Télio Textures is signing off for the Holidays!
We wish you and your families a great holiday season and a VERY happy new year!
See you in 2016!
Télio Textures is signing off for the Holidays!
We wish you and your families a great holiday season and a VERY happy new year!
See you in 2016!
For some people, New Year’s Eve is a stressful event, and we get it. It’s the night that ushers us into the first day of the new year, a night believed by many to somehow foreshadow the outcome of the year ahead of them.
We used to feel that way, we went above and beyond to try to make the night as successful as possible, to get all our friends under one roof and to party like there is no tomorrow. In other words, to try to make it a memorable night/event.
We’re past all the stress and anxiety now, we’ve come back down to earth and have learned to concentrate on the more important things and not let all of the other nonsense affect us.
To help you be zen and calm like us, we’ve put together a little list of things to help you. We want you to enjoy the night and more importantly, remember it the next day.
Here are our Top 5 tips to make your New Year’s Eve memorable:
01. The People
It doesn’t matter if people from your circle of friends are missing. There are so many things happening on New Year’s Eve, not everybody wants to do the same thing. You need to concentrate on the people you are with and how much you appreciate them. Don’t spend the whole night thinking about the people who are missing and texting them to find out how their night is going. Be in the moment, with the people around you. It’s ok if some of your friends do their own thing, don’t hold it against them.
98% of us make new year’s resolution, and 97% of us don’t keep them. Make resolutions you know you can keep, and that make you excited about the coming year. New Year’s Eve will be so much more fun if you’re not dreading 2016 because you’ve decided you need to lose 60lbs or that you want to ”find love”. Choose something realistic, and attainable! The feeling of accomplishment will be well worth it.
03. Location, Location, Location
Don’t choose to spend New Year’s Eve in a bar/club/event that will be hyper crowded, with long lines at the bar and the bathroom that will leave you frustrated. You don’t need to break the bank to have a memorable night. You’ll regret it later. And for heaven’s sake, don’t choose to go to a place for the first time on New Year’s Eve. If you’ve never been before, it’s never a good choice. We’ve found that as much as we like to turn up, be seen in that new dress on New Year’s Eve in that hot new club everyone is talking about, it’s never as fun as we thought it would be.
04. The Photos
Don’t spend the whole night trying to document every single thing. Put the phone down and enjoy the moment and the people you are with. It will be so much more memorable that way, you’ll actually have memories, instead of relying on photos to remember. Of course, there needs to be photos of you in that new dress, we understand that, we suggest setting up a time for photos, either at midnight or just after/before. Maybe even a photo area, if you’re at a house party, like a photo booth kind of thing, everyone goes in and takes their photos and then comes back to the party. There shouldn’t be any interference on the fun during the biggest night of the year!
05. The Food & Drinks
If you’re over 25, no matter where you are on New Year’s Eve, there is bound to be food. Whether you’re hosting a party, going to a house party or at a supper club, food will be served. Make sure you know the food will be good in advance. There no worst way to ruin a night than with bad food. Read the reviews, question your friends, be prepared. Concerning drinks, we know that champagne is the drink of choice on New Year’s Eve, but we say, don’t force yourself if you don’t like champagne. It’s ok, you don’t need to have a glass! It’s not rude. Even if you love champagne, but you’re not down for the headache the next morning, it’s your prerogative to say no. Don’t hesitate.
What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us know!
When you hear the words ‘Living Legend’ only a few people come to mind, and Jane Fonda is one of them.
The daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Henry Fonda, and a 2 time Oscar winner herself (for 1971’s Klute and 1978’s Coming Home) the fitness guru is a true national treasure.
Because of her famous father, Fonda has been in the public eye for most of her life, although she only started acting in the 60’s. She has starred in such iconic films as Barbarella (1968), They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1969), Nine to Five (1980), On Golden Pond (1981), not to mention her incredible turn in this year’s Youth, which could end up garnering her an 8th Academy Award nomination.
Fonda turns 78 today, and she’s never looked better! We don’t know who her stylist is, but her red carpet style is the best it’s even been as well! She’s constantly surprising us and she’s always on all the Best Dressed lists.
For this reason, we decided to compile our choices for her Top 5 best red carpet looks!
Here is our list:
05. Grammy Awards (2015)
We have no idea what Jane was doing at the Grammys that year, other than letting everyone know that she still got it. This Balmain jumpsuit is everything! Women half her age couldn’t have pulled this off. We tip our hats to you Miss Fonda.
04. Academy Awards (2013)
You have to be really ballsy to wear bright yellow on the red carpet. All eyes were on Jane when she opted for an open-back structured Versace gown at the Oscars. We’ve never seen shoulder pads look that good.
03. amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala (2011)
The very definition of age appropriate dressing (if there is such a thing). This Roberto Cavalli leopard gown looks stunning on Fonda. We hope she bought it.
02. Cannes Film Festival (2014)
Angelina Jolie wore a champagned coloured version of this same Elie Saab dress at the Oscars that year, but we must say that Jane wore it better. Simply breathtaking!
01. Los Angeles Youth Premiere (2015)
Let’s try to forget that Jane is wearing a floral headband and concentrate on this exquisite floral appliqué’d Valentino gown. It’s a total show-stopper and Jane has never looked better or happier!
Which one of our picks is your favourite? Let us know!
If you’re in the fashion industry, or heavily present on social media, you’ve probably noticed an emerging trend amongst millennials and generation Z: gender neutrality.
Unisex brands and unisex clothing have been around for ever, but this is different. The younger generation is rejecting the traditional gender binary. They’re more concerned with personality and identity than gender. You’ve probably heard about certain celebrities embracing this movement as well; Hari Nef, Miley Cyrus and model Lily-Rose Depp consider themselves gender neutral.
Industry tastemakers have taken notice in a major way, with the Instagram posts, street style pics, blog posts and gender and season neutral collections we’ve been seeing recently.
Streetwear designers like Bianca Chandon, Hood By Air and Yeezy have already adopted the trend, and major industry players like Hedi Slimane, Vivienne Westwood and Gucci‘s Alessandro Michele has dabbled in the mainstream as well.
Here are some new emerging brands that are all in on this trend.
We can’t help but think these youthful iconoclasts have something to teach us. And let’s not forget this is more than a fashion statement, it is a whole movement.
What do you think of this movement? Does it feel exciting creatively? Let us know!
What we like about Milla Jovovich isn’t the fact that she’s a successful model, singer a great actress, it’s the fact that she’s totally down to earth, funny and we feel we could be best friends with her.
Most of us discovered her as the orange-haired heroine of Luc Besson‘s incredible futuristic odyssey The Fifth Element in 1997, but she’d been workin in film since the late 1980s. Appearing notably in Chaplin (1992), Dazed and Confused (1993), Joan of Arc (1999), Zoolander (2001) and the interminable Resident Evil franchise.
Milla was discovered by photographer Herb Ritts after signing to a modelling agency and was shot by the famous photographer for the cover of Lei magazine at only 11 years old!
Jovovich has since gone on to front major campaigns for Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, H&M, Revlon and most notably L’Oréal.
Since today is her birthday, and we love her, we’ve looked through our archives to find Milla Jovovich’s Top 5 Best Red Carpet looks. We hope you like our choices!
05. Premiere of The Three Musketeers 3D (2011)
We love this glittery Salvatore Ferragamo spaghetti strap dress. It’s old Hollywood glamour, with a daring contemporary asymmetrical twist.
04. amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala (2014)
This Chanel Couture gown is a work of art. It belongs in a museum and not on the red carpet, yet who could blame Milla for wearing it?
03. Premiere of Blood Ties (2013)
We’re obsessed with this floral print, not to mention this dress. Chanel Couture once again does the trick for Jovovich. The messy shag haircut adds a very a propos 1970s vibe to the garment.
02. Academy Awards (2012)
Designer Elie Saab is always a sure bet when it comes to the Academy Awards. His dresses flatter all figures, they’re timeless and always have a little edge to them. This one is no different.
01. Premiere of The Conquest (2011)
We don’t even have words to describe how much we love this custom Prada dress. It’s delicate, sophisticated, avant-garde, yet classic looking. The bold red and white paired with the nude skirt is absolutely stunning. Milla was the perfect person to wear this.
Do you like Milla Jovovich’s red carpet style? Do you have another favourite we didn’t mention? Let us know!
Without a doubt, one of the best things about the holiday season are the store windows. Especially major department stores in New York, Paris and London. They usually go all out with seemingly enormous budgets devoted their windows, which sometimes don’t even feature any actual products that they sell.
If you’ve never been to New York during the holiday season, we highly recommend it! The only word to describe the atmosphere is: magical.
In lieu of actually travelling to these cities, we’ve decided to share with you our favourite stores windows of the season.
That being said, please note that these photos might not reflect the grandiosity of the real thing.
Here are some of our favourites:
Bergdorf Goodman (New York City)
Bergdorf collaborated with the prestigious Swarovski to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the crystals. The overall theme of this year’s windows is ”Brilliant Holiday” and we think they accomplished that. We particularly like the window with the fortune-teller set-up. It’s all very enchanting.
Barneys New York
Barney’s took their theme quite literally this year. ”Chillin’ Out” is easily identifiable with the giant ice sculptures created by the Ice Castles company in the fully operational ice boxes created just for the occasion. In one window, they even have live ice block carving performances by Okamoto Studios! They really went all out.
