Friday, July 29, 2011

Our Lord & Saviour Bags F/W 11/12

Our Lord & Saviour returns with its second collection keeping its emphasis on sophisticated classic shapes with subtle touches of its acclaimed controversial Christian iconography.

Olympus Teneo Clutch Shiny Black Python

Olympus Teneo Clutch Rose Gold Python

Olympus Teneo Clutch Sapphire Lizard

Olympus Teneo Clutch Natural Ring Lizard

Rosary Sac

Winged Putto Tote

Picture source: Our Lord & Saviour

Which bag is your favourite? How do you like the two new styles?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Burberry Prorsum Men Bags F/W 11/12







Copyright: Burberry

With such FANTASTIC men-bags around, there is no excuse left for men to carry bagpacks or nylon notebook bags.

I love these bags and would love to wear number 1 - 5 myself. With so many great men-bags around I think we`re heading for a culture of unisex bags and I mean that in a good way - classic style shared, truly matching both sexes.

Which bag is your favourite?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Anna Dello Russo looking gorgeous in Roberto Cavalli

Anna Dello Russo in a Roberto Cavalli evening gown at the 'The White Fairy Tale Love Ball' held wednesday 6 July 2011 in Crespieres, France.

Picture source: Getty Images

Links a la Mode - this week`s 20 best blog posts voted by the Independent Fashion Bloggers

+ Alex Drake Vintage: 10 Things I Like About the 1980s
+ Angela Osborn: 6 Lessons Learned from Coco Chanel
+ Any Second Now: Heartfelt lessons and thanks in this first year of blogging.
+ Beautifully Invisible: We Are Women. We Are Beautiful. We Are Real.
+ Beyond Fabric: On personal style and individuality—because redundant is the last thing you want to be.
+ Blah Blah Becky: Proof that it’s always worth trying a trend: cropped tops without muffin top.
+ Boheme Noir: Fashion Show Coverage: Roberto Cavalli S/S 12 Menswear
+ Bubbling with Elegance and Grace: Fashion Designer Exhibitions: Is this the new trend?
+ By Anika: Closet check: Do your clothes make you feel good about your self?
+ College-Style: #Trending in Milan: Using Twitter to keep up with girls’ and guys’ fashion #trends
+ Divergent Musings: Five ways that blogging has improved my life (it can improve yours too)!
+ Grit & Glamour: Worker V:2.0 (Ode to the Pencil Skirt)
+ Hippie Lace: You Cast Your Spell On Me: Spell & The Gypsy Collective
+ Idee Fixe: Kindness: A Tale of Kindness, Generosity, and a Vintage Coat
+ KP Fusion: In the business of blogging, is style really subjective?
+ My Orange Stilettos: Just because you’re short doesn’t mean you can’t wear a midi.
+ Oranges and Apples: On “going out” clothes and sexual attractiveness.
+ Seamstress Stories: Boundaries on body confidence and a culture of bonding through body bashing.
+ Style Sizzle: 10 fashion lessons learned from living in the desert.
+ The Stylish Butterfly: The advantages of being the worst dressed—it works for Helena Bonham Carter!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Roberto Cavalli F/W 11/12 Campaign by Mert & Marcus


The Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2011-2012 advertising campaign stars Natasha Poly, Mariacarla Boscono and Karen Elson. They are exceptional muses of the Florentine designer, who chose to use women with different personalities and appearances through which to represent his collection. Each of them embodies a characteristic of the Cavalli women: sensuality, sweetness and determination.


Mert & Marcus, who have for many seasons interpreted the spirit of the Maison Cavalli collections, shot the campaign in Black Park, a beautiful location not far from London.

Nature and the clothes come together. Set in a charming woodland, flowers, trees and leaves create a magical, mysterious and enchanting atmosphere. The setting is complemented by three elegant creatures, while at the same time a kaleidoscope of images created by mirrors and refractions of light are unfolding.


In a dream-like and metaphorical setting, the duality of a woman is expressed by armour-like clothing, animated with bright metallics: a light that is turned on and shapes the body from within, that sculpts the female anatomy and transforms it, rendering it futuristic, ready to embark on the path to a new sensuality.


Copyright: Roberto Cavalli

Photographers: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot
Creative Director: Eva Cavalli
Hair Stylist: Anthony Turner
Make-up Artist: Ayako Yoshimura
Location: Black Park - Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England
Music: mixed exclusively for the video by DJ Nick Corline using the models' voices

How do you like this sensual & beautiful campaign?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

All about Chanel`s Prefall 2011 Paris - Byzance Make-up

Chanel`s Prefall 2011 'Paris - Byzance' collection was opulent, luxurious and majestic. Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Philips created the make-up to match it with limited edition Chanel products.

The following Chanel products were used to create the runway make-up:

Skin prepared with HYDRAMAX + ACTIVE Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin

The Complexion
VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15
POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
ÉCLAT LUMIÈRE Highlighter Face Pen

The Eyes
REGARD SIGNÉ DE CHANEL in Topkapi (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Rouge (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
LE CRAYON LEVRES Precision Lip Definer in Rouge
LE CRAYON KHÔL Intense Eye Pencil in Clair
LE CRAYON YEUX Precision Eye Definer in Brun Teak
LE CRAYON SOURCILS (available August 2011)

The Cheeks
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Or (Exclusive Creation, available June 2011)
JOUES CONTRASTE Powder Blush in Moca

The Lips
SOIN TENDRE LEVRES Hydrating Lip Treatment SPF 15

The Nails
LE VERNIS Nail Colour in Beige Petale on the hands (Summer 2011 Makeup Collection, available May 2011)

The inspiration for the look was famous mosaic portrait of Theodora, the Empress of the Byzantine Empire Mosaic from the Saint-Vital de Ravenne Basilica. She lived in the 6th century and was empress of Byzantium from 527-548, probably having been the most influential and powerful woman in the empire's history.

“The portrait gave me a focus point : the red eye shadow/liner that she wears on the arch of her eyebrows. This look is all about light and rich textures. The choreography between gold, bronze, black and red can be easily personalized according to the desires of each woman.” (Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of Chanel Makeup)

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Top 10 Picks: Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 11/12







Copyright: SalvatoreFerragamo

This is one of my favourite collections this season! It contains everything I love; classic femininity, pinstripes, glencheck, leather, fur & 1940s inspirations.

Which look is your favourite? Are you happy about the return of classic & classy cuts and prints?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Retrospective: Christian Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano: F/W 2000 - Masquerade & Bondage

How do you like the collection? Which look is your favourite?

Do you think Haute Couture should become more provocative again?