Last year I introduced Swedish eyewear designer, Anna-Karin Karlsson to you all, I’m a big fan of her designs and this year she’s back with more amazing designs. The theme behind the 2013 collection is heavily symbolic. Anna-Karin took time out from the rest of the world and moved to a cottage in the Swedish countryside in order to realise her ambition of creating couture eyewear. In the dark forests of northern Sweden, Anna-Karin’s determination and vision had few distractions and she worked continously and obsessively. ”Perfecting the Art of Dying Alone”, the title of her 2013 collection derives from working around and engaging in themes of grief and mourning. The collection was created to show the beauty and sorrow of sacrifice and the perishability of it all.
For 2013 she brings back some of her classic styles along with new styles featuring animals, flowers and three dimensional prints decorated on heavy graphic frames. The expression is beautiful, strong and whimsical. Some of the new styles are ”Mourning for Miss Blow” is a tribute to the fashion legend Isabella Blow, who Anna-Karin had the honor of working with in her early years. Originating from her song ”One Trick Pony” the eyewear design ”Black Horse” is Anna-Karin’s most sculptural work to date. ”People want things with a heart – with thought and depth – and I want my designs to live a beautiful, romantic life.”
Really amazing collection, I love so many pairs! The collection is available at annakarinkarlsson.com.
I’ve just started to edit more photos from my Hong Kong trip which seemed to have happened so long ago but it was just a few weeks ago. Sometimes I feel like just packing a bag and flying to HK for a quick trip but too bad it’s 15+ hours away from NYC! I really miss HK and wish I can live there at least 1/3 of the time. Whenever I’m in HK, I always like to ride the trams aka “ding ding“, it’s slow but I just love the double deck iconic trams. I’m so bad with trip photos, need to figure out a system to be more efficient lol, there’s just so much photos to choose from! More soon!
UNIQLO released its second collaboration with British designer Lulu Guinness as part of their UT Collection launching today. The t-shirts take inspiration from Lulu Guinness’ iconic handbag color palette including cobalt blue and monochrome highlighted by red lips. The collection features nine different designs in two different styles: wide neck rolled up short sleeve tees and sleeveless tops with peter pan collars. These playful tees retail for $19.90 and are currently available at all UNIQLO retail locations and www.uniqlo.com. How cute are the tees, perfect for spring/summer! Love!
Former model and fashion editor, Giovanna Battaglia, collaborated with Case Scenario to design and iPhone case to reflect her taste and style. This iPhone 5 Gate Cover is is ornamented in its most attractive finery giving a touch of glamour and elegance every time you hold your phone. The iPhone cover comes in black, pink and gold and are available at case-scenario.com and in select retail stores in the US.
The ad campaign was shot by Milanese photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari, a regular of L’Uomo Vogue whom has collaborated with Giovanna Battaglia in this inspired photo shoot of her first collection with Case Scenario. Pretty right?
Last week I attended BANG & OLUFSEN’s press preview for the launch of their new products. I’m anticipating the launch of their two new headphones releasing this July. The two new styles are: BeoPlay H3, a superior and comfortable in-ear headphone for people in action; and BeoPlay H6, a super soft, flexible over-ear headphone. Both sets of headphones feature a sound performance that takes audio to another level and are very stylish as well.
B&O PLAY has collaborated with Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner in the shaping of BeoPlay H3 and H6. Wagner is both trained as a mechanical engineer and industrial designer which make him skilled in all practical stages of the design process. With the new headphones, B&O PLAY and Jakob Wagner has created two unique products that are designed for music, crafted with high quality materials that are durable and long-lasting.
I’m loving the BeoPlay H6 headphone, the solid cowhide leather band comes from New Zealand, there’s no scratches and it’s smooth because they roam freely. The ear cups are super soft, made of sheepskin and has memory foam, really comfortable. The headphone is designed around 40 mm custom designed drivers with neodymium magnets that are perfectly angled to get the best distance and sound direction into the ears. It also features an internal bass port to deliver a well-balanced bass performance in a closed headphone design. The best thing is the it’s super light and the headphone allow music sharing, there’s two plugs. That option is super important especially when traveling with a partner, it’s perfect!
BeoPlay H3 features a custom-designed 10,8 mm driver and the new Micro Bass Port for a dynamic and balanced full tone sound design. The structural rigidity of the aluminum body provides acoustic precision for a clear musical experience. Together with the 23 ventilation holes, BeoPlay H3 is tuned to deliver an unstrained open sound stage.