Bruno Frisoni is a Parisian designer who has been a part of prestigious design houses including Jean Louis Scherrer, Lanvin, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent and Roger Vivier. Bruno Frisoni designs shoes as art and is known to push the boundaries with his super high heels, incredible color palette and use of a variety of materials.
I'm in love. This is absolutely amazing. A collection of photographs by JeongMee Yoon. Read about it:
My current work, The Pink and Blue Projects are the topic of my thesis. This project explores the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism.
The Pink and Blue Projects were initiated by my five-year-old daughter, who loves the color pink so much that she wanted to wear only pink clothes and play with only pink toys and objects. I discovered that my daughter’s case was not unusual. In the United States, South Korea and elsewhere, most young girls love pink clothing, accessories and toys. This phenomenon is widespread among children of various ethnic groups regardless of their cultural backgrounds. Perhaps it is the influence of pervasive commercial advertisements aimed at little girls and their parents, such as the universally popular Barbie and Hello Kitty merchandise that has developed into a modern trend. Girls train subconsciously and unconsciously to wear the color pink in order to look feminine.
Pink was once a color associated with masculinity, considered to be a watered down red and held the power associated with that color. In 1914, The Sunday Sentinel, an American newspaper, advised mothers to “use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.” The change to pink for girls and blue for boys happened in America and elsewhere only after World War II. As modern society entered twentieth century political correctness, the concept of gender equality emerged and, as a result, reversed the perspective on the colors associated with each gender as well as the superficial connections that attached to them . Today, with the effects of advertising on consumer preferences, these color customs are a worldwide standard.
The saccharine, confectionary pink objects that fill my images of little girls and their accessories reveal a pervasive and culturally manipulated expression of femininity” and a desire to be seen. To make these images, I arrange and display the cotton - candy colored belongings of several children in their rooms. When I began producing the pink images, I became aware of the fact that many boys have a lot of blue possessions. Customers are directed to buy blue items for boys and pink for girls. In the case of my eleven-year-old son, even though he does not seem to particularly like the color blue over other colors, whenever we shop for his clothes, the clothes he chooses are from the many-hued blue selection. The clothes and toy sections for children are already divided into pinks for girls and blues for boys. Their accessories and toys follow suit.
The differences between girls’ objects and boys’ objects are also divided and affect their thinking and behavioral patterns. Many toys and books for girls are pink, purple, or red, and are related to make up, dress up, cooking, and domestic affairs. However, most toys and books for boys are made from the different shades of blue and ? are related to robots, industry, science, dinosaurs, etc. This is a phenomenon as intense as the Barbie craze. Manufacturers produce anthropomorphic ponies that have the characteristics of young girls. They have barrettes, combs and accessories, and the girls adorn and make up the ponies. These kinds of divided guidelines for the two genders deeply affect children’s gender group identification and social learning.
As girls grow older, their taste for pink changes. Until about 2nd grade, they are very obsessed with the color pink, but around 3rd or 4th grade, they do not obsess with pink as much anymore. Usually, their tastes change to purple. Later, there is another shift. However, the original association with the color-code often remains.
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I like to think of myself as a vodka enthusiast, and tend to be very picky when it comes to brands. Stoli is my absolute favorite but I am really excited about a product called p.i.n.k vodka. It's got the essentials of what I would want in a vodka (80 proof, flavorless), plus the addition of caffeine and guarana! The claim is that each ounce of the spirit contains the equivalent of 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of coffee without being too intense and overbearing.
The website is also great and they have a recipe guide available for downloading.
I'm really feeling this!
1. Moschino Cheap and Chic
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD bracelet
2. Moschino Cheap and Chic
Marry Me Ring Set
1. Maison Martin Margiela
Gift Bow Wallet
2. Maison Martin Margiela
Backstage Pass Necklace
3. Maison Martin Margiela
Mixed Chain Rhinestone Bracelet
"Chanel decided to think outside of the square for the launch of the brand's new perfume, ‘Eau première,’ staging the event at a private Parisian apartment. Chanel recruited acclaimed set, window and interior designer Jean-Marc Gady to create an experiential event for guests, a "scenography" tasked with bringing the new fragrance and the heritage of the brand to life. Gady has created spaces for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon and Apple."
