Archive | December, 2010

Happy Xmas Holidays!

24 Dec

From Vogue Hellas (Greece)

Dear Readers and Friends! I wish you all a merry Xmas and wonderful Holidays in the snow – if you’re as “lucky” as I am!

I will be back on the 3rd of January for more news, gossips, tips and discoveries! I will start writting in French too, to double the fun!

I send you my best wishes for the New Year!! May it be creative, challenging and peaceful, full of Love and Lightness, with as much Fashion as you want and above all enough difficulties to keep it interesting and to become wiser and wiser!

Be the best version of yourself and keep on dreaming big, and it will all be ok 🙂

Love,

L

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Look Book

23 Dec

I just discovered a great website, LOOKBOOK, where anyone from anywhere can upload a photo of their look giving the details of each item… A great way to get style inspiration that doesn’t require to go through a thousand blogs and end up with the boring everyday look anyway because it’s too much work. I find it a really cool concept – even on a cultural level as they get daily posts from Osaka, Amsterdam, Warsaw,… Check it out!

 

Cute Guy From Milano

Lolita Style From Malaysia

Rock Chic Style From Germany

The Fashion Blogger From Paris

And The Pneumonia Style From Germany

What Do You Smell Like?

23 Dec

Existential crisis of the week: I like to have problems when they’re about choice of moisturizing cream, the perfect size for new boots (I’m almost always between 2 sizes, like God wants me to go barefoot), indecision between black or navy, that kind of things. But when these little unsignificant matters become never solved, I don’t find them cute anymore.

The thing is, I change perfume like mood swings and it has started to really bother me not to have a “smell identity“. I admit this sounds like dog language, but when I smell a frangance randomly and it reminds me of someone (can be a good friend or an ex-boyfriend, you never know if the smell will make you smile or sick) I wonder if people are ever reminded of me randomly when they run to catch a train, walk into a store, fight to get the last size 36,… Out-of-the-blue!

I can count in the past 10 years at least 15 differents scents that have been sprayed on my body and none of them have ever lasted more than one (maybe 2, but unfinished) bottle… That’s how I started to collect them and got out of control!

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic

Now finally I picked ONE favorite fragrance, the freshest and discrete one which will never bore me because it’s like pure happiness. However, it turns out to be a summer scent and when I put it on my Xmas list (the 1st bottle is almost dead) I wondered: do I need to have one winter and one summer fragrance? Is life really THAT complicated?

I don’t care if I’ll smell like a blooming orange tree when trees are actually covered in snow looking like bags of bones and I’ll even high-hat all the ladies’ sugar-vanilla flavoured perfumes that give headaches and bad ideas to men. Watch out bitches, I’ll blow your mind with my delicate mandarin-basilic flavoured fists!

Last little bracket of this interlude on my life, I found a battle of perfumes on a blog that confront my innocent Guerlain fruit basket to Marc Jacobs’ Orange Splash. It goes without saying – I didn’t read it (no need to get confused again) but the author seems to takes the perfume case so seriously (which I don’t, at all) I thought I’d share it with you:

Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (with orange blossom, white peony, green tea, ivy, Roman camomile, mandarin, basil, amber and sandalwood) VS Orange Splash by Marc Jacobs (bergamot, mandarin, neroli, tamarind, water mint, freesia, white rose, moss, tonka bean amber, musk and blonde woods)

2011, D-10

21 Dec

It’s time to sit and look back at 2010 and the events that have influenced our lives this year.*

I must admit I didn’t care so much about fashion until 2010 – well I did all my life in an indirect way, which is why I have no savings account – but  this year, I wisely and intently immersed in this fascinating creative universe where colors, shapes, proportions, fabrics and the combinations of all of that makes something that somehow “designs” our identity and defines who we are.

But who can define fashion?

Fashion is an easy fleeting therapy – which is probably one of the reasons why it’s so addictive – and it has the power to make us believe that a change of look will change us inside.

However, fashion has got exceptions, some icons who don’t meticulously follow the trends because their personality is stronger than the flow of fashion. In fact, I wish I could look at the fashion world through their eyes because they represent what most inspires me in this movement of  permanent pursuit of style

All that could be a start for an possible definition… but the nature of fashion is to be constantly redefined.

*…First good thing of 2010 that I will take to 2011: this blog that I created because a patchwork of ideas and sensations suddently grew in my mind and I wanted to share them with anyone who’d find them interesting… Thank YOU!

Phoebe Philo’s Femininity

21 Dec

Celine’s creative director reinvented here Tux Redux as a  strapless jumpsuit. Phoebe wore that look at the British Fashion Council Awards where she was choosen as the Designer of the Year.

Have You Heard?!

17 Dec

French Vogue editor, Carine Roitfeld, announced today she would leave French Vogue end of January, after 10 years of service. The reason of her resignation is to have more time to start concentrating on some personal projects

“It is impossible to overstate Carine’s powerful contribution to Vogue and to the fields of fashion and magazine publishing. Under her direction, Vogue Paris received record levels of circulation, advertising and editorial success,” said Jonathan Newhouse, ceo of Condé Nast International. Her replacement will be announced in the coming weeks.

I can’t wait to know about her new projects and follow her on her new path!

Nicole Richie’s Wedding Dress

16 Dec

To close the little “Nicole Richie theme” (temporarly), I wanted to share with you a photo of her wedding with Joel Madden last Saturday. The dress is one of the 3 Marchesa dresses she wore for the occasion and it was “crafted from more than 100 yards of hand-draped silk organza and tulle petals”, absolutely georgous…

Source: nicolerichiefashion.blogspot.com

Velvet In My Closet

15 Dec

A few days ago, I had a crush on one of Nicole Richie‘s looks, all from her second line, Winter Kate. I analysed more the picture and I managed to come down to ONE item that I would really die to have in my closet (very interesting exercice btw, more or less the same idea as “you end up alone on an island, you can keep just ONE thing – what do you choose?): her georgous blue velvet shorts.

Winter Kate, Saxon Velvet Short, $ 165 (sold out)

Then I saw Alexa Chung created the same shorts for her collection forMadewell and got all happy on my fashion island… But where will I find my winter shorts? …

Alexa Chung for Madewell, $88 (sold out!!)

Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to that question yet, but I’m working on it… Instead, I bought velvet black leggings, because they were 30% off and also because I thought if I’d get really desperate I could cut them shorts.

Velvet Leggings (Remember... leggings are not pants)

Padded Cape/Jacket, Napapijri

15 Dec

Dragging our “duvet” to the street, a way like another to get us out of bed…

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Price: 349,-€ in the stores or online, www.napapijri.com

Chloë Sevigny Resort 2011 For Opening Ceremony

14 Dec

On pre-sale since yesterday, Chloë Sevigny’s 3rd collection for O.C. brings us a cute and casual style, with a touch of glamor in the baby doll dresses she combines with thick platform boots and mules.

The collection includes five dress silhouettes in five prints each—a leopard, a polka dot, a houndstooth, a paisley, and a floral. The T-Shirt are printed with Sevigny’s favorite Robert Mapplethorpe photographs and collages, and the shoe line remains the strong point of her collections…

More information here.

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