weeo-weeo fashion faux pas!

Noone with a common fashion sense liked Crocs in the first place but, if any of you have seen the most hideous combination created since peanut butter and jelly you will stand behind me to say that Uggs mixed with Crocs is a horrible idea. I really hope that trend doesn’t catch on. Especially since Cruggs sounds like some horrible new STD. I can totally see it.

second time around

For the second time in my life I am pressed to make one of the most difficult fashion decisions women worldwide face….the wedding dress.  I’ve made my choice and today commissioned someone to make this dress for me:

This simple yet elegant cowl neck dress has lower draping in the back and will be made of double sided liquid silk.  I’ve chosen ivory because ivory is more flattering than white on my complexion and with five children following me down the beach to my ex-husband, new groom, white would be uh laughable. 

This week I will hire a personal trainer who has absolutely no compassion or tolerance for excuses I have some serious arm work, and who am I kidding, ab work to do. 

the fragrance I absolutely despise

Comment by Trinity

October 9, 2007 @ 11:56 am

Yeah there is a couple of those Dior Poisons. Original was Poison. There is also Hypnotic, Midnight and Pure followed suit somewhere along the line. All as horribulus as the other! They make me sneeze.

they grew on me

Occasionally I can be swayed.  This was one of those times.   I first noticed spectator shoes about two weeks ago on the feet of the autumn eager, I was unmoved.  But I woke up this morning with an eagerness to own.  I was probably exposed to subliminal branding, maybe on the subway — who knows.  So, compliments of Zappos my frenzied state will be eased on Monday.  Say hello to my new friend Stuart Weitzman.

Personally, I can’t think of a better shoe to go with my oversized tweed menswear trousers….can you?

Hear About Hearwear Wear?

I came across this in LA recently. Didn’t know what it was at the time, but a bit of Googling resolved the issue.

It’s HearWear, and they say: “wearable visual reflection of your auditory surroundings. It perceives sound levels and uses a scale of lights to reflect amplitude in clothing or accessories. The level of light depends on the level of sound; the louder it is, the more your apparel lights up.“

And then: “The electronics are seamlessly integrated in the wearable design – the sound-detecting sensor is subtle and unnoticeable, and the LEDs and electro-illuminating wire are embroidered in the transluscent textile. The developed system can be applied to any wearable items – be it skirt, bags, T-shirts, jackets, pants and belts.“

I quite like the idea, but I’m a little concerned I’d be confused for a traffic light, or for a neon sign outside a 7-Eleven! You?

Launch of Zune 2.0

Well it’s not really called that, but it’s not wrong to dub it such. Microsoft released the new-look Zune today, and it’s looking pretty good, but with the latest changes to the iPod (iPod touch and iPod nanos), it’s unlikely it’s going to be an iPod killer over the Christmas period.

Still, Microsoft >are< making some positive waves at last, especially in light of the battering Apple is taking this last week over the iPhone firmware updates, and how it’s alienating its fans.

happy anniversary hello divorce

This weekend I celebrated my 11th and final anniversary with my husband.  For our final anniversary weekend we had romantic dinners, sex marathons and I received this:

We have been seperated for some time and the divorce is already in progress.  But life has a way of twisting and turning and we have found the path back to each other.  So now we are divorcing and committed to remarrying each other.  This time on a beach in St. Marteen — attended by our children, friends and family.  So without obsessing much, I am on the hunt for a wedding dress for my second marriage.   Designers anyone?

Dangling Devices

I really really really hate those little dangling devices that people who should be old-enough-to-know-better have hanging off their mobile phones. I can handle kids having them, even I had a childhood – but 50 year old French women should know better – and moreso because she’s my neighbour! I saw her today with something resembling these. I nearly topped her!

Icelandic fashion #1 Spaksmannsspjarir

Iceland is known for its unique landscape, midnight sun, aurora borealis, volcanos, thermal pools and so on. This, presumably, creates an inspiring atmosphere for young designers.

You can see and feel the nature in most of the creations from Iceland, both musical and design-wise.

Soo… I thought it might be nice to show you some of the Icelandic’s greatest fashion designers.

This photo illustrates work from a design team called Spaksmannsspjarir (”wiseman’s clothes”). They offer a wide range of clothes for women, in all shapes and sizes. You can go to their shop and choose a look and they will costume-make items for you if necessary.

I like.