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Givenchy Pisces T-Shirt

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This men’s cut Givenchy black jersey t-shirt features an inkblot illustration of the Pisces zodiac sign. Popping, loud colors on black are the new black I suppose. Since 48 year old Birmingham* native Clare Waight Keller took the helm last year, Givenchy has launched a jewelry and clothing line inspired by star signs. Zodiac and astrology have been a recurrent theme in the last couple of years, and a frequent topic in pop culture as well. The emergence of horoscopes as a trend has spiked public interest and inspired designers to incorporate star signs into clothing.

Incidentally, Givenchy very recently named Ariana Grande (a Cancer, born on June 23rd) its new face

“I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a House I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honor. I love this clothing and the confidence and joy it brings to the people wearing it. Not only is the clothing timeless and beautiful but I'm proud to work with a brand that makes people feel celebrated for who they are, and unapologetic about whatever they want to be.”

Ms. Grande has risen from the ashes of late, and she does so seemingly on a serial basis. Ariana Grande seems a timely anointment from the marketing gods of LVMH for this collective crystal-gazing moment amidst the faithless geopolitics we just can’t seem to shake.

Clare Waight Keller initially created pieces inspired by her own astrological sign, Leo. She then ventured out, crafting an entire collection completely dedicated to the 12 Western zodiac signs.  This printed t-shirt is an homage to the luxury brand’s founder Hubert de Givenchy, as his sign was Pisces.

Givenchy launched a stellar astrology inspired collection of timeless pieces featuring unique designs tailored for each sign. And this t-shirt brings a focus for the creatures of the stars, as Givenchy has managed to put a couture-like spin on the theme of the zodiac. The end result was delivered into this sophisticated Pisces tee that would certainly make the perfect gift for yourself and your loved ones.

This t-shirt is made from soft cotton with a black base and a captivating multicolored print that hones in on the Pisces sign’s aquatic nature. The color palette has a dominant element of blue, reminiscent of the water sign’s aesthetic, with a fluid range of violet-purple, rosy blush, turquoise, and some specks of orange.

The luxury label’s t-shirt print accentuates the vibrant hues and depicts an impeccable representation of the Pisces emblem in royal blue and violet tones. The print is mainly focused on the upper body area, front and back, including some color spilling over the opaque sleeves and giving the tee a bold, saturated and benignly hallucinatory effect.

Though the t-shirt has a vaguely of masculine cut, it offers a comfortable enough fit that it can be worn gender-neutrally. The zodiac-inspired silhouette showcases a ribbed crew neckline and twin-needle stitch detailing at the cuff and hem.

Wear this t-shirt tucked into a pair of studded black skinny jeans, nude pumps and a color block handbag to match the violet hues of the print. Or team it with a pair of biker shorts and add some chunky sneakers. Don’t hesitate to accessorize, top your look off with matching zodiac-inspired earrings or a Pisces ring if you wanna be more subtle. Create an ocean-inspired look by mixing different shades of mauve, violet, and seafoam for your eyeshadow and don’t be stingy with the highlighter, let your skin shine as bright as the sun.

If you’re looking for a classier outfit, wear your top with a pair of high-waisted flared trousers and some nude high-heeled sandals. Go for a classic beige or black tote bag to complete your look.

Alternatively, have a look below at a similar Givenchy shirt in black with multicolor letter. Note the “N” in violet.

*please Americans humor your British friends with a silent “H”

Parasite Electra Eyewear: When Post-modern meets Post-post-modern

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Parasite Electra Eyewear


Parasite is a premium French brand that specializes in high performance eyewear. In 2002, the concept and design imprint of the label took the industry by storm and Parasite has never looked back, continuing to manufacture unique, one-of-a-kind spectacles and sunglasses ever since.

This Electra series pair of glasses highlights the rebellious DNA of the brand, and the structure therein can’t help but be avant-garde, futuristic even. The rimless rectangular shape is reminiscent of the goggles a mad scientist would wear whilst toiling away in their laboratory, tucked into a hidden redoubt, evoking certain elements of science-fiction combined with tried and true industrial design.

When you look at these glasses, your brain conjures imagery of something technical, but also something a bit more human-centred than you might first expect. The glasses are not an accessory anymore, they become an extension of the wearer. A symbiosis occurrence that fuses this pair of violet-hued Electra eyewear and the user.

This pair of glasses is not only your window to the world, but it goes beyond that. It is a transcendence of existence that merges reality with the supernatural. The Electra eyeglasses are handmade with the best quality materials and ISO 9001 techniques of manufacturing borrowed from the no-nonsense optics world. When you wear the Parasite brand, you’re emulating sophistication at its finest, but you’re also embarking on an exploratory journey towards your deepest self. The Electra Mono 2 in purple provides you with a slender structure characterized by its agility and resilience. The glasses are ultra-lightweight and they come in stainless steel so when you put them on, you can fully embody elegance, sport and a touch of futurism. The quality of these glasses is exceptional: not only do they offer comfort and lightness, but they also incorporate cutting edge technologies so you don’t need to hide behind bulky frames. With the Electra eyeglasses, you get to fully immerse yourself in the world and experience everything around you without feeling conscious of your glasses’ frame.

