27 November 2011

Karlie Kloss and a perfect take on oriental revival

The word breathtaking springs to mind, though for what exactly I’m not even sure. The oriental gardens teeming with a vast array of plant and animal life? The rich hues of makeup that turn Karlie Kloss' eyes and lips into exotic jewels, or perhaps the oriental-inspired hair that’s been immaculately twisted into circular shapes and embellished with lush flowers? Truth is that it is impossible to single out just one element of this shoot by Alexi Lubomirski: the ‘breathtaking’ label is what’s applied when all of those things and more come together into one beautiful picture, like an artwork that draws your eye from place to place as you grasp each detail in turn.

But while there’s much to admire for enjoyment’s sake, there’s also much to take away. The opulent styling in this Vogue Germany editorial is a perfect melding of 1920s fashion and oriental inspirations. It seems proof that the former era’s fascination with the latter culture is the bigger revival than the culture alone. If the early half of the 20th century was engaged in creating luxurious interpretations of all things exotic, then we’re now engaged in revisiting their interpretations. As fashion trends go, it’s a dream within a dream as hazy and alluring as the mists that weave their way through the Oriental gardens Karlie inhabits. 

Kloss Vs Moss

Alexi Lubomirski captures Karlie Kloss in Ralph Lauren for the December issue of Vogue Deutsch. This is Kloss’ eighth international Vogue cover. But, despite her current popularity, Kloss is a long way from equalling the Vogue cover archive of Kate Moss, who has more than 50 international Vogue cover appearances under her belt! See Kate Moss' international Vogue covers here :)

Kloss, whose coming-of-age was complete when she made her Victoria’s Secret catwalk debut last week, has previously appeared on the covers of Vogue Italia,Vogue Korea,Vogue Turkey,Vogue Portugal and Vogue China -as well as the cover of TeenVogue in the US. Although she has also graced countless editorials in the US and UK, she is yet to secure her cover debut in either country.

19 November 2011

Versace for H & M - my top 10 picks!

Versace for H & M Collection is finally here! We’ve been teased with lots of leaked campaign images for this collection, but now the long wait is over as the full Versace for H & M collection is finally revealed! It went on sale in 300 stores worldwide and online, but the website soon crashed due to the heavy demand. Here in Thessaloniki it was available only on the central H & M Store on Tsimiski Street. I was completely shocked on how people can go crazy about clothes just because they are being labelled 'Versace'!  Yesterday was the first day the Collection hit the stores here in Greece and I can describe it with only one word: P-A-N-I-C! OMG it was the first time I saw a thing like that: people were waiting in long lines for 5 or 6 hours and some were even throwing a few elbows for coveted pieces haha that was CRAZY!

Anyway, the prices range from 19.95 for a pair of earrings up to 249for Anna Dello Russo's studded leather dress. The other dresses range from 129 to 199. Expensive for H & M, but cheap for Versace, which is the whole point of these collabs, isn't it? There are even some homeware items, like pillows and throw blankets.

Here are some of my favourite items!

The perfect little black dress with cut-out details and detailing on the waist - very Versace!  (129)

A printed scarf. It will add a little spice to any outfit! (25,95€)

Yellow silk dress. I love the colour! (179€)

Black leather sandals. Chic and classy! (99€)

 Black silk dress (129)

This pair of red earrings is so cute and girlie I think it would be one of the first items to be sold out! (19,95)

 And the matching ring!  (19,95)

The black studded leather jacket! Not another leather jacket - this one really rocks ;) (199€)

Studded leather dress (249€)

Hot pink handbag. Also available in black, but I really love the bubble-gum pink colour of this one! (99€)

Check out the whole collection here :)

14 November 2011

Giambattista Valli

Nobody does a red quite like Giambattista Valli!

Giambattista Valli is an Italian fashion designer from Rome, Italy. This amazing red dress is from his very first haute couture collection which took place in Paris in July 2011. The show met profound critical acclaim from the fashion community, being hailed by journalists as a significant achievement. Check out the rest of the collection  here :)


27 October 2011

Editorial - Sasha Pivovarova & Anja Rubik for Vogue October 2011 Issue

Fatale? - Sasha Pivovarova and Anja Rubik pose for Mert & Marcus, who capture them in a set of black & white shots for the October 2011 issue of Vogue Paris.

Magazine: Vogue Paris
Issue: October 2011
Title of the editorial: Fatale
Models: Sasha Pivovarova and Anja Rubik
Photographer: Mert & Marcus
Stylist: Emmanuelle Alt

RiRi is back!

Rihanna has just released a brand new video for "We Found Love"! It's the first single from her upcoming album "Talk That Talk". Guys put down the glow sticks, this song just got so much more intense! I'm sure this song is definitely gonna be one of the top songs of 2011 and this video... damn! It kinda reminds me of the movie Requiem for a dream (one of my favorite movies - ever!).

