No, I'm not exaggerating. Tonight, I am sharing photos of the most luxurious ties ever created.
I have seen and felt 90% of the ties from the major design houses over the past 5 years. None, even comes close to how great these ties feel.
I showed a preview of these ties last week.
Please check out the updated pics of these two ties: Most Luxurious Vittorio J Ties
My artisans in Naples, Italy did a wonderful job and I really wish all of you could touch these neckties.
Here is what makes them special:
1. 100% silk is 50% higher than the standard yarn count from the best fabric house in England.
2. 100% silk printed brown checkered tipping on both ends of the tie
3. Matching Saddle Stitching- a sign of being 100% tie that is made-by-hand. (These ties are cut, folded and sewn all by hand)
4. Luxurious lining that is made of 50% cotton and 50% wool
5. ITALIAN SEVEN FOLD CONSTRUCTION- an assymetrical construction used back in the early 1900's that uses double the yards of silk of most ties (see pictures)
6. LIMITED EDITION! BOTH TIES ARE ONE-OF-A-KIND. EACH HAND NUMBERED 1 OF 1
Hope you enjoy the pics. Let me know if you are interested. It will be sold to my high-end clients by next week if no one emails me. Price per tie is $225.
Note: these ties are heavier than most ties, due to the amount of silk. (if you don't like heavy, luxurious ties, this one is not for you)
New York, NY
I can quite confidently assert that I am not the only Francophile contributing to this blog. While there may be an ocean between us, Scott Schuman reminds me that Jardin de Tuileries is only a daydream away. It just keeps coming wunderkids, doesn't it? No rest for the people soaking up everything and anything that will be offered in Spring 2009.So onto Paris. Dangerous shoulders seem to be de rigeur. And by that I mean- pointed, exaggerated, and frightfully daring for an average east village dwelling girl to don. Even Balmain, who seems to be treading the more "commercial appeal" waters lately (by commercial I think I mean wearable) let some little points peek out on high rise shoulderpadding. Not to mention our beloved Margiela, who brought back the Sponge Bob friendly necklines and encouraged us all to reminisce wistfully- Remember when I wanted to be a Jack in the Box?Well...maybe not us all...but as for me...I did draw a little inspiration back in my youth from my favorite toys. Who knew those early icons would be referenced on supermodels with heads tightly knotted in nude stockings years later?
And I can't really do a quick Paris re-cap without referencing Vivienne Westwood's collection, whose latest muse is so punk-rock, she doesn't even need crotches on her pants.
While not all of Paris has been such conceptual fashion (there were gorgeous gowns at Dior, and Isabel Marant who defines "cool parisien" will keep us well dressed on the days a crotch-less pant will not do), it has been a pretty exciting couple of days.
I am very eager to see what's in store for the rest of the week.
Tonight, I want to show you another set of cufflinks from the Vittorio J Vintage Collection.
I guess cufflinks really are back. I've been receiving a large amount of emails regarding my past cufflinks posts.
Check out this "new" set: Vittorio J Vintage Collection Charging Bull Cufflinks
It's a gold tone cufflinks that features a Matador with a hand-painted red cape and a black charging bull. This piece is 100% made by hand in Italy.
If you look closely, there is a slight scratch one of the links (black part of the bull). We don't do retouching because customers like the vintage feel and adds character to cufflinks.
We estimate this item to be at least 50 years old.
Retail price is $400.
Please email me and give me feedback on this item.
Tonight, I wanted to share photos of a pair of my favorite cufflinks. Its called the Four Vices Chain Cufflinks.
Check out the picture: Four Vices Cufflinks
For awhile now, I've been looking for a vintage version of this rare pair for the Vittorio J Vintage Collection Cufflinks but had no luck.
The links pictured are made of sterling silver and the details are enamel. It shows men's four vices of life: gambling, women, horses and drinking.
What do you think? Cool or not cool? Send me an email.
New York, NY
I know all eyes are heavily fixated on "the boot" for the end of Milan Fashion Week- but I can't really move on from London. There were too many collections that gave me a great giddy feeling, inspiring me to, at the very least, re-think some scary silhouettes I keep myself guarded from and re-work the styling of those items that have been lingering on the racks of my closet.
So when Burberry Prorsum showed on Sept. 22, I had one of those moments where I immediately wanted to devote every entry on this blog to all the items that caught my eye. First, the trousers that were loose and perfectly tailored felt simultaneously modern and classic (truly Burberry's calling card) and the cropped trousers that are being called "paper bag pants" because of the high waist that is cinched with a built in belt, were about a flattering as this trend would allow.
Not to mention amazing outerwear options- no surprise the trenches stole the show. And while my roving eyes fell deeper and deeper in love the long, men's style cardigans, I couldn't get over the fact that as an entire collection I would live in every look shown. Even the men's (I'm not really kidding). Definitely one of the most exciting collections shown yet- and after this gushing diatribe, maybe I have exorcised my Burberry-obsessed demon.
- How do you like your new internship?
- So, what do you do?
Ive been asked the two above questions so often by friends, family and co-workers that Ive decided to provide a written response.
My name is Renee Walker and I am the Public Relations/Marketing Intern at Tina Tang Studio. So far this has been a very enlightening and rewarding experience. It may sound corny but aside from the fact that I am surrounded by jewelry/accessories all day; what I like most about my internship is the overall experience and exposure to the behind the scenes of a PR/Marketing department of a fashion related company. I now know what it means to see the things you learn in the classroom come alive. By the way, I recently graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology otherwise known as FIT with a bachelors of science in Advertising and Marketing Communications.
