AAU Symposium, 4th May 2011

Symposium with honored guests Nathalie Rykiel, and Cathy Horyn, Moderated by Gladys Perint Palmer. Nathalie Rykiel was wearing black ensemble and looking very elegant in the interview by Gladys Perint Palmer. She is the daughter of Sonia Rykiel and the CEO and artistic director of house of Sonya Rykiel. She was talking about the independent … Continue reading

Beauty and Its Price

      The Universal Law of Beauty Many women are spending up to one-third of their income on looking good. From Report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there is total number of 12,633,384 cases of plastic surgeries going on in 2010, with total rise of 11% from 2009.  Not only women, among … Continue reading

“He who seeks beauty will find it “- Bill Cunningham

  Bill Cunningham, the original street style – fashion photographer for the New York Times is probably one of the most dedicated people in the industry. In the film Bill Cunningham New York, the day to day life of the 82 year old was documented. It was interesting to see how this old man can keep … Continue reading

The ‘Dandy’ and the Innovative Ideas Behind

      The Traditional Definition of Dandy Always staying in glamour, Dandy is that a man who pays great attention to dress and fashion and often dresses with an ornate style. The term was first introduced in the late 18 century, but became better defined in the early nineteenth century. Historically, the “Oscar Winning” … Continue reading

Celebrity Clothing Lines on the Rise

  In the past few decades we have seen the influence of celebrities in fashion. But nowadays it looks like the fashion world had been taken over by celebrities. We have been noticing a fad when it comes to Celebrities having their own clothing line. They use their fame and celebrity power to market their … Continue reading

Art Needs a Patron

The beauty has a price. The price tag of Haute Couture collections always make us faint. For Chanel 2011 Spring Couture collections, typical suit starts at approximately US$30,000 and those little embroidered black dresses at US$150,000. And that’s not the top ceilings, not friendly, is it? So the question is, “Does fashion worth the money?” … Continue reading

Formichetti & GAGA

Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga, and Sébastien Peigné combined forces to attract and delight audiences for the fall 2011 PARIS prêt-à-porter! Formichetti brought a collection that represented Lady Gaga’s lifestyle. Formichetti and Gaga are close acquaintances and consider themselves as each other’s best friend and collaborator. The singer song writer acted as the muse for Formichetti’s … Continue reading

“Fashion Fades, style is eternal” by YSL

Take a look at celebrities wearing various Converse sneakers. ******Converse Converse, it’s not just sneakers anymore…. They are more than just shoes, nostalgia, or fashion statement. More than sixty percent of all American own or have owned at least one pair of Converse sneakers. Isn’t it amazing? Joining Forces… The collaboration between menswear designer John … Continue reading

Minimalism, Luxury and Restraint

  (2011 Milan Fall RTW) I know it becomes a kind of Cliche. Most designers are trying hard to catch the train of minimalism since this word popped out. Everyone is standing on its side to stay on the fashion mainstream, but do we really understand what minimalism is? Then what are the deep symbolic … Continue reading