1. Nine West Neews in Silver and Black:
I purchased the all silver version of these and stumbled upon these half-and-half black and silver ones on 6pm.com. I literally got the last pair! My roomate calls them "mullet shoes" because they are business in the front and party in the back haha. Anyway, I would have to say these are the most comfortable shoes I've worn in years and by far my favorite shoes!
2. Nine West Marlia:
I also purchased these on 6pm.com. The site is great for generous discounts (Example: You can find Marc Jacobs shoes for under $200). These are a little bit hard on your feet, but look great so its worth it!
I'm usually not a perfume-wearing kinda girl. I tend to go for light body sprays, usually cotton candy scents. This new version of Marc Jacobs Daisy is definitely and exception. I didn't like the first version but I was surprised to find that this one smells terrific!
Notes: Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Gardenia, Violet Petals, Jasmine Petals, Musk, Vanilla, White Woods
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs
"Lock it Up" Bolt Stud Earrings - in Argento
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs
Gold Charms Heart Earrings
For the past couple of years I've been wanting a dog... bad. My boyfriend got an English Bulldog and he is the best thing in the world! Although I see him everyday and consider him my own, I still want a little guy. There's a youtube video about a French Bulldog named Cooper and I fell in love with him! I'm planning on getting a cream or fawn frenchie and naming him French Fry!
Chanel Glossimer - in Astral:
THE BEST lipgloss ever! I've spent hundreds on lipglosses, from Mac to Dior and never found anything quite like this. It's packed with glitter (that doesn't feel abrasive on the lips) and super shiny. I was so addicted to it, I used it in less than a month. I also purchased "Galactic" a clear glittery version.
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer:
Best best best concealer ever. I've been using this for years now and I'm in love with it. I used to use Stila Concealer but found that it was too heavy and the Mac concealer is $13 versus the $20 Stila brand.
Michael Kors Leg Shine - in Shimmer:
I'm not sure if they even sell the "shimmer" product because I haven't seen it in stores lately, but they do sell it in bronze. The leg shine can be used anywhere and smells like michael kors signature scent. I love this product and it will last a long long time so its worth the $40.
ModelCo Shimmer Airbrush Illuminzer:
This is by far the best shimmer spray I have ever come across. It also smells amazing. This product gives an intense illuminizing glow.
Chanel Lipstick - in Coco Pink:
The most vibrant pink lipstick I've ever seen. Schiap by Nars might beat this color based on intensity of color, but doesn't come close the moisturizing feel of this Chanel lipstick.
MAC Blush - in Sweetness:
Bright and bold and beautiful. The name is perfect, its so cute.
MAC Eye Shadow - in Black Tied:
Deep black color with flecks of silver glitter. Perfect for a smokey eye.
Frederic Fekkai - Technician Color Glaze:
I have thick hair that can be hard to manage but this product has been beautifying my locks for years now. A little goes a long way, and it smells nice too!
MAC Fluidline Eye Liner - in Black Track:
The blackest black eyeliner that lasts for days. You actually need to purchase an oil based cleanser in order to remove it! Don't worry, the cleanser is worth it because you can also use it to clean your brushes or makeup containers when they get dingy.
MAC Fix+ Mist:
Not only does this product help to hold your makeup for a longer period of time, but the moisturizing effect is incredible. I always use this before and after applying my makeup.
Frederic Fekkai Spray on Hair Crystals:
This is a new product and I ordered it from Nordstrom as soon as I could! It comes in three different colors - bronze, copper and champagne. It sort of reminds me of Fekkai's spray glitter but the difference is the nozzle. They have perfected the design of the can and it actually works this time!
This book is absolutely amazing. Fashion designers from around the world were asked to design a look for Barbie and the hair, makeup, accessories and clothing are definitely not like those of the Barbie we all know and love. Some looks are sophisticated, some conceptual, but all provide new and interesting ideas and bring new light to the art of Barbie.