High Five – a new kind of gloves!

I’m a big fan of high fives and I’ve just come across the perfect accessory for fellow high-fivers.

These mittens are from designer Kate Spade, sister-in-law of actor and comedian David Spade and the co-founder and namesake of Kate Spade New York.

With winter quickly approaching I would love a pair! I have the image of people walking around wintry cities, huddled up in their warm coats, seeing another person wearing these mittens and then spontaneously high-fiving each other… is this just me?

Annoyingly, they’re very expensive; $95 is far too much to spend on a pair of gloves, especially novelty gloves. Luckily they’re sold out at the moment anyway so I can avoid the temptation!

Models Direct: High Five Gloves
Models Direct: High Five Gloves

She has also designed this pair, perfect for hailing a cab!

Models Direct: Taxi Gloves
Models Direct: Taxi Gloves

I’m now trying to think of more witty glove designs… maybe I could take up knitting and make them myself!

– Kathy @ Models Direct

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A good money saver or just bizarre?

Models Direct: Gloves with a twist
Models Direct: Gloves with a twist

Fashion and jewellery designer Anna-Sara Dåvik featured these gloves in her autumn/winter 2009/10 collection, and Brazilian model Alice Dellal has been seen out and about in a pair, but what do you think of these gloves?

The gloves have fake nails attached to the outside of them, which to me, seems a little strange. I can’t help but think of monster-like gloves that children have in their dressing up boxes!

I suppose sticking fake nails to your gloves is a cheaper alternative to a manicure, but I don’t think it will catch on. She also created some 18 carat fake nails that are made like rings to fit on the top of your fingers.

I’d never heard of Anna-Sara Dåvik until I discovered this creation so I decided to have a look at some of her work. I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I liked what I found, especially her Autumn/Winter 2006 collection. She uses quite a lot of pale, earthy colours and creates oversized outfits that just look really comfy. The catwalk at Stockholm Fashion Week was scattered with flowers which suited the 2009 collection perfectly.

Models Direct: Gloves with a twist
Models Direct: Gloves with a twist

– Kathy @ Models Direct