I don’t know why suddenly there are so many great movies to watch and fab books to read, but this is another post about a brilliant book I found while wandering through my local bookshop: “70s Style & Design” by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. “We wanted to explore the lesser know and in some cases forgotten designers of the decade,’ says Lutyens, ‘ without neglecting such perenially fascinating episodes of 70’s history, such as Biba and punk. A lot of looks that were born in the 70’s, such as the Debbie Harry/Fiorucci look became associated with the 80’s, because the mainstream was slow to catch up.’
The book is about 70’s cool (no synthetic fabrics, flares and the usual tat) and covers fashion, design, architecture, interiors and art. Divided into four themes: the pop movement and the rise of postmodernism; the Edwardian, 20’s and 30’s revivals; the back to nature movement and finally the decade’s avant-garde movers and shakers.
Expect images from the designs of Alan Aldridge, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Daniel Hechter, Jean Paul-Goude, Barbara Hulanicki, Laura Ashley, Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
Buy it here or here.
Right now I´m in the middle of becoming a Visual Merchandiser for Swedens most famous fashion store. The training takes 3 months, and I’m being trained by Peter, and Tamara in Utrecht. A few weeks back Tamara came to work having the most wonderfull necklace around her neck (well where would you put a NECKlace anywhere besides your neck, as that’s where it’s made for right?).
Turned out the necklace she was rocking is from a brand that is her friends company: Toois.nl!
It’s a super cool brand, that even has exclusives (one of a kind, one piece ever produced items!).
They have adult jewerelly:
And Name Jewellery, where you can have your name necklace!
so go and check out www.toois.nl
I dont remember if this was posted about already or not, but its defenitly worth taking a second look at lookbook.nu
Lookbook.nu stands for:
The internet’s largest source of fashion inspiration from real people around the world.
HYPE the looks you like to make them HOT, or post your own! learn more »
LOOKBOOK.nu is an invite only community.
Its absolutly amazing to look at the website and see the peopl that post there! Great photo’s, great looks, so much inspiration!!!
You can select pictures by country, or just daily updated!
GO!!! And lookbook yourself!
Today I took a look at www.goop.com, the website from colleague blogster Gwyneth Paltrow. Most of her posts didn’t get me very excited (like recipes…..), but some posts were actually interesting. There’s a post about the favorite movies from people like Steven Spielberg and Sofia Coppola, so the next time I go to the video store, I will definitely use their tips.
Another post is about Gwyneth giving fashion advice. None of it is revolutionary, her advice is very simple but in a good, “usefull for every day” kind of way. Just switch the designer names for your regular high street stores.
Check out her outfits (and the lovely pleated hair):
All pictures from www.goop.com
It’s spring! Well sort of….there’s a bit of sun and I don’t need to wear gloves, hats and wooly scarves anymore. Anyway it means that normal people start wearing spring clothes: lighter fabrics, brighter colours, floral prints, etc. But all I can think of is that I desperately, utterly, immediately need a pair of black leather shorts…….
I’m afraid that finding the right pair will be a “mission impossible”. I don’t want the “gay bar” type of shorts, they shouldn’t be too oversized and they should have the perfect fit. But I’m not going to give up! Look how great these shorts are!
Chloë Sevigny looking perfect in her own design (Opening Ceremony)
Betsey Johnson Fall 2008
Vintage pair from painfullyhip.com
Worn with an oversized t-shirt
Christian Cota Fall 2009 Ready to Wear
These are the pair of my dreams……..
Red high waisted ones from Chloé Spring 2009 Ready to Wear
Also Betsey Johnson
Miss Sixty Fall 2009 Reay to Wear. Too short for me, but I like the zippers and the shirt.