Category Archives: Fashion Fix

If the shoe fits… buy it in every color

Strolling through Carnaby Street we stumbled upon these lovely pieces of eye candy at the London College of Fashion pop up exhibition showcasing the best emerging fashion design talent.

These beautiful must-have creations are by GeorgieBee, and although, sadly, the exhibition is now closed, we recommend keep an eye out for this shoe designer.

Another great new shoe designer to also emerge from LCF is Johnathon Leslie (see below). Do we see an new Nicholas Kirkwood in the making?

Lovebox street Sunday style

Natalie Massenet x BoF

FashAddict is over-estatic to announce that we will be attending Business of Fashion’s Natalie Massenet talk this week, held at Net-a-Porter’s Westfield offices.  Hosted by Imran Ahmed, founder and editor of BoF, the talk will allow the audience to ask Massenet questions about her life, career and her meteoric rise to success and wealth.

Earlier this year it was revealed that Massenet sold her stake in the online retail site for an estimated £350 million to the wiss luxury group, Richemont SA. Besides from the talk, we can’t wait for the amazing cityscape views from Net-a-Porter’s head offices.

See you soon Natalie!!

Photos: Drapers, BoF, Wiki Commons

Text: Osman Ahmed

Lovebox Saturday street style

Lovebox Friday street style

Hussein Chalayan Exhibition

A definite date for the diary this September is a solo exhibition from British designer Hussein Chalayan at the Lisson Gallery (Sept 08-Oct 02, 2010). A truly inspiring designer in a sea of typical catwalk looks; Chalayan pushes boundaries and his avant garde pieces could never be seen as clothes for the sake of clothes, they are always vehicles for his challenging and interesting concepts. An exhibition at an art gallery is perfect for Chalayan whose catwalk shows are often more reminiscent of art installations.

They combine incredible artistic concepts with amazing technological ideas and result in one-of-a-kind pieces that would be much more at home in an exhibition space than ever on the high street. Highlights from the designer’s prolific career include the wooden skirt which transforms into a coffee table from his A/W 2000 collection.

Also his spring 2007 bubble dress comprised of lots of plastic bubbles roughly resembling a mini-dress recently copied by Lady GaGa on her Fame Ball tour.

We can’t wait to see what the designer has up his sleeve for this gallery show.

Hussein Chalayan at the Lisson Gallery, NW1, Sept 08-Oct 02 2010.

Images: style.com, nymag.com 

Staying Cool in NY

Back in New York after a bit of a holiday, I found these stylish kids around town wearing their colors proud for the US of A’s Independence Day. Staying cool during the heatwave, I escaped for an afternoon ice cream at Lula’s, a must-stop for any visitor, and came across these amazing mitten-like shoes purchased in Tokyo. The perfect touch to complete the weekend’s “red white and blue” theme.

How to wear: Safari Shorts

Here’s our very own Fiona giving styling tips on how to work a pair of Va Vizuri Safari Shorts!

Everything included in this video is available both online and in store at the Mags & Pye Boutique

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“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky…”

Title quote from thinkexist.com. Said by Coco Chanel, 1883-1971, who ruled over Parisian Haute Couture for almost six decades.

Now and again we stumble across some fashion that is truly breathtaking; something that is not confined to the current trends of the high street or high fashion. Something so beautiful it is not subject to the bubble up effect of the street or trickle down effect of the catwalk for it could never be reproduced, a pure fantastical figment of the designers imagination come to life in one collection, and one collection only. It does not adhere to a set of rules of how to sell clothes in a failing economy, which, only too often, steal the spontaneity and creativity from clothes and replace them with words such as ‘wearable’, ‘versatile’, ‘trans-seasonal’. Couture is the one place this decadence and pure unadulterated excess still exists. The Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy Couture show for A/W 10, overwhelming in its detail, was one of those moments.

The collection’s dream-like quality is enhanced as it is seemingly impossible to ever be worn, first due to the weight of the garments so heavily embellished and secondly as this would mean someone would have actually had to of bought it. Comprised of degrade ostrich feathers, baboon fur, porcelain, silk duchess satin, pearls, Swarovski crystals and gold paillettes, how would a price ever be able to be put on such a dress?

Ricardo Tisci “claimed his inspiration was Frida Kahlo and her three obsessions: religion, sensuality, and, given the painter’s lifelong battle with spinal pain, the human anatomy.”

But instead of appearing somber the collection is delicate and romantic, if not a little bit intense. These are the dresses that keep fashion alive and remind us that, whatever our budgets, a girl can always afford to dream.  

Images: style.com

How to wear: Hareem Trousers

FashAddicts Fiona gives styling tips on how to wear Story of Lola Hareem Trousers.

All items featured are available on the website and in the Mags & Pye Boutique.

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