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Polka Dots-Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama

The LVMH group, house of luxury brands we all are familiar with, embrace Yayoi Kusama, the dot artist.

Luis Vuitton opens an inspired dot season by Yayoi Kusama.

Well, even Minnie Mouse will be happy wearing this 🙂 (This is my honest opinion)

Visit also the Yayoi Kusama exhibition at the Whitney Museum

http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/YayoiKusama

Links:

http://www.refinery29.com/yayoi-kusama-louis-vuitton-collaboration

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/21478/yayoi-kusama-for-louis-vuitton-infinitely-kusama.html

July 20, 2012 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Betty Boop for Lancome

July 9, 2012 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , | Leave a comment

Titanic real images and tableware

These are real images of the Titanic Liner 1912, no 3D film, nor Cannes Miniseries Premiere 2012.

The authentic images are best.

Authentic 1st class menu

First class menu recreated

http://nz.entertainment.yahoo.com/news/article/-/13395426/titanics-first-class-menu-recreated-in-hong-kong/

First class tableware

Plate in Wisteria pattern 1st class tableware

 

Luxury tableware:

http://www.luxuryandmoretravel.com/2012/04/titanic-china-tableware

Real facts about the Titanic:

http://cheddarbay.com/0000Tea/Titanic/ship/ship.html

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , | Leave a comment

Kirsten Dunst and Kate Moss photo shoot for Vogue

Marie Antoinette (2006 film)

Marie Antoinette (2006 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The film Marie Antoinette with Kirsten Dunst was long ago (2006) but still so trendy and she featured in Vogue magazine back then. Today Vogue featured Kate Moss at the Paris, Ritz hotel , and is so Marie Antoinette style too.

Both  photo shoots are great

Kate Moss at the Ritz Hotel, Paris for Vogue Magazine

Kirsten Dunst (Marie Antoinette) photo shoot for Vogue Magazine

http://youtu.be/dNyIUlra9LU

LINKS:

Kate Moss at the Ritz Slideshow:

http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/checking-out-kate-moss-at-the-ritz-paris/#1

More of Marie Antoinette:

https://bassia.wordpress.com/2011/01/13/sweet-and-beautiful-rococo/

April 4, 2012 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

About Color Palette Spring 2012

2012 is coming with a spectrum of fantastic colors, with fun names like “Tangerine Tango”, ” Solar Power” and many more, get used to them because you’ll see them all over.

Orange-Tangerine Tango

Tommy Hilfiger

Here are the top 4 must colors.

Tangerine Tango, declared the color of the year, a vibrant top color for this 2012 spring.

Bill Blass used the “Solar Power” color on some of his spring 2012 fashion designs.

Soladite is a beautiful blue stone, use it as bracelets and necklaces

Dior nail polish in “Pink Cabaret” color

Pantone is an authority when speaking about color, the fashion industry and many other color based industries depend on their charts (Pantone Matching System) for matching the exact colors in pigments and materials. But also brings us a spectrum of tones for us to enjoy.

Spring 2012 color chart

LINKS:

Bassia’s live video streaming

http://www.mycampage.com/bessy?mode=embed

Color Palette generators: very useful and user friendly for designers and artists.

http://mebassia.blogspot.com/2011/02/color-palettes.html

http://en.paperblog.com/a-look-into-the-spring-fashion-palette-playful-light-105175

http://www.pantone.com/pages/fcr.aspx?pg=20910&ca=4

March 10, 2012 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Window Shopping at Place Vendome

Place-vendome

Image via Wikipedia

Stop, seat, relax. Done with Christmas and Hannukah shopping, no?

 

Expensive shops are waiting for you at Paris, Place Vendome and feel happy we have 360 photo shooting already 🙂

http://www.360cities.net/image/img-498293

Place Vendome is also classified as a historical site and touristic spot.

Some of the luxury firm shops at site:

Boucheron, Chopard, Carvet, Chanel Boutique, Fred-Rolex, Giorgio Armani, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lanvin, Guerlain, Dior.

 

December 17, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Loving Pop Art by Yumiko Kayukawa

Yumiko Kayukawa I really admire her art work!!!! Manga illustration to the highest level of Japan-American Popular Contemporary Art, using acrylic and ink and achieving a stylish expression. Combining in perfect harmony tradition and pop on a canvas.

 

LINKS:

http://yumikokayukawa.blogspot.com/

http://www.wwagallery.com/

http://society6.com/yumikokayukawa

http://contourmagazine.com/2011/10/12/yumiko-kayukawa

November 19, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , | Leave a comment

White themed fashion for spring summer 2012

Armani 2012

Versace Spring/Summer 2012

Luis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012

Chanel Spring/Summer 2012

November 17, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Bohemian-Hippie-Flower Power you name it

Call it the way you want, Hippie, Bohemian, Flower Power, Hobo, Boho, and wear it with floral printed materials, head bands, lots of necklaces,  rings, and jeans, but most important, feel free to use them all.

Bohemian, besides being peoples from the Bohemia zone in Europe,  refers also to an early 19th century movement characterized for its unconventional lifestyle. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood embraced this new way of life, believing in  expressing  freedom away from conventionality.  William and Jane Morris, Annie Miller, Elizabeth Siddle and Dante Gabriel Rossetti expressing in design and art with a liberated style.

Back in 1950 a hipster group of people was experimenting with a laid back style with colorful, psychedelic, patchwork clothing, sometimes ethnic inspired, incorporating American Indian designs and Afghan textiles.

This style reflected in the 60’s and 70’s Beatnik, Flower Power and Hippie movements, bearded with flowers over the long hair and bare feet as a way of expressing this liberating freedom, adding the wide use of denim jeans, sometimes stone washed, stressed and mixed with leather, embroidery and patchwork, combined mostly with large-flowered blouses, scarves and plaid shirts also.

For 2012 trends point towards this freedom style as many designers jump on this wave and include much of this elements on the runaway. Find Moschino, Tommy Hilfiger and many more fashion houses.

Combine flowered blouses, dresses and skirts, use denim jackets over them with long necklaces, shawls rings and headbands create a very personal and fun style that fits you and most of all, feel the freedom in nature, feel the grass and run barefoot. 🙂

Links:

Pre Raphaelite Models and Dresses

http://wp.me/pFiFw-8m

August 30, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Must have designer bags countdown

Consumers like luxury fashion in general, and buying luxury designer bags in particular, but they must be aware that this consumer activity should be calculated like a wise investment.

Prada

Must have designer bags, the countdown!!

#10 Prada Frame bag

#9 Yves Saint Laurent Muse bag

#8 Givenchy bag

#7 Fendi B bag

#6 Burberry Prorsum bag

#5 Derek Lam bag

#4 Hermes Birkin bag

#3  Gucci Jackie O bag

#2 Luis Vuitton Monogram Speedy bag

#1 Chanel 2.55 bag

The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia, mentions four must have bags:  Chanel 2.55, Luis Vuitton Speedy, Gucci’s Jackie O, and Hermes Birkin.

Ashley Simpson with LV bag

Burberry

Hermes

*present your countdown designer bag list in the comments section!!!

Avoid buying fake branded copies. 🙂

For some details about the history of bags use

http://juliamoorhousefashionsourcebook.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

Handbags in full color

https://bassia.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/handbags-infull-color-2

July 6, 2011 Posted by | Skyscraper Gossip | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment