Monthly Archives April 2012
Bottega Veneta is the latest fashion house to venture into the realm of personalization, with the launch of a sitewhere fashionistas can create their personalized piece and adorn the latest accessories collection with their initials. Available through the online store only.
You can select from a range of small leather goods, shoppers, wallets, cases, and a belt. For men, items include a tote, a cross-body bag, two wallets, and a belt. Once the product has been selected, a choice of four leather colors are available, while there are eight shades of lettering to choose from.
This year, Vogue.com, MetMuseum.org, and Amazon.com will all live stream the celebrities and designers walking into the museum from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on May 7. Fashion journalist and longtime Vogue contributor William Norwich and model Elettra Wiedemann will man the red carpet, interviewing notable attendees like Anna Wintour, Miuccia Prada, and Carey Mulligan.
Also, a little birdie told Fashionista.com that there will be some girly outfit coordination going on at this year’s Costume Institute Gala. The Vogue-hosted event will celebrate the opening of “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum and the Vogue editors, will be paying a little tribute to one of the exhibition’s subjects by following a strict dress code: they all have to wear pink.
So we have put together some pink outfits for “the Voguettes” to wear that night but we are sure that at the end, Anna will have to give the final approval!
The bra is the invention of two University of Washington juniors, Mariah Gentry and Kyle Bartlow. “From our own personal experience, we know that women hate taking purses to dances, bars or dance clubs. Leaving these items at home can pose a safety risk, but with JoeyBra women will never have to worry losing or damaging their valuables again,” the two say.
They came up with the idea after observing their female classmates at UW. “Purse-less and jacket-less, women migrate from party to party in an effort to find the best social scene — however, where do these ladies put their cellphones, IDs or keys when entering into a party or event space? At parties, there are no coat checks, so they resort to stuffing all of their items down the fronts of their dresses or holding items in their hands — classy right?”
Hence, the classy JoeyBra — right now being designed only in leopard print , and not yet available for purchase. It’s a one-stop pop to get to your stuff, although reaching under your arm to answer a phone call or text message is, er, awkward, and not recommended on first dates. Nor is dancing and perspiring heavily. While water is the enemy of every cellphone, sweat is not its friend, either, and with the phone being right under the armpit, well….
Like many aspiring entrepreneurs, Gentry and Bartlow have added the JoeyBra to Kickstarter, a crowdsourcing fundraising site, to get the bra made. A pledge of $30 gets you one JoeyBra, including shipping in the U.S. (international orders: add $25).
And, they are busy working on a sports version of the JoeyBra that will let the wearer hold a “key, ID, iPod or other small items while working out of running.” Added features, including “a waterproof pocket,” will come with future versions.
What do you think? We will wait for the waterproof one!
We are delighted to have* a (1) Kenway Wide Brim Loop Trim Hat & (1) Brooke Cut Out Detail Buckle Skinny Leather Belt from Reiss to give away to one lucky reader! Here’s what you’ve got to do to enter:
You have until midnight EST on Sunday, May 13th, 2012 to enter!!! We’ll draw one winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to U.S. and European residents only. Please read our disclosure* below for rules. Good luck!