Sweater made of fake pony fur. High rise pants with lots of pleats at the waist made of 100% silk.
the final version of the Blouse has a concealed button panel to give the fabric some extra texture. I stuck to the contrasting inserts and collar of the first version.
Vom 13. März 2013 bis zum 11. August 2013 zeigt das ModeMuseum Antwerp die Ausstellung “Silk & Prints From The Abraham Archive – Couture In Colour”.
Gustav Zumsteg, ein Lehrling Jakob Abrahams, dem Gründer des gleichnamigen Unternehmens, beeinflusste mit seinen Stoffentwürfen maßgeblich die größten Meister der Haute Couture ab den 1940er Jahren. Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Elsa Schiaparelli oder Cristóbal Balenciaga – sie alle arbeiteten intensiv mit Zumsteg zusammen und ließen seine Stoffentwürfe regelrecht in ihre Créationen miteinfließen.
Gustav Zumsteg was an apprentice of Jakob Abrahams, founder of Abraham Fabrics. With his designs he significantly influenced the most prestigious of couturiers in the 1940ties like Christian Dior, Hubert Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Elsa Schiaparelli or Cristóbal Balenciaga.
Two samples from the Abraham Textile Archive Zurich. Below a detail from the fabric of the ‘Abraham’ – blouse I am working on at present.
This is a ‘first draft’ of the blouse draped with a unique vintage piece of Abraham fabric. The plan is to give a modern twist to the lady-like feel of the fabric design by adding graphic inserts on the shoulders. For these inserts I use spandex material – the same kind which is used for bathingsuits to contradict and at the same time highlight the precious vintage fabric.
Für die Fotos ihres neu gestalteten Internet Auftrittes ist die die Violinistin Tanja Becker-Bender in einem Overall von Paula Immich gekleidet. Am 12.-14. April 2013 spielt Tanja Becker-Bender im Konzerthaus Berlin das Violinkonzert A-Dur op. 101 von Max Reger. Click picture to shop overall
lots of labels, lots of bargains, lots of fashion on sunday 24. the most speedy sale ever – flash sale from 2pm – 6 pm. So hurry ! Click picture for location.
The ‘Col Claudine’ – button on collar makes a ‘serious-business-no-jokes’ day dress out of any LBD. Add it on for a prim, chic look that will take any business negotiations to a new level.
a white silk collar makes a perfect day dress out of the LBD .
The Little Black Dress with a little red added. click picture to shop
A woman should own at least one simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The ‘LBD’ by Paula Immich in a transparent wool fabric.
Dress with inserts of silk-chiffon and mohair shoulder parts add texture to this little black number.
This is the former shape of the little black dress ‘kate’. The fit is much looser and the inserts are made of mesh instead of silkchiffon.
photography by Manuel Pandalis
I am not particularly a big fan of overknee boots but with this little black dress, and equipped with a HairyClutch Bag this ensemble is simply sensational.
are a nice alternative to the little black dress. The generously draped left sleeve of this asymetric black overall puts the action of your right hand straight into the spotlight – even if only holding the champagne glass. Whereas the right hand sleeve is slim and all about elegant lines. Click picture to shop
chunky classic men’s shoes with a wedge heel. Make your leggs look twice as long and skinny. Click picture to shop.
When I started designing this piece I had in mind a coat with long, slim lapels, slender little shoulders and a somewhat oversized silhouette. The more I worked on it the less the design apealed to me. Eventually I ended up taking off the sleeves – et voilá: the coat has turned into a vest and I am quite pleased with the result. Click picture to shop.
made of heavy, doublefaced georgette. The pockets covered with mesh fabric are losely attached for a 3D – efect.
This boyfriend-anything trend seems to stick around longer than some of the boyfriends themselves. So even if you haven’t got one handy for the moment, consider matching something oversized to a strongly feminine piece like a pencil skirt. Click here to shop the skirt
days are getting longer, coats are getting lighter. Boyfriends beware. click here to shop.
…and if you got some cash left I suggest to wear the ‘Boyfriend Trench’ with the doctor’s bag from Lanvin:
Time to wrap up. Handmade scarf made of 100% ultra soft cashmere yarn. Click picture to shop. The dress is made of fake-fur with silk chiffon covering parts of the sleeves and the sides.
This is the same aplaca jacket as in the picture below. The cut of the sleeves can be well seen here.
