Beautiful botanicals

28/04/2011


via fashioned by love | Elle US 2006
You know why I love florals so much? Because it feels like wrapping yourself in delicate petals and flowers, especially when the clothes are made of silk, for an extra touch of luxury and incredible cooling sensation so much needed in summer heat.

via fashioned by love | Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Erdem Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Monique Lhuillier Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Matthew Williamson Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Louisa Beccaria Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Julien McDonald Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | A Detacher Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Nanette Lepore Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Vanessa Bruno Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
via fashioned by love | Carlos Miele Spring/Summer 2011 | floral trend
Photo sources: Elle US 2006, Spring/Summer 2006 collections at Dolce&Gabba, Erdem, Monique Lhuillier, Matthew Williamson, Louisa Beccaria, Julien MacDonald, Alberta Ferretti, A Detacher, Nanette Lepore, Vanessa Bruno, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Carlos Miele via stylebistro.com

Stylish quote

27/04/2011

via fashioned by love | eflections of glamour | Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)
"Style is a perfection of a point of view."

Richard Eberhart

Photo source: Reflections of glamour | Vogue Italia March 2008 (photography: Steven Meisel, styling: Edward Enninful)

Nymphs

26/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
Saturated with magic, this dreamy story was captured by Signe Vilstrup for an April issue of Elle Denmark. It is so stunning and special, I just have to add it to my blog and share with you.

via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
via fashioned by love | Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)
Photo source: Judie Rode, Maria Palm Lyduch & Solveig Mork Hansen in Elle Denmark April 2011 (photography: Signe Vilstrup)

This strange world of fashion

25/04/2011

“People are frightened of fashion because it scares them or makes them feel insecure.
On a whole, people say demeaning things about our world is usually because they feel, in some ways, excluded or not a part of the “cool group”, so as a result that just mock it.
Just because you like to put on a beautiful Carolina Herrera dress or a pair of J Brand blue jeans instead of something basic from K-Mart, doesn’t mean that you are a dumb person.
There is something about fashion that can make people very nervous…”
Anna Wintour, The September Issue.

I must confess, I have been addicted to fashion for ages… Not in a way somebody is addicted to labels or a certain item of clothing (although I am definitely a shoe girl). I always found this world fascinating, exciting and incredibly beautiful. To me, fashion has always being a form of wearable art.

Fashion needs style to exist, but at the same time one cannot possibly acquire all the essential elements of her own unique style without fashion because, as a form of art, fashion makes us feel and think.

So as far as the thinking part goes, I truly believe that those who understand and appreciate fashion, cannot possibly be unintelligent or dumb. I’ve seen people, read books and fashion blogs that talk about fashion in a way that takes my breath away. They know the depth of every detail, the holy grail and every line in a “fashion Bible”, metaphorically speaking. No, those who really know fashion do have brains, a part of which I wish I could own.

Although a “dumb personality” is, in some way, also a personality, but it’s not exactly a kind of individuality that most would identify with a true meaning of fashion. Yes, those people may be just as well “in fashion clothes”, but what I always found is that the majority of this fashion crowd pays more attention to labels or costs of the clothes rather than true style or quality. These “fashionistas” always put a smile of my face because often they resemble birds of paradise or Christmas trees.

On the other hand, people do mock fashion because, lets face it, fashion, just as anything, can be a comfort zone for one and a mine field for the other. 

The thought of looking different is almost just as frightening as a thought of being noticed because once people acknowledge your presence you’ve got to make yet another step and say something… or do something… Show off your personality.

And because we are only humans, we try to avoid mine fields as much as we possibly can because walking in one can put us in danger of looking stupid or feeling uncomfortable. So, as human nature intended, we cover our fears with laughter and silly jokes, just so we can make the danger look less scary and make us feel superior and then “put on a lumpy blue sweater” and blend with the crowd.

Would you agree that people who feel that way about fashion often don’t have a true sense of style or much knowledge about the subject? Personally, I think so. I also feel that those ones can be very narrow minded – otherwise they would probably try to discover or learn something new about life or themselves by getting out of the comfort zone. Don’t you think?

So to keep it short, I just want to say that fashion isn’t a joke as some people might think. Fashion is fun. And those who actually want to joke about fashion, still need to know the stuff they are planning to laugh about because there is nothing worse than a bad unintelligent joke.
Sorry for such a long story and if you’ve got to the end of it, please share your opinion and thoughts! 

I’d love to hear what you think.
Photo source: 2c.com.au

Weekend sign off

23/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
Weekend… It’s time to remind yourself that every moment of life is worth living to the full. Do things that make you happy and put a smile on your face. Escape. Even to the nearest park or as far as your heart takes you. Be silly. Be sexy. Be unpredictable and carefree. Sing a song out loud. Do a silly little dance. Make memories. Fall in love with life and yourself all over again.

via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
via fashioned by love | Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in Vogue US May 2011 (photography: Bruce Weber)

Lingerie? Please…

22/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Anja Rubik in Vogue Latin America October 2010 (photography: Marcin Tyszka, styling: Sarah Gore Reeves)
Beautiful lingerie is one thing I would never be able to resist. Once upon a time I fell in love with

Marriage Italian style

21/04/2011

Elle Bride Italia 2010 (photography: David Burton)
Every time I look at these photos, I find it hard to believe this is just an editorial

Stylish quote

20/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen in Muse Summer 2010 (photography: Nino Munoz)
"A woman is closest to being naked when she is well-dressed."
Coco Chanel

Photo source: Gisele Bundchen in Muse Summer 2010 (photography: Nino Munoz)

How do you tie your scarf?

19/04/2011

La vie en rose a la Ines de la Fressange

18/04/2011

via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
Some time ago I posted a picture of Ines de la Fressange’s apartment. And just like anyone totally fascinated by somebody, I was beyond excited to discover an entire collection of photos allowing me to appreciate this place from every corner and in detail. Truly, I am so easy to please sometimes…

via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
via fashioned by love | Ines de la Fressange apartment in Paris
Photo source: theselby.com (click to see more pictures)