Monthly Archives: October 2012

Buy Design, Christmas Wish

I almost wrote: an Easter wish. Don’t they look like Easter eggs?

The function is almost the same: only decorative. You can’t really walk in them. At least ,not in Oslo. But such a beauty! Prada shoes in Kamikaze

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Design Tips, Shopping in Belgium

2 my favorite shops in Belgium:

Obin in Kortrijk

Icon in Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you will find an interesting selection of “new wave” designers, nice interior and atmosphere and the most amazing sales people and service. I really enjoyed just talking to the girls in the shops  and found out many new brands that I didn’t know before. For example Shine Blossom, a completely new french brand that tailors leather bags and accessories exclusively in luxurious colored and vintage leathers. Thanks Ingrid for that!

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Buy Design, My Favorite Clothes #October26

Hat: Isabel Marant Etoile

Sunglasses: Prada 

Scarf: Badiali Cashmere

Gloves: Sermoleta

Coat: my mom’s from the late 80’s

Bag: Billy, Jerome Dreyfuss

Pants: Isabel Marant Ronan

Boots: Isabel Marant Dicker

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Design Finds, The Overcoat as Object of Design

The autumn is the the city and I’m thinking about changing my Max Mara trench coat to something warmer.

Trenctrench: Max Mara

Cap: Isabel Marant Etoile

Jeans: Acne

Rubber boots: Tretorn

Fragnance : Byredo Bal D’afrique

….”an interesting combination of kimono shape, a camel color in a cashmere blend, very long, with a belt and a masculine collar…” 

Doesn’t it sound like a right thing to have?

Yes, it’s Max Mara classical coat  101801

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Design Tips, Interiors about Books

I love the way commercial interior goes nowadays: everething is really about  concepts. The borders between retail design and commercial interior don’t exist anymore.

Pictures via www.retaildesignblog.net

This is Tongji bookstore in Shanghai by Archi-Union Architects:

This is a pop-cafe for Starbucks in Tokyo by Japanese  studio Nendo:

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Design Finds, Once Again My Long Lost Friend

I think every girls has a friend that she’s lost while the years are passing away. It’s always someone to think ( and sing)  about while you listen to Lou Doillon

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Design Work, Fashion Forgets Fast

Does someone even remember Christophe Decarnin’s name this season? He was the guy who brought Balmain back to the new life in 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was the guy who re-invented dyed jeans , a jackets with wide shoulder, a sudpersexy short dress with one sleeve. He was who invented the new French-Girl Cool look.

But this  one was a rich girl, and Isabel Marant translated this image for cheaper money. Emmanuelle Alt was a good help to strengthen the new French girls image, since she was working as a stylist for both Balmain and Marant. And than came a bunch of other french designers who translated this look for even cheaper money: Iro, Sandro, Maje etc.

Decarnin is gone because he did not show up for Balmain Autumn/Winter 2011 show. I don’t know what happened to him, www.style.com was referring to some heath problems. Alt bailed from the story  becoming the editor -in- chief of French Vogue. Isabel Marant still is in a good health, continues to work with French-Girl Cool  images and raises prices with every season. Must to say, the least seasons  even without Decarnin’s influence , the French girls continously  goes wild  to west or we could say, looks for $. Rodeo girls, American sport clothes, Elvis ( What will be the next Big Thing?)  But theses changes are just on the surface, in the prints, shmints. The idea and siluets are the same.

Iro, Sandro, Maje are doing well as well , opening flaship-stores in London etc.  Seems like everyone is just fine, including the French-Girl Cool.

Balmain 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marant 2013

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