Designers #2 Manolo Blahnik

Comment by Trinity

September 13, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

just slightly off topic but still talking shoes! and expensive ones at that. Last week in London, Harrods hired an Egyptian Cobra to patrol the shoe counter, well to patrol a pair of ruby, sapphire and diamond entrusted Rene Caovilla sandals at their London launch. 120,000 dollars a pair, over 70/80 thousand euro! feck! Well I guess advertisers and photographers made their mooola that day 🙂

that man closed the show

Last night, on Day 4 of Fashion Week the Man himself closed the show to mulitiple standing ovations.

Ralph Lauren.  Ahem, fellow New Yorker Ralph Lauren.  His show stopping 40th Anniversary Collection left not a dry panty in the house.  Trust.

Here are a few of my favs:

The Man Himself:

And while Ralph Lauren closed the show last night….we still have 4 more days of runway left!  Squee

PlusDeck Ex brings memories back…

Back in 1980’s when I was a kid and there was a limited use of video cameras (cos the video tapes were expensive) our parents used to record me and my brother’s conversations on audio cassettes. Later, in primary school when we got our first HI-FI player and Walkmans we used to play with our friends – record our singing and stories. Even play cassettes from New Kids on the Block or Madonna. There I’ve said it! I’ m sure you did that too but you are to embarrassed to admit it, ;)!

Nowadays we have CD’s, DVD’s, mp3, mp4s players,…Ipod’s and I can’t remember the last time I held a cassette in my hand. I don’t even own a cassette player from, ehmmm… 1996!? Anyway, I would love to listen to those goofy tapes from the 80’s once again.

I saw a cool gadget in the newspaper this morning that combines old and new technology. It is called PlusDeck Ex from Korea’s BTO company.

It allows you to connect to your computer’s USB port and convert your old cassette tapes into MP3, WAV or OGG digital audio files (and vice versa, from computer to cassette tapes – if you still live in the past). It has and AM/FM tuner, blah, blah ecc. It looks cute and luxurious too. I have no idea when it is going to be shipped in Croatia…

My Guitar

When I look at my guitar, I feel a sense of pride because I am able to play this instrument. Not well but just alright. Just plucking the strings warms my heart and gives me peace. Listening to the sound from this beautiful instrument comforts my soul. That’s why whenever I’m feeling down or lonely, my guitar would be my friend. 🙂 That’s how I feel when I’m with my guitar.

Fashion Week

I was not as thrilled with day 2 of Fashion Week as I thought I might be. Miss Sixty — please God no. Color blocking and polka dots — personally I do not find that particularly flattering. Here are my favs from the runway:

Badgley Mischka — I love this one, because every New York woman deserves a Sunny Day Trench

This Karen Walker creation grows on me more and more as I look at the photo. Completely impractical for the City, but it’s megacute

The house that Bill Blass built knows a party dress. Yesterday’s collection is reminescent of a Robert Palmer video

Hopefully something spectacular will jump off the catwalk today.

Venexiana Stole My Heart

I’m not sure whose designs are being reported as stealing the show on Day 1 of Fashion Week, but I can say that Kati Stern did her thing and stole my heart. Here is my Venexiana fav:

and I must shout out Nicole Miller and her consistently feminine design:

and a special thank you to BCBG Max Azria. I was struggling with a paint choice for my living room — I now know that metallic silver and a cocoa brown can work — if the brown is minimized:

Well day 2 of fashion week began about 10 minutes ago — I don’t know about you, but I can not wait to see the designs popping off the runway. Tomorrow night, I will attempt to get into the Cellar — and discreetly photograph — ok, at 5′10″ discreet is not my forte, the fashion goobersnoopers.