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Oct 11

The Fake Sartorialist: Tuileries Fluff

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Sometimes things just aren't as big as they are supposed to be…
I've been plagued by that for years and spent (rather unsuccessfully) more money than I'd care to admit, but I digress. If you want to see my images in their full quality, just click on one to see it in its full glorious resolution (clicking available only on blog).
 
Oct 10

African Fashion International on Breast Cancer Awareness

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The African Fashion International which is headed by Dr Precious Moloi-Matsepe is running a campaign to create breast and cervical cancer awareness. The month of October is breast cancer awareness month. Part of the campaign includes a t-shirt which was designed by David Tlale to raise funds for women who are suffering with the disease.

For more information go to www.africanfashioninternational.com. Buy a t-shirt and support the fight against breast cancer.

Oct 08

The Fake Sartorialist: Classic With a Twist

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 Classic with a twist is what I would call old Georgie Boy here. Not only did he insist that his tailor cover the standard 24crt gold buttons on his DB from Anderson and Sheppard (those ab-fab Savile Row tailors) be covered by material. He also insisted on creating a counterpoint to the outfit with an Elizabethan popped collar, thus melding the angst of adolescent teens with the opulence of an overpowering monarch. Subtle to the nth degree.
Oct 06

Hot heels from Steve Madden

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Fashion forward international footwear brand, Steve Madden brings a selection of hot new styles to South Africa as of December 2009. These heels are hot!mad2.jpg

 

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Oct 06

A very gay weekend, indeed

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dog.jpgThis past weekend, thousands of gays and lesbians found sanctuary at the Zoo lake fields as they were celebrating their sexuality. However, not only these feminine man and butch women dressed 'the part',  their pets and vehicles had outfits of their own too.

This past Saturday, gays and lesbians attended the 20th annual Joburg Gay Pride Parade at Zoo Lake grounds in Johannesburg for a walk of over three and half kilometres.

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Oct 06

The Fake Sartorialist: Sunset Gaga

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Oct 05

Trademarks & IP (A follow-up)

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I read an interesting article today about a trademark case in Australia and I thought I'd do a quick follow up on the two posts I've already written Trademarks: Protecting Your Label and Protecting Your Designs as a Fashion Designer.

Taking on Trademarks

THE MO DOWN blog reported that an Australian judge rejected Tiffany & Co's (yup, the big jewellery house) attempt to prevent fashion designer Tiffany Koury from registering her name as her fashion label  Fashion designer wins trademark fight with jewellery giant Tiffany & Co.

The article states the judge '...found for Tiffany & Co. to successfully block Koury from registering her name as a trademark, there must be a connotation that gives rise to deception or confusion. As the two companies market different products, and the name 'Koury' appears alongside 'Tiffany', she ruled "any connotation of the opponent would be neutralised.'

What was particularly interesting to me was the implication that a word itself must be considered in the context of other words within the trademark - I've had legal advice to the contrary here in S.A. and I thought at the time it was rubbish. Imagine Abigail Betz and Abigail Keats slugging it out over Abigail. [Mini-lawyer rant here.]



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Oct 04

The Fake Sartorialist: Camera Crush

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Alessandra Colombo is quite possibly the most charming wo/man I have met all year. The key to her look is her outstanding Kenyan headrest cum hat cum cellphone signal booster. It's custom made in the back alleys of Nairobi from dismantled hijacked cars and thus has some of the latest interior stylings of executive vehicles.
To be flamingly honest this season has been a veritable drought in finding the fashionable well-to-do hanging about the latest shows. Put quite simply, the economic downturn has drastically reduced the amount of people that can spend a thousand euros on a well tailored shirt. Let alone a gold, chestnut-wood, carbon-fiber, brushed aluminum encrusted headpiece. So to put it simply, I practically wept into my Louis Vitton handkerchief when I met miss Alessandra, she is indeed worthy of the extended zoom of my camera. 
Oct 04

The Fake Sartorialist: My Book at Jonathan Sanders

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Oct 02

The Fake Sartorialist: Hot & White & Round

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