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The Art of Fashion

I have always had a love for designers who constantly do the unexpected and Iris van Herpen is one designer who undoubtably does that.  Since launching her label in 2007, Dutch fashion designer Van Herpen has become one of the most talked about names in the fashion industry to date. Known for her innovative creations and super extravagant style, van Herpen pushes the limits of creativity with her interesting use materials.

Van Harpen collaborates with United Nude to present their 6th architectural shoe collaboration  for her  haute couture collections. So I thought I would show you all just how amazingggGGGGGG this shoe collaboration and their archive is. Every time I see these shoes (not to mention every single collection Van Harpen has ever done) I stare at them in ore and amazement. Check em out yo!!!

First up we have CARIOLE

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All footwear for Iris van Herpen’s show was created in collaboration with United Nude. The designs were so intensely conceptual, that production was limited to the four catwalk pairs only!! Imagine trying to walk in those bad boys!!!

Next  up we have BEYOND WILDERNESS

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I am not going to lie but this heels look kind of scary BUT amazing at the same damn time.

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…..And finally the latest design  meet “FANG”

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These bad boys  have ten sharp teeth to each shoe

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No matter what!! Iris van Herpen’s designs consistantly demonstrate fashion as art. Her creations are clear artistic statements which women can express their unique character. I’m such a fan of the whole thought process that goes in to creating something as unique as this.

M.B x

LIBERTY OF LONDON X GITMAN BROTHERS FOR UNIONMADE 2013 FALL/WINTER COLLECTION

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Liberty of London has teamed up with Gitman Brothers on an exclusive capsule collection for Unionmade, featuring a shirt, tie and pocket square composed of a subtle and intricate blue floral and paisley print. Made in the USA, the collection features the signature indigo hues upon crisp chambray material, and includes unique vintage-inspired fabric imagery such as the rose print, vine print, light calico and dark calico print. Check out the collaborative series above.

DOLCE & GABBANA COULD CLOSE ITS DOORS IN WAKE OF TAX EVASION FINES

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It looks like the trouble is far from over for Dolce & Gabbana‘s eponymous designers following the tax evasion scandal that resulted in prison sentences of 20 months for the label’s namesakes. In speaking to Vogue UK, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana confirmed that they would indeed close their label should they ultimately have to pay the entirety of the €343.3 million EUR (approximately $455 million USD) fine that’s been levied against them. “We will close,” said Dolce. “What do you want us to do? We will close. We will not be able to deal with it. It’s impossible.” The pair have already closed their nine storefronts in Milan after the city’s mayor publicly spoke out against the designers and their alleged crimes. Dolce & Gabbana were convicted of tax invasion in Italy back in June in a verdict stemming from the label’s controversial 2004 sale to Luxembourg’s Gado Srl.

VA-Garments | TIMEPIECE Collection | Quality takes time…

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Over at VA-Garments, we are proud to bring you the latest collection “TIMEPIECE”. We have  created something really special with our fashion forward idea’s showcased through each product.

No time like the present to introduce another collection to our Tailor Made range, called the TIMEPIECE Collection. A range of products that have no limits or time when it should be worn. A selection of artistry designs including bold shapes that portray different events both past, present and future. Pick your #TimePiece…. See Pictures Below:-

VA Osiris Black T-Shirt

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This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Tailor made Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a pyramid Patterned panel located on top half of the t-shirt. This luxurious top is one a kind, which will be great for the summer with a unique edge. This is an exclusive for VA-Garments, Limited Edition piece.

VA-Paisley full leather

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This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Snakeskin Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a black Snakeskin leather skin panel located on the full front part of the t-shirt. This luxurious top is one a kind, which will be great for the summer with a unique edge.

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This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Tailor Made Collection for spring summer. The product features a green Gatorskin leather skin panel located on top half of the t-shirt. This luxurious top is one a kind, which will be great for the summer with a unique edge.

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This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Tailor Made Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a unique pattern made from silk/polyester panel located on both sides of the t-shirt. It details unique paisley printed panel which gives it that finishing touch.

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VA-snakeskin leather top

This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Snakeskin Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a black Snakeskin leather skin panel located on top half of the t-shirt.

VA Blue Leather Strip Navy T-Shirt

This top is apart of the VA-Garments New Tailor Made Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a light blue leather strip on the left hand side of the t-shirt.

