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Teutophiles, break out your finest lederhosen and fire up the Volkswagen, because OPI's Fall/Winter 2012 collection is inspired by, wait for it, … Germany!
The Germany by OPI collection consists of 12 shades the company describes as inspired by Berlin and the way that fashion hub “blends classic looks with the avant-garde.”
It's not the first time OPI has let your fingertips do the walking through foreign lands, past collections have been inspired by Holland and Russia — and the company even messed with Texas for a Spring/Summer 2011 collection that was an homage to the Lone Star State.
And whether or not you're down to decorate your digits a la Deutschland, the collection is worth checking out for the punny names alone. The shades include:
Don’t Pretzel My Buttons (which the company describes as: “a haute honey-beige that can always make you smile”), My Very First Knockwurst (“… and what a magical rosy-nude rendezvous it was!”), Berlin There Done That (“a traveling taupe that’s seen it all. (Yep, that too).”), Don’t Talk Bach to Me (there’s nothing mellow about this sassy lime-yellow!”), Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (a bodacious black-olive? We say 'Ja! Ja! Ja!'”), Unfor-greta-bly Blue (everyone’s favorite Fräulein loves this über shiny blue”), Every Month Is Oktoberfest (“Prost! Here’s to the prettiest plum in the Biergarten”), Suzi & the 7 Düsseldorfs (“the most beautiful bright purple of all,”), Deutsch You Want Me Baby? (“a self-assured shade of shimmering red-orange”), Danke-Shiny Red (“you 'Bitte' try on this ravishing ruby before it’s too late!”), German-icure by OPI (“the best burgundy shimmer in the business,”) and Schnapps Out of It! (“shake off the blues with a shot of fall’s must-have mauve!”).
Germany by OPI marches into nail salons Aug. 8 (alas, too late for German Olympians to show their colors at the July 27 London opening ceremonies) with a suggested retail price of $8.50. Local stockists can be found through the brand's website opi.com.
– Adam Tschorn
Photos: OPI's Germany-inspired Fall/Winter 2012 collection includes (from left) My Very First Knockwurst, Every Month Is Oktoberfest, Don't Pretzel My Buttons and Danke Shiny Red. Credit: OPI
The Undefeated for Converse collection that hits retail this Friday, isn't the first time the Los Angeles sneakerhead heaven has teamed up with the 104-year-old Nike-owned footwear brand, but it does mark the first time the classic Jack Purcell silhouette has been part of their collaboration.
The Undefeated for Converse Jack Purcell collection tweaks the rubber and canvas shoe — which was originally designed in 1935 for the badminton court (it's named after a world champion badminton player) by adding simple red and navy racing stripes to the rubber rands, a terrycloth lining and footbed, and a barely noticeable Undefeated logo pull-tab at the heel. (Don't worry Jack Purcell fans, the signature “toe-smile” detail remains untouched.)
The limited-edition kicks will be available in a white, black or red canvas upper through Undefeated stores (including the La Brea, Santa Monica and Silver Lake locations locally) as well as select retailers of Converse First String merchandise at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $55. (If you're looking for a pair that's slightly more unique, go for the red version, which is exclusive to Undefeated doors.)
– Adam Tschorn
Photos: The spring/summer 2012 Undefeated for Converse Jack Purcell collection (MSPR $55), which hits retail stores on Friday, will be available with a red, black or white canvas upper. Credit: Converse.
Sydney is gearing up for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, where leading Australian designers will debut their Spring/Summer 2012/13 collections in front of a star-studded crowd of celebrities and fashion industry heavyweights.
Now Betfair Hollywood Park, it will launch its spring/summer season Thursday and will feature Acclamation, an Eclipse Award winner, in Friday’s night card.
Hollywood Park will begin its annual lengthy spring/summer meeting with a new name and a top attraction.
This week Chanel unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear campaign starring Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer showed her age-defying looks in the Guess 30th anniversary shots and not a day goes by without a campaign release starring Kate Moss. A renaissance of the 1990s supermodel is undoubtedly in full swing, but what about the names we’ve stopped seeing splashed across the pages of our monthly glossies?