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Category ‚Books‘

“Cultural Chanel” Exhibit In Shanghai’s Museum Of Contemporary Art

26 October 2010, 14.47 | Posted in Art, Books, advertisement | 1 comment »

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The lux brand China invasion continues with Chanel taking over the Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai with an exhibition that details the brand’s literary and artistic inspirations. Titled “Cultural Chanel,” it runs from January 15-March 14, and will be curated by Jean Louis Froment, a French art director and critic. Via WWD.

Chicks On Speed ‘Don’t Art Fashion, Music’ Book

12 October 2010, 17.35 | Posted in Art, Books, Fashion | 3 comments »

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Definitely one to own, the  second book  by Chicks on Speed members Melissa Logan and Alex Murray-Leslie, focuses on a collection of what they call self-made “Objekt instruments,” which act simultaneously as machine/instrument/sculpture, and fashionable technology, the logical result of their experiment to blur the lines between art, fashion and music, using technology as glue.

Instead of chapters the book has scenes, which contain contributions from Stewart Home, renowned English artist, filmmaker, and activist author of “The Assault on Culture,” Glenn Adamson, deputy head of research at the V&A, and images of the world’s first high-heeled shoe guitars (above), created in collaboration with the award-winning shoe designer Max Kibardin.  The book launches on November 2nd and is published by Booth-Clibborn Editions and Dundee Contemporary Arts.

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Louis Vuitton NYC Guide Video

01 October 2010, 14.11 | Posted in Books, advertisement | 3 comments »

Louis Vuitton previews its New York version of the “Louis Vuitton City Guide For 2011″ with a video. In this episode LV obsesses over apples. Very PBS-ish, albeit more random and prettier. Via Format.

Tim Gunn Locks And Unloads On Wintour & Mizrahi

02 September 2010, 14.56 | Posted in Books, celebrity | No comments »

TimGunn Tim Gunn Locks And Unloads On Wintour & Mizrahi

Tim Gunn’s book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons For Making It Work,” is getting lots of attention for his call-outs on Anna Wintour and Isaac Mizrahi, among others. On La Diabla, Gunn says, “It’s insane that people don’t call her out on the things she does. Is it fear? I was certainly afraid of her. When her office called me, I thought I’d have to go into the witness protection program.” So not shocked by that, but the comments on Mizrahi– “Oh, please, I was so kind to him. I mean, I wouldn’t have the words to describe some of the more abhorrent behavior. He really is a terrible, terrible, terrible person”–were a surprise since a friend of mine dated Mizrahi for a minute and never mentioned any nightmarish behavior. He even goes in on his Mom and Dad! And he’s celibate and has been for a long time. Sounds like a super juicy read! Via Racked.

Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them

04 May 2010, 20.28 | Posted in Books | 2 comments »

 Bad Shoes and the Women Who Love Them

 This book is probably the opposite of alot of the shoes , we feature here, however the author is not anti-heels. She just points to the fact that some of us need to make better choices not only on  silhouettes but alson on quality.

“ Bad Shoes & the Women Who Love Them (Seven Stories Press; Mother’s Day 2010) is both a celebration of the spunk and sex appeal that can dress up a woman’s feet, and a lighthearted wake-up call to women to make informed decisions when buying and wearing fashionable shoes. The book explores our desires to wear ‘bad shoes’, delves into the fascinating history and psychology of them, and gives us the information we need to buy pairs that are both cute and comfy. Illustrated throughout by Vanessa Davis”. We just got word of a launch paarty taking place tomorrow! Next page fo details.

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Barbie x Comme des Garcons

07 December 2009, 16.30 | Posted in Accessories, Books, Designer Toys, Fashion | 2 comments »

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 Barbie gets dressed by Comme des Garcons, wearing  Rei Kawabuko’s  latest  ’Jingle flower’ print.  Available at Dover Street Market. check  the next page for a view of the Jingle flowers Holiday ‘09 product.

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Barbie x Christian Louboutin at Net-a-porter

02 November 2009, 14.16 | Posted in Art, Books, Designer Collaboration, Fashion | 2 comments »

barbie07 540x392 Barbie x  Christian Louboutin at Net a porter

Christian Louboutin has customised 3 dolls, inspired by Nefertiti and Marilyn Monroe, which feature a new terracotta tan skin tone, and having never before experienced the delights of such gravity-defying heels, a new in-step to enable her to take giant Louboutin steps for doll-kind.

However, a limited edition Christian Louboutin Barbie doesn’t end there; 4 Barbie-sized pairs of shoes accompany each doll, each in their very own Louboutin shoe boxes, in which delicate tissue paper reveals such miniature delights as lovingly crafted long leopard skin Christian Louboutin boots.  The Christian Louboutin Barbie doll with a jewellery thief theme (as seen above), together with the calendar, launches December 2009 at Net-a-porter.More views of the book on the next page via wwd.

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New Book Alert: “Relations That Suck…”

01 November 2009, 14.33 | Posted in Art, Books | No comments »

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Relations that Suck: The Story of Eva and Dries” is a fable about the friendship and destiny of two timeless characters from award-winning, San Francisco-based fashion designer, Marilyn Yu. Eva is a creativevampire who likes people. Dries is a traveling spider who disdains web-spinning. “Relations That Suck” is a piece of art in book formthat bridges the worlds of fine art, fashion, and fiction. It portrays the tragedies of denial and guilt through thirty-five dramatic photographs accompanied by a poetically heart-breaking narrative. Available here!

The Younity’s FRESHER Project

02 October 2009, 20.07 | Posted in Art, Books, Design | No comments »

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 HighSnobette is proud to  present , The Younity’s FRESHER: An eco-art exhibition opening October 3, 2009 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center in the Lower East Side section of New York City. The exhibit is not the average “white-wall” art show; the all-female collective will transform the art space into an eco-funhouse of raw materials and street art. Elements such as graffiti, photography, design and construction are used to connect ideas about consumerism, environmentalism, health, and renewable energy. FRESHER! features main-stay YOUNITY artists such as Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, and AIKO while introducing emerging artists such as China Morbosa and Amanda Lopez. More info on the next page!

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YSL Manifesto Coming Soon…

01 September 2009, 19.44 | Posted in Accessories, Art, Books, Fashion | 1 comment »

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As reported by Dazed: The fifth Yves Saint Laurent manifesto will be released on Saturday, September 12, 2009 where over half a million copies of the eco-consciously printed Manifesto will be distributed in the streets of Paris, New York, Milan, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and, for the first time, Seoul. Like past seasons of manifesto distribution, the first 2,000 passerby in each city will receive the Manifesto in a custom cotton tote bag designed by Creative Director Stefano Pilati.(image above) . As much as this is a cool project, we would love to see the totes to have more design element than a simple print on a plain  tote…