Fashion ode to poodles: editorials and stories

31/05/2011

Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia 1991

30/05/2011

via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
My beautiful precious find…

via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
via fashioned by love | Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)
I have a suspicious feeling that the last photo inspired by the Breakfast at Tiffany's is a completely different story, but since both were a part of the same issue, I am going to include it - too gorgeous to leave out.

Photo source: Christy Turlington in Vogue Italia September 1991 (photography: Steven Meisel)

Vogue Paris June 2011 vs Vogue Italia 1989

27/05/2011

Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
As soon I saw first photos from June/July editorial from Vogue Paris I got a feeling of déjà vu. Something looked very familiar in a way Isabeli Fontana was styled by Emmanuelle Alt and photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt)
And then, in a few seconds I realised “Linda!” The beautiful story shot by Mert and Marcus was a fresh intake to the original photographed by Steven Meisel for the February issue of Vogue Italia back in 1989.

Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel) | via fashioned by love
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel) | via fashioned by love
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel) | via fashioned by love
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel)
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel)
Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel)
I’ve always knew that fashions return, but it makes me smile to see the return of editorials, too. It just proves that classics never get out of fashion – all you have to do is to brush some dust off and get them back to their full glory.

Photo source: Isabeli Fontana in Vogue Paris June/July 2011 (photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, styling: Emmanuelle Alt), Linda Evangelista in Vogue Italia February 1989 (photography: Steven Meisel)

Perfect ponytail and side bun

26/05/2011

How to create the perfect pony tail and side bun hair styles - video tutorials
Found these tutorials on L’Oreal youtube channel. Although they seem to require half a litre of hair spray, the process is doable enough even for somebody me, and results look really polished and chic. This is my new practical assessment for the next week. Join me?



Photo source: Harper’s Bazaar

The miracle of being Gisele B.

25/05/2011

via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
This editorial took my breath away. She is a vision, sun-melting beauty, dancing Goddess and timeless glamour woman. She can be everything and anything… And her version of Bridgitte Bardot is my absolute favourite compared to any other ones attempted by various models, actresses and photographers. Apart from the original BB, of course. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did.

via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
via fashioned by love | Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010
Photo source: Gisele Bundchen photographed by Nino Munoz for Muse Summer 2010

Stylish quote

24/05/2011

Natalia Vodianova in State of Grace | Vogue UK 2009 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Lucinda Chambers)
"The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress."

Hubert de Givenchy

Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in State of Grace | Vogue UK 2009 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Lucinda Chambers)

Fashion memories

21/05/2011

Natalia Vodianova & Neva in Field of Dreams | Vogue US November 2008 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington)
The other day I was indulging in a bit of on-line shopping when I suddenly realised how much my choices are influenced by memories. A pair of shoes made of thin colourful leather straps reminded me of the time spent in Lithuania with my parents. Mum bought a pair of summer sandals that I really really loved. I asked her to take good care of the shoes, so they would still look beautiful by the time I am old enough to wear them.

A certain dress made me think of the one that belong to my mum. Hers was made of floaty deep blue floaty fabric covered in tiny white, yellow and pink flowers and pale green leaves generously scattered all over the surface. Mum always commented how comfortable and perfect that dress was for summer…

Natalia Vodianova & Neva in Field of Dreams | Vogue US November 2008 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington)
And come to think of it… I actually remember EVERY dress she had in her wardrobe. It was always more or less my dream wardrobe. I also remember everything I had in my own wardrobe and because, frankly speaking, every piece of clothing is associated with an event, I miss some of them badly and, without realising it fully, try to find pieces that somehow look similar to the “memories”.

Moving countries is always an experience and it forces you to leave some things behind. So in my case, building a new perfect wardrobe is, in some ways, a chance to find those precious moments and capture them in clothes and accessories because nobody can live without the past and the memories as they really make us who we are, including, as it happens, our style and choice of fashions.

Photo source: Natalia Vodianova & Neva in Field of Dreams | Vogue US November 2008 (photography: Mario Testino, styling: Grace Coddington)

Lace

20/05/2011

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From guipure, crocheted, knotted, tape, bobbin, knitted or needle to cutwork or machine-made, lace creates magic. It makes you feel sexy or innocent, almost like an angel. It teases imagination and adorns your skin with beautifully crafted "drawings". It makes you want to dance. It can turn you into a princess. You can add a touch of lace or wear it top to toe (just remember two very important words: "sophistication" and "quality”). Designers are loving lace this season. What about you? Have you got a piece of magic in your wardrobe?

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Photo sources: Marie Claire US March 2011, Brioni, John Rocha, Vogue Novias 2010, Nanette Lepore, Alberta Ferretti, Vogue UK March 2010, Sportmax, Tibi, Elle Russia May 2011, Maurizio Pecoraro, Dolce & Gabbana, Vogue Australia January 2011, Adam, Chanel, Grazia Germany 2011, Tracy Reese, Louisa Beccaria, Numero 2011, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, Vogue 2010, Issa, Erdem, ???, Monque Lhuillier, Emilio Pucci, Elle US April 2011, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Marie Claire Australia 2011, Zac Posen, Alexander McQueen via style.com, Vogue Germany Jan 2010