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October 2008

Bulgari Ring + Save the Children

‘Bulgari Ring + Save the Children
Bulgari will mark its 125th anniversary with high-wattage celebrations and a charity initiative. The Roman jeweler has joined forces with Save the Children for a project called Rewrite the Future. The goal is to provide education to eight million children living in conflict-affected areas by 2010. Bulgari said it aims to raise 10 million euros, or $12.8 million at current exchange, and has designed a silver ring, engraved with the Bulgari and Save the Children logos, which will go on sale from Feb. 1 to Dec. 31, with the price fixed at $290 and 290 euros. Other events on the agenda include a retrospective titled “Tra Eternità e Storia” (Between Eternity and History) that will be held on June 4 in Rome, while 15 pieces of high jewelry and eight exclusive timepieces will be auctioned off in December 2009 in New York.

APC Jeans + Butler Worn Out Jeans

‘APC Jeans + Butler Worn Out JeansGet a pair of buttered up APC jeans without the rough beginning. Jean Touitou, creator of A.P.C. has a reputation for lateral thinking and the “Butler Worn Out” jeans concept sums that up nicely. In a nut shell, A.P.C. customers trade in their broken-in jeans for a new pair at half price. The used pair are then marked with the original owner’s initials before being, washed, ironed ‘inside and out’ and resold. Would you buy a used pair or does the thought of someone else’s butt and other bits in the same denim space turn you off?

Nike Considered Design follows NOHARM

‘Nike Considered Design follows NOHARMNike follow NOHARM’s lead and goes green. Green has been the theme of NOHARM for three years and Nike’s decision to follow in NOHARM’s footsteps is a positive move for the company and the environment.

Nike today debuted Nike Considered Design, products which combine sustainability principles with the newest innovations for sport. Nike Considered Design will be featured in all of Nike’s six key categories: basketball, running, football, women’s training, men’s training and sportswear, as well as in tennis and ACG (All Condition Gear). The goal of Nike Considered Design is to create performance innovation products that minimize environmental impact by reducing waste throughout the design and development process, use environmentally preferred materials, and eliminate toxics. Nike designers are now expected to make smart, sustainable design choices at the start of their creative process which has led to Nike’s most extensive Considered Design range of product to date.

For example, Nike’s best selling running shoe, the Pegasus, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is the first pinnacle running shoe to be Nike Considered Design.

“As we look at how we design and develop products and run our global business, it’s not enough to be solving the challenges of today,” said President and CEO Mark Parker. “We are designing for the sustainable economy of tomorrow, and for us that means using fewer resources, more sustainable materials and renewable energy to produce new products.”

Nike’s long-term vision for Considered is to design products that are fully closed loop: produced using the fewest possible materials, designed for easy disassembly while allowing them to be recycled into new product or safely returned to nature at the end of their life.

RMC Jeans HIT Berlin

‘RMC Jeans Hit BerlinLast weekend DepartmenstoreQuartier206 was the place to go for RMC shopping in Berlin. The new FULL WAVE jeans in various colors as well as selected styles of the YOROPIKO brand added incredible flare to this incredible store. Also a set of golden buttons and gem buttons were displayed in the middle of the shop in a large vitrine. ‘This was a good start for the brand in the capital of Germany’ said Can Dinckol, Store Manager at DepartmentstoreQuartier206. Ckeck out http://www.departmentstore-quartier206.comThe Jeans section is located next door to shops with precious cloths, jewelry and accessories.
‘Yoropiko Jeans hit Berlin

Acne Jeans + Acne Paper

‘Acne Jeans + Acne PaperAcne Paper is published twice a year by Acne and is a collaboration between Acne Jeans, Acne Film, Acne Digital and Acne Creative.

Issue No 7 opens and ends with an extraordinary portfolio: A pair of 15th century tapestries were recently restored by the Royal Manufacturers De Wit in Mechelen. These two hangings are probably the most important from the late Middle Ages to have survived. The 20 page presentation consists of fragments which render the grandeur of the tapestries, telling in great intricacy and detail the mythological lifespan of the Macedonian king Alexander.

