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In celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday, New York milliner Gigi Burris launches a capsule collection interpreting through headwear an American icon, Mickey. Burris debuts today a nine-piece collection of felt hats and hair accessories that celebrate Mickey’s timeless style and color palette.
Raised in Central Florida with Walt Disney World essentially in her backyard, Burris was transfixed by Mickey Mouse from a young age—his unmistakable ears shaping more than just an unforgettable character, but also the dreams of a young, creative spirit. As a renowned milliner, Burris possesses a rare talent for taking the old and making it new, using centuries-old techniques to handcraft one-of-a-kind pieces that are all locally made in New York City.
The first place that Burris draws inspiration from are the two simple black circles on top of Mickey’s head that have become as recognizable as the mouse himself. Burris plays off this silhouette in her Icon Cap, which comes in red, yellow and black. Now three dimensional, this innovative piece is a wearable sculpture. The Icon, is a limited edition drop with 30 hand-numbered pieces per color. “I wanted to create a forward-thinking take on the ears that looks as welcome at Walt Disney World as it would on the streets of New York,” Burris explains.
For a more classic silhouette, Burris creates a black and red fedora, drawing inspiration from the period of Mickey Mouse’s inception in 1928. For this piece, the ears appear as subtle, black circles that add interest to the crown of the hat. Mickey’s black and white beginnings are referenced in an elegant veiled headband that features hand-applied sequins and Swarovski crystals on ears formed from hand-tacked French veiling.
To emphasize Mickey’s natural charm, Burris individually places a pattern of Swarovski gunmetal pearls and red crystals onto a luxe, gunmetal headband in the shape of his ear silhouette. Another accessory pays homage to Mickey’s iconic design and recognizable ears. Here, it is plated in 14 karat gold—a simple and chic way to portray Mickey’s hairline. “As a hat maker, I was drawn to what shapes Mickey’s face—the dramatic widow’s peak that punctuates his every expression.”
While Mickey’s ears are his trademark, the mouse has never shied away from headwear. He has always selected just the right topper to complement his most memorable looks. Burris is particularly inspired by the captain’s hat Mickey wears in his debut film, Disney’s Steamboat Willie, as well as the square brimmed hat Mickey puts on as a conductor in Disney’s The Band Concert.
These references are alluded to in the form of a lambskin leather Greek Fisherman’s hat, featuring Mickey’s signature white buttons and a subtle nod to his hairline stitched in white thread on the top of the cap. A cheery, red, square-brimmed hat is a modern update to a classic baseball cap, complete with three Disney x Gigi Burris pins—Mickey tipping his boater hat, the classic icon of Mickey’s ears, and an “M” for Mickey. This moment harkens back to the days when Burris, like many others, would leave Walt Disney World with a plethora of Mickey Mouse souvenirs and memories of another special day spent with the beloved mouse.
Each piece in this collection embodies what Burris and people everywhere love about Mickey Mouse— his playful mischief, his joy, his style and, of course, his ability to make you smile.
Earlier this year Disney announced the launch of “Mickey the True Original”– a global campaign in celebration of Mickey’s heritage spanning over the last 90 years. Since his inception in 1928, Mickey Mouse has become a global pop culture icon, transcending languages and cultures – embodying a ‘true original’ spirit; Mickey Mouse was the first licensed character franchise and appeared in the first-ever synchronized sound cartoon, Disney’s Steamboat Willie.
Recognized the world over, Mickey continues to inspire artists, musicians and fashion designers from around the globe. The True Original campaign will bring together other original brands that are recognized as pioneers in their field, and Gigi Burris epitomizes this.
During Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture, on Tuesday, July 3,
Maison des Centraliens has hosted three young designers with their Fall- Winter Collections 2018-2019:
ABE by Ariane Chaumeil Jewelry “Miroir”
There is magic and mystery in a mirror : the reflexion of who looks into it is real, but reversed. Since we gaze at ourselves, all fantasies become possible and brings us back to face each other, and to what the world has to face. As a two-way mirror, you can see without being seen. Step through and find out with this collection, and the part of your soul using your imagination, whether it is dark or whether radiant…
The fall winter collection of the ABE by Ariane Chaumeil house, whose crafting remains done with the blowtorch glass, becomes richer with a new proposition: the metal paste making. Sculpted and cast, the metal paste is modelled, sanded, fired at high temperature, brushed and rubbed with a burnisher and polished several times in order to get pieces of golden and white bronze, and of pure copper, with a shiny, ancient rendering.
A couture collection by designer Armine Ohanyan
A couture collection made in France, entirely handmade, intimately inspired by nature, showing the natural elements in all their forms. Ice, crystallization, rain, wind, dew and roots. Crystallized in these surroundings, the Human Being becomes Nature. The Nature is everlasting, nothing can stop it. It is the true beauty, perfection. For depicting this cycle of evolution, Armine Ohanyan uses the new technologies such as 3D printing or materials crafting, which play an important role in her creation process. Her art investigations never end, like the movement that she shows in its different forms and their ranges of colours and materials. Her creations are futuristic, modern, with a wide beauty touch.
Designers Imelda and Eduardo aka Baroqco are citizens of the world . Their roots are from Dutch Chinese Indonesian and Portuguese descent, and this diversity is what provides foundation that leads to the inspiration and creation. BaroQco comes from Baroque, an era of change from simplicity to lively and exuberant detail. BaroQco stands alone with its unique grandeur and ability to surprise and to achieve a sense of awe. Imelda and Eduardo started to create jewelry as they were looking for a tiara or crown for their wedding day. At that time there were not a lot of options, so they decided to create their own tiara which lead others to ask whether they could also make necklaces and earrings.
