’ events in the year (along with London Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week) it’s a big stage and one that a lot of people take notice of, which is why they both want to claim victory over the other. Whoever may want it the most, it has to be noted that it’s really up to the public to decide who wins in the end. At the moment, it seems as though there’s only one clear victor and that the other doesn’t really stand a chance.
As with other big fashion tussles to the top, this one is a well matched-up competition between two forces within the industry, but two who have probably seen better days. However, there’s a difference between the two, and that’s that one is actually slowly getting the upper hand over the other, while one is steadily slipping off its pedestal and might find it difficult to recover. Speaking specifically about these two, it would be difficult to say that Dior has a chance here. They are rally having trouble holding their own and as time goes on, we’ve seeing increasingly less interest in what they do. Over at Yves Saint Laurent, it’s a different story.
YSL might have been better off a few years back, but with a new creative director heading operations, it might just give them the extra little something that they need to kick start another run of success in the industry. While it might be noted that Dior were on top of their game not too long ago, their idea of minimalism has gone on to mean minimal effort, and it’s driven a lot of people away from them in the process. It would take an awful lot of them to turn the tables and get one up over YSL at this point in time.
If you weren’t already aware, Stella McCartney’s moth Linda passed away to cancer back in 1998. It was a painful time for her, understandably, and took a heavy toll on the designer during that time. Paul McCartney, Stella’s father, used to give Linda a nickname – L.I.L.Y., which stood for Linda, I Love You. After all that time, Stella has finally put together a range which is specifically designed to be made in memory of her mother and the great times that she had as they grew up, suitable called L.I.L.Y.
Alright then, people: now you know how good this perfume is. Don’t you want to k now where you can get your hands on it? L.I.L.Y. by Stella McCartney comes in form different forms. For those who just want the perfume straightforwardly and don’t want to mess around with it, then you can get it in bottles of 30, 50 or 75ml. It’s all standard stuff, and you’ll get what you want out of this elegant and delightful piece. As well as that, for the people who feel as though that just simply isn’t enough, you can also get it as a roll-on 10ml perfume too. This way, it means that you have a lot of options and you don’t have to feel as though you just have to get an expensive one with a large amount if you won’t really use it as much as you could do. You can find it in a lot of the typical places where you’d find other Stella McCartney goodies. Go looking in John Lewis, House of Fraser, Selfridges and other department stores, and you’re sure to be in luck.
Don’t waste any time with this one. It’s bound to be a favourite, particularly as we draw towards the end of the year. It has a great story to it, and something that a lot of people would like to feel a part of. Make sure that you own it and have a bottle in your inventory at all time, because you never know when you might need one on-hand for you to grab and go with.