Other features in this issue includes: interviews with Nan Goldin, Dr. Valerie Steele, William Burlington, Richard Purdey, Rupert Thomas. Photographic work by Serge Leblon, Katerina Jebb and Richard Burbridge.

55DSL Logo Remix Competition

‘55DSL Logo RemixThe 55DSL Logo Remix: New Online Contest Produced by Cut&Paste. Forward-thinking streetwear label partners with producer of fast-paced digital design tournament, challenging designers to remix the logo of a brand that loves life in the fast lane. October 22, 2008, NEW YORK – Cut&Paste, in partnership with 55DSL, is proud to announce the 55DSL Logo Remix. With the imminence of 55DSL’s 15th anniversary in 2009, the fashion label that first launched as a spinoff of Diesel and developed into a streetwear brand characterized by exuberant contradictions—thrill-seeking but laid-back, provocative but good-humored—is ready to celebrate the unique mix of attitude and aesthetics it has made all its own. To do so, 55DSL turns to the input of Cut&Paste’s own culturally diverse, design-savvy, and urban-centric global audience through the 55DSL Logo Remix contest. The challenge: to revamp the iconic 55DSL Shield logo, spinning it into a visual remix that reflects 55DSL’s culture and spirit.

Contestants will need to successfully reinterpret the Shield logo and represent 55DSL’s identity as an experimental, innovative brand. This will involve a balancing act of looking back at the label’s origins as well as forward to its future, considering the graphic design, urban culture, extreme sports, and music influences that have always been at the heart of the label’s fun-loving, nonconformist attitude. Submitted designs will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of eight international judges, ranging from acclaimed graffiti artist Emit to 55DSL’s creative director Andrea Rosso, who will select the top five submissions. A creative panel from 55DSL will then review the top logo designs and select their winner. The Grand Prize winner will receive a 1,055€ award and see his/her logo design produced by 55DSL on a T-shirt for its 2010 Spring/Summer collection.

During the contest period, all submitted designs will be showcased in a permanent online gallery on the Cut&Paste website for public viewing, commenting, and voting. The contestant whose design receives the most votes will be named the winner of the People’s Choice Prize and receive a special 55DSL goodie bag filled with items from 55DSL’s limited edition collections. Both the Grand Prize winner and the People’s Choice Prize winner will be featured in this gallery as part of Cut&Paste’s permanent collection of competitive work. The 55DSL Logo Remix is open to anyone 18 years or older, and there are no occupational restrictions for entering the contest. The contest is not open to residents of Cuba, Iran, Syria, Sudan, or Myanmar (Burma); detailed rules and restrictions are available on the contest site ( The entry period and online voting begin on October 22, 2008. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on December 5, 2008. Online voting will remain open through December 12, 2008, concluding at 11:59 p.m. PST. Winners of the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Prize will be announced in January 2009. For further contest details and to enter, go to

Prada Store NO + NOHARM Brand YES

‘Prada Store NO + NOHARM Brand YESFriends of the Earth boycott Prada and vote for environmentally-friendly brands like NOHARM

Friends of the Earth claim a sign board at Prada’s flagship store in the central business district in Hong Kong was needlessly illuminated from dusk until dawn, the South China Morning Post reported.

The group’s activists in other cities found that Prada’s Beijing store was lit up until at least 4am, while stores in Singapore and Taipei showed more restraint but the signs were still illuminated until 2:30 am.

Hahn Chu, Friends of the Earth’s environmental affairs manager, said Prada showed “no taste at all in this unrestrained quest for brightness. The consequences are a waste of energy and an unnecessary emission of greenhouse gases. If Prada does not stop the light pollution, we will appeal to consumers to boycott it.”

Chu added that a letter has been sent to Prada asking the company to turn off the signs at a reasonable time.