The concept behind the video is that love is like a drug
It was directed by Melina Matsoukas ("Hard", "S&M", "Rude Boy", "Rockstar 101"), and it tells the story of two young people driven not only by their dangerous passion for one another, but an equally dangerous passion for drugs. While their experiments with drugs certainly plays a big part in the story, their abusive relationship also helps weave the tale of the couple, played by Rihanna and British model/boxer Dudley O'Shaughnessy. The video is so intense and emotional.. just  a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

Enjoy ;)

"It’s like you’re screaming and no one can hear.
You almost feel ashamed that someone could be that important that without them you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts.
You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you.
And when it’s over and it’s gone, you almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back, so that you could have the good...."

Inspiration #1

26 October 2011

Gossip Girl launches a clothing line!

Warner Bros, the producer of Gossip Girl, has announced that there will soon be a clothing line dedicated to the hit television series, which is actually set to be released in the US this fall to coincide with the launch of the series 5th season.

Go on, admit it! You only watch Gossip Girl so you can swoon over the incredible outfits worn by the programme’s two heroines Blake Lively and Leighton Meester! Their outfits are usually right on trend, and their looks are copied by adoring fans all over the world. However, it’s been a while since their actual antics kept us glued to the screens like it was four series ago.

Well, the good news is that Warner Bros. decided to produce a G.G. clothing line! They have teamed up with the brand "Romeo & Juliet Couture" to produce this new line which will include shirts, blouses, etc that all draw their inspiration from Serena and Blair’s respective styles.

All that remains for us is to buy our tickets to New York, since the clothes will be on sale in major stores in N.Y. such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue!


24 October 2011

Welcome to my new followers :D

OMG it’s been soooooo long since my last post! I can’t and I won’t make up any excuses. The truth is that I just didn’t feel like blogging. I didn’t even want to read any blogs so please forgive me if I haven’t stopped by your blog for some time now. It’s nothing personal, I simply needed a big break from it all. I will slowly get back in the game, so bear with me ;)

Btw, I'd also like to say a very BIG WELCOME to all new followers!
I look forward to keeping in touch with you and any feedback or comments are always welcome :)
I'm always happy to see new faces pop up on my followers list and I'd love to return the visit and see your blogs too! So if you have a blog, you can leave a comment here with your blog address so that I'd drop by. It won't be long and I will catch you soon ;)


10 July 2011

Editorial - Vogue Magazine July 2011

Peter Lindbergh shoots Lara Stone, Frida Gustavsson and Alexander Skarsgård for Vogue's US July 2011 editorial. This sophisticated editorial, named ‘Spellbound’, is ispired by 1940's film noir elegance. Styled by Grace Coddington, a subtle melodramatic story of a femme fatale is told through the lens of Peter Lindbergh. It features Lara Stone in the leading role and Frida Gustavsson in fall’s latest collections accompanied by the actor Alexander Skarsgard. It is undoubtedly one of the best editorials of the month (of course we wouldn't expect anything less than this from Vogue!)

Enjoy :)

Magazine: Vogue USA
Issue: July 2011
Title of the editorial: ‘Spellbound’
Models:  Lara Stone, Frida Gustavsson and Alexander Skarsgård
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh

09 July 2011

Street Chic

Get a fade this summer with a dip-dyed shirt dress!

Photo: Melanie Galea
Source: Elle Magazine

05 July 2011

H & M teams up with Versace!

According to the New York Daily News, Versace is the latest couture house to collaborate with H & M on an exclusive designer collection, following the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Comme des Garçons, Jimmy Choo and, most recently, Lanvin. Donatella Versace will design the the cheap 'n' chic retailer's Fall Collection. The collection set to debut on Nov. 17, 2011.

"The exclusive collection will look back to the vibrant heritage of the brand, full of leather, print, color and exuberance in exclusive mate- rials at fantastic H&M prices," according to a press release.

"Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times, and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant - everything Versace stands for. This is such a celebratory collaboration and it is perfect for the party sea- son,” said Margareta van den Bosch, the creative advisor at H & M.

The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H & M and Versace fans everywhere.

01 July 2011

Summertime Collection by H&M

See the entire Summer 2011 Collection by H & M here :)

Chanel Cruise 2012 Collection

The beachy background of the Hotel du Cap on the French Riviera's Antibes was the ideal setting for a sea of bright sunny yellow suits, black and white color-blocked maillots (many of which were worn with coordinating top hats) and other light summer separates in classic pinstripes, all courtesy of mastermind Karl Lagerfeld.

Inspired by Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan, the married movie star and royal socialite who once frequented the halls of Hotel du Cap, Chanel Cruise 2012 looks were decked out in real diamonds and pearls and took spectators to just about every high-class jetsetter destination; from the beach to society events.

See below for a few runway highlights :)

For more runway photos and front row highlights click here :)