Tuesday, August 30, 2011

LANVIN'S FALL 2011 VIDEO

I had been enjoying the double trouble Lanvin campaign in the magazines.  I didn't realize there was actually a video, shot by Steven Meisel, accompanying it.




It won't win dance awards, but it is rather amusing, particularly when Alber Elbaz joins the fun towards the end.  As always, we can also simply appreciate Lanvin's feminine glamor.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

IRENE SURVIVAL KIT

I feel for family and friends on the East Coast, particularly NYC.  As of yesterday, they reported that it wasn't that bad.  Most of them are veterans of disastrous tropical storms in the tropics!

It did remind me to pull out my Wellies just in case we begin winter rains early here on the West Coast.


from eBay

Nothing like fun puddle jumpers to brighten up a grey day.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

EXTREME VERSATILITY

I am off on a short trip again, a last hurrah for the summer.  My packing rule - versatility.

What I really would like is Donna Karan's Infinity Dress, introduced many years ago.  Or something from Rick Owens.  But that is for someone whose budget differs largely from mine.

Donna Karan's Infinity Dress, worn so many ways

So my version is the Lilla P "Origami Wrap" (though there are many other designers with their own version).  It goes from cardigan, to draped jacket, to halter top, to long-sleeved T, ...  The list is as endless as your origami skills.  See the demo video from Lilla P's website:





Here are just a few of my favorite looks from this piece:

Twisted jacket


Rear view, tied in the back like a bustle

Worn as a halter top
Can be tied front or back

One piece, multiple uses. As handy for travel as a Swiss Army knife.  And it fits, rolled up, inside your purse.



Thursday, August 11, 2011

MISSONI FOR TARGET

Just out: sneak peaks of Missoni's much-anticipated collection for Target.

(All photos from Target advertising campaign)
Missoni for Target ad campaign

Now we can all get striped up in Fall colors -- down to our travel bags, and even, ta-dah! -- biking around town.  How cute is that bike.




Behind the Scenes from photo shoot
Source: Target campaign shoot



Their housewares are also very fun and cute, in signature patterns and colors.  Word is that Margherita Missoni has a lot of these in her apartment in Paris.  If it's good enough for her, it should be good enough for us.

For those with babies and little girls, their children's collection was divine too.

The collection appears in the stores on September 13th.
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