I have a penchant for menswear... I admire the care and skill that goes into creating a bespoke suit, and the strong sense of tradition and history behind the art of tailoring. Also, guys generally look better in suits. I'd love to go to Italy for a couple of years and do an apprenticeship with a master tailor...the language barrier could be a bit of a problem...also, I'm not very patient when it comes to the needle and thread. But still!
Anyways, I digress...The Godfather...definitely one of my favorite movies, for the catchy theme song, the food, the pairing of a young Al Pacino and a young Diane Keaton, the drama, a mind-blowingly talented Marlon Brando and the costuming! Great costuming...The flashbacks to the early twentieth century in Part II were awesome too.
I am a stationary freak. So you can imagine how giddy I was to see the following über cool business card designs: I like the idea of making the business card a form of ID.
Cute AND functional! Very tongue in chic...I love the instant scratchie concept. This business card can be folded into a little toy car - cute!
If I was in a more creative field of work, I'd totally use this idea of turning my brand image into a dictionary definition.
A babushka business card!
I love how the plastic cut-out reveals the contact details...just like a real letter (but better because it doesn't enclose a bill)! Brilliant - these business card labels tear off! Do you remember these ice-breaker stickers from middle school? I do!
This quirky concept cleverly conveys the person's profession.
FOUND Magazineis a collection of found stuff - "love letters, birthday cards, kids' homework, to-do lists, ticket stubs, poetry on napkins, doodles-- anything that gives a glimpse into someone else's life".
I can't believe how many fierce fashion illustrators there are out there...Where does all this talent come from?! Cecilia Carlstedt is one to watch. She's a Swedish artist who studied Art History and Graphic Design in Stockholm, New York and London. Her clients include Bloomingdales, Swarovski, H&M, Vodafone, MTV, Elle and Marie Claire, to name just a few. Visit her website to see more of her work.
Project Runway Season 4 winner (and fan favorite) Christian Siriano just released his seven-piece capsule collection for Bluefly. You can check it out here but looks like a lot of the pieces have sold out already.
So what’s the verdict? Even though he’s toned down the craziness, I can only really see myself wearing the first and fourth outfits: