Thursday, March 29, 2012

NEW POST ON TIPS &TRICKS OF MI


DO YOU LIKE MY SHRUNK LITTLE KNITTED CARDIGAN DRESS.......

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

TAKE A LOOK AT PIECE OF MI
I added a new piece to sell..


VINTAGE SILVER CHARM BRACELET nr 34 SELLINGPRICE  175,-EURO SOLD


The first real entry into the field of jewelry the silver charm bracelet is from the reign of Queen Victoria who popularized the silver charm bracelet .........
TO BLOW SOME REALLY BIG. BIG MONEY ON DESIGNER FASHION CLOTHING

This is the age of commercialization and advertising. We are inundated with images on television, print- and social media and Internet that exhort/ demands us to buy the branded products. Brands like Hermes, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Fendi and others spend hundreds of thousands in making sure that their brand recall stays high in the minds of the consumers.

These highend brands also take the help of celebrities to create exclusivity around them. There is a natural tendency in us to believe that if a product is endorsed by a celebrity, then that brand can be trusted and it is of high quality. No wonder actors, sports stars and supermodels earn millions in endorsement of these products. So you have Rihanna endorsing Gucci handbags, Beyonce endorsing Dolce & Gabanna.

The High end Fashion market with sky-high prices is extremely small. But there is a small number of exceptionally well-heeled customers out there--Arab princes (ses) Russian oligarchs, rock stars and corporate tycoons--who will pay a price, sometimes fantastic prices, to get the look they want.
High-end goods are often available only with certain selected distributors and even these are available only for a limited time period and in a very small number. This creates certain hype around the product being sold. Distributors dealing in high-end couture selling to big name department stores operate in this way.
High-end retailers deal in a limited number of garments from a selected group of designers charging exorbitant rates for these designer ''creations''.

No doubt that the quality of these collections is top notch and the designers spend hours and hours in coming up with the final designs that have all the ingredients including latest trends, comfort and convenience.

Though depending upon the name on the label starting prices can range much higher then rocket sky high.  The name which sell almost by itself and is solemnly trusted is Tom Ford, He and Domenico de Sole, his colleague who left Gucci with him, set up a new company called just "Tom Ford". His womens collection range prices on the obscene. You can choose between a newcar or a Tom Ford handmade beaded dress and still there is a market. How small this market will and shall be… Or you can dream your own fairytale dream….

What makes fashion collections cost upwards of 30,000 and sometimes considerably more? It's a combination of material, labor, skill and not a little egotism. You have to think you're worth it, after all.

For the first time since his return to womenswear, Mr. Ford decided to shift his focus from the individual woman to a cohesive collection.

When I first started this womenswear label, we wanted to emphasize the point that we make clothes for different women, different characters, different ages and we really followed that through with each individual look, each of the hair and make-up – but what that didn’t give me was a distinct look – so this season we have that: much more graphic than before, this is The Look – all the way through from the clothes to the shoes to the bags to the accessories.”

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Tom Ford Womenswear Fall Winter 2012 2013 Collection





 BELGIUM DESIGNER STOCKSALE


The Belgium fashion weeks are behind, the following not-to-miss-event: the Designer Days aka stock sales! Mark with your red marker already by far the following dates in your calendar and get some space ready in your wardrobes for new designer stuff!

TIM VAN STEENBERGEN

What & Where

Contemporary fashion days sale of clothing and accessories for men and women of last collections

Theo Gallery
Sint-Michielskaai 8
2000 Antwerpen
Stoffen
Theo Rooftop
Arsenaalstraat 3
2000 Antwerpen

WHEN
wednesday 18 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00
Thursday 19 april 2012 van 10:00: tot 18:00
Friday 20 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00
Saterday 21 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00

DRIES VAN NOTEN

WHAT

Stocksale of last collections for men and women a.o
Fabrics, clothing, shoes, accessories  

WHERE
Godefriduskaai 36
2000 Antwerpen

WHEN
wed18 april 2012 - van 13:00 tot 18:00
thu 19 april 2012 - van 13:00 tot 18:00
fri 20 april 2012 - van 13:00 tot 18:00
sat 21 april 2012 - van 10:00 tot 17:00
sun 22 april 2012 - van 10:00 tot 17:00

INFO
Cash and creditcard only

A.F. VANDEVORST


WHATStocksale of last collections, clothing, shoes, fabrics like wool


WHERE
Hardenvoort 3
2060 Antwerpen
aan Park Spoor Noord - Antwerpen Dam

WHEN
wed18 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 18:00
thu 19 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 18:00
fri 20 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 18:00
sat 21 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00

INFO
cash & creditcards (over € 100,-).
www.afvandevorst.be

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER





WHAT
Promotion sale of fabrics & clothing of last collections for men and women


WHERE
BVBA 32
Unit 14
Oude Baan 55
2610 WilrijK

WHEN
wed 18 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 19:00
thu 19 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00
fri 20 april 2012 van 10.00-18.00
sat 21 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 17:00


INFO
www.anndemeulemeester.be
HAIDER ACKERMANN
WHAT
Promotion sale of fabrics & clothing of last collections for men and women


WHERE
BVBA 32
Unit 14
Oude Baan 55
2610 Wilrijk

WHEN
wed 18 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 19:00
thu 19 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00
fri 20 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 18:00
sat 21 april 2012 van 10:00 tot 17:00


INFO
www.haiderackermann.be
RA




WHAT
Stock sales a.o  Meadham Kirchhoff, Damir Doma, Gareth Pugh, David Szeto, Bless, Swash, Hendrik Vibskov, Opening Ceremony, ...

WHERE
RA
Kloosterstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen


WHEN
wed 18 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 19:00
thu 19 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 19:00
fri 20 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 19:00
sat 21 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 19:00
sun 22 april 2012 van 11:00 tot 19:00

Friday, March 23, 2012


New listed items Vintage Dutch costume jewellery Silver GOESE KNOT BROOCH  sellingprice 65 euro
Take a look at a PIECE OF MI    
About 1850 Dutch Men starts to wear also brooches of this model to show their wealth............ 



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I ADDED 2 NEW ITEM FOR SALE: 100% AUTHENTIC CHANEL BLACK&WHITE BROOCH UNICA 
HUGO BOSS TAUPE COLORED JACKET SZ 36
TAKE A LOOK AT A PIECE OF MI

Monday, March 12, 2012


TRENDS RACE THROUGH THE MEDIUM 
In the world of color, in the world of beauty, you often see trends, and if you’re not up to the minute you can absolutely miss the entire trend.”
Cultural identification becomes a methodology to identify the seeds of emerging trends. Remakes the advertising industry as the relationship between consumers and marketers evolves from a monologue to a conversation. Digital and social media like Facebook,Twitter and YouTube are making it easier to monitor what consumers like and dislike as well as to spot actors, songs, fashions, movies, TV shows and cultural ideas has become a tremendous breakout popularity. Online display, banner and search ads; video clips; and material for the Web sites and Facebook fan pages of brands.

L'Odyssée de Cartier Discover the new Cartier film, a journey between dream and ...
Luxury jewellery brand Cartier has launched a film called L'Odyssee de Cartier, depicting the brands history featuring the panther, an iconic animal for the brand.
The film shows the brands ‘history, its values and inspiration, and its artistic scope’, featuring the panther walking through countries that relate to Cartier’s heritage, such as France, China, Russia and India, where it encounters vintage pieces from Cartier’s previous collections.
The film directed by Bruno Aveillan, also includes people who are relevant to the brand’s story, such as Alberto Santos-Dumont, who Cartier created the first modern wristwatch, and supermodel Shalom Harlow features, in the film’s final scene to represent the spirit of the Cartier woman.


The three and a half minute film follows the iconic symbol of the brand, the panther, around the world where he brushes with key moments and locations from Cartier’s history. The campaign includes a microsite, odyssee.cartier.com, where visitors can view the film in full, explore the jewelry associated with each setting, and see behind-the-scenes film on film production and music.
The Cartier panther (three were used in filming) travels to St Petersburg in the snow, to China where he comes face-to-face with a golden dragon, to an Indian palace built upon an elephant’s back and filled with glittering animal jewellery (many pieces of which reside in the Cartier archive), before leaping aboard the wings of and identical replica of the airplane built by Alberto Santos-Dumont, to showcase the classic Cartier Santos watch (first commissioned by the Brazilian aviation legend in 1904). The panther finally lands in Paris, the birthplace of Cartier, on Place Vendôme where he meets supermodel Shalom Harlow at the Grand Palais.


