Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ever since I found All Saints a few years ago on one of my trips home to the UK, I've been in love with their clothing. I'm so happy that they have done this as part of their current campaign, the work that goes in to an embellished item like this is amazing and should truly be appreciated & treasured for what it is. Part of the reason why I started this blog was to document on my desire to reduce my clothing consumption, and also my exploration and learning in fabrics, construction and garment care. I wish it was possible to know more about garments before purchasing them - hopefully one day!
Anyone else who finds this interesting should really read "To Die for: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World" by Lucy Siegle. It absolutely changed the way I think and feel for this industry. I will definitely be doing some more posts on it in the future.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Why is it that after hating your hair for several weeks and finally deciding to go for a new cut, your hair decides to play nice and become perfect the day before your appointment? Now I don't know what to do! Tempted to chop it and go for something similar to Bingles new 'do. Its not too much of a drastic change really, mine is similar but just a bit longer but it will feel nice to have all those dead ends chopped off!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
London has been declared as the world's top fashion capital of 2011, and this has only served to remind me how much I love this city! I'm heading back over at the end of the year for a few days between spending Christmas in Glasgow with my family (where I call "home"), and then Paris for NYE with my parents as that is where they live. Fingers crossed for the right amount of snow, enough to be romantic, but not to be snowed in or out! I have trains to catch! I've been flirting with the idea of moving back over to Europe lately, either London to look for similar work as to what I am doing in Australia or going to learn French full time in Paris. The only thing holding me back is my job, I love my little work family too much! Some decisions that should be so easy are often the hardest!
Sources: Tumblr, Fashion Toast, Google Images
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Susan Scafidi, director of Fordham University's Fashion Law institute told WWD, "Louboutin stands to lose so much. This is identity theft for him. Those red soles are almost as recognisable as his name. The philosophical question is, if it doesn't have a red sole, is it a Louboutin? If the shoe has house designs on it, yes, but the question is, will the public see it that way?"
What do you think? Although its undeniable that Louboutin makes amazingly beautiful shoes, I think a significant percentage of the business must come from people who buy them purely for that famous red sole. The main thing that bothers me is that this is skirting on a very serious issue - can colour be 'owned'? If Louboutin loses this, what does that mean for other brand-colour associations - Tiffany Blue, Hermes orange, Dairy Milk purple? How will this hurt the heritage & integrity of the brand? You can read the full article at Vogue UK.