New York – this one of a kind city hosts countless splendid art exhibitions. The one I want to bring to your attention is “China: Through The Looking Glass“, featuring haute couture designs inspired by the magical Chinese tradition, sculptures and a range of films. I’m not sure if it’s still on, so, here is a glimpse of some of the gorgeous itmes on display, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Exactly 132 years ago one of the most stylish woman of the twentieth century was born – Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. The legendary Coco changed forever the perception of women all over the world, being the only designer who got to be on the list of “100 most influential people of the XX century,” according to Time Magazine. Every child knows who she is, the crossed letter C logo, along with her quotes and remarks which turned into movies and musicals. Today, on her […]
As we were saying in a previous post, Victoria & Alber Museum prepared to host one of the most anticipated exhibition – the evolution of Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty Exhibition. The museum finally opened its doors and as we step foot inside we are welcomed by the designer’s words – “London is where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.“ From the first London room, displaying his earliest work, we enter Savage Mind, a space dedicated to his […]
Gabrielle Chanel, a source of endless inspiration due to her powerful personality and her ability to continuously reinvent herself, has, since April 2014 when the book was released, a new biography on stands, written by journalist and historian Jean Lebrun – a man who, aside his now defunct partner, Bernard Costa, lost to AIDS in 1990, investigated her life nearly a quarter century ago, and was determined to complete the work they started together. The book presents a different kind of […]
Marc Jacobs knew exactly what he wants from his final Louis Vuitton show – Edie Campbell naked on the catwalk, wearing nothing but a G-string, a huge headdress, Swarovski crystals and some black body paint. It takes a lot of guts to do that, and when asked she agreed because she was a bit tipsy – “ I’d had quite a few mojitos by that point so I was just agreeing to anything,” the model said. ” They said, ‘Perfect! Come to the […]
A new fashion book is about to be released, by Rizzoli, a journey into the last 60 years of Louis Vuitton‘s history, with more than 200 photos to scroll through, taken by legendary names of the fashion photography like David Bailey and Helmut Newton, Mario Testino, Annie Leibovitz, Karl Lagerfeld and Patrick Demarchelier – and these are just some of the world-famous photographers that often worked on the legend of the French fashion house. The story behind each photograph is told by the […]
The new Chanel fine jewellery collection – Café Society – that we saw in a previous post, has also a look book, lensed by Sarah Moon. The fashion house entrusted the legendary photographer, a master of styling with nearly half a century of experience, to bring out the mood of the twenties, the bohemian atmosphere, the aristocracy of those times – populated by manifestos, disputes and scandals – a time when Gabrielle Chanel became one of the leading force in […]
Models: Marina Abramovic & Crystal Renn; Photographed by Dusan Reljin; Fashion Editor Anastasia Marano; Hair Ashley Javier; Makeup: Jenny Kanavaros and Frank B. Related articles Irina Shayk by Dusan Reljin ( NSFW ) Lady Gaga’s Marina Abramovic Experience Was Pretty Marina Abramovic And Lady Gaga (NSFW Video)
If you ever wondered how Ellen Von Unwerth looks like, now you have the chance to see the famous fashion photographer in a series of self-portraits for the latest issue of the biannual magazine, Ponystep. She worked herself as a model for ten years before she decided to move behind the camera and becoming a known fashion editorial and advertising photographer. Related articles Chanel Iman for Glamour Italia Magazine Ellen Von Unwerth’s guide to provocation
Taiwan-born Cindy Chao – famous and luxurious jewellery artist – closed a precious collaboration with our loved Sarah Jessica Parker, that will serve to the New York City Ballet. She is very popular for her butterfly brooches – masterpieces created from rare gems of the highest quality, that find their owners through leading auction houses. This year, Chao overcame herself, in creating another butterfly with the participation of SJP – Ballerina Butterfly. The gain from the sale of the brooch […]
Paris – a city that has already so much to offer that one week is hardly enough to discover it and get familiarised with, has now a new cultural and architectural attraction – the Foundation Louis Vuitton, a giant and impressive architecture designed by Frank Gehry, situated near Bois de Boulogne park, that will finally open its doors on October 27. The project for the LVMH museum, initiated in 2006, aims to support the development of contemporary art, both in France […]
Models: Zuzanna Bijoch & Gabriel Gronvik; Photographed by Boe Marion; Artist Alexa Meade; Stylist oscar Lange; Creative Director Jakob Hysen Hedberg; Hair Lok Lau; Makeup Karin Westerlund; Set Design Joel Junsjo.