The L’Odyssée de Cartier campaign was developed at Marcel Worldwide (Publicis), Paris. Filming was shot by director Bruno Aveillan via Quad Productions, Paris, with director of photography Patrick Duroux and producer Martin Coulais, production manager Claudia Traeger, dragon designer Stephane Levallois. Graphic sequences featuring Russia and China were by François Peyranne.  Post Production was done at Digital District, Paris, by producers Mathieu Lauxerois, Nataly Aveillan, colorist Jean-Clement Soret, editors Coralie Rubio, Fred Olszak, Anthony Ornecq and Rémi Nonne.
Music by Pierre Adenot was recorded at Abbey Road.

The RED DRESS worn by Shalom was CUSTOM MADE BY YOUNG CHINESE FASHIONDESIGNER YIQING YINWITH 

Sunday, March 11, 2012



ANOTHER THING I LOVE IS.....

I loooooooove Ebay. In my peruse on ebay, I can surf for hours, completely forgetting what time it is, just to find that specific item I have in mind.So actually Im an official virtual auction bidder, seller and buyer. I have this ‘budget’ when I’m on ebay as a buyer. It started for me when I didn’t have a lot of money anymore and still would like to purchase some designerclothing. It feels so much better, when you have hardly paid for it. So I set my budget on 75,- U.S dollars. Which meant absolutely nothing, (felt like $ 0,-) at that time. It's never a problem to spend your money, if you have lots to spend. More creative and more nerve-wrecking it will be when you have a super low budget. I still have a discerning eye to add more clothes to my impeccable wardrobe, reflected in my personal style and creative intuition. All revealed in off season, vintage or new collection clothing, shoes and accessories.

When I'm in my hunting for vintage designer clothing-, shoes, accessories etc. There are always some images running in the back of my head, a specific item I still like to gain, any item of a specific runway collection/fashion designer. For example Dries van Noten S/S09 Martin Margiela collections F/W05 and S/S06. It is subjective, I add my own personal value to a specific runway show collection. Those are for me MUST haves pieces. Positive element to restrict yourself to this rule, you won't get lost in this big jungle of online clothing offers. Provides you to eliminate all the extra choices, decisions, which has been distracting you from the beginning  More then once, I have set the alarm so I could bid on an auction. Still half sleeping but in ready for the online auction. You really have to be alert at 3.15hrs A.M to hit the button just in time.....


I have scored soooo many good items, new items for 90% sale, sort of saying. New Balenciaga fluorescent heel-pump with the right heel height. I was hunting for it for more then 2 years. Finally got it for less then 35 dollars including shipping costs. My truly best bargain when it comes to retail price / auction price is this exquisite handbeaded silver sequins and beads runway gown of Carmen Marc Valvo. I can hardly move in this dress, and had to hold something steady not to loose balance, it weighs more then myself. It’s so heavy but you can deal with it because of it's stunningly beautiful trail....(right) Original retailprice 5.820 US dollars……



It all started with my first silk scarf by Elsa Schiaparelli. My first won item on an auction of Ebay. Then a slipdress and later some nylon stockings. 
And still some jewellery of Elsa Schiaparelli is on my wishlist.....









Elsa Schiaparelli, the renowned fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli (creator of the shocking pink color). Was one of the most important fashion designers of the 20s and `30s after Coco Chanel. A surrealist artist in the world of Haute Couture. she once had a partnership with the artist Salvador Dalí. She opened her first store, "Stupidir le Sport", in 1927, and as the name says, specializes in sporting goods. In 1931 she shocked the tennis world with her design for a tennis skirt for star player Lili de Alvarez, when the skirt she wore at Wimbledon.





In 1935 Schiaparelli moved to a salon overlooking the Place Vendôme in Paris. In World War II her popularity declined and were young designers like Christian Dior and more popular. Her fashion house was declared bankrupt in 1954 when they moved to the United States Of all the designers, she was closest to the Surrealists. She translated surrealist dream in fashion. Her clothes were in a portable form of art.
Elsa schiaparelli silk scarf, 1st won item on ebay




























Elsa schiaparelli silk scarf, 1st won item on ebay
















OTHER GREAT ITEMS THAT I HAVE WON ON EBAY INCLUDE:
Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain, Prada. Olympia, Or another one of my favorite items also another of my favorite designer, namely: Olivier Theyskens. In the autumn of 1997 Theyskens presented at the Paris fashion show calendar. His first full collection, which wasn't taken into sale. The show was marked by the macabre, gothic style, the stage was adorned with skulls, stuffed birds, Victorian hoop dresses, corsets and bodysuits with bloodstreams. The show was definitely Soo Mi. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the TAXIDERMIC ORANGE CANARY on top of the heel-pumps. I still would like to have them. Better to say try to find them first and then become obsessive in wanting to have them.... ANYONE who can offer a pair of these shoes in size 37.5?? Or send me a post

Instead of the shoes I have won a pullover of this collection. 

