Harvey Nichols Birmingham Autumn / Winter 2012 Fashion Show

Harvey Nichols Birmingham’s traditional fashion show for autumn / winter 2012 was happened last week. Thanks to Harvey Nichols PR team, I had opportunity to attend the show and take photos for my blog.
As usual, Harvey Nichols did a great job and it was a great opportunity to see different combinations from their collection. I hope it will give us some inspiration for the next season!For more photos: Cars & Life Facebook Page


Christian Louboutin London Design Museum Exhibition

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Luke Hayes

Christian Louboutin iPhone Application

Christian Louboutin, the most exclusive shoe brand in fashion business. From one perspective, Christian Louboutin is no more than a pair shoes with red soles; from another perspective Christian Louboutin is a dream!

Louboutin dream is so powerful and irresistible, people are saving their wages, reducing their consumption to buy a pair these red dreams! Similar to Ferrari dream, however Christian Louboutin is definitely more affordable than a Ferrari. Whatever you save, it is nearly quite impossible to own a Ferrari.

Anyway, recently Christian Louboutin introduced their iPhone application. Similar to Louboutin website, it involves with creative bits! The best bit is the shoe box, while the image was downloaded a half open shoe box appears instead of a boring image “loading” image. Some of the Louboutin’s have 360-degree view and each of the product has technical information. It sounds a bit funny for Louboutin to name it as technical information but still it is important for many customers!

The other sections of the Christian Louboutin iPhone application are; Videos, 20 ans, What’s New, Wish List and Store Locator. Also, Men Section is not skipped!

The Christian Louboutin application is a product of cleaver design. Interface of the application is easy, does not consumer memory space too much and you can have same experience as you had on the web site.
iTunes link for the application


Harvey Nichols Birmingham Fashion Show 2012 + Infiniti

On Saturday, I have attended the Harvey Nichols Birmingham Fashion Show 2012. Like previous years, it was amazing, from the organisation of the event to show sequences. Hopefully this year, I know how to take photos in a fashion show and which settings would be the best. However, I still need to learn more!
If you are looking for some style tips, photo gallery would definitely help you to have some inspiration for different combinations. There are some of the best bits from the show, and the rest is on Facebook Page!
I have habits from taking cars pictures but they are not ideal for taking pictures of models :) 
And this year, the event was sponsored by Infiniti, and there was FX35! I hope to see more car brands involved with fashion event. Please, next time let us know before the event ;)
The brands took place during the show are;
No Tomorrow | Diesel | Jimmy Choo | RayBan | Death by Zero | PRPS | Paul Smith | D&G | PRPS | Alexander McQueen | Prada | Dsquared | Ralph Lauren | Moncler | Carrera | Wild Fox | Rag and Bone | Mulberry | Alice and Olivia | Sam Edelman | Just Cavalli | Markus Lupfer | J-Brand | UGG | Christian Louboutin | 7 for All Mankind | Cambridge Satchel | Rag and Bone | Zoe Karssen | Jeffrey Campbell | Vivenne Westwood | True Religion | Dolce & Gabanna | Burberry | Belstaff | Tom Ford | Michael Kors | Jimmy Choo | Paige | Pinko | T by Alexander Wang | Gucci | Diesel | Nudie | Horiyoshi | Sam Edelman | Emporio Armani | YSL | By Malene Birger | Second Day | Helen Kiminski | McQ | Soludos | Missoni | Finders Keeprs | Hugo Boss | Sass and Bide | Deepa Gurnacani | Philip Armstrong
For more photos: Cars & Life Facebook Page


BMW X6 M50d

BMW released another footage for their new diesel powered X6 M model. According to dialogue during the footage, the M Division team signals a new chapter for the M! As they are not planning to release another petrol fuelled engine, they mention about the new X6 M50d model!
Is this the first performance diesel? No! Mercedes introduced C30 CDi AMG Sportcoupe in year 2002 and failed! Petrol was cheap, so nobody paid attention to a diesel powered sport car.

If you are bored with X6 M diesel thing, you may watch the Net-A-Porter’s interview with shoe design Christian Louboutin. He is extra ordinary like BMW X6!

