Nine loyal consumers that spazzed over their favorite designers & their logos in ink!
1. Vivienne Westwood
6. Louis Vuitton
9. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Fendi, & Gucci
Just when you thought customization had gone far enough, you are surprised by it’s creativity. Now you can buy a bike that matches your nail polish. All we can now think about is how Instagram worthy this wonderful site is: you’re riding your bike through the crisp autumn scene and your deep red fall trend nail color is matching the grasp you have over the handle bars on your bike.
Bauty brand Face Stockholm has released the products from their latest collaboration. Face Stockholm For Skeppshult Special Edition Bicycle, $1,785, available at Face Stockholm. These bikes are not typically cheap but they are just so pretty!
John Varvatos celebrated his new book JOHN VARVATOS: ROCK IN FASHION with Neiman Marcus launch event.
Designer John Varvatos was joined by rock and roll photographer Mick Rock and special guests Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley of KISS.
JOHN VARVATOS: ROCK IN FASHION (Harper Design, $60). The new coffee-table style book documents the elements of rock style that have embodied the music community for decades. Written by John Varvatos with Holly George-Warren, the book shares contents of Varvatos’ personal notebook that he has kept over the years, revealing his perspective on how rock & roll style and rock photography have influenced his own designs as well as how musicians’ evolving styles have impacted fashion and pop culture over the past five decades.
Annex: Growing up who was your rock ‘n roll style icon?
John Varvtos: There was a few Jimi Hendrix, all the Jimi’s Jimmy Paige. Those were really the real one’s from a style sense.
Annex: What has been the most rewarding thing about putting this book together?
John Varvatos: I honestly think it’s reliving some of the memories of when I first heard music, or when I first saw someone (perform). It brought a lot of those memories and a lot of growing up.
Paul Stanley: I think the great thing about your book is, it brings you back to the time of value and experience of seeing a band.
Gene Simmons: The instant gratification of today undermines the emotion and the culture of how it really started, it started with people being so emotionally committed it wasn’t just music it was like the soundtrack of your life.
Paul Stanley: It was salvation you had music, and these bands that you could fantasize who they were and glorify them but it gave you something much more important, these peoples who you looked to for strength.
John Varvatos: Back then there wasn’t much television so you didn’t really see anyone live. You might have seen a picture here and there but if they weren’t being covered the first time you discovered them the whole persona the music, the energy, the look everything was on stage.
The book is an undeniable source of inspiration and quite boldly a fashion bible. You can purchase your copy of John Varvatos : Rock in Fashion here.
The most popular german beer brand in the world that has also been dedicated to innovation and independent thought, Beck’s beer commissioned a ‘State of the Arts’ study. The results were announced and studies found young adults say art is in, museums are out. While an overwhelming amount of young Americans value art only 1 in 4 view it on museum walls.
The online study with nearly 2,000 individuals ages 21 and older found the following:
- 82 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29) agree that art is a valuable cultural institution.
- 81 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29) are regularly exposed to art, versus only 60 percent of older Americans aged 30 or older.
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- Young, adult Americans appreciate graffiti/street art more than their older peers; 70 percent of 21-29 year-old Americans believe that graffiti and street art should be hanging in art museums and galleries. Less than half of Americans age 30 or older agree.
- For 33 percent of young, adult Americans (aged 21-29), it has been at least one year since their last museum or gallery visit, and a full 19 percent have never visited an art museum or gallery in their lifetime.
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- Americans aged 21-29 tend to consume art via the Internet (52 percent through the internet, non-mobile device, 51 percent on their smartphone/tablet), while Americans aged 30 or older are more likely to consume art with a visit to a gallery or museum than via smartphone or tablet.
- 50 percent of Americans aged 21-29 regularly consume art organically, on the street or by walking around, whereas only one-third of older Americans say the same.
- Adult Americans as a whole appear to believe that high-quality art does not need to be expensive. Sixty-eight percent believe they do not need to spend a great deal of money (more than $1,000) on a quality work of art. Sixty-four percent report having spent $100 or less on a work of art.
Each year for more than 25 years, Beck’s has transformed its beer bottles into art canvases for aspiring and established artists alike. This year, beginning in July 2013, Beck’s turned over its labels to an eclectic mix of musicians, designers, performance artists and photographers, who each created a piece of original artwork. For more details, please visit Beck’s Art Labels media site or Facebook.com/BecksBeer.
