Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patent And Wood Pumps, Por Favor

($44.95, Exchange By Charles David, Solestruck.com)
I love how Danish Modern these stacked patent platform heels feel. Shoes as furniture! At Ikea prices!

Gladiators Gone Horribly Awry

($85, Type Z, Zappos.com)
Nope. Sorry. You either get to be an Oxford OR a gladiator BUT NOT both. Both is NOT an option. Pick ONE.

Man Fashion: Leggings for Men

To my surprise, men leggings have been a slow-burning trend. "Meggings" first turned up on overseas catwalks in 2007 - a lifetime ago in fashion years. Even before then, some of Hedi Slimane's leather pants for Dior looked more like leggings than pants. It was actually Slimane's obsession with men who looked like emaciated stick insects that spawned fashion's penchant for skinny-leg jeans and now leggings.

Among the fashion designers in 2009 Fashion collection, Givenchy and John Galliano were both designers who had designed their designs around with leggings.

So for those brave enough, you may want to embrace the latest fashion's craze this summer.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Alexandre Herchcovitch for Melissa YELLOW SHOES?

If you've been reading FashionBinge for more than a minute, then you probably know that we have an unhealthy obsession with Melissa rubber shoes. Catherine owns more pairs than most people own shoes. We're huge fans to say the very least. BUT, have these Alexandre Herchcovitch for Melissa YELLOW BROGUES taken it ONE STEP TOO FAR?

($57, Melissa, FarFetch.com)
Me: no want. You?

SALE ALERT! Black Mason by Michelle Mason Silk Anorak

(Originally $520.00 -- SALE: $231.75, Mason By Michelle Mason, Barneys)
Shit's ill, son! Black silk asymmetrical jacket? It's tough but not too tough. The kinda black jacket that says "I'm a bad ass, but I still smell nice," you know? Like, you're the boss, but you still take time to floss. GET THIS. NOW.

Men Fashion: 5 Most Expensive Men Shoes

In a time when most large shoe brands, such as Timberland, Nike, Reabok have outsourced their labor, a handful of boutique shoe craftsmen have remain committed to the quality and care of an expert touch. While some may opt for a $20 pair of mass produced shoes at Target, there are others who appreciate the work of a true craftsman. When it comes to the craft of shoe making, the following 5 are some of the finest ever made– and also the most expensive. In a celebration of the historic craft of shoe making, here are 5 of the most expensive men’s shoes in the world.  

Berluti Rapiécés Reprisés ($1,830) Founded in the year 1895, Bertuli’s shoes are produced in a bevy of colors and fit the natural footline. Supple leather just make make your feet go “ah!” if you can swing the price tag.  

New & Lingwood’s Russian Calf Shoes ($1,550) This circa-1865 label makes shoes from Reindeer leather have have been “cured in baths of rye, oat flour and yeast, hand-finished and soaked in wood liquor,” according to Forbes. Sounds gross? Only until you cast your eyes on these glossy, well-crafted beauties.


A. Testoni Norvegese ($1,500) Extremely lightweight and elegant shoes can be hard to come by, even when you are paying top dollar. A. Testoni Norvegese’s shoes are both ultralight and very sleek, so you could run to catch that train if necessary. Or at least know that you could.  

John Lobb 2005 Shoes ($1,280) Slick, smooth, and hard to replace, John Lobb’s shoes have an unusually streamlined shape and well thought-out color combinations. In this case, mahogany and ebony join together with the trimmest of laces.  

Tanino Crisci’s Lilian Shoes ($1,250) People might not know that these shoes were as expensive as they were– they won’t stand out in a crowd– but your suits and your toes will thank you. Supremely classic design is a perfect “10.” So do you think you will spend this amount of money for a pair of shoe? Do share your opinion with Man Fashion's readers.

Source: Stylecrave.com

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jimmy Choo for H&M

It was recently announced that the latest designer collaboration for H&M will be with Jimmy Choo. The good news is the the collection will include the designers covetable shoes and bags as well as clothing. The bad news is you will have to wait! The collection will not be available until November 14 and will only be in around 200 stores across the world.

New Product: Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash

Caress has launched a new series of products called the Caress Skinwear Collection. The Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash is perfect for the summer. It has brown sugar for gentle exfoliation and karite butter for mosturizing. So it gives your skin a soft and fresh look. And it smalls good too!

Paris Fashion Week: Les Hommes S/S 2010 Collection

Les Hommes hit the fashion week catwalk with very modern interpretations of suits and blazers, in primarily black and white. With just a little shine and bronze thrown in for good measure.

