Category Archives: Fashion Design

Styling Finds, Prada Candies

These candies are from Prada A/W 2011:

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If you noticed, Léa is wearing almost the same shoes:

I love that Prada use hers own old collections for  the new product styling. Actually  the whole A/W 2013 is about this way of styling. Many candies there!

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Styling Finds, Helmut Newton, Gucci 2002 and DreamBox

These  are sandals I bought in 2002.IMG_7439

It’s Tom Ford for Gucci Fall 2002.100062687

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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Design Question, Who to Follow?

The breaking new in fashion world today is that Nicolas Ghesquière leaves Balenciaga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s confusing since there weren’t any rumors about it before.

For me Balenciaga is Nicolas Ghesquière.   I ‘ve been interested in Balenciaga because of Ghesquière’s retail architecture . So, what will happens to Balenciaga interiors and brand spatial communication in general? Any thought?

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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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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.

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Design Travel, What To See in LA #13

There is one retail interior more to see next summer in LA. Isabel Marant is coming to Melrose place!

 

More information on www.theboutique411.com

 

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Design Finds, Beautiful Blue

Blue is Beautiful according  Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy

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Design Finds, The Most Desirable Shoes SS 13

And the winner is ….

Balenciaga!

The second season in a row , Nicolas did it again

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