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Leather Gloves With A Metal Manicure From Dominic Jones

above photo:black leather driving gloves with white gold nails

Founded in late 2008, London based Dominic Jones Jewellery is fast becoming hot property amongst the fashion elite. The new "It Boy" for celeb jewelry, designer Jones' Tooth And Nail collection consists of rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, belts and gloves embellished with fangs, thorns, teeth and claw-like accents.

While all of his pieces are unique and artfully crafted, it's his leather gloves complete with real yellow or white gold fingernails that stand apart from other jewelry and fashion accessories.

above photography: Matt Irwin, stylist: Katie Shillingford

How much and where to buy them?

Pink wrist-length leather gloves with yellow gold nails $1,067.40, buy them here.

Black leather racing gloves with yellow gold nails, $1067,40. Buy them here.

About Dominic Jones (courtesy of London Fashion Week):

Dominic Jones was born in Buckinghamshire, England. In 2003 Dominic moved to London to study BA Contemporary Jewellery Design at The Sir John Cass School of Art and Design. Alongside his studies, he collaborated on several projects with the hugely influential London art collective !WOWOW! In 2008, with the help and funding of good friend and now business partner Alice Dellal, Dominic set up his company Dominic Jones Jewellery.

Trained as a fine jeweler, Dominic applies traditional techniques to current design principles. Specialising in gold and precious stones he uses five times the average amount of gold than conventional hard gold plating, creating a higher quality finish to this process.

above photo of Dominic with his gloves, courtesy of Wonderland Magazine

His debut collection ‘Tooth & Nail” launched in March 2009, receiving fantastic critical acclaim and support from fashion insiders throughout London. Almost immediately Dominic could count Kristen Stewart, Devon Aoki, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller as his ambassadors.

The British Fashion Council awarded Dominic with BFC New Generation sponsorship for Spring Summer 2010, making him one of the only fine jewelers to ever receive this. Dominic Jones is now stocked globally and ambassadors extend to Beyonce, Vivienne Westwood and Rihanna.
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Sharpies Rock The Runway. Rodarte S/S 2010 Collection Includes Sharpie Body Art.

Sharpie® markers are fast becoming a truly recognized art medium. Along with the glut of unexpected artful uses as shown on my previous post, And You Thought Sharpies We're For Writing Your Name In Your Underwear, the permanent laundry marker has made its way into the world of Couture.

Pasadena based fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the women behind the brand Rodarte, (and fellow graduates of my alma mater, UC Berkeley) featured their Spring Summer 2010 Ready-To-Wear collection accented with hand drawn tattoos and body art applied with a Sharpie marker to the runway models.

Applying the Sharpie art before the show:

As eerie yellow and green lit dry ice poured from the stage, models emerged clad in the latest Rodarte designs donning what at first looked like tribal tattoos and upon closer inspection- and information- turned out to be Sharpie marker drawings in black.

The runway show:

The drawn-on designs accented the collection beautifully without detracting from it, and were a welcome surprise replacement for what could have been clunky jewelry.

above runway photos Marcio Madeira, close up photos by Don Asby
all other photos courtesy of Rodarte.

above: Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte.

Don't forget to check out :

•And You Thought Sharpies Were For Writing Your Name In Your Underwear

•The Sharpie doodles of Charlotte Mann

See other wonderful uses of Sharpie markers at Sharpie Uncapped

Richard Meier Does Modern Architecture In Turkey. The Bodrum Houses.

Bodrum Houses
Yalikavak, Turkey

Yalikavak, overlooking the Agean Sea, is the most prestigious residential area in Bodrum, Turkey. In 2006, Berggruen holdings purchased over 168,000 sq/m of land with panoramic views of Yalıkavak Bay and the marina. They then hired world renowned architect Richard Meier to design a series of modern homes for the hillside. The project, called “Bodrum Houses” is comprised of 23 houses designed in 5 different design styles.

Each of the Richard Meier designed homes has 3 levels in addition to the pool area, a canpoied 3 car garage and a detached guesthouse. Each house contains a kitchen, living room, dining room and powder room on the ground floor; three bedrooms on the upper floor; and a media room, laundry room and three staff bedrooms on the basement level.

Each house has a total exterior and interior of approximately 1,100 square meters and each house has a separate pool, emergency power generator and a waste water treatment plant.

Materials are cast in place concrete with a plaster finish and large areas of glazing. The interiors feature stone and hardwood flooring and numerous skylights.

Due to different typographical features of each plot as seen below on the models, each house (including the same design type) has a unique ground level configuration and an uninterrupted view of Yalikavak bay.

House 1:

House 2:

House 3:

House 4:

House 5:

Images and information courtesy of Richard Meier and Berggruen

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