Impressions of spring

28/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
Farewell Winter! Welcome Spring! I’ve missed you… I can’t wait to enjoy you… The air, the sky, the sunshine. I am craving the beauty and warmth of spring so badly and looking forward to my favourite and most gorgeous season.

This stunning editorial is a true reflexion of all the emotions I am feeling right now. It’s such a joy, bliss, happiness… it’s a little bit like flying…

via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
via fashioned by love | Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)
Photo source: Michelle McCallum in Grazia Italy January 2011 (photography: Zoltan Tombor, styling: Sabrina Bolzoni)

Special moments

26/02/2011

via fashioned by love | harper's bazaar uk january 2015
One of the things I’ve learnt about life is that it never quite goes according to the plan and thus, you need to enjoy it here and now while you can.

This lesson made me rethink one of my habits acquired long time ago – saving the best for special occasions. In other words, a pair of shoes that, according to the rule, can only be worn for a special event, or a dress that is carefully preserved waiting for a magical moment, or, as silly as it sounds, a hand-knitted blanket that needs to be used with great care or a tea set that would only come out once a year or so.

Suddenly I asked myself: “Why"? Why keeping all these things away if, in fact, these are the ones that make me feel special and happy. The Cinderella moment may never come, the invitation to a ball may get lost in the post and I may catch a cold because I’d rather not use the precious blanket… And so from that moment I decided to use my little beautiful belongings to create special moments when I want/need them to happen.

Alright, it may be a bit extreme to go grocery shopping in an evening floor length ball gown, but I can certainly wear my favourite coat when I run outside with my dog, or pair my sparkly shoes with a pair of jeans and, for the Love of God, use my cosy blanket while curling up on a sofa and enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and a movie. Have a bath with the best essential oils you can get and pumper your skin with the most delicious moisturiser afterwards – you really deserve it…

I think you’ve got an idea by now… Create special moments. Live your life here and now. Love yourself – not in a vain way, but in a nurturing and caring one. And yes, put your best outfit on and enjoy weekend feeling like a beautiful Princess on date with her life!

Photo source: Harper's Bazaar UK January 2015

Fulvio Bonavia: delicious fashions

25/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
I heard of Fulvio Bonavia back in 2008 when his first book, A Matter of Taste, was released. The book contained photos of gorgeous fashion creations made of edible elements.
Truly, Michelin Star worthy delicious Haute Couture, the photo tome was full of gorgeous and fascinating fashion creations made of edible elements! The images teased your taste buds and style sense by showing a new dimension of culinary art giving a craving for foods you thought you would never try (like broccoli, for example). Well, Fulvio artfully proved that if you don't eat it, you can wear it. At least, in an imaginary world.

So, what's on the menu? Aubergine ballerinas, pasta shoes, candy pumps, rice boots and lentil flip-flops, broccoli, raspberry, parmeggiano, pistachio and blueberry bags, artichoke and leek hats, kiwi watch, fruity and cheese necklaces, sage, salad and marmalade bracelets, chocolate cufflinks, seafood rings and sardines belt. Just need a dress made of some petals or cabbage leaves and a tasteful outfit is ready!

via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
via fashioned by love | Fulvio Bonavia | A matter of taste | photography book of edible fashion creations
These are a few photos to get your imagination going and, if you like them, see the rest here.
Photo source: fulviobonavia.com

Burberry Prorsum: magic snow dust

24/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
Call me  names, but Burberry Prorsum is the only collection that kept me excited about London Fashion Week. You see, I am more a Milan/Paris/Michael Kors kind of girl. I like things classy, chic, simple and sexy. I just don’t do any of this hip-hop-rock-chic-funk style extravaganza.

The Burberry Prorsum, on the other hand, was beautiful. The collection influenced by Jean Shrimpton and early 60s, was sweet, adorable, chic, well-crafted and offered plenty of choice. I fell in love with the tangerine coats, incredibly feminine navy-blue jacket and gorgeous white trench with a black bow. 

I must admit, some of the shapes did remind me of Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2006, the black belt bow was wave from the Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2007 while some of the the other ones looked painfully similar to the Miu Miu’s Fall 2010 collection, but I chose to let thoughts go… I blamed the dust of snow in my eyes.. 

via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
via fashioned by love | Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011
Photo source: Burberry Prorsum Fall/Winter 2011 via fashionising.com

Nadège Du Bospertus: forgotten supermodel

23/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Nadege du Bospertus in ogue Italia September 1997 (photography: Piero Gemelli)
She walked miles of runaways. Her smile shone from pages of Vogue, Elle and Marie Claire. She was a face of Chanel, Escada, Fendi, Strenesse, Levi’s and Missoni, just to name a few. Unique beauty, with dark skin and short hair, she was one of the supermodels, Gianni Versace’s and Giorgio Armani’s muse, and yet not many remember her name these days.

via fashioned by love | Nadege du Bospertus in Vogue Paris December 1989 (photography: Sante D'Orazio)
Nadège Du Bospertus was discovered in 1988, in Paris by a young photographer who sent her pictures to a modeling agency. She was 21. The offer was so tempting that she decided to stop studying economics for a year and try modelling instead.

via fashioned by love | vogue Paris April 1990 (photography: Tiziano Magni)
“If it works, I’ll stay and if not, I’ll go back to school”, she said. The school was soon forgotten as just four months later the French Greek girl found herself in LA shooting a shampoo ad campaign.

Her first magazine editorial was for the cover of the July 1989 issue of 20 ANS, photographed by Barbro Anderson.

via fashioned by love | Nadege du Bospertus in L'Officiel France March 1992 (photography: Jonathan Lennard)
One day she came to Milan for a fashion week. The driver turned out to be a charming Italian. So charming that she ended up spending an entire weekend with him. They fell in love and decided to stay together. Three months later Nadège realised that she was pregnant and 9 months later gave birth to their first son (they now have three, Luigi, Daniel and Mathias).

Her wedding was a fairy-tale dream. Carla Bruni was her made of honour and Christian Lacroix made the wedding dress.

via fashioned by love | Nadege du Bospertus
“I’ve never dreamed of being a model or an actress, but always – of being a mum, having kids and family” was her answer to a question why she decided to leave the world of fashion.
Nadège lives in Milan, with her beautiful family. She didn’t quit modelling, though. Apart from being a judge on Italia’s Next Top model, she also opened and closed the spring-summer 2009 Dsquared2 show in Milan. 

Photo sources: Vogue Italia September 1997 (photography: Piero Gemelli), Vogue Paris December 1989 (photography: Sante D'Orazio), Vogue Paris April 1990 (photography: Tiziano Magni), L'Officiel France March 1992 (photography: Jonathan Lennard)

Stylish quote

22/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Gemma Ward by Corinne Day for Vogue UK October 2005
"It's hard to go with a trend. As soon as it's out, everyone picks it up. It's important to stay try to yourself. Have fun with fashion instead of letting it dictate."

Estella Warren


Photo source: Gemma Ward by Corinne Day for Vogue UK October 2005

Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia

21/02/2011

via fashioned by love | Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)
After staring at these photos of Amber Valletta for what felt like an eternity I simply had to share them with you.

via fashioned by love | Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)
via fashioned by love | Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)
via fashioned by love | Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)
via fashioned by love | Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)
Photo source: Amber Valletta in Vogue Italia July 1997 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Camilla Nickerson)