21 Dec 2011

A whole lotta Leather









7. Bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane








Beats by Dre Launches new Jewellery Line

Is it a bird or a plane? Is it a necklace or a headphone? Maybe a neck warmer even? From the pictures below it is rather hard to tell. And trust me when I say this, but celebs are not alone on this trend. Everyday people do it too. Statistics show that these headphones spend more time round owners' necks than being used for what they were meant for. Which, I kid you not, happens to be listening to music. It surely isn't the most discrete of headphones. My point is, we can all see you possess a Beats by Dre item, even when it isn't on your neck so please do the right thing people. Or better still get yourselves a rucksack, man purse or something to put that thing in when not in use. 

Are Babies being Baby-ed Too Much?

We stumbled upon this by chance, the Tummy Tub Baby Bath. A design originating from the Netherlands, this tub is meant to make bathing babies easier as it causes them to take on the foetal position they are accustomed to. Along with some other advantages like being ergonomic and so on, it makes child bathing easier. A similar concept of re-creating some of the environment in the womb, are sound therapy CD's, which mimic heart beat to soothe cranky babies.

The question is, should babies not begin to get accustomed to the world as it is, rather than be attached to pre-birth conditions?

Karl Lagerfeld's Mini-Me's

The French department store Printemps went all out for their Christmas window this year depicting ballerinas and airport staff marionettes. Karl himself made an appearance for the unveiling along with Chanel's muse Vanessa Paradis. For those that want to have Karl within their reach, his marionettes would have to suffice.
Look up videos of the unveiling and more pictures here.
Karl Lagerfeld's alter egos take over Paris

20 Dec 2011

Male Hottie of the Day...

One of the five members of the British boy band "The Wanted" Siva Kaneswaran 

Female Hottie of the Day

Dominican-American Actress Dania Ramirez

As featured in Maxim

Desperate Scousewives

Is the new show on British TV set to take viewers by storm. Literally. What to expect? Big blonde hair-extensions are a must, glittery skimpy dresses-some of Francesca's designs are fab, and meaningless conversations. We would like to think that all this is just for show and none of it depicts reality, however it is a "dramality". And yes this word actually exists. 
So if you watch the Kim K's, Joey's and Hugo's of this world, Desperate Scousewives is right up your street. 

Kim Jong-Il passes due to a heart attack...

North Korea's Kim Jong-Il, the world's only communist leader died of a heart attack. His 20 year-old son is due to be his successor. What awaits North Koreans in the future?


23 Nov 2011

A spoonful of Art: Nicola Bealing

Nicola Bealing's exhibition is on till the 26. November at the Cadogan Contemporary in South Kensington. Absolutely vibrant paintings that sure have a way of brightening up your mood. Seahorses and butterflies are a few of the many bright creatures that take centre stage in her art alongside a healthy dose of men. For more information click here.

22 Nov 2011

oscar de la renta 2012 collection

How to rock: The Denim Jumpsuit

Pixie Geldof  @ Fashion House Opening Party looked rather grown up and for once well put together in a denim jump suit. Usually looking like she just rolled out of bed, we think this look is something she should carry on with. As for Daisy Lowe next to her, let's reserve our comments. But our dear readers don't have to. Other people that rock this look well include Heidi Klum and Courtney Kardashian.

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Pixie and Daisy

17 Nov 2011

Rihanna Loud n Dirty

This post was long overdue. We received tickets to see Rihanna live in concert a few days ago. Generally a good show, considering she's not the best of dancers or singers. Fashion wise as usual she didn't fail to disappoint. Sequins, knee high boots and great splashes of colour. Her wardrobe must have been like a candy store. 
However, one thing they left out was to inform the audience about the x-rated part of the show. Bondage, lesbian action, a whole lot of swearing, crotch-grabbing moves and much more seemed to be part and parcel of the show. Not that we are prude old grannies, but there were young impressionable kids present. 
Who is to blame? The artists or their guardians? And is it right to label them as role models?

it all started off ok 

16 Nov 2011

Versace for H&M


The long anticipated collection is due to hit select European stores tomorrow 17. November. Get ready for vivid colours, bold patterns and lots of animal print. Click here for the entire Look Book. Some pieces are rather psychedelic but might float your boat. Tell us, exactly what do you think of this collection?

