domenica 31 luglio 2011

David Beckham Is Coming Out With an Underwear Line for H&M

A stream of consciousness recount of this morning's email scan: 

"Another boring summer day for fashion news. Can't be anything good happening this early on a Thursday in JULY. Oh wait, David Beckham? Getting somewhere ... Bodywear? Translates to underwear. Something to care about! Attachment — pictures? Text-only press release. Stay awake, stay awake. Wait, H&M? Don't they usually hire actual designers to do these lines?"

So evidently the chain is making an exception for Beckham, like they did for Madonna. 
His bodywear, translates to underwear, will go on sale at 1800 H&M stores in 40 countries on February 2, 2012, in time for Valentine's Day, everyone's least-depressing non-holiday. 
Still, there's something jarring about H&M, which has done lines in the past with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, and Comme des Garcons, among others, doing a celebrity line of underpants now. 

Maybe it's just because the Madonna line launched so long ago it's hard to remember it. This is not troubling to H&M, whose press release easily qualifies Beckham:
Considered by many to be one of the most marketable individuals in the world ...

Really, he may as well be doing a line of headbands.

giovedì 28 luglio 2011

Hermes Arceau Chrono Colors

In 1978, Henri d’Originy imagined the Arceau model, a timeless and classically elegant watch inspired by saddler: a stirrup detail.
The original asymmetrical shape of its lugs, the elegant shape of its numerals and its equestrian references: both its design and its connotations have combined to make the Arceau an iconic Hermès watch.

Ever since, through successive evolutions and variations, the model has been constantly renewed while remaining loyal to its original spirit.
The new Hermès Arceau Chrono Colors in their white and navy blue versions feature matching dials and straps that thus extend and enrich the collection.
On both these models, the saddle stitching and soft, smooth feel of the Evercalf indigo blue and Epsom white calfskin straps testify to the House tradition of excellence in leather craftsmanship.
The three counters and date are harmoniously arranged on the dial framed by a 43 mm-diameter steel case.
The chronograph hands and the small seconds at 3 o’clock discreetly display the signature Hermès shade of orange.

sabato 23 luglio 2011

The new 2012 Audi R8 GT

The new 2012 Audi R8 GT
Source: Audi of America
HERNDON, Va. - Audi has created the very special, limited-edition R8 GT for the 2012 MY. The R8 GT builds on the award-winning R8 Coupe and Spyder and represents the pinnacle of performance in the Audi model line. This is the first limited production sports car produced by Audi, and only 333 units will be built worldwide with 90 units destined for the U.S. Each R8 GT has its production number displayed on the gear shift. 
The R8 GT starting price is $196,800.

venerdì 15 luglio 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Global E-Store Launch

Dolce & Gabbana  launched its global online store offering men’s and women’s clothing/accessories in seven languages via computer, mobile and social networks.

The Italian fashion house has always been ahead of the fashion pack in terms of online communication; live streaming its first catwalk show in 2005, launching its own editorial channel Swide in 2007 and famously sitting fashion bloggers on its front row in 2009.

The new e-store will take an editorial approach to digital merchandising: the product catalogue interface will be flanked by a “shop-by-look” impagination with the visual impact of a magazine, photos can be viewed in 360°and videos are integrated in the product cards (in attachment the screenshots of the website).

This project is the last step of the brand's emotional and editorial strategy in the digital world, and represent at highest levels the Dolce&Gabbana's deep commitment to the social and anthropological aspects of the net revolution.

The eStore is a true all-embracing experience, which places the product within a narrative: the narrative of the Dolce&Gabbana lifestyle.

lunedì 4 luglio 2011

Italian Style

Typical italian style

Love them.