Category Archives: Fashion

#WhatsHotNow: The Art & Fashion of Warby Parker Glasses

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In the realm of “cool”, Warby Parker’s newest collection, The Basso Collection, is inspired by low-relief sculptures or basso-relievo if you speak Italian.  We know how visual you all are so we looked it up and found some beautiful examples of what actual basso art is (you already know how in love with art we are here at Gia On The Move!) Here’s a photo we found on Florentine Magazine to give you an idea:

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For all of you technical geeks, you’ll love knowing that this collection features an elevated “step” design. Laminating two layers of acetate to create this overlaid look together, then very precisely paring away the top layer to reveal a layer of contrast acetate below.

The result is a gorgeous pair of frames with added depth and a slightly weightier, more substantial feel and classic style for both men and women.  Check out the product page for more images and of course to shop! They’ve added this to three of their favorite frames – Duckworth, Percy and Winston, boasting four custom color combo’s from a palette of oceanic hues that have been artfully constructed.

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What we love about Warby Parker:

Did you know that glasses can increase one’s income by 20%?

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For every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. Donating money is a kind hearted gesture but it doesn’t always “stick.”  What Warby Parker does instead to create a more lasting solution is partner with non-profits and train entrepreneurs to sell affordable glasses. Read more on their page - it’s awesome!!!

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#WhatsHotNow: Buster & Punch x Justin Deakin @LFW

As soon as this arrived in the email box this morning we knew it was a knockout! What are you wearing for London Fashion Week?

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AW15 DESIGN COLLABORATION @LFW

Justin Deakin and Massimo Buster Minale, announce an exclusive London Fashion Week collaboration at Somerset House.

In celebration of their shared passion for music, motorbikes and the art of making, these two British designers epitomise daring craftsmanship through innovative fashion design.

Justin Deakin & buster & PunchThe installation features a strictly limited edition leather light shade and biker boot, both made from the finest quilted Italian calf leather with solid metal and rubber detailing.

Buster + Punch work with rare, solid materials to make extraordinary items for everyday use. The collaboration highlights our design and manufacturing skills to make unexpected accessory items that unite both the interior & fashion industries.

‘Since the day we opened the doors to the public, our main aim was to drag the sluggish interiors world out of the front door and onto our streets and catwalks alike. This exciting collaboration represents the first steps towards us achieving this goal and we will be wearing great boots along the way!.’ – Massimo Buster Minale  www.busterandpunch.com 

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The collection is now available to purchase.

Leather shade, £175 
Only 50 available
E: info@busterandpunch.com
T: 020 7407 0888
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Biker Boot, £500
Available in sizes 3+
E: justin@shoestringassociates.org
T: 020 7247 0985
justindeakin.com

Get London Fashion Week LIVE right now!!!  Click on either of the images (left or below) for the catwalks!

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#WhatsHotNow: Bucket Bags

KO1408_LOOK_08_003 copyWe are just as suprised as you are to have discovered that Bucket bags are the must-have accessory of the moment. From Jennifer Lawrence to Miranda Kerr, celebs have been showing off the stylish accessory.

Who’s got them?  Ann Taylor is sporting a bucket bag for only $98 and it is right on cue with this popular trend. Available in navy, tan, white (available on 4/27/15), and white marbled python, it’s the go-to bag to create an effortless, celebrity chic look. We love that you won’t break the bank adding this to your Spring wardrobe looks.  You can click either image to shop!

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Red Is For Lovers and Goats

 

Dollarphotoclub_76031691With Valentine’s Day wrapping up, we’ll soon find ourselves celebrating love and peace yet again as we usher in the year of the goat. Chinese New Year is just around the corner, (Thurs. Feb. 19) and it’s a great excuse to keep your red on for a little bit longer. The Abbi Agency compiled some fun DIY ideas to honor some forgotten traditions and give you another go at a fresh start.

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Wear red. In Chinese culture, red is a symbol of good luck. If you want to go the extra mile, dress in traditional Chinese clothing, or wish your relatives good luck with money-filled red envelopes.

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Chinese-New-YearEat in eights. Set out a “tray of togetherness”. The number eight is considered lucky in Chinese culture, and there are eight compartments in the tray full of sweets like candies, nuts and small cakes. Pastries symbolize a rise in abundance for the coming new year while those with a round shape brings family reunion. Available at your local Costco, the famous California pastry company Donsuemor released a limited supply of French Almond Cakes in honor of Chinese New Year.

