Some Favorite Style Blogs: Stylebytes

My little company Twisted Silver has taken me on quite a ride. Little did I know a few years ago that my love of making jewelry would become a full fledged business. Something small business owners all know came as quite a surprise to me…that “design” would be only a small fraction of what I would do.

Running a business requires so much more than creating a beloved product. Among other things, it requires a lot of marketing- which can take as much effort as I will put in to it. As is clear now Blogging is the direction many companies are putting their best efforts in to- and that is what I have been heavily focused on as of late. Connecting with style bloggers has become a new arena for us… and through this I have been introduced to so many incredible style blogs- each one with a voice of their own. So I have a list of favorites and I just HAVE to share!

Check out this style blog is http://www.stylebytes.com : here is a preview

Christian Lacroix

christian lacroix spring 2008

christian lacroix spring 2008

Andrew Gn

andrew gn

Dries Van Noten

dries van noten spring 2008

dries van noten spring 2008

Valentino

valentino spring 2008


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October 3, 2007

 

Paris #2

Filed in: Fashion, Designers

Balenciaga

Balenciaga spring 2008

Balenciaga spring 2008

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons spring 2008

Jean Paul Gaultier

jean paul gaultier spring 2008

jean paul gaultier spring 2008

Viktor & Rolf

viktor rolf spring 2008

viktor rolf spring 2008

Wunderkind

wunderkind spring 2008

wunderkind spring 2008


 

Candle Light Dinner

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

It might not look like it from the photo, but what I am doing tonight is having a nice candle light dinner with my husband. This was just a short stop on the way to the grocery store where we got a little distracted by the digger.

pink digger excavator pleaser heels

Dress: Secondhand skirt
Shoes: Pleaser


October 2, 2007

 

Blue

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

I bought these shades in Berlin a few years ago. I love them but for some reason hardly wear them. The last few day´s runway show have been filled with shades of the sort and it reminded me of these. Today, as the sun was shining, I finally found an excuse to wipe the dust off them.

blue dress puffy sleeves shades black tights clutch

Dress: Dyed secondhand Zara
Tights: H&M
Clutch: Secondhand
Shades: Some shop in Berlin
Shoes: Din Sko


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Paris #1

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Maison Martin Margiela

The broad shoulders are still there, but this time in a more minimalistic and futuristic way.

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2008

Maison Martin Margiela spring 2008

Undercover

I love the futuristic shades, especially paired with more conservative garments like the cardigan.

undercover spring 2008

undercover spring 2008

Vivienne Westwood

vivienne westwood spring 2008



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October 1, 2007

 

Same Old Shoes, New Dress

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

Tomorrow I am going to try putting away these shoes for a while. I have at least ten times as many pumps and sandals as I have winter shoes, same goes with summer contra winter clothing, so I am bound to play a little more on mixing and matching than the garments themselves. This dress though is one of my thrift finds from this weekend. I was surprised by the design of it, the huge folds are actually pockets, and it has to be some sort of 80´s thing cause the label says “Made in West Germany”.

west germany dress military jacket mittens

Dress: Secondhand
Jacket: H&M
Scarf: Unknown
Mittens: Knitted by mom
Brooches: Bik Bok and Secondhand
Shoes: Skopunkten


September 30, 2007

 

Champagne and DIY

Filed in: Fashion, Outfits

I might just as well move into these shoes. When I got them I wasn´t sure whether I´d really wear them, but got them since they were cheap and kept the receipt in case I´d return them. I have worn them every day since then.

I´m spending the evening eating risotto and drinking Champagne while working on DIY projects. I am setting the table with beads, glue, feathers, fabric and everything else I can find. Hopefully something nice will come out of it.

bus stop short shorts blue cardigan mittens

Shorts: H&M
Cardigan: Gina Tricot
Scarves: Secondhand and unknown
Mittens: Knitted by mom
Bracelet: H&M´s children´s department
Shoes: Skopunkten


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Ivana Helsinki in Paris

Fashion trends and design really interest me. It goes beyond a casual interest in “What’s hot” and “What’s now”. The direction and movement of trend is what fascinates me, so the topic of history of fashion seems to always inspire me, in my design of Twisted Silver or just in general.

My own personal history of fashion is filled with information (and hilarious at the same time.) As the years and trends come and go, the patterns become clearer as I begin to know instinctively what comes next, for instance: we’ve all just seen the long lived trend of full leg and wide leg pants, and then came the “skinny jean” and tights. And now after the decade of waistbands creeping further and further down comes, almost out of the blue, the shocking high waist- which I know will be soon followed by the jodhpur, (riding breeches cut very full over the hips and tapering at the knees to become tight fitting from the knees to the ankles) and then the dreaded pleat front pants…and so it goes….

As much as I like my own crystal ball on what is to come in fashion I think my favorite place to catch clues of what is to come is Europe. My family and friends in other countries will give me a heads up on an up and coming designer in their neck of the world- so thanks Cousin Tuula, because right now I am drawn to a line called Ivana Helsinki- designed by a Finnish designer (which I am partial to since I am a Finn as well.)

Ivana Helsinki showed their Spring-Summer 2008 in Ritz Hotel at Paris Fashion Week yesterday evening.

This spectacular collection with bright colors and unique details was also shown in Helsinki’s Suomenlinna sea fortress couple of weeks ago.

The high waist, front pleats, and even a hint at the jodhpur was included, but the most clear fashion trend that stood out to me were the vivid colors and the many stripes I saw. Baby dolls looks remained a staple in this collection- Fun designer, one that I will keep an eye on. Here are a few pieces from their 2008 Spring Summer collection:A photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on FlickrA photo on Flickr