He said: “We have also written to two Beijing-based green groups to ask them to follow up the issue there.”

A Prada spokeswoman said the company was considering its options for the Hong Kong shop. “The exterior lighting is part of our architecture design and we are reviewing options to reduce the lights,” she said.

Louis Vuitton Fakes

‘Louis Vuitton FakesA federal judge in Manhattan awarded Louis Vuitton Malletier SA more than $3.5 million in damages and court fees this month in a trademark-counterfeiting suit Vuitton filed against several New York City businesses and their principals.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein ordered defendants LY USA Inc., Coco USA Inc. and Marco Leather Goods Ltd. and their principals, Joyce Chan and Chong Lam, to pay $3 million in statutory damages relating to their sale of handbags that counterfeited and infringed upon Louis Vuitton’s trademarks.

Hellerstein said in his judgment dated Oct. 3 that his goal of deterring similar conduct by the defendants and others.

Moschino Cheap and Chic + Much More

‘Moschino Cheap and Chic + Much MoreMoschino along with Stella McCartney and Christian Lacroix are just a few of the designers who have teamed up with UNICEF to create a series of dolls as part of a new exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris, which will run from November 18 to 23.

Moreover, last weekend, department store Harrods saw the launch of the brand new Moschino Cheap and Chic boutique. The Italian designer label, part of the Aeffe Group, opened a 70 square meter corner at the first floor the department store in London’s Knightsbridge. The shop-in-shop will feature the Moschino Cheap and Chic ready-to-wear collection, starting from the AW08.

It’s heartening to see the Moschino brand raising it’s profile again. Apparently, there is life after Franco!

Eco and Green Fashion

‘Eco Fashion and ClothingIs Eco and Green Fashion a real phenomenon or a temporary media driven frenzy?

Eco-Friendly Designs Close Out LA Fashion Week

by Jenny Peters

“Los Angeles – It was a green ending to a packed week of fashion shows at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, as the Mercedes-Benz Los Angeles Fashion Week closed out on Thursday night with the Green Initiative “Humanitarian Fashion Show.” A consortium of eco-friendly designers put together by activist Mikey Koffman of The Gallery Los Angeles, the show consisted of five segments, with each designer showing a small collection.

Emily Factor started things off, sending models down the leaf-strewn runway wearing brightly colored dresses with mismatched patterning and chopped-up swingy skirts, with the prettiest done in turquoise and electric blue. Next up was M the Movement, designer Simplicio Michael Luis’ likable line of menswear constructed of soybean, bamboo, and charcoal materials. He showed well-cut jeans, jackets, and shirts, paired with silly chopped-short ties.

Sandy Skinner’s EcoSkin collection featured plain, solid-hued organic cotton jersey dresses, the oft-repeated look of the week. Her “Primrose” dress, a graphic patterned, boat-necked minidress was charming, but less so the live animals she subjected to the catwalk in the name of animal rights. The wolf, python, and monkey she sent out seemed scared of the bright lights, huge crowd, and loud music.

The final LA Fashion Week show concluded with two fun lines. Lilikoi, Barbara Boswell’s ethical and sustainable label, featured soft cotton dresses in pretty colors, with silk-screened designs creating a much more interesting look to the basic jersey. And the most fun of all came from Kathleen Plate, the creator of SmartGlass Recycled Jewelry. She fashions necklaces, earrings, belts, and bracelets from recycled glass bottles, creating circular motifs in varying sizes. Her jewelry graced all of the female models throughout the evening, then as a finale to the program she sent out three models wearing white bathing suits overlaid with swingy dresses made of her glass circles.”

Ed Hardy Sale

‘Ed Hardy Sale ?Apparently Christian Audigier wants to sell his company for $700 million. What Christian Audigier forgets to say is he doesn’t actually own Ed Hardy, which was the brain-child of Stephen Howl and Don Ed Hardy who merely lease Christian the license.

