vendredi 23 décembre 2011

CHANEL Paris-Bombay Métiers d'Art 2011/12

I always like to find out what's happening behind the «Maison Haute Couture». Honestly, the work done by these "petites mains" is an incredible beauty ... I let you discover this show .....

mardi 13 décembre 2011

The Belgian Photographer Submerges French Siren Isild Le Besco in his Latest Short

Photographer and filmmaker Pierre Debusschere collaborates with striking French ingenue Isild Le Besco in his latest emotive fashion film, The Lake. Filmed in Templeuve, a picturesque village in northern France, the beautifully crafted montage depicts the actress being enveloped by a pool of water to an ominous countdown courtesy of songwriter Valerie Leclercq from the atmospheric sister duo Half Asleep. Transformed into a mythical sea creature through metallic, opulent and fish scale-y looks dreamed up by stylist Robbie Spencer, Le Besco welcomed the "opportunity to wear magnificent, daring dresses that I would probably never have had the opportunity to wear in cinema movies.” A personal project conceived in honor of his move to Art + Commerce, Debusschere’s decision to cast Le Besco, one of France’s most promising young actresses, stemmed from his desire to evoke both beauty and sentiment. “She is always intriguing in every role that she plays,” he muses. “She has a really particular face, a very recognizable face, and just by looking at her you instantly get emotion.”

The spirit ofe this video really touch me...

Molloy & Sons: Heritage Tweed

Reflections On the Emerald Isle Landscapes That Inspire Authentic Donegal WeaveFilmmakers Jamie Delaney and Keith Nally’s beautiful short, made in collaboration with heritage enthusiast and Acne Paper Editor Charlotte Rey, profile one of the last surviving weaving mills, Molloy & Sons. Based in the windswept County Donegal, Ireland, current father and son duo Sean and Kieran Molloy have a pedigree dating back over six generations and weave premium tweed from the famous Donegal yarn. “I think that with old crafts which are indigenous to areas like this, it’s really hard to divorce them from their landscape,” says Delaney. Over the course of three days’ filming, Delaney and Rey captured the family’s impressive artisanal skill and dedication to a dwindling industry. Amidst the bleak but beautiful scenery surrounding the mill, the textile masters explained how their authentic Donegal weaves were inspired by the muted tones and flecks of color in the local heather, bracken and wild flowers. “Tweed is part of the cultural DNA in a sense; it’s been there for generations and it’s a pillar of a fabric industry that is now disappearing,” says Rey. “What should really be shining through is the love and the passion of these people.”

Florence + The Machine - No Light, No Light

The video for Florence And The Machine’s new single ‘No Light, No Light’ is at the centre of a race row after its makers were accused of espousing ‘white supremacist’ views.

A piece entitled ‘White Supremacy all dressed up in a pop video is still White Supremacy’, posted on, has suggested that the video is packed full of “racist imagery”.

Directed by Icelandic duo Arni & Kinski, the video sees Florence Welch pursued by a man in black body paint, practising ‘voodoo’. Racialicious writes that the video is guilty of “glorifying the white female central character as representing goodness, all while vilifying the evil dark skinned heathen Other".

The piece goes on to say: “Discussions about whether or not Welch is personally responsible for this racist music video have cropped up. When you break it down and imagine the number of people who were behind the storyboarding, choreographing, casting and creative direction around this video, it is slightly astounding that not one person raised concerns about how problematic this video is.”

The video’s depiction of ‘voodoo’ is also highlighted by, who question the video’s representation of “Vodoo as an evil, primitive version of witchcraft”, explaining that “it's a religion like any other, with a moral code, gods and goddesses. Many ceremonies deal with protection from evil spirits".

Florence’s fans however have rushed to her defence. “I don’t think Florence is racist. She is a woman who loves soul, respects black artists, regularly cites them amongst her hugest influences," writes Getaway Girl on Tumblr.

On the message board, Rabbit Hearted Girl says: “I think the main flaw in the whole racism argument is that the 'evil black guy' is actually green.” Meanwhile Antonym on writes: “It seems to be more like lazy music video imagery than a concerted effort to be racist."

I don't think that's a racist video. I think we should stop thinking that's there are always something bad in the inoffenssive things.... I pretty love this song, and the artistic direction is well done. I love the esotherical's spirits...

mercredi 7 décembre 2011

LONDON, December 7, 2011
By Tim Blanks

For Spring, fashion's rearview mirror reflected the sheen and glamour of the Jazz Age, but with Burberry's new pre-collection, Christopher Bailey dialed forward a few years to the pre-WWII thirties. Not Hollywood escapism, mind you, but true Brit grit, reflected in strict silhouettes, honest fabrics, and modest, almost demure details. For instance, cashmere intarsias featured the humble sparrow and the pigeon. In the spirit of play, all that was missing was a packet of bread crumbs. Elsewhere, the focus was firmly on serious, tweedy tailoring. Jackets had harder, extended shoulders and nipped waists, sometimes with a bell peplum. Knee-length skirts were lean, often flaring into a fluted hem. Polka-dotted chiffon blouses had pussy bows or puff sleeves and covered buttons.

