The sweetest girl

31/01/2011

Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Clémence Poésy. Super chic Parisienne, delicate as a morning rose petal, with Bambi eyes, peachy skin, soft bow lips and the most amazing sexy accent! I simply adore this girl.

Have you seen her in “In Bruges”? Please do watch the movie if you haven’t.

Photographed by Tesh, she is like a breath of fresh spring air on pages of Marie Claire US – tempting, playful, adorable, marshmallowy sweet cupcake. Love…

Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)
Photo source: Clemence Poesy in Marie Claire US February 2011 (photography: Tesh, styling: Isabel Durpe)

Une chic. Une femme. Une appartement.

30/01/2011

Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
She is a fashion legend, a model, face of Chanel, a muse who inspired Karl for years, an owner of her own fashion label and a woman who breathed second (and very successful) life into Roger Vivier shoe company. Yes, she is Ines de la Fressange.

Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010
And this is her apartment. Unique and chic just like the woman who lives there.  Not a sign of a typical Parisian grey. Instead we are greeted with a delightful and very feminine peony colours, a mix of modern and classic, Perspex and Victorian, art and kitsch and, of course, candles and a bunch of fresh flowers.

This is what I would definitely call “la vie en rose”. In every meaning of it..

Photo source: Ines de la Fressange studio apartment in Paris | Red Magazine March 2010

Weekend sign off

29/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Marie Claire Russia 2010
What kind of girl are you? One with a sweet tooth and love for light as air patisserie creations? Or a girl who can’t imagine her glamorous life without sparkling best friends?

Here are a few mouth watering and mind tempting delights to seduce you…

I am definitely making these meringues soon. What about you?

via fashioned by love | Marie Claire Russia 2010
via fashioned by love | Marie Claire Russia 2010
via fashioned by love | Marie Claire Russia 2010
And a few other treasures that are definitely worth having a look at include these lace beauties * gorgeous lizard earrings * super sweet addition to every girly girl’s wardrobe * something for the little ones * and their fabulous mummies * plus this “oh so La Perla for a price of La Perla button” set * some Chloe magic * a real statement * something very delicate * something very sweet * and, of course, something fashioned by love.
  
Photo source: Marie Claire Russia 2010

Elie Saab Couture Spring 2011

28/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Elie Saab most certainly knows how to create a fairy tale. This year it’s an old Hollywood glamour in a form of dreamy waves and drapes of light as air organza in dusty pinks, dreamy purples, joie de vivre raspberry, muted olive, classic black and silvery white, bunches of delicate flowers, cinched tiny waist accentuated with an adorable sweet satin bow, face oh so au naturel and a simple yet very chic chignons. A stunning dream…

via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 
via fashioned by love | Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Photo source: Elie Saab Couture Spring/Summer 2011 via stylebistro.com

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Campaign

27/01/2011

Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 was one of my favourite if not the most favourite. And how could anyone remain indifferent to those feminine dresses made of white lace? Impossibly irresistible.

The ad campaign appears to be just as stunning as the collection itself.

The black & white photos shot by Steven Klein featuring gorgeous Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulard, Maryna Linchuk and Isabeli Fontana look as if they belong to one of the Italian cinematography classics from the 50s. Beautiful women emotionally involved in passionate affairs of life… What can be more sensual?

Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)
Photo source: Alessandra Ambrosio, Isabeli Fontana, Izabel Goulart, Maryna Linchuk in Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Steven Klein)

Stylish quote

25/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Adriana Lima in Rien a caher | Vogue Paris November 2008 (photography & styling: Carlyne Ceft de Dudzeele)
"Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly."
Epictetus

Photo source: Adriana Lima in Rien a caher | Vogue Paris November 2008 (photography & styling: Carlyne Ceft de Dudzeele)

Make-up inspiration

24/01/2011

via fashionedbylove | make-up inspiration | inStyle May 2010
I love beautiful chic simplicity of these looks, especially the first one. It’s so very French, no? They also remind me of spring freshness. I am feeling inspired to get my make up brushes our and experiment.

via fashionedbylove | make-up inspiration | inStyle May 2010
via fashionedbylove | make-up inspiration | inStyle May 2010
 Photo source: In Style May 2008

Weekend sign off

22/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Julia Hafstrom in Mid-summer stroll | Vogue China May 2014 (photography: Camilla Akrans, styling: Sissy Vian)
Every girl deserves a little moment of me time in weekend. To relax with a romantic book, flick through the pages of a fashion magazine, watch a romantic movie or have a bubble bath.

Simply because she is a girl. And every girl deserves to be spoilt a little.

via fashioned by love | Julia Hafstrom in Mid-summer stroll | Vogue China May 2014 (photography: Camilla Akrans, styling: Sissy Vian)
Photo source: Julia Hafstrom in Mid-summer stroll | Vogue China May 2014 (photography: Camilla Akrans, styling: Sissy Vian)

Living twice

21/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Kate Moss in "Home SPA" | Vogue Italia December 1995 (photography: Sante D'Orazio)
How often do you read credits that scroll down TV screen as soon as a movie is over? I never really bothered looking through those tiny writings, the font size and the amount never seemed appealing enough. Once or twice, however, I did sit down staring at them to find out a name of a song or a novel that inspired a movie. This is how I discovered "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes... I always loved the movie, but never thought of reading the book. Strangely enough, because usually I start with a book and then watch a movie if I feel like it.

This was a different story. The movie is wonderful, but the book is amazing... I bought it because I just wanted to free my mind and relax... Call it escapism on a budget.

I began reading without expecting too much, just another beautiful story, but as soon as the first few sentences saturated my mind I felt like I was reading a dreamy poetic memoirs, so beautiful, it's hard to describe it in words. It's all feelings and emotions, warm, airy and full of sunshine.

The story is all about starting a new life in Italy, buying the legendary Bramasole and restoring it, and beautiful musings on Italian living, culture, traditions, cousine and history.

I read it little by little, every night before I went to sleep, savouring every word, every sentence as if it was something precious. There aren't many books that would make me experience this kind of blissful pleasure and this one certainly did. Every night I fell asleep feeling absolutely happy...

"To re-create something in words is like being alive twice" she writes.... I guess, this is another reason why I am writing all this. I've been stressed over so many things in the past year that I have seemed to ignore the beauty of life, little moments....

Suddenly I felt as if I walked by it... It's so cruel and so not like me. It's a sudden flash of realisation that life is so much more than work and daily worries that come and go and, at one point or another, won't feel significant any more, they won't matter, but life always will.

I decided to get back to writing my naive little notes on life’s simple pleasures, physical or emotional because they will always find their special place in a corner of my mind. They will be a part of my "meaningful happy past" and getting back to it will make my future even more beautiful...

Photo source: Kate Moss in "Home SPA" | Vogue Italia December 1995 (photography: Sante D'Orazio)

Donna Karan Spring 2011 Campaign

18/01/2011

via fashioned by love | Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Patrick Demarchelier)
As beautiful as art. Timeless, sophisticated and sensual fashion fairy-tale. Feminine, ethereal, delicate sand-coloured fabrics that caress beautiful curves in such a dreamy way so that we really notice a WOMAN who wants to feel beautiful and free. I absolutely love this collection and adore Spring/Summer 2011 campaign photographed by Patrick Demarchelier.

via fashioned by love | Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Patrick Demarchelier)
via fashioned by love | Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Patrick Demarchelier)
via fashioned by love | Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Patrick Demarchelier)
Photo source: Abbey Lee Kershaw & Karlie Kloss in Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 campaign (photography: Patrick Demarchelier)