Saturday, May 25, 2013

THE GREAT GATSBY

 

The recently released film by Baz Lurhman, is based on F.Scott Fitzgerald  (1896-1940) famous novel by the same name. The novel from 1925 -"explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz age that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American dream".

The movie have not had the best reviews. . . It should be too superficial with less focus on the story. With present designers as Pradas interpretation of the style and the soundtrack contemporary music like Jay-Z and Beyoncé. . .
it sounds more like a show-off. But of course I´ll have to see for my self.

Here is a few pictures from the 1974 movie adaption of the novel instead.

 Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in the Movie from 1974

Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby

Photo credit: Paramount pictures

Nevertheless the movie about the Roaring twenties is probably going to be a big trendsetter and inspiration for fashion to come. . . we already saw that in some of the latest designer collections.

The Roaring twenties, was a reaction to the the first world war, where people wanted to forget and celebrate peace. That led to excesses and eventually the big collaps on wallstreet in 1929. 

It´s a fascinating period, that I wrote about  in my Costume exam when I gra- duated, back then. . . but my  starting point was Europe and especially Berlin, with Christopher Isherwood famous novel: Goodbye to Berlin as inspiration. The novel that was the base of the musical and film Cabaret. I will try to find it and post about it in time. . .

Thursday, May 23, 2013

BUCKLE UP !


This past saturday Denmark won The Eurovision song Contest in Malmø, Sweden with the song "Only teardrops" with Emmelie de Forest. Not an obvious winner in my eyes. . .

Already the day after all the hype about, where the Event should take place in Denmark and who is going to be the presenters started. But what I am anti- cipating is, who is going to do the dresses for the participants and the Hostess when that time comes.

Can we find a host that matches the swedish comedienne and hostess, Petra Mede, who did a great job and looked fabulous in the pink galadress from Jean Paul Gaultier.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

SHOPPING EXPECTATIONS!

This past weekend we went shopping for clothes. . . at a near by shopping center. We were looking for a nice summer jacket and some shirts.
But unfortunately all in vain. Because we didn´t find anything we really liked. . .
All I know is, that I have to make my own clothes from now on, like I used to.

I´m just wondering why all the men stores we went in to, wasn´t more diffe- rent. Everywhere the had the same kind of stuff just in various quality and price range. In other words they played it pretty safe. None of the shops really stood out. . .

-Like for instance the newest collection from Issey Miyake as seen below. . .


Issey Miyake, Menswear Fall 2013

Maybe danish guys are not that fashion conscious after all. Do you agree ? Share your thoughts or +1 below.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

LA HAUTE COUTURE Á L’HONNEUR


For your information, if you didn´t know! Right now, The City Hall of Paris is celebrating Haute Couture with this exhibition. It gives you a great opportu- nity to admire some exceptional examples of haute couture dresses and outfits, selected among the most beautiful pieces in the Galliera Museum collections. 

The exhibition tells the story of what we today call a luxury industry, cha- racterised by creativity and high expertise, created by flamboyant designers and uniquely talented seamstresses.

A must see for everyone who loves and admires the history, design and craft of Haute Couture. Follow this link to all the paractical information and see the teaser.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

PUNK: CHAOS TO COUTURE


A new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum in New York, was launched a few days ago with The Met Gala - a Benefit to celebrate the exhibition.

The Exhibition is about how influential punk has been, how it has affected designers and their work in so many ways.

But when you look at all the guests at the benefit, very few seem to under- stand what punk was all about. It´s not about looking nice and beautiful. On the contrary, it´s about attitude and very rebellious, unconventional and therefor creative. Follow this link and look who didn´t get it. Here is a few who got it. . .

 Debbie Harry

Zandra Rhodes

Miley Cyrus

 Sarah Jessica Parker

 Christina Ricci

 Madonna