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NOH8 Campaign x K-Swiss Pride Classic VN

June marks Pride Month, and American tennis brand K-Swiss joins forces with NOH8 Campaign on a special, limited-edition version of their iconic Classic VN for Pride Month 2020! NOH8 Campaign was founded by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshleyand, it is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote LGBT marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest. Visit their website ...


Support TOMS (Shoes) COVID-19 Global Giving Fund!

We love Toms Shoes. Really. In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded the shoe company using a new approach: “Buy one, give one”, for every pair of shoes the company sold, a new pair would be given to a child in need. Part shoe business, part philanthropy. Since then, nearly 100 million pairs of shoes have been given to people in need. On April 8, Toms Shoes announced on Twitter: ‘For every $3 we make, we’ll donate $1 to the COVID-19 Global Giving ...


Naomi Campbell wears hazmat suit to airport

Last month, many people were still minimizing the Coronavirus pandemic, even among our leaders. But someone was already taking the threat very seriously (maybe too seriously?): Naomi Campbell. And it’s not an April’s Fool. Last year she had already posted a video ‘Naomi Campbell’s Airport Routine | Come Fly With Me’, explaining everything about her pre-flight ritual using Dettol anti-bacterial wipes: The supermodel was back ...


Wendy Brandes swear rings and the ‘misinterpretation’

On April 29, our favorite jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes, wrote on her blog: ‘I’m SMH at Topshop’s Version of My Swear Rings’. In her post, she explained: ‘The sterling-silver swear-ring set from my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes line has been one of my most popular designs since I introduced it at a designer friend’s runway show in 2008.’ She just realized a huge corporate chain store was selling swear rings looking just like ...


Cupcake Punk, a blogzine by Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson is a fashion designer for her brand Jessica Louise and she creates amazing clothes: leopard print, girly pink bows, punk-rockabilly-anime style, in bright colors. She recently launched Cupcake Punk, a blogzine that features ‘creative people and focuses on a wide range of interests and topics‘. About Cupcake Punk: Cupcake Punk is a lighthearted, bright, colorful, and happy style of attitude, dress, and lifestyle. It’s a ...


Papier (Haute) Couture by Lia Griffith

Did you know the old issue of your favorite magazine would make a great ball gown? Only if you are as talented as fashion-designer Lia Griffith, of course. The dresses she makes are so amazing, it’s hard to believe they are made of paper… Lia Griffith explains on her website: Paper was my favorite objects of entertainment when I was a child. Paper dolls, cardboard cars. . . I even made myself a pair of sandels by cutting and wrapping paper ...


Paris Fashion Week 2011: trouble in paradise?

Fashion designers, models, celebrities… Many people are currently in Paris for the Fashion Week running from September 27 to October 5. But behind closed doors, the joy may not last for long due to bad economic news, according to some specialists. On Reuters we read: ‘Paris Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday under a cloud of economic pessimism mixed with uncertainty about the creative direction of some of the world’s biggest fashion ...


Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses Colorize Kit

How about adding a bit of color to your life and painting your shades any way you want? It is exactly what Ray Ban invites you to do! For a very limited time Ray Ban introduces a new ‘Colorize’ kit that includes paint markers, stencils and a pair of white Ray Ban wayfarers, allowing you to turn your shades into a canvas of art. If you want your Ray Ban to be unique, if you want to express your creativity, why not leave the design part to yourself. ...


Christian Louboutin and the psychology of shoes

We realized it was time to talk about shoe design. It is a topic we never brought to you, so let’s talk about it. This week an article published on the New Yorker caught our attention: Christian Louboutin and the psychology of shoes, by Lauren Collins. The title of this article is very well found and here is an extract: In homage to the Surrealists, the shoe designer Christian Louboutin once created a pair of pumps with a hydrodynamic shape, a ...


Chic Furniture Line by Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier has launched his own furniture line two weeks ago at New York’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House and it is already a success. The fashion designer teamed up with French interiors firm Roche Bobois and the result is truly awesome. The renowned French designer created a furniture line using the same fabrics and prints from his fashion work and if you are a fan of Gaultier’s style, then you will like his furniture (bedroom set, ...






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