Kiosk Reykjavík

If there’s one Icelandic design store you have to visit in Iceland, it is Kiosk.

It’s located on Laugavegur , the middle center of Reykjavík.

Despite the size of the store, it has 9 very talented Icelandic designers. They’re all very different yet high fashion.

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Fashion mama blog

Being pregnant doesn’t mean that you have to give up all the fancy clothing. On the contrary, you can use more imagination to, be more creative. It’s all about being proud of your body. I personally believe that the pregnant women are the most beautiful women in the world.

Here are some fashion bloggers who are mama-to-bes 🙂

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The Brunette

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Le dressing de Leeloo

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M Loves M

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The Chriselle Factor

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The Fashion Guitar

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Cupcakes & Cashmere

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Hello Fashion

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See Jane

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Cara Loren

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Could I Have That ?

 

 

 

 

 

Perfume

I just heard that a new restaurant, run by exclusive starred French chef Guy Martin, will be opened in the ground-floor of Guerlain boutique in Paris on Champs-Élysées. What an idea to open a restaurant with a perfume store!

Guerlain for me is much more than a simple perfume. It reminds me of Paris, of people I care very much and of love. I received my 25th birthday gift a bottle of Guerlain. I love the fusion smell of rose and vanilla since. It’s chic, it’s parisian and it’s mysterious.

Yet for some strange reasons, I stopped using any perfume since I moved to Iceland. I can not explain why. I heard that everyone is born with a certain scent. But if you use too much chemical product on your body, the scent will finally fade out. So now actually the only thing I put on is the baby lotion from Johnson & Johnson. I can not find the authentic cream in a pink bottle, which is my favorite. Yet I found the powder, shampoo and body oil.

After all, either Guerlain or J&J, they both exist as memory for me, rather a simple perfume.

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picture source: Du nez au palais

Wildness embodied

Fashion, like art, is very subjective. Either you like it or you don’t. I recently discovered this outstanding fashion designer – Iris van Herpen. Her futurenism style, almost architectural, appeals to me.

“For me fashion is an expression of art that is very close related to me and to my body. I see it as my expression of identity combined with desire, moods and cultural setting.

In all my work I try to make clear that fashion is an artistic expression, showing and wearing art, and not just a functional and devoid of content or commercial tool. With my work I intend to show that fashion can certainly have an added value to the world,  that it can be timeless and that its consumption can be less important then its beginning. Wearing clothing creates an exciting and imperative form of self-expression. ‘Form follows function’ is not a slogan with which I concur. On the contrary, I find that forms complement and change the body and thus the emotion. Movement, so essential to and in the body, is just as important in my work. By bringing form, structure and  materials together in a new manner, I try to suggest and realize optimal tension and movement.”
Like a saying “eyes eat first”. We’re very much how we dress. As in Paris, people are mad with black clothing, especially women. I have more than one friend who purchase only black or grey coloured clothing. While in tropical countries like Africa, Singapore, Thailand etc, people are more intend to pick colourful clothing. It reveals a great deal of a personality.

London in Love

Check this out. I was about the Campbell sisters’ age when I first fell in love with London. It was late October and I had been living in Paris and photographing with my only camera and lens. I stayed with my sister Barbara DeWitt who was working with David Bowie and she let me her flat because she was once again on tour. London was covered with snow and cold as hell, but I did’t feel it – just like the ruffians in these photographs never felt the rain. In fact they wanted it, they wanted to get soaked and take their clothes off and lie by an inviting fire on a rug with friends. The London I discovered as a young photographer was the spirit in the pubs and the music (vinyl) in my sister’s apartment with big windows overlooking a bleak London. But the bleakness welcomed me somehow and was very beautiful. I kissed a lot of people – in fact a few I didn’t ever know, maybe because I’d had too many at the neighbourhood put – but walking back home with our footprints wet in the snow, I had all of a sudden some new pals on my arm, some whisky – “Irish or Scottish”, I suppose in my stomach to keep me warm and then London belonged to me! Because with all the laughter and all the mischief there is that innocence at the bottom of its soul. I woke up the next morning hung over and called my parents to tell them I loved them. I guess I was still their baby. Then I rolled over and hugged one, tow, three, maybe four people – old friends and new – and we all laughed and just took bleary-eyes portraits of each other. But that was a long time ago.

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Noir

A Paris-based simply, elegant, avant-garde fashion brand.

To capture the essence of the brand, Dice Kayek found a kindred spirit in film director Marie Schuller, head of fashion at SHOWstudio. Schuller scripted an experimental film, NOIR, which is less a fashion presentation than a fashion editorial sprung to life. Taking as a point of departure the designer’s and director’s mutual love of German expressionism, constructivism and film noir, the four-minute video riffs on key scenes from the 1961 Alain Resnais film “Last Year at Marienbad”, depicting glamorous, sometimes troubling dream-like scenes from the life of a young couple, complete with special effects that recall the golden era of Hollywood.

source: Dice Kayek