May 20th, 2016 by kpriss
How familiar are you with Adidas Yeezy? Do you know, for instance, that the Yeezy Boost 350s is the most awaited sneakers release this year? And do you know that last year they sold out in mere minutes and you can find them on ebay for thousands of dollars? Yes. A pair of sneakers (textile upper) priced at $4,000 (and more)!
Did you know all that? I was barely aware of the madness surrounding the Yeezy sneakers, yet it doesn’t surprise me one bit. I find it’s quite relevant for today’s society values.
May 11th, 2016 by kpriss
I was appalled! That Met Gala Red Carpet was a disgrace! I keep telling myself I should be more diplomatic and accept more as the years go by. Instead I get increasingly more nervous and annoyed by the new perspective on fashion and style via celebrity! I’ll tell you more about it!
So the new Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s Costume Institute Exhibition this year (from May 6 through August 14) is about Fashion in the Age of Technology. Suggestively titled ‘ManusxMachina’, the exhibition could actually surprise you, as aptly presented by its curator, Andrew Bolton ‘I think people are expecting the exhibition to be about robots, and it really isn’t about that at all. It’s about rather subtle hidden technologies.’
May 2nd, 2016 by kpriss
As my kids lined up to watch Ariel for the 20th time, I was peeking at the Little Mermaid’s adventures with one eye and the other anxiously perusing the fashion newsfeed. Here’s what I found:
As you may have read in my latest episode of Living a Fashionable Life with Autoimmune Disorders, I recently shortened my hair. The next day,my daughter asked me to cut half her hair length. Which I did, eventually, with tears in my eyes. And as she’s watching Ariel, right now, she stormed out the door looking for a scarf and came back with a pony tail and her scarf tied to the pony tail, mimicking a very, very long pony tail… I’m looking baffled at her and back at my screen where a trend is announced ‘the bob haircut is dead’ with pictures of celebrities wearing looong extensions as a justification.
April 13th, 2016 by kpriss
As I’ve mentioned it before, I’m an avid tennis fan and every now and then, I’ll present you with a tennis story to remember. Today it’s about a curiosity spotted on the clay courts of Monaco (Europe) earlier today.
Both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were seen courtside at the Rolex Open in Monaco wearing each a pair of black tennis shoes, which was not announced as part of their gear for the season. More so: both players had some numbers written on the side of their Nike black tennis shoes – what’s that all about? (scroll down for the answer!)
April 13th, 2016 by kpriss
Autoimmune disorders have many names and many shapes. What binds them all together – and us, consequently – is the shaping that occurs in our lives. When the first manifestations of autoimmune diseases start to show, our bodies go through some serious changes.
My first was my hair. I’ve had a weird relationship with my hair over the years. The curly-wavy kind, always with a mind of its own. At some point I only wore it straightened at such degree that my flattening iron was the first thing I would use after getting out of bed, to set my hair straight. After I’ve had my second child, something changed in my head and I was finally embracing my curly hair as it was. Long, unruly and slightly dried.
April 12th, 2016 by kpriss
Harsh title? Match made the below Heaven quarters? Perhaps. What if – yes, I’m asking you – what if living a fashionable life while being diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder would be possible? Would you be interested in making this match a success?
Fashion and autoimmune disorders is so possible! I’m living proof – and I want to share that with you! I want us to come together and discuss, unload that heavy load off our chest, breathe out the heavy stuff and breathe in the wonderful stuff! Let’s dress ourselves with love! I know it’s hard! I’m fighting every day! And the fight will never end, I know! But we’re not alone and we can make it better, together we’re stronger, better!
April 5th, 2016 by kpriss
I’m generally very relaxed with magazines stories and what they’re trying to sell us. After years of drooling over the pages of this and that magazine, I’ve come to the only natural conclusion I could, in the era of the Almighty Internet: I’m not buying fashion magazines ever again.
With a few exceptions (like Mario Testino’s special edition of Vogue Spain of which you’ll soon see wall art hanging around my home office). Something doesn’t click between me and those glossy fashion magazines. And today I’ll give you one of the reasons why. Far from being the first time we’re tackling this topic, the amount of retouching on the photographs we see in fashion magazines creates unreal projections of reality. Lara Stone’s Vogue Australia April 2016 (also) by Mario Testino.
March 23rd, 2016 by kpriss
Is blogging officially dead? Some of the most notorious bloggers keep deserting their online platforms migrating – they say – towards new, more rewarding projects.
Blogging has lost its shine and magic – do we need to refocus our blogging energy on something else? A ton of question arise after each blog left behind. The last dinosaurs… ahem bloggers – how do you find the motivation to keep on blogging and what pushes others away from the once-so-addictive blogging activity? I will talk about the three main reasons why blogging is dying. Let me know what you think and if you have an opinion, do speak up, I’d love to hear more about this!