Yesterday, while I was shopping online, I stumbled across the most amazing find ever! This beautiful rose ring was designed and created by ‘Richellephant’ and you can find even more of her hand painted and exquisite rings here.
I hope everyone is having a lovely spring week!
I can hardly believe that it was only one year ago today that I started this Fashion blog. My New Years Resolution for 2009 was to start a blog and write a post every single day (among a list of lots of others that I didn’t finish-or start!). I was going strong for about a month or so but, eventually, I’m ashamed to say that I was too busy to write- or even research- about fashion! To celebrate, I’ve searched for a few of my favorite accessories that you can find in department stores, such as Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstom, and Neiman Marcus. Be thinking of your New Years Resolution for 2010!
Lady Gaga has changed the way the world has looked at fashion. When Lady Gaga hits a red carpet, style watchers aren’t just asking whether she looks good or bad, they’re likely to ask, “Wow, is that a live bird on her head?” Each Gaga costume is a true work of art which is why I wanted to show you a few of her wildest ensembles. The proof is in the pictures. (Click them to enlarge!)
I was flipping through a Vogue Paris 2010 Collections magazine when I came across a few extravagant, not to mention fabulous, designs! I have never seen anything like these outfits. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoernen are the Dutch duo who met while studying fashion at the Arnhem art academy.
They became friends and created Viktor & Rolf in 1993. Their collections are characterized by layering, distortion, exaggeration, and repetition of classical design elements in fashion. In their latest collection, they created edgy gowns working mostly with tulle in interesting ways to please the viewers eyes. Take some time to look up some of their past runway shows. You will not be disappointed. (Click to take a closer look at the gowns.)
Lebanese designer Elie Saab has long been a leading name in haute couture in the Middle East, where his romantic, crystal-encrusted gowns attracted princesses to his Beirut atelier, opened in 1982 when he was just 18 years old. His ready-to-wear line, which launched in 1998 in Milan, heralds the same feminine aesthetic as his couture dresses, with brightly colored silks, chiffons, pearl beading, and embroidered lace. With their Middle Eastern detailing and European sensibility, Saab gowns are also at home on the Hollywood red carpet; Halle Berry famously wore one to pick up her Academy Award in 2002.
For this Fall 2009 runway show, he took the designs by the reins and came up with brilliant crisp white gowns. Every model in the show walked down the way looking like an edgy ice princess.
By the late 1940s, women craved a return to glamor and designers obliged with swirling skirts and shimmering evening gowns inspired by film stars like Ingrid Bergman, Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford.
During the war, most women didn’t have enough money for tights, so they took eyeliner to paint a seam on the back of their legs to make them seem like they were wealthy. Sometimes, they even took teabags to color the legs.