Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Victoria's Secret Designer Collection

As if we weren’t already content with VC’s existing collection of lingerie, the world renowned lingerie label has launched a new even juicier designer collection of sought after pieces.  Launched on January the 24th, the collection has been flying off the shelves according to Women’s Wear Daily, and its no wonder. From unlined lacy bras, to barely there nude polka-dot panties, the new classy collection offers a refreshing and chic change from VS’s regular playful pieces.  This collection looks more classic, elegant and sophisticated – perfect for the woman who wants pure luxury and fashion all in one.  This collection does come at a ‘designer’ price though. The bras retail from $98 to $158; panties and garter belts are from $38 to $68 and baby dolls and teddies are priced at $158 to $218.  VC’s new range aims to really differentiate itself from other lingerie labels, and it will be replacing other high-end brands in their stores.  Check out the collection here. 

Monday, 30 January 2012

The Nerd Look

Sporting the 'cute nerd' vibe today, I just had to snap up a piccy of my colleague, Sarah. Today she's wearing shoes (or as she calls 'fancy pumps') from Mr.Price, turn-up jeans and thick framed 'nerd' glasses from JayJays. I've been tempted to wear glasses like hers, but still a bit hesitant about them.  How do you guys feel about wearing thick-framed glasses for purely fashion purposes?

me, playing around with a friend's pair of thick frames

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Cinemagraphs: Fashion Fix

I cant get enough of these 'Cinemagraphs'. 
They fascinate me endlessly.  The artist takes a traditional photograph and combines a living moment into the image through the isolated animation of multiple frames. To quote supermodel Coco Rocha, "it's more that a photo but not quite a video". 
The term "Cinemagaphs" comes from the cinematic quality, while at the same time maintaining at its soul the principles of traditional photography. Launched virally through social media platforms Twitter and Tumbler, both the style of imagery and terminology has become a class of its own. 

Monday, 16 January 2012

Collage Art - Damien Blottiere & Pierre Hardy

World renowned collage artist, Damien Blottiere and Pierre Hardy (designer of Hermes haute bijouterie and editor of this series) partnered with French magazine Les Echos on this sumptuous editorial. They played with exceptional jewelry pieces such as Centaur ring, white and rose gold, 104 carats Aventurine ring and Diamond for some sensual and surreal compositions.


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Beauty That Purrs...

A friend of mine recently brought this quirky makeup collection to my attention. Being so used to seeing conventional cosmetic packaging everywhere - its refreshing to see this gorgeous feline-themed makeup range by French cosmetic brand 'Paul & Joe'. I'm pretty used to seeing Hello Kitty everywhere to, so its nice to see a change - especially in the actual shape of the makeup product, as well as the packaging. Check out the kitty-shaped lipsticks - too cute!