by Eugenia Lolihere - she has a online shop...and the awesomeness continues!! Her work is printed on several decorative items and in clothing too, how cool is that!?
01 October 2014
October inspirations: Hats, oversized sweaters over skirts (all kinds of skirts!), 90's supermodel glow make up, the Knits from Céline fall 14, animal print ankle boots from Zara, Leather trousers leather jackets seen on Balmain fall 14 collection or this gorgeous look from Christine Centenara, and oversized belted blazers like Haider Ackermann Fall 14, top of sheer tunics.
24 September 2014
A few days ago I saw this french movie - Jeune et Jolie - so beautiful indeed. It is very sexual, yet it has a moral issue as always between what is wrong what is right... the main character is a teenager (played by this gorgeous french model Marine Vach) discovering her sexuality, and in the meanwhile her obsession.
23 September 2014
22 September 2014
21 September 2014
I came across this brand at the London Fashion Week site (here), this capsule collection entitled Catherine | Quin is based on a 'minimal aesthetic of studied simplicity, elegance and a purist palette of black' . What can I do, I have a crush for it! So elegant and chic, and simple...I like simple, and I like black! She designs for a 'strong, sophisticated women who want to be judged on more then their appearance yet retain their feminine sensibility'...now this is pure (fashion) poetry. Love.
20 September 2014
17 September 2014
13 August 2014
12 August 2014
To me couture is about the extraordinary, about inspiring dreams and clothes that take our breath away, therefore the materials, the cut, the construction and embroidery make these wearable pieces of art. Maybe Couture codes are modernizing, and it's now ok to do a collection very similar to a ready to wear, as house Dior did this year.
I liked much better the way that the designer Stephane Rolland modernized his own collection of beautiful gowns, he decided to make a short fashion movie - as he wanted to try the field of movie making - about this woman, a 'free woman' as he said. For sure very inspirational and a magnificent idea to modernize the way to present Couture collections.
11 August 2014
Trend Alert: 60s
Saint Laurent exalted the sixties cool pop girl with the short dresses and the glitter mary janes shoes or the hight knee boots with the black tights made the looks so beautiful. Loved the dresses and especially the coats on this collection. Louis Vuitton had some beautiful A-line coats and dresses using leather with wool, again the boots are similar to the sixties style. Gucci [love love this one!!] showed amazing clean lines on suits and dresses, in a beautiful palette of pastel tones and sometimes animal print combined with gorgeous colored fur coats.
Saint Laurent FW 2014
10 August 2014
«Art within art, pictures within pictures, stories within stories…»
Photography by Jean Francois Gschwindt assisted by Chistophe Molinari Make-up: Odile Subra Hair: Carole Douard Model: Alice @ Agency New Madison Digital: Check the Gate Special Thanks: Miche Alzac Stylist: Fleur Huynh Evans
09 August 2014
The Outlander Series
08 August 2014
I took Sally’s challenge, and created my own mood boards on the designers references for their collections. After reading the reviews, and searching for interviews on the collection, I studied the references and interpreted them on my way. Find this exercise difficult, yet very rewarding.
Céline FW 2014
Louis Vuitton FW 2014
Marc Jacobs FW 2014
Céline FW 2014
Louis Vuitton FW 2014
Marc Jacobs FW 2014
07 August 2014
06 August 2014
Lesson: it takes more than a stupendous image (and height, of course!) to be a model, you also need the character and the spirit for it.
And yesterday I ran into this interview with Lauren Cohan (Free People's Art Director of Catalog, E-Commerce and Film), and the model choices she make aren't just based on their appearance, but mustily about their personality to match the concept. She even say they research for models on instagram, hell yeah?! I found this very interesting topic...what do you think about this? is the appearance enough or personality should come along for a much better work in the end?!
05 August 2014
These season there are not many designers going for prints, but for me these are the best prints from the fall runway shows, they called this trend ‘Rave Prints’, and most of them have that rave vibe. But for me the exceptions are Prada or even Diane von Fürstenberg (didn’t include this last one on the image) collections, which I relate with Art Deco inspiration.
04 August 2014
Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeele is a legendary french fashion stylist, who's work and character are so bold and iconic [you have to see this videos!] that you can't help but being inspired by.
She started to work as a Stylist at French Elle magazine, after interning for Marie Claire.
In 1985 she moved to New York to work at Vogue, and in 1988 she styled the very first Vogue Cover for Anna Wintour, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. Which made such a buzz at the time, for putting the look of Guess jeans and a couture Christian LaCroix embellished jacket.
