Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Annie Lennox Displayed. . .


-The House of Annie Lennox is on display at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London. If you´re a fan, like me and going to London, it´s a must see. Check it out here

Monday, September 26, 2011

GOOD CAUSES. . .

Photo: Satoshi Saikusa



How would the world look, if people like singer Annie Lennox, Cindy Lauper and former Fashion Icon, Bianca Jagger didn´t exist?

They are all making a huge difference, doing what they can, to make the world a better place to live. They are an inspiration and I salute them !

Friday, September 23, 2011

PAY IT FORWARD. . .


 -Is a very good and strong philosophy to live by. . .

When you think about how the past have influenced todays fashion and everything else, you have to pay attention and act towards that. . . Because what ever you do, will also affect the future somehow.

So why not make the most of it and Pay it forward ? Because everything you do, will come/get back to you, one way or another. To make a difference, be aware, be conscious, for a better world. . .

Take a look at one of my favourite movies: "Pay it forward" and get inspired.
Next: People who makes a difference.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

AN ICONIC COLLECTOR


The eccentric heiress, sociality and Fashion Icon, Daphne Guinnes is another great collector of Haute Couture. . .

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has just opened an exhibition that features approximately 100 garments and accessories from her personal
collection, including designs from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, John Galliano for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gab- bana, Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, and Valentino.
Daphne Guinness' own designs are also on display. The exhibition is co-curated by Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at FIT.

As an heiress to the Guiness Brewery and a divorcee to the Greek shipping billionaire Stavros Niarchos, she has the money to buy whatever she likes.
But, after reading this interview from 2007 in The Sunday Times, I kind of like her.

She is fearless and an inspiration for many designers. She even upgraded her own collection by buying the collection of her friend and distant relative,  the late Isabella Blow last year, to preserve and keep it together. That´s nice.


On her way to the funeral of Alexander McQueen last year.
Photo: Style.com


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FASHION INFLUENTAL TELEVISIONS SERIES



Mad Men is an award-winning very popular American dramatic tv-series that aired in 2007 and have had a great impact on the fashionworld since then. -Or is it the other way around ?

Mad Men takes place at an advertising agency in the 1960´es; a very inspiratio- nal decade in fashion. . . that continues to influence the designers of today, all over the world. Especially with an ongoing tv-series like that.

And we are not done yet, because a new British drama tv-series The Hour, inspired by the 1950, taking place at BBC television though, will probably maintain the fashion-influence from that period for a some time. . .


In The Fashion File, the book by the costume designer of Mad men, Janie Bryant, you can find more inspiration and advices, if you´re mad about the 1960.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

THE VERDICT

-of John Galliano is finally annonced. He was found guilty of hate speech influenced by alcohol addiction and prescripted drugs, earlier this year. Read the different reactions from back then here.

He apologized and went into treatment. He will not go to prison, but was is- sued suspended fines of 6000,- euro, if it ever happens again.

Accordingly his lawyer told the media, that he was very reliefed. Luckily he is supported by friends like Kate Moss and Anna Wintour.
I mean, he lost his job at Dior and his own label. Enough is enough. I wish him the best. Read my previous post on the subject here.

WHAT´S UP ?

-and Who is next ?
I am so looking forward to see what New York FashionWeek brings on for Spring 2012. The new collections, predictions, where will fashion go, what are the inspirations. . . See the fashionshows live here or there.

That said, I´m also excited to see who the next Contributor for "My Fashion moment" here on my blog, will be. Don´t hold back, just bring it on !

Lately I have had a few add-suggestions from different companies. But I re- fused, because they didn´t fit in. Afterwards I thought why not ? You might as well get some money out of promoting what you really like.
 
I looked into Google´s AdSense to see what they could offer, but was not attracted. First, because they want exclusivity and I don´t think their layout fits my blog.

I prefer to select the right Sponsors and Advertisers, that I like and that fits my content. It could be everything that is related with fashion, exhibitions, education, lifestyle etc. of a certain quality.

Take a look at my labels or simply ask ! If you have any suggestions, send me a request and we will work something out. My blog is viewed by more than  1000 people from all over the world every month.

Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as Emcee, performing "Money makes the world go around" in Cabaret, one of my favourite movies from 1972.

Monday, September 05, 2011

FASHION INFLUENCES



Where do they come from ?

A big source of inspiration for fashion-designers is often influenced by cul- tural, economical and political changes in society.

Just think of big events like the crash on Wall Street in 1929, the two world- wars, womans liberation in the 1960´s, 9/11 and the reactions afterwards, that have provoked new fashions.

Designers are catalysts and visionairs, who pick up the mood of the present and make interpretations of what they see.

Culturally, movements like hip hop, music and movies also influences and inspires fashion these days.  But the current recession also makes designers  play it more safe and look back to earlier periods of time for in spirations. Like the 1960´ies and 1970´ies in todays fashion.

But I guess each new generation of designers is doing their take on that. That´s why we often see fashion repeats it self. But of course it will be a new interpretation every time. . . because they are influented by the present also.

Fashion is very intriguing, because it always has and will continue to indicate what was going on in society at a certain period of time.