Many designers have taken a love of films and started to create their own. Karl Lagerfeld has filmed multiple short stories not only about depicting the life of Coco Chanel but feature films that give prominence to his new collection and Tom Ford has directed films. All in all, we are seeing a new facet of designers and they are becoming more dimensional. The next designer films you should keep your eye open for is Salvatore Ferragamo. Lauren Hutton is returning to the small screen, in all ends–your computer screen–in Walking Stories, a romantic comedy hosted by the artistic family of Salvatore Ferragamo. Created by Luca Guadagnino, this eight biweekly episode series captures a love story set foot in three very different cities that are significant to the life of Ferragamo: Los Angeles, where his brand blossomed; Shanghai, where he sees the future of fashion prospering; and Florence, his hometown. The series premieres on October 8 on www.ferragamo.com
Marc Jacobs just announced his new BookMarc store in Tokyo, Japan, the store will be opened by October this year!
BookMarc Tokyo will offer customers, a selection of art, fashion, culture and lifestyle, stationary and other specialities. This store will set it’s first step into Tokyo for BookMarc by Marc Jacobs, located in the busy city of Harajuku. Existing locations for BookMarc are in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles.
Lifetime has just released an extended trailer of the must-watch original movie, House of Versace. According to Fashionista, “The movie… appears to cover every aspect of the Versace label’s history: From Donatella’s upbringing to Gianni’s death, to the rampant drug-use and the house’s money troubles.”
Gina Gershen plays Donatella Versace with striking resemblance and Italian sass in leopard furs and signature blonde hair.
The movie is set to premiere on October 5th.
Images via Lifetime
The focus for products and companies are ever changing, but they are now growing more so to adapt to the lifestyles and needs of the new generation. Born from 1980-2000, this market of individuals are an increasing importance as a consumer force. This trend is expected to accelerate in the next decade because we are demanding more attention. These shoppers are the earliest adopters and will push companies to merge the digital age into a critical part of their business. The ‘Me Generation’ has an affinity for shopping but has a different way of doing so. Having technology at their fingertips and always being connected, the way we search for products or connect with brands has surfaced a whole new level and companies are tying to keep up. Marketers have become habituated to the way information is reached and buying is being done.
The beauty industry, in my perspective, has its most success via Youtube. This social media site is powerful in the industry because consumers are able to search and follow ‘beauty gurus’ and these individuals have a lot of influence on the shopping decisions viewers make. With beauty hauls, makeup tutorials and more, Youtube has become the new home base for marketers. The internet is the multi-media home where shoppers, influencers, and marketers are able to connect more ‘personally’, engage with each other and express themselves.
Madonna NYC 83 celebrates a moment in early 1980s New York that has been increasingly reappraised in recent years for its fecund interactions and overlaps between the worlds of fashion, art and music. Coming in the wake of punk and new wave, this economically fragile period gave rise to a vital, edgy restlessness in the city, spawning adventurous personal styles and music that merged rap, funk, punk and pop. Madonna represented this sensibility like no-one else. As this book makes amply clear, from the start she was determined to define a look for herself, and to carve out a space in the public imagination. After her countless subsequent incarnations over the past three decades, it is extraordinary to revisit these early years. Richard Corman met Madonna by chance in 1983 and created a bountiful collection of images that constitute a multifaceted portrait of the young Madonna and a New York that remains timelessly inspiring and significant. Madonna NYC 83 is not only an homage to Madonna and the early 80s, but also a collage of exuberance, humor, fashion, sexiness and performance. The book is designed by Yolande Cuomo Design.As a portrait photographer, Richard Corman has worked with subjects ranging from Nobel Peace Prize recipients (Nelson Mandela, James Dewey Watson) to actors (Robert De Niro, Paul Newman, Al Pacino), athletes (Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Muhammad Ali) and musicians of our time (Sting, Wynton Marsalis). A native New Yorker, Corman studied at Hunter College, later spending two years apprenticing with Richard Avedon in the early 1980s.
While we’ve seen Miles Teller in Footloose as the dancing cowboy, in Project X smashing ecstasy filled gnomes and in 21 and Over where he took the meaning of turning 21 into a whole new level, now we see him on a softer and a more sensitive level. Miles Teller joined forces with Shailene Woodley from “The Secret Life of an American Teenager” to create the all time, romantic, comedy and drama filled movie.
The movie tells a story about a boy named Sutter Keely (Teller) who always lived in the now and high school was his promise land. After some heart break and self-realisation he meets a girl that overwhelms his life with love and affection. Both Woodley and Teller recieved a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival!
Written by the writers of 500 Days of Summer and an adaptation of Tim Tharp’s book “The Spectacular Now”, this movie is set to be the biggest movie surprise of the summer!