Yesterday we skipped over to OAK to check out the limited edition offerings for their Bondage-themed pop-up. We have to say, Vena Cava really blew us away with two silk dresses which were screen printed with to-scale nude drawings (one bound with leather straps). We know Vena Cava is known for their prints but we never thought we'd see something so subversive from the designers. Check out our gallery of some of the pieces for the project and, lucky for everyone, check out the limited edition items also available on OAK's website.
These Ksubi Write Sunglasses demonstrate the illustrious power of limited edition accessories. With only 50 pairs made worldwide (in New York they went to OAK, of course) in the gunmetal and white versions, if you don't have them already, you probably never will. Never fear, that's what ripoffs are for, and they don't have to be from the street vendor (funnily enough we saw a vendor selling a rip off yesterday on Broadway, making us wonder if street vendors might be just as skilled at trend forecasting as the agencies). Maison Martin Margiela turned out an even pricier version of these wrap around glasses for Spring 08. Also, hey, there's always those grandpa versions from the drug store.
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Here's one for the "Do we really need these?" books. The folks at Krispy Kreme have decided to offer a limited edition Lightly Glazed doughnut. From now until March 23, you can get a doughnut that is "lightly" drizzled with their signature Original Glaze. I haven't found any nutritional info on these doughnuts, but something tells me that given the amount of glaze, it can't be that much better for you. What do you guys think? Do we need a lightly glazed doughnut? Will you be headed out to try one?
I was checking out the Easter aisles at my local Target when I noticed a few limited edition candies. While there's a sea of pastel coated chocolates and speckled eggs, the newest trend seems to be citrus flavored chocolates. Cadbury brought back its Orange Creme Egg — first introduced last year — and Hershey's now has both orange and lemon creme flavored kisses. The orange has been available for the last few Easters, but I think this is the first time I've seen the lemon. Both are a bit like a dreamsicle, and neither of them contain chocolate.
Have you seen any limited edition candies in your store? If so, are you planning on buying any of them? What limited edition flavor do you think the candy companies should make?
This year, Marmite — a cult British favorite — introduced a champagne flavor for Valentine's Day. The original Marmite is made from a yeast extract and is a dark brown, salty paste with an intense flavor similar to soy sauce. The paste is then spread on toast or crackers. Nigella Lawson is even known for her recipe for Marmite sandwiches in which she whisks butter and Marmite together and spreads it onto sliced white bread.
The new limited-edition I Love You version contains a hint of champagne, but is still the same intense flavor.
So what I want to know is, would you eat Marmite? How about a Marmite sandwich?
If you loved the snowman shaped doughnuts that Krispy Kreme came up with this past holiday season, then you might be interested in what they've come up with for Valentine's Day: heart-shaped doughnuts! The lovely doughnuts are topped with white icing and pink, red and white sprinkles and are part of their "Share the Love" program. The program also features twelve Valentine's cards for all customers who purchase two dozen doughnuts between now and February 14.