It's been one week since my last post…Oh, how I missed writing on my blog. I've been swamped with work these days and it was just difficult to find the time to sit down and write here. :) Well "later better than never", here are some updates from Binzento Vincente.
StyleGun.com launching in March
Recently Binzento Vincente signed up for an upcoming fashion store website from the UK: StyleGun.com
StyleGun sees the need and market for men's online shopping experience. The site will officially launch in March. The concept is basically a virtual closet and dressing room where you can pick and choose outfits from selected brands that best matches your body type, skin tone and taste in fashion. It also provides a 3D map to summarize the look before making any purchases.
Intelligent clothing for men
You don’t have time to trawl the shops, flick through style magazines or surf endless pages on the web to keep your image up to date. So let the experts do the leg work while you get on with your day. No more wasted time, just intelligently collated collections from a honed selection of brands and great technology to help you browse them.
Style meets Science
Our Bodymap technology allows you to filter our store to find clothes that map your individual build, colour palette and style preference. Our systems do the hard work but it’s not the computer dressing you. All the important calls are made by our in-house team of menswear buyers and style consultants, who individually examine all of our clothes to evaluate fit, style and colour profile. If you have any questions, you can give the team a call or drop them an email. Or just tell them the kind of thing you want and let them find it for you. And once you think you know what you want, you can try it on in our virtual dressing room and spec out an outfit on our photoreal outfit builder. StyleGun means no more guesswork.
Be there at the beginning
Leading men’s designer fashion brands have already signed up to StyleGun. They include John Smedley, Farhi, Aquascutum, Hartford, American Vintage, J Brand, Dockers, Anderson, Loft, Wrangler, Sebago, Cheaney, Oliver Sweeney, Scotch & Soda, Wolsey, Calabrese, Scott Nichol, Redwing and more, with new brands signing up every day.
I actually can't wait to see what the site will look like and the service they will provide. In fact, it says if you sign up as their start-up member, you will be eligible for a £50 voucher on purchases :)
A $100,000 Louis Vuitton clutch
You are not reading this wrong, and I didn't place an extra digit by accident. This S/S12 Louis Vuitton collection piece Coquille dOeuf Minaudiere is being sold for $100K. This evening clutch exterior is hand glued with more than 12,000+ pieces of egg shells, which took the craftsmen more than 600 hours, that's 25 weeks or half a year to finish. The interior is made of lamb skin. Only 5 pieces made worldwide. The product actually looked like a marble finish, with smooth edges. Worthwhile? maybe…if you got more than enough money to spare.
Meeting the Hitmen Boys
Rarely this blog talks about sports, but Binzento Vincente was recently sent to attend one of the games. Our YYC junior hockey Hitmen team matched up against Edmonton Oil Kings last week at the Saddledome. What's special about this game was it's Hitmen's 5th annual Lunar New Year celebration game. Our official Canadian sport is welcoming the ever diverse Canadian culture by bringing more excitement on to hockey. The Hitmen team decided to blend in with the Chinese New Year traditions. Binzento Vincente represented the network and met/interviewed some of the Hitmen players, the star of the night Brady Brassart and team captain Cody Slyvester.
The Hitmen Lunar Game consisted half-time Chinese dragon/lion dance on ice as well as an indoor fireworks finale. I was quite surprised to see the dragon dancers were able to jump up and down on the slippery ice. The team lost to the Oil Kings that night, but the fans still had a blast with all the entertainment. I was at this event previous year as well, I enjoyed this year's energy much better.
YAHOO fashion critics…need to rethink?
I am sure many of you watched the Oscars past Sunday. For fashion enthusiast, the things they paid most attention about is what stars wore on the red carpet. The now famous "Angelina Jolie's leg is all over the web/blogs. Personally, I found people gave that waaay too much attention, and is literally over-rated. Don't get me wrong, she's beautiful, and I did like her ensemble, but little bit of flesh doesn't make her "the fashion icon" nor "stylish". I actually found Gwyneth Paltrow's white dress and cape more subtle and elegant. Well…that's not what YAHOO fashion critics thinks…
Angelina Jolie: Fashion Grade: A+
Gwyneth Paltrow: Fashion Grade: D???
I know beauty is subjective, and I don't believe Gwyneth Paltrow deserves an A…(maybe a B) but a D??? Really? Yahoo Fashion Critics..? Don't wanna be rude, but I think most of us believe you guys need to re-evaluate… Miss Keibler got a C+ on her style…but in my opinion, the gold suited her well.
You can view other photos and the rest of the non-sense grading here: http://movies.yahoo.com/photos/2012-oscars-red-carpet-report-card-slideshow/gwyneth-paltrow-photo-1330319051.html#show-gallery-btn
One of my favourite couples (fashion wise) this year was Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
The royal blue colour is my recent favourite. It was simple, and Tom looked normal.
PARK (Fashion) Show 2012 is coming in less than two weeks (March 10th). Binzento Vincente will be there to do some coverage. If you are in YYC, and interested, be sure to buy your ticket today! You can get them here --> http://www.tickettrunk.com/event/buy/880
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