The dark color palette told its own sober story: sage, bracken, lavender, charcoal, pewter. They meant the ruched evening gowns pointed to austerity rather than opulence. But hang on a minute—there's plenty of new documentation about the heady times had by London's demimonde both immediately before and during the war. Those gowns, with their slit bodices and slashed skirts, also had a wanton quality that suggested wingdings at the city's grand hotels. And, at the end of her wild night out, Bailey's pre-war party girl could grab her enameled Deco minaudière, throw a tweed mink over her bare shoulders, and head out into the fog.


Simply love chanel, enjoy!

mardi 6 décembre 2011


PARIS, December 6, 2011
By Tim Blanks
Karl Lagerfeld has never been to India. "It's much more inspiring not to go to places than to go," he said today after a Chanel presentation that spectacularly evoked the sights, smells, and sounds of the last days of the Raj. OK, Michel Gaubert's sitar-free soundtrack might have been a stretch (unless the Raj was rocking to David Lynch's new album), but the towering tiers of fruits, sweets, and flowers that filled the center of the room definitely had a sense of palatial excess. They were circled by a toy train bearing decanters of…what was it that maharajas drank? scotch?…which rang true as a decadent detail, conveying the notion of a privileged few playing while empires crumbled. Sound familiar?

Lagerfeld resisted such topical insinuations, but he did concede that fashion historically tends to come into its excessively creative own during difficult economic times. A perfect moment for him, in other words. And this collection, an annual salute to the work of the craftspeople who make Chanel happen, including the recently passed François Lesage (hence the name, Métiers d'Art), was definitely a feat of creative excess, from the jaw-dropping set, which turned a curved space under the dome of the Grand Palais into a corner of Rajasthan, to the clotted silver embroideries, the gilded laces, the lustrous silks that determined the character of the clothes.

It's easy to imagine a canny designer making the decision to aim such shine and glitter at an emergent market feeling its fashion oats (I'm talking about India, BTW), but Lagerfeld's post-show declaration that bling was dated made it clear that he had something else on his mind. The theme "Paris-Bombay" was a reminder that Europe's fashion industry has increasingly turned to India to produce extravagantly handworked pieces as it has become prohibitively expensive to make them at home. Lagerfeld's fiendish plan was to flip the equation, so that everything that looked intricately Indian was actually made by Chanel's ateliers in Paris. That was some kind of tour de force.

All that aside, Paris and Bombay blended beautifully in pearl-swagged tweeds, in a raw silk tunic over leggings (they were actually sinuously bootlike, so we should probably call them beggings or loots), in sheer paisleys, or side-draped asymmetry in ivory silk. The elegance of a lightly peplumed jacket and matching skirt in ivory silk had absolutely nothing to do with geography. It was simply French chic. Not everything worked—there was a queen-of-the-fairies moment that felt like a malfunction of Florence's machine—but the sheer prodigious extravagance of the dream world that Lagerfeld pours onto his catwalk collection after collection allows for the flaw—the merest flaw—once in a while.

It was to day! the défilé Chanel for pre-fall s'collection. For the moment, I have some pictures, but I will post the video soon!

lundi 5 décembre 2011

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Untitled from post vernissage on Vimeo.

I like the idea of a piece of clothes that you can transformed as you want. I thik that's the future of fashion.


By WGSN Newsteam, 21 September 2011

A team of Latvian scientists have developed a prototype jacket embedded with a new technology that uses body movement to generate enough electricity to power electronic gadgets.

The scientists at claim that their innovation uses a reduced wire coil in the sleeves of the jacket which allows electromagnetic induction to generate electricity from the wearer's motion, Deutsche Welle reported.

Some 16 interconnected 1.5cm coils and a microelectronic transformer are placed either side of the jacket with magnets placed at the end of the sleeve. “[Enabling] the natural motions of our hand movements to be transformed into electrical energy,” said Juris Blums, a physicist on the team.

According to Blums, the average person's walking speed is around five km per hour, meaning that a pedestrian can generate 200 to 300 microwatts every 60 minutes, enough to power an iPhone in several hours.

“The more coils there are the faster the jacket can produce electricity”, he added. But there are limitations, since too many coils will start to deform the cloth.

One alternative is to adapt the coils into decorative features of the clothing. “[It] can be hidden in a crocheted apple or in a star made using different embroidery techniques,” said Aumsa Vilumsone, a textile professor at the University, who is also involved in the project.

