Paule Ka F/W 2014-2015 ad campaign-”First be a Woman”

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Not surprisingly,one of my favorite ad campaigns for the  Fall/Winter 2014-2015 season.”First be a woman”,aided by sartorial elegance and personal style. Raquel Zimmermann is the epitome of class in this great spread, lensed by Andreas Larsson.

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The Dolce &Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014/2015 Capri collection-A Mediterranean Fairy tale.

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”There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.”

~Federico Fellini~

“It’s about the beauty of Italy – we don’t really have Alta Moda here – we wanted to do something for our country.”

~Stefano Gabbana~

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The Dolce &Gabbana Fall/Winter 2014/2015 collection was something of a performance,with male models acting as ushers and female ones being helped getting on location,(a private place in the Island Of Capri). The fashion crowd was seated alongside a traditional Mediterranean style house-hotel and the models reached the land via water,walking past the seated A-lister’s. Interesting,no doubt. As for the outfits,well,i find it difficult to say anything seriously negative about the work of the famous design duo.Of course,design/style obsessions are to be expected and ever present,but what else fashion is than the transformation of those very obsessions into art via a creative process?Oh,did i mention how much i like fans?I’m getting another of my  own sometime soon,preferably customized!Just like being in a Visconti or early Fellini film!
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Fred Sathal Haute Couture FW 14/15- ‘COULEUR LUMIERE’- Couture Beyond The Stars

« The thread, does not unwind but stars itself. It connects the cardinal points, the constellations, the stories. The yarn is a logbook. It braids and ties. It is the stitch that travels and it is this tiny unity that will cover and expand. »

~FRED SATHAL~

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Photos : Olivier Claisse

Fred Sathal is a real artist that incorporates various inspirations in the creative process of a unique collection This time the thems was: ‘COULEUR LUMIERE’ or, to say,a playful combination of color and the light that enhances it.The result?The ‘Fred Sathal Haute Couture Fall Winter 14 15′ , one of the most intriguing collections i came across this season Designed with pure inspiration and brought to life with serious handcrafted work,each piece seamed to claim the stage for its own,so shiny and enchanting the designs and fabrics used were.An excellent work,indeed!Plus i will definitely try and stay tuned.After all,the ‘moonlight lit’ exceptional dress could add some serious..  unique style points to my overall wardrobe!

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The truth lies the details.The beauty also.Enjoy some exclusive detail close ups.

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(with special thanks to William Amor for all the information,and of course to Fred Sathal)

~Show Room Fred Sathal~
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Objet du desir-The new Lanvin ”Paper” bag

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The brand new Lanvin ”Paper” bag is perhaps the new ”it” accessory for the spring that’s coming.Made totally of soft cracked lambskin along with chain handles and removable clutch (to carry like a clutch- meaning two bags in the price of one!).A casual style yet arty look as the House of Lanvin characterizes the ”Paper” bag series.I would go for the blue one though, since the black one makes me think of black garbage bags-apologies monsieur Elbaz!
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Before the Kim&Kanye cover armageddon: When a Vogue cover was a work of art-straight from the archives.

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“Vogue always did stand for people’s lives. I mean, a new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later.”
~ Diana Vreeland~

 

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Chanel – Pre – Autumn/Winter 2014-15-Chanel Does Dallas!

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I had to watch the video of this collection again and again.Defeated,i admitted that Karl Lagefeld once more did his magic and,without losing the core dna of the Chanel house-if ever that was possible!-transformed basic american pieces into iconic pieces. It was all cowgirl chic in a parisian view,meaning losing the quirky,too-american sense.The idea for the impressive Chanel new Métiers d’Art show was actually based in the story of Chanel’s connection with Stanley Marcus who highly appreciated her 1954 collection,even when Paris aimed for Dior.Transforming once more the traditional Chanel jacket to a longer,more ”outerwear” version, wearing tights with cowboy boots printed on them(how clever!),using fringes in a decostructive manner and mostly maintaining a palette of earthly colors,the collection was again a winner.From the ethereal whites to it’s leather blacks and bold statement neck brooches,it paid tribute both to native Americans and to the perception of a West ‘‘Inspired by a romantic, poetic version of Texas (“I tried to remove its relationship from tough Hollywood films; you know with John Wayne”)” stated Lagerferd to add in subtle irony: ”Chanel clothes are bought all over the world,They can have a local ethic inspiration, but, at the same time, they have to have a universal touch – otherwise it becomes limited. You can wear these clothes and look normal. This isn’t just for costume parties.” As if we would.