Some of my daily duties include visiting MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. I search the web for fun jewelry blogs for market research. Currently, Ive been listening to music samples of potential Musicians that we will hire to play in the store. Im also brain storming to come up with creative ways to pitch popular day time talk shows like Oprah, yes Oprah! Look out for Tina Tang coming to a T.V. near you, lol. And get this: It has only been 2 weeks!
I know some of you may be jealous after reading this and I apologize but, what can I say IM a LUCKY GIRL
Cindy N Gordon
New York, NY
A few years ago my friend and colleague, Hi-Jung, refused to wear tights. She coerced me to join her in the crusade against hosiery. I can't even remember what justification there was behind it all--but I was so easily convinced that I was heroically making a fashion statement and sacrifice. What I do remember is how freaking cold it was outside. It was the type of chill that froze your nose hairs as you tried to breathe. I remember walking outside with a group of people and they continued to ask me: "Aren't you cold?!" So I flashed my chattering, pearly whites as I lied to them saying, "Not really..."
After that winter, I quickly retreated back to my stash of tights. To Hi-Jung's credit, the bare legs phase was indeed fun and challenging. But there are so many fun tights--in exciting colors and patterns--available now, that I cannot resist "stocking" up for the arrival of Old Man Winter.
And since I'm still on my recessionista bent, tights are a cheap, fantastic way to create varied looks. You can easily spice up an otherwise mundane outfit with a pair of funky tights! Wear them with a solid-colored knit dress. Or create a little contrast and mix a patterned skirt or dress with patterned tights. You deserve to have a little fun! And seriously, how cute do they look peeking out from underneath your bulky winter coat?!
For glam gams, try one of these: 1) Free People Plaid Tights ($28) 2) Hue Argyle Sweater Tights ($18) 3) Bebe Leopard Print Tights ($24) 4) Chloe Floral Print Tights ($145) 5) Juicy Couture Diamond Pointelle Tights ($42) 6) Look from London Orange Laugh-dot Nylon Tights ($17) 7) Wolford Leaves Tights ($62) 8) Jumbled Crochet Tights ($18) 9) Sparkle & Fade Patterned Crochet Footed Tight ($14) 10) JCrew Solid Opaque Tights ($17) 11) Topshop All Over Spot Tights ($14) 12) Xhilaration Diamond Sweater Tights ($7) 13) Viktor Viktoria Checkered Pattern Tights ($8) 14) Tsumori Chisato Pink Star Glitter Tights ($90) 15) Falke Micro Stripe Tights ($59) 16) Asos Thick Stripe Tights($22) pictured.
I wanted to share some photos of the upcoming Vittorio J Exclusives Collection ties. The ties from this collection are the most luxurious and limited ties under the Vittorio J brand.
These rare silks come from the highest-grade silk fabric house in England (up to 50% the standard yarn count of most ties, making them stronger and more billiant). The silks are comparable (if not better) to high-end brands like Brioni, Kiton and E. Marinella.
The Vittorio J Exclusive Collection ties are 100% cut, folded and sewn by hand in Naples, Italy.
Please click this link to see the preview photos: Vittorio J Exclusives Collection
The ties retail between $155 to $350. Please take a look at the details on these ties.
All the ties include hand sewn saddle-stitching on the spine of the tie.
These ties are so limited that none will exceed 5 per design and most are one-of-a-kind. These are trully meant to be collectors items.
We will announce the actual run for each when these ties are placed in our NYC stores. Please stay tuned as we will be showing more neckties from this collection in the future.
New York, NY
NEW YORK SHOE DESIGNER COLLABORATED with Scottish house, Pringle of Scotland, to create a shoe collection that was revealed at the Spring 2009 Pringle of Scotland show in Milan this past Monday. Sigerson Morrison is the NY shoe designer and I can't help but to think, why SM? The creamy shoe line is not unlike shoes I've seen in the past. It was a bit deflating for me.
The collection will be available in February.
So, let me know what you think of what was revealed so far. ... the colors are various shades of creamy or milky blue bondage-like sandals. A bit like what Herve Leger dresses would look like if they were shoes. No?
View the complete POS collection here.
My grandmother died of Lymphoma a few years ago. When she was diagnosed with cancer, it was already stage 4. At that time, the thought of cancer never even crossed my mind. After some research, I have completely changed my lifestyle including better diet and excercise.
I started the Vittorio J Fights Cancer (one member at a time) on Facebook because I want to make a small difference in the fight against cancer.
Vittorio J wants to pledge the following:
1. We will pledge $2.00 for every 100 members that joins the Vittorio J Fights Cancer (one member at a time) group.
2. We will pledge $1.00 for every 100 members that joins the Official Vittorio J Facebook Page.
3. We will pledge $4.00 for every 100 members that adds me to their list of friends. (I'm trying to reach the maximum amount of 5000 friends on Facebook, help me make it!) Click here for My Facebook Page.
We will make donations every end of the month to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. We will keep an active count on the number of members on the Vittorio J Fights Cancer (one member at a time) page.
Email us if you want to see receipts of our donations.
Please spread the word around and invite your friends! This is for a good cause. 100% goes to The American Cancer Society.
Thank you for your support.
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