The team said it would need at least a year before it is released as a commercial product as they are currently researching ways to make the design airtight, which would make the technology water-resistant and the garment washable.
They are also exploring military applications which could potentially allow soldiers to “go into the field without the added weight of rechargeable batteries”.

I like the idea of recharging his ipod am! Finally, I will not have this problem .... However, this will be even better for the environment! presents: ADRESSCODE by Marco Braga

I love the Saint Laurent spirit... presents: Paris Kain's "Octo-Pussy"

Sick... presents: Sooyeon Lee by Matthew Donaldson

Sport+Fashion= Future presents: "The Runaway" from UNKLE

Love it!

Nowness' short film, 'How You Look At It'

I love the sensibility of the film, It truly touch me...

Michel Brisson

Depuis son ouverture en 2002, la boutique Michel Brisson réconcilie les hommes avec la mode grâce à des vêtements chic et tendance qui leur donnent fière allure. Michel Brisson prend la mode masculine très au sérieux. Chaque année, il assiste aux grands défilés de Paris, de New York et de Milan et à d’autres présentations du genre afin d’offrir à sa clientèle les collections des plus grands créateurs et des plus grandes marques de prêt-à-porter masculin.

Quel que soit le style recherché, la boutique Michel Brisson tient tous les articles nécessaires pour permettre au mâle moderne d’avoir une garde-robe à ses couleurs, à sa mesure. Complets, cravates, jeans, tenues sport, looks avant-gardistes… Michel Brisson comble tous les besoins avec des fringues exclusives de griffes aussi réputées que Neil Barret, Dries Van Noten, Ermenegildo Zegna, Nudie Jeans, Tiger of Sweden et bien d’autres encore. Au besoin, un tailleur émérite effectue les retouches requises afin que chaque tenue tombe parfaitement et rende séduisant au possible celui qui les porte.

D’ailleurs, il suffit de mettre les pieds dans la boutique rue Saint-Paul, dans le Vieux-Montréal, pour aussitôt apprécier le raffinement du propriétaire. Les espaces, aménagés avec soin par Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, mettent la marchandise en valeur à merveille et procurent aux clients une expérience de magasinage extrêmement plaisante. Primé pour son excellence, leur design a de fait permis à la boutique d’être l’objet d’une belle couverture dans plusieurs publications internationales. Quand il est question de style, indéniablement, Michel Brisson sait faire!

Pull, shirt: 380 à 1350 $
Blazer: 1250 à 3950 $
Coat: 1175 à 12 475 $

This shop was my love at first sight for both are aesthetic as its inventory. I recommend this shop every man connected who want exclusive clothing.


Founded in 1866, La Maison Ogilvy offers Montreal and the world a unique shopping experience. Located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, it houses numerous boutiques, hosting the world's great fashion designers and featuring an array of lifestyle and beauty brands.Tradition and contemporary rhythms blend in this magic location: "There's only one Ogilvy!"

I went to this giant of luxury in Montreal, specifically at Louis Vuitton, which reopened recently. I love the classic brand, I find that in their new space, we note that classic ambiance and warm.

1307 Sainte-Catherine Street West (corner de la Montagne)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
(514) 842-7711

Shirt, cardigan:  140 à 925 $
Dress: 479 à 999
Skirt: 155 à 425
Pants: 249 à 745
Coat: 379 à 2199 $

Philippe Dubuc

Since his debut in 1993, Philippe Dubuc has had a passion for the dressmaking profession. “I am in a constant evolution with modernism and urban contrasts”, indicates Philippe Dubuc. “The identity of a city begins with its creators and from their free development.” His creativity and versatility are what inspires him to create complex collections. The Philippe Dubuc style is precise and is distinguished by his well-kept finishings, his mineral tones, and his textured and modern textiles that is reminiscent of the urban hunter and the romantic rebel.

Philippe Dubuc’s universe is lived by individuals of undisputable labels. The media were first to pay tribute to his work. Celebrities of the artistic world then followed suit by increasing the spotlight on his work. The rewards, recognitions, and invitations from abroad and sponsorships succeeded one another. During this vibrant path, the Philippe Dubuc boutique on St-Denis Street grants this Quebecois designer a privileged space amongst other big names in fashion. He shares with his partner Marie-Claude Gravel the desire to put on the forefront – Quebecois creativity and excellence.

I had never entered the store of Philippe Dubuc on St-Denis. I call this physical experience extraordinary. I have no words to describe this universe. I really love this shop, I recommend to all.

shirt, t-shirt : 380 à 1350 $
Blazer, jacket: 1250 à 3950 $
Coat: 1175 à 12 475 $

Boutique U&I

For more than 12 years now, Boutique U&I has maintained itself as one of Montreal's premier fashion destinations.  Now with 2 locations: One on St. Laurent Blvd and the other in Old Montreal, the shop is a unique blend of heritage brands,  Montreal and Canadian designed products, and well known International designers.