« As we embrace the impressionism, we strive not only for the outer but especially for the inner-beauty. In our creations we want to push boundaries of artistic techniques. And therefore the BaroQco is a book without an End. »
The materials are opal ,gold and Swarovski and all the metalwork are nickel free, the usage of non toxic and – hazardous for plating makes the jewelry more ecofriendly.
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This season, Chamilia, a Swarovski Company, announced the introduction of an expanded stud earring program with 14 new styles that complement motifs in several of the brand’s collections. The entire Chamilia line is made from sterling silver or 14 karat gold and features genuine Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Zirconia. The brand follows strict Swarovski Group guidelines for quality and aesthetic standards.
“We’re here to help a woman tell a story that’s hers alone through her jewelry,” said Kristin Coaker, Head of Merchandising and Brand Communicationsfor Chamilia. “Stud earrings are an area of expansion right now due to increased demand in the category. We are seeing constellation piercings, in particular, as a growing trend. Chamilia stud earrings are collectible, affordable, and last a lifetime. The classic motifs in this collection are truly timeless, as are the materials the earrings are crafted in.”
Pricing for the new earrings from Chamilia ranges from MSRP $30 U.S. to $65 U.S. New earrings in the Collection include:
Chamilia Quatrefoil Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).
Chamilia Paisley Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).
Chamilia Paisley Pavé Stud Earrings, White—Bright Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $45 U.S.).
Chamilia Arrow Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).
Chamilia Crown Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).
Chamilia Crown Hearts Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $40 U.S.).
Chamilia Cross Stud Earrings—Bright Sterling Silver (MSRP $35 U.S.).
Chamilia Sparkling Shell Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Frosty Mint Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $45 U.S.).
Chamilia Floral Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $40 U.S.).
Chamilia Bow Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $65 U.S.).
Chamilia 5MM Tiara Stud Earrings—Sterling Silver and Fancy Purple, Fancy Blue or Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $50 U.S.).
Chamilia Paisley Pavé Stud Earrings, Rainbow—Sterling Silver and Multicolor Swarovski Pure Brilliance Zirconia (MSRP $60 U.S.).
The new stud earrings from Chamilia will be available at retail on September 4, 2018, and will be sold at select Chamilia retail partners worldwide and on the Chamilia website. For more information about Chamilia, go to www.chamilia.com.
Based in Cranston, RI, Chamilia is an American company that was established in 2002. Since its purchase in 2013, it has been a member of Swarovski, a world leader in quality and innovation. Each of the more than 400 exclusive charms and wide selection of fine jewelry available from the brand are made from .925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold and feature genuine Swarovski Crystals or Zirconia, or Italian Murano Glass. The brand follows strict Swarovski guidelines for quality and aesthetic excellence. For more information, please go to www.chamilia.com.
Swarovski delivers a diverse product portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski Crystal Business designs, manufactures and markets crystals, natural and created gemstones, finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The company’s film division, Swarovski Entertainment, produces artistically accomplished feature films with global box-office appeal. The Swarovski Foundation was set up to honor the philanthropic spirit of the company by supporting creativity and culture, promoting wellbeing and conserving natural resources. Now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach, with over 2,350 stores in about 170 countries and more than 25,000 employees, www.swarovskigroup.com.
From December 7-10th, the Style Artist Lounge was home to a series of immersive and exciting events that enveloped attendees in art, music and fashion.
Throughout the four day event series, which took place at the newly renovated MiaBea House, attendees could view exclusive art installations by some of Miami’s top upcoming artists including: Adam Thompson, abibi.k, Robert Young, Mike Habs, Stephen Gamson, UncuttArt, JohnBorn and Marlyn Sasson in addition to work from Los Angeles-based Moncho1929, Laurent Proneur, Mr. Clever Art, Suzanne Currie, NulSMS and others. The Style Artist Lounge was additionally home to a brunch in support of the Rush Arts Foundation, hosted by Merrill Lynch—Angela Simmons, amongst others were noted in the influential crowd. Notorious Pink Rosè could be found in the glasses of artists, designers, socialites and guests throughout the weekend.
Vezt Music App filled the Style Artist Lounge with incredible recording artists, DJ’s, celebrity entourages and fans—The music app took over Style Artist Lounge’s opening night, hosting Dre, of Cool & Dre’s private birthday celebration. Notable persons in attendance included Fat Joe, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas, Shawn “Pecas” Costner and more. Throughout the weekend, performances by DJ’s Mark Ronson, Clark Kent, Tony Touch and Rich Medina drew a high-profile crowd.
The Style Artist Lounge was also home to incredible debut fashion presentations by Char Loves Swimwear, Poseidon Society and Andre Emery. Chelsea Pereira’s Poseidon Society is the first jewelry collection for you and your dog. All of the jewelry is crafted with fine metals, diamonds and Swarovski crystals. The launch brought out an star-studded crowd, Tyson Bedford amongst others were noted in attendance. Celebrity designer, Andre Emery debuted his Scarface-themed collection on Saturday night. The presentation was styled by international model, Slick Woods.
The Style Artist Lounge Art Basel events saw an incredible turn out of musicians, designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for upcoming events at www.stylefashionweek.com and learn more about Vezt here: vezt.co
Photo Credit: Eva-Maria Guggenberger | EMG Photography
Written by Carley Schumann