Category Archives: Buy Design

Design Question, Will Hedi Slimane Make It?

I was very sceptical to the first, and the second collection that Hedi Slimane did for Saint Laurent.

The first was too simple in my opinion, but the second one just didn’t make any sense at all.

Today, when Nikola Formicetti posted  a picture on  on Tumblr  that Marilin Manson stars in Saint Laurent ads, I decided to have another look at Saint Laurent summer collection.

I have to admit that shoes are good.

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I would say: they are just perfect.  The best shoe collection this spring.

They are just amazingly Yves Saint Laurant and Hedi Slimane at the same time.

I’m not not sure, but I think he’ll make it. He’ll build a very intresting and strong brand. And it won’t be a  mainstream one.

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Buy Design, The Perfect Wardrobe: The Dress

I already had a post on the perfect jacket : Chanel Little Black Jacket.

Today: The Perfect Dress.


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Alaia has had this kind of model for many years.

This season: a new lengths.

More about a big year for Mr. Alaïa www.nytimes.com.

For example  at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, you can see his costumes in Christopher Alden’s version of “The Marriage of Figaro,” with sets by Jean Nouvel. Performances begin in mid-May.

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Design Talks, Mainstream Codes

Ok guys, I ‘ve to admit, I ‘ve a tendency to be a late mainstreamer. I’m honest and serious about it. It takes me a long time to like some products. And than: it’s to late…
Ok, maybe I’m not a late mainstreamer, maybe early, but I’ve done so many fashion mistakes recently that I’m starting to worry about my taste.

So, following fashion bloggers, I’ve found out, that there are some products that on some point work as mainstream codes: almost every blogger who posts their stuff, owns ( or borrows) them.

For me it’s a sign: stay away, you are 40!

A very classical example:  Isabel Marant sneakers + Celine Boston bag

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( photo via www. marantphiles.com)

Thanks God, my sneakers are well- worn now ( and it didn’t take so long) .The thing I hope for  is, since now everyone is so busy choosing between  Dunk A.P.C.+ Nike and New Balance,  maybe Marant sneakers look more like an old-fashion, classic piece this spring…

The first time  Mainstream Codes I’ll dedicated to Celine.

1)  Celine Trio Bag www.celine.com

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2) Celine Square Glasses here

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Buy Design, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House For Sale

Originally built for Alice Millard (a humble book dealer) (1923) in Pasadena, California for $17,000 USD Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House  has been listed with Crosby Doe Associates for $4,495,000 USD.

It is definitely worth buying this house, because Wright stated he would rather have built the Millard House than St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome, claiming it as one of his favorites and affectionately nick-naming it, ‘La Miniatura.’

More pictures on www.home-designing.com

 

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Buy Design, The Perfect Jacket

There is only  a couple of things that you really need to buy in this life.
The little black jacket is one of them

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http://thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com/en_GB/thejacket/video/1

Buy Design, Amsterdam: Pearls from Makkum

If you remember, when I visited  Orson+Bodil Amterdam,  I had bad luck to buy a hat. And than I decided to go for pearls.

I got a pearl from Makkum, designer Alexander van Slobbe, made by  Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum.

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Royal Tichelaar Makkum is the Netherlands’ oldest company, but they collaborate with the greatest modern designers and architects of nowadays Netherlands.

The list is here 

We can read on the webside, that ” The ‘pearls’ can be bought as complete necklace or one by one, to enable the wearer to compose her own ‘pearl’ rope. These ‘Pearls of Makkum’ have become desirable alternatives to the traditional pearl chain. The ‘pearls’ beauty is even enhanced by their luxury presentation box, designed by Irma Boom, who is responsible for all graphic expressions of our company.”

I bought a dark brown one: Onix.

And I told  Alexander that everey time I come back to Amsterdams, I’ll buy one  pearl more. One day I’ll own my own pearl necklace.IMG_7498

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Buy Design, Amsterdam: Orson + Bodil Store Opening

Today on superfuture.com you can read about Orson+Bodil Store Opening in Amsterdam.

I was in Amsterdam 3 weeks ago and completely accidentally run into the store because it was located very close to my hotel.

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I really liked the store and had a nice conversation with the owner, the Dutch designer Alexander van Slobbe.

The funny thing was, I wanted to try this hat.

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But I learned, the hat wasn’t a part of the exibition. It was the  hat of his friend he just left on the bench while he was drinking coffee downstairs in the shop…

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Buy Design, OMA sells

Of course, if you want to convert a building in Venice into a department store, you must not forget about a cultural program. OMA is good in it.

Well, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi is on the corner from a hotel where I usally stay for Venice Biennale. I guess, I better find a new hotel. Not so close to the culture programm…

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via dezeen.com

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Styling Finds, Helmut Newton, Gucci 2002 and DreamBox

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I still believe ,it was one of his best collections. One of the best fashion collections of the 21 century  generally so far. I would wear every piece even now.

But this postcard I bought  at Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin only 2 years ago.

It’s the image from US  Vogue that made me to buy theses shoes than.
We can’t buy our dreams, but we still keep paying for the parts of them.

 I keep the sandals and the postcard in the same box.

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Styling Finds, Celine and Riga Central Market

My WIsh List for Fall/Winter 2013

a coat from Celine Fall 2013

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a bag from Riga Central Market 

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