29.3.10

Lunettes de soleil ♥♥♥

Should we thank the Inuit, the early Roman or the Chinese for the world's first sunglasses ? Sunglasses have sure come a long way!

Inuit people wore flat ivory "glasses," that was created from bone, leather or wood with small slits see through in order to block the bright spring sunlight. This example was made from walrus ivory and dates back to between 1200 AD / 1600 AD. They are now in the collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

There is a rumor that the Roman emperor Nero enjoyed watching gladiator fights through polished gems.

In China, sunglasses were used in the twelfth century or even earlier.
Chinese judges used the smoky quartz glasses to hide their facial expressions when they interrogated witnesses.

Sunglasses then became THE popular item that they are today when Sam Foster introduced them to America in 1929. He sold his sunglasses on the boardwalk of the Atlantic City and the New Jersey beaches! It only took a few Famous movie stars and sexy musicians to wear sunglasses.. it became the "cool" thing to wear, even when not sunny or indoors. In my opinion, you don't look cool wearing sunglasses indoor. You just look confuse!



Some sunglasses that caught my attention:



Be careful.. you don't wanna sit on theses $15,000 Platinum Bentley Sunglasses! I am definitely to clumsy to ever do such a purchase! Each pair will be individually numbered and can also be engraved with owner’s name and / or Bentley model number. Prices will range from about $1,900 for the silver palladium version and $5,500 for the 18 carat gold all the way up to $15,000 for the platinum model.




These sunglasses also protect the third eye.. the brain!
http://www.mykita.com/eyewear/



3.1 phillip lim “Donahue” Glasses for Spring 2010
http://www.31philliplim.com/






The Duo designer Bless Spring/Summer 2010 “Picture” Sunglasses and the Fringe Glasses.. I really LOVE theses! You have seen Beyonce rocking theses in the Diva music video. $273



I am in LOVE with the idea behind these aviator sunglasses from iwood! The perfect pair for me would be a combination of gold and wood. Perhaps a gold fine frame with a thinner wood frame inside. Just more feminine! Theses are handmade from harvested wood, and the temple and lenses are imported from Italy. $350
http://iwoodecodesign.com/



The Barracuda Glasses Women's Sunglasses by A-Morir. $352
http://www.a-morir.com/


Really cool melting sunglasses by Anna Ter Haar seen on the Milan fashion week. $352
http://www.annaterhaar.nl/




Rgb rainbow glasses. Change The Color Of Your Glasses With Ink. These unique frames are designed by a Portuguese designer Luis Porem . It’s completely hollow to be filled with ink. Just don't get punch in the face! $700
www.luisporem.com



THE SIMPSONS.. longest-running comedy in TV history!

15 things you might not know about the world's most successful TV show!

28.3.10

Tom Binns Alice in Wonderland

I often say that jewelry has an amazing power when it's time to sparks an outfit missing that "je ne sais quoi"! Famous jewelry designer Tom Binns would surely agree with me on that one! You have seen many of his piece of art in all of the top fashion magazine and is only carried in the fanciest stores around the world. Some of his One of a kind vintage pieces can go for as much as $50 000!!!





Thankfully, his prices are a little more affordable for his latest obsession with the movie Alice in Wonderland. I must see the magic of Tim Burton on big screen! From the outrageous costumes, to the makeup and the really stunning Johnny Depp!

Here are
some of my favorites jewelry pieces inspired by the movie from many jewelry designers. A fabulous mixture of cuteness, childhood fantasies and truly a visual orgy for my eyes!

Tom Binns Multi-Layered Queen of Hearts Necklace $217
Tom Binns Alice Keyhole Necklace $155
Tom Binns Mad Hatter Wrap Bracelet $178
Disney Couture Alice In Wonderland Roses Are Red Necklace $879
Disney Couture Alice In Wonderland Open For Choice Necklace $579

20.3.10

DSquared2: The twins behind the label



The legend of Dean and Dan began in Willowdale, Ont. From a family of five sisters and two brothers, the twins were the self-confessed “strange ones in the family.” The fun-loving Canadian identical twins first moved to Toronto when they ware 14 . Fashion was already their exit strategy in life! Then moved to Milan and conquer our fashion-hungry hearts! Yes, Italy over New York city . They wanted to be different and their hard work paid off. There is no designer like DSquared2!

14.3.10

Fashion challenging the conventional


Martin Margiela is a Belgian fashion designer, one of my favorite and a very interesting man. He has never been photographed and never given an interview to the press. He now lives in Paris while his collections are produced in Italy. He was selected by Hermes to design for the Parisian fashion house well known for high quality luxury goods and a timeless aesthetic. What else can you expect from 10 years of designing his own collection and several collections under his own name. Fashion challenging the conventional. LOVE HIM!



I MUST have theses Tortoise shell SUNGLASS ! $590



Very stylish TABI SANDAL will add creative touch into your everyday wardrobe. $580.00



Limited to 600 worldwide, this RUBY HELMET is inspired by graffiti on the Maison’s actual window. $1,195.00


Elephant Dung Heels - No thanks but interesting!

Elephant Dung Heels -- Look Like You Stepped in Something!


Image Source Both: http://www.insaland.com


These 10-inch stiletto heels, created by a London artist/mysterioso were commissioned by the Tate as part of a series of design “responses” to a recent exhibit by Chris Ofili. He is a painter who smeared elephant manure on his controversial 1996 piece, The Holy Virgin Mary. Chris won a Turner Prize with 'The virgin Mary' made up of black porn magazine collage, oil paint, glitter, polyester resin and elephant dung on linen. Manchester born artist Chris Ofili uses very unique mixed media for his art..



Image source: Artthrob.co.za





12.3.10

Ellen SHAKES the muscles she's never used!

Ellen's always watching infomercials on the lookout next hot item -- and she thinks she may have found it! Watch as she introduces you to the Shake Weight!

Be productive at work with the Hawaii Chair!

http://www.infomercial-hell.com/blog/2007/10/26/no-the-hawaii-chair-is-not-dumb-at-all/
What a boon to productivity!
LMAO!

Ellen using the Hawaii Chair, very hilarious

11.3.10

Twosome ring-me!

I believe that a stunning piece of jewelry is sometime all you need for that unexpected occasion! I really like Erica Anenberg collection. Edgy, unique and full of personality! Although she has fabulous necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.. I am obsess with her Twosome rings! www.ericaanenberg.com