"Elegance is the balance between proportion, emotion and surprise" Valentino

Sunday, July 31, 2011

LAX- JFK


LAX.....

....En route to Santa Barbara....

....Santa Barbara....

...a night out in the city....

....welcome to Manhattan!...

...the Empire State Building.










Thursday, July 28, 2011

PROENZA SCHOULER FALL AD CAMPAIGN



Zuzanna Bijoch
photographed by Willy Vanderperre


I know, I know, I'm supposed to be on holiday those days, which should mean no fashion, no posting, etc.
But I can't. I simply can't totally disconnected myself from the fashion world, because this is not just my work, but also my passion.
Lazying on the beach, taking lovely stroll at sunset, having dinner facing the Pacific without meetings, emails and urgent phone calls are already a lot of resting.
So, when I bumped into these images from the freshly released Proenza Schouler Fall ad campaign, I couldn't help but post about it, seen I'm a PS maniac.
Three words: Cool, cool, cool. I want those dresses and I want to be that girl.
Only wonder why they didn't show us the shoes, the gorgeous strappy high heels from the show.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

VOGUE CHINA HEARTS FREJA






Magazine: Vogue China
Model: Tao Okamoto
Beauty Editor: Lachlan Bailey
Styling: Clare Richardson
Hair: Rudi Lewis
Makeup: Sally Branka

www.models.com


Saturday, July 23, 2011

SUMMER BREAK



Yesterday I left the cold and grey Paris to start my holiday vacation that will go on until the end of August. Yes, it's a long time, but I haven't been on holiday since December, so I really need this simmer break.
Currently I'm in Santa Barbara with the boyfriend at his family house, after I'll spent some time with my own relatives in Italy.
Have a good summer you all and see you in September!
XX




Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BRIGHT AND DARK- THE TWO EMMA


Thanks to the last and latest Harry Potter's movie, Emma Watson is having her big moment right now.
After the July issue of Vogue (wearing Prada), here she comes again on the top of Harper's Bazaar UK August issue (in Emilio Pucci).



Which one do you prefer?
I think Emma looks definitely too dark and witchy on the Harper's Bazaar cover, with that weird bob. I prefer the glossy and gorgeous Vogue version, with that futuristic Prada gown opposed to more obvious velvet Pucci.
See the Vogue spread here

Sunday, July 17, 2011

NOUVELLE VAGUE- VOGUE RUSSIA JULY 2011


Lena Vasilyeva

Vika Gazinskaya

Nina Donis

Valentin Yudashkin

A lot is going on in the country of Dasha Zhukova.
A nouvelle vague of young talented designers are blowing out and Vogue Russia dedicated to them an editorial in the last issue (July). I'm proud to say the larger part are women.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The new billboard for "The Blair Witch Project" by Alber Elbaz

Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann
by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


Ps. Obviously I'm kidding. This is the Lanvin Fall 2011 ad campaign

LOOK! IT'S MERT&MARCUS



Taking the inspiration from the last issue of Industrie Magazine, I decided to do here a little Mert&Marcus retrospective, collecting all the fall ad campaigns they shot this season.
Their personal aesthetic is clearly visible.



Loewe- MariaCarla Boscono


Gucci- Abbey Lee Kershaw, Joan Smalls, Emily Baker


Calvin Klein- Lara Stone


Versace- Saskia de Brawn


Givenchy- Kristen McMenamy&Natalia Vodianova


Tom Ford- Candice Swanepoel

Friday, July 15, 2011

THE ROW FIRST BAG LINE



I'm still doubtful about Mary-Kate and Ashley's new handbag line, freshly launched with a party at Barney's.
The Olsen twins proved themselves to be real fashion designers scoring a CFDA Award nomination this year and I do love their clothing line. But the bags... Hum, I'm not sure there.
The whole history makes me think about Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice-turned-fashion designer who recently added to her ready-to-wear line some luxurious handbags. Again, her clothes work well as chic evening gowns and in a way that its truly hers, but her bags just don't tell me nothing.
The same for these The Row purses: they might be beautiful and practical, but they don't bring anything new or unseen to the magical Designer Bags World.
Looking at them, I would say these bags are from CĂ©line or Alexander Wang, with the only difference that they aren't.




2011 CFDA/VOGUE FASHION FUND


Altuzarra fw 2011- Pamela Love's necklace - Suno fw 2011

The nominees for this year's prize are:

• Antonio Azzuolo
• Joseph Altuzarra, of Altuzarra
• Carlos Campos
• Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier, of Creatures of the Wind
• Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, of Cushnie et Ochs
• Soraya Silchenstedt, of Finn Jewelry
• Dana Lorenz, of Fenton/Fallon
• Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, of Ohne Titel
• Pamela Love
• Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis, of Suno

The winner and the two runners-up will be revealed on November 14.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

LOOK DU JOUR

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Balenciaga

How much I love Charlotte! Such a nice, elegant girl and talented actress! Seen she doesn't go out very often- especially now that she's pregnant with her third child- I had to look back in my archives to treat myself with a little Charlotte cameo, appropriate for this 14th of July. Vive la France!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

THE LAST BITE OF SUMMER

July has not yet reached is half, that already August magazine covers are out.
Fashion runs very fast...
Generally speaking, I found interesting the choice of August cover girls:
Beautiful, strong and intelligent women in elegant, lady-like, flattering gowns from designers I love.
And the sub-title of British Vogue, "New Beginnings", that suits for new bride Kate Moss as well as for fashion and we all, it's encouraging.
So, let's taste the last bite of summer, looking forward to see what September has in store for us!


Kate Moss in Miu Miu by Mario Testino


Tilda Swinton by Tim Walker


Sarah Jessica Parker by Mario Testino


Lara Stone in Haider Ackermann


Anne Hathaway in Gucci

Saturday, July 9, 2011

THE WAY WE WERE- Paris Vogue April 1999






An editorial Carine Roitfeld did for the April issue of Vogue Paris back in 1999 photographed by Mario Testino.

KEEP IT SIMPLE


Proenza Schouler tank top; Acne trousers; Castaner wedges

LOOK OF THE DAY

GIVENCHY COUTURE FW 2011-12
Photo credit: Sophie Pinchetti

Friday, July 8, 2011

LIV TYLER FOR GIVENCHY BEAUTY

AZZEDINE ALAIA'S BREATHTAKING COUTURE COLLECTION






Master Azzedine Alaia is back on the runway after 8 years with a groundbreaking couture collection.
I really had an hard time choosing my favorite pics from the show.