Hoffmann and Loos exhibition to show in Vienna

For all turn of century art lovers: here’s an exhibition in Vienna to put on your calendar: On December 17 2014 (up until April 19 2015) the MAK Exhibition Hall, Vienna, Austria will show “Ways to Modernism. Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact“. Both artists were Austrian architects who became famous in the early 20th century for their often radical statements and design work. The exhibition promises to show their main works, putting them in design and cultural context of back then and today.

2178138_adolf_loos-attributed_chairLoos attributed chair – designed 1906 – image via Lauritz auction

800px-Josef_Hoffmann_-_Kubus_Fauteuil_(1910)Kubus armchair, designed by Josef Hoffmann, 1910. Image via Wiki

We’re really looking forward to this exhibition: we expect a feast to the designer’s mind and eye!



Phoenix Fashion Week – new talent spotted in Arizona

Back in August we shared a first glimpse of one of the local fashion weeks in the US to look out for: Phoenix Fashion Week. As one of the first – if not the only one – to really focus on designer education, this year’s fashion week presentation was full of emerging fashion and accessory designers that enticed the fashion hungry audience. We are confident that some of this new talent will make it big! See for yourself:

adoire by saaba phx fashion week 2014Adoire by Saaba – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9574-huesofegoHues of Ego – bag Tom Horn Collection – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9632-huesofegoHues of Ego – top by Clutch Jewelry – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9740_jacquelinenicolefashion by Jacqueline Nicole – lucite accessories by possibility – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9752_possibilityfashion by Jacqueline Nicole – lucite jewelry by possibility – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9805-lilliennelangfashion by Lillienne Lang – lucite earrings by possibility – photo by James Almanza

james-almanza-9914-rayanfashion by Rayan – photo by James Almanza

See a more in depth coverage here on the Phoenix Fashion Blog Couture in the Suburbs!

What do you think? Do any of these designers make your heart beat higher too?

magazine to look out for: ODDA magazine

Models.com just published an interesting article about ODDA magazine – if you haven’t gotten a hold of a copy yet, it’s worth a look! A few peeks:

ODDA magazine cover - edition 7front cover of the new FW 2014/15 and Preview SS 2015 – pre-order it here

The back cover:

ODDA magazine cover - edition 7

The previous covers were just as gorgeous!




This was an editorial from an earlier ODDA edition:  273309-800w

273314-800w 273311-800w CREDITS for the above editorial photos:  Omar Macchiavelli (Photographer) |  David Martin (Creative Director) | Alba Melendo (Fashion Editor/Stylist) | Rory Rice (Hair Stylist) | Erika Labanauskaite (Model) – see the full photo series here

We love the aesthetics and creative inspiration, and can’t wait to see the new issue! Pre-order yours here now!


Art inspiration: the online archive of the MET

After the whirlwind of fashion weeks around the globe, we have something different for you today -  a silly but interesting little pastime inspiration: check out the MET online search and dig into their database! You’ll find all kinds of intriguing things, such as books on art, fashion, design, such as:

Savage+Beauty-+Alexander+McQueenMetPublications: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty {image via dejavu-intl.com}

0909-selections-WILD-1MetPublications: Wild: Fashion Untamed

6a00e54ef9645388340115705a7b50970b-800wiMetPublications: The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion {image via fashion copious}

25_S_PCatalogueCov_2207787aMetPublications: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

Unfortunately, the MET’s database is a bit difficult to use and doesn’t seem quite current – if you’re looking for the latest art and fashion books it may not be the best source. For that, we would recommend visiting the Marc Jacobs book store in New York (we blogged about it earlier here) or browse an online bookstore like TASCHEN. However, because the MET has such a wealth of exhibits and publications in their database, lingering on the site on a lazy Sunday morning can be an intriguing thing to do. You’ll find all kinds of artifacts, exhibit publications, and oddities too!

We’re wishing you all an inspired rest of the week!

Fashion Week New York – a peek at the Designer Inspirations

It’s that time again: New York is mesmerizing the fashion world these days with next year’s spring runway shows. We’ve got a different glimpse for you here today though – wouldn’t you also be interested in what inspired the designers when they created the collections? ELLE spoke with some of them. What they revealed is quite interesting and often surprising!

For instance, according to ELLE, Rebecca Taylor imagined “the Rolling Stones traveling to India and the dreamy ideal an Indian pilgrimage conjures, with a bit of rock & roll edge”:

elle-15-rebecca-taylor-v-xlnRebecca Taylor SS 2015 collection sketch – image via ELLE

Elie Tahari was dreaming of “Future Bohemian”:


Spring 2015 collection sketch by Elie Tahari, via ELLE

Or take Misha Nonoo, who was inspired by “the melding of opposing forces as demonstrated in Dustin Yellin’s three-dimensional psycho geographies.” Wow! That’s deep!

elle-19-misha-nonoo-v-xlnFashion sketch by Misha Nonoo, from the 2015 Spring Summer collection. Image via ELLE

Are those inspirations intriguing or what? Read more here on ELLE!


Emerging designer online shop – not just a label

If you love to be different and pick your own fashion, in your own style, off the beaten track of big shopping crowds, scope out the independent designer shop NOT JUST A LABEL By shopping there, you not only support young independent designers but you can select from a ton of truly unique fashion and accessory pieces!


All images via not just a label | collage by Astrid Mueller | top left: jealousy | top right: Monique Daniels | left black necklace: Olga Jeanne | middle right fashion shoot: Sade English | porcelain shoes: Laurapapp | bottom left: Karen Morris Millinery | fashion sketch: Damien Ravn

If these are a bit too daring for you, as design and fashion aficionado you’ll be intrigued by the curated selection of artistic talent on this platform! Head over to notjustalabel.com and see for yourself! Enjoy!


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