Sunday, November 21, 2010

Represent : RIY_KA by Rebecca Johnson

My dearest friend Rebecca Johnson is one of the most talented gals I know, she is a breath of fresh air as a person and as a designer. Rebecca graduated from the fashion school of Shenkar two years ago at the top of her class, moved to London , where she established her own label called "RIY-KA".
Rebecca is strongly influenced by different cultures; it comes through in the fabric and shape. The fabrics are a combination of recycled denim, leather, batik (which is an African fabric) and wood block printed kahdi fabric. Rebecca creates prints, embroidery and embellishment on some of the pieces, all made by hand. The shapes are mostly smart and geometric.
You can go to RYI-Ka's website to see the entire collection and inspirations. Here, I have to say that Rebecca named two of her pieces in the 2011 spring-summer collection after me, and I'm soooo flattered!!
Check out RIY-KA's really cool blog!

Nina Top 1

Nina Top 2
Tel Aviv Shorts 2

Istanbul Waist Coat

Tito Dress


Mostar Dress

March Trousers

Hood Jacket

Tel-Aviv Shorts 1

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Crystal Necklace

After quite a long period we haven't updated our beloved Braids and Bows blog (busy, busy) we are back! and decided to open with a new crystal necklace DIY project!

So, this is how it's done:

1. These are the materials your'e gonna need: 1.5 meter of silk ribbon, plastic crystals and a pair of scissors.

2, 3, 4, 5 String the crystals on the ribbon.

6. Cut the ribbon in half

7, 8 Tie the part you just cut next to the last crystal.

9. Make a bow

10, 11 Do the same at the other side

12. We almost there...

13. Cut the edges of the ribbon.


And this is how it looks on me!

Hope you loved it… promise to post again soon…

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On tracks

During my last visit to Israel Nina and I decided to go and check out the new "Old Station" complex that had just been opened in Jaffa. To anyone who doesn't know what it is, the area used to be a train station that was built in 1892 and ran from Jerusalem to Jaffa in only four hours, a land mark in those days. Since then, the train station was abandoned and was reopened a few months ago as a chic shopping and restaurants area, located in the beautifully restored old Templar building. I have to admit I was really impressed, aside from a slight sense of theme- park-ish atmosphere, I think it is a really cool shopping area with a good mix of shops, including one in which I found imported Orla Kiely clothes that I have never seen in Israel before
We took our lovely photographer Yana, and tried to restore a little bit of the old station atmosphere, without looking completely insane to the people doing their weekend shopping trip.

Skirt: D&G
Top: TwentyfourSeven
Shoes: Top Shop
Bag: Dizingof flee marke
Skirt: Top Shop
Top: Miss Selfridge
Shoes: Top Shop
Bag: Vintage
Ribbon: Hand Made

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Givenchy Haute Couture Fall 2010

Haute couture is an extinct skill, but when I saw Givenchy's exquisite haute couture 2010 Fall collection, it reminded me of how divine this school is.
Riccardo Tisci designed these 10 looks inspired by the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. In contrast to what may be expected from such a "muse", the inspiration wasn’t drawn from Kahlos colorful, chaotic drawings, but rather from her three great passions: religion, anatomy and sensuality, thus resulting in a very soft collection, in pale colors of white, pale pink, gray and dark brown. The collection was represented to a small audience, first on models and later on mannequins- like an art exhibition, in a French Hotel called d'Avreux.

I looked threw the web to find all the details shoots I could get, I found it in Shaded View on Fashion, and Now Fashion. If you want to see the entire collection, you can find it in and Fashion Gone Rogue.

I can't get enough of this, ain't that just so pretty…?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Full Moon

Sarah moon is one of my all time favorite photographers. Moon, who worked between 1960- 1966 has soft nostalgic esthetics that make her photos look almost like paintings. Sarah is well known for her bleary\smoky signature style that was developed naturally since the photographer is extremely near-sighted. "It was only when I started photography that I became aware of it," Moon told an interviewer. "People would say to me: 'But it's not sharp!', and I didn't understand because that was the way I saw things. I had never worn glasses in my life". Even after she was fitted for glasses, however, Moon continued to follow the stylistic path she began, producing moody, dream-like images that look like a beautiful hallucination. Although until this day she continues to influence many young photographers moon is still relatively known. Along her carrier she shot for most of the big brands and was the first women photographer to ever shoot the famous " Pirelli Calendar ". Aside from her still work moon also shot a short film called " Circus", which was based on the tale "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen.