Design: Amy Winehouse and Fred Perry, Vulva Original

Fred Perry, the sports label favoured by mods, rude boys and Northern Soul fans, has collaborated on a new collection with soul singer Amy Winehouse. The womenswear collection will be based on Winehouse’s own 1950s-inspired style and will comprise 17 pieces, including polo shirts and skirts. The brand has signed up Winehouse, who designed a capsule collection for fashion label PPQ last year, for four seasons.

Scent Of A Vagina
German company Vivaeros has developed a cologne for men (and probably some women) that smells like vagina! Head of the company Guido Lenssen says they developed the Vulva Original by taking a combination of urine, sweat, and female arousal from women of all ages.

Amy Winehouse to unveil fashion collection (guardian.co.uk)
Amy Winehouse Launches Fred Perry Clothing Line (pastemagazine.com)
Amy Winehouse Partners With Fred Perry for Fashion Collection (shoppingblog.com)
Amy Winehouse Fashion Line in the Works (justjared.buzznet.com)
Amy Winehouse to turn fashion designer with own collection (telegraph.co.uk)

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Creativity: Out of Print Clothing

I love second hand book shops, and I am also a fan of graphic tees (depasse I know). That’s why I was intrigued by Out of Print Clothing.
With Out of Print Clothing, you can proudly wear some of the world’s great books. Each tee-shirt depicts an iconic or out-of-print book cover ranging from classic to long forgotten covers, yet all are strong images that speak for themselves. (Reminds me of the various Penguin artifacts I own). The company works closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in their collections. Like a well-read book, each shirt’s quality is made to feel soft and worn.

Out of Print T-Shirts (coolhunting.com)

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Apparel: Hipstery Mystery T-Shirt, Madmen Suits

There are no t-shirt designs to choose from on Hipstery’s site. Instead, customers select a size, pay EUR 17 (plus shipping) and answer a series of questions about themselves. The Hipstery’s ‘style scientists’ run the responses to this quiz through their ‘innovative style algorithm’—both concepts which the site’s irreverent tone would lead us to interpret loosely—to select the right t-shirt from their exclusive range of designs, many of which are out-of-print shirts from small suppliers.
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You can’t drink Patio diet cola anymore and you probably shouldn’t smoke in your office, but you can still live the “Mad Men” lifestyle by dressing in a new Brooks Brothers suit that is officially endorsed by that hit AMC drama. On Wednesday, Brooks Brothers announced that it would begin selling a limited-edition “Mad Men” suit, designed with the help of the show’s costume designer, Janie Bryant, and inspired by the tailoring favored by Don Draper and Roger Sterling.
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Fashion v Brands

Gill Linton opines: “Everyone’s a brand strategist these days, including people in the fashion industry whose core business is to produce fashion shows, generate publicity and create ad campaigns. In which case you’d expect fashion brands to be more distinct from each other, wouldn’t you?”
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Clothing Firm Pirated Itself… And It Worked Great (techdirt.com)

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Products I Like: Lindland’s Cordarounds, Personalized Moleskine

Lindland’s Cordarounds
Mens’ label Cordarounds (best known for their quirky horizontal seersucker and cord pants) has a line of Bike To Work pants that’s perfect for dawn, dusk, and nighttime riders. The stylish, yet still rugged, khaki and olive men’s trousers are accented with reflective material; just roll up the cuffs and pull out the pockets to be safe! I think I may buy some …

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MSK Offers Personalized Moleskine Pages
A new application called MSK on the Moleskine site lets user print customized pages to stick in their daybooks. The system will allow you to more easily print contact lists from your computer’s Address Book, Events from iCal and freeform notes (and images).

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