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Boutique Colette brings us an exquisite collection of festive dresses-plus Anthony Vaccarello exclusive!

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Boutique Colette has the ultimate solution for the perfect party dress in her exclusive designers’ collection of fabulous festive dresses for every taste. We are talking about a  selection of stand-out dresses that include: poetic volume at Mary Katrantzou, glamorous from Stella McCartney and Alaïa, trompe-l’oeil print at Thom Browne, covered in sequins at Ashish, lace and feathers at Carven, Erdem and Christopher Kane, red from Anthony Vaccarello (exclusive). Now,which one is more..you?

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Vogue Russia December 2013 cant resist a ”Cabaret”!

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Vogue Russia December 2013 features a daring shoot by photographer Vincent Peters, styled by fashion editor Olga Dunina and basic model Maryna Linchuk. A sensational series that remind of Herb Ritts’ representation of naked bodies and ballet backstage aesthetics, one is certain,this is not a shoot that can go unnoticed.

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Valentino’s attempt to conquer Shanghai ”using” familiarity with Asian sartorial language.

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This week, Valentino bowed a new flagship in Shanghai. Designed by renowned architect David Chipperfield, the store will be the house’s second largest to date. To celebrate the opening, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created a special collection,maintaining the basic Valentino feel and palette but with a strong effort to connect patterns and lines with the tradition of Shanghai.A clever idea indeed,which would have worked better if it weren’t for the obsession in red shades and the somehow evident struggle.Several gorgeous flowered or laced outfits however appeared to remind that Valentino is one of the few real Couture Houses remaining.

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”A-head Of The Times”-The Hat as a basic is finally back!

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Donna Karan Fall-Winter 2013-14 collection

It’s going to be a hat season and about time for you to pick your hat. Be brave, this season headgear is perfectly wearable and utterly interesting. With shapes varying from cool and effortless to extravagant ones with quirky details, there’s a hat for every woman.

Beanies: Oozing relaxed and cool chicness, this type of headgear is the must-have for the season. Perfect for any time of the day and uplifting a rather demure outfit, they are usually a shy girl’s first step to HatLand. Spotted almost everywhere this season, seem to be designers’ new knitted obsession. Step outside your comfort zone and try an emerald, pink or even neon colored beanie.

Baseball caps may have been a long time stable in sportswear, this season though, designers seem to ‘’reinvent’’ the trend adding more polished textures and elaborate designs. Along with 80’s retro hats, baseball ones are a great alternative to a beanie or a simple beret.

Fur hats remain popular as almost every season, with a slight change to more voluminous designs with materials such as luxury astrakhan used along with less expensive fox fur. It’s a completely personal choice to wear fur or not, but there are plenty faux fur alternatives for conscious fashionistas. The idea here is that a fur hat will transform your look in a minute but do pay some more attention to the actual weather, as they tend to appear…out of space in warmer climates.

This is indeed a Hat Season and designers produced several interesting designs, sometimes a mixture of last year’s staples (for example fur berets), so there is no excuse for not owing at least one. A special hat can change an outfit within minutes, from  basic every day wear to fashion statement. There are shapes that flatter all face types and a great variety of styles and materials to choose according to your own personal style. Remember that this Fall/Winter hats will indeed be the baladeur, from a formal wear to work outfits. Choose to play for some serious fashion fun-and style!

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Chanel blue hat

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Herve Leger 2013

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Misha Nonoo 2013

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(Note:This page has a non- real fur policy.)