Style Warriors

Style Warriors

Ok so I haven’t been around much, but just know, I’ve been waiting to make my come back in a big way, and I think I’ve finally found it. My favorite women’s street wear brand EVER, Hellz Bellz dropped their highly anticipated Autumn Winter 09 collection entitled Style Warriors. Just like all of their previous collections, Style Warriors was inspired by the non conforming stylistas that walk this catwalk called life. And although I’m pretty sure everyone thinks I’m about to gush and drool over how great this collection is, you’ll all be surprised to know that I’m not. Because this has got to be the most boring Hellz Bellz collection I have ever seen.

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Disclaimer: This article was written for online magazine M.I.S.S. Omni Media. All images and words are property of that magazine. If you would like to see the original, please view it via the M.I.S.S. website HERE.

Although the summer is in full swing in some parts of the world, the sun is still shining everywhere. What better way to guard your eyes from the sun than with the newest collaboration between eye wear companies Dita and Cazal. This fall the duo will be introducing Dita’s recreation of Cazal’s 902 frame which was made famous in 1982.

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Erin Magee - Creator/Designer MadeMe Clothing

Erin Magee - Creator/Designer MadeMe Clothing

I know it’s only Monday, and there are probably loads and loads of better news to come from this week, but in my small part of the world nothing will top this shit. NOTHING.

Erin Magee the creator and designer of women’s contemporary street brand Made Me is giving consumers the opportunity to preview and pre-order a couple of pieces from her impending Fall/Winter Collection entitled ‘Mes Amies’ (which means “my friends” in french). This is great news seeing as all of her previous collections have sold out very quickly. With the help of photographer Brooke Nipar, E. Magee has revamped her entire website to showcase her past and present designs on some of her very cool friends including, Natalie and Nicole of Nina Sky, stylist Rose Garcia, and designer Kerin Rose.
More information and lookbook photos after the jump
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needles-vincent-frontSince the sun seems to be out everyday now, it’s just about the right time for me to go ahead and dig into my savings and invest on some good quality stylish shades. These Needles Vincent Glasses are a nice alternative to Raybans Wayfarers a style everyone seems to be wearing. If your in the market for a more tailored and polished look, these shades are just right for you. Available in a variety of colors, you can find these on the Nepenthes official website.

Vans-Vault-Holiday-09-Del-Barco-0Blogger Marcus Troy got an exclusive look at a Vans Del Barco Mid LX, which is set to drop Holiday 2009. The midtop boat shoe comes in two rich nubuck, deep brown colorways perfect for the mid fall early winter season.

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Just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, American brand Levi’s debuts it’s newest campaign entitled ‘Go Forth’. With campaign elements including television, print, and digital media, the brand is planning to broadcast the campaign which embodies the American poineering spirit across North America, Chile, and Canada. Campaign spot ‘America’ will be in cinemas beginning this Friday in cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, while the second spot ‘O Pioneer’ will debut July 24th. Both spots are said to run until the end of August and are around 60 seconds in length. Print advertising will also begin in July in such magazines as Interview, Spin, Fader, Vice, and Soma to name a few.

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‘The September Issue’ is the highly anticipated documentary movie that takes a look behind the scene of Vogue magazine and its infamous Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. The documentary chronicles the events leading up the September 2007 issue of Vogue, September being the beginning of the fashion year. Accurately and interestingly depicted in the trailer below, not only does The September Issue gives Vogue readers and fashionistas alike the unique opportunity to see the inner workings of the popular publication, but more importantly it gives them the chance to watch the magnificence that is Anna Wintour beyond  perceptions of her behavior depicted in movies such as The Devil Wears Prada.

Directed by R.J. Cutler and recipient of the Excellence in Cinematography Award for a US Documentary ate the Sundance Film Festival in January 2008, the film takes us behind the scene of fashion weeks, on photo shoots, and in the most sacred of closed door meetings at Vogue.  Being slated as the real The Devil Wears Prada, the movie shows us exacty why Anna Wintour is “like Madonna” as designer Thakoon Panichgul says in the trailer with obvious reverence.

With appearances by Anna’s colleagues Andre Leon Talley, and super stylist Grace Coddington The September Issue is loaded with designers, models, and clothes that would put a tear in any fashionistas eyes.  R.J. Cutler hit the nail on the head with this one ladies, he offers us a privileged peek into a world many dream of but rarely ever see. I for one, can’t wait!

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Highsnobiety produced this small video in anticipation for the big release of the Louis Vuitton x Kanye West collaboration this month that sneaker heads all over the world have been drooling on. Living up to the LV standard of luxury, I have to admit the design of the shoe is pretty cool, especially the high tops. Though I’m pretty sure the average American consumer probably won’t be able to even think of affording this luxury sneaker, it makes me wonder what the standard of ‘cool’ is. Sneaker Freaker recently did a feature that I had the opportunity to write about for M.I.S.S. Omni Media, questioning if Luxury sneakers was equivalent to the how cool it use to be to have a Nike Air Force 1 or a Nike Dunk.

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Stardust by Steven Meisel

Stardust by Steven Meisel

In my opinion old Hollywood glamour was real glamour. These days the more provocative your attire is, the more attention it garners to your craft, good or bad. Old Hollywood was about being sexy, seductive, and pushing the limits while still being a lady. Women like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Betty Davis embodied and personified this style. This editorial from Vogue Italia, shot by Steven Meisel in 2008, is a great depiction of classic Hollywood that is still the standard of beauty today.

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Exotic Splatter Pack

Exotic Splatter Pack

Nike introduces yet another 3 pack of kicks for the ladies, this time choosing the Blazer Hi, Air Diggs, and Air Max 95’s to deliver the ‘Exotic Splatter Pack’. With the colorway consisting of Opal, China Rose, and Burgandy, the shoes all feature an opal herringbone on the upper of the shoe. Pretty reasonable in price, the shoes will be available August 1st, the shoes are said to be available at boutiques and urban accounts worldwide.

Individual views of each shoe as well as pricing after the jump!
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