I like to think of myself as someone that is fashion forward but I couldn't help myself when it was recently announced that archeologist had found a bra and panties that dates to the 15th century. The discovery was made in a hidden vault in the Lengberg Castle, Austria. What is interesting about this discovery is that until recently it was thought that the brassiere was a modern invention. It wasn't until 1912 that the bra was massed produced, prior to that the corse
t was widely used.
15th Century Bra found in Lengberg Castle, Austria
In addition to finding a bra that is similar to one that women used today, archeologist also found underwear that resemble the a bikini bottom.
So much of what Steve Jobs did or designed became iconic, from the first Macintosh to the first Apple commercial to even his signature uniform, a black mock turtle neck, Levi's jeans, and tennis shoes. St. Croix is making a $20 donation for every black mock shirt purchased through October 16, 2011.
Steve Jobs and St. Croix Black Mock
I recently spotted this image of Chewy Vuitton, and image of the Chewbacca character from Star Wars in a Louis Vuitton pattern. I love the juxtaposition of a fashionista wookie but I'm reminded of how Louis Vuitton doesn't appreciate art that uses the likeness of its products. Several years ago, Louis Vuitton sued
and won against artist Nadia Plesner who created a political piece about the genocide in Darfur. The artwork by Nadia Plesner had images of Paris Hilton and Britney Spears alongside with starving children in Darfur holding a bag that resembles a Louis Vuitton bag.
If you are not familiar with Reddit, I would describe it as an online social bookmarking community. It’s not entirely different that Digg or Delicious except that it is has been built around a strong community. On Reddit, the community that start any number of subreddits around a particular theme. Popular subreddits include Pics or World News. I visit Reddit on a daily basis and it has a strong number of fashion related subreddits. For any fashionista redditor I would recommend the following subredits.
For any guys who are looking for the perfect sexy Valentine’s Day gifts for their sweetie, look no further. There is a luxury lingerie boutique that is popular among celebrities, called Kiki de Montparnasse (with U.S. locations in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York) that have the perfect luxury erotic gifts for that special woman in your life.
Below are some totally haute finds for Valentine’s Day that will definitely impress your sweetie.
Pearl Necklace Restraints, $2400
French Lesson Panty Gift Set, $295
Heart Panty, $175
Are you looking for hot shoes to enhance your Spring wardrobe??! !Watch out, because we have found some haute shoes unlike any others in your closet!
The Calvin Klein “Fish Skin shoes” may not compare to your favorite pair of Louboutin‘s but you have to admit, these are absolutely to die for!
If the CK Fish Skin shoes are not for you; we are sure you will love these Christian Louboutin. With these adorable Toutenkaboucle Buckle Sandals you will be standing 6″ taller and looking haute in pink! There is no better way to pump up your Spring wardrobe this season.
Michelle Obama has received a tremendous amount of attention for her sense of fashion even before assuming her title as The First Lady. Michelle did not receive the most positive attention at the events following the inauguration. We will never forget that dreadful Jason Wu gown she wore at the Neighborhood Ball. Today, we are taking to celebrate Michelle Obama bringing the glamor back to The White House; we are very excited to see Michelle Obama’s style continue to evolve. This week we were especially impressed with her total look; even her hairstyle looks fabulous and it frames her face perfectly!
Kanye West is known for being a talented musician and producer, and perhaps for his eccentricities. Over the last month, Kanye West has become a total fashionisto with his trend-setting fashion; we could not pass up the opportunity to give him kudos for his look. Of course Kanye has always had his own great sense of style, but he looks more comfortable and confident than ever.
We love his use of colors, accessories, and how unpredictable Kanye’s fashion selection can be. He’s a man comfortable in his own skin and he believes in his fashion choices and that’s what we love more than anything.
Perhaps performing at the VMAs helped put many things in perspective in his life. We think he realizes everyone is over the whole Taylor Swift drama, it wasn’t a big deal in the first place. We applaud Kanye for rising from the ashes and coming out on top as usual. More than ever, his fans can feel his explosive energy that he puts in his music in his fashion. We are hoping to see Kanye create a fashion line.
If you’re the true fashion fanatic who wants everything top of the line, you must enter the world of exclusive shopping clubs or “invitation only shopping”. There are three websites that offer members access to fashion from some of the world’s hottest designers at reduced prices. These websites are selling second rate designer fashions like many retailers. They are offering fashions that are fitting of the quality that many of Hollywood’s elite are wearing. I bet many of A-listers shop on these websites. These websites come highly recommended by fashion magazines such as InStyle Magazine. If anyone is interested in becoming a member, post a comment with your email address, and you will be personally invited to these sites . There are also invite links available for some of the sites. I have personally shopped at all of the sites, there is a rating for each site. Enjoy!
******= Excellent; timely deliveries, excellent selection, fabulous deals
****= Good selection; decent variety; good deals
***= Decent selection, lacks variety, worth checking out; good deals
**= good merchandise, “an okay place to shop every blue moon”.
*= Check out every once in awhile for a good deal.
All of these sites sell men’s, women’s, and childrens clothing and accessories, on occasion they are known to have some decor for the home. Gilt Groupe has added Gilt City to their collection; a new site to experience the best of some of the metropolitan cities in the U.S. We’ve seen VIP passes to awards shows, top rated restaurant experiences, and more!!!
Since spring has officially arrived, it’s time to make sure that you have accessories in your closet that will keep you in style. This spring, accessories are more important than the outfit you’re wearing. Your outfit will look incomplete unless you wear accessories to complete the look. This spring the best accessories are over-sized sunglasses, cocktail rings, necklaces, and scarves. In terms of colors expect to see full and vibrant colors.
Silk Scarves are the perfect way to dress up a plain outfit. This spring it is important to make sure you are accenting your outfits with bright colors (such as fuchsia, turquoise, orange, green, and yellow). There different ways to tie your scarves, I highly recommend searching for a website that gives provides you with a photo or video tutorial of how to tie your scarves so that you can look picture perfect.
There is no better way to make a fashion statement or protect your eyes from the sun than to wear over-sized sunglasses. Not only do celebrities wear over-sized sunglasses but you will see your best friend wearing them this spring; please do not make the mistake of missing out on this trend. It really does not matter if you purchase high-end or low-end a sunglasses, please remember is to make sure they are in good taste.
Cocktail rings are a great accessory item for going out with friends or a significant other. I do not recommend them for work; however, I would find them appropriate for school for high school or middle school students. All colors and varieties seem to be in fashion, the more elaborate the more fashion forward you will appear.
Necklaces are important to wear for any occasion; this spring plan to wear a variety of necklaces to update your wardrobe. Necklaces seem to really make outfits stand out; it does not really matter if you are out with friends or in a business meeting because necklaces are a must have item for everyone. The one thing everyone must be cautious of is making sure that the necklaces are appropriate for the occasion.