“Me, I love to have fun! I am not an intellectual. Fashion is not intellectual. We are not doctors, you know? We are working in fashion. It should be hot and fun.”
She is the master of high-low garments mix, and she was responsible for the image around the supermodels era in the 90s, styling super models like Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Claudia Schiffer.
Nowdays she works for V Magazine, and with photographers Steven Meisel and Mario Testino for both spanish and italian Vogue. In addiction she do several advertising projects, as this latest Mochino FW 2014 campaign that I loved. Check out her featured work here!
1. She has always a golden 'party arm' going on!
2. Favorite shoe designer is Manolo Blahnik.
3. She loves colors, and mixing them.
4. Hates plataform shoes 'it just doesn't work!'
5. Abscessed with leopard print.
6. Loves a total tracksuit look with jewelry.
7. Believes that 'Chic is not money'!
8. Adores Jeremy Scoot designs.
9. She has her own language as she says, mixing French English and Italian.
10. Hates brainstorming, and prefers intuition and fun when it comes to work.
03 August 2014
…That your time is not enough? that you need to learn so much more, see more movies, read more books and magazines, go to more museums and be aware of the artists and their work alongside keeping up with the work from professionals you look up for…and in this super high speed clock of the fashion world, I’m kinda overwhelmed!! Did I mention relevant blogs too!? Well, thanks to Sally Lyndley and her amazing videos, that pushed me to reorganize my studies on matters of fashion, and her guided challenges have been very helpful on my journey to be an amazing stylist! Yes I’m ambitious!
02 August 2014
I’ve been dreaming about this collection since I first saw it. Oooh I love this Pocahontas! The savage rebel, true to her values, making the world a colorful place… this Balmain Resort 2015 collection exudes ethnic, mixing influences of Native Americans, with bold colors and a 70s vibe, running the city of angels…PERFECTION!!!
Christine Centenara is the fashion editor for Vogue Australia, and owns an amazing style. I personally think it’s intriguing…she has a super sweet eyes but such a powerful outfit statements, definitely one my references in style! Also she owns a blog where we can see her fashion choices and opinions, alongside her work at Vogue, checkout here!
01 August 2014
One of my dearest inspirations…A fashion legend, Diana Vreeland was a visionary, transformed the way fashion was communicated…the first to tell a story through fashion editorial, transforming to reality her own dreams and visions. 'The eye has to travel' was probably one of the first documentaries of fashion I’ve seen, and it was so inspiring that got me into tears. Now and then I have to see it again, and I truly recommend! Her professional life started at Harper’s Bazaar, then came Vogue and finally The Metropolitan Museum of Art where she produced several fashion exhibitions from 1973 to 1987. Her contribution to the fashion history is beyond her life, she settled trends, consecrated designers and her work and her imagination and perspectives on reality changed forever the world of fashion to what we know today.
31 July 2014
Highlights: Gorgeous hair and eclectic looks full of accessories!
. Sincerely Jules you’re the best!!
Highlights: Always look impeccable, she rocks in heels or in a lay back sneakers. Every detail is a thoughtful extra.
. Aida is the spanish sassy girl behind Dulceida .
Highlights: She looks like one of those girls 'ooh I don't care! I'm wearing the first thing I saw in the morning', everything looks amazing on her!!
. Look de Pernille is the blog of the stylist Pernille Teisbaek, not just a girl but a woman with class!
Highlights: her looks are sophisticated and powerful without being girly, she wears extremely well cut pieces.
. Ana is classy beautiful woman, and you can get to know her at Hight Street Cardigans.
Highlights: Extremely tasteful looks, she kicks ass with that red lipstick and that peculiar sense of humor! You will never guess, but she’s Romanian!
. Man Repeller should be a everyday reading for women!
Highlights: She’s crazy and hilarious, sarcastic intelligence…and speaks fashion! Her style is like boy meets girl, and she tries whatever she wants and works it!
30 July 2014
Tommy Ton on Style.com
We have so many dress codes, so many style ‘categories’ and we wear fashion to communicate. to make visual statements and to connect with others. It is a way to separate individuals and simultaneously bring together others. Fashion is a whole world itself, it has evolved with history, and became a business that is everywhere around us. It represents the social aims and contexts, but at the same time tries to create them and generate this eager to consume.
Fashion begins with this idea, this mixed references that will later be translated in a piece of art, a wearable piece of art. That is concrete, but still can have so many interpretations, and who can say which one is the correct one?! It aims to tell you a story, give you a feeling or emphasize your inner voice with infinite possibilities. So it’s never just clothes!