Saturday, 5 December 2009


"i hate to see my stuff in stores! i don't know why, it's weird, i know, but i just really hate it. even stores i love like barney's in new york - i can't look!"
- christopher kane

christopher kane on bloggers: "it's a bit mad, isn't it? it feels like it's happened all of a sudden and at some shows this season the front row was just all bloggers. i think it will die down though, and people know what they are doing. no one who wants to read a serious review of a show is going to look at what a 14 year old thinks. but it has become more critical; people can say what they want about anyone on a blog without consequences and that's quite scary. there are real repercussions for a designer if a photo of something is leaked by a blog; it can be copied in a fortnight and that can really harm a business. you have to be much more careful now."

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

lanvin pour la poste

"words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap."
- george bernard shaw

alber elbaz designed these adorable postage stamps for the french postal system, la poste, as part of lanvin's 120th anniversary, available for sale next year. now, how on earth to we get our sticky paws on these precious chickens?

tse warehouse sale

"it's the same seduction that one first feels when touching cashmere or fur.... nobody touches fur once, or cashmere once."
- joshua wesson

'tis the season for jolliness and cashmere....

Sunday, 29 November 2009



"my kitchen's pink, like skin-tone pink, and i lowered my spice rack so it's eye level - it's true! - and my phone, so i can reach it when i fall, it's right there."
- amy sedaris

mary kate with ashley's hermès constance

i want her sister's constance too. but in flamingo pink lizard.

grown-up glitter

"and above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
- roald dahl

illamasqua birthday lashes

thierry mugler lip wax in yellow gold

nars glitter pencil in le sept

mac glitter brilliants in sifted silver

guerlain meteorites perles imperiales

barry m liquid eyeliner

make up store blend & fix

the body shop define & sparkle mascara and eyeliner

this season, glitter is no longer a sprinkle of fairy dust over existing makeup. it is to be worn in solid blocks, most elegantly on the eyes. sparkly substances have appealed to the human eye since 40,000 bc with flakes of mica being found on cave paintings. experts say glistening surfaces draw an emotional response from the limbic system, the brain's most fundamental level. some application suggestions include:
- trace a brightly coloured line of glitter over black eyeliner
- sweep a gel glitter layer over mascaraed lashes - "the sparkle only when you blink (is) incredibly alluring," says david horne
- black glitter in black liners or brow powder can be super subtle, just like nude or pale gold glitters in lipgloss
- pat mcgrath gave the models glittery tears at galliano
- apply before dressing and always have a lint roller on hand

chanel paris shanghai

"there's no chanel collection without black. (it) will never exist. who can live without some black clothes."
- karl lagerfeld

chanel's 5,160 square foot shanghai store opened last thursday at the peninsula on the bund. according to architect peter marino, the space was inspired by mademoiselle chanel's rue cambon apartment and furnished with hand-picked art and antiques - "the result is comfort, quiet elegance, timelessness. the chic of chanel." products exclusive to the store were created especially to celebrate its opening. these included a classic quilted handbag embossed with "shanghai karl lagerfeld" on the inside flap, sling-back heels with a metallic cc logo and several rtw styles (look out for the tweed jacket and skirt with gold trim!!). waiting for the celeb pics....

chanel paris shanghai episode 7

chanel paris shanghai episode 6

chanel paris shanghai episode 5

chanel paris shanghai episode 4

chanel paris shanghai episode 3

chanel paris shanghai episode 2

chanel paris shanghai episode 1

miss selfridge ss10

"no nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals."
- kenneth clark

why hasn't anyone brought miss selfridge to hong kong? their ss10 themes look sassy and fun and vintagey in a great way. love the nude story. and accessories galore!! anyone travelling soon?

salvatore ferragamo sale

"thanks to an early start, we are in a good position - and we have to make sure we maintain it.... at the top end of the market, they appreciate especially things that are not made in china. and we are 100 percent made in italy."
- salvatore ferragamo

first markdown at 30% off now. final sale starts mid-dec with reductions up to 70%.


"ruche (rsh) n. - a ruffle of pleat of lace, muslin or other fine fabric used for trimming women's garments. french, from old french rusche, beehive, from medieval latin rsca, bark of a tree (used for making beehives), of celtic origin."

h&m's holiday campaign is sexy and cute at the same time. get in fast to avoid disappointment - especially that black ruched number on sasha pivovarova!!
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