Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Randoms: today 29/8/07

thing working for me today:
lampshades as symbols for hats, environmentally friendly VM, bright cornflower blue... and the joys of working with people you actually like! x

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Interlude: Lanvin Dolls

Alber Elbaz, creative director at Lanvin, has created these dolls as a part of his current collection. As you can see by the pic, the dolls are whimsical and joyful in the representations of his outfits..

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It wouldn't suprise me if Elbaz knows his mannequin history (see previous posts in June of this blog) and has created these as original french doll style mannequins for his collection.

There will be 800 limited edition pieces made, each hand painted.. At Belinda we have ordered a set, making me one happy VM as i will get to play with these very fun little things..

So i say a big hurrah for Alber Elbaz.. he not only knows how to tailor superbly, he also know how to make great displays and keep fashion fun!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Randoms: today 19/8/07

things working for me today:
torrential rain, knitted dresses in bright colours like bernhard willhelm and christa michel (see, booking hotels in New York... and young guerilla artists with little works all over the city walls... keep it up , we notice!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Randoms: today 12/8/07

Sorry for the time laps.. i have been house hunting... and hence my focus is elsewhere!

so things working for me today:
new order music whilst you are driving, multi coloured bella donna olives that look like lollies, my balenciaga space age daft punk shoes... and the paper art movies by pappirus ( )


Friday, August 3, 2007

Spotlight: another great Ginza Window

i'm sure every window dresser worth their pins and staple gun has done at least a few windows using coat hangers. I love the colour chosen for these and the smart use of the structure to allow for the perspex panel to be laid on top..

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its the pinnacle of our art to make something seem so effortless.. and yet this probably took painstaking hours to weld them in place and create a solid weight bearing form.

big ups to the VM's.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tech: petal windows

I have just put in a silk petal window detail in our strand store:

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The silk petals were bought in bulk on ebay, coming direct from china. They come in a lot of different colours and are quite sturdy and easy to use... The most time consuming part is separating the petals prior to beginning.

i found that you should lay down a wide double-sided sticky tape (you can get it at the art store), and then above this add thinner mounting tape. The double sided tape will allow you to remove the mounting tape without marking the paint on the window or leaving foam stuck to the window.

each petal goes on one slightly above the next, layered and in slightly different directions. to give a natural effect.

We began with red and moved up through pink and orange to yellow. We also chose to leave areas of the window blank to give the effect of growth and random chaos(like nature itself).

The window detail is very feminine, highly decorative and creates a strong sense of spring in the store.

We complimented the window by creating a carpet of petals around the foot of the mannequin and adding garden gnomes like snow white and the 7 dwarfs.

All in all a great and easy way to announce spring in store.