Posts from September, 2010

Maison Martin Margiela x Cutler & Gross Eyewear

By Roni Brunn | September 30, 2010 | News

Next month, Maison Martin Margiela launches its licensed collection with forward eyewear firm Cutler & Gross.  Photos first surfaced at Dazed a couple of days ago, and some styles are anticipated to make an appearance at the fashion presentation in Paris on October 1.  Better taking bets about that than on casting stunts or the front row roll call.

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SS11 Beauty Trend: Neon Lips

By Roni Brunn | September 29, 2010 | News

The disheveled neon trend of SS11 might be much to buy into in this slow recovery.  You need a refined yet undone dress or preppy piece, and it’s not that easy to fake at Zara/H&M.  But the parallel beauty trend presents fewer barriers to entry.  Lots of presentations featured matte neon lips, and they basically look like Nars’s semi matte lipsticks in the fuchsia Schiap (link) or orange Heat Wave (link).

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Tadashi Murakami x Château de Versaille

By Roni Brunn | September 27, 2010 | News

Château Versaille’s current show features 23 works from Japanese artist Tadashi Murakami.  His super flat art references the Samurai period as well as pop art, and the colorful exuberance contrasts playfully with the palace’s stately details.  This exhibition follows the Jeff Koons and Xavier Veihan shows, which also sparked some disbelief from certain traditionalists.

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Prada SS11 Women vs. Men

By Roni Brunn | September 23, 2010 | News

Prada had a strong, directional show for its SS11 menswear collection in June.  Strongly influenced by some of its themes is the house’s women’s collection, shown just now.

Miuccia’s not limiting the scrubs to men.  Women can be physicians, too.
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Nendo – Fadeout Chair

By Roni Brunn | September 22, 2010 | News

Japanese Canadian architect Oki Sato’s firm nendo creates design projects in architecture, interiors, graphics, furni/products, and even events.  Its Fadeout chair’s simple drama makes sense coming from such an interdisciplinary company.

The chair appears to be hovering on a foggy cloud.  The back and seat are wood, and the clear acrylic legs are painted with trompe l’oeil wood grain.   Easier than bringing in a smoke machine to set the mood for dinner parties.

Visit the nendo site

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SS11 Emerging Trend: Disheveled Neon

By Roni Brunn | September 21, 2010 | News

Proenza Schouler‘s SS11 show is one of the season’s best so far.  The duo showed a fresh take on classic sportswear – already tough to pull off compellingly – by easing the cuts and rendering them out of light Japanese materials.  They punched up the palette with neons, which play back to their earlier work nicely.

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Little Majorette – “Bite the Bullet,” “London”

By Roni Brunn | September 20, 2010 | Music downloads, News

London/Stockholm trio Little Majorette started out as pro songwriters but have recently ventured to the front of the house.  “Bit the Bullet” is their cute first single.  It’s got some ska infusion but I like it anyway.

Their second single “London” mixes a bit of trip hopped mod accompaniment with minimal arrangements, with a catchy, hummable melody you’d expect from Stockholm.

Little Majorette put out an EP this spring and are now working on a debut album.

Little Majorette – “London”

Little Majorette – “Bite the Bullet (Le Prix Remix)”

Visit Little Majorette on MySpace

Remix via Discobelle

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Chanel Couture Fall 2010 – Runway to Editorial

By Roni Brunn | September 9, 2010 | News

I loved the Chanel couture fall 2010 presentation (review).  It was so rich yet easy, and everything around the clothes really worked out (esp the clean but messy hair).  Obvs, the set, the mood, and the styling are all just one way to see the pieces.  The clothes were strong enough to be compelling in other contexts.

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Pantone Visa Platinum – SS11

By Roni Brunn | September 8, 2010 | News

Pantone just released their color forecast for spring summer 2011.  The firm names this season as An Exotic Journey and suggests dusty tropical shades will be big:

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The Two Headed Teddy Bears

By Roni Brunn | September 7, 2010 | News

I love fuzzy pets, toys, and clothes.  This two headed teddy bear looks like a fuzzy bear bouquet.  It might help children with acceptance and teach them that we’re all different, but it’s def not sold as an educational toy.

The bears are named Ted and Eddy.


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