Manspiration – Delfina Deletterez Jewellery

March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Photos courtesy of: delfinadelettrez.com

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Big in Japan – Walter Steiger “Ishi” wedge

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

Walter Steiger “Ishi” wedge for Albert Kriemler’s Akris Spring/Summer 2011 collection. The wedge is inspired by Kriemler’s recent trip to Japan, as “ishi” is Japanese for “stone”. Walter Steiger was inspired by “the sensation of standing without shoes on a round stone”.

Photos courtesy of  style.com & rawshoes.wordpress.com

Big Productions – Thierry Mugler A/W 2011/12 Women’s Collection

March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

via: coutequecoute.blogspot.com/

Cindy – Future Claw #5, 2011

February 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Cindy Crawford photographed by Andrew Macpherson for Future Claw #5

Survival of the Fittest – Brooke Shields for Calvin Klein Jeans, 1980

February 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

Lobster Dress – Elsa Schiaparelli Summer/Fall 1937

January 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Wallis Simpson photographed by Cecil Beaton, 1937

 

White and red silk organza lobster print evening dresses by Elsa Schiaparelli, hand-painted by Salvador Dalí, 1937

Salvador Dali lobster telephone from 1936 that is supposed to have inspired the dress pattern

 

 

The lobster dress was infamously worn by Wallis Simpson, the Duke of Windsor’s wife, who was the reason he was no longer King of the United Kingdom.  She was photographed in the dress by famed photographer Cecil Beaton.

The placement of the lobster on the ‘virginal’ white dress has always caused a stir for it’s sexual innuendo, and when worn by a woman many blamed for seducing, latching on to, and not letting go of the future King, the dress became symbolic for many and as infamous as she had become.

It is rumored that Dali wanted to apply real mayonnaise to the lobster on the dress but that Schiaparelli objected.

text via www.italophiles.com

Love for Fabric – Skinny LaMinx yardage

January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Heather Moore lives and works in Cape Town. She designs and illustrates upholstery fabrics and more for her own brand, Skinny LaMinx; fabrics above from Orla and Sevilla Rock collections.

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