We live in a mind-blowing world of rapid technological change and product innovations. We have chaotic lives and iPhone apps for everything. So is it any wonder that necessity isn’t really the mother of invention anymore?
Product design is about much more than that. It’s about making an art out of modernisation and thinking outside the square.
After watching Sam Stosur take out the US Open (wearing Lacoste!) on Monday, we’ve loving everything tennis related here at brandsExclusive.
Lacoste released their Spring Summer 2012 Collection last week as part of New York Fashion Week. It was the first full collection from newly appointed creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, following Christopher Lemaire’s departure in 2010 to replace Jean Paul Gaultier at Hermès.
Picture yourself relaxing on a Pacific island this summer…simply by sharing your shopping secrets! Over the next six weeks, every time you invite your friends, family or co-workers to join brandsExclusive, you’ll instantly go into the draw to win a four night getaway to Vanuatu.
Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton of Sydney label sass & bide are Australian fashion darlings. You’d be hard pressed to find a serious fashion buyer worth their salt who doesn’t worship their line of jeans religiously. The ladies stiletto-stalk from strength to strength in the style sphere, launching one lust-worthy collection after another.
Now Clarke and Middleton have added a 10-piece sass & bide eyewear collection to their 2011-12 lookbook. Pre-destined to be the cult accessory for ‘it’ girls this summer, the ultra-hip sunglasses feature futuristic frames with a touch of retro styling and have a distinctive star on the tip of each pair. Entitled King of Plenty, the collection evokes sass & bide‘s ethos of style, fun and glamour.
Don’t get tied up in knots over how to style a lightweight scarf. Don’t roll your eyes snarkily either, and suggest that the only way is “around your neck.” Scarves are versatile. Scarves are feminine and floaty. Scarves are your new best friend.
Dante Tyler’s mock-up Vogue covers feature your favourite Disney princesses as fashion models in fierce and fabulous poses. Far away from the enchanted forest and looking more likely to eat the forbidden fruit than fall asleep, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White have all been given fashionable makeovers.
Wearing a fishbone necklace, whalebone corset and a foamy, frothy organza skirt, Ariel from The Little Mermaid is the very gills of glamour, smouldering out from her stylish shot if to say, “What seashell bandeau bra?”
The typically sweet ballet flat has been given a tough-luxe edge with a linked chain around the ankle. Seen here encircling the ankles of celeb style icons like Diane Kruger, Jennifer Hudson and Stephanie Pratt, it’s like an anklet and a shoe all in one.
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