AUDIGIER’S EXIT PLAN: Christian Audigier wants to sell his company and is in talks with private equity firms, apparel manufacturers in California, and European firms — more than 15 in all — about buying the business, which encompasses 10 brands and includes his namesake label and the tattoo-inspired line Ed Hardy. Audigier said he may sell the brands separately. One thing is certain: He’s asking for at least $700 million for the entire company, a high price in these straitened times. With 92 licensees, the Culver City, Calif.-based firm expects wholesale sales to more than double to $300 million this year from a year ago. Audigier couldn’t provide estimates for the retail operations, which include 23 stores he owns and 42 stores run by franchisees. Having already signed leases for 12 new stores next year, he said denim veteran Hubert Guez recently joined the company as chief executive officer.

NOHARM – Green Menswear

‘NOHARM - Green Menswear
NOHARM footwear, apparel and accessories is the answer to the fashion conscious man with an ethical leaning and an eye on an environmentally sustainable future.

In a groundbreaking 2006 report, the United Nations (U.N.) said that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all the cars and trucks in the world combined. Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is “one of the most significant contributors to today’s most serious environmental problems.” Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide together cause the vast majority of global warming. Raising animals for food (AND LEATHER) is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide and the single largest source of both methane and nitrous oxide emissions. NOHARM is the proud recipient of the Vegan Society Trademark.

Check out the wide range of high fashion NOHARM footwear. Kitmeout has also been informed that a selection of wallets and shirts are to follow very shortly.

You Can Help Stop Global Warming! The most powerful step that we can take as individuals to avert global warming is to stop eating meat and wearing leather.
‘NOHARM Vegan Shoes

Tattoo book Launch at Paul Smith Floral St

‘Tattoo book Launch at Paul Smith Floral StLast night saw the launch of design duo – FUEL’s, Russian Criminal Tattoo, Encyclopaedia Volume III book at Paul Smith Floral Street. Drinks and canapes were served, and signed books, exclusive tee shirts and prints were also available to purchase on the evening.

This is the final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs from the collections of Danzig Baldaev and Sergei Vasiliev. It completes the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia trilogy.

Camper Shoes

‘Camper Shoes

For the “treehugging” look with a dash of style try these smart casual camper shoes. The Coxto lace up from Camper is a perfect mix of smart casual style. Dress up with a pair of casual pants or pair with your favourite shorts for the perfect eco look.

Big & Tall Jeans by Yoropiko

‘Big & Tall Jeans by Yoropiko

For too long big and tall fashionista’s have been marginalised by the fashion industry. Happily one brand is making an effort to right this wrong by creating exclusive designer jeans up to 46″ waist. Yoropiko and Red Monkey are offering their exclusive Hungry Dragon jean plus a number of additional styles up to 46″ waist with an eye to creating bigger and taller sizes in the future.

Kitmeout spoke with Martin today on the subject of big and tall designer jeans.

Martin confirmed: “Yoropiko & RMC offer jeans to 46″ waist and also offer made to measure for bigger sizes. Most brands marginalize big guys and that’s why I decided to start this initiative.”

Siwy Jeans Fall 2008 Show

‘Siwy Jeans Fall 2008 Show
Enjoy cocktails and treats at the Siwy Denim Fall 2008 Trunk Show, where designer Michelle Siwy will be available for personal denim consultations. Get 20 percent off retail on all Siwy Denim and an additional 10 percent off if you wear your own pair of Siwy Jeans to the party. Shop, 94 Orchard St., nr. Delancey St.(212-375-0304); 6–9.

Launched in Spring 2005 in downtown New York City, Siwy offers the ultimate denim collection: vintage-inspired, sexy, fashion-forward designs with perfected finish, detail, and fit. Whether it is the stitch detail that embodies strength or the high quality stretch denim that lends longevity, the Siwy look is tough, feminine and authentic – infusing the LA-dominated denim category with a heavy dose of New York fashion edge. In less than three years, the brand has developed a cult following among denim-heads and style icons including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Selma Blair, Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, Hilary Duff and more.

