These are really cool, relaxed hats, which a friend of mine designs. She is a milliner and just launched her new site called Kopfobjekte. You can put this hat in your bag, without damaging it - you can form and shape it as you like, and in that way give it your own individual style. And the best thing is: they are made out of recycled material! Order and buy them here.
I have to visit this bar one day! It's the bar of the H.R. Giger-museum, located at Château St. Germain in Gruyères, Switzerland. Completely build and designed in his uncomparabel biomechanical style. A dark, fantastic trip to outer space.
Be aware of this super-vivid-pattern-mix! Bright funky colors and Kenyan fabrics are the signatures of SUNO. Max Osterweiss founded SUNO in 2008 in New York, and used Kenyan fabrics and kangas he had collected for his first collection. The idea is to make patterns and samples in New York, then bringing them to Kenya, where artisans create the fabrics and produce the collections in small workshops. I looove the spring/summer-collection 09 (top-pic) made of vintage kangas: 1000 individually numbered one-of-a-kind pieces!!! Below you see the winter-collection 010. East-African prints are still an important part of the design, but also other inspirations like Turkish fabrics or 70's style, find their way into the world of SUNO. You can find more here or here.
Where talent meets creativity, passion meets understanding, visions meet fantasy. Isabella Blow explained in an interview the very practical reason for wearing hats: "...to keep everyone away from me. They say, Oh, can I kiss you? I say, No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Goodbye. I don't want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people I love." In memory of an extraordinary, extravagant and bold lady, and one of the most cutting-edge, phantastic designers and visionary artist Alexander MacQueen, who also (like Mrs Blow) decided the way of suicide, a couple of days ago. Fashion-industry shows it's most dark, cold and depressing aspects in these tragical incidents. Sad! "Like Issie, Alexander had a sharp wit. They were from very different backgrounds but had much in common. They both had a creative vision that was innovative and thoughtful, too. They also shared a darkness. Both had unresolved issues from their childhoods, and they remained burdened by these weights." (Telegraph.co.uk)
"Art for Art" in Vienna is one of the biggest costume-workshops in Europe. They make everything: shoes, hats, dresses, stage-decorations, armour. Tailors, dressmakers, designers, milliners, shoemakers work for clients, theatres and events all over the world. This is one of the few leftover workshops, where precious costumes and accessories are made by hand, with love and care for every detail. And they have a huge props-pool where you can see everything, and borrow something fancy for the next ball.
Expensive, luxurious, for those very, very special moments... Betony Vernon makes Haute Couture-toys for adults. Oooh if I just had the money. I love the colors, the exquisite materials, the elegant design and the perfect art of crafts.
And this fancy ring is not only a ring... no! This is the not so innocent hand-job-ring (also featured in Vogue Italia). You can get it at Coco de Mer, and Colette.