Thursday, January 14, 2010

Riot Gear: Post 004

The frigid weather allows us to play around with style, as we are also forced to find new ways of keeping warm enough. Take a look through your closet, and see what you can find. You would be surprised to see the new creations you can pull out when all you need is an empty wallet, some ingenuity, and below freezing temperatures! 


Long cardigan - H&M

Long sleeved slouchy shirt - H&M

Pencil Skirt - F21

Stockings - Betsey Johnson (found at Marshall's)

Draped scarf - Macy's

Moto boots - Aldo

Nail lacquer - OPI Boris and Natasha 

All photos by Brittanny Taylor.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Vivienne Westwood Creates Spectacular Gowns From New Wallpaper Collection

Now your walls can look as fashion-forward as you do. Legendary British fashion designer—and born-again environmentalist—Dame Vivienne Westwood has paired up with Cole & Son to launch a collection of wallpaper based on some of her most celebrated designs, including the iconic Squiggle print from her Autumn/Winter 1981/82 collection and the more recent Cut-Out Lace from the Spring/Summer 2007 collection.

To toast the collaboration, Westwood and the historic wallpaper manufacturer fashioned an array of dresses from decorative swatches, cleverly bringing the designs full circle from three dimensions to two dimensions and back again.


“It is good when my ideas get carried over into other artistic media,” Westwood says. “This collection is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with a heritage company like Cole & Son and to see my ideas from fashion translated into the world of interiors and wallpaper.”