Monday, October 31, 2011

Bohemian Glamour - Lady 'Gaga' over Nida Mahmood's 'Jadugaar Dress'

Bohemian Glamour -
Lady 'Gaga' over Nida Mahmood's 'Jadugaar Dress'

- Designer meets her Muse

Nida Mahmood, has designed an outfit for pop icon Lady Gaga, who loved Nida' short 'Jadugaar' dress made with 1,000 LED lights. (the one from Nida's WIFW SS-12 collection titled The Great Indian Bohemian Tamasha.)

The Digital print carefully designed incorporating the essence of Indian Street Theatre. Very Indian - Colours - a mix of orange, red, green and blue. I call it 'Jadugaar Dress for Magical Gaga'," - Nida Mahmood

Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment had placed the order for the dress for Lady Gaga.

"Shah Rukh's khan Red Chillies entertainment approached Nida for making the garment. It is a surreal feeling to have designed for an international superstar! The icing on the cake was that she absolutely loved the concept," said Nida, who feels that "nobody can match the charm and aura with which Gaga carries herself and this is what makes her a perfect muse for my theme."

"The concept evolved from Theatre and she (Gaga) completely epitomizes the theme. I matched the garment with headgear inspired by the mukuts from the Ramlila.

"Gaga loved the Indianness of the concept and the way it blended with a global feel. It was indeed a treat designing for someone so larger than life as Gaga," she added.

*The multicolored dress on Tinu, with yellow headgear, is what Gaga loved!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Steven Meisel Fakes It for W

Steven Meisel Fakes It for W

Fashion magazines are filled with ads, sometimes upstaging the articles. They range from the cheesy to the sleazy, cliché to outré. Eagle-eyed readers of W will spot a few over-the-top examples in the magazine’s new art issue, on stands now. Another socialite scent? Check. A group of not-quite-golden gals peddling cucumber-green face cream? Yup. Overdone toddler posing in expensive clothing? You got it.
The fake ads are a tongue-in-cheek collaboration between veteran photographer Steven Meisel and the magazine’s new fashion director, Edward Enninful, who's quickly injecting the glossy with some cheeky English humor. And speaking of cheeky, one of the more clutch-pearls images is a faux underwear ad featuring Karen Elson with a bevy of naked male models, each with little more than red spank marks on his bum.
The other photographs riff on familiar fashion magazine tropes, from the fragrance ad to the designer surrounded by his creations. They star a wide range of famous faces, such as a fur-clad Joan Rivers alongside fellow QVC pitchman Dennis Basso, a showering Linda Evangelista, and nude RuPaul protégé Carmen Carrera as the face (and rear) of the imaginary scent La Femme. But reality stars and bare flesh aside, the most shocking thing about these ads might just be how close they are to the real thing—art imitating ads imitating life.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Eyewear>Kick Eyes Glasses

After an especially epic, heinous winter, things are about to get festive. And how better to show your party spirit this spring than with these novelty Kick Eyes glasses? The latest concept from Nono Muaks, a fashion-design collective between Brussels and Beijing, Kick Eyes have no lenses. In their place are laser-cut shapes: Heart, Lightning Bolt, Vertical Bars, Single X and Double X. The latter is a Hint exclusive because we figure it's the season to be fully blotto. The best part? Kick Eyes are only $15. What? No way! How is that possible? Because they're made of felt, a cheap-and-chic wonder material that bends but never breaks. So go on, get felt up this spring.

Details: 100% laser-cut industrial felt, durable and foldable, unisex, one size fits all. Dimensions: 5.75" wide, 5" deep.