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fashion: the big 4 and milan is showing the rest of the world how its done.

24 Sep

If the barometer for next spring feels warm, then after the Prada show it just got positively tropical, because it feels like Miuccia got on a plane and went to Havana, though of course this being a Prada show it would have to be swinging 50’s Havana . . .

Only Miuccia Prada could attach a label like “minimal baroque” to a collection whose references ranged from hospital scrubs to seventeenth-century cherubs to Jazz Age superwoman Josephine Baker. Fishing around for an alternative to “fresh,” she herself came up with “brave, bold, and obvious”

Yup.  We live Prada.

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fashion: burberry sets the tone for spring by revsiting its past.

23 Sep

Christopher Bailey is like a kid in a candy store with a pocket full of change when looking through the Burberry archives, and he never tires of Burberry’s illustrious past. “We can translate everything so many times and it always feels different, depending on the mood of the moment,” the designer said, referencing the outfits Thomas Burberry designed for England’s first motorbike riders in the early 1900’s.

Heritage Biker was the name of the collection, but you have to wonder what the labels founder would have thought about Baileys models with their tiny little jackets, leather leggings, and eight-inch heels. That’s because form followed function for old Mister Burberry, whereas for young Master Bailey, form follows fashion. And fashion, as the designer saw it this season, meant a super-attenuated, super-sexy, super-skintight raid on the company heritage.

Rev your engines boys and girls because Burberry has set the tone for Spring, and it is going to be hot!


life: disney unveils latest addition to their world.

18 Sep

AP. is on full scale countdown to our holiday at Walt Disney World in May next year, which takes us over to the disney park blog for news of the release of the first lok at the latest additon to Disney World, the ‘art of animation’ resort.  Based around 4 classic Disney animated films: The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Disney·Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Cars, is scheduled to open in 2012 – check the home page here.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be a Disney Value Resort located near Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and ESPN Wide World of Sports. The resort is being built on the site of the once-proposed second phase of Disney’s Pop Century, another Disney Value Resort, called the Legendary Years.  There will be four courtyards, one for each movie, with icons and sculptures to complement the themes. Three pools – a main pool with bar and two quiet pools, a food court, game arcade and merchandise locations. The resort will also offer interior airline check-in stations, Sounds good to us . . .


fashion: the big 4 – london fashion fashion week is off the starter blocks.

18 Sep

Back to Selfridges.  AP. was given a special preview this week of the new shoe galleries at top London department store Selfridges which opened just ahead of the launch of London Fashion week, on Thursday night.

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The 35,000sqft gallerries play host to more than 55,000, yes FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND pairs of shoes, and for the Carrie Bradshaw’s out there thats a whole lotta shoe envy!  The galleries will retail 150 brands, with 30 brands creating exclusive ranges for Selfridges alone, and there are 11 designer boutiques from the likes of Christian Laboutin, Gucci, and Jimmy Choo dedicated to their footwear ranges, the Chanel area is modelled on Coco Chanel’s apartment in Paris.  “Imagine you are in a gallery”, Selfridges’ Director of Accessories Sebastian Manes, said to AP. “From the entrance you see a succession of doorways, and at the end a huge window flooding the space with daylight. Your journey begins at the front, with shoes from the best of the high street. Slowly you begin to travel through different galleries until you reach the end – the couture designer gallery, flanked by Chanel and Louboutin, and a vision of Eden – the new suspended garden at Selfridges. Shoe heaven!”

Check the full area by clicking here.

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