A Fashion Affair with Culture, Ancient Art Forms, and all Things Naturally Beautiful- Introducing Kayu
Kayu is the result of a true love affair with culture, ancient art forms, and all things naturally beautiful. If you have a case of the travel bug and a love for fashion this collection has birthed those two interests into something tangible!
The Kayu collection consists of distinctive silhouettes created from an electric mix of straw, satin, jute, and tinalak. From color stories to luxe for less pieces, the assortment absolutely has the perfect handbag to add a hint of glamorous luxury to your ensemble.
Music festivals such as Coachella have inspired retail stores for years. Specifically, stores like Forever 21, H&M, and American Eagle. These stores will always give you a lot of bang for your buck, so if you will be attending Coachella this weekend, and still have yet to find your perfect outfits, the stores listed above are some great ones to check out. Coachella has even inspired higher end stores such as Lacoste and Guess who are planning on launching new lines focused more towards the music festival loving crowd. Linda Chang, the marketing director at Forever 21 says “Music festivals have influenced the fashion industry by reinventing popular styles of past decades of music and pop culture.”
Jen Foyle, chief of merchandising for Aerie says “Music festivals are just one of those moments when people can showcase true individual style.” Coachella gives people a sense of freedom which is why people are dressed in more relaxed clothing, but that is still very stylish, just their own type of style. It’s a weekend where different types of people come together to celebrate and enjoy their love for music and art. The environment given is what makes the festival enjoyable to so many people, and the fact that nobody is there to judge what another is wearing is why we are able to see so many different styles. Nobody is afraid of what anyone will think.
Fashion Blogger, Aimee Song, posted a picture on Instagram of what she wore at last years Coachella to give a little Coachella inspiration to her followers.
Get a little more inspiration from celebs who have attended Coachella in the past!
The year of the snake symbolizes so much for the people in Asia, as they prepare for the biggest celebration of the year when the clock strikes midnight tonight, consisting of fireworks, food and millions of people on the streets. Beautiful lantern decorations being placed on the trees, parades being done by the locals and so much more to be seen in Asia at this second. As a tradition they stick red paper snakes on each others’ doors and stock up by drinking the night away on the traditional snake wine.
Hong Kong has seen an increase of sales on snakeskin materials in fashion, also the actual reptile as a household pet. Now it can be seen as a “cool factor” to be seen with a snake or to own one! How crazy!
It has been said that if you are born in this year, the snake are intelligent but they have a tendency to be very suspicious. It is a great way to use these characteristics to your advantage with anything that comes through this year.
Taking a trip down memory lane and in spirit of our 90′s issue coming close to launching, I would like to take you on a short trip to the 90′s. As much as I love fashion and it’s amazing position in the global industry. I want to redirect you into some other important things that happened in the 90′s, that we should praise on our knees for.
Firstly, the World Wide Web, invented in the beginning of 1990 changed the meaning of technology altogether, the ability to contact each other through a big box and some buttons on the keypad, revolutionized the world. Think about it without the World Wide Web I wouldn’t be writing this blog right now or even talking to my dad in a different country through Facebook. Let’s just take a minute to thank the people who created one of the greatest invention of all time, giving us the ability to update people on Instagram with what we just ate for breakfast.
Secondly, Viagra invented in 1991. A random yet well known product till this day in age, providing men all over the world hope for giving that women that he loves pleasure for a long amount of time. Without this obnoxious yet great invention who knows where some early climatic men will be.
Virtual Pets, started around 1999. Just like real pets, but the inability to pet them, see them in color, feed them actual food, go on walks with them, and much more. But i guess these toys like Tamagochi and Furbies gave kids preparation for the future so they won’t kill their pets by just thinking it’ll come back to life after it dies. But what kid didn’t have some sort of Virtual Pet in their time, you weren’t cool if you didn’t have one.
So i guess in concluding on this blog, all I’m saying is technology from 20 years ago have come a long way, and it’s just going to progress at a higher and most likely, quicker rate.
What was your favorite 90′s invention?
Looking for something new to try in the new year?
Well look no further! Go and visit one of the world’s newest country, Sint Maarten! An island paradise that departed from the Netherlands and called itself their own country. With so many beautiful sights and things to do, you can’t go wrong with this trip.
Sint Maarten offers activities such as sailing, off-roading, dive safaris and they even have their own party bus! Especially their road parades is a exquisite cultural experience not to miss. Breathe in that air and experience something new!
So gather your friends and schedule work off, you deserve it.
From all of us here at Annex Magazine, Happy New Years, we hope you take a break from your crazy lives and enjoy life around you.
Tonight You’re Mine
Tonight You’re Mine directed by David Mackenizie is a romantic trip into the the world of music festivals and finding one’s soul mate. Set in Scotland, Mackenzie filmed the movie around the actual T in the Park festival. Rockers Adam and Morello played by Luke Treadaway and Natalia Tena respectively are handcuffed together by a mystic like security guard after their bands seems to be in a fight and spend the next day stuck with each other to their discontent. We are introduced to their partners, their music, and find out (as cinema would have it) that they might not be so different after all.
At 80 minutes Tonight You’re Mine is full of beautiful scenery. A turquoise green sky filled with gray rain clouds sets the tone. Consistent shots of the crowd show a youthful, fun view of Scotland and it’s fashion. Wellies and accents are a plenty. As are on camera festival shenanigans like the guys sporting colored full body suits and the men in silver hot pants at port-a-potties. The music is to die for with spots from The Gossip, Newton Faulkner, and The Proclaimers. The characters are fun and carry what would be an otherwise predictable story.
Makenzie won critics over the last year as Tonight toured the film festival circuit. It was nominated for BAFTA Audience Awards for Favorite Scottish film and The British Independent Film Awards for Best Achievement in Production. Though never released as a feature film in theaters, a dvd version was released September 14th and it is currently available on iTunes.
In an editorial that stops you dead in your tracks…. Anjak Deng styled by editor Barbara Loison and lensed by Julia Noni sport some of the Fall collections bravest and most daring pieces from brands like Balenciaga, Prada, McQueen, and more.
The contrast, the depth of field, the post…. these 3 really knocked it far and wide out of the park…. Truly brilliant…