Blumarine's Holographic RTW Fall/Winter 2012 Collection Creates New Fetish Category


 Italian label Blumarine put everyone at Milan Fashion Week to shame with their eye-popping Fall/Winter 2012 read-to-wear collection. This collection is everything right now! I had zero interest in bringing color into my wardrobe until I saw the lush, vivid furs, hardcore metallics, and the hologram motorcycle jackets and vests, I die! If leather, lace, and latex can have their own fetish categories, why not hologram?
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I never really paid much attention to Blumarine, but their approach to fall is redefining my notion of chilly season style. While there are warm furs and down jackets abound in the collection, nothing has that usual sunless, shelled vibe that winterwear generally has. It is as if the colors, metallics, and prints are what protect you against the weather, not the thickness of the clothing. The outrageousness will keep you warm! There are some chic black dresses and nude gowns in the collection, but who gives a fuck about those.

If you're going to go matchy-matchy, might as well go all.the.way. Shorts over leggings for winter? Could be the equivalent of the ridiculous Alexander McQueen flames print trend for fall (still undecided on that one).
Some more "conservative" metallic and hologram pieces.

Inspired by The Muppets? I hope!


And now my favorites! Hologram on everything, all the time: motorcycle jackets and vests, hologram sequins, giant studded hologram hoop earrings, and the shoes, the shoes you guys! Any attempt to articulately review this collection just flies out the fucking window. I'm dying, I'm dead. I will sell my kidneys for a hologram motorcycle jacket. And to think that even those who can afford this collection have to wait months to even get their mitts on it! Such a tease to have collections show a season before. I pray that knock-off factories are working hard churning out some affordable hologram styles for us broke fashionistas!

NEED

See the rest of the collection at Vogue.com.

What do you think of Blumarine's Fall 2012 collection?

New Additions: Black and Mirrored Feather Ear Cuffs


Did some experimenting with new pieces on Instagram, and people really dug these--so now they're for sale! I'm always showing my followers jewelry I'm messing around with, so if you see something you like, let me know and just maybe it'll be the latest addition to my shops :).

These feather ear cuffs are a dramatic accessory that are a centerpiece to any outfit, no other jewelry necessary (at least around the neck, rings would work). I took one out for a test drive and I got a ton of compliments. Especially with the mirrored ones, a little turn of the head will give someone a flash from across the room. They have clip-on earring backs as opposed to a normal cuff that you have to bend to open and close. So you can clip these to your ears, to shirt collars, the side of heels, breast pockets, and anything that needs a "bird on it".


I Hate Mondays Giveaway! Win KidViskous Swag!

We don't even need to go into why Mondays totally suck (mine has been particularly crappy today), so in a effort to spread some love and lighten the blow that each Monday brings we're giving away some KidViskous swag! In time for Valentine's Day tomorrow, we're kicking off by giving away one of our fave pieces ever, our Venetian Blinders necklace in neon pink.
What I'm most proud of is that the double-layered aspect allows the wearer to have both a neon pink and a silver mirrored color, all in one necklace with just a flip!

To enter, go to the KidViskous Facebook page, "Like" our page then "Like" the photo we posted of our giveaway item. The winner will be chosen at random and announced next Monday, February 20th!


We're gonna do giveaway contests for our kick ass fans 1-2 Mondays a month, so check back here and our Facebook page for more contests. <3

Day 4: Silver Collar Tips Chic Up Any Shirt

I was suprised at the reaction to one of my latest accessory purchases: Western collar tips. I was inspired to buy them after seeing Zara's lovely Studio Shirt was sold out everywhere I looked.

The top retailed at about $90.00, which for my taste is slightly too pricey for a Zara shirt. And it didn't even matter because right now I can't even find it on eBay. But for much cheaper, you can have a far better alternative:

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For about $7.00, I bought the best part of the shirt, the tips! A common accessory in Western wear, they're a fantastic addition to a shirt buttoned to the neck in lieu of a necklace. You'll have to dig around for ones that are not blatently Western/horse/cowboy themed, but they really are jewelry in my opinion.

Here are the ones I bought; this is a photo I posted on my Instagram (follow me! Username KidViskous)


The best part about having the collar tips alone instead of the Zara shirt is that you can add them to any collared shirt you own. They have screws in the back to grasp onto the colla for a simple change-up. I bought mine off eBay and I encourage you to search around there for tips that suit you or your gift recipient. They can come in a basic generic metal for under $10 or you can find more intricately engraved, uniquely shaped, sterling silver or 14k gold ones for more. Some even come set with a semi-precious stone like turquoise or onyx.
These sterling silver vintage paisley ones are fantastic for $18 on eBay.

It's almost like DIY, but easier! A great pro-style gift for anyone looking to advance their existing wardrobe.

KidViskous Black Friday Jewelry Sales!

Hopefully not too many of you have been trampled by this morning's rush. Avoid the lines and shop online (I know I am). KidViskous is having it's own holiday sales, tons of pieces for 20%-50% off in all of our online shops.

At our main Supermarket.com shop, we've taken 20% off our Vampire Teeth necklaces and Feather Earrings, along with discounts all across the store.



On our KidViskous Facebook Shop, we've added a few more items, including our Double Crossed Rings. These items have the same discounts as our Supermarket store, but have the added bonus of an additional 10% off if you "Like" our page.



And finally, at our shop on Etsy, where you can find pieces that are not part of out main collections, you can get an additional 15% off the whole store with the coupon code: BlackFriday throughout the whole weekend!

So what are you waiting for? Shop easily online this weekend and avoid the trampling!

xo
KV