Nothing quite as feminine and boudoir-esque as exquisite hosiery. Delicate and ornamental they are close to anachronic in an era where women work the minimalistic look. The packaging is a graphic designers’s dream on matte paper coming in beautiful and inspiring shades of colors. Fogal of Switzerland.
foto via fullhouse
Amply cut, cape-like alpaca jacket with batwing sleeves and knit shawl collar .
In the past I have continually experimented with human hair-same and its effect in context to clothes. Through the use of artificial hair which is worked into the garment as a decorative element the hair almost seems to breathe life into the textiles. Photography by Christiane Wöhler.
that has been touseld by the wind – short thick hair can look so ultimatively sexy when disheveled. This artfully deranged look was styled by talented hair/make-up-stylist Tan Vouong. Give him your ’like’ on facebook click here
Working hair into a garment or accessory has a been done by an illustrous list of designers. These suede and monkey boots are by Shiaparelli from 1939.
If you ever thought that faux hair on clutch bags is a tricky thing to wear, reconsider. click picture to shop
The fascination and sensuality of hair has always appealed to me. It has challenged me to put it into a new context by combining hair and garments or adding hair to accessories. Below the HairyClutchBag: Click picture to shop
This is the most wonderful black Eyeliner I have tried on for a long time. The name is almost poetic: ‘caviar ink’.
It is by Bobbi Brown and stays on even long workdays. Seen at Saks Fifth Avenue. Shop here.
Tuxedo-Style pants are cool with anything. Either you dress them down with a sweatshirt for every day or you go for the fancy. Here I match them with a silk blouse with a powder hued georgette detail on the sleeve.
The brown/white of the herringbone stands out well against the black shorts and the black classic v-neck sweater. Slightly tanned legs will do the rest. Clic picture to shop.
Burgundy red, black silk crepe, and black grosgrain ribbon make this dress a mix between sporty and elegant. Click picture to shop.
…these boots together with the Oxenblood Dress make an outfit that is shure to make a strong impression.
Blouse Veil worn with a vintage Windsor pleated wool skirt and miumiu bag and metal collar.
is usually the choice du jour when it comes to keeping warm. This quilted jacket is actually a cape and does the trick as well! Click picture to shop
Absolutely FA-BU-LOUS this Marilyn Manson-ish chic of these three ladys and definitely in line with my Black Wool Overall! (scroll down or clic here) Note the low sideparting of the ladys’ ‘coiff’: absolutely es-sen-tial!
the ‘black-wool- overall’ is now on sale. Right in time for tuning up your fall wardrobe: wear it with highheels or broughes. Fit a tight jacket on top or a long trench. Some silver cuffs around your wrists or a long fine silver or gold necklace will add glamour for evenings. This overall has as many ways of wearing it as you can come up with! Photo by Clément Paillardon & André Simonow.
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an orangy-red on your nails adds immediate pizazz and almost goes with anything – especially with winter-pale skin. Seen at Harrod’s
Bibiana Beglau erhält den diesjährigen Kurt Meisel-Preis in Anerkennung ihrer großen Schauspielkunst am Residenztheater. Sie spielt die ‘Petra von Kant’ in Martin Kušejs Inszenierung ‘Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant’ von Rainer Werner Fassbinder im Marstall und ist in drei Rollen als ‘Dem Merkl Franz seine Erna’, ‘Schürzinger’ und ‘Rosa’ in Frank Castorfs Inszenierung ‘Kasimir und Karoline’ von Ödön von Horvath im Residenztheater. Foto: Stefan Heinrich. Click picture to shop pants
Matching two extremely different textures make simple combinations interesting. Pul Alpaca by Paula Immich, skirt by Schumacher.
Batwing – sleeves, bateau neckline and knit wristbands – this sweater will keep you warm in winter! shop now
The alpacas are closely related to the llama. While similar to sheeps wool, alpaca is warmer and less prickly. This sweater is made out of alpaca wool mix. A woven – not knitted – fabric made in Italy with a hairy, almost fur -like surface. Shop now.
the Herringbone Capelet worn with fake-leather leggings and a blonde wig:
photography by Manuel Pandalis
While always looking out for perfumes that are a little off the main track, I have discovered the scents of Annick Goutal. Speaking, at the moment I am obsessed with ‘Un Matin d’Orage’.
get this one-of-a-kind-piece: the perfect summer overall now on sale. click picture to shop the overall
Matching eye color to the outfit, Alexandra looks like a mermaid. Click the picture below to shop the look