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Make some noise. Firecrackers and fireworks aren’t just for the Western New Years. In China, the loud noises are believed to scare away bad spirits and fend off bad luck. They are featured in Chinese parades along with special costumed lion and dragon dances, activities and music. These parades can be viewed on the national China Central Television broadcaster (CCTV).

teaTake some tea. Dragonwell Green is perhaps China’s most famous tea, and for good reason. Often served to visiting heads of states, the tea is known for its sweet and nutty taste. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, it is handpicked and processed with delicate care just as it was 1,500 years ago. In spring, the top two leaves of the plant are harvested and then pan-fried and folded into its distinctive sword-like shape. Dragonwell Green tea brews into a jade green color, gives off a sweet aroma, and has a toasted chestnut-like aftertaste. This distinct tea can be enjoyed as a pick-me-up in the morning or as a refresher throughout the day. 

 

 

#WhatsHotNow: Accessories Daaahling!

Double sided stud earring can move over! Everyone is going nuts over My Jewel Candy’s new DOUBLE DANGLES!

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Double DANGLES are the new trend! Available in 7 styles with more on the way, these beauties are just $25 – $28. They’re double the fun, for single the price! And we’ve been told that there hundreds of pieces that aren’t on their website.

See more here: http://www.myjewelcandy.com/collections/double-sided-earrings

#WhatsHotNow: Mint & Lolly

MInt & LollyWe loved it when this totally whimsical (and affordable!) fashion cuff  by Mint & Lolly jewelry suddenly showed up in our email box this morning and especially pictured on Teen Wolf actess Arden Cho who wore it very glamorously at the Third Annual DramaFever Awards last night in New York City! Isn’t she lovely?

To do:  Buy this now!

Mint & Lolly’s Chocolate Pearl Cuff Bracelet ($19.99; www.mintandlolly.com).

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“My Gorey Valentine!” The Edwardian Ball® Returns To The Fonda Theatre L.A.

TThe Edwardian Ball® “My Gorey Valentine!” presents Edward Gorey’s “The Beastly Baby”

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Paradox Media and Vau de Vire present The Edwardian Ball® on Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at the historic 1920’s Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.  The award-winning Edwardian Ball® founders Rosin Coven and co-hosts Vau de Vire Society bring a featured Edward Gorey story to life on stage with original music, theatrical choreography and narration…this year presenting ‘The Beastly Baby’ which is described “a calmly horrific tale about a most unpleasant infant everyone is trying to get rid of…”It’s where literary fans are as welcome as Goth clubgoers and where the high-flying trapeze and steam-powered machines create the backdrop for elegantly dressed ballgoers waltzing their way from absinthe to the dance floor.

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Step into a uniquely immersive world, where turn-of-the-century meets world-to-be in a fantastic blend of performance and audience, of sights, sounds, and magic – an irreverently elegant blend of theatre, circus, live music, DJs, ballroom dancing, parlour games, steam machinery, aerial performances, obscure props, period technology, games, fashion shows and an Edwardian inspired Vendor Bazaar.

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All in attendance are invited to return to a time of well-dressed gentility by creating characters and costumes for the occasion – instilling a madhouse slapdashery of costumery by nearly every single attendee.

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Featuring Rosin Coven, Vau de Vire Society, TRAPEZE DJs Delachaux & The Klown, The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Gorey-inspired Fashion Show & Living Statues by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry and Bridal Couture, The John Brothers Piano Company, Owl Tree Tarot & Tinctures, Our Famous Portrait Booth, Ballroom Dancing, Rooftop Vendor Bazaar, Midway Gaming and many more TBA.  Also, attendees can enjoy absinthe cocktails, full food menu and ample parking.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 – Doors and Show at 8:00pm – All Ages Welcome

The Fonda Theatre – 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 464-0808 or visit http://www.fondatheatre.com/.

Tickets: Purchase: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/750879-edwardian-ball-los-angeles-hollywood/

General Admission Tickets: $50
Includes main floor and rooftop Carnival, limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

VIP Tickets: $85
Includes all GA access plus admission to seated balcony with cocktail service and prime view of stage.

VIP Private Booth: $400 for 4 people, $600 for 6 people on Balcony or Main Floor
Includes private booth with table service, great visibility of stage and dance floor. One ticket is good for the entire booth – the best seats in the house!

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