Denim Diaper is “Full of Chic”

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

I\’ve Got Chic in My Pants – Huggies Commercial

Huggies has introduced a limited-edition denim looking diaper with a commercial that has shocked some and impressed many.   The commercial shows a baby strutting through a busy square while the voice over announces that “My diaper is full of chic”, and “When I do number two, I look like number one.”  Personally, this is the most humourous commercial I’ve seen in a very long time and think that with all the ridiculous things we can purchase for our babies, at least this one can effortlessly show off a parent’s great sense of humour.  Keep in mind, folks, that this is after the release of the David Beckham-Armani-looking diaper in Japan not long ago.   You must watch this commercial and have yourself a good chuckle…

The Kaiser Adds Model to His List of Credentials

Posted in Celebs with Style, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

We know and love Karl Lagerfeld for his non-elitist way of looking at the world.  Yes, he was the first to design a capsule collection for H&M and now, he is modelling washing machines for the French mail-order clothing company 3-Suisses.   He not only lent his pretty face to the campaign, but shot the ads as well.

“It is so chic and pretty,” he said of the washing machine. “I would like to have one — not to wash clothes but to put in my dressing room to hold my dirty laundry.”

Well said, Karl, well said.

McQueen’s Right Hand Takes Over

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 28th, 2010 by styltribe

After the tragic suicide of Alexander McQueen and a label with its popularity growing at an astounding rate, executives from Gucci group wondered how to even attempt to put the right person at the helm of the label.  Enter Sarah Burton, who worked very closely with McQueen for years and worked as head of womenswear at the label since 2000.  She even completed McQueen’s Fall 2010 collection just after his death, proving without a doubt that she is the right woman for the job.  Bringing in some flashy designer with his/her own aesthetics never really seemed quite right, so this decision to promote within the McQueen ranks seems to be a stroke of genius.  While the execs aren’t telling us what we can expect in the upcoming collections, the entire fashion world will anxiously wait another four months to see the work of Burton in the Spring 2011 collection.  There’s a certain part of me that is desperately rooting for Burton — wouldn’t it be something to see someone who knew McQueen’s inspirations and styles so well be the one to continue on his legacy?  I think Lee would be pleased.

Hermes Puts in a New Designer in its Expensive Saddle

Posted in Fashion Trends, Style News on May 27th, 2010 by styltribe

The latest news reports  that Jean Paul Gaultier, creative director at Hermes for the past seven years, has been replaced with Christophe Lemaire.  Lemaire is best known for his work at Lacoste for the past 8 years as creative director.   It seems that even though magazine editors and photographers have loved the avant garde looks from Hermes’ pret-a-porter line, the company hasn’t been selling them very well at the retail level.  While we all love the ‘enfant terrible’, I think it’s a great move to bring some wearability into the storefronts — especially at the extremely high price points.  Lemaire’s first collection will debut in March 2011 — let’s see what he’s got to offer!  As for JP, well, I’m sure he’ll get by just designing for his own line for now.