Then a matching skirt and my last won items of Olivier Theyskens was a long cotton black dress

wedding kimono kakeshita for under uchikake


JAPANESE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE KIMONO, OBI, HAORI, JAPANESE FOLK TEXTILES such as INDIGO, SHIBORI and SASHIKO together with a selection of Japanese crafts, including Dolls, Pottery, Scrolls and Carvings.
We have agents in Japan, working exclusively with us, specially selecting our stock items. I visit Japan periodically in order to keep updated on sourcing, exhibitions and availability of antique textiles

http://www.japanesetex-style.co.uk/showcategory.php?cat=K

Monday, March 5, 2012

http://shop.mmparis.com/products/kanye-west-%7C-george-condo-%7C-m%7B47%7Dm-%28paris%29%3A-%27face%27-scarf.html


I LIKE SCARFS 
This is a nice the concept of a limited edition collection of 5 silk scarves
KANYE WEST, GEORGE CONDO, and M/M PARIS

Last fall, Kanye West asked M/M PARIS to design the album packaging for 'my beautiful dark twisted fantasy'. West had commissioned George Condo to create a series of paintings featuring the characters who populate his musical fantasies. during the creative process, M/M Paris created a series of hand drawn ornamented frames to adorn the powerful and iconic Condo paintings.


M/M PARIS and Kanye West wanted to find a luxurious expression of their creative efforts —and decided to transform them into voluptuous silk scarves. resulted five full color scarves made of 100% silk twill, each featuring one of the album covers painted by George Condo and embedded in an intricate gold frame with hand drawn lettering by M/M PARIS. 
Each scarf is produced in a strictly limited edition of 100 units.
Single scarf price 250 euro.


The combination of this luxurious visual language over the traditional 'Twill de Soie' is the ultimate celebration of the magically ornamented sounds of 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.







Sunday, March 4, 2012



PARIS FASHION WEEK
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
READY TO WEAR A/W 2012-2013


ONE OF MY FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNERS IS MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA. 


Just before I went to the Academy of arts I discovered the fashion designer Martin Margiela somewhere in 2000.  Intrigued by his replicas of already exisiting old clothes. and his concept of recycling and deconstruction of clothing.                             My first purchase started with a whiter then white basic T-shirt with long sleeves, folded back to the inside and to let them come out again through the neckline, the sleeves hanging out like two ties. Makes the shoulder bit bigger and almost impossible to press you whole torso into the rest of that tiny waistline T-Shirt. Perfectly done, absolute technical knowhow. An idea you could have figured it out yourself, is another aspect I like about him. 
He reinvents himself over and over again, through the lines of his collections. Absolute technical knowhow craftsmanship. For woman who's been liberated from the standards of beauty, experimented lifestyle , Adds an extraordinary elegance and incredible femininity 




DEFILE

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
READY TO WEAR A/W 2012-2013

Maison Martin Margiela, look at the trousers. Stunningly beautiful, plenty offabric just in front of the trousers on top of the shoes. I definitely want to have this pair of trousers



Almost stronger then the latest collection designed by himself. It's a steady consistent collection since 2009, the moment he left. With all his aspects and hallmarks  Adjective recognizable of the so be loved signature of Maison Martin Margiela.
Deconstructed dresses, the Trompe de l’Oeil effects.
Trousers front legs has plenty in fabric. Fluently fell on top of the shoes and fluent in accommodating the walking motion.
Again impressed by this collection, my admiration and respect for Martin Margiela will remain.









The fact that he himself isn't head designer of his own label anymore is to regret. Though I have to admit, since he left to retire, the collections still got his strong signature reflected in the designs. 









Friday, March 2, 2012

I ADDED ANOTHER NEW POST AT 


TIPS AND TRICKS BY MI
ANOTHER SUBJECT TO TALK ABOUT ARE MOTH.....


ANOTHER ITEM FOR SALE AT PIECE OF MI
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GREEN MELISSA SHOE SZ 39

Thursday, March 1, 2012

TODAY I'M WEARING


FASHION AND STYLE CHOICES:

HAIDER ACKERMANN, BURBERRY PRORSUM, OLIVIER THEYSKENS,
ZARA