VA-TimepieceThis top is apart of the VA-Garments New Tailor Made Collection apart of the TimePiece range for spring summer. The product features a unique pattern made from cotton/polyester panel located on top half of the t-shirt. Its display numerous styles in the panel which gives it that finishing touch. This luxurious top is one a kind, raw_n_cut_shop_ad_grande

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This shirt is part of the VA Spring SS13 Collection Raw & Uncut. This piece is a limited edition skull design piece made up into a paisley design and combined with two colours. The Print is complete at highest standards of quality and is key to the fabric to the execution. Fabrics used is Ring spun cotton, Main feature is the paisley print located on the middle of the shirt in sheened Gun Metal ink and black.

Don’t delay be apart of the VA lifestyle……The VA “TIMEPIECE” Collection for 2013 is now available online at www.va-gonlinestore.com  

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Nicki Minaj’s Debuts Her Kmart Clothing Line!

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This week Nicki Minaj finally decided to flaunt her anticipated fashion line with Kmart.
Throughout her creative process, Minaj has called on her fans to give their input.
With help from her fellow Barbz, she was capable to execute what maybe a decked out collection.
Nicki also showed us some seriously wearable printed skater dresses—one with the same navy and yellow chain print from before and another in a black and cream lace design. The keyhole in the front certainly adds a touch of sex appeal. We also get to see a puffy white jacket with an extra large hood that she also made in black and tons of SUPER bright animal print accessories.

NOT TO SURE ABOUT THIS!!!

We have provided a few looks from the line below:

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WHATS YOUR VIEW ON THIS COLLECTION?

COLETTE X BEATS BY DRE EXECUTIVE HEADPHONES

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Realigning yet again for 2013, French retailer colette continues its collaborative line with the popular premium audio company Beats by Dre. Utilizing the Beats Executive Headphones as a base, colette reworks this over-the-ear model with an all-black colorway and deep blue accents. Specs include an active noise cancellation feature, a lightweight construction that’s easy to fold away for storage and of course a superior audio output. Limited to 213 pairs, the colette x Beats by Dre Executive Headphones are available here.

KAPITAL KOGIN BLUE WASHED COUNTRY CAP

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Rooted in Japanese traditions of quality and craftsmanship, Kapital began its journey with relatively humble origins as a simple sewing factory in 1984. As is often the trend for Japanese experts in the field, the brand then branched out into its own in-house line inspired by traditional American designs and aesthetics. For Spring/Summer 2013 Kapital introduces the Kogin Blue Washed Country Cap.

Relatively simple in its composition, the Country Cap is spoken for in its detailed construction. Comprised of heavy washed indigo denim, the upper of the cap boasts contrasting stitchwork that monopolizes the majority of the top crown and front brim. Vintage and distressing elements are added to the edges, front brim and seams of the cap while a subtle brown leather clasp at the back finishes things off.

WHAT’S YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS CAP?

Life + Times visits the PMK team in Brooklyn

The Air Jordan I has seen countless iterations since its original launch 27 years ago, but custom design team PMK completely re-imagined the shoe with the recent release of the limited “Brooklyn Zoo” model. Sporting nine different animal skins such as ostrich and stingray, the “Zoo” model is a study in one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. Here, JAY Z’s Life + Times visits the PMK team in Brooklyn for a behind-the-scenes look of the construction of the shoe.

Check Video Below:

Music by Michael “Primo Miguel” Brown.

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MR. GENTLEMAN 2013 SPRING/SUMMER FLORAL ZIP-UP JACKET

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Mr. GENTLEMAN 2013 Spring/Summer collection unveils the Floral Zip-Up Jacket.  Featuring a detailed vintage floral print on both the chest and back panels accompanied by washed denim sleeves, this play on fabric combination thoughtfully captures the essence and lightness of Spring. Available in a light or dark floral background with matching white or navy collars and cuffs respectively.

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The Mr. GENTLEMAN 2013 spring/summer Floral Zip-Up Jacket can be purchased online

AIR JORDAN 8 RETRO WHITE/RED

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I am getting this, no lie!!!!!!!!

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Much to the delight of sneakerheads everywhere. Releasing on April 20 is a replica of the “Bugs Bunny” Air Jordan 8 Retro White/True Red, the iconic sneaker worn by Michael Jordan to complete his first three-peat. It’s the first time the silhouette is releasing since Jordan Brand‘s 2008 VIII/XV “Collezione” Package and the sneaker returns in all of its red, white, black and grey glory — predominantly white leather uppers, along with multi-colored midsole accents, a black, white and red strap and a fuzzy, circular logo on the tongue. The Air Jordan 8 Retro White/True Red will release next month.