Archive | February, 2011

And The Winner Is…

28 Feb

Two pairs of names rocked the Oscars 2011 Red Carpet last night:

Kate (Hathaway) and Cate (Blanchett) in Armani Haute Couture and Halle (Berry) and Hailee (Steinferd) in Marchesa. Their sheer sparkling looks had in common pale and nude tones, with light material such a chiffon and silk tulle ruffles…

The Host Of The Night (With James Franco) Anne Hathaway Here In Givenchy Haute Couture By Riccardo Tisci

Cate Blanchett In Armani Haute Couture Summer 2011, Jewels : Van Cleef & Arpels

And Manchesa…

Halle Berry Wearing A Marchesa Dress

Hailee Steinfeld, The Second Marchesa Look



Savage Beauty

27 Feb

Alexander McQueen was (and still is) to me the most spectacular fashion designer. Indeed, there is nothing about his work that isn’t symbolic, and I would die to see the exhibition Savage Beauty, a selection of his admirable work, taking place at The Metropolitan Museum from May to end of July.

McQueen’s pieces were photographed for the exhibition catalogue by Sølve Sundsbø – who then digitally altered them in order to allow the piece to move. You can see a few of the stunning pieces here below.


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Robert Clergerie

23 Feb

It’s not a secret, I LOVE VELVET. But it can be hard to combine with other fabric, unless it’s shoes – which are sort of the happy ending of your outfit and doesn’t need to have anything to do with the rest of the story, but rather surprise the audience… A lame metaphor that leads us right to the point: velvet shoes are (to me) a fashion must. And these particular ones are the stuff that doll shoe dreams are made of. They are just incredibly feminine and fabulous… They exist in black, turquoise and fushia: Dobi Velvet Criss Cross Heel available at Opening Ceremony. (373$ instead of 745$, damn! I hate it when it’s 50% off and I still can’t afford it…)

Elle Fanning In Robert Clergerie


Jessica Alba In Robert Clergerie

Hogan By Karl Lagerfeld

22 Feb

Have you ever wondered what a pair of sneakers cross-bred with cowboy boots would make? Karl Lagerfeld has. And because he doesn’t like to remain in a doubt, to his credit, he created these weird sneaker-wedge-cowboy boot things in collaboration with THE sneakers master, Hogan (they already had worked together for a FW 10-11 collection)…

Also, because he really hates us to dress casual without a special fashion touch, he created this pair – that I find rather cute:

Already in the stores (where you’ll have to go to find out how much they cost because I couldn’t find any price indication online)

Leggings For Men

22 Feb

Empori Armani tente ce printemps d’introduire la tendance legging dans les vestiaires des hommes, mais y parviendra-t-il vraiment? Les pantalons slims ayant été complétement “décomplexés” peut-être se fera-t-on à l’idée aussi, un jour, de voir les jambes  musclées des garçons galbées dans du nylon… Ou pas. En tous cas, le jour où on en trouvera dans les rayons hommes de H&M on saura que ça y est, le legging sera officiellement asexué.

Quoiqu’il arrive, autant les filles qui oublient d’associer leur pair de collants opaques avec une jupe ou équivalent passent encore (mais c’est quand même très limite), autant les mecs il vous sera sérieusement interdit de pousser trop loin le confort du legging…

L’Hermès En Osier

20 Feb

The new Hermès’ it-bag in osier (Kelly Picnic) is going to become this summer THE bag we’ll wish we’d have to scratch our skin smoothly everytime we make a move, sit with him proudly at a terrace and spend some quality time together, or even go to the market  just to look because nothing really fits in it, it’s just “the idea”… But most importantly, we know it will be part of the history and having it at our arm would make us a liiittle part of it too…

Ladies, squeeze yourself in the legend of Hermès’ most elegant women, for 7650,-€ only…

Marc Jacobs Collection Fall 11 : NY Fashion Week

20 Feb

I was intrigued by this combination of metallic and shiny material and a flair of the 40’s. Check it out:

I was intrigued by this combination of metallic and shiny material with an inspiration of the 40’s

Fashion Compliment

16 Feb

Lucky Blake Lively got the new pair of Louboutin named after her! And Vogue UK relates the cheesy fashion story…

“I went to [Louboutin’s] atelier and I was walking around, like every shoe here is so beautiful and I saw this one pair and I said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it,'” Blake told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on their show Live! With Regis and Kelly. “He said: ‘Do you love it?’ I said: ‘I want to sleep with it under my pillow every night’ and he said: ‘We’re naming it the Blake then.’ It was insane. It’s like my greatest accomplishment.” Isn’t that inspiring?…

Ultimate fashion privilege or big marketing use? She probably doesn’t care, and neither do we. However, noone will turn a fashion piece into a legend like Birkin or other real charismatic women can have in the past – but it’s fair to give “everyone” a chance…

Dear Lover,

12 Feb

I can compromise on your fake leather jacket that make you feel like a rock star, your red kisses print underpants, your old Scottish multicolor scarf that looks like tired floorcloth and maybe even on your Superman T-shirt. But, I won’t follow you anywhere if you ever wear these:

Basket Chuck Taylor All Star Thong Sandal, Converse

And I mean it.


Gaga’s New Vogue Edito Shot In Belgium – For What It’s Worth

12 Feb

Mario Testino photographed US Vogue’s cover with Lady Gaga for their March issue. The shooting took place last november in the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Antwerp.

Inside the magazine, she poses surronded by Thierry Boutemy’s floral creations.

I think that she does great videos but looks tacky as a truck driver’s tattooed arm, and boringly ordinary on paper – whether she’s shot by a lame paparrazi or by one of the Gods of photography, Mario Testino.

Why do celebrities always assume they’re so polyvalent!?

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