15 Nov 2011

Bags to Look out For in 2012...PART 1

The choice of hand bags for women these days is so wide ranging; totes, hobos, satchels, clutches and the list goes on. The smart approach used to be to get a classic style for day time and then a clutch for the evening. However, this is no longer the case as clutches are now a staple day time piece. You can mix and match or use the same bag from sunrise to sunset. It was a difficult task, but we tried really hard to compile our Top 10 bags for 2012.
So tell us, when and how would you wear the selection shown here?


Black Studded Lips Clutch
Rock chick take on Lulu Guinness' iconic lip clutch

Crown Jewels For Less

A playful take on the jewels worn by the wealthy women of the sixteenth century down to the eighteenth century has been adopted by many a jewellery designer. The likes of American Betsey Johnson and French Les Nereides are one of the few that we at Liebesgeist think do it well.

12 Nov 2011

Are They Fur Real?

Artists are always out to make a statement and when it comes to shoe designers, making a statement is top priority. This time however, one needs to wonder whether it has been taken a step too far (excuse the pun). So here we have Louboutin's Paw shoes worn by the brave few like Sarah Jessica Parker. Wonder who else will follow suit.

HOT OR NOT? You decide


27 Oct 2011

Sumptious Velvet and Soft Suede

Fashion forward men both young and old are embracing the velvet slipper trend worn not indoors; with the matching silk house coat; but outdoors. With or without tassels, as moccassins or slippers or in a more weather friendly and sturdy suede finish, these shoes bring you back to the future!

What do you think of this look?

Tom Ford

21 Oct 2011

What's New Pussy Cat?

Whether it's feathered dresses, tiger print ankle boots or snakeskin skirts, fashion has always looked to the animal kingdom for inspiration. To bring a playful twist to the otherwise serious style of footwear, Miu Miu and Charlotte Olympia show us how its done feline style or in style of the cat's arch enemy, mouse style by Marc Jacobs. Some platforms for the anti-flat women are also available.


Charlotte Olympia Kitty Platforms

A Splash of Christian Louboutin and some Fur


Angela Dunn @ CdeC

Angela Dunn was spotted at CdeC by Cordelia de Castellane boutique wearing two of our fav fashion items ...Céline's Boston Tote and Prada's Postcard Sunglasses, which she uses as reading glasses. Bold move yet très cool! See more pictures from their Launch event in Tatler here
CdeC Boutique
Tables and chairs were provided by Bobo Kids

10 Oct 2011

Blackberry Crash


Read more about it here

Robert Verdi plus Vans...

Equals One hell of a customisation

Rihanna channels her inner Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Rihanna for British Vogue October Issue

Obsession...

Rihanna for Armani Jeans...


What are the possible scenarios for this photograph?
Where are Rihanna's jeans? It is an advert for jeans right? Maybe she's waiting for them to be altered or customised? Or was Rihanna at one of those her wild parties she's known to attend, and got drinks all over her jeans and now has to wait outside the laundromat till they dry? Sex sells. Motto of the current times we are in. Some jeans might just be sold. 

9 Oct 2011

Golden Girl

Jessica Chastain is set to be the next big thing, and with her appearing in numerous films this year, that label comes as no surprise. She played the role in Tree of Life marvellously and she is rather exquisite to say the least. We look forward to even more work from her. 

Dolce and Gabbana Eyewear

Swarovski's Nirvana ring is such a classic piece, it comes as no surprise that its the front liner for their 2011 ad campaigns. It comes in a range of colours from emerald to onyx but the timeless elegance of clear crystal remains our absolute favourite and ethereal beauty Vlada Roslyakova does justice to the collection. To view more go to the Swarovski web site.

2 Oct 2011

Tassels...


Jewellery by nOir...

These otherworldy accessories have been sighted on various celebrities on and off the stage. Imaginative pieces like the Dinosaur bone cuff or the Brooklyn Bridge ring make their site somewhat of a treasure hunt.

21 Sep 2011

Newest Beauty Trend...

...in Europe at least, is the Blemish Balm Cream or for those in the know, BB Cream. Holding a priority position in the make up bags of Korean women for quite a while now, BB Creams are all rounders promising to work as a:
  • primer 
  • lightweight foundation 
  • concealer 
  • rich moisturiser 
  • sunblock
  • anti-acne and anti-aging cream 
Garnier B.B. Cream Miracle Skin Perfector Light

Spring 2012 Trending: Red Lips

Anna Sui Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear
Anna Sui

Spring 2012 Trending: Snow white

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 L-R: Kinder Aggugini/The Row/Oscar de la Renta/Nicholas K/Perry Ellis

L-R: Aquascutum/Temperley London/Roksanda Ilincic/3.1 Phillip Lim/Jonathan Saunders