Pietro Cardin, now known as the French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, has made his brand The House of Cardin an international success. Even though he was born near Treviso, Italy, Cardin completed his schooling in France. He was an apprentice for a clothing company starting at the age of 14. Then in 1939 he expanded his expertise to making suits for women. During the second World War, he worked with Red Cross and still to this day continues with his humanitarian interests. After the war, Cardin moved to Paris and started working for Paquin. He then moved to become head tailleure atelier for Christian Dior in 1947. The House of Cardin was founded in 1950. In 1959, he was the first to express Japan as a high fashion market. He created the “Espace Cardin” which opened in 1971. The space showed not only Cardin’s own collections, but featured theatre ensembles, music artists, and other artistic talents. The Pakistan International Airlines signed Cardin to design uniforms for their flag carriers during the 1960s. In 1971, he redesigned the national costume of the Philippines called the Barong Tagalog. Also in the 1970s, Cardin signed with American Motors Corporation (AMC) and his designs were featured in the AMC Javelin. Cardin’s interest in geometric shapes is shown in his clothing designs as well as the creation of his Le Palais Bulles (The Bubble House). In the 1980s, he chained restaurants and hotels titled Maxim’s. His biography was written by Sylvana Lorenz, named Biographie de Pierre Cardin. In 1991, he was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Later in 2009, Cardin was nominated the Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Cardin is now 92 years old.
Pierre Cardin’s fashion designs are unique. They include his interest in geometric shapes, his Space Age designs, an avant-garde style, and unisex styles. He often excludes the female form in his clothing. In 1954, Cardin introduced the “bubble dress.”
Carlos Miele is a fashion designer from Brazil who is making himself known worldwide. He has his clothing in over 30 countries in the world. He is based in Sao, Paulo, in Brazil and established his label in 2002. His first flagship shop was in New York. He attended school at Fundação Getulio Vargas in Brazil. 2006 brought about his Miele label, which offered casual and ready-to-wear designs for women. Miele also has a line of denim. He is a self-trained clothing designer who also has an interest in cinema and architecture. Carlos Miele uses dynamic colors and vivacious prints along with his Brazilian roots to influence his designs which are now sweeping the world.
M.Officer is the newest label by Carlos Miele. For two years, it was titled by Alshop the award of “best female jeanswear brand in Brazil.” M.Officer has models like Gisele Bundchen and Isabelli Fonatana representing the company. The company carries clothing for both men and women.
The newest face of Chanel, Cara Delevingne, along with model Kendell Jenner, started off the latest Chanel fashion show for the A/W 2014/2015 collection. Karl Lagerfeld probably doesn’t even know what the inside of a supermarket looks like, but that didn’t stop him from creating a Chanel shopping isle setting for his A/W 2014/2015 show. He compares the show to Andy Warhol and Art Pop, adding that humor is needed for fashion. Lagerfeld included elements of Mademoiselle Chanel herself, such as doormats stamped with Mademoiselle Privé, which was on her studio door.
We are always excited for what else Karl can bring…
Fleur de Force is an international YouTube fashion, style, and beauty vlogger. She also has her own online store in which she sells jewelry, makeup bags, scarves, and a number of other accessories. The UK YouTube sensation started her videos in September of 2009. Her channel now reaches over four million views each month and has over one million subscribers on YouTube. Her videos include makeup, hair, and other beauty videos and tutorials, style and beauty product reviews, fashion favorites, and shopping videos. She also keeps her viewers up-to-date with her life, such as her well received wedding video. Fleur de Force can be found on countless social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Blogspot. She was also featured on the television show Project Runway and has done many interviews and trips around the world. Fleur de Force is definitely a force to reckon with in the fashion and beauty world.
Products by Fleur:
Bow Scarf – $13.14
Love Wallet – $41.10
Silver Key Ring – $24.65
Soccer & Style
David Beckham is now following in his designer wife’s foot steps by collaborating with Belstaff. The soccer star has created his own leather jacket line for the upcoming 2014 collection and is now showcasing online! BECKHAMS INSPIRATION
Inspired by his own biker jacket Beckham and Belstaff decided a leather design by a larger than life star would be a great addition. Being from a man like David Backham the price matches fairly well and looks very well put together. It looks to be a great year with many more celebrity collaborations on the way!!!
Being a big fan of the clothing brand Zara, it’s great to explore their new looks. Threads has a number of posts featuring the company including Zara: AW14 Collection, Threads for Her: Zara, and International Day: Zara. Zara sells clothing for women, men, children, babies, and accessories. From the United States and the United Kingdom to Ireland and Germany, this clothing brand from Spain is becoming worldwide….and with good reason!
New This Week!
Remember, fall fashion is just around the corner, so don’t forget to check out Zara!
Seen globally from the celebs to average folk. TOMS is a fairly new company started in 2006 by CEO Blake Mycoskie. Mr.Mycoskie had the inspiration by traveling too a rather poor area in Argentina. The CEO got his charity up and running immediately after seeing children without shoes. His goal was to show the US that “together we can create a better tomorrow by taking action and compassion today!
CHARITY:by TOMS BRING COMPASSION!
Since the 2006 experience of Blake seeing poverty in Argentina he has since became a huge name in the charity business. TOMS has now been the shoe to own as well as a world class charity event! THE STYLE Classic meets Classy
The Canvas shoes and slip ones have been seen in basically any fashion magazine you can think of. Stating classic everyday wear can actually become a sense of comfort and style.
In my opinion I like the comfort and style of the shoe as well as the price. It isn’t as expensive as most tasteful canvas shoes and it also goes to a wonderful cause. ONE FOR ONE
Buy a pair to give a pair to a child in need! TOMS
Cheap Monday is a Swedish clothing company that’s growing everyday. The brand sells clothes and accessories for men, women, and also has a children’s line. Being recognized for the skull logo, Cheap Monday clothing cool, comfortable, and worth checking out. Here is the link to the Threads Cheap Monday post along with the favorite picks from the Fall 2014 collection and new Cheap Monday arrivals!
Comment back with any ideas and input of what you think!
Today I am going to be taking you all through ideas of DIY home furnishing & projects I’m getting into.
A few days ago, I went to West Virginia to a local bed bath and beyond. I found an amazing cover called PASSPORT DUVET. The duvet represents cities as well as news articles from each city!! It was pretty awesome,very comfortable,and reversible! CHECK IT OUT
PROJECTS FOR OUTDOORS
Today I plan on starting my first outdoor sofa fire ring it’s completely do it yourself! It’ll be a little time consuming due to that fact I’m not that great with tools! I found all these ideas on PINTREST which is one of my new app addictions! HERE IS WHAT It’ll look like
……I hope 🙂
Wish me luck ! Also I was nominated for an award so watch out your name may be up for a nomination from me HAVE A GOOD DAY
Final trip for the summer
As you can tell from the wording we did come back to Ohio once again to visit Denni’s family. I actually picked up a few things at the mall which I will be showing shortly as well as my first beer T-shirt haha!!
After we practiced soccer for a few hours since I have a soccer
Tournament in a few days….. I haven’t touched a soccer ball in 7 almost 8 years!! Yikes wish me luck !! Also worked with Sarah for a while on figuring out our next move for the magazine!!
I got toms! First pair and they are absolutely comfortable and they go to a good cause! Haha and my classic bud light tshirt FIRST BEER SHIRT!!