The John Brevard Jewelry Collection

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January 09, 2012 9
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John Brevard is a Florida native with a very extensive background in the design industry. He’s an architect, artist, and designer that is motivated by metaphysical and ecological design. Having already made his mark in the art world with his sculptures, drawings, installations, and paintings, Brevard is now poised to take on the fine jewelry industry with his innovative conversational style. The first collection, which is scheduled for a Spring 2012 release, will feature five multidimensional architectural geometries through a series of jewelry lines such as Fabri, Morphogen, Spherical, Verahedra, and Orthofract. Brevard’s vision is based on sacred geometries with the use of gold, silver, and precious stones as his canvas. We can expect to see masterpieces that can be worn for any occasion. What do you think of John Brevard’s Collection? See more of the jewelry collection below.

The John Brevard Boutique 3201 N. Miami Ave. #107 Miami Midtown

Credit: Photos: John Brevard

Julien David French Brogue Wingtip Boots

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November 14, 2011 2
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French born, Japan based designer Julien David got his start in NY and spent time working for Narciso Rodriguez and Ralph Lauren before launching his own label in 2008. While mostly known for his whimsical pill popping silk scarves, he has produced a ready to wear collection for the past 3 seasons. Our good friends over at The Webster Miami sent us these black leather French Brogue Wingtip Boots ($520) from Julien David’s most recent collection, which come up above the ankle and are finished with a bright blue sole. They have a very durable design quality, and at times can be loose, but not at all sloppy. See more pics below

Credit: Photos: TheWebsterMiami.com, UpscaleHype

Frank Tell Fox Fur and Alligator Jackets

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November 10, 2011 11
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($9,000)

Frank Tell is a Spanish born, New York based designer who learned his craft at a tailor shop owned by his paternal grandmother. He got his start from working with lines such as Threeasfour and British designer Sue Stemp, while being  inspired by the likes of Josephine Baker, Ross Bleckner, Louise Brooks, and many more. Frank launched his own line in 2007, and his most recent Fall 2011 Collection contains these fabulous motorcycle inspired Fox Fur and Alligator Jackets ($7,800-$9,000) that are fully lined with cashmere, and are currently being housed over at The Webster Miami. He stated, “this is my first time using alligator”, and from it’s turn out, we’re sure everyone ‘s hoping that he continues to use alligator in future collections. See more pics below

($7,800)

Credit: Photos: JoAnn from The Webster Miami

Givenchy Fall 2011 “Panther” Glasses

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October 27, 2011 4
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Givenchy has released a pair of cat-eye panther detail glasses for the women’s fall runway. These retro inspired glasses are fantastic accessory to have, and even though a little trendy, they definitely make for an awesome conversation piece.  They complement the rest of the Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection and are available in a black velvet, yellow, navy, plum, and a faux fur trimmed version ($574-$640).  See pics below

Credit: Photos: Gabriella Persson

The Sculpture and Weapons Artwork of Peter Gronquist

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October 26, 2011 13
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Chanel Deer ($7,000)

Peter Gronquist is an Oakland, CA based artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2001, and then went on to make his mark with a unique combination of sculpture and weaponry. He recently held an exhibit at Gallery 1988 in Venice Beach, California titled “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous”, which featured mounted head and full body animal taxidermy attached with gold and silver assault rifles. For the taxidermy process, Peter normally finds the animal pieces on eBay, removes the antlers himself, and then adds the weapon sculpture.  He uses real guns for the blinged out faux designer weaponry, but fake guns for the taxidermy because they’re too heavy. The pieces from the “The Evolution Will Be Fabulous” exhibit range from ($500-$10,000). Check out the other pieces below.

Peter Gronquist

Greater Kudu ($10,000)

Caped Buffalo ($8,000)

Gucci Deer ($5,000)

Hold Fast ($4,500)

Lesser Kudu ($7,500)

Sable ($7,500)

Zebracorn ($6000)

Hello Kitty Grenades ($300 each)

"Gun" Mixed Media w/ 24K Gold, $3500

Credit: Photos: petergronquist.com, notcot.com

Swizz Beatz in 3.1 Phillip Lim Braided Peacoat, LV Boots & Alicia Keys in Christian Louboutin

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October 15, 2011 23
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Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys were seen dressed in some of Fall season’s hottest items for the NYC premiere of “Mountaintop”, starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson. Swizz wore a 3.1 Phillip Lim Double Breast Wool Peacoat ($1,100, shown in black), which features braided detail and zipper hardware on the leather sleeves. He anchored his look with a pair of black leather Louis Vuitton Winter Summit Boots ($1,100). Alicia sported a pair of collector Christian Louboutin Daffodile Brodee pumps ($2,295), which are an ode to 20 years of Louboutin’s iconic designs, and a pair sure to be remembered. She accessorized it with a metallic python Christian Louboutin Artemis spike strap handbag ($1,995). What do you think of their looks? See pics below

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Brenda Song in Wildfox Couture Desert Eagle Hoodie

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October 14, 2011 8
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Actress Brenda Song was spotted leaving Kalologie Skin Care in Los Angeles. She was seen wearing a Wildfox Couture Desert Eagle Hoodie ($135), while her keys were accessorized with a Louis Vuitton Vernis zip key pouch. See pics below

 

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