Bottega Veneta brings to us the new models of their glamorous Olimpia handbags – functional and versatile, made of high quality materials and fine craft work, in various colours ( aubergine, dark red, black, light gray, pink, blue and yellow ), the Olimpia bag is a beautiful everyday option – wear it with a pantsuit, a sophisticated dress or jeans. The distinguishing feature of this bag of woven leather is the new metal chain handle connected to a leather strap. […]
A good excuse to look into the App Store on your iPhone or iPad is the new application myBaguette, where you can create your own version of the legendary Fendi handbags. It’s an iconic model of the house, dating back in 1997, super popular among many fashionable girls – the Frenchwomen, caring elegantly aromatic baguette in their hands inspired Silvia Venturini ( hence the name ). The promotional Fendi App invited well-known contemporary artists to create their own versions of the […]
Charles James ( 1906 – 1978 ), British born designer, is known as “America’s First Couturier”. The Met is dedicating an exhibition to his great talent and fashion sense – Charles James : Beyond Fashion – open to public the 8 of May. Splendid vintage gowns of the designer will be on display, tribute to his highly structured aesthetic and the mastery of cutting. The visitors will be able to enjoy an exhibition of elegant dresses of an exquisite execution […]
Jewelry designer Bibi van der Velden, graduate of Academy of Arts of Hague, Amsterdam and Florence, presents her new mammoth ivory-fossil line – The Mammoth Collection. It is not the first season that jewellers use it as material to create the most stunning pieces of luxury – framed in gold or silver, decorated with tiny diamonds, emeralds and pearls she reproduces miniature sculptures of prehistoric animals, as well as the material they are made of – 40,000 year old woolly mammoth tusk […]
The Alexander McQueen : Savage Beauty exhibition is coming to London. The V&A announced tonight that it will host the exhibition from March 14 to July 19 2015. The tickets can be bought already starting tomorrow 10 am or from the site www.vam.ac.uk/savagebeauty and it will cost £16 to visit. The collection covers McQueen‘s career from his 1992 MA graduated show until his unfinished show in Fall/Winter 2010 – Swarovski partnered with V&A in bringing Alexander McQueen : Savage Beauty to London, the […]
It’s a tradition – the most known pastry chefs, masters of sweets, each year compete with imagination and a playful sense to create the most delicious and appealing Easter Eggs. Chocolate that melt in the mouth and design that delight the sight. Here is a selection of some of the most beautiful Easter eggs. Enjoy and Happy Easter to those who celebrate it!!!
Veruschka: From Vera to Veruschka She was one of the biggest faces of the 1960s. Actress and muse to photographer Franco Rubbartelli, Vera von Lendhorff became Veruschka over the course of her a career that still holds us in thrall today. A beautiful new tome from Rizzoli – by photographer Johnny Moncada, who shot her several times for Italian Vogue – presents a 300-strong edit of thousands of recently discovered and previously unpublished pictures of the German model. From Rome to Capri, via the white sand […]
Russia’s Kremlin Museum honours the extravagance and originality of Indian style that influenced so much over the centuries the jewellery design in an exhibition from April 12 to July 27. In the windows will sparkle treasures of the Indian palaces of different eras – male and female ornaments, amulets, ambassadorial gifts – as well as works of the great European jewellery houses, which at various times have come under the influence of the Indian charm, decorative sense and art. Historians […]
The collection of eyewear from luxury A-Morir brand, presented at Paris Fall 2014-2015 fashion week is glamorous as always. The designer and founder of the brand, Kerin Rose Gold, chose exciting frames decorated with gold roses, fringes and Swarovski crystals. Loved by celebrities such as GaGa, Beyonce and Estelle there is no secret that A-Morir has become one of the biggest names in pop culture fashion. They are trendy, standing-out creations loved also by the most in style fashionistas.
The evening of 1st April, at the legendary Victoria & Albert Museum, for the first time ever, Nicholas Coleridge, president of Condé Nast International, the editor of the British Vogue Alexandra Shulman, Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and V&A director Martin Roth arranged a dinner in italian style and a preview of the exhibition “The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1995-2014”, which will open on the 5th of April. The exhibition will display 120 items, kits and accessories of the greatest […]
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Scottish designer Christopher Kane showed an extremely successful collection at London Fashion Week – critics called it “a large catalog of ideas” and even the best in the history of the brand. Models presented on catwalk dresses, tops and skirts, as if composed of sheets of paper. The “paper” dresses, tops and skirts are actually made from the finest organza – dozens of layers of fabric, overlapping, creating the most beautiful visual effect . Each layer of fabric is framed […]
Living in Africa and having the Italian craftsmen at disposal along with some inspiration. Combine the two distant cultures and make them live together in a single project. YOU Khanga is all this, AFRICAN LIFE & ITALIAN STYLE: where imagination meets the Khanga and the ‘know-how’ of master Italian shoemakers. This is how a new project was born – the You Khanga ballerina flats, created in fabrics made strictly in Kenya animating, under the sign of uniqueness, the elegance of […]
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This season the designers decorated GUM, the most famous shopping center of Moscow using the strawberry as a story-teller – first as a symbol of summer and then, by placing the mannequins in different countries, as a guide about traveling and distant lands. Fashion and travelling going hand in hand and one fruit that “speaks” about it. Each strawberry interpretation varies from country to country and the stylists of the department store along with the designers have done everything so the […]
As i was saying to you in a previous post Acne Studio collaborated with Liberty London for a capsule collection, available already in the boutiques, that includes leather jackets, denim overalls, t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as accessories, for men and women. The collection is a celebration of the Swedish artist, Hilma af Klint.
Marcela Velez and Melissa Losada are Colombian and the designers of M2Malletier – a brand that thanks to its creativity and high-quality, managed, in just three seasons, to make recognisable their designs, something for which most brands need years and years of exposure. The bags appeared everywhere – worn by celebrities and on the street style of the fashion week – two of the most important things in order to succeed. The two met in New York while studying at Parsons […]
Model Wanessa Milhomem @ Select Models; Photographed by Danil Golovkin; Collage Ashkan Honarvar; Stylist Masha Mombelli; Hairstyling Bjorn Krischker; Makeup Yin Lee; Nail art Sophie Harries Greenslade; Photography Assistants Ruslan Rogozin & Mila Nesterova; Stylist Assistants: Marley Raja, Marta Lenzi & Ateser Aldemir.
Emerald – a new book that sees through the history of this precious gem published by Thames & Hudson and having Franca Sozzani to write the preface. The experts Joanna Hardy and Jonathan Self take us in a fascinating journey through the history of this stone, passing through countries like Columbia, Zambia and India. The hypnotic green emerald was and still is an inspiration for houses like Cartier, a lover of Elizabeth Taylor alongside the Catherine the Great of Russia […]
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