March 2, 2014 Claudia

Dice Kayek is the Turkisch fashion brand established by two sisters ,Ece and Ayse Ege. The collection(or shall I say three pieces of clothes) that you can see on the picture is currently exhibited at the V&A Museum  on the occasion of The Jamel Prize – an international award for art and design that are inspired by Islamic culture and tradition. Those three dresses are divined by Istanbul’s architecture and artistic heritage. The first one called Caftan refers to  the luxurious robes and is made of lame brocade – very unique and expensive fabric. The second one , Dome 2…

February 8, 2014 Claudia

Be careful with sourcing for  fake cashmere ! Some fake cashmere is actually rat fur.  Italian police  has revealed that over a million fake cashmere garments made at Chinese-run companies from Rome and Florence were found on contain rat fur apart from acrylic and viscose. Some of the rat fur was also used to make pashminas scarves that touched people’s faces. 14 people have been arrested and charged for fraud but is that enough of a punishment? An Italian police also claimed that it was impossible to establish who exactly was selling them on retail. It is impossible not to…

January 20, 2014 Claudia 1Comment

The more controversial you are the better publicity you are going to get . To prove that sentence is true , one of my fav brands- American Apparel (their NEW York branch to be precise)gave their mannequins completely new appearance for their Valentines Day. They all have completely grown out pubic hair. The company is known for the fact that they just love to be shocking with their adverts but now they apparently gained to show the real nature and start to build up the new trend…“American Apparel has always been a company that celebrates natural beauty,” especially after celebrities…

January 4, 2014 Claudia 2Comment

‘American Hustle’ is a movie that you definitely have to see this season!It’s a story about a couple who had to join the FBI forces  to elaborate sting operation on corrupt politicians.The movie became my new fashion inspiration. I loved everything Amy Adams wore , even though ‘(…)  she wears mesh bathing suit that leaves little to the imagination. It looks like it’s made from a few macramé strings.’  Costume designer , Michael Wilkinson  has manage to create an amazing 1970’s fashion world. From metallic dresses , DVF wrap dresses all in amazing colours , disco party style outfits , sophisticated coats…

December 17, 2013 Claudia

Personally , I find  my iPhone’s battery the worst disaster of  the 21st century. It is very handy to be in touch , have all important e-mails and messages delivered at any time but when it comes to ring for a taxi to get home after a night out the battery suddenly decides to die. Ana Slavka , an Australian fashion entrepreneur probably had the same opinion when she created The Mighty Purse : a leather clutch with a built-in charger that makes suffering from a dead-battery a thing of the past. ‘Like most people , I was in a situation where…