Have visited this store before, I love this place, I find by cons, the address on St-Laurent longer worth visiting. When I go to the Old Montreal, I was not very impressed. However, the clothes they find there, are exclusive. I recommend this store to include a shopping spree.

Price range:
pull, t-shirt : 160 à 225$
pants and skirt: 199 à 460 $
coats: 350 à 1295 $
dress: 120 à 295 $


St. Laurent                                                                     Old Montreal
3650 St. Laurent Homme / Femme                               215 St. Paul west Homme / Femme
Montreal, Quebec H2X 2V4                                           Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2A1
Tel 514 844 8788                                                           Tel 514 508 7704
Fax 514 844 6188

Boutique Cahier D'exercices

ABOUT Cahier d'excices
The Cahier d’Exercices ethos is simple – to consistently offer an eclectic and avant garde mix of international runway designers infused with up and coming talent sourced from around the world. Housed in an exceptional retail space located in the heart of historic Old Montreal, designed by Gilles Saucier for Saucier + Perrotte, Cahier d’Exercices is positioning itself as the ultimate women’s fashion destination where outstanding service, unrivalled quality, and an appreciation for the ethereal collide.

I was surprised by the disign of the shop, I think that's a factor that pushes me to go shopping in this area. I think he stands out from other area where you can find designer's clothes. I was also surprised by the exclusivity that gave us the store: Balenciaga, Maison Michel, Dries Van Notten....Really a place to discover.

Shirt, T-shirt: 310 à 840 $
Pants: 190$
skirt: 350 à 420$
Dress: 460 à 1350 $

369 St. Paul O
Montreal, Quebec
H2Y 2A7

Boutique DUO

A Few Words About Duo
Duo opened its doors in March 2003. We quickly emerged as the premier destination for men's fashion and masculine design in Montreal. Duo is now recognized as a one-stop destination for suits, denim and accessories.
We are renown for our exclusive lines, unique pieces and hard-to-find items. A comfortable shopping environment, the boutique was selected as a 2004 Commerce Design Montreal Winner for store design / concept.
Duo's commitment to personal service keeps its loyal clientelle coming back again and again. This attention to detail has even been known to attract a celebrity or two...

I fell in love with this store on Prince Arthur Street. However, I was a little disappointed with their website. However I have found several things that I put on my shopping list.

Boutique Duo
30, rue Prince-Arthur O, Montréal, QC H2X 1S3

(514) 848-0880

Cardigan, Shirt, T-shirt: 140 à 925 $
Blazer, Jacket: 479 à 999
Pants: 249 à 745
Coat: 379 à 2199 $

vendredi 2 décembre 2011

Lady Gaga - Marry The Night (Official Video)

I think Lady Gaga touching in her role, I find it brings a new life in this medium (clips) with his fans ... It provides a very theatrical experimental side. I have the atmosphere of the video, and the references it brings. It operates perfectly self-fiction.

jeudi 1 décembre 2011

Rankin launches new magazine and digital platform The Hunger

Supported by the Dazed Group, The Hunger, and its counterpart The Hunger TV, is a new, self-published,biannual fashion and lifestyle magazine which aims "to incite the creative hunger inside us all", while providing a platform for emerging creative talent.With a strong visual style, The Hunger will feature individuals from the worlds of art, fashion, music, design and drama who are excelling in their areas in interesting and unusual ways.Articles on art, design, architecture, entertainment, literature, travel and world affairs will be featured alongside imagery shot mainly by Rankin himself.Issue one includes interviews with stars such as Rhys Ifans, Terence Stamp, Ray Winstone, Danny Dyer, Hayley Atwell, Plan B, Michael Sheen and Sally Hawkins, as well as fashion stories featuring Kelis, Kelly Rowland, Sky Ferreira, Milla Jovovich, Erin O’Connor and Heidi Klum.Each issue is set to be published with a choice of male or female cover star. For issue one, a choice of Rhys Ifans or Sky Ferreira is available.Online, The Hunger TV will be updated weekly with exclusive content, including documentaries, filmed interviews and fashion films.“The Hunger is an idea that was born from the realisation that, more than two decades into my career as a photographer, I am still inspired by what I do every day. I named my first retrospective exhibition Visually Hungry – that’s how I felt. In a lot of ways, it is how I think I’ll feel until I die,” said Rankin.To coincide with the launch, an exhibition is being held at Rankin's Annroy gallery, showcasing the photographer's latest work. It will open towards the end of November and run for four weeks.The Hunger and The Hunger TV launched on November 17 2011. For more information visit