The purple is a color of love, passion, seduction, and adventure. It makes the frame look super sleek and elegant. Forget that you need a black frame for your glasses to ‘suit’ every one of your outfits. The stunning hue of violet featured on this pair of glasses will add that much-needed pop of color to your outfits and impart your fashion sense with fiery power and pizzazz. The unique incorporation of violet into a futuristic frame design emanates a flair of fashion-forward-ness, that is hard to ignore.

The glasses are a genuine timeless piece that will make you feel absolutely youthful and stylish at all times. Adopt these frames as your every day prescription glasses and capitalize on their potential to elevate your style and transform your look. You don’t necessarily have to mix and match your clothes to fit with the shade of the frame. Instead, opt for accessories with a similar fuchsia radiance to put emphasis on the beautiful color of the Electra glasses. You can rock these eyeglasses with your entire wardrobe because they are extremely versatile, and they will pair very nicely with all kinds of styles, from classy chic to sporty to casual.

The Electra Mono 2 is practical and ever on-point. Get your pair here.

Louis Vuitton Embroidered Short Cape: This Cloud Print IS the Silver Lining

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“One of the collection’s statement pieces, this beautiful embroidered short cape is adorned with an impressive embroidery of feather-shaped fabric and fringes. Embellished with a cloud print in varying color tones, the feathers overlay a metal sequin base: when worn, they dance to reveal the shiny sequins with each movement.”

This Louis Vuitton embroidered cape is from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2019 collection. If you are ready to sashay off the runway, you will be in good hands with this, one of the collection’s statement pieces. The fastidious tailoring and generous sequins underneath the feathers give the cape a flair of extravagance.

The stitching of the fabric is punctuated and evokes this season’s emphasis on all things embroidery. The ravishing purple color, the satin base, and the silky neckline are reminiscent of the lingerie theme of the resort collection. The fluid quality of this piece highlights a particular intricacy in the technique of its making. This spectacular embroidered short cape is adorned with an impressive cloud print where the feathers overlay a satin base embellished with shiny metal sequins. With each movement, the cape’s feathers sway back and forth to reveal glimmering sequins, matching move-for-move the wearers morphology.

When you look at this piece, it is hard not to instantly think of a ballet dancer swiftly moving to the rhythm of classical music, a genuine black swan moment. This Louis Vuitton cape perfectly conveys elegance, poise, and grace. The color is absolutely stunning, it gives the feather-shaped fringes an exotic look and a romantic allure. Just picture yourself wearing this gorgeous little cape, you will be making a fashion statement. You cannot go unnoticed in this glamorous piece, the feathers mirror your every movement, swaying at your will, oscillating with such fluidity and exhibiting an air of je ne sais quoi. Feel the embroidered fringes dancing against the silk base of the cape, embody the spirit of this fashion piece and absorb the fierceness and vitality of the violet color.

The complete look from the ready-to-wear resort collection featured a black skirt, similar to the cape’s design, with protruding fringes and feathers made from organza, celluloid and metallic elements and embroidered on a silk mousseline. The skirt is remarkably striking with its gleaming details and enticing composition.

The concept was painstakingly executed and the construction of the piece thoroughly conveys the grandiose and imposing notion it was meant to. The purple color pairs nicely with the inspiration behind the design, as violet evokes royalty, nobility, luxury, and power.

When you wear this embroidered cape, no matter what you pair it with, you will be a walking piece of art. It’s a cunning piece of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and inventiveness, a must-have clothing item that will make you feel utterly fearless and bodacious.

Wear this Louis Vuitton cape with a plain bodycon mini dress, marry it with a pair of thigh high boots and chunky silver earrings. Keep the accessorizing to a minimum, the cape speaks for itself and it needs to take the spotlight.

You can also team it with a monochrome pencil skirt, a pair of black pumps and a small quilted vintage purse. Wear your hair up if you wanna showcase the silk neckline and the intricate embroidery details of this sultry masterpiece. For your makeup look, go for an iridescent purple highlight with a metallic finish to complement the color palette of the cape. You could also opt for a winged eyeliner to mirror the structure and definition of your cape.

Gucci Garden Feline Head Ring

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This evocative wildcat iconography perpetuates the Gucci code, something which is reinterpreted each and every season. Fashioned from .925 sterling silver with a weathered finish, this Italian version of “beast-mode” defines this ring, with a "Le Marché des Merveilles" engraving in the inside band.

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Givenchy Reversible Bomber with Monsters

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“Reversible zippered bomber jacket in satin viscose: black and purple on one side with red GIVENCHY signature embroidered on the chest; black and white on the other side with large multicolored Monsters embroidery on the back. Two welt pockets on the sides. Braided trim on the sleeves. Knit collar, hem, and cuffs.”*&start=1

Gucci Marmont Velvet Shoulder Bag

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“The small GG Marmont chain shoulder bag has a softly structured shape and an oversized flap closure with Double G hardware. The sliding chain strap can be worn multiple ways, changing between a shoulder and a top handle bag. Made in embroidered chevron velvet with a heart on the back.”

Rolex Oyster Prepetual Automatic Purple Grape Dial Stainless Steel

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“Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Domed stainless steel bezel. Purple grape dial with silver-tone hands and index hour markers. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Screw down crown. Case diameter: 34 mm. Round case shape. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Rolex Oyster Prepetual Automatic Purple Grape Dial Stainless Steel Unisex Luxury Watch 114200RGSO”