March 15th, 2011 | Janelle
CALVIN KLEIN BEAUTY
No brand understands the relationship between form and function better than Calvin Klein and their latest fragrance is a testament to that. Calvin Klein Beauty, is an intoxicating Calla lily, jasmine and cedarwood blend that embodies pure sophistication. The feminine scent is an addictive addition to a fragrance lineup that already includes classics like Obsession and CK1 and the stunning, sculptural bottle designed by Wilhelm Linden creates the total sleek meets chic package.
MINIMALISM & FASHION
Exploring the rise of the minimalist movement and its enduring influence on modern design Elyssa Dimant’s Minimalism and Fashion, is a must read for any appreciators pared down style. With a forward by Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa and look at designs from Rei Kawakubo, Helmut Lang, Madame Vionnet and many more the tome provides a comprehensive look at one of fashion’s major movements. Minimalist art and photography are also part of the dialogue, with memorable works from Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd featured as well.
THE GYM BAG
Reed Krakoff knows what his customer wants; Utility and elegance are hallmarks of his designs and that is why his eponymous line is a favorite of editors and urbane women alike. His latest carryall, The Gym Bag is a fresh take on the classic cabin bag and we’re loving it. While were pretty sure we aren’t going to see many carting these luxurious python and ostrich beauties down to Equinox, don’t be surprised if they show up on all the right streetstyle blogs.
Fancy a drink? Spotted during fashion week parties, U’Luvka Vodka has the most intriguingly designed bottles we’ve seen and the story behind the brand is just as good. Named after the legless crystal classes favored by King Sigismund III of Poland and his court (the glasses have no base so you can’t put them down until you’ve finished your drink) tradition dictates that the drink be consumed in friendship – preferably in a great martini.