Saturday, 3 May 2008

This is Sweet!

Thanks a million fabsugar! This is the third time! Third time, y'all!

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Friday, 2 May 2008

Fashion Without Victims

I know you have doubts about eco-friendly/ ethical fashion. I did too and I think a lot of people do, actually. For a real fashionistas environmental friendly fashion brings fear to the heart and Anya Hindmarch’s iconic “I am not a Plastic Bag” bag was the only fashionable thing that actually promised to save the world. However, after seeing BBC’s “Blood, Sweat and T-shirts”, a reality show focusing on the exploitation of garment workers in India, my conscience took a guilt trip and had me glued to my computer looking for eco-friendly fashion that wouldn’t take me to sleep or worse, comatose. I was so surprised with the vast information I’ve found and here’s some of them:


PeopleTree (www.peopletree.co.uk): They meet the standards of the International Fair Trade Association and works closely with 50 Fair Trade groups in 15 countries which means that they make sure that the workers are paid and treated fairly and that they used environment-friendly materials with all their products. Best part? They have designer collections as well! Yup, hot fashion designer Thakoon was joined by the likes of Richard Nicoll, Bora Aksu, and Matthew Langille to come up with exquisite, affordable and eco-friendly clothes for everyone.




Linda Loudermilk (www.lindaloudermilk.com): Their fabrics are made from all sorts of organic materials which sound more or else like ingredients to a sumptuous oriental dish--sasawashi, bamboo, sea cell, soya and other exotic plants like hemp. Yes, you heard it right, hemp. Their company promises to give something back to other Earth.Check out their website and find out how eco-friendly fashion can be fabulous, cool and edgy too. Also, check out their mission wear which are really nice tees about water conservation, global warming and more!

Deborah Lindquist (www.deborahlindquist.com): She's been featured in Oprah and her roster of clients sounds like a movie with a full A list including Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Charlize Theron among others. Okay, and Paris Hilton as well. She works wonders by using recycled cashmeres, repurposed kimonos saris, organic wool, organic cotton etc. I particularly like her "Green Wedding" Collection. The design is breathtaking and made from the finest recycled materials.


These are just examples that there are actually people who genuinely care for the environment without sacrificing the fabulousness of fashion. You too can be eco-friendly without being a fashion victim. Let's remind ourselves that the real fashion victims are those who work in poorly ventilated factories in some third world country trying to get as little as two pence a day just to feed their families...

Spread the word.

Besos!

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Falling for the Villainess

I admit, I have always been enthralled by female antagonist. While heroines like Cinderella and other Disney princesses are usually frail, insecure and defenseless (always waiting for Prince Charming to rescue them), the villainess are always independent secure and fabulous. Cruella deVille definitely has some black and white fashion sense within her while queen Malificent is always magnificent with her out of this world costume.
As twisted as it may sound I love them and their wicked fashion sense. Whoever thought of their costume should have had his/her own high street brand which I'm sure I will visit Halloween or not.

Here's some of my favourite stylish movie villainess:

1. Of course, Miss Miranda Priestly (above) from the Devil wears Prada. She is the most stylish devil ever. Full stop.


2. Julia Roberts in My Wedding Friend's Wedding: Scheming bitch who wants to steal the groom at the last minute. Didn't win but won the title America's Sweetheart, instead. Her fashion sense was corporate and casual but she looked fab in her bride's maid gown.


3. Lucy Liu in Kill Bill: you wouldn't wanna mess with a girl who can cut you in halves and breaksevery bone in your body, would you? I love her kimono on the film, I'm actually scanning e-bay for one for myself.
If you think that all Oriental girls are gentle, meek, mild-mannered and bow to every single word you say, think again. They kick ass too! Dangerous.

4. Angelina Jolie in Original Sin: I think Jennifer Aniston still thinks that she totally represents the word "villainess". If you haven't seen this film, rush to your nearest videoshop and see how she stole not only Antonio's heart but also his money. Check out Ms. Jolie's costume as well. I love her demure/slutty period costume. It's hot and sexy as the movie itself.


5. Susan Sarandon in Enchanted: Actually, her costume was actually flattering for her age. It draped her still nice body and well, she was the scariest antagonist since the monsters in ALIEN and PREDATOR movies. They're of the same family though as she turned into a beast at the end of the film as well.

Going back to the real world, my favourite villainess would be Amy Winehouse. Why? She 's become the most frightful enemy of herself! Bless her.

This year's fall collection is full of some beautiful villainess inspiration. Check this out:

Alexander McQueen:(this is the new villainess crown, y'all!)

thakoon
(What do you do when you see someone with hair like this? Run!)

A.F. Vandervorst
(Leather dominatrix?)

Gareth Pugh

(reminds me of Alien vs Predator)

Francesco Scognamiglio
(Beware: She's not only cruel on animals but on humans too!)

After seeing all of this wicked fall for fall 2008, bring out the inner bad girl in you and check out your personal villainess name here. It's really fun and I cracked myself when I found out my friends 'villain names as well as mine.

Enjoy and Besos from Spain!


Yours,
The Shrivelled Succubus

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