This elaborate, lattice design dress is a collaboration between stage costumier Michael Schmidt and the innovative Francis Bitonti Studio, based in Brooklyn, New York. Michael Schmidt has created stage outfits for some of the most outlandish and exciting performers – from Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Courtney Love and Grace Jones to Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and – obviously – Dita Von Teese. Schmidt’s design for the gown is based on the Fibonacci sequence and was 3D modelled by Francis Bitonti, before finally being 3D printed in Nylon by Shapeways. Once the 17 separate pieces of the garment were completed, they were dyed black, lacquered and embellished with over 13,000 Swarovski crystals.Dita also wore the dress at the unveiling at New York’s Ace Hotel last night.Although the cartoon-like burlesque star said that the dress was quite comfortable and ‘super light’, I’m not entirely convinced. Undoubtedly, the dress looks pretty cool, but it seems like it didn’t take her long to change out of the gown into a more practical Roland Mouret shift dress.
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THIS SUNDAY, we’re throwing a party! Yes, that’s right, we are celebrating ourselves!
It’s at the W Hotel in Soho and we’re co-hosting with Haus of Lux PR and Cristina Sabaiduc. Drinks are being provided by ABSOLUT vodka and Alibi. Obviously, copies of the second issue will be available, too.
Email: RSVP@wearecollision.com if you want to come along. Unless I hate you, in which case…don’t embarrass yourself!
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Tagged ABSOLUT, Absolut vodka, Anna Volosenko, Cristina Sabaiduc, drinks, events, Haus of Lux, hotel, issue launch, Kahmarl Gordon, Kyle Ross, Leicester Square, Leonie Cumiskey, LFW, London, London Fashion Week, magazine, nightlife, party, PR, second issue, Soho, The Revival Issue, WE ARE Collision, Wyld Bar
Banks is a really intriguing singer/songwriter from LA. I can’t find a whole lot of information on her at the moment, but the track that first caught my attention is ‘Before I Ever Met You’ – a dark, bass-heavy ode to toxic relationships. Imagine if Rihanna got tired of Chris Brown and collaborated with Massive Attack – this is what I reckon it would sound like.
If you prefer your music a bit more uptempo, then you should listen to the collaboration that Banks did with Lil Silva. I fully expect to hear this played to death during London Fashion Week, and if it’s not, well…that’s a shame. This sounds like such fashion music - I mean, it’s even called ‘Work’!
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Tagged 2013, Banks, bass, blogging, catwalk music, cool, dance music, fashion, fashion music, female singer, LA, Leonie Cumiskey, Lil Silva, London Fashion Week, Massive Attack, media, music, music video, new music, one to watch, party, singer, toxic relationships, video, writing, Youtube
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Tagged 2012, beer, book launch, book signing, Camden, comedy, cruel, design, event, funny, Gaddafi, Hate Ale, Hate Mail, illustration, insulting, Leonie Cumiskey, Liverpool, London, Mr. Bingo, opinion, party, Penguin Books, Peter Andre, postcards, publishing, scouse, writer, writing
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Boy meets girl. Boy and girl make friends. Boy and girl go to a party. Girl makes some more friends. Boy misses his chance with girl. Boy takes his way-too-drunk best friend home. Girl wants to stay at party.
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Tagged bad timing, beer, confusion, crush, drinking, drunk, Eternal Summers, friends, fuckup, guitar music, hanging out, indie, indie music, kissing, love, missed chances, music video, party, passed out, sex, summer, video