Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let them wear heels: Marie-Antoinette mules fetch thousands

March 25, 2012
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Let them wear heels: Marie-Antoinette mules fetch thousands

AFP Relax News – 9 hrs ago A pair of silk mules believed to have belonged to Marie-Antoinette fetched over 43,000 euros at an auction of French Revolution era artefacts on Saturday. The white silk shoes decorated with tricolour pleated ribbons date back to 1790 and are size 36.5, which corresponds to Marie-Antoinette’s shoe size, the...

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Kimono with attitude at Japan Fashion Week

March 25, 2012
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Kimono with attitude at Japan Fashion Week

AFP Relax News – 15 hrs ago The traditionally modest and freedom-inhibiting kimono is getting a new lease on life at Japan Fashion Week, with an edge of defiance and seductiveness. Historically a garment whose multiple layers and tight wrapping have been viewed by some as restricting a woman’s mobility and keeping her subservient to men,...

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5 weekend reads: weight debates and gender changes

March 24, 2012
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5 weekend reads: weight debates and gender changes

Finding the connection between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, the weight debate and the issue of skinny women, and talking to Thom Browne. Plus, is The Hunger Games the movie to watch for fashion satire? After the break, our weekend reading list. Schiaparelli, Prada, and clothes on the cutting edge Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia...

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Weekend beauty: Marianna

March 24, 2012
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Weekend beauty: Marianna

Styling, photography, model… one adjective covers them all: adorable. The doe-like features of model Marianna are beautifully accentuated by thickly winged eyeliner by Mika Shimoda and cascades of curls – or neat, twisted buns – styled by Kazutp Shimomura. Joanna Kustra‘s black and white portraits capture the sweet and innocent yet sensual looks to...

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Get the Capitol look: ‘Hunger Games’ fashion and beauty

March 23, 2012
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Get the Capitol look: ‘Hunger Games’ fashion and beauty

AFP Relax News – 1 hr 45 mins ago Much hyped sci-fi movie The Hunger Games looks set to top international box office records following its international release this week, although the designer costumes and far-out beauty looks featured on its dedicated Capitol Couture site prove its influence will stretch far beyond the realm of cinema....

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‘The Little Black Jacket’: After star-studded Tokyo launch, visit Chanel’s online expo

March 23, 2012
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‘The Little Black Jacket’: After star-studded Tokyo launch, visit Chanel’s online expo

AFP Relax News – 3 hrs ago Following the launch of Chanel‘s The Little Black Jacket exhibition in Tokyo, the label unveiled a digital exhibition honoring the garment March 23. This week stars including Sarah Jessica Parker, Alice Dellal and Carine Roitfeld attended the opening of the expo in Tokyo, which will run from March 24...

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Snowmen, gingerbread and Vikings at Chip Chop

March 23, 2012
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Snowmen, gingerbread and Vikings at Chip Chop

Patriotism, or cultural homage? If you’re not familiar with Chip Chop as a brand, you’d be forgiven for mistaking their latest collection for the former. Titled Nordic But Nice it’s a blend of the minimalist Scandinavian Design aesthetic and the label’s own trademark quirk. But despite slogans like “Team Stockholm” and “Team Copenhagen” it’s...

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Narrowing down how to spend it

March 23, 2012
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Narrowing down how to spend it

Another trend-based shoot which rounds up the key looks of the season. Looking through the line-up of the different personas created for Melissa Tammerijn – the suited-up androgyne, the 50s bell, the global traveller, the art deco dame – may help narrow down which styles you can identify with. In other words – it...

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Talking Makeup And Music With Summer Camp’s Elizabeth Sankey

March 23, 2012
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Talking Makeup And Music With Summer Camp’s Elizabeth Sankey

Beauty Insider March 23, 2012  5:08 pm Things aren’t always as they seem with the Britpop duo Summer Camp. The band generated so much buzz with their anonymous MySpace tracks in 2009 that a live show became inevitable. First they claimed it was all the work of seven Swedes, but then the real wizards, Elizabeth...

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RIP Beauty 360; Lily Cole For The Body Shop; And More…

March 23, 2012
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RIP Beauty 360; Lily Cole For The Body Shop; And More…

Industry News March 23, 2012  3:02 pm CVS’ niche beauty stores-within-stores concept has sold its last tube of Vincent Longo lip stain. The drugstore giant has announced that it will close its 25 Beauty 360 outposts. The jury’s still out on whether Duane Reade’s similarly conceived Look Boutiques will meet the same end. Lily...

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