Developed in the country’s best wash and sewing facilities in California, Siwy’s superlative, modern tailoring creates a figure flattering denim fit with unprecedented comfort. Quilted pockets lift and shape the backside, and seams carefully follow a woman’s natural curves while subtleties of aging, tinting, wrinkling, and washing add to the design. All lines in the jean accommodate the body and its characteristics when moving, sitting or standing.

Long, lean shapes have become a signature look and are softened by a shortened, curved hem at the back of the leg. This discrete design element avoids a dragging hem when worn with sneakers or heels while maintaining a height illusion for women of all sizes. Unexpected takes on classic shapes, such as denim shorts, pencil skirts and cropped styles, add novelty and variety to the collection. Siwy produces four collections per year, each forging ahead with fashion trend and fit.

Each piece is finished with hand-crafted labels made out of vintage feedsack cloth. Starting in the late eighteen forties through the mid twentieth century, feedsacks were an integral part of rural American life. Over time, they took on colorful graphics and patterns as advertising. Before it was ever fashionable, the patterned fabric from used feedsacks was recycled into garments and quilts by home-making women on the frontier. Today, Siwy utilizes this same idea to create a labeling system that ensures that each pair is a one-of-a-kind, original piece of vintage Americana.

Siwy is currently distributed internationally in North America, Canada, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. In the U.S., the collection retails at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal, Ron Herman, Forty Five Ten, Hollywood Trading Company, and Intermix to name a few, as well as several online retailers specializing in celebrity style and the newest trends. Price points range from $145 to $215.

Dries Van Noten S/S 2009

‘Dries Van Noten S/S 2009Born in Antwerp in 1958, Dries Van Noten is the third generation in a family of tailors. Between the two world wars, his grandfather reworked second-hand clothes by turning them inside out and introduced Antwerp to the concept of ready-to-wear. In 1970 Dries’ father opened a large upscale fashion boutique in the outskirts of Antwerp followed by a second outlet in the city centre where he sold collections by Ungaro, Ferragamo and Zegna. At the same time, his mother ran a Cassandre franchised store and collected antique lace and linen.

Dries Van Noten S/S 2009 Collection: “We got a major shift in paradigm and aesthetics at Dries Van Noten, the Belgium print master, ethnic driven and gardening obsessed designer who went all modern and chic in his spring 2009 collection staged Wednesday in Paris.
Geometric, in a myriad variations of plaid, and embellished with gold, this rather posh collection was a far more understated effort from recent displays Van Noten.

After leading the fashion industry’s obsession with all things floral ecological, Dries took a new tack with a collection divided into two distinct halves. He opened with symmetrical plaids, dresses, trench coats and bags cut with a certain raffish gentility. His second note were cool airy pastels, dip dyed, yet never hippie-like.

Van Noten also injected some great new glasses, courtesy of the partnership with Linda Farrow, and a neat series of high heels with Moorish bells and trim.

There was a certain brilliant symmetry to the staging, a rare show in the gardens of the Palais Royal, to many architectural fans the finest apartment complex in Europe. Organizers built a tent, with an enormous window on one side, allowing a gray threatening sky to provide the ideal backdrop, while Dries sent out a great series of mini ball necklaces and bracelets that mimicked the Pol Bury, silver pop futurist fountains, around which the models paraded.

While thoroughly elegant, and certainly commercial, the collection lacked the color oomph we have come to expect from Dries, a cerebral panache that nobody else quite does, and for this reason a tad too restrained.”

by Godfrey Deeny

Married to the MOB

‘Married to the MOB

Brand Shout on Kitmeout. Kitmeout will be doing a monthly brand shout. This month we feature Married to the Mob

Married to the Mob was conceptualized on a hot sticky New York City summer day in 2004. It dawned on label founder Leah that while there were tons of great street brands for guys there were none for the ladies. Thus the concept was born: A streetwear label for women and by women.

