Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 12:54 pm on Saturday, December 29, 2007

This is post number 300 on Le Style: 300 posts shared across 17 different authors, all penned since we commenced on August 12th 2007, and provoking 750 user comments.

As we enter 2008, and before we move beyond post 300, we’re going to take a break here at Le Style. This could be for a week, it could be for a month, it could be forever. We’ll leave comments open on this 300th post and you can give us your thoughts, if you have any. Thank you for reading us, thank you for being here. We may see you again, but we can’t promise.

This Is Post 300, and we call “Time!”

Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 12:53 pm on Saturday, December 29, 2007

Oscar De La Renta, Autumn/Winter 2007

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 12:44 pm on Saturday, December 29, 2007

London put a little thought into their Christmas light display along Regent Street this year, getting away from the ubiquitous Disney-inspired effort of recent years.

London Lights-Up, In Style

Not only do they look pretty damn cool, the lights are interactive, reacting to the movement of people walking beneath them via motion cameras, and change formation depending upon the amount of pedestrians in the street.

Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 9:11 am on Saturday, December 29, 2007

Emporio Armani, Autumn/Winter 2007/8

Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 8:31 am on Friday, December 28, 2007

Monique LHuillier, Autumn/Winter 2007/08

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 11:29 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2007

It’s a delicate science: politely informing a gift-giver that their gift isn’t to your liking.

On occasion, I suppose the recipient could just shut their mouth and act pleased.

However, keeping mouth shut means Oxfam gets the sweater, and I get nothing ’til next year’s ill-conceived gift.

So I spoke up. Receipt in-hand, I’m now certain to find something I like.

Two problems befell the gift I rejected. It was black. I don’t wear black. And it was made by Wrangler.

There are certain labels I won’t wear. I won’t wear Tommy Hilfiger because someone who just franchises out his name to garment-makers doesn’t deserve any kudos, nor therefore a place on my walking-advertisement-like-body. I won’t wear Burberry because in the UK and Ireland that sends out all the wrong signals. And I won’t wear Wrangler. Why? Because, in Ireland (my homeland), in my opinion, only farmers wear them. And I’m no farmer. So, I ask you, is this opinion shared, or am I the only one who holds this belief?

Filed under: Marta Piotrowska by Marta Piotrowska at 10:25 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2007

           Very Merry Christmas

Filed under: Marta Piotrowska by Marta Piotrowska at 4:18 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2007

I went to my favourite shop to get a skirt that I saw on Friday but running late, didn’t buy.  To my surprise the only skirt left was in size 42. The question is WHY ISN’T SELLING MINI SKIRTS IN SIZE 42 BANNED?! Scary

Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 12:09 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2007

Maticevski

Filed under: Le Style by Le Style at 12:59 pm on Friday, December 21, 2007

La Perla, Autumn/Winter, 2007/08, Milan

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 10:41 am on Thursday, December 20, 2007

I couldn’t help it. Really.

Accessorising with H&M

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 2:10 pm on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It took about five minutes to construct the subject line of this post.

You read correctly.

Introducing OhMiBod. WHERE is it all going to end?!

Lady users use the rhythms and beats of the tunes on their iPods to program how the OhMiBod… performs… when performing, and simultaneously listen to said tunes during said performance.

I’m calling for an immediate ban! There’s a video here, indicating how it might be used. Of course I didn’t watch it!

iPod-Inspired Vibrator Rhythms ohmibod

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 3:20 pm on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I bought a very nice overcoat yesterday. It’s not an overcoat I needed, really. I need a greater selection of trousers, and I could really do with a few nice sweaters. But it was an overcoat I walked out of the shop with, so… so be it.

I like it. I’m happy.

Today though, I read an interesting ditty…

The Purchase Of Overcoats…

It went like this: when economic downturns hit economies, the sale of all products slow down as people “tighten-their-belts” - this is to be expected - however, only one product consistently sells more in poor economic conditions than when the economy is good. What you ask? Overcoats. I kid you not. It, along with the skirt-length-theory-of-economics (which I’ll discuss another time) have been proven very accurate indicators of how an economy is doing.

So, I ask you dear readers: anyone else buy an overcoat recently?

Filed under: Jessica Moreira by Jessica Moreira at 2:30 pm on Sunday, December 16, 2007

Here are a couple of photos from the new Chanel eyewear campaign featuring Christy Turlington.

Chanel Eyewear

Personally, I think she’s gorgeous.

More here.

Filed under: Kojii by Kojii Helnwein at 4:20 am on Sunday, December 16, 2007

Before I go dress my baby girl in her favourite pink cowgirl pajama’s and tuck her into bed for the night I wanted to share another designer friend of mine with you all.

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Filed under: Kojii by Kojii Helnwein at 4:03 am on Sunday, December 16, 2007

this is style…

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these people just know how to create it.

Some sites for your enjoyment :)

Love Lies Sleeping

Dahl House Productions

Mercedes Helnwein

Filed under: Jessica Moreira by Jessica Moreira at 1:14 am on Sunday, December 16, 2007

Every year is the same thing, I never know what to wear on New Years Eve. This year I’ve already picked my shoes, but I can’t make up my mind about the dress.

Pura Lopez pump

These two really caught my eye:

Betsey Johnson Back Bustle Sheath Dress

Betsey Johnson dress

Nicole Miller Stretch Charmeuse Dress

Nicole Miller dress

I really like the Betsey Johnson one, but I’m not sure about the whole ruffle thing on the back.

Filed under: Marta Piotrowska by Marta Piotrowska at 10:00 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2007

If you have a calendar with hunky priests already how about an iPod docking station in the loo?  Just too shock some of your guests even more.

iCarta

I read about iCarta in the inflight magazine and thought it was rather silly. Then I decided it was actually quite funny and now I must admit that it could be useful.

More details HERE

Filed under: Mark Wrafter by Mark Wrafter at 10:43 am on Saturday, December 15, 2007

I hate the smugness of Apple.

Yet, I do admire this clever advert on the New York Times site, linking-up and synchronising a super size banner and a skyscraper to tout their operating system over Microsofts. (Currently the advert is visible here, though I don’t know how long for…)

Apple, Being Clever

Filed under: Marta Piotrowska by Marta Piotrowska at 8:19 pm on Friday, December 14, 2007

provocation temptation

Calendario Romano 2008. Tempting.

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