SILVIA HAS SPENT YEARS IN THE FASHION WORLD WORKING WITH BOUDICCA IN LONDON, AND SEVERAL UP AND COMING BRANDS IN NEW YORK.
KATRIN ON THE OTHER HAND HAS A LENGTHY BACKGROUND IN THE GRAPHIC DESIGN WORLD CREATING TEXTILES FOR THE LIKE OF JUST CAVALLI, HEATHERETTE AND CALVIN KLEIN.
TOGETHER THEY HAVE FORMED 'PEPPER AND PISTOL', A WOMEN'S WEAR LINE FOCUSING ON CUSTOM PRINTS AND FEMININE CUTS CREATED WITH SHINY SOFT SILKS, AIRY VOILES AND JERSEYS - ALL WITH A DEFINITE LOVE FOR DETAIL AND FINISH.
THE NAME PEPPER AND PISTOL DERIVES FROM A GERMAN TALE THAT IS BOTH SCARY AND AMUSING AND REFLECTS THE FACT OF COMBINING TWO DIFFERENT ELEMENTS:
FASHION + GRAPHIC TO TRIGGER SOMETHING NEW AND WICKEDLY WONDERFUL."
Ashlee Dupree, infamous call girl, made a splashing public display of her assets last week, when being photographed as she was hotel hopping, boutique shopping with a married men. Her public persona has grown to the point of creating interest in the very few things that make all this "pretty" or even "safe". She is even being offered a 2 million dollar contract for a reality show.
I do not judge her career choices, but I do find extremely interesting that she would totally pass as any other trophy wife when it comes to fashion. -perhaps, making her an equal in materialistic terms-
In fact she has a very typical NewYorker sensibility for "sexy"...
-In my opinion equally trampy-
In these images there is a comparison of the wife of the married men (TJ EARLE) and Dupre. Who will win the war of skin showing heeled angst, mares in full display of attributes.
This affair seems to be in its early stages and I'm enjoying the fashion statements/war with the "respectable" women in here social scope of action. If it wasn't for the flashy humorous fashion, all this would be just ugly.
Here is is the lovechild of this two creative minds collaboration.
She kept the LV wholesome identity, to the point of redundancy.... Like the idea, still don't like the very boring monogram bag.
"Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton Artistic Director, who has long been an admirer of Comme des Garçons, comments: "It is impossible to overstate Rei Kawakubo's influence on modern fashion. I find it wonderful to think that, thirty years ago, this immense talent, someone who has inspired so many others, was inspired by Louis Vuitton, and now that inspiration has now been realized."
Yves Carcelle, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, says: "This project not only brings a new meaning to luxury, but also speaks volumes about how the know-how and heritage of Louis Vuitton have always been perceived in Japan, including by its foremost designers. We are very proud to have been able to help Rei Kawakubo relive her memories in such an original and creative way."
Rei Kawakubo, President of Comme des Garçons, says: "These are party bags to celebrate the 30 years of Louis Vuitton in Japan. In designing them, I have kept Louis Vuitton's traditional concept as it is, but sometimes two handles become one, sometimes two handles become eight... It has been a remarkably exciting opportunity for me to have been able to participate in Louis Vuitton's traditional design and heritage.""source
Riggs has a bast array of haunting blues like melodies though... This video is an example of his hardcore edge, displaying the energy of this man...but he has a deep soulful sound; definitely a new classic.
" Deadboy & the Elephantmen was a Houma, Louisiana based indie rock band fronted by Dax Riggs, the primary songwriter, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Their music is difficult to classify, though influences from alternative rock, goth rock, blues-rock, grunge, and post-punk are audible. In its most popular incarnation, the band was made up of Riggs and Tessie Brunet, and signed a three-record deal with Fat Possum Records in 2005. For the latter part of 2005 and most of 2006 they were on the road touring, but near the end of 2006 Brunet left the band for undisclosed reasons. The band announced its official end on April 16, 2007.
Riggs played guitar and handled lead vocals. Brunet played drums and sang backup. Deadboy marked her first time playing in a band."
Interesting set of videos for Gucci, my favorite element is the music. The woman having a provocative rendezvous with an inanimate armor (maybe a new giagantic purse) is really funny. Nice transitions, and nice promotional piece.
"Byredo is a Stockholm-based newcomer onto the perfume scene as a brand founded by Ben Gorham, a graduate of the Stockholm Art School and an ex-student of interior design. Acting as creative director for the new line, he has assembled the talents of perfumers Olivia Giacobetti, Jérôme Epinette, and Michel Almairac to compose a collection of five fine fragrances, six home fragrances - and drawing on his love for interior decoration - one for boutique hotels.
The five Eaux de Parfum are titled Green, Rose Noir, Gypsy Water, Pulp, and Chembur. Says Gorham,"I have always been fascinated by the world of fragrance and its effects on my memories and impressions. Through BYREDO I want to communicate my own personal experiences - to contribute to an almost collective memory of time and place. I also believe in a modern approach without loosing olfactory techniques - of simply bringing together the best of old and new." ....."
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