Les HommesThe Belgian designers developed form-fitting, cuffed shorts and jackets with elongated lapels. Monochromatic is looking really good for S/S 2010, especially if you pare things down to essential, impeccably tailored items.

Paris Fashion Week

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

The King of Pop Leaves the Stage

There was a big shock for me on last Thursday, when I heard the news of Jackson sudden died.
Sadden because he was so young, because he led such a lonely, isolated life, and because he wasn't able to allow anyone close enough to him who could help him make better decisions about his life.

Michael Jackson was more than an icon he was an inspiration to all. No matter if that person was young or old. He is my inspiration because no matter how bumpy the road got or how times seemed to pull him down he just stayed himself and continued doing what he was doing.

Michael Jackson
I adored Michael Jackson because of that and it shows me that i shouldn't let anything or anybody get me or keep me down.
King of Pop
Thank you so much for the music you have shared to the world and to me. You'll always be in our memories for as long as we all shall live. LONG LIVE THE KING OF POP!!!!!!!!!

Find out some of his albums from Amazon:-

Michael Jackson 25th Anniversary of Thriller

Michael Jackson - Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour

Michael Jackson: The Ultimate Collection

Michael Jackson Fashion
Michael Jackson: 'Blood On The Dance floor - History In The Mix

Michael Jackson: Beat It

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Man Fashion Tips: Tricks to Trimp Mens Look

Dad probably gave you a lot of advice - some of which you've chosen to ignore. Maybe he tried to regale you with stories of how things were done in "his day."

Did he ever mention trips to the tailor?

Working with a tailor to retrofit both old and new clothes was once considered commonplace, especially for men who wanted sleeve lengths adjusted on suit jackets, trousers taken in or let out as their weight fluctuated, and fabric tears on their favorite garments repaired.

Mens Fashion Suits
But then came fast fashion: You buy what you need for that moment in whatever size you are at the time, with no consideration of longevity. Once there's a rip or the fabric pulls too tight, its service is no longer needed.

Don't be surprised, though, if the pendulum swings back toward the tailor, a service often offered by retailers for a small fee, and sometimes for free. The fashion industry says consumers are showing a greater interest in timeless styles and well-made investment pieces, and if you are going to have clothes for a long time, you may as well make sure they fit properly.

You may look a little trimmer in the process. So start to look for professional tailor today and get your cloth fix.

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R.I.P Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

A scris istorie nu numai in muzica, ci si in moda. Costumele megastarului au fost sursa de inspiratie a numerosi artisti si designeri. Christophe Decarnin s-a inspirat din hainele lui military pentru colectiile lui pentru Balmain.
De la sosetele albe purtate cu pantofi negri, pana la jachetele lucioase si manusile fara degete, excentricul superstar a lansat trenduri dupa trenduri. Look-ul unic si miscarile de dans iconice au fost copiate de milioane de fani si de cantareti ca Usher, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown.
De-a lungul timpului Michael Jackson, regele pop-ului, a avut o multime de tinute memorabile:
Jacheta rosie purtata in videoclipul melodiei "Beat it" in 1982.

In 1983, in "Billie Jean" Michael a facut senzatie cu costumul lucios asortat cu pantofi albi si papion rosu

Tot in 1983, executand pentru prima data celebrul "moonwalk". Pantalonii pana la glezna sunt special croiti pentru ca pasii de dans sa poata fi observati

In 1984, la premiile Grammy, a lansat un nou trend - manusa stralucitoare purtata doar pe o mana

Pentru noul album "Bad", in 1987, megastarul si-a schimbat look-ul si a inceput sa-si contureze ochii cu eyeliner

La costum si cu palarie asortata, in videoclipul "Smooth criminal" din 1987

In 1988 intr-un costum foarte stramt cu detalii S&M

La premiile MTV din 1995 Michael a aparut in intr-un costum negru, accesorizat cu palarie, cravata skinny si bratara alba

Insotit de surorile sale, Janet si LaToya, Michael merge la tribunal intr-o tinuta all-white

In ultima perioada megastarul incepuse sa poarte haine din liniile Balmain si Givenchy pentru femei, care insa i se potriveau de minune.
Michael intr-o bluza de dama din colectia de toamna 2009 semnata Cristophe Decarnin pentru Balmain

Iesind de la un centru medical Michael a fost fotografiat purtand un tricou Balmain pentru barbati, pantaloni Balmain din colectia de toamna 2008 si jacheta din colectia de primavara/vara 2009, ambele din linia pentru femei

Jacko in jeansi Balmain, bluza si jacheta Givenchy din colectia de toamna 2007 pentru femei

Si, pentru final, ce videoclip putea fi mai potrivit pentru un blog de moda, daca nu "In the closet", a carui protagonista este supermodelul Naomi Campbell?

credit: people.com

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crystal Jewelry I MUST Own...

