Wednesday, July 30, 2014

To SEE, and Be SEEN

It's my practice each Wednesday morning to see what new items have been added at As you know, there's never a shortage of amazing pieces. I've featured some which are sure to make a statement.

Red Valentino clutch, $510

Givenchy "Cady" pants, $1,690

Rosantica, $310

Valentino owl cuff, $645
René Caovilla, $1,250

Jimmy Choo "Feline" sandals, $1,250

Alexander McQueen, $250

Marni pvc tote, $370

Alexander Wang "Gemma" mules, $525
Vicki Sarge Artisan gold-plated,
Swarovski crystal feather necklace

Anna Sui Crepe de chine jacket, $500

Vicki Sarge Artisan silver-plated,
Swarovski crystal and feather necklace,

Markus Lupfer "Kapow" sneakers,

Charlotte Olympia Parasol
embroidered satin and Suede
platform sandals, $1,295

Markus Lupfer "Oui and Non" sneakers, $290
Peter Pilotto, $2,385

Balmain braided sandal, $1,455

Vicki Sarge bronze-plate
Swarovski crystal necklace

Acne Studios "Dalia" sandal, $690

Isabel Marant gold-tone and feather necklace, $780

Alexander McQueen crystal-
embellished wool tailcoat, $5,395

Derek Lam paneled nubuck and leather
pencil skirt, $2,690

Mary Katrantzou printed french terry
sweatshirt, $745
Saint Laurent Bague Cherry gold-plated
Quartz ring, $595

Miu Miu embellished crepe shorts

Pierre Hardy paneled suede and
neoprene ankle boots, $1,675

Charlotte Olympia Mei Xiang embellished
velvet pumps, $965

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Fashion and Beauty Industry's Strangest Jobs?

Very interesting, though most are what one would expect to go on behind the scenes. That said, the two that I found to be most strange, are the Kim Kardashian and Rihanna "butt thing." Hmmmmm. Read on for more.

When on the beach Kim Kardashian must always have sand-on-bottom patters on hand.                     

How to get that windswept look in a tropical beach destination that is so tranquil it boasts no breeze? Call upon a man with a handy hairdryer to do the job, like Martha Hunt on a Victoria's Secret shoot.                     

Does my bum look big in this? Not a problem for Rihanna, who called upon two gentlemanly assistants to check her derriere looked spot on and her suspenders were fastened tightly before Dior's autumn/winter 2014 presentation.                     

With one dresser to hold up her ruffled Jason Wu train and another to insert her feet into some skyscraper heels, Karlie Kloss was free to pose for the lurking backstage photographers at the spring/summer 2014 showcase.                     
Confused by the little green mummy lurking in the background? The gentleman in disguise is actually incredibly skilled at hair blowing on all those glossy shampoo and conditioner adverts.

"I couldn't possibly button-up my own cuffs!" One does begin to wonder how models get dressed on their own every day.

Meet the 'backstage glitterati', who were armed with buckets of fairy dust ready for Fred Sathal's Haute Couture shimmering showcase.

You've heard of a hairdresser, but have you met a hair holder? Forget hair clips, sometimes only a human hand will do.

Models at Fyodor Golan's sparkly show had to call upon water bearers to quench their thirst for fear of spoiling their glitter and facing an angry make-up team.
Does this photo assistant look amused at having to stand holding the all-important reflective shield for take after take after take? We think not.

As any young fashion intern will know, those luxury clothes don't un-crease themselves. So several pairs of willing hands and an industrial steamer make for a much-needed job backstage at fashion shows.

"Have I got the right angle?" - no, that's not the photographer asking for a critique on his picture of top model Coco Rocha, but the poor lackey drafted in to handle the burning-hot neon strip light.

As Kim Kardashian headed into the Valentino autumn/winter 2014 showcase, so a blanket of umbrellas appeared to protect the reality TV star against the rain. Luckily an assistant was on-hand to stop the ruination of her dress train too. 

Daily Telegraph UK

Edita Vilkevicute Sports H&M’s Key Fall Fashion Pieces

Key Fall Fashions from H&M–The latest trend update from H&M offers a look at the fall fashion trends that everyone will be wearing in the upcoming months. Model Edita Vilkeviciute takes center stage as she dons fall looks including moto jackets, body-con dresses and a cozy cardigan in the new photo shoot. Affordably priced, the style guide mixes basics like jersey tops with bold prints and colors. Fashion Gone Rogue