No doubt it’s all New York attitude but in the four years since it was founded, the MOB label has found female fans all over the globe that can identify with its street smarts. Love MOB, hate it, stalk it’s every move, it inspires opinions because more then just a clothing label, it’s a lifestyle that speaks to style-confident females everywhere.

Married to the Mob has worked with numerous brands and artists such as Kaws, Fafi, Uffie, Cobrasnake, Alife, Kangol, MCM and Reebok. MOB recently teamed up with Paris hot spot Colette to design a limited edition of Reebok Freestyles. To celebrate the project MOB was featured in a window display at Colette for the second time. MOB has been written up in various publications such as Paper, I.D., French Vogue, Jaouse, Elle, Streetwear Today, New York Times, The New York Observer, Complex and many more.

Hellz Bellz Clothes 2008

‘Hellz Bellz Clothes 2008Here’s the Hellz Bellz Fall 08 Delivery 2 lookbook with some amazing new styles. The 2nd collection features some checked baseball leather jackets, knitted wool cardigans and some very cool new prints.
‘Hellz Bellz Jacket 2008

Kashi Trainers

‘Kashi TrainersDuring 2008 Kashi has been making some noise with their “bling-magic” footwear and accessories. The style is unashamedly loud and simply demands attention! Here’s their story:

For over four generations since the era of the 19th century the Kashi name has been bringing bling to the world. From old Jerusalem in the 1930’s to the streets of Brooklyn, New York in 1982 when the Kashi name was first brought to America, Kashi Jewelers has redefined the attitude and style of a fashion generation. Jewelry has always been a statement for fashion. They have served many different entertainment stars, professional athletes, and the general public.

Alan Kashi – a.k.a ‘AK’ – had a vision that his and his family’s collection of jewelry would later expand into Hip-Hop fashion in a way that would revolutionize an entire industry. His entrepreneurial talents were exhibited at an early age.

With the early support of Meanstreet Entertainment and Pittsburgh’s own R&B sensation CRAVE, Kashi Kicks quickly became one of the leading selling urban shoe lines, setting fashion trends initially for young Americans throughout all of Pittsburgh & Western PA. KashiKicks popularity has extended beyond the inner city, building on the success of suburbia as well as the urban area. Kashi Kicks Inc. insures the customers and consumers that we only use the finest quality materials to manufacture our product as well as the finest press to promote the product and take it to highest standards of the shoe industry. These standards, set from the early days of the jewelry company are now instilled in the Kashi Brand, the AK Collection By Kashi.

The Future: a collaboration of attitude, hustle, style, stress, crave, ambition, fashion, direction and jewelry wrapped up into one sneaker; KashiKicks.

55DSL x Complete Technique CoLab

‘55DSL x Complete Technique

Kitmeout readers invited to launch party!

6.30pm – 8.30pm

This month 55DSL will be launching a unique collaboration with a one of a kind jewelry line from the shores of Japan, Complete Technique.

The joint venture will feature an exclusive limited edition speaker pendant available solely at the 55DSL New York flagship store location at 281 Lafayette Street Soho, NYC. The speaker pendant made in resplendent black and gold precious metals is crafted with a beautiful Fifty Five DSL personalization. Each is serialized
and numbered from 1 to 55 and stamped bearing a hallmark of the flagship’s home city…NY!!

The creative director of Complete Technique, Osamu Koyama teamed up with 55DSL to design a limited edition piece that would compliment the recently launched 55DSL FW08 Collection. The graphic story in the Italian streetwear brand’s latest collection was inspired by hi-fidelity stereo equipment and has twisted references to the late 80’s. It’s a PERFECT FIT!!

When asked why he chose to collaborate with 55DSL, Koyama replied “Our concepts for this season were perfectly matched, so I really wanted to do some sort of collaboration with 55DSL. Also quality of goods and attention to detail is really important to me, and at 55DSL if you really look into the product you will find amazing detail….. Plus I like the way 55DSL clothing fits, I’m sure that I will wear it forever”.

