Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Links a la Mode (April 25th)

Links a la Mode

Be Yourself

With summer fast approaching, we're all taking it easy when it comes to putting on a show. Summer is always more laid back, down to earth and relaxed... a perfect time to reflect on the madness that is everyday life. This week's roundup did a lot of reflecting, from the poses we put on for our blogs, the hamster wheel of personal style on the web, going modest when everyone else is baring it all, letting our hair be it's natural beautiful self, and even embracing your "eye bags." If you're wondering if fashion blogging is shallow or conscious or if Galliano deserves forgiveness this is the roundup for you this week! If you're just looking for some excellent DIYs for the weekend, we've even got a great floral crown, handstamped jewelry, and shirt dyeing project for you!

Links à la Mode: April 25th, 2013

  SPONSOR: New Shopbop Jamie Wolf, LMF, Veronica Brett, Kelacala Q, Heidi London, Voltaire Zadig, Notte, R Rodriguez, Ben Amun, Clare Vivier, & La Mer

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 13 Runway Details

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Picture copyright: Catwalking.com

Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE to see some eccentric make-up and kitsch details on the runway again! This is what fashion shows should be all about: a big, fun SHOW - the runway is the space for the wild, crazy, artistic ideas and every designer should use it as such! Makes me long for the days when every season had spectacular John Galliano / Christian Dior and Christian Lacroix shows! 
YAY for Vivienne Westwood for having the craziest, bravest, wildest, feminine & beautiful ideas since over 25 years without ever being boring! 
What are your favourite details? Which would you wear yourself?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 13 Backstage

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Picture copyright: Catwalking.com

How do you like the styling & make-up?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 13

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Picture copyright: Catwalking.com

I love this collection and would wear every single look of it - it`s glamorous, it`s street style, it`s young, it`s classical, it`s lady-like, it`s edgy - only Vivienne Westwood can merge all these contrasts into one unique style: Westwood style! *LOVE*  
What do you like best about the collection?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jil Sander opens stores in Beijing and Shanghai

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Jil Sander has recently opended two new mono-brand stores in China – in Shanghai and Beijing. 
 With their international concept, the stores’ arrangement is based on a vocabulary of rigorous forms and
linear solutions. Because of its spatial clarity and formal purity, the architecture offers the pleasure of self
discovery, conveying a diffused harmony feel.
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The Beijing store, located in the China World Mall, comprises of 220 square meters on one level, offering women’s and men’s ready-to-wear as well as shoes, bags, accessories and eyewear.
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In occasion with the astore openings, Jil Sander hosted a fashion-show at Beijing’s ENJOY Museum of Modern Art, staging the latest Fall /Winter 2013 Collections for an audience of personalities, VIP clients, editors, business partners and representatives of the fashion-industry.
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Over 200 guests have gathered together to celebrate the Brand and preview both Men’s and Women’s Fall/Winter 2013 Collections.
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The Shanghai store, situated in the Citic Square, comprises of 180 square meters and offers women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, bags, accessories, eyewear, as well as Jil Sander NAVY ready-to-wear and accessories.
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Pictures © Jil Sander

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Chanel Haute Couture S/S 13 Runway Video (Full Show)

Even though the theatre location adds quite a weird touch to the show I can`t help but love the collection and its atmosphere of dreamy tenderness. Good job, Karl!

How do you like the show and the collection?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' launches with Kaiser Chiefs

1 Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' launches with Kaiser Chiefs 
British band Kaiser Chiefs performed live at the global Burberry flagship store in London on april 22, marking the launch of Live at 121 Regent Street, a series of ticketed music events.

2 Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' launches with Kaiser Chiefs 
The event was attended by over 1000 guests including British actors Tom Hughes, Ophelia Lovibond, Jack Whitehall and Gemma Chan, British models Edie Campbell, Charlotte Wiggins, Charlie France and Callum Turner, British musicians Roo Panes, Life in Film, The Heartbreaks and Will Cameron as well as Otis and Isaac Ferry. 
3 Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' launches with Kaiser Chiefs 
21 Regent Street has recently hosted live performances by British Burberry Acoustic musicians Jake Bugg, Roo Panes and Ren Harvieu, as well as talks by BAFTA and British explorer Olly Hicks. 
Further Live at 121 Regent Street events will be announced later this year with music fans being able to apply for tickets on Burberry.com.
 4 Christopher Bailey and Edie Campbell at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' event Christopher Bailey and Edie Campbell 
5 Charlie France at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' event 
Charlie France 
6 Ophelia Lovibond at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' event 
Ophelia Lovibond 
7 Tom Hughes at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' even 
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8 Charlotte Wiggins at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' event. 
Charlotte Wiggins
9 Roo Panes at the Burberry 'Live at 121 Regent Street' event. 
Roo Panes
Pictures © Burberry

Which other british band(s) should perform at Burberry flagship stores?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Exhibition: Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century

  (Photos removed due to copyright reasons.)

From June 8th until September 8th 2013, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf will be showing the fashion exhibition Alaïa. Azzedine Alaϊa in the 21st century. 
The exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. 
Each room will focus on a different material that Azzedine Alaïa has consistently used over the past decade: velvet, fur, wool, leather, cotton, animal skins, chiffon and knitwear. 
Azzedine Alaïa is one of the last major living couturiers. The exhibition focuses on Alaia's work in the 21st Century. Tunisian-born Azzedine Alaïa is one of the most important fashion designers of the last decades.
The name Alaïa stands for glamour, sensuality, style, cut, self-confidence, comfort and, of course, sex appeal. His tight dresses embraced the bodies of the world’s most seductive and successful women. 

The exhibition Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st century has been compiled by curator Mark Wilson / Groninger Museum, the exhibits have been provided by Azzedine Alaïa.
Accompanying the exhibition, a monograph has been published: Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century. Hardcover, 224 pages.

I`m looking forward to visiting this wonderful exhibition. Forum NRW`s fashion exhibitions are always excellent and a must see! Can`t wait to go.

What do you associate with Alaïa? Which are your favourite dresses/items in the selection above?

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ralph Lauren Runway Details S/S 13

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How do you like the styling & make-up? What are your favourite details?