Friday, July 29, 2011

A NICE QUOTE. . .


"Fashion fades, only Style remains the same."
Coco Chanel

Is one of my favourite quotes. I think it is all about consciousness when you dress. When you make an effort, personal style will always stand out and look contemporary.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

VERY VALENTINO


As promised my review on the first of the three fashiondocumentaries I´ve got yesterday. Valentino, The last Emperor, from 2008.

A late review, but never the less a fascinating glimpse of the glamorous world of the famous italien couturier,  Valentino Garavani, who is devoted to beauty of all kinds. He is known to do very feminine and romantic dresses.

The film follows Valentino and his inner circle throughout various events and mainly takes place around the preparation for the celebration of his 45 years anniversary.

It shows his lifelong personal and professional relationship with his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. But the best part for me was to be able to see the cou- turiers workingprocess from design to the final  fashionshows. It is a very fascinating process, where everything is handmade.

The documentary seemed genuine, because we also got to see the challen- ges that he and the people around him has to deal with. It is hereby recom- mended.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

HOLIDAY SURPRISE!


Originally the plan was to spend the holiday at our nice new community-garden, to fix it and relax.

The first week went fine, but what to do when the weather isn´t that nice ?

Watch this compilation of recent fashion-movies, that my partner just bought me of course. I´ll post a review later on.

Make the most out of it and have a nice Holiday out there, where ever you are.

Friday, July 15, 2011

BACK TO THE CORE OF HAUTE COUTURE


-with Azzedine Alaïa, who just showed his first much anticipated Haute Cou- ture show in eight years.

Alaia is a couturier/designer who doesn´t need to reinvent the big wheel every season, but edit and refine his clothes to perfection.

He sets his own agenda. He takes his time and doesn´t show before he is rea- dy and have something to show. As a Couturier, Alaïa is in the same leaque as Madame Gres and Balenciaga.

I have to say, that I really like his approach to his metier. . . That´s how the world of Haute Couture  should be. I wouldn´t mind working for him.

Azzedine Alaia dressing Grace Jones


Grace Jones as Mayday in A View to a Kill, 1985


Read an interesting interview with Alaia on Virgine Magazine here and see the latest collection and Tim Blanks review on Style.com here.

Friday, July 08, 2011

A VIEW. . .


-from The Salon/my working-enviroment. . .

It is here we meet and from here all the creations arise and take place.

Make an appointment without any obligation and find out more about possibilities, prices and what I can do for you. My passion is to make your dreams and fantasies come true. . .

Sunday, July 03, 2011

FABULOUS WEDDINGS

Photo: Getty Images

Two fabulous weddings took place this weekend and was of course covered extensively by the media.

The Rock´n roll wedding of supermodel Kate Moss and Jamie Hince of The Kills in the Cotswolds in England friday.
Kate Moss looked very pretty wearing a weddinggown of her long time friend, John Galliano. Respect!
The sheer elegant beaded gown looked very contemporary, even though  inspired by the 1920-30 flapper-style, it suited her perfectly.

The second wedding was The Royal wedding of long time bachelor Prince  Albert of Monaco, who finally was getting married to his fiancée of five years, South-African swimmer, Charlene Wittstock.
Even though the rumours about a third illegitimate child on his side almost  made the bride cancel the wedding last week. Appearently she tried to es- cape and made it to the airport, but was stopped and held back. Of course officials denies everything. But just think about all the money that are in- volved, the prestige, the sponsors etc. Even if it´s not true, it´s a good story. . .

For the civil wedding friday Charlene Wittstock wore a light blue Chanel-ensemple by Karl Lagerfeld, who is a long time friend of the Grimaldi-family.

In my opinion not to compare with the stylish weddingensempl Grace Kelly wore at her and Prince  Ranier´s civil wedding in 1956 though. A suit designed by Helen Rose, who also did her famous weddinggown. See my previous post on Grace Kelly here.



But Charlene Wittstick really looked stunning in the Wedding-gown from Armani Privée at the Ceremoni yesterday.
It was a very contemporary, simple, but heavily beaded column gown with draped shoulders and a long, trailing fishtail skirt and an extensive train attached.




Photos: Associated Press

The designers strategic nursing of their future clients payed off once again. I´m sure the gowns were gifts, because the publicity Chanel and Armani gets, makes it all worth while. For more facts on the wedding, check here.

Friday, July 01, 2011

A FASHION MOMENT. . .


Lisa Fonssagrives by Irving Penn

-Is a moment when fashion made a difference in your life. It made you feel happy, georgeous, confident, sexy etc.
I would like to invite you to share such a moment in a new feature on my blog, called "My Fashion Moment".
What ever you stumpled upon, purchased or got as a gift, that meant some- thing special for you,  share your experience and get some feed-back. . .

Dovima by Richard Avedon