Lovers & Rags

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac F/W 2011

Posted in Fashion, Uncategorized by Michelle on July 7, 2011

crazy, scary, kinky.

Ann Demeulemeester Headpieces

Posted in Accessories, DIY, Fashion, Structure & Form by Michelle on September 10, 2010

I’ve been continually eyeing these feather headpieces, by Ann Demeulemeester, for months and months – with no other reason than that they are so pretty. They’re of the few pieces of art I continually revisit, just to look at and sigh. At $700+ there’s no way I can afford it. Time to DIY it!

Lanvin x H&M

Posted in Events, Fashion, Shopping by Michelle on September 2, 2010

Are you  f*****g kidding me? Whoa. Just. Whoa. I’ll have to put this on my calender. Or on my wall – in neon yellow posterboard. November 20th!!

From Style.com :

Rumored yesterday, confirmed today, the latest designers to collaborate with H&M will be Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Lucas Ossendrijver. “I have said in the past that I would never do a mass-market collection, but what intrigued me was the idea of H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public. This has been an exceptional exercise, where two companies at opposite poles can work together because we share the same philosophy of bringing joy and beauty to men and women around the world,” Elbaz said in a release this morning. The collections—both womenswear and menswear—will hit 200 stores worldwide beginning on November 20 in the United States. The collection will be revealed in a short film released November 2. More as we get it.

Vivienne Tam Edition HP mini

Posted in Design, Fashion, Gadgets / Gear by Michelle on September 2, 2010

I went to B&H Photo and Video to do some research. Recently, I’ve been really wanting a PC netbook. I’m a MacBook user but it’s a bit  heavy. I’m too lazy to lug it around with me – to the living room that is… among other places. At the moment, Apple does not offer a cute little netbook, which is such a bummer. So, I figure that a PC netbook is my best bet. I’ve been researching for weeks on best battery life, processor speed, webcam, video quality, etc. Then, I came upon the Vivienne Tam HP mini and its’ specs sheet…

– 2 gHz… uh-huh.
– 2 Gb Ram… oooooo, nice.
– 250 Gb memory… just what I need.
– 3-cell battery… eh, I can always replace that, I guess.
– Matching Vivienne Tam sleeve… perfect!

I looked around. The specs looked great against the basic HP minis. I stood there for a very long time, playing around with it. Examining. Everytime I walked away and tried other netbooks, I always came back to the Vivienne Tam HP mini. Despite my aversion to butterflies, I was convinced that I had to buy this adorable netbook. I think it was the well-designed gold keyboard that did it for me. I’m kind’ve in love with gold machinery. Just read my previous posts. And the mini is so streamlined and pleasing to the eye, reminiscent to Apple’s product designs – something that I don’t want to give up.

I really miss the Mac OS X, though. I downloaded Safari, iTunes, and Quicktime through Apple’s website. It totally helps. I used Internet Explorer for the first 10 min and just looking at it gave me anxiety – way too much going on. I uninstalled some preloaded programs for the same reason…  But, overall I’m definitely enjoying my pretty new toy.

Check out the Photos:

Anti-Paparazzi Clutch Bag

Posted in Accessories, Bags, Fashion, Gadgets / Gear, Structure & Form by Michelle on May 11, 2010

Thanks to Chris for showing me this. My brother has been urging me to see the light on how technology can be successfully integrated with accessories. I totally believe it now with this anti-paparazzi purse!

Upon a flash from paparazzi bulbs, the clutch automatically emits a counter flash to obscure the photo being taken. Check out the details at AH Projects >> Anti-Paparazzi Clutch, developed by Adam Harvey.

Alexander McQueen Resort ’10 Lace Dress

Posted in Fashion, Textiles & Materials by Michelle on February 11, 2010

*EDIT*

Prior to this post, I had no idea of the news of Alexander McQueen’s death earlier during the day. R.I.P. Alexander McQueen.

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Stunning lace work like I’ve never seen.

(Via Goldmeans)

Striped One-Piece

Posted in Fashion, People by Michelle on November 11, 2009

I don’t know this band, Bat for Lashes, or really care. Or even know how I got on the website. All I wanna know is….. where did she get that outfit??? It’s kind of awesome. Where? Where! Where!?

(Via Brooklyn Vegan)

Sweet for You – Polyvore

Posted in Art, Fashion, Polyvore, Shoes by Michelle on October 5, 2009

I just signed up for Polyvore. This is what I made:

I love this collage because how great would it be to be surrounded by cupcakes while doing it in the bedroom? Yes! I’ll take that!

Lace and Pyramids

Posted in DIY, Fashion by Michelle on September 28, 2009

Lace top and Pyramid zip-front skirt. Paired together? Perfect or not?

$14.80 at Forever 21.

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