Friday, July 31, 2009

These boots are made for walking

Tchelet Feldman The street walker
Yael Sloma from "The street walker" was kind enough to include me in her lovely blog. This picture is a proof that looks can be deceiving - although I look quite calm, I am actually horribly late for a wedding and busy cursing myself for leaving the house with absolutely no make up. All that while trying to get to the dry cleaners before it closes. That was actually the second time Yael has taken my picture. Every time we meet she stares at me for the first couple of minutes thinking whether I am "picture worthy", I in return stare at her since she dresses just as beautifuly as the people she photographs on her blog. There seem to be a disagreement about my fabulous "Repetto" shoes, so for all those people – it's just shoes calm down!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Textile Shenkar 2009

Textile design is an inseparable part of fashion design. It gives it the tone, the mood and the structure. Textile is placed on the boundary between art and design since it begins from a plane canvas, continues with coloring, weaving, printing and knitting, that later on becomes a piece of clothing.
So I went to see the Shenkar 2009 textile graduates show.

Here are some of my favorite works:

Noy Haim

Noy’s work is made of partly unraveled polyester, printed by sublimination technique on itself or on other fabric .Noy used an ink gradient color-between blue and purple, and on some fabrics you can see an 18th century French print motif. The project is soft and floaty, but raw and chaotic in the same time.

Noy Haim Shenkar 2009
Noy Haim Textile designNoy Haim Shenkar Textile Braids and bows

Ido Shevet

The project calls “This is not a love song”.
In this project Shevet is building new structural forms by identified the single stitch/loop- the font, transforming the basic form of the unit, and building new fonts for knitting. Building patterns (sentences) of knitting courses and printing the patterns onto textiles.
Here you can see Ido's full portfolio.

Ido Shevet Shenkar 2009

Ido Shevet Textile design

Ido Shevet Textile Braids and Bows

Mika Bar

Bar has created a fabric that is built from endless prints that harden the fabric at specific areas, which makes the two dimensional structure into three dimensional structure.

Mika Bar Shenkar 2009
Mika Bar Textile design

Hagit Karkovsky

Hagit’s inspiration was of a surrealistic forest. The materials she used were wool, kashmir and reeds, all were knitted and weaved together into beautifully made pieces.

Hagit Karkovsky Shenkar 2009

Hagit Karkovsky Textile design

Hagit Karkovsky Textile Braids and bows

Noga Shahak
Shachak has collaborated with “Delta”-a lingerie company. She has created soft romantic pieces, which were beautifully photographed by Erez Tor-Hay.

Noga Shahak Shenkar 2009

Noga Shahak Textile design

Noga Shahak Textile Braids and bows

Shenkar 2009 graduates show will continue till the 4 August 2009, and there are presented graduates works from all the design departments like fashion, jewelry and so on…highly recommended!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Oopsy daisy

One day we were driving through Ramat-Aviv Gimel, and suddenly saw an entrance to a secret garden. At first all we saw was a couple of yellow spots, but the minute we walked in, we discovered an open field of yellow daisies... Of course we ran straight towards our closets to pick out the sunniest, yellowest, prettiest dresses we could find, and also, of course, the obvious accessory, yellow balloons.

So there you have it, photos that just yell SUMMER!!

Nina yellow balloonsTchelet and a little beetle
Nina Yellow dressTchelet Yellow dress

Yellow field

Photo from

Vogue 1938 Yellow dress Vogue 1938

Deutsch Vogue 2007 Yellow flower-dressDeutsch Vogue 2007

Vogue 1959 Yellow polka dot dress

Vogue 1959

Yellow field white dress Stephanie Williams

Photograph by Stephanie Williams

Bruno Braids and Bows

We just couldn't without him!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Piksi tale

The first time I saw her, it was in “Hel-Looks” - it was love at first sight…Since that wasn’t enough to satisfy my addiction, I searched and found her on Flickr, and been peeping daily since then to see which new vintage dress she found.This gorgeous girl calls herself “Piksi”, and with this accurate and flawless style, you would expect her to be in the fashion industry - but no! In fact, she is on her way to becoming a veterinarian. I just hope that the dogs and cats will appreciate her fashion sense as much as I do!

Now you can see why...

Piksi Minna Parikka bag Braids and Bows
Piksi perfect 50s Braids and BowsPiksi chiffon blouse Braids Bows
Piksi h&m skirt Braids and BowsPiksi Minna Parikka Braids and Bows
Piksi pink blouse Braids and BowsPiksi roses dress braids and bows

My manic and I

I just discovered the British singer Lara Marling. I love the tone of her voice, especially when it accompanies her fairytale videos. Her latest song "My manic and I"
is one of the prettiest videos I have seen lately…

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shenkar 2009

Lets face it, proper Israeli fashion shows are rare and far between, so of course we were very happy to go the “Shenkar” collage of design fashion show that exhibited the works of 43 graduates which will hopefully influence the future of Israeli fashion, and with a little luck even the world.

We snuck behind the scenes to see the designers’ clothes we loved from up close.

Tchelet Shenkar 2009 Braids and Bows

Blouse- From Tchelets latest collection
Skirt- TopShop dress worn as a skirt
Shoes- TopShop
Bag- Second hand Chanel

Nina Shenkar 2009 Braids and Bows
Dress- Religion
Shoes- Nine West
Bag- Vintage

The show opened with Ravit Berman’s collection

Ravit Berman Shenkar 2009

Ravit Berman Shenkar 2009 graduate

Hadas Katz
Hadas Katz Shenkar 2009Hadas Katz Shenkar 2009 graduate

We just loved Olga Maron’s inspiration – the Russian folk story about snigurachka, a girl made of snow with a heart made of ice, as soon as she fell in love she simply melted and vanished.This cold and well mannered figure became a role model for many little girls in Russia. And so, from girls who had dreams about love, weddings and children, grew a nation filled with cold and serious career women.The collection expresses this struggle between the mind and the heart.
Olga Maron and her model Shenkar 2009

Olga and the models
Olga Maron Just before the show Shenkar 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lachapelle holy land

What does David LaChapelle, deodorant and “Beauty City” have in common? Absolutely nothing, but that didn’t stope the organizers of the event from making him come there. To be honest, the event was quite bizarre, and David looked as confused as I was. Hey, at least I got the chance to walk the red carpet in this cute dress from “Loundry” and catch a little stardust, or was it an eye shadow…?Nina LaChapelle Israel
Dress- Laundry by Shelly Segal
Shoes- Nine West
Bag- Vintage

David LaChapelle in Israel paparazzi David...

Dave LaChapelle started out as a photographer at “Interview” magazine, an opportunity offered to him by Andy Warhol, whose influence can be seen in LaChapelles works. Since then he has published four vivid books like “Hotel LaChapelle” and "Lachapelle Land", created music videos for many known artists and directed the very fashionable film “Rize”. His works are always bizarre, humoristic, very colorful, highly styled and, if you look close, you will probably see a celebrity glancing at you…

Dolly Parton by David LaChapelle
Dolly Parton by David LaChapelle

Kirsten Dunst by David LaChapelle
Kirsten Dunst by David LaChapelle

Devon Aoki by David LaChapelle
Devon Aoki by David LaChapelle