Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Heavy Metal

A few of this year's fiercest metallics...
Alexander McQueen SS '10

Azzaro SS '10

Balmain SS '10

Emilio Pucci SS '10

Minx Nails in Silver and Golden Lightning

Elie Saab SS '10 RTW

Rochas SS '10

Victoria Beckham FW '10

Elie Saab FW '10 CTR

Armani Prive FW '10 CTR

Givenchy FW '10 CTR

Chanel FW '10 CTR

Jean Paul Gaultier FW '10 CTR

Monday, July 12, 2010

Color Inspiration: Shrek

  1. OPI Shrek nail palette
  2. DSquared SS '10
  3. Hermes Birkin & Kelly bags
  4. Tommy Ton photography
  5. Isaac Mizrahi RST '11
  6. Giambattista Valli SS '10
  7. Christian Louboutin slingback pumps

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Must See TV

In this age of trashy reality television, here are a few innovative programs worth watching:
Iconoclasts is a fantastic show on the Sundance Channel which features two different ground-breaking public figures interviewing one another and sharing insights.
"ICONOCLASTS explores the intersection where two great talents meet - and where creativity comes alive."
-Robert Redford, executive producer

Some of our favorite pairings over the past four seasons:
Tom Ford, designer + Jeff Koons, artist

Paul Simon, musician + Lorne Michaels, SNL producer

Deepak Chopra, philosopher/physician + Mike Myers, comedian/actor

Bill Maher, comedian + Clive Davis, music producer

Also found on the Sundance Channel is a show following Keith Johnson, the buyer-at-large of found objects for Anthropologie stores. Each episode whisks you away to an exotic locale where Keith and friends scour markets in search of unique art and furniture to fill the company's 123 stores.

shopping for tables in Piey

Rossana Orlandi, gallery owner

Venetian artist Stefano Orliani with a bronze carnival mask

paper prints

Scottish artist Domenica More Gordon's felt dogs

Keith choosing suzanis in Turkey

Mexican store, Chic By Accident

Thai market

Chef Sam Mason, renowned for his suprising culinary combinations and his use of molecular gastronomy, has merged his love of food and music with the Independant Film Channel's original series Dinner With the Band. In each episode, Mason has an indie music group over to his Brooklyn apartment where he creates a meal and cocktail inspired by the group's background and work. Inspiring music and innovative food...what more can you ask for?

Another show on IFC worth checking out is the mind-bending Food Party. Creator and star Thu Tran has taken her wacky show from the worldwide web to television. Picture an Asian Pee Wee's Playhouse filled with absurdist dry wit and lots of junk food.

Happy viewing!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Champagne Wishes and Cavalli Dreams

Fantasizing about the fabulous life of Roberto Cavalli....
Concentrating in textile prints while studying at the local Art Institute in Florence, Cavalli developed an eye as a youth for what would become his trademark flamboyant patterns. More than 40 years later, his distinct perspective is as relevant as ever.

Casa de Cavalli designed by Italo Rota

Cavalli's beautiful wife and lifelong business partner, Eva

limited edition Cavalli bottles of Coca Cola Light

When Hugh Hefner decided to reopen the infamous Playboy Club at The Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Cavalli was a natural choice as designer of the updated bunny costume.

Mr. Cavalli's namesake Vodka

The Cavalli Club Dubai

The Cavalli Club Florence

Due in part to his longstanding friendship with Victoria Beckham, The Spice Girls chose Roberto to design all costumes for their reunion tour.

Launching his winery

We may never have our own namesake credit card, but that won't keep us from throwing on a Cavalli-style leopard print and pretending!