Friday, July 31, 2009


Gina Nigrelli’s JULES SMITH collection is reminiscent of influential runway looks of decades past, infused with modern day influences. The jeweller's aesthetics identified the free-spirited nature of the 70’s and the glamour of the 80’s as her inspirations. Signature styles range from bold cuffs, to engraved monochromatic animal print pieces, with a vintage vibe.

In view of the upcoming movie New Moon, Jules Smith has launched a mini collection inspired by this vampire sequel. The silver necklace below sent more shivers than charm, but I love the names given to all the delicate accessories in this collection.

Edward's smile

“My collection pays homage to the iconic trends in fashion,” reflects Nigrelli. “One strong accessory, such as a dominant necklace, cuff or bold pair of earrings, completes a look that is timeless and effortlessly chic.” Indeed, Cullen's smile is one bold trend we expect this fall.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mikimoto - eternal love

Mikimoto Eternal Love

What's pink, feathery and sparkling? Mikimoto's window display titled Eternal Love, portrayed The swirl of pink rose petals across the display is shaped like fairy wings, and delicately blends the whimsical and the dynamic. Peeking secretively out of the roses, the sparkly diamantes catch a glimpse of light. This display is only for the cautious, the ones who go up close to scrutinize and admire the small jewels.

A moment frozen in time. Eternal love.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

t.r.e.n.d: Of studs and such

Magazine: i-D (Issue #300)
Editorial: Suvi in Studs
Photographer: David Vasiljevic

Moi Lolita

So let us embrace studs and grommet with open arms. Embedded in bodycon dresses, vests, strappy heels and belts (just to name a few), we can't deny that these metal accents make an outfit look edgier, sexier and tougher.

The i.t. list:

studs and such

[clockwise from top left] Tops & Tuniks white vest, Gio Lorenzi studded leather shoes, Topshop tutu stud dress*, BE & D studded garbo bag, Cecilia de Bucourt studded scarf, Stella McCartney patented grommet clutch*, Jeffrey Campbell gladiator sandal, Dorothy Perkins black suded stud belt, F21 engraved metal belt, No Jones stud skirt*
*absolute fave!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Links a la m.o.d.e

Week of July 2, 2009

Links a la Mode

Summer Staples

Edited by Jennine

In the midst of Summer many of us take refuge by the fan and some of us miraculously make do with the heat in all but the best ways. In this roundup we’ve got Summer Festival tips on Unfunded, Hong Kong Fashion Geeks Resort Redux, Krislyn’s chic summer essentials, Fashion Cent’s essential white jackets. And on the indie front Dramtis Personae finds eco friendly clothing for people of all sizes, and Oh Canada…Tatiana’s showcases Canadian Indie Designers. And last but not least… Twins… mode.ulation wonders if are they the modelings industries next new thing?

Links à la Mode : July 9th

Monday, July 6, 2009

Model Moment: Fashion takes double

Fashion is in a constant search for fresh faces. This time they are on the prowl for the twin factor. Identical twins, especially, look so strong together they have a certain mysterious factor in their eyes and expression. Elite’s model twins Elena and Manuela Lazic have proven this right in their editorials together. Both of them were discovered after winning 3rd place at the Elite model Look France together last year.

Teen Vogue Aug 2009
new balance
photographer: Arthur Elgort
fashion editor: Beth Fenton

D Magazine 618
Due come noi due
Photographer: Camille Vivier

Another pair to watch is Gwen and Donna Loos at WW Models. They may not be exactly identical, thus explaining their different portfolios so far. Gwen already walked for Nina Ricci and Chanel, appearing in a lacoste editorial and the Philosophy Resort 2010 lookbook. However both of them are equally cute and fresh-faced, looking a little like hybrids of Caroline Trentini and Sophie Srej.

Gwen Loos at Nina Ricci

What I wonder about is that while twin models are really interesting, what are their selling points that will make their career take flight? Or what factor determines the success of one, or the fall of the other? No one knows, for sure, perhaps it is as unpredictable as what’s in and what’s out.

source: thefashionspot