FashionReal vs Steal: Balmain Goes Baroque

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ArtDeep Sea Gallery by Andreas Franke

If you’d like to see Austrian photographer Andreas Franke‘s latest exhibit, you’re going to need to invest in some new equipment, because the Stavronikita Project: The Life Above Refined Below, is quite far below, indeed. Images of Rococo decadence are set amongst the decaying wreckage of the SS Stavronikita, and the only place you can see it is 80 ft below the surface of the ocean, off the coast of Barbados, aboard the shipwreck itself. As you might imagine, the gallery is set up with a little help from plexiglass, silicone, a steel frame, and super strong magnets. So, scuba fans, grab your gear, because you can still catch it through April 2013!

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FashionTrend Alert: Black and White Stripes

Okay, so maybe it’s not quite a “trend“, seeing how this awesome color combo in charmingly classic stripes is a tale as old as time, but I will say that black and white stripes are EVERYWHERE at the moment, and I’m lovin’ it. Just take it from Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, and your bestie: LuLu*s!

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FashionRunway Crush: Louis Vuitton Spring 2013

Despite the two-steps-ahead calendar of the fashion world, I just can’t bring myself to consider spring fashion until the holiday season has ended. Call me old-fashioned. However, the new year is here, so buh-bye winter, bring on the spring! And bring on my absolute favorite Spring fashion show from Louis Vuitton. The checks, the hair, the tailoring, the escalator… LOVE.

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FashionShoes, Shoes, SHOES! In Bionda Castana’s Spring Campaign

I love a pretty fashion spread, but my heart will always belong to the shoes. That’s why the spring/summer 2013 campaign for British label Bionda Castana has me swooning for sandals, smoking slippers, and sweet booties! Without all the distractions of hair, makeup, and pretty faces, this one is all about the SHOES!

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