A few sparkly, spangly little crystal "treasures," as Makeup Loves Me LOVES to refer to jewelry...

($573, Lanvin, Luisaviaroma.com)
Not in a MILLION minutes would I have ever thought I'd be sitting here attracted to jewelry featuring DENIM. But Lanvin done did it with this slightly '90s bracelet.

($475, Swarovski)
CAN. YOU. EVEN? C.Y.E. It's like wearing a crystal kaleidoscope on your NECK! And I NEED TO DO THAT.

($154, Martine Wester)
ADORING this gorgeous vintage-inspired mismatched crystal rosette bracelet, and I'm seriously considering getting it to wear with my Jenny Packham wedding dress, as long as it complements the jewels on the dress itself and doesn't snag the silk. Check out more of Martine Wester's pretty crystal pieces.

($262, Iosselliani, Bonadrag.com)
At first everyone was like OHHH WOOOH OMFG STACKABLE RINGS! IT'S THE SECOND MF-ING COMING OF HAYSOOS CHRISTO. And I was like Snoreaphyll. Truly, I didn't give a rat's ass about stackable rings. UNTIL... I came across these Iosselliani vintage-inspired stackable rings. And now I'm as TEAM STACKABLE RING as YOU are Team Edward! Rawr!

Balenciaga Studded Gladiators

($706, Balenciaga, Brownsfashion.com)
Sure, there are many tran-tacular aspects to these rainbow-studded Balenciaga cut-out heels, but the reality of the situation is that I'd still hit it.

Melissa Sample Sale: Gooooooaalllll!!!

I walked ridiculously far yesterday (27th between 10th and 11th people!) to hit up the Melissa sample sale, so I was pretty much determined to buy something once I got there, but said determination was not necessary. In fact, I had to take a couple of deep breaths once I got in there because there were shoes EVERYWHERE, all candy-colored and cute and between $25 and $55. Well, except for the Vivienne Westwood collabos, which were sitting pretty in a corner at just 20% off. I couldn't resist, reader. What happened to my restraint?? Down the drains of damp, muggy New York City, where waterproof shoes are a veritable necessity these days.

Yup, got another pair of Lady Dragons. The were $120 instead of the usual $149, and they were so fab I had to get them. (They're also the same shoe as my wedding shoes, the ones with the hearts, and I have to practice walking/dancing in them, so it's almost a wedding expense.) Also another girl expressed extreme jealousy when she saw them on my feet and so I had to get them.

Note: I went to the sale hoping against hope they'd have these new ones with the tortoiseshell bow, but they did not. They do have them at Epaulet, ground zero for all Melissa shoes, though.

The only annoying thing about Melissa shoes is that they do not have half sizes. And I'm of course between sizes on some of the shoes. Thus these purple flats, in contrast to the pair of Melissa flats I already own, are ever too slightly too big. However, I've learned the hard way that shoes even a touch too small will never, ever work. We'll see about a touch too big. I think those do actually work sometimes. This is the Night flat, and they were going fast. $25.

I seem to have this weird thing going where people undercharge me at sample sales. Last week I got three things for $10 at the Cynthia Steffe sale instead of three things at $10 EACH, and no, I did not alert the cashier to the error. This is the Desire shoe -- so effin' cute! I got it for $25 although you may have to pay $35 if you go. Which you totally should!

The sale is at 520 W. 27th Street, suite 601. The staff is really nice, offering to get you different sizes from the back, and they have sake and stuff if you would like to partake!

I'm actually for once sort of glad it looks shitty out today so I can wear my new plastic shoes. One of the FIVE SIX* pairs of rubber shoes I now own. (What????)

*Just realized: I also bought these vintage jellies (more clear than the gold they appear here) a week or two ago.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rock & Roll Jewelry by Mollie Dash

Mollie Dash's latest collection of jewelry has a great Rock & Roll feel to it. The mixed metals, and mesh chains give the pieces a lot of texture and movement. Visit Mollie Dash to see the entire collection.