Credit: Barneys New York/YouTube
Lord & Taylor (New York City)
Lord & Taylor decided to celebrate our holiday traditions, specifically food, for their window displays. Their theme is called ”A few of our favourite things”, and they’ve transformed themselves into a children’s paradise with giant candy everywhere. One can’t help but dream of taking selfies in there!
Do you have a favourite holiday display memory from childhood? Share with us!
A couple of weeks ago, when we saw the amazing Adele performing songs from her new album 25 on Saturday Night Live, we remember that suede is a hot item this season!
How could we have forgotten?!
Suede garments are also perfect for the holiday season, so we’re taking the opportunity to talk about one of our new arrivals: Montana Suede (style 36891)!
It comes in 7 great colours, including a gorgeous red and a beautiful khaki (hello holiday colours) and it’s 100% polyester (why not save some animals while we’re at it).
What we love best about wearing suede is the weight of it, how it adds a rigidity and perfect finish to clothes. And let’s face it, high waisted suede skirts look good on everybody! Right?
We’ve seen suede everywhere this season, from Burberry and Coach to Zara and Topshop. There’s no reason to miss out if you’re a suede aficionado!
Have you been wearing suede since this fall? Let us know!
Yes, we love salmon, but that’s not why Salmon Pink is our Colour Crush of the week!
Salmon Pink is that rare shade of pink that isn’t seen as a ”girly” colour. It’s pink, yet we don’t feel guilty for wearing it.
We don’t agree with society’s association of pink with little girls either, but that’s another can of worms.
Salmon Pink can be the answer to those problems! And luckily for us, it’s all over the place in the pre-fall 2016 collections!
We saw the colour at Jason Wu, Chanel, Altuzarra, Valentino Red & even Fendi. It’s going to be all the rage.
We’re going to incorporate the dusty salmon pink shade into our wardrobes in a big way, are you?
Have you always been a fan of Salmon Pink? Let us know!
As you know, working at Télio means you see hundreds of different textiles every week, and yes, this includes prints! We love prints.
In the context of this blog, we write about trends, about current fashion events, stylistic inspirations and events in fashion history, and we try our best to link some of our textiles to these topics of conversation, but sometimes, we just want to talk about prints for prints sake!
So here are, for no other reason than their beauty, some of our favourite fun prints from the past few weeks!
Morocco Blues (style 36889)
The colours in this print made us stop in our tracks. We’ve seen a lot of prints here, but the particular hue and saturation of these colours is absolutely breathtaking. Truth be told, we wouldn’t want to wear this print, we want it on our living room walls, so we can stare at it all day long! Wow!
Monaco Print (style 36904)
We made this print in a crepe de chine a few months ago, now we have it in a knit, and for some reason it seemed appropriate to include it in this list. The Eiffel tower has always been the universal symbol of Paris, and we want to celebrate it now more than ever.
Sakura Print (style 36981)
A good border print is always fun. The bright blue and yellow in this Sakura Print is very fun and we love the stripes going in all directions.
Serpent Jacquard (style 36955)
This is technically not a print, but we included it anyway. The faux mesh detail with the floral creates this delicate yet sort of edgy feeling. The grey, teal and fuschia/orange mix make it very relevant and trendy.
Dali Poplin Print (style 36975)
This print and colour scheme give off a certain Warholian vibe that we very much appreciate. It’s possible that it’s only our imagination, we tend to see pop art/Andy Warhol inspirations all over the place because we’re such fans, but we like it anyway!
Which one of these prints is your favourite? Let us know!
It’s already December 10th, and we’re still having difficulty getting into the holiday spirit, we didn’t even start our shopping yet!
Every year is different, but the solution is always the same. When you’re just not feeling it, watch one of your favourite holiday movies and it will light that fire under you.
It never fails!
Which is why, we thought, we could be of service if some of you haven’t gotten things started yet!
We’ve compiled a list of our Top 5 favourite holiday films to get you in the mood.
01. Home Alone (1990)
A tale as old as time, gigantic family leaves for Parisian holiday, leaves youngest child at home, said child must save the house from escaped convicts. Shakespeare couldn’t have written it better himself!
02. Elf (2003)
Who would have thought that Will Ferrell would make the most perfect elf ever seen on screen? This film is the definition of cute.
03. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Holiday dinners with our extended family can sometimes be a nightmare, this film illustrates that perfectly, all the while making us feel just a little bit better about our own family.
04. White Christmas (1954)
When it comes to Christmas music, no one compares to Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. Not even the Queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey. For us, the classics are always the best choice.
05. Jingle All the Way (1996)
Arnold Schwarzenegger goes through something most parents will have to go through at least once in their lives; looking for that trendy sold out gift that every child wants.
What are your favourite Holiday movies? Let us know!
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