Givenchy - Fall 2008 RTW

These are detail shots from Givenchy's incredible 2008 Fall RTW line by Riccardo Tisci. I chose details because full length shots would not do these pieces justice.


GuiseChic Chicago

According to DailyCandy Chicago a new store called GuiseChic is opening in Lincoln Park tomorrow. Brad Habansky, the owner of Guise, collaborated with two women, Heidi Taylor and Jodi Immel, to open the co-ed boutique and salon. Helmut Lang, Maharishi and Theory are just a few of the labels they carry.

2128 North Halsted Street
between Dickens and Webster Avenues

Images from Helmut Lang's Spring 2008 RTW.


chocolate-pencils by Oki Sato and Iron Chef Champion Tsujiguchi Hironobu

I love this. Another brilliant idea from Oki Sato who collaborated with Tsujiguchi Hironobu. chocolate-pencils are made of gourmet chocolate and the set includes a pencil sharpener to sprinkle chocolate shavings over your dessert. As it states on the website: "Pencil filings are usually the unwanted remains of sharpening a pencil, but in this case, they're the star!"

1% - one percent products by Oki Sato

Amazing products designed by Oki Sato. The collection is called 1% because each product is produced in limited batches of 100.

hie-hie is a set of glasses that make any liquid contained within, look eternally chilled because of a frosted surface treatment.

vase-vase consists of two vases framed and held together by wire. It is meant to fool the viewer into thinking that it is actually a mirror reflection. To disrupt the illusion, place a flower in one vase and keep the other empty or place a different flower in each vase. Wonderful!

Visionaire 53 Sound

David Byrne, Courtney Love, Adam Horowitz, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Chan Marshall, Danger Mouse, Malcolm McLaren, Ruyuichi Sakamoto, Yoko Ono, Doug Aitken, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang, Fischerspooner, Animal Collective are just a few of the contributors to this amazing edition.

You can read more (as well as purchase a copy) at Visionaire or at Turntable.


Christopher Kane - Spring & Fall 2008 RTW

See more of Christopher Kane's beautiful 2008 Spring line at

See more of his 2008 Fall line at


Anne Valérie Hash - S/S 08 RTW

You can see more of Anne Valérie Hash's beautiful pieces at and her website.


Jewelry by Arthur Hash

Arthur is a gifted artist I met while studying at IU. You can find is work for sale online here and here.


Foggy Chicago - Michigan Ave and Wacker

An amazing, foggy winter night in Chicago.