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BMW, Net-A-Porter


Front-Wheel Drive Aston Martin

I think many of you heard the new small Aston Martin. Sorry, micro Aston Martin, called Cygnet. It is based on Toyota iQ, actually except the exterior and interior, everything is the same. As the Cygnet is a luxury interpretation of Toyota, and Aston Martin has to do something. It not very nice to remembered with Toyota. Or in other words, people should not remember the Toyota when they see a Cygnet on street!
In order to avoid this problem, they held a special and exquisite event, a catalogue that explains the luxury character, a vehicle placed at Harrods store, and many other things. And I can clear say that, their effort is really respectful and they achieved their goal! However, there are some interesting bits remained.
As the Aston Martin produces only rear wheel drive cars for last two-three centuries, they are not familiar with the senseless front-wheel drive technology. And this unusual condition demonstrates some interests outcomes. As the Aston Martin does the marketing and writing the contents of specifications, things became complicated!
At Cygnet’s specification, they mentioned this “front mounted engine and differential” and next line “front-wheel drive”. When you first read these, they don’t sound wrong but when you read them again, they sound really interesting. Why? A front-wheel drive car always has the differential positioned in the front, in terms of engineering it is impossible to make a front-wheel drive car with the differential placed at the rear. I know that Aston Martin wants to emphasise the front-wheel drive but this is too much detail. Because, they already mention that it is a front-wheel drive in the following line. So, it is bit extra information.
Now, for the women readers I want to explain this conflicting situation. I mention that a car cannot be front-wheel drive with a differential placed at the rear. If something ever designed like this, it will definitely look high-heeled shoes where the heel is placed in the front and the real heel left with nothing. Technically, it will impossible to walk this kind of wrong placement. What Aston Martin mentions in terms of women terminology, high-heeled shoes with the heels placed at the heel of your feet. This is not wrong information but it is too much.
I added this extra information because, Cygnet received respectful amount of women attention.

More photos are available at Facebook Page

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Aston Martin, Net-A-Porter

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Pink perspective to automotive business

Right now I am trying to focus on totally something else and avoid writing on my blog. Because I have to concentrate on that subject! Anyway, as you are reading this post my concentration is diverted from that subject to this subject.
Enough with that and this game. I notice something very important for automotive business, I know none of the manufacturer will take it serious but I want to say it :) If you read any consumption report from shinny consultancy firms, you will notice that women don’t care about the price and they want to buy it when they see anything. Therefore, nothing is left on women sections of any department store. We can assume that, women buy with high price and ignore to wait until sales.
This is an important motivation to sell car which are hopeless or they don’t promise any muscular identity. Of course you cannot offer pink coloured Mercedes G Wagon, it has too much testosterone hormone for being pink. But there are some cars which have no hormones! For instance Nissan Micra. My dear blogger friend Iconjane has one. And I know many other girls who own a Micra. Micra is a women car, or in terms of German it has feminine article, Die. You cannot turn Micra into a VW Polo GTi! Micra’s target market is very clear, women!
For instance Fiat 500 is neutral car. It is neither male nor female. In terms of German, that is Das (neutral article). You can offer Abarth version with more horses and you can offer Barbie edition. It is very flexible product. 500 does not give the same message like Micra, “I am female or this car belongs to my wife”.
I cannot ignore the Honda Jazz also, that’s a women car and offers pink. Also Toyota Prius, kind of women car. Electric engine, no proper reason to buy, too silent, too boring; basically it does not offer any excitement. Actually that’s a hopeless car.
Anyway, my suggestion is to offer special women editions for these cars. Christian Louboutin edition, Chanel No.5 (I have no idea how to turn a car into a No.5), Louis Vuitton edition or pink edition. It should motivate women customers to buy! As usual with higher price, this is the basic of automotive business always charge more! So, if you have a women orientated or hopeless car focus on catching women’s’ attention, they would love it :)
By the way, men also spend pointless money on Ferrari Store and Porsche Design store. How do I know, I just look at the mirror !

