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The booker shortlist: fashion authors

In many different industries, celebrities have been branching out to try new adventures. Footballers want to become movie stars, singers want to produce films. Some have more success than others, but when it comes to the crème de la crème of fashion, we are pleasantly surprised by their ability to bring their talents into other fields; publishing beautifully presented and inspiring books such as these.

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Beauty products that are beautiful on their own

With these charming packagings, everything sells better. Specially if you use Alice in Wonderland or Andy Warhol as a marketing strategy. Here’s a list of cosmetic finds that are beautiful inside out. “I believe in low lights and trick mirrors,” Andy Warhol once said. The cosmetic label Nars launched a makeup collection tribute to this Pop Art visionary. It was a 2012 limited edition but you can still find it in Amazon or Ebay. Designed by Established, with reference to crayons and paint sticks, this is Marc Jacobs’ most fun and playful collection. $28 at marcjacobsbeauty.com It may look...

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Ethnical luxury bags for your summer nights: SCALO 502

 

It’s no secret that ethnic bags, tourists’ favourite accessory, are an obvious trend right now. Ethnic patterns have always been ‘handled with care’ in fashion. But today, they are a style statement women from all of the world want to convey, thanks to designers that are uniting handmade embroided with luxury couture. SCALO 502 is a good example of this.

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Aurélie Bidermann: bringing out all the charm of the 70s

Rainy spring days are no match for the 70s fashion. It’s the trend of the season and the Parisian-born jewellery designer knows it. Her latest collection, inspired by fashion icons Bianca Jagger and Loulou, captures the decade’s glamorous vibes, wittily integrating her love for colour and materials. A great opportunity to review this fashion-forward designer whose creations seduce from Sofia Coppola to Gwyneth Paltrow or Beyonce.

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Delfina Delletrez’s eclectic and daring jewellery

Delfina Delletrez is part of that new breed of young designers who are taking the world of fine jewellery by storm. Her story is that of a member of the Fendi fashion dynasty, who was actually not very fond of jewellery at first. She found it uncomfortable, which is perhaps why she puts so much thought into this aspect when making her pieces, so pleasant to wear you forget how much of a statement they’re making.

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