Creative director of 55DSL Andrea Rosso, is equally enthusiastic about releasing this collaboration he says of the project “The first time I saw Osamu’s jewelry I really wasn’t able to choose!! All of the pieces are amazing and really in line with 55DSL. It’s a project that is exclusive to New York and that makes it very special, I would love to spread this kind of collaboration to other countries”.

Always a big supporter of up and coming talent, 55DSL decided to take the collaboration one step further by giving Koyama a platform to show his most exclusive custom pieces along with some hot favorites for a limited time in the 55DSL NY flagship store. Starting from $120 and reaching as far as $15,000 a piece, the jewelry elicits the same response in anybody who is lucky enough to see them, “Where the $#@! did you get that?…I want one!!

Be the envy of all your friends and be the first one in line at the NYC launch event on: FRIDAY OCTOBER 3RD, from 6:30-8.30pm at the 55DSL Store at 281 Lafayette St. b/w E. Houston and Prince. Open bar kindly provided by REDBULL (with vodka).

Music on the night provided by “FUTURE SHOCK” stars of the upcoming MTV movie directed by RANDALL STEVENS called “Made In Queens” – trust us…you haven’t seen (or heard) anything like this.

Not only that, all shoppers spending $55 or more during the 2 hour preview event will be entered into a raffle to win one of the 55 limited edition pendants!!!

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

‘Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

Look sharp in the bright Autumn sun and glaring winter snow.

This season will no doubt see a return to the music festivals, the perfect place to let your hair down and show off your latest sunglass trends!

These Dolce & Gabbana have a distinctive edgy feel, think rock chick cool!

Oversized sleek black frames, charcoal lenses and subtle silver detailing make this the perfect wardrobe essential! Available now at Sunglass Hut stores nationally 1800 556 926. RRP $440

Manuel Bozzi Jewellery

‘Manuel Bozzi Jewellery

An invitation from:


I hope to meet you in Paris and introduce this incredible jewel/accessories collection.

Manuel Bozzi’s SNAKES BRACELET in camel leather and double snake shaped buckle, handcrafted and engraved in sterling silver.

Following the dreaming vision of last UNIVERSITY OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL COLLECTION, the italian designer, still inspired by sacred and fantastic animals, show us his round shaped and hand engraved snakes engaged in a perpetual motion. Their dynamism reminds us Moebius’ duality and Escher’s paradox still maintaining Manuel Bozzi’s personal stylistic perception. The launch of the new jewel is scheduled for Premiere Classe international tradeshow – Paris Oct ’08

Milano from Farage

‘Milano from Farage


Spring 2008 introduces ‘Milano’ the debut leather goods collection for men and women. The range has been designed exclusively by Farage, for Farage, handcrafted in Italy by artisans who have perfected their craft for over 150 years. The stunning ‘Milano’ collection features timeless, elegant pieces with clean lines, luxurious leather and a signature colour palette, sure to become synonymous with the innate sense of style that is Farage.

When it came to naming the premiere collection to launch Farage leather goods, for Joe Farage the choice was indisputable.

“Milano remains essentially the unmistakable origin of style, a rare place that can still set one dreaming with a truly unique atmosphere and irresistible charm.” Says Joe.

The Farage ‘Milano’ leather accessories include an extensive choice for both men and women. An impressive selection of key rings, coin purses, credit card holders, an assortment of wallets and purses. Colour ways this season include classic black leather, matt chocolate and crème pieces as well as signature contrasting mixes that include black and rouge, black and sky.

Collection highlights include:

‘Ricardo’ men’s bi-fold wallet in sleek black calfskin, characterised by either a striking rouge or sky interior. $239

‘Marissa’ clutch wallet in textured calfskin, available in black, rouge and pannacotta. $259

‘Milano from Farage