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Toyota, Honda, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, Nissan, Fiat

Small details makes the differences

I am sure many of you will say, why someone would write something like this! For that reason, I will try to make an introduction to break your biases :)
When we buy something, especially something which is very expensive, we want to buy the most original product of that brand. I mean there should be some original touches in that product to be differentiated from the others. And many brands are very good at doing this!
When you ask a lady, what you call original! She would probably say Christian Louboutin shoes, because they have red soles! These red soles made accidentally and it became trademark for Louboutin, honestly it is saving his business also! Easier to differentiate from other :) So, Louboutin shoes are always a desire for ladies and they want to buy the most Louboutin one. When you read fashion magazines, they will be discussing about some particular models which are never be out of fashion, you can wear regardless of fashion trend. That is Pigalle model! And every detail in these shoes are attractive for ladies, because they are stylish !
Porsche 911 Turbo, an automotive perfection! From manufacturing plant to screen wipers, everything is in a perfect harmony. There is nothing irritating in that car, even the mosquito will not enter to a 911 Turbo to ruin this perfection. I wrote many thing about 911 Turbo but recently I discovered something very attractive on this car. Those are the wheel nuts! Yes, you did not read wrong. Because, this car only have one on each wheel. Unlike your normal car, 911 Turbo has the same style of wheel nuts which you can find in Formula 1 or Le Mans cars :) Even if you have a flat tyre, you will be replacing in a stylish way ;)
Pictures are taken from;
Porsche and Net-A-Porter Websites

Environmental High Heels !

Recently I read a news about Ferrari’s hybrid future. Due to government pressure, Ferrari will reveal a hybrid model on 2015! Why? Because, emission levels must go down. Very reasonable! Ferrari was the mother of global warming and when they offer hybrid Ferrari, world will be saved :)
But I am pretty sure that, many people will disagree with me and they will say; do you know the emission created by a Ferrari! They are consuming our future. A Ferrari is consuming and polluting our future? What future! I think you never seen or heard of Ferrari. Ferrari cannot be used like a stupid Toyota Corolla every day. Because, it does not have even have a proper boot. Yes, you cannot go to grocery and shop when you drive with a Ferrari.
There is not space. Yes, there is but you have to buy nearly nothing to fill it. And Ferrari’s are not very comfortable for daily driving. They are designed for different purposes. So, many Ferrari live their life staying in garage for long time and been driven just for weekends. There are only very few people are using their full potential and they are not doing that all the time!
If Ferrari is destroying and polluting our future, Christian Louboutin shoes have the same effect on ecological system. As they are made from real leather and every lady wants to own one and they do everything to buy one, so this increase the demand on leather and ecological chain will be destroyed :)
In summary, hybrid Ferrari’s impact on emissions levels are less then Christian Louboutin’s impact on leather business.
Pictures are taken from;
Ferrari and Christian Louboutin Websites

What to wear with my Aston Martin Cygnet ?

I do know that Aston Martin is a very sexy car! But there is a minor issue with Cygnet, it is based on a Toyota iQ. The best looking small car with pathetic infrastructure, welcome real world :)

I really admire the work of Aston Martin design team, they have created the best looking small car from a Toyota, and I consider this as a great achievement!

A few hours ago, I have just seen the new pictures of Cygnet! And I assume that, it will be ladies the most favourite car :) Cygnet is offered by various paint jobs. You can have animal print, your favourite paint or anything else. It is totally unlimited! This is very good way to add a character to a car, and differentiate it on market. Cygnet seriously needs this!

Everyone knows, that’s a Toyota, but offering a unique character to each individual model will help people forget the Toyota factor hindered inside the body!

Anyway, after this unique paint job offering, I am pretty sure that, many ladies who never thought about the Cygnet will be yearning to own one with their favourite animal print. Why? Because, it will be matching with their hand bags and shoes ;) And you might see this kind of fashion photo in Vogue in near future :) Which shoes fits with your Cygnet best ! Cars are becoming part of fashion ;)
Picture are from;
Aston Martin and Net-A-Porter Websites