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White Swans: Young Designers Envision a Monochrome World
Posted by richard | October 31, 2011

Whoever said you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day never met today’s crop of fearless young fashion designers.

A recent contest invited emerging designers from around the world to show what they could create using an all-white palette — and the results are mind-boggling.

From bags to shoes to jewelry, corsets, dresses, BDSM accessories and even mittens, the entrants in the White Swan competition showed …

Have a Perfectly Frightful Night!
Posted by amy | October 31, 2011

This wonderful shot is from a 2010 e-greeting sent to customers by UK retro label What Katie Did. And yes, we’ve been waiting all year to use it!

Visit WhatKatieDid.com to see more of their fun Hallowe’en promo shots. And, as always, if you’re going out tonight, dress for the occasion!…

Belles Images: 2012 Aubade Calendar
Posted by richard | October 31, 2011

If they produced nothing else all year besides their annual calendar, the good people at French lingerie label Aubade would still have countless fans among fashion and art lovers everywhere.

The 2012 Aubade calendar — the company’s 14th annual keepsake — is as exquisite as always, and an unequaled collection of tastefully seductive images in polished black-and-white. With the exception of the exclusive Pirelli calendar, …

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With autumn’s chill settling in, it’s hard to ignore what’s ahead. Shan knows how you feel. For 25 years, the Laval, Que.-based company (which counts Céline Dion, Katy Perry and the newly married Kate Moss as fans) has been helping to outfit pasty-but-stylish northerners for that essential rite-of-winter: the frantic migration to warmer climates.

Perhaps surprisingly for a company that specializes in couture swimwear, this …

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Josie Natori for Target: The Countdown Begins
Posted by richard | October 27, 2011

When Target debuted its whopping MIssoni for Target collection last month it caused traffic jams, crashed the retailer’s website and nearly brought the internet to a standstill. You’d think people hadn’t seen clothes before.

Don’t expect the same kind of pandemonium when the exclusive designer collection Jose Natori for Target arrives in stores on Sunday, but a lot of savvy stylistas will have the day …

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