FashionParis Fashion Week Spring 2011 Couture: Christian Dior

The doors have opened for Paris Fashion Week Spring 2011 Couture season and we’re already swooning with excitement. So far, from what I have seen at my desk on Style.com, Galliano has struck a goldmine with his collection for Christian Dior.

The collection looks back to the “New Look” and upholds a lady like demeanor fit for a queen. The models seem to be statues of socialite elegance strutting down the runway in the fullest skirts ever seen and wrapped in gowns containing enough fabric for all of Paris to fit under. 

The color story isn’t too sophisticated and if it weren’t for the pale blue that seems to have been misted over some of the garments I would even venture to say that it was quite boring! 

What seems to hold this collection together is the stoic and timeless elegance of the “Dior” woman. Galiano knows who his customers are and this collection will offer them some great red carpet, gala worthy pieces to choose from. 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #32!

When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (see above picture for this weeks’ dress)!

What: Monday through Tuesday by 5:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!! 

Where: Enter to win (as many times as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

PrizeYour name on a dress on Lulus.com and a $50 Gift Card!!!

MusicMonday Music Must: The Black Keys

 

Need some inspiring tunes for your Monday?

Well, thanks to my sister who sent me these this morning, I’ve got some of The Black Keys to wake you up and put you back on your game. 

First is the hilarious “Next Girl” video featuring a singing dinosaur and an insanely catchy song.

Have fun with this one….

Then we have the heart breaking tale of young love in “Tighten Up”. Don’t worry though, love conquers all, no matter how old you are.

 I hope this cheers up your Monday morning blues as much as it did mine. Have a great week!

MusicFriday Funday Music Videos: “Don’t Look Back” by She & Him

I thought I’d share two fun music videos for your Friday! Here is a new release and an old favorite so watch, listen, dance, laugh, and most of all enjoy your weekend!

The collaboration of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel in their new She & Him music video “Don’t Look Back” is at once cookie cutter cutesy and hipster funky at the same time. This duo bee-bops around the video as if the 60′s never happened and it’s still a sci-fi fantasy that they’re hoping to live through.  

 Directed by Jeremy Konner and choreographed by Sophie Olson the “Don’t Look Back” video reminds me, in a great kind of way, of Feist’s music video “1 2 3 4″ from 2007.

 So here is for fun Fridays and great weekends!

ArtMeredith Dittmar: Polymer Clay Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

Polymer art as a whole is unimpressive. Lumpy pots, plastic-y beads and animal figurines have never appealed to me. The user-friendly nature of polymer clay is definitely fun and kid-friendly, but rarely does the medium ascend into the world of fine art.
 
“The Polymer Musings of Meredith Dittmar” surely make that leap. This Portland based artist has a background in computer science and country living, and compiles her interests into these breathtaking montages.
 
 
“Dittmars human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness.”
 
 

 
Playful and meaningful, her works integrate color and design as much as they do the psyche.
 
 
 
 
What’s your opinion?
 
Do you like Dittmar’s work, or does the plastic-y quality of polymer clay downplay her talents?