Monday, August 30, 2010

Bad Beauty Trend: Do not follow!!!!

Don’t do it! Don’t even think about it! This is me practically begging you not to follow this fantastic this recipe for disaster of a beauty trend even if it becomes all the rage. Because we know how editorials tend to be imitated especially when it comes from Vogue Italia and yes it looks really cool but only in the context of this particular story, it won’t look this hot in real life unless you are the singer of an indie band and wear it on stage in all your gritty glory under harsh lights.
On the other hand the styling on this editorial is fantastic, emphasis on the humongous neckies!!!!
So thanks Vogue Italia for the refresher on toxic beauty trends…



You can enjoy the full editorial at FGR 
Also remember to follow me at Bloglovin'

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hair crushing 60's Deneuve

Sure her style has always been fantastic, sexy but not flashy and always quite elegant, but Catherine Deneuve’s hair in the 60’s was a wild beast with a life of its own, I’m in awe and need to find a way to reproduce it on my head!!!!


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Let's rock a little mystery

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Shall we bring the veil back???? Think about all the mystery points it can give your look!!!
Com'on let's ditch the sunglasses and be more approachable Daphne Guinness style.
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btw this pic tnx to the wonderfull eye of Irving Penn.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I want some fans!

Johnny Weir has a Balenciaga tree, what? Exactly. Until a few minutes ago I was blissfully unaware of this gem (tnx The Cut). The man has fans capable of spending tiny fortunes so he can have a coat rack filled with expensive bags. Why? Who are this people? And where can I find some for me? Ahhh so many questions my pretty head is spinning in disbelieve.
Have you ever spent money on a present for your favorite athlete/singer/actor/reality TV “star”? If you have can you tell me why?
Anyways I’m not asking for a Balenciaga bag tree (well not just yet ja!) but if you think you can be my fan then follow me A.S.A.P. and show me some luv! (coz I luv you 2)

yesterday's healthy lunch

I ate something healthy yesterday and I liked it, the recipe was tweaked from one I saw online to fit what I had available. I’m not a big salad as a main course fan but this was delicious. So in lack of any outfit demonstrations I bring you food pics!
The dish looks messy but I promise it was good.

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It’s a tuna salad with onion/garlic croutons, carrot, bell pepper, raisins, cabbage and a simple dressing of vinegar and olive oil (no Thousand Island this time), very fresh and filling.

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It was too good to be true as a few minutes later I drank this:

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Then procrastinating from my packing duties (yeah that’s still going on, I’m finishing I promise) I had a little fun with Supie in the backyard, trying to get him in the mood to pose for some pics.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Liebe Marlene

I am at heart a gentleman.
Marlene Dietrich






Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.
Marlene Dietrich





Do you know what to do with your legs?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Micro Wave: Tao Okamoto for Vogue China

So I’m seating here staring at the screen with the soundtrack of a thunderstorm and a cup of coffee trying to contain my desire to snack on something to entertain myself (I just ate lunch so there is no reason for a pick me up... it’s the boredom…yeah I know... it happens sometimes).
The next best thing? Staring at the food porn provided by food blogs like Joy the Baker.
But if you need to pass time in a less virtually caloric way this editorial for Vogue China (isn’t VC coming up with amazingness these days?) starring the stunning Tao Okamoto photographed by Sølve Sundsbø,the styling was done by Marie Chaix from Self Service mag origins and an editorial fave of mine for Vogue Nippon called Power in the Mix.
Ahh yeah feast on the Miu Miu love emanating from the yellow dress.

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Baci darlings!
Images via FGR

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eyola's editorial-like lookbook

An interpretation of Victorian clothes and color schemes tweaked for modern aesthetics is the core of what Eyola contributes to the fashion sphere.
Her collections are limited edition “Octettes”, eight designs each standing on its own as an individually crafted piece rather than part of the bigger collective which is how most designers choose to work.
What is really captivating for me is the way her clothes are photographed, for a designer it is always important to create a lookbook that best represents her/his particular vision of a collection as well as the identity of the brand and what it stands for.

Several things come to mind when watching her images, like medieval hairstyles on the second and more luxe set of pictures (that have nothing to do with Victoriana…maybe the idea was to represent the elaborate hats but to me they are closer to something worn by a middles ages heroine) but rather than analyzing the images I find it better to enjoy them as a whole, they look like they belong on a fashion magazine editorial rather than a tool the brand sends out to buyers, press and the rest.

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Images tnx to Eyola

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Black leather clothes my heart desires!

What started with an itty bitty leather bralette has evolved in the last two days into a full blown obsession with all things black leather, honestly I don’t get it since the weather is not leather friendly at the moment not even the very thin ones, but hey I’ll just roll with it.
Is this what being trapped in Natalia Brilli’s world feels like? (Remember her black leather rock band? Yeah me too, thinking on the amount of work that went into it makes me dizzy).

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Yesterday it was all about pants, available shapes, what I would wear with them, etc. It's a mix of refined and quirky in a black and blush color scheme which is weird since I tend to gravitate to bright colors, crap I might be returning to the black & blue wardrobe phase or maybe it’s all this rain influencing my color choices? I also love top hats at the moment so it was fun to squeeze one into the looks with a mustache ring for humor (as in the mustache said hat is associated with…a la Gangs of NY).
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Today it was all about skirts and how many I could cram together in the image with their accoutrements, this time the scarf became a belt and a plaid shirt a jacket (most likely with rolled up sleeves) and again a masculine note showed up in the shape of a bow tie illustration on a white T. Also some color was involved!

Ok so now all I need is a few thousand Benjamin’s to buy all my pretty outfits *sigh*

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