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10.18.2010 | |

While scanning around the world wide web ..

Karl Lagerfeld's Own Private Island - Isla Moda

10.13.2010 | |

Just about everyone is reporting today that Karl Lagerfeld is Designing his own island- The Isla Moda.. in english translates to The Fashion Island.

The Chanel Designer has teamed up with prestigious Miami-based architecture firm Oppenheim and the KOR hotel group to create the man-made island situated 20 km off the coast of Dubai.

I cannot wait for this to be completed. The date for the final touches has not been totally disclosed but it has been said it should be completed by 2014

So whats soo cool about the island?

The resort complex will comprise three luxury hotels, 150 residential villas and a host of chic boutiques. Inspired by the floating palaces of India and cruise ships, Karl's new venture will be the first ever fashion island.

I know there will be a frenzy of designer brands and designing houses wanting a piece of lot . After all you do need money to make money.

Karl Lagerfeld’s flair of combining avant-garde and haute couture will blueprint the isle of inspiration.

The metamorphosis of art and beauty is my passion. The discovery of contemporary mediums of expression has allowed me to pursue my interest in art, beauty, architecture and progressive cultural exchange,” said Karl Lagerfeld. “Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world. The city is alive with culture and rich in personailty, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom,”

Watch Karls Meeting with CEO of building company

Latimes.com Image section

Chilean Miners Will Be Rescued Wearing $450 Oakley Shades!

10.12.2010 | |

All eyes are on the the Chilean Miners at this very moment. I saw this article posted by one of my friends on facebook.com Valentin Gacon and I believe this has to do with fashion, and not only that but this is fashion at its best ... Serving for a good cause.

The Telegraph.co.uk has reported that:

"The miners will emerge wearing the sunglasses, donated by the American company, Oakley, which will provide 100 per cent protection from ultraviolet light. Medics have warned of damage to the miners' retinas when they reach daylight after so long underground. The men will also be given medication to protect against common germs to which they have become unaccustomed after so long underground."

So now lets go into detail what and how much these glasses are worth.

So they are $450 a pair x 33 miners =$ 14850

I love that Oakley has done this. No one asked them to, and for them to take it upon themselves to do it, serves a great human like purpose for the company. Also I must say they have a great marketing staff because this also is a fantastic way to show the world " Hey look! Our sunglasses are so good, this is what they are made for, for protecting sensitive eyes from UV lights."


  • Oakley HDPolarized -Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet with greater than 99% polarization efficiency (optional)
  • Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 8.75 base lens curvature
  • Optical precision and impact resistance that meets or exceed Z87.1 optical and high impact standards
  • Comes standard with Oakley HYDROPHOBIC™/Oleophobic anti– smudge lens coating on all lens options
  • UV protection of PLUTONITE® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/UVB/UVC& harmful blue light up to 400nm
  • Patented XYZ Optics® for maximum clarity at all angles of vision
  • Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of Iridium lens coatings (optional)
To give you more of a visual of what all the specifications of the lens mean for the miners eyes Ive taken an example from oakley.com from the actual lens of the specific sunglasses the miners were given and its amazing what a difference these will make.

Naked Eye (Click to enlarge+)

With Oakley sunglasses.
Big Difference right!!

I must say ...

" Machinery used to in the rescue =Millions of dollars, Oakley sunglasses for 33 miners= $14850, The rescue of 33 miners alive after 69 days trapped underground= PRICELESS."

Telegraph.Co.uk Full Article
Voanews.com -Photographs

Let the Extravaganza Begin!

10.11.2010 | |

Fashion designers are known for their fashion looks.... of course .. however I've noticed for this spring 2011 many designers are no longer just settling to amaze buyers and followers with just your average runway ....

Why sit through a runway show and just look at tall amazon women walking through a white bland walkway....

The HERMèS S/S 2011 Paris Fashion Week
Jean Paul Gaultier's last collection for Hermes!


I love the idea of these huge productions, just for the fact that this is a vivid form of a concept/mood board and it does add to the feeling of the overall look and collection as a whole, and of course its all for the show even if it does only last for 4 minutes... LIVE FOR THE MOMENT OF IT!!.

Here are other amazing amazing breath taking runway shows that make me want to be in paris..like right now!


Alexander McQueen Kate Moss Hologram Runway show 2006

Chanel S/S 2011 - PFW

Im sure you will know whose collection this is..

Hoped you enjoyed!

Dress design for Shabby Apple dresses

10.06.2010 | |

Shabby Apple Dresses

Here are my Ideas and sketches for the new Spring 2011 line for Shabby Apple.
I hope you all like them.!

(+Click on any Image to Enlarge)

My inspiration was elegant garden parties, with amazing flower arrangements and beautiful flower bouquets, their aroma and another big inspiration was "Breakfast At Tiffany's". I wanted to take that "Little Black Dress" and reinvent it, and make it work with spring colors, make it pop and have a life of its own, at the same time maintain the simple elegant touch of something soo classic as that little dress, while keeping the Shabby Apple's womens' wants, likes, and needs in mind.

This is my line sheet. The Line sheet shows some specs of the above sketch, price points, fabrication information as well as line information and styles.

These are the color swatches of the actual fabric which is 100% cotton making it easy to machine wash, as well as inexpensive for production. The colors are from Lenzing 2011 spring pallet.

Design(s) I am Entering for Shabby Apple.

Design #1

Design# 2

Thank you so much for looking!

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Shabby Apple Dresses

Fashioning Fashion

10.02.2010 | |

Happening now and I urge everyone to go and visit Lacma...

Lacma has began to show case the amazing creations in detail from 1700-1915. Highlights include an eighteenth-century man's vest intricately embroidered with powerful symbolic messages relevant to the French Revolution; an evening mantle with silk embroidery, glass beads, and ostrich feathers designed by French couturier Émile Pingat and spectacular three-piece suits and gowns worn at the royal courts of Europe.

Not only will you see women and men's wear there is also children's wear which is also very significant. This is a huge opportunity to take advantage of specially for us fashion students that know very little about old sewing techniques or textiles that were only available in that time period... this does not only benefit fashion students do not get me wrong everyone should go and visit this awesome Exhibition, and to learn one or two things about the history of costumes and where all the new fashion is coming from.

Also while you are there take advantage and purchase the catalog which takes the best of the best of the exhibit:Luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring, and lush trimmings abound in this volume that celebrates the exhibition at LACMA.

And its onlyt $55.00!!

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Open Mon-Tue,Thu,Